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Plein Air Painting - 6 weeks

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Throughout history, the dramatic potential of changing light and those expressive possibilities have captivated artists such as Whistler, Van Gogh, Ryder, and Turner. In this course for students of all levels, explore painting techniques for capturing light and atmosphere in the plein air landscape. The inherent simplicity of this approach offers unique opportunities for success with quick studies, as well as with more extended compositions. After mastering the basics of depicting form through value, students will explore the nuances of color palettes and paint application to render the emotive qualities of the landscape. Outside assignments will challenge the student to explore different light situations throughout the day.

The class will travel to various local painting sites to work outdoors. In case of inclement weather, class will take place indoors at the Visual Arts Center as scheduled.  

The recommended paint medium for this course is oil paint, but all media are welcome. The French-style Julian easel is also recommended. 

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Class Details

6 Session(s)
Weekly - Tue

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

Duane Lutsko 



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
7/16/2024 - 8/20/2024 Weekly - Tue 04:00 PM - 06:30 PM Summit, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey  Map Duane Lutsko