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A28 Plein Air Painting: Keep it Simple

The key to painting outdoors, or en plein air, is to simplify! This will be our mantra for the class. It is harder than you might think. Some of the most important work begins even before the brush touches the canvas. How do I simplify what I see? Why do I want to paint this scene? How do I start? How do I decide what is important and what is not? These important questions and more will be addressed in a fun and non-judgmental class format. We’ll paint outside, as weather allows. All painting mediums are welcome.

Plein Air Painting Keep It Simple Syllabus & Supply List

Ages 16-Adult

Instructor: Dena Peterson

FAC Member Price: $130

Non-Member Price: $145



Class Dates:

July 10 – 31


9 a.m.-12 p.m.

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4 sessions

Class Categories:

Beginning, Painting


Bemis School of Art

818 Pelham Place

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Ages 16-Adult



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