Fine Art Acrylic- Plein Air Painting (Ages 18+)

DateMay 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Time09:30 am - 12:00 pm

Reoccurs 5 Mondays
4/24/23 - 5/22/23

Location 10091 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Member's Price $100

Non-Member's Price $120



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Event details

Join artist Marilyn Hedlund for an outdoor, in-person plein air painting class where nature will be your guide. Learn to use landscapes or seascapes as the basis for an abstract painting. Your paintings won’t be realistic but will still be identifiable, as opposed to typical abstract art where the subject matter is removed. Free up your expression and sense of confining boundaries by focusing on color combinations and painting from the heart. Students will participate in critique sessions, one-on-one instruction and group lessons in color and composition. Beginners are welcome and will be in a class with mixed skill levels.

In addition to the following recommended supplies, we encourage students to bring in 1-2 works in progress for critique.

Supply list: Portable easel, paper towels/rags, and jug of water and water container.

Recommended: Liquitex Fine Art Acrylic Heavy Body or Golden Acrylics
Ultramarine Blue
Pthalo Blue (green shade)
Cad yellow light
Quinacradone magenta
Napthol Crimson
Titanium White

Assorted China bristle brushes including filbert #10 and #12
1” to 2”  painter’s brushes

Bristol paper
Panels, etc.
If you use papers you will need some kind of board or cardboard and clips

Roll of refrigerator/wax paper for palette
White masking tape
Various pens, pencils, charcoal, drawing tools
Optional: notebook for taking notes

Please note: this class is hosted outside. In case of inclement weather, the class will move to Studio 103 in the Edwards Building.


Help us better the impact of arts in our community by getting involved the Arts & Economic Prosperity Study 6 (AEP6). The information you provide will help to measure the economic impact of the arts in Lee County. 

We are excited to partner with Americans for the Arts to announce the launch of AEP6, the sixth national study of the economic impact of the nonprofit arts and culture industry! Economic impact studies such as these expand the conversation about how many people view the arts. While most appreciate the cultural benefit provided to our community, few realize that our local arts industry supports jobs, generates government revenue, and is a cornerstone of tourism.

We need your help to collect this data. While attending any performance, activity, event or program on our campus, please take a few moments to participate in the Audience & Attendee Survey. All answers are anonymous and help to measure the economic and social impact of arts and culture in our community!

Audience & Attendee Surveys will be available at the front desk in multiple formats, including hard-copy, accessible by QR code or at our laptop station.

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Marilyn Hedlund