Contemporary Challenges in Art Education: En Plein Air Watercolor (AE5020.01)

June 16th, 2010 by Bridget

July 19 – July 30, 9:00 – 1:00 with Studio Faculty, Kathi Smith (

This course will offer students the opportunity to have a concentrated experience working en plein air in the New Hampshire landscape.  Working from life students will articulate and render their local surroundings. Students will learn and work with a variety of different media while developing their own vision and stylistic tendencies.   This is a drawing based course.  We will start in the vicinity exploring scenic places in the Plymouth area, and expand our territory to neighboring towns as the course develops.  Locations will include some of the different environments New Hampshire has to offer, mountains, woods, lakes, streams, and neighborhoods etc.  Students will rely on driving and carpooling and meet most often at the location we plan to work at.  Studio time and days will also be incorporated for students to work on an ongoing out of class project.  The instructor will offer methods of working and discussion, as well as provide relevant reading material and resources, including books and slide presentations for further study.  Materials will include dry and water media, and students will work in value and in color.  This will be a studio-based course involving creative production, research, exploration of media, and the development of a coherent body of work.  Open to participants at all levels of experience.