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Painting Marathon – IN-PERSON: Painting the Landscape at Old Westbury Gardens with Rachel Rickert & Visiting Critic Graham Nickson

Course Description 

“Art will never be able to exist without nature.” – Pierre Bonnard 

Plein air landscape painting embodies the elements of working from perception, uniting the truth of the world and one’s personal truth of vision. Capturing the unique qualities of the landscape – the light, the vastness, the changeability – is a thrilling and challenging experience. In this two-week Painting Marathon, students will learn how to translate the entirety of the plein air experience, working directly from nature within the beautiful Old Westbury Gardens. This course will feature formal teachings in color, space, form, and composition, with daily prompts that expand our understanding of these elements of art making. Painting time will be supported with individual and group critiques, as well as demos and discussions. Students will learn how to use perception to connect the formal with the personal while embracing the adventure of plein air painting. 

Course Syllabus

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