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*sold out*Plein Air Cityscape Painting (Tuesday PM) August


Instructor: Cole Lyons
Dates: August 8th- August 29th
Times: Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: locations will be shared via email
4 weeks, 4 sessions, class size is limited to 10 students

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In this Cityscape plein air class we will be exploring different parts of the city trying to capture them through our paintings. Whether that’s a moody, geometric, or idyllic scene. Cityscapes are often about how the place resonates with us. Class will include drawing thumbnails/composition designs, color studies and producing paintings. We will look at how to pick out and arrange paintings in a city environment. Class will be taught in acrylic but oil painters and other water-based painters are welcome.

This is a plein air class and thus has the challenges such as heat, rain, finding bathrooms, and getting lost. As we’re outside we will also be working with the constant changing of the light. We’ll look for areas with shade and communicate to navigate these challenges! 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.