Plein Air with Pastels

Painting outdoors is an invaluable experience for any artist, and especially for those interested in landscape. During this class we will focus on how to make our time outdoors a productive and enjoyable experience. 

We will learn and practice:

- selecting a scene with most potential for a successful painting
- creating a strong composition by simplifying shapes in the landscape 
- using color layering techniques to achieve depth, texture and luminosity

We will discuss how to use our plein air studies and photo reference to create studio work that retains the freshness and spontaneity of a plein air piece. 

Group demos, discussions and individual help will provide the opportunity for growth for students of any skill level.



Instructor: Lana Ballot

Spring Times: Fridays, 10:00am-1:00 pm

Spring Start Date: May 5th

Spring Class Length: 6 Weeks

Spring Price: $330 (Please note, prices are adjusted for late registrants)



Summer Times: Tuesdays, 10:00am-1:00 pm

Summer Start Date: August 8th

Summer Class Length: 4 Weeks

Summer Price: $220 (Please note, prices are adjusted for late registrants)


Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Class size: 4-10

Be sure to check the Class Calendar for closings, holidays and room numbers.