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American Landscapes: Painting En Plein Air

With Chad Smith | Intermediate | 18+

This four-session course focuses on a systematic approach to outdoor painting and a focus on fall color. Classes center around how to interpret the outdoor subject in an artistic way. Students are introduced to a formula that allows a “step-by-step” approach to successful results. Participants may choose to work with pastels, watercolors, acrylics, or oils however some familiarity with the chosen medium is recommended. In the case of inclement weather, please come with photo references to work from indoors or the instructor may provide source material. Any communications regarding meeting locations/changes and weather adjustments will be sent via email at least an hour in advance of class. This course celebrates the summer exhibition, American Landscapes From The New York Historical Society, and includes admission to explore the show. Materials list provided.

Thursdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. | 7/11 - 8/1
4 classes | 20 contact hours
Location: On Location, Various sites in Oneida County

+ CLASS NOTES:  This class meets on-site at a variety of locations in Oneida County and may sometimes be rural. Students provide their own transportation and carriable supplies and should be able to walk over moderate hills with supplies. 

+ SCHOLARSHIPS: Need-based scholarship request forms available here >

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+ QUESTIONS?: Email or call (315) 797-8260.

Meet your instructor, Chad!

 Chad Smith

CHAD SMITH holds a BA in drawing and painting and MFA in painting from the Academy of Art University. He is an instructor at Pratt Munson College of Art and Design, Mohawk Valley Community College as well as teaching workshops and private students. Chad has enjoyed multiple solo and group exhibitions and has New York representation in Saratoga, Lake Placid, and Old Forge. Chad resides in New Hartford, New York with his wife Erin and two labs, Sargent and Ronin.  |

American Landscapes: Painting En Plein Air
Thursday, July 11, 2024 - Thursday, August 01, 2024 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
Price: $200.00 / Member Price: $180.00
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