Plein Air Painting In The Golden Hour – On Location – Ken Goldman

Beginner – Advanced

  • August 8 – 11 Monday – Thrusday (12 total hours of instruction)

    4 Days, 4:00 – 7:00 PM

  • $225/245

Plein Air Painting In The Golden Hour – On Location

Course Overview:

Back by popular demand!

Artists enjoy painting in the golden hour because everything becomes progressively more interesting and exciting as shadows lengthen and one is forced to work quickly. Daily demonstrations in acrylic, oil, pastel, and watercolor will be short to allow students time to work.

On the first day we will meet at Kate Sessions Park, at 5115 Soledad Road in Pacific Beach, on the grass near to the entrance. Subsequent locations will be based on students’ preferences. Please note that there may be locations without immediate access to restroom facilities. Please plan ahead. 

Since instruction is individual, artists of any level may participate and paint whatever type of scene they prefer. Class size is limited to 15.


Students should bring their preferred media for this class. Only buy what you plan to use.

Pastel: Rembrandt, box of 90 or 180, or NuPastel, box of 96; Canson brand pastel paper #429, 426, or 431 (quartered); Masonite drawing board at least ¼” x 20” x 24”; paper towels; masking tape.

Oil: French easel or lap easel; stretched canvas or canvas board, up to 16” x 20”; brushes, #1, 2, 4, 6, 8 (two of each); odorless Gamsol thinner; small cup or jar; rags; small hand mirror; a warm and cool tube of at least seven colors: Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Raw Sienna, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black, Titanium White.

Optional: Raw Umber, Scarlet Lake.

Acrylics: at least the same range of colors as the oil painters.

Watercolor: at least the same range of colors as the oil painters—but no white, flat or pointed brushes, watercolor blocks, chair or easel, Kleenex. Please be sure to bring an extra canvas or extra paper in case you have time to begin a second painting.

Register For Class Through the Athenaeum

Monday – Thursday, 4:00–7:00 PM

August 8 – 11 (4 Days, 12 Total Hours of Instruction)

On Location


Instructors Work

Ken Goldmanfineart_Above Black's Beach, Oil 11x14
Ken Goldman_Acrylic_Kate Sessions Plein air 1, 8x11
Ken Goldmanfineart_Cabrillo Vista, Oil 12x16 Sold

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