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"Plein Air Painting at Valley Forge"
July 16-18, 2024
 

Enjoy open-air painting in beautiful Valley Forge National Historic Park on the National Historic Register. The church site of George Washington’s Continental Army in 1777-1778 and now home to lush scenery and historic architecture! Located in Montgomery County, 35 minutes northwest of Center City Philadelphia, with ample parking and access to restrooms. Working from diverse landscape subject matter, students will learn essential plein air approaches, including color mixing to achieve a sense of light and air, capturing time of day, compositional fundamentals, and sound drawing and painting practices. Instruction is geared toward oil/acrylic painting and pastel drawing/painting.
 
Location: Wayne, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Sponsor: Wayne Art Center
Website, email, 610-688-3553


"Plein Air Painting at The Scott Arboretum"
Fridays, July 19 & 26, 2024
 

Paint on location at the beautiful Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College. The idyllic 350-acre arboretum that makes up the Swarthmore College campus is often named one of the most beautiful in the country. Located just 11 miles from Philadelphia, the rolling hills, flowering trees, and hiking trails offer a nature escape on the edge of a busy metropolis. Instructor and Cerulean Collective artist Keith Leitner will demonstrate techniques, reference art historical examples, and encourage personal expression. Instruction will be geared to watercolor, but experienced oil/acrylic painters are welcome. Free parking and restrooms will be available.
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $115
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"3-Day Plein Air"
August 19-21, 2024
 

Gouache is a water-based medium that continues to grow in popularity. Watercolor artists will take to it because it mixes with water and oil painters will understand its opaque quality. Our instructor Bernard Dellario uses it in a painterly, intuitive way, Bernie describes his style as “abstract with a foothold in reality.”
 
Location: Marietta, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Bernie Dellario
Cost: $450
Sponsor: Susquehanna Art Workshops
Website, email, 717-314-9551


"Plein Air: See and Paint with Confidence"
September 16-18, 2024
 

You can learn to create wonderfully energized paintings, capturing the light and atmosphere of your subject. Joe's 3-day plein air workshop will fill you with confidence and vision to move you forward.
 
Location: Marietta, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Joe Gyurcsak
Cost: $600
Sponsor: Susquehanna Art Workshops
Website, email, 717-314-9551


"Plein Air Painting at Fairmount Park Historic Houses"
Fridays, September 20 - October 18, 2024
 

Paint location at Philadelphia's historic Fairmount Park mansions including Laurel Hill Mansion, Ormiston Mansion, Woodford Mansion, Strawberry Mansion and Ridgeland Mansion! Built in the 18th century, these houses feature amazing architecture, beautiful gardens, and scenic views. The instructor will demonstrate watercolor and pastel techniques, reference art historical examples and encourage personal expression. Instruction will be geared to watercolor, but experienced oil/acrylic painters are welcome. House tours, restrooms and free parking will be available.
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"In-Class and Plein Air: Watercolor"
September 23-25, 2024
 

This intensive 3-day workshop covers all the important elements of painting like composition, value, and color, along with the intricacies of watercolor. Two days in classroom and one day to practice plein air.
 
Location: Marietta, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Yong Hong Zhong
Cost: $500
Sponsor: Susquehanna Art Workshops
Website, email, 717-314-9551


 

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