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Painting en Plein Air From the Ground Up!

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ClassGraphic With the right equipment, and the right plan, you can enhance and revolutionize your en plein air watercolor painting experience! Learn from a pro about tools and planning, then put your new skills into action and head out to paint at 4 different venues on the Central Coast! Learn about location selection, how to set up a painting, and then dive into en plein air painting techniques. During the evening class you'll review visual examples of tools and equipment, examples of painting techniques, and approaches that other en plein air painters have taken. Then you have two full weekends with Bonni to explore four sites specifically selected by her for the diverse subject matter and environment. There will be plenty of time for questions and demos throughout class.

View additional class information, including a list of required tools, equipment, and supplies.

No experience necessary!

Class Details

5 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Thu.  
  Weekly - Sat, Sun.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Aptos Main Campus
  Off Campus.

Instructor : Bonni Carver 



Please read:  Review additional class information, including a list of required tools, equipment, and supplies. Be sure that you have these materials on hand at the first class meeting.

In alignment with public health guidelines, in-person classes may occur with modifications. Please review the In-Person COVID-19 Guidelines prior to attending class for the most up-to-date information on Extension's policies, procedures, and expectations.

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In the event of heavy rain or unsafe weather conditions, your instructor will be reaching out to you by phone and/or by email no less than two hours before the scheduled start time to let you know class has been cancelled, or relocated to an on campus location. Be sure to check your voicemail and email prior to leaving for your offsite location, to be sure you haven't missed any communication from your instructor.

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/20/2023 - 4/20/2023 Weekly - Thu 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM Aptos, Aptos Main Campus  Map, Room: VAPA 1001 Bonni Carver 
4/29/2023 - 5/7/2023 Weekly - Sun, Sat 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM Aptos, Off Campus  Map Bonni Carver