Workshop with Tiffanie Mang
Description: In this one-day plein air gouache workshop, we will be focusing on capturing the landscapes around us in small 5”x7” studies. Students will practice using a 1-inch flat brush to focus on brush economy, shape language, and simplification before detail. We will practice doing small value studies first and then dive into doing color studies. The goal of this workshop is to allow students to familiarize with the medium from the bottom up and solidify their skills in value and composition so that they can create beautiful paintings with any color palette!
Tiffanie will be demoing how to do value and color studies en plein air and explain the fundamentals of how lighting and color relationships depend on composition and value to tie a piece together.
Tiffanie is an illustrator, concept artist, and plein air artist from San Diego. She studied at the University of Southern California, graduating with a BA in Animation and Digital Arts. Aside from working in the animation industry, her biggest passion is plein air painting and painting landscapes traditionally in oils, where she loves to explore the possibilities of how she can use this skill as well in digital media, animation and film.
In 2016, Tiffanie worked as a painter animator on Loving Vincent, the world’s first fully hand painted feature film in oils, which was also a 2018 Oscar nominee for Best Animated Feature. Flying over to Gdansk, Poland to take an animation test in May, she worked on the film for 6 months after passing testing and training. It was an absolutely incredible experience that changed the direction of her life. Being surrounded by so many talented international fine artists, Tiffanie knew that when she went back to the states, she had to somehow pursue her passion for fine art more and make it a reality.
That is why now after living in LA for 7 years and working as a freelance concept artist for various companies, Tiffanie moved back to San Diego, where she has own studio at Art on 30th. In her free time, Tiffanie is always plein air painting in gouache, oils, or teaching classes and workshops.