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

Beginner – Advanced

  • July 30 – August 2
  • Tuesday – Friday (12 total hours of instruction)

    4 Days, 4:00 – 7:00 PM

  • $180/200

Plein Air Painting In The Golden Hour – On Location

Course Overview:

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 Sunset Point Park on the grass. 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.

No matter how warm it is when you leave home, bring a jacket anyway.

DIRECTIONS to Sunset Point Park :

From I-5 take Sea World Drive West to Ingraham St/West Mission Bay Drive.

Take W. Mission Dr. Once you are on West Mission Bay Drive, turn right at Dana Landing Rd. and then immediately left into the Sunset Point Park parking lot.


Students should bring their preferred mediums or buy recommended supplies below:

Only buy what you plan to use.

For those using pastels: Rembrandt, box of 90 or 180, or NuPastel, box of 96; Canson-brand pastel paper #429, 426, or 431 (quartered); foam core drawing board at least 1/2” larger than the size of paper you plan to use; four clips to hold paper; paper towels.

For those using oils: 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 (for seeing errors in reverse); 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.

For those using acrylics: at least the same range of colors as the oil painters.

For those using watercolors: at least the same range of colors as the oil painters—but white is optional; flat or pointed brushes; watercolor blocks; chair or easel; Kleenex, 1/2 or 3/4” masking tape to crop image. Please be sure to bring an extra canvas or extra paper in case you have time to begin a second painting.

Max students: 15

Register For Class Through the Athenaeum

Tuesday–Friday, 4–7 PM
July 30–August 2
(4 days, 12 total hours of instruction)
On Location starting at Sunset Point Park off Mission Bay

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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