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Plein Air Painting of trees and shrubs set against an ocean-scape. Plein Air Painting CEXTN43-202280 is a Course

Plein Air Painting CEXTN43-202280

Sep 1, 2022 - Sep 29, 2202

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Plein Air Painting

Thursdays, 9/1-9/29/2022, 10:00am-1:00pm

Location: In-person, off campus

Instructor: Alexandra Bailliere

Spend your September Thursdays learning how to paint en plein air in our beautiful city by the bay! In this 5-week class, we will learn the fundamentals of plein air painting and complete 5 small paintings. Workshop artists may work in the medium of their choice, but please note that all instructor demos will be done in oil paints. Demos will take place at the beginning of each class session and will include: how to do value study sketches of a scene then transfer to your painting surface, using a value underpainting to establish composition, painting with a minimal palette (and color mixing), using color value and painting techniques to establish a sense of space and perspective, painting natural elements (rocks, flowers, paths, trees), painting clouds and skies and painting bodies of water. The goal will be on completing a small painting in each class and sharing and discussing our work for the final 20 minutes of each class session. (More advanced painters are welcome to work independently during class demos.) A class materials list will be emailed ten days prior to the first class meeting.


Instructor Bio: Alexandra Bailliere is a visual artist and art instructor in the Bay Area. She teaches art in continuing education at College of Marin, City Extension SF and at Ruth's Table, a non-profit intergenerational art space in San Francisco. Bailliere makes observational paintings of the world around her. Her work has been presented at Root Division, the Worth Ryder Gallery at UC Berkeley, the Mills College Art Museum, the Palo Alto Art Center, the Berkeley Art Center, the Sanchez Art Center and Five Points Arts in Torrington, Connecticut. Bailliere's work can be seen at

Image credit summer workshop artist Lucy Irwin.