Course Description

Los Angeles, with mild weather, few bugs, and a fascinating mixture of urban and untouched landscape remains an unexploited oasis for the plein air painter. This 6-week course explores the unique challenges of painting outdoors, including organizing materials; formal/practical issues (such as maximizing time for painting and working quickly and decisively, but not hastily); and light, form and color. Additionally, with two homework projects and two of the sessions held remotely, the course will address how to use Plein Air as a form of research to facilitate larger projects in the studio. This course will meet in a variety of locations with adequate parking and facilities, at a time of day with a view to optimum light and traffic. Social distancing and health safety will be observed with respect to COVID-19 Los Angeles guidelines.


Fundamental knowledge of drawing and some painting experience preferred.

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Section Title
From Plein Air Painting to the Studio
9:30AM to 12:30PM
Apr 09, 2022 to May 14, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Off Campus
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $330.00
  • Marc de Montebello
Materials List
Section Notes
  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
  • Course teaching method:  On-Site/Online Blended
    • On-Site/Online Blended: a combination of online and off-campus meetings.
  • This course meets partially online, partially on-site; please refer to our policies page for COVID Safety guidelines and additional information on our Policies page.
  • Course details subject to change. Please check this page regularly to verify information. After registering for a course, visit your student profile page for updates.
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