Plein Air Painting

  • Class Description

    Learn to capture the beauty of life through a variety of Plein air painting techniques, such as “sight size,” which uses color theory with a limited palette, as well as other techniques to take a painting from what you see in front of you to a completed depiction on your canvas.

  • Instructor

    David Del Toro

  • Age


  • Level

    All Levels

  • Location


  • Required Materials

    To mix a full range of colors, it’s best to have a warm and cool of each primary color with white and black.  Recommended pigments are Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Scarlet, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Lemon Yellow, Viridian, Titanium White, Ivory Black, Linseed oil (as a medium for oil painters),

    Other supplies for Plein Air painting Include:

    • Panel or canvas
    • Several brushes
    • Paper towels
    • Bag for waste
    • A portable, sturdy easel or portable table
    • A viewfinder
    • Brush Cleaning solvents or water
    • Paint mixing surface or palette

    Regarding Plein air easels, there are many setups, from do-it-yourself to manufactured rigs.  Any portable setup that can hold your canvas or panel steady and a surface to work from should be fine.

  • Materials Fee:


  • Tuition

    $100 member / $115 non-member

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Registration for Fall I & II classes will open Monday, August 14 at 10 a.m.

Fall I

Fall II