Name: Plein Air Painting on the Museum Campus
Date(s): 8/29
Time: 2:00p - 5:00p
Ages Allowed: 16 - 99

Plein Air Painting on the Museum Campus 

Instructor: Stan Miller

Saturday, August 29, 2020, 2 pm – 5 pm

Cost: $45, members, $50, non-members

Limit: 12

Location: Museum Campus Outdoors on the Lawn

Workshop Description: This workshop will be led by nationally known Spokane artist Stan Miller, who has been a professional painter in watercolor and egg tempera for more than thirty years. The workshop is designed for those with a basic level of watercolor painting skills or better, or somewhat experienced working in oils or other mediums. It begins with the artist demonstrating in watercolor as to how to set up to paint outside. After demonstrating, students will explore the museum grounds to locate a special place to paint, with the instructor visiting periodically to provide feedback. Specific topics covered include how to set up for plein air painting, painting composing, techniques, color, and simplifying the chosen subject. 

The instructor will be using watercolors but will be addressing principles that are important in all mediums: lighting, mood, composition, simplifying your subject, etc. A complete list of required supplies needed will be provided for you along with your registration confirmation email notice upon registering. 

If you already have watercolor supplies there will be no need to purchase new supplies for this workshop. The artist does recommend watercolor students bring tubes of paint along with their palettes to class. For those planning to use other mediums (charcoal, pencil, oil, acrylic, pastel, etc.) feel free to use whatever materials you are comfortable with while painting.  

Please bring an easel (if painting standing) or lawn chair or camp stool (if sitting), as well as a TV tray or portable table…or an easel attachment if working from an easel. If you have your own unique approach to painting outside, you may use that technique. *Please plan to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, drinking water, scrap paper for studies, and if you like, an umbrella with holder to shade the sun.  

*Note: Due to logistical issues and the artists' preference, should this class not be able to be offered on the Museum’s campus due to COVID 19 restrictions, this class will be cancelled and the Museum will attempt to reschedule it to a later date. If it is cancelled, you will be contacted by email or telephone at the numbers you provided while registering and before the class date. We will provide you with the option to register for the rescheduled class session, if scheduled, or provide a full refund of your class' registration fee. If you have questions contact David Brum, Programs and Events Manager by email at

*We will adhere to appropriate social distancing requirements during this program to ensure the safety of those participating in this class and the instructor.

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