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1-day Workshop in Alameda: Painting the Landscape “en plein air”

September 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


For beginning and intermediate plein air painters that want to learn to the process and best practices for painting outdoors in the landscape (“en plein air”). I will work with you individually in a hands-on, step-by-step fashion, guiding you from the start to finish of your painting. I’ll focus on aspects of the process including composition, drawing, color, value and paint handling. The class goal is that you’ll leave with confidence and knowledge to continue to develop as a plein air painter. I’ll begin with a demonstration painting to get the class started, followed by participants setting up and painting their own subjects.

The location will be will be somewhere in Alameda (TBD). The specific meeting location will be emailed to you in advance of the workshop. There will be a limit of 10 students in the workshop.

Materials: A materials list will be emailed to you once you’ve registered, in advance of the workshop. In addition to paints, medium (such as turpentine), canvases and brushes, you will need to bring a portable easel. Please let the Frank Bette Center for Arts in Alameda know if you’ll need to borrow any plein air equipment.

Cost of workshop: $80 for non-members of the art center and $75 for members. The Frank Bette Center for the Arts refund policy is stated on their website.

For registration, please go to http://www.frankbettecenter.org/classes.html.


September 23, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Bruce Katz


Frank Bette Center for the Arts
1601 Paru St
Alameda, CA 94501 United States
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(510) 523-6957