Wyatt LeGrand is partly a painter from Bloomfield, Indiana. He currently works from his hometown studio and teaches grades 7-12 at Bloomfield Jr/Sr High School. While attending the same school as a student, Wyatt was acknowledged by the community for his skills as an artist. After graduating high school in 2005, Wyatt made the short journey to Indiana University, where he attained a degree in visual arts education four years later. Wyatt created his very first painting as a college student in 2008. Shortly thereafter, Wyatt discovered plein air painting, had his first solo exhibition, and found good luck participating in several art competitions. In the summer of 2009, Wyatt returned to his hometown and opened LeGrand Art Studio and Gallery. Since his homecoming, Wyatt has dedicated himself to creating artwork in the place he grew up, sharing experiences with his students and members of the community.
About the Class
This class will focus on using plein air painting (painting outdoors from life) as a starting point in the pursuit of style and artistic vision. We'll be using a variety of strategies to better understand how we see/interpret the landscape in an effort to paint beyond subject matter alone. The class is open to all color media and all levels of experience. There will also be plenty opportunities for laughter and shenanigans, in case you're into that sort of thing.