Watercolor Painting en Plein Air

May 28 - May 30, 2021

Watercolor Painting en Plein Air


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $430

Watercolor is a very versatile and in many ways a very forgiving painting medium. It allows a spontaneity that most other painting mediums do not. We will work en plein air in the picturesque environment of Peters Valley, as well as undercover as weather allows, learning to react to not only our subject matter but also to the ways the medium can be manipulated and controlled to achieve desired results. Jane will share her skills and methods so that you can continue to explore subject matter, composition and all the wonders that watercolors offer at home.

Level: Beginner and Beyond
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Jane Brennan

Jane began her college education at Sussex County College, and returned to teach varied Art and Design courses as an Adjunct Professor for many years. In addition to college training she has studied with Mel Stabin, who is a prolific plein air painter and teacher. Jane works intuitively, primarily in watercolor and charcoal as well as in various other mediums, including paper and fiber arts. For over 30 years her studio; nestled in a high valley near the Appalachian Trail in the Kittatinny mountains of rural NJ, has been a major source of inspiration.

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