Intro to Plein Air Painting - 11/12-12/3

4-week course - Saturdays, Nov. 12 - Dec. 3 - 1:30-4:00pm. Ages 14+

  • Starts Nov 12
  • 175 US dollars
  • 2nd Floor Cat Classroom

Available spots


Service Description

4- week course - Saturdays, Nov. 12 - Dec. 3 - 1:30-4:00pm "En plein air," French for "to paint in the open air." This class will introduce students to plein air painting basics, choosing a subject, quickly planning a composition, defining a focal point with contrast and color, and working with shifting conditions of nature. Students may work in their choice of mediums and will leave with more experience in drawing from life, atmospheric perspective, use of values to define composition, and quick and complete painting techniques. Each class will be held on location at various parks in Boise. The class will be held outdoors each week (locations to be announced). We will have an alternate plan in place in case of inclement weather. Experienced plein air painter, Jessica Henry will be your guide. Perfect for beginning and intermediate artists. Students should have basic knowledge of their chosen medium. Ages 14 to adult welcome. Please bring the following with you: - The medium(s) you prefer to work in (watercolor, oils, acrylics, watercolor pencil, ink, etc.) Suggested colors: titanium white, yellow ochre, alizarin crimson, raw umber, ultramarine blue, hookers green (Optional additional colors: cadmium yellow, cerulean blue, prussian blue) - Large, medium, and small detail brush - Canvas or paper, suitable for your medium of choice - Any additional supplies you might want on hand Optional: - A travel easel and/or stool/chair if you have one you can bring (Please note any items you may need to borrow from the Catalyst classroon in the accommodations section when booking.) - Layered clothing, as the temperatures may vary outside - Water bottle This course is limited to 12 participants and may be rescheduled if a minimum of 3 participants are not enrolled. Scholarships for this and all of our other classes are available for those who otherwise would not be able to attend art classes, thanks to generous donations to our Art Start Fund. If you would like to make classes available to others, see our sponsorships page to contribute a monthly or one-time donation. Thank you for supporting (y)our commUNITY!


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule, please contact us within 48 hours of your event time.


Contact Details

  • 2417 Bank Drive suite 200, Boise, ID, USA

    +12088665521

    catalystartscollaborative@gmail.com