Plein Air Painting – Capturing the Colors of Fall

Six-Week Class

Saturday, October 2 – November 6, 2021

Cost: $130 per session

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Class Sessions
6 Weeks

Dates of Class:  Saturday
October 2 – November 6, 2021

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Instructor: Barbara Harris

Location:  Art Studio A, 3rd Floor at SCCA for the first meeting, then various locations

Ages:  Adults

Supplies: If this is your first time Plein Air painting experience, it is recommended that you bring the supplies you have to get started.  You may not want to purchase additional supplies until after the first class, as the instructor will go over which materials you may need.

Suggested Supplies:  Paints, Oils or Acrylics:  Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Titanium White.

Brushes:  Flats or Filburt in #4, #6, and #8.

Canvas Boards:  Suggested sizes 1 -2 per class.  8×10, 9×12, 11×14, 12×16.

Palette- Paper pad or wood   Brush cleaner for oil paints; container for water for acrylic.  Paper towels.

Portable Easel


Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: En plein air, or plein air painting, is the act of painting outdoors. This method contrasts with studio painting or academic rules that might create a predetermined look. Definition: denoting or in the manner of a 19th-century style of painting outdoors, or with a strong sense of the open air, that became a central feature of French impressionism.

Plein Air Painting – Capturing the Colors of Fall