Plein Air (Landscape Painting) In The Golden Hour  – Ken Goldman

Beginner – Advanced

  • August 11-14 Tuesday-Friday

    4 Days, 4:30 – 7:30 PM

Plein Air (Landscape Painting) In The Golden Hour

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. Since instruction is individual, artists of any level may participate and paint whatever type of scene they prefer.

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

 We will follow the recommended guidelines that are in place at the time of the class, for example staying at least six feet apart, wearing masks, etc. If guidelines prevent us from meeting outside at all, then the class will be cancelled and refunds issued.

 Tuesday–Friday, 4:30–7:30 PM

August 11–14 (4 Days, 12 Total Hours of Instruction)

On Location



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

 Pastels: 90 or 180–piece box Rembrandt or 96-piece box NuPastel; #429, 426, or 431 Canson pastel paper (quartered); Masonite drawing board at least 1/4” x 20” x 24”; paper towels; masking tape.

 Oils: French easel or lap easel; stretched canvas or canvas board up to 16” x 20”; #1, 2, 4, 6, 8 brushes (two of each); odorless Gamsol; small cup or jar; rags; hand mirror; 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 same range of colors as oil painters.

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

Register For Class Through the Athenaeum

Tuesday–Friday, 4:30–7:30 PM

August 11–14 (4 Days, 12 Total Hours of Instruction)

On Location


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