Assateague Island National Seashore
Assateague Island National Seashore
7206 National Seashore Lane
Berlin, MD 21811
Phone: 410-641-1441
Toll Free: 800-365-2267
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Want to live on the edge? Visit a place recreated each day by ocean wind and waves. Life on Assateague Island has adapted to an existence on the move. Explore sandy beaches, salt marshes, maritime forests and coastal bays. Rest, relax, recreate and enjoy some time on the edge of the continent.
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Valid Dates:

11/11/17 - 11/12/17

Free Entry on November 11th and 12th

 Free Entrance Celebrating the National Parks 100 Year Birthday on November 11th and 12th!

October 27 `17
Plein Air Workshop: Painting Wild Horses from Life
Assateague Island National Seashore
AIA hosts Karen McLain to lead a three-day plein air Painting Workshop at Assateague Island National Seashore October 27-29, 2017; 9am to 5pm daily.  Limited to 12, participants will discover techniques for painting the horse quickly and fluidly from life.   We will observe effects of how sunlight affects the coat, overcome the difficulties of painting a moving subject and coping with the problems inherent in painting outdoors. Daily demonstrations will focus on painting the horse, beginning with emphasis on major compositional shapes. I will guide the students through application of value and color in rapidly changing light and movement.  Students will be guided through the process of observing, painting and learning from wild horses to enrich studio work. 
Included in the workshop is a session on photographing wild horses for effective reference material, with Meredith Hudes-Lowder of Equus ferus Wild Horse Photography. Techniques will cover making the best of the light source, point of view and perspective, composition and discussion on editing programs. Tips on making the most out of your field experience will be provided.
Each student will receive a reference packet featuring painting and photography information. Demonstrations and individual attention will be provided.
Join us for a very rewarding painting experience as you take advantage of the beauty that surrounds, and learn photography techniques that will improve your studio paintings as well
Portable equipment in required – Students will be working outdoors with wild horses in their natural setting.  A suggested materials list will be provided upon registration.
Artists have long painted outdoors, working in natural light to see and to be inspired by nature while immersed in its element. Join us for a very rewarding experience as you take advantage of the beauty that surrounds us and capture it on canvas!  To learn more about Karen and her body of work visit  To learn more about Meredith and to view her images visit
“Painting wild horses from life is the foundation for the work I do in the studio. I want to express the power, beauty and bonds that I see manifest in wild horses. The freedom, risk and challenge that are inherent in living wild in nature are reflected in my process of working from life. They are not solely paintings of horses, but reflected communication of their experience and our journey.” --Karen McLain
Registration for this class is $300 and includes all instruction sessions, use of classroom space, drinks and snacks.  Lodging and meals are not provided in the registration fee.  Information on lodging options is available upon request and include camping on the island and hotel accommodations are available within 10 miles of Assateague Island National Seashore in the towns of Berlin, West Ocean City, and Ocean City, Maryland.
Spaces will be filled on a first come first served basis.  Registrations received by mail will be processed in order of postmark date.  Once registered, you will receive a receipt as confirmation followed by detailed workshop information.  Cancellation Policy:  For all cancellations made by registered participants, AIA will retain a $25 administrative fee.  If AIA cancels the workshop participants will receive a full refund.
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