Landscape Workshop Set For Feb. 12

Published 4:00 pm Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Artist and educator Majorie Perrin will give a workshop “Landscape Painting” on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Studio in Winston Hall, 179 Via Sacra on the Hampden-Sydney College Campus. This workshop, sponsored by Central Virginia Arts, a partner of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, has been organized by the VMFA Office of Statewide Partnerships.

How do artists capture the mood and light effects in landscape? In this workshop, participants will explore how to use color and form to create an expressive landscape painting. A demonstration shows how to see color and simple shapes as a starting point and how to create atmospheric perspective and depth while developing individual styles. (Students should be prepared to work outdoors if the mild weather and location permit or from their own photographs if the class is indoors, preferably an 8″ x 10″ photo or larger.) All supplies will be provided. High school students through adults are invited to participate.

Marjorie Perrin has been painting and teaching in Richmond, since 1985. She graduated with honors from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1984 and received awards for landscape painting in oil and figurative work in watercolor. She has been awarded two fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She studied at the Art Students League of New York, The Frudakis Academy of Sculpture, Virginia Commonwealth University and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Since 2005 she has studied with Portrait Artist Cedric Egeli and his wife Joanette in Edgewater, MD, and Provincetown, MA.

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Marjorie has been teaching at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School since 1989. She has also taught at The Visual Arts Center of Richmond, John Tyler Community College and the Torres School of Sculpture. She lives just outside Richmond with her husband Parke Smith and her two sons Zane and Nate.

Galleries in Richmond where her work has been exhibited include Crossroads Art Center, The Artworks Gallery, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Studio School, The Anderson Gallery, The Cramer Center Gallery, The Eric Schindler Gallery, The Christian Brydon Gallery, The Lodan Gallery, The Florence Gallery, The Richmond Center, and The Bank of America Gallery. Her works are included in numerous private and corporate collections in Richmond including: The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, C.S.X. Corporation, E.R. Carpenter Corp., The Medical College of Virginia, Mutual Assurance, and Media General.

Galleries in Charlottesville and Portsmouth, and in Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania has also exhibited her work. Perrin's website is

The cost of the workshop is $15 for CVA members, $25 for non-members, and $10 for students (with ID). CVA membership may be obtained at an additional $15 per person or $20 per couple or family. The maximum number of participants is 15. Reservations must be made and workshop fees received by Wednesday, Feb. 2.

To make reservations or to get additional information, contact Marianne Dennison, CVA vice-president at (434) 392-6804.