En Plein Air Workshop

It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood to take a Plein Air Painting Class with Artist/Instructor Ruth Howell.
 Ruth will guide you through painting outdoor scenes in plein air. The class will cover supplies, equipment and tips to paint outside. Artists are encouraged to work in a painting medium such as watercolor, oil, acrylic or pen and ink.
This workshop will run rain or shine- shine will get us outside and rain will keep us painting from the stage windows inside Studio 23.
Saturday, April 24th 10am-1pm
$40 for members $55 for non-members
Call to register 989-894-2323!
Supplies
  • First, you’ll want to dress accordingly. Check the local weather forecast. I recommend dressing in layers (in cold weather), with a neutral-colored shirt/coat.
    • Portable easel
    • Canvas/panel/paper for paint on.  Recommended size:  aprox 8×10″ to 12×16″. Gessoed panels are great for oils.
    • Paints or pen and ink
    • Palette: wood with a nice patina or plexiglas.
    • Painting medium: optional. A variety exist to improve the flow of your paints.
    • Solvent to clean brushes (oil: odorless mineral spirits; watercolor/acrylic: water. TIP: in cold, you can add alcohol to your water to keep it from freezing).
    • Brushes
    • Palette knife if working in paint
    • Paper Towels
    • Hat to shade from the sun’s glare
    • Small trash bag for soiled towels
    • Insect repellent
    • Folding chair if needed
    • Snack, bottled water
    • Sense of humor