Painting outside of a studio on location or en plein air, can be intimidating if you haven’t done it before. Once you do it for a while, many artists don’t want to paint any other way. The goal of this workshop is to give you a set of tools so that you can paint out of doors without trepidation. Rather than painting from a photograph, the out of doors with changing light can give you all the information you need to complete a fabulous painting in a more painterly way. Students will be introduced to topics, such as how to pick a subject or location, how to paint when the light is changing over your painting time, how to choose colors for your paintings, supplies and equipment, and painting in different seasons. What to bring: Art supplies for whatever medium you are most comfortable with. Bring a selection of paints and brushes. You don’t need to bring everything you own. If oils or acrylics, bring whatever size canvass you like to use; however, lots of plein-air painters stick to 16 X 20 or smaller. If you are doing pastels or watercolors, affix your paper to a support such as foam board or particle board. Small sketch book and pencils for doing thumb-nail sketches. Fold up easel or folding chair. Sun hat, and sun screen and insect repellent. Hand wipes such as baby wipes to clean your hands. Paper towels, rolling cart if you have one, or a back pack. You should be able to carry or roll all of your supplies to the location. An open mind! firstname.lastname@example.org #Classes: 1 The exact address and telephone number will be sent to your email after you register.