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Painting Mountains & Rivers: Beginner Plein Air (Outdoor)

June 11, 2022


With professional painter, Melanie Barash Levitt.

In this one day BEGINNER outdoor oil painting workshop, (acrylics can also be used but I suggest open acrylics that dry slower) students will enjoy the process of setting up an easel outdoors and painting the beautiful White Mtn. landscape “en plein air.” We will meet on location and focus on painting mountains and rivers. Through demonstration and individual attention in oils, students will learn how to distill the important information from their observation and translate it onto the canvas. Melanie will address the importance of sketching, how to create depth & light in a painting, composition, color mixing, and other tips for painting outdoors.

All this will be taught in an understandable step by step process which will lead students to improve their ability to see the landscape and create a finished painting in a short time. This class is suitable for the total beginner or the intermediate student who wants to learn how to paint outdoors. Students will complete at least one painting. We rent out a limited number of French plein air easels for an additional $35 for the weekend.  We will work with a very limited palette of paints and students will be responsible for bringing their own supplies. (see list below) Locations TBD .

Saturday,  June 11, 9am-4:pm, $165 (This class is also open to high school students)

*Rain date, Sunday June 12


Jackson Art
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Jackson Art Studio and Gallery
155 Ridge Road
Jackson, NH 03846
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(603) 387-3463
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