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1-day Workshop: Painting the Landscape and/or Still Life “en plein air”

September 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm


For beginning and intermediate plein air painters that want to learn the process and best practices for painting outdoors in the landscape (“en plein air”). There will be a wide choice of subject here, including a still life set up on a picnic table. 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 at China Camp State Park in San Rafael. The specific meeting location will be emailed to you in advance of the workshop.

There will be a limit of 8 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.

Cost of workshop: $80. This amount is refundable in full up 2 weeks prior to the workshop.

The fee for students who would like to sign up for 4 workshops (plein air or studio workshops)between now and the end of 2018 is $240 for 4 workshops to be paid in advance of all 4. This comes out to $60 per workshop.

Please contact me through the Contact page on this site regarding registration.


September 25, 2018
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Bruce Katz


China Camp State Park
San Rafael, CA + Google Map