Plein Air Summer Studio
Plein Air Painting is the practice of taking the act of painting out of doors and working with the natural environment, landscape, weather, wind, and time in the community. Landscape paintings tend to be the main focus of the practice historically and will be the main focus in our course. Architecture paintings and preliminary drawings as well as informal and formal critiques, peer to peer and teacher to student, will also be an important portion of the course work. Beginning with studying the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist movements and carrying through to more contemporary practices will help students see the art historical relationship plein air painting has to art making, history, and more importantly to their lives.