Radical Nature Painting (en plein air)

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North Idaho College Beach scene en plein air.

En Plein Air Classes

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Outdoor painting for beginners

Morning or evening option short session introduction to painting en plein air with class set in the local parks and near the lake. No stress! This is for the person who wants a landscape painting experience in the fashion of Monet but without the work. With simplified instruction and some step by step examples I’ll help you capture a scene on canvas. Great for visitors to have a take-a-way and record their time spent in beautiful Coeur d’ Alene by making their own art.  All materials included. “Bring a friend discount” available-just ask.


Radical Painter Workshop

Day and a half class for the more serious painter, amateur or beginner, to participate. Fri 5:30 to 8:30 and Saturday 9 am to 4 pm. Covers materials, equipment, and simplified lessons on getting the most from your scene in a short amount of time. Ultimately the best part of landscape painting from life is what you learn by your observations and having the studies to inform your studio painting. I’ll guide you in what to look for and how to edit out what you don’t need. We’ll explore thumbnail sketching, notan design, and simplified color palettes. As in my other classes, intention setting and learning to be mindful is part of the process of connecting with your creative capacity and nature itself.  All materials included.  “Bring a friend” discount- just ask.