“Plein Air” is the French term for drawing and painting outside, usually at an easel. Painter Claude Monet is probably the most well-known artist to work this way, Pictured here is a painting by early 20th-century artist Robert Strong Woodward who did many window paintings.
Nowadays since several people may be in quarantine, or unable to travel to VisArts, you’ll be setting up a place to work by a window in your home and joining us on Zoom. We encourage students from other states and countries! Beginners welcome.
Students will be doing a sketch first in regular pencil and colored pencil, working out the main contour lines, verticals, horizontals, and colors that you see. Then you will set up on a larger paper (at least 11” x 14” ) to use either watercolor pencil or straight watercolors, your choice. We will have a demo, independent work time, and sharing at the end.
Watercolors or Watercolor Pencils
Instruction will be provided through the Zoom platform. Students will need to have a webcam and the ability to download zoom on their computer, phone, or tablet. Once you register for the class, you will be sent an e-mail with the Zoom URL to log in to the class. Please provide a correct and viable e-mail address when registering as this is how you receive your link.
Please use the Notes section on the registration form to list any accommodations you will need during the class.