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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.

Recommended Textbook: Fill Your Oil Paintings with Light and Color, 2nd Edition by Kevin Macpherson. ISBN/ASIN: 9781581800531

Note: Elective for Art & Creative Process Certificate. See course listing on website for complete materials list to bring to first class meeting. Meet in classroom first day only. After that on location.

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