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Free PLEIN AIR Art Workshops by The Lab starting July 15th

Updated: Jul 17, 2020

Where in the world is Ms. Kathryn??

Ms. Kathryn is taking our LAB ART WORKSHOPS on the ROAD!

Join Ms. Kathryn and THE LAB for a VIRTUAL PLEIN AIR art workshop series as she travels from California to Colorado and back! Students will be inspired by the sites and views of UTAH and COLORADO.

Any kind of drawing and painting supplies and paper will do! THE LAB has 10 sets of FREE Watercolor Pencils available for Lab students. Email Lyndee at if you'd like to pick one up.

Family members are welcome to join!

NOTE: If you are NOT a current Lab student please email so we can add your child the admit list for the Zoom session.

What is PLEIN AIR painting?

Plein air painting is about leaving the FOUR WALLS of an "ART STUDIO" behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the open air. The practice goes back for centuries but was truly made into an art form by the FRENCH IMPRESSIONISTS. Their desire to PAINT LIGHT and its CHANGING, EPHEMERAL qualities, combined with the CREATION OF PORTABLE PAINT TUBES and the BOX EASEL—the precursor to the PLEIN AIR EASELS of today—allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air.”

Dates and times

K-3rd/4th graders

Wednesday 7/15/2020 (Little kids only 11:30-12:30)

Wednesday 7/22/2020 (Little kids only 11:30-12:30)

Click here for the Zoom link for K-4th.

4th-8th graders

Friday 7/17/2020 (Big kids only 11:30-12:30) CANCELLED - MS. KATHRYN WILL NOT HAVE INTERNET TODAY

Friday 7/24/2020 (Big kids only 11:30-12:30)

Click here for the Zoom link for 4th-8th grade.


$5-10 for classes to her Venmo at:

@Kathryn-Forrest 1

Learn more about Impressionism and Plein Air painting and works by Cezzane, Van Gogh, Seurat, Monet here.

Learn about African American Impressionist, Allan Freelon, here and see examples of his work here.

Learn about Latin American Impressionist Joaquin Clausell here.

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