Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park
October 17-18, 2020
Plein Air Painting Workshop in Joshua Tree National Park
By Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

Event Overview

Painting the landscape from life is thrilling and can be challenging as well. The world is filled with an infinite variety of color and value, and an overwhelming amount of detail. Patterns of shadow and light are changing constantly. This workshop will help you to simplify and organize what you see, and go on to create satisfying, dynamic paintings with strong, logical dark and light patterns. Topics will include composition, focal point, perspective, value (dark and light), underpainting, painting ala prima (layering wet paint without making mud), color theory, mixing paint, and more. Each session will start with a demo painting as Jessica explains her step-by-step method. Students will be given individual feedback and guidance.. Some previous drawing experience will be helpful but not required.

This class will be conducted at the reserved Lost Horse Campground with the option to “car camp” with the instructor on Saturday night. Class registration includes camp site reservations (optional). For more information on camping with this class or a list of local accommodations, please contact us at 760-367-5539.

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Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

About Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park

The Desert Institute offers classes for adult learners in cultural history, natural science, survival skills, desert naturalist studies, women’s programs, citizen science, and creative arts. All programs are taught by expert instructors who provide a personal and enjoyable learning experience on these educational adventures.

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When & Where

  • From:Oct 17, 2020,09:00 AM
  • To:Oct 18, 2020,03:00 PM
  • Location: Joshua Tree National Park

    6554 Park Blvd, 92252, Joshua Tree.

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