“Plein Air” is the French term for drawing and painting a view that the artist sees outside, on-site, usually at an easel. Painter Claude Monet is probably the most well-known artist to do so, capturing the light and color in his environment with small brushstrokes (starting the art movement which would be called “Impressionism”)
Students will be experiencing, hands-on, how to capture space on a 2-D surface, by their composition, and learning about proportion and basic perspective.
Students will receive a complimentary copy of the book “Drawing Your Day”, for the series. If inclement weather, we will work from the large picture windows in the VisArts’ classrooms. Students should dress warmly, and it is suggested to
bring a cushion or lightweight camp chair for sites that do not have benches or walls to sit on as well as sunglasses if it is sunny, to cut down on glare. All art materials will be provided.
Please use the Notes section on the registration form to list any accommodations you will need during the class.
Art by Giang Ho. “unnamed (8) (1)”