Workshop: Plein Air Landscape Painting (ages 15 through Adult)

Ages: 15yrs through Adult
Cost: $85 (includes art supplies)
Date: TBA
Location: Art + Design Building, Room 102
Instructor: Jessica Fife
Class Max: 12 Students

“Plein Air” simply put is the a French term for painting outside. It was a term that came from the French Impressionists as they picked up their easels and moved out into the landscape seeking to capture the illusion and feeling of light. Landscape painters are fascinated by the light and how it moves through a scene creating shadows, values, color, and atmosphere. Learning to see is a process of observation and the practice of tried and true plein air painting techniques. We will be working from a limited color palette, making color mixing easier and the basics of landscape composition to create a harmonious landscape.

Please note: In case of bad weather please bring a clear and detailed colorful landscape photo reference. Best if it’s a photo you have taken, to make it truly original.

Supplies to Keep:
Acrylic Paint 20ml Set of 12
Brush Set

Jessica Fife moved from Long Beach, California to Nashville. She earned her undergraduate in Studio Art from Cal State Long Beach. She studied painting abroad in Italy. She received her MFA from California State University Fullerton. Jessica’s work is primarily in figurative painting. Her work is an amalgamation of both Surrealism and Symbolism. A collection of the ‘classic’, reinterpreted with a modern narrative. Simultaneously vulnerable and invincible, sacred and profane.
Jessica has exhibited nationally and internationally. She currently teaches at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN.

CSA Child Safety Policy:
Parents are asked to drop off and pick up their minor children (under age 18) in person at the classroom door. CSA instructors cannot allow minors to exit the building alone or to leave with a non-parent/guardian, unless the instructor has been notified in writing prior to class. If your child will be driving to class without an adult, please notify the instructor in writing. Thank you for your cooperation.

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