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Plein Air Painting
4-Session Weekend Course
Saturday, September 7 to 28, 2019 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Learn the secrets of plein air landscape and architectural painting while on location in the beautiful surroundings of Smithsonian gardens. Students learn how to use line, color, light, and shape to create a well-designed composition. They learn to refine their observational techniques in order to capture the atmosphere of working outdoors. The class explores impressionist and post-impressionist techniques such as paint mixing, working with a limited palette, brushwork, layering, color theory, and composition.
Instructor: Michelle René Cobb
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World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit*
4 sessions, 3.5 hours each
*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)