Pop-Up Plein Air Painting
(please see map/link below)
Thursday September 14th, 2023
Come spend the morning outdoors learning landscape painting basics. En Plein Air (French for painting outdoors) is a unique arts experience, going back centuries and made into a fine art form by the French Impressionists, trying to capture the changing ephemeral light. It’s a wonderful feeling to slow down, observe, and appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.
Enjoy the beautiful isthmus roadway area of Lowenwood (see map for specific details, as the campus is over 1200 acres) with a gorgeous lake on one side and a beautiful bog on the other. McCall will give layered instructions and demos, with plenty of time to paint on your own in between, with her coming around to each person to help.
Beginners welcome (and encouraged!) All supplies and tools will be included, though participants should wear clothes to paint in or a smock, bring a lawn chair if you’d prefer to sit, and sunscreen/bug spray if needed. A hat is also highly recommended! Basically, anything you’d need to be outside for a couple of hours..water, coffee, snacks, wine in a water bottle (wink) etc. We will be using water-based oil paints, and they will stain clothes, so make sure it’s something you don’t mind getting paint on (because you will, somehow, even if you’re careful..)
Bathroom facilities – there will be a bathroom within a short walking distance
If the weather is too severe to hold the class, refunds will be made.
McCall Hocking is the LOLA Arts Marketing Communications Coordinator. She is a former high school art teacher, an avid painter, and a mom of two kiddos under 6 fueled by coffee and anxiety. She loves plein air because it’s a relaxing way of enjoying both art and nature, two of her favorite things, and likes noticing shadows and shape and experimenting with color mixing.
MAPS to roadway location on Lowenwood campus
Location dropped pin on Apple Map
Plein Air Lowenwood
9:00 am - 1:00 pm