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Understanding Plein Air Painting

Instructor: Spencer Meagher

Class Fee:$40.00

A brief introduction  and discussion of the days events begins the workshop. The class will focus on composition and design in a plein air setting. How to simplify your composition by editing out unwanted clutter, focusing on large shapes and abbreviated values.

Because we are focusing on plein air this class is not medium specific. Watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel.....all are welcome. Spencer will gladly assist each student in the medium they are comfortable with.

Anticipate completing one painting course of this one day workshop.

Soft spoken in his critical analysis of each students work, Spencer builds student confidence by pointing out the strengths and weaknesses in each piece and by offering suggestions for improvement.


Watercolor Supply List


Suggested listing of supplies - feel free to bring anything you like to paint with.

Paints – bring the best you can afford.

I use a variety; American Journey, Winsor Newton, QOR, Sennelier.The same color by different manufacturers may vary some.

Below are suggested colors. A few are brand specific.


Because we will be outside be prepared for any weather. Hat, bug spray, sun screen, umbrella (for shade and for rain), plein air easel appropriate for your medium. Class size is limited to 15.

Upcoming Classes...

  • Wednesday, Jul. 22nd, 2020 from 1:00am until 11:00pm
    Additional Details: Class start time has not been set yet - this will be a 6 hour workshop.
    Location: Van Buren County Fairgrounds - Highway 1 North • Keosauqua, IA 52565 [Map]
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