John Cook










9am – 12pm

Hull Art Academy

Rockledge Park in Grapevine Texas

Mary Hull, 972.394.6111

$75  + Entrance to the park is $5 per vehicle.



John Cook

November 9, 30th, 2018


All levels of painters with life drawing experience

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John Cook will be demonstrating and teaching the classic skill of painting Plein air “in the open air”. The practice of painting outdoors from a box easel goes back to the French Impressionists days of painting light and its changing qualities while experiencing the peacefulness of the outdoors. John Cook will be teaching two classes a month for the Hull Art Academy. When weather is permitting, the class will be off site at different locations around the DFW area. Date and locations will be posted at the beginning of each semester. When it is raining or snowing, the class will be indoors at the Hull Art Academy and will be focused on Alla Prima painting (Italian, meaning at first attempt), it is a painting technique, used mostly in oil painting, in which layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint. It allows for a looser and more direct feel to the painting.



The cost of the class is 75 per class and the money is paid either online through the donation button or at the Hull Art Academy. A student’s spot is confirmed with payment. The Hull Art Academy does have field easels to loan for the time of the class. Please contact the academy on availability of the easels.



Location for the workshop will be at Rockledge Park in Grapevine Texas. Entrance to the park is $5 per vehicle.  If interested, please contact Mary Kearney Hull at 972.394.6111 or email



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FALL Semester II:  NOV 4 - Dec 21, 2019

Winter Semester:  Jan 6 - Feb 22, 2020

Spring I:   Feb. 24 - April 18, 2020

Spring II:   April 20 - June 6, 2020

Summer:   June 8 - Aug. 1, 2020

Fall I:    Aug. 3 - Sept. 19, 2020

Fall II:   Sept. 21 - Nov 7, 2020

Mini Winter session: Nov 9 - Dec. 19, 2020

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