Plein Air or On-Location
(Oct. 2017) [Part A]

Welcomes drawers, painters, and pastelists with some experience or who have taken the 'Introduction to Plein Air' class. The setup will vary slightly depending on your medium. We work from observation in outdoor or "en Plein Air" painting. Bring your supplies to different locations throughout Tucson, where you will learn to see shapes of color and light to quickly gather the information that can help your studio work or simply record your out-of-door experiences. Either way, Plein air is a healthy and rewarding way to improve memory and absorb some vitamin D!

Artwork by Meredith Milstead

We will conclude each class with a group feedback session to help you understand how others interpret your work and give hints on how to improve and get your message across. Typical Plein air scenes include Natural Landscapes, water, plant portraits, animals, historic buildings, churches, cityscapes, and even outdoor still-life setups.

Meets: Friday Mornings, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Dates: Oct. 20 & 27, 2017
Location: On-Location, Instructor will announce the location before the start of the course and may include Catalina State Park, Sweetwater Wetlands, Molino Basin Mt. Lemmon, San Xavier Mission, Barrio Santa Rosa, Tohono Chul Park, Christopher Columbus Park, Saguaro East, Rillito River and more!

Instructor: Meredith Milstead
Format: Demonstration, lecture, & one-on-one instruction provided during hands-on practice.
Level: Beginner to intermediate. All levels are welcome!

Medium: Oil Painting, Pastel or Pastel Pencils
Technique: Painting en Plein Air with an approach to painting from life outdoors, including logistics and setup. Note: Setup will vary, depending on your medium
Materials: The instructor will email the materials list before the first day of class.

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