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Impressionism in the Franciscan Monastery Gardens: Cézanne-Inspired En Plein Air Landscape Intensive - In Person

2 Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

2 sessions from August 12 to August 19, 2023
Code: 1V00XE
Meet at the arcade outside the Monastery
14th St & Quincy St NE; Metro: Brookland/CUA
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Materials for this program

By Sandra Gobar

The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America is one of Washington, D.C.’s hidden treasures and stands as a meditative oasis of peace. Capture the nuances of the natural light with water-based oils, watercolors, or acrylic paints on canvas as Impressionist artists would. This landscape painting intensive experience focuses on assisting students to examine the gardens as if through Cézanne’s eyes and then to develop their own Impressionistic interpretation.

The workshop includes teacher-led demonstrations and lectures on color theory, optical color mixing, and landscape composition. For inspiration, works by Cézanne are viewed and discussed. Exhibiting respect for the gardens, students use only water-based solvents and paints. Students should have basic drawing and painting skills.

Special Program Information

  • The instructor is Sandra Gobar.
  • This program includes 2 sessions, 6 hours each.
  • NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, August 11, 2023.

General Information

  • This studio arts program is in person and will not be recorded.
  • Please refer to the "Materials for this program" section for any applicable supply list information and/or special documents for this program.
  • Please note our Health and Safety guidance for this in-person program.
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