Florida Art Education Association

Do You Want to Be Plein Air Painting and Residency Ready?

Saturday, October 10, 2015 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Naples Grande Beach Resort: Orchid 3 

Audience: All

Patricia Cummins will describe her fifteen year creative journey from plein air painter to National Park Resident Artist. This workshop begins with a slide lecture outlining Pat's successful steps taken and resulting in her selection to fifteen invitational residencies. Pat will also demonstrate her plein air techniques with pastel and oil, and participants will paint plein air on the sandy beach of the Gulf of Mexico. Participants will view presentation at hotel conference room and then be prepared to work en plein air on the beach. Limited pastel materials will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring art materials of choice. Hat, water and sunscreen required.


Big Cypress National Preserve Residency 2011

Mrs. Patricia Cummins 

Retired

Born in New York, Patricia Cummins completed her undergraduate studies at Queens College, NYC. Upon graduation she relocated to Miami. Her graduate and post graduate studies continued at FIU. She has taught art for thirty-six years at M-DCPS, and was an adjunct professor at Barry University. She's been selected to serve residencies at eleven United States National Park Artist-in-Residence programs. She has studied art and art education, and has painted in Italy, France, China, Ireland and Central America. Her work is featured in collections throughout the US. This year Patricia became ambassador of the arts where her paintings were selected for exhibition at The American Embassy in Africa. Her philosophy of teaching is to be the most productive role model possible for her students and colleagues. She's dedicated her time coordinating student exhibitions, presenting DAEA & FAEA workshops, and providing the best curriculum to her students at Palmetto Elementary School.