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California Impressionism: Plein Air Painting
6 Weeks | $215 | In-Class

Capture the essence of the California landscape using the impressionist techniques of rapid wet-in-wet painting! Rather than focusing on detail, you'll use liberating strokes of vibrant color to interpret a scene. Step-by-step methods are presented to tackle the challenges of outdoor landscape painting, giving students the tools to make thoughtful and informed decisions on composition, values, color and more. Classes are taught in scenic locations around San Diego County. Instruction includes demonstrations, individual instruction, critiques and class discussion. Students can choose to work in oil or acrylics. All levels of experience welcome.

Quarters Offered: Spring | In-Class
Course Fee: $215
Materials: Please see Materials List and come prepared on the first day of class. 
Recommended Textbook: Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light and Color, 2nd Edition by Kevin Macpherson. ISBN/ASIN: 9781581800531
Note: This class will meet at a different outdoor location every week. Transportation to various locations in northern, eastern, and southern parts of San Diego and a field easel are required. Elective course for Art and the Creative Process professional certificate. 
Contact: For more information about this course, please email

Course Number: ART-40556
Credit: 2.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Art and the Creative Process