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Drawing & Painting - En Plein Air 1S23

Age Group: 
Teens (17+), Adults

"En plein air" is a French expression meaning “in the open air” and refers to the act of painting outdoors with the artist's subject in full-view.

Join us outdoors for vibrant Spring afternoons of creating!

We'll explore various locations in Boston including Jamaica Pond, The Arnold Arboretum, and the Fens to develop our skills in depicting the observed world on paper and canvas.  Use the medium of your choice, the instructor will reach out with recommendations.

All skill-levels welcome.

*The first class will meet on the Eliot School grounds, weather-permitting.

*Class will occur in the school's Lower Level Classroom, in the event of inclement weather

*Students may bring their own easels to offsite locations, or borrow an easel from the Eliot School

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Brigid Watson

Brigid Watson

Brigid Watson was born in Kent, Ohio. She has undergraduate degrees from Tufts and SMFA. She obtained her Masters in Painting from NYU/Venice, Italy. She exhibits at several galleries in the US. She has been the recipient of grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Provincetown Museum, and the Mass cultural Council. She was a Polly Thayer Starrs fellow at the Gardner Museum. She has been teaching drawing and painting at museums, universities and ce schools in the greater Boston area for twenty five years.

Materials to bring to class:

Your preferred mark-making implements for drawing and painting (pencil, charcoal, oil paint, etc.)

Sketchpad, canvas panel or canvas