Plein Air is derived from the French en plein air meaning “in open air.” This traditional and popular style of painting is considered one of the best ways to develop an understanding of both color and light. This course explores the tools of the plein air painter, useful painting techniques (in watercolor, oils, and acrylics), and ways to simplify the landscape. Focus is on use of color, composition, and value. Course includes demonstrations in all paint media. Instructor works with students individually to ensure a strong understanding of each medium.