Patterson to teach workshop on ‘The Painting within the Photo’

Gallery One in Ocean View this week announced it will offer a two-day workshop “Plein Air Tune-Up” with artist Bill Patterson on June 14 and 15, from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Patterson will teach “The Painting within the Photo.”

Artists who have had “artist block” or found themselves staring at the big white canvas and not knowing what to paint will find the course is targeted at jogging their creativity and teaching them to use a different way of seeing, so that they can get the most out of their reference photographs as a starting point for paintings.

The workshop will cover center of interest, color theory, composition, study of values, paint handling and more. The fee is $80, and the workshop is open to beginner, intermediate and experienced students.

Patterson received his formal education from Rowan University, the University of the Arts, and Studio Incamminatti in Philadelphia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in art education and a master’s degree in teaching. His work has been featured in Delaware Beach Life, the Metropolitan Magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Gallery One is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located at 32 Atlantic Avenue in Ocean View. For more information, visit or call (302) 537-5055.