The Latrobe Art Center is still accepting registrations for the Oil Painting Demonstration with Stephen Haynes which will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 30.

Participants will learn new oil painting techniques and skills during a demonstration by the outdoor artist.

Haynes is a multidisciplinary artist and plein air painter currently living in Irwin. A lifelong artist, Haynes grew up amid the beaches and towns of Southern California, surfing, skateboarding, playing in punk bands, and creating flyers and t-shirts for the same. Summers were spent in rural West Virginia where the artist rode bicycles and fished in mountain streams. This dual upbringing gave the artist an appreciation for things old and new, a love of the natural world, and a sense of rebellion.

Showing his work publicly for over 20 years, Haynes has dabbled in most art forms at one time or another. In her current work, the artist uses vibrant oil colors, blended on canvas, to convey light, shadow and form through a thick impasto brush, evoking movement and abstract qualities.

Haynes holds an associate’s degree in graphic communications from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and served as art director between 2011 and 2020 for Rotating Mass Media, publisher of earth cloth and Bike timetables magazines. Haynes is an iconic member of the American Impressionist Society, and his work can be found in a number of private collections. The artist participates in some of the most prestigious outdoor competitions in the country and is represented by the Trippe Gallery in Easton, Maryland.

Registration for the demo is mandatory; call the Latrobe Art Center at 724-537-7011.

Registered participants must be paid in full to guarantee a place in the class.


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