Bringing the Outside In: Painting Workshop with Larry DeGraff

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It’s not unusual to find Larry DeGraff at the end of a dirt road, brush in hand, trying to capture the light unique to that place and time. His goal: to share the beauty all around that we are too busy to see.

Larry showed impressive artistic talent at a young age and developed his skills towards a career in illustration. He eventually built a client list that included Warner Brothers and the Walt Disney Company. In the midst of tight deadlines and constant revisions, Larry missed the joy of creating that he remembered from childhood and began to paint for himself. He found inspiration in the Impressionists and the Hudson River School. Along with studio work he committed to painting outdoors which he found both a fast track for creative growth and a good excuse to be outside. In 2011 Larry left his job as a Hallmark Cards artist to pursue painting fine art full time. He has since won many awards in juried national exhibitions and competed in over 50 plein air events. He is represented by galleries in Missouri, Kansas and Colorado. His work has been featured in Southwest Art and Plein Air Magazine. Larry and his wife Gina live in Ozark, Missouri.

July 11-12, 2019
9:30 am to 4:00 pm (lunch included)
Class price is $200

Painting the landscape directly from life or “plein air’ is ideal but it is not always possible. We will be looking at ways to bring the richness of painting outdoors back into the studio. Through discussions, painting demonstrations and one-on-one instruction, you will go beyond copying photos and learn to paint better landscapes in indoors.

To sign-up for this painting the landscape workshop taught by a skilled painter, call the Museum at (816) 233-7003 or sign-up online below.

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Want to see Larry DeGraff in action?  Stop by the AKMA on July 9 & 10 anytime from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  He will be recreating a very special painting…A Venetian Balcony by William Merritt Chase.  You are welcome to come and watch as DeGraff makes a Master Copy in the Gallery.