Historic Apalachicola

Welcome to the Apalachicola School of Art

We are so pleased that you are coming to enjoy a wonderful workshop with artist Lori Putnam. If we can be of any assistance, please contact us at 1-855-APALACH (1-855-272-5224). Provided below are details of your workshop, an agenda and directions.

Tentative Itinerary

Painting en Plein Air Along Florida’s Forgotten Coast
Oct. 7, 8, 9
Apalachicola School of Art
86 Water Street
Apalachicola, FL
(Note: Apalach is in the Eastern Time Zone. All times listed are Eastern)
Fri. 8:45 a.m. meet at Apalachicola School of Art 
9:00-10:15 opening demo and discussion in Apalachicola
10:15-12:15 instructor assisted morning painting session in Apalachicola
12:30-1:30 Lunch (bring a sack lunch or join me at  "Verandas" on the corner of Avenue D and Market Street (above the Verison Store).
1:30-4:30 or 5:00 instructor assisted afternoon painting session in Apalachicola
Dinner on your own
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Sat. 8:45 a.m. meet at Apalachicola School of Art for immediate departure
9:00-12:00 instructor assisted morning painting session on St. George Island
12:30-1:45 Lunch (bring a sack lunch or join me at Captain Snook’s Restaurant, 500 E. Hwy 98 Eastpoint, FL)
1:45-3:45 instructor assisted afternoon painting session on Hwy 98 (near Capt. Snook’s)
3:45-5:00 demo and Q&A time
Dinner on your own
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Sun. 8:45 a.m. meet at Apalachicola School of Art for immediate departure
9:15-12:00 morning painting session at Cape San Blas (Salinas Park off Cape San Blas Rd Port St Joe, FL) 
12:15-1:30 Lunch (bring a sack lunch or join me at the Raw Bar in Indian Pass, 8391 Indian Pass Rd Port St Joe, FL)
1:30-4:00 afternoon painting session in Indian Pass (near the Raw Bar)
4:30-5:30 final critique and wrap up at Riverfront Park across from Apalachicola School of Art 
6:00-? Group dinner with guests and friends at Up the Creek, 313 Water St.
Apalachicola, FL (Optional. Please let me know if you plan to attend.) (WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO ATTEND IF POSSIBLE)
This schedule is tentative and dependent upon weather conditions.
Due to the different curves and angles of coastline in this region, both sunrise and sunset can be viewed. Here is a schedule for anyone who wants to take advantage of the most spectacular times of the day.
Friday, Oct. 6

Sunrise: 7:36 am

Sunset: 7:21 pm

Sat., Oct. 7

Sunrise: 7:36 am

Sunset: 7:20 pm

Sun., Oct. 8

Sunrise: 7:37 am

Sunset: 7:19 pm

Supply List

 BASICS:
· Portable plein air easel/equipment: All of your supplies should fit comfortably in one bag or backpack and be lightweight enough for you to carry on your own. If you do not currently own portable equipment, please email me for more information. I am happy to assist you in making a decision on what type of easel to purchase for your needs. (Freestanding painting easel, French-style easel, Soltek, or pochade such as OpenBox M, Guerilla, EasyL, etc.)
· Wooden (or other neutral-toned) mixing palette (Do not use white, disposable palette pages!)
· Oil Paints (please pay particular attention to the brands listed):
Except in BEGINNING classes, you may bring any color palette you are comfortable with using. I use a basic palette, limiting my colors to the following specific brands. Using fewer tubes of paint lightens my backpack and provides dependable color mixtures. Choose from one of these basic palettes.
o Cad Red Deep Hue (Winton #6)
o Ultramarine Blue (Winton #21)
o Cad Yellow Medium (Gamblin)
o Titanium White (Gamblin, Grumbacher, M. Graham, or other)
OR, Blue Ridge Oil Paints (available at http://blueridgeartist.com) ask for Putnam Workshop Discount!
o Cadmium Yellow Deep
o Pyrol Red
o Ultramarine Blue
o Titanium White
· Brushes:
About half-dozen, high quality brushes will do. Any mixture of the following:
o Utrecht brights and Silver Brush Grand Prix filberts, extra long filberts, flats, and rounds in sizes 4, 6, 8
o A few small sable or soft synthetic brushes (flats, angles, and riggers) for detail.
o A few different types of palette knives.
· Canvas Panels:
I prefer working on canvas panels (not stretched canvases) when painting en plein air. Depending on your level of experience and how fast you paint, bring 8x10, 9x12, 11x14, or larger panels, two to four for each day.
· Other:
o Wet canvas carriers such as PanelPak, Raymar box, Handy Porter, or one that is part of your pochade.
o Plein Air umbrella (optional)
o Small sketchpad and pencil
o EMPTY, sealable, non-breakable, spill-proof (clamp-lid) container for mineral spirits (such as the metal Anderson, Holbein, or Martin Universal)
o Liquin or M. Graham walnut alkyd medium (optional, makes the paint dry more rapidly for ease in packing)
o Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS) IF TRAVELING BY PLANE, OMS should be purchased at your final destination. DO NOT PACK AND BRING. IT IS ILLEGAL TO BRING OMS ON FLIGHTS.
o Paper towels and plastic grocery bags (for trash)
o Sense of humor

For your physical comfort:
· Dress in layers, or bring a change of clothes, to adjust as weather changes
· Wear neutral-colored top or jacket
· Hat, visor, or umbrella for sun or rain
· Long sleeves/pants
· Bug spray
· Sunscreen
· Comfortable shoes, or a chair or stool
· Bring plenty of bottled water

For “Paint Packing Tips,” visit the WORSHOPS tab at www.loriputnam.com

Final Payments

For those of you with a balcnce due, please bring a check made to the City of Apalachicola/HCA for the balcance of $175. We will finalize payments upon arrival on Friday morning. 

Directions

Those traveling from the west ( Panama City/ Port St. Joe), take US Hwy 98, heading East into Apalachicola, go to the "flashing" caution light in downtown, and proceed straight to the riverfront. The School of Art is located on the second floor of the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, which is on the right side at the corner of Water Street and Avenue E.

Those traveling from the East ( Tallahassee/Carrabelle), take US Hwy 98, heading West into Apalachicola, when you come off the bridge, go to the "flashing" caution light in downtown, and turn right, proceed straight to the riverfront. The School of Art is located on the second floor of the Apalachicola Center for History, Culture and Art, 86 Water Street, which is on the right side at the corner of Water Street and Avenue E.