Janeice Linden, the Colorado artist leading the workshops this week after participating with a dozen other artists in “Paint the Town: A Plein-Air Paint Out” on opening weekend of Celebrating Summer: Plein-Air Painters of America, on view through August 25.
This week, Janeice is working two days each with middle school students, high school students, and then adults, teaching principles of painting en plein air, a French phrase meaning “in the open air.”
Impressionists, must work swiftly – weather and sunlight are fickle – using color to convey light on form. The advent in the mid-1800s of portable easels and paint in tubes made it possible for artists to leave the studio to paint on location.
array of programs organized year-round for all ages and guided tours and hands-on art making during class visits here, the Museum strives to offer barrier-free art education that extends and expands upon what’s possible in school classrooms.