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Plein Air Landscape Painting (Sat AM) May


Instructor: Cole Lyons
Dates: May 13th- June 3rd
Times: Saturdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: locations will be shared via email
4 weeks, 4 sessions, class size is limited to 10 students

7 spots left


Plein air in May is here! Plein air means painting out in the open air. In other words, outside in the elements. This class will be focused on setting up painters for success in the outdoors! Working with acrylic paint and simplifying shapes, design, and colors. Coming up with composition sketches on the fly that are unique and engaging. Also managing all the materials and trying to plan out a successful approach to setting up for painting outside. Since we as painters generally have less time on location, a plan and implementation to quickly get started is key!

As we’re outside we will be working with fluctuating weather, the time of day, and changing of the light. The morning class could potentially be hotter toward noon, so we’ll look for areas with shade. Meet up locations have been chosen with accessibility and parking in mind. Locations will be local to the Portland area.

A materials list will be provided. Please contact with questions!

About the instructor: Cole is a painter and visual artist based in Portland Oregon. Nature is the biggest influence in Cole’s art especially now that natural disasters are ever increasing with climate change. Making observations, interpretations, and communicating the forms of nature that he thinks should be preserved and cherished is his goal. He wants to create excitement about preservation through visual interest by bringing the feelings and emotions associated in nature. Cole studied illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco and has a Bachelors of Arts in Art History from Portland State University.