Plein-Air Painting with Pat Brodowski

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Plein-Air Painting with Pat Brodowski

Learn to paint in the great outdoors!

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Period Four
2:30 pm
Period Three
1:00 pm
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Plein-Air Painting means exciting dynamic painting on locations where we will interpret the landscape with brush and knife. We will compose paintings by studying color and value and interpret our excitement with painterly marks of energy and texture. This is how the impressionists captured the fresh look of sunlight and changing weather in a single session. We will compare and discuss materials and methods during the class. Every day we will start a new painting, to have four or five for our Student Art Show. If you’ve always wanted to try painting, and love being outdoors, this course is for you. Absolute beginners are welcome.

Class limit: 10 students, ages 16 and up

NOTE: Materials for painting are readily available online from Dick Blick, Jerry’s Artarama, and your local Michaels and Walmart stores. Contact the instructor with questions:

Materials fee of $100 for a portable plein-air painting kit includes:

  • new paint
  • brushes
  • palette and box
  • painting panels
  • compositional aids

Instructor will distribute supplies on first day of class.

NOTE: If you are an experienced painter and have most of this equipment, please contact Pat to discuss an alternative Materials fee.

Students should bring:

  • Collapsible photo tripod with a quick-release plate, recommended
  • Sketchbook and soft pencil
  • Cellphone for camera
  • Viva paper towels or rags
  • Apron and Gloves for painting, a hat, bug repellant, sturdy shoes, drink & snack
  • Lightweight camp chair if you cannot stand for two hours.
  • Daypack/ bag to carry your supplies

Something For Everyone

Schedule a week or two, or three! Or, just sprinkle some classes in between other commitments.

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