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  • Power Struggle, oil on canvas, 32 x 42 inches, copyright ©2014

About 25 years ago I was teaching at what was then called The Academy for Realist Art, now called The Gage Academy. I initiated their plein air program, but for various reasons we parted company. Shortly after I left the academy Sue Perry called me and asked if I would consider teaching the plein air classes independently. That is how my plein air program began. Since that time, Sue has become a good friend, and I have continued to provide a "third eye" for her ongoing painting practice. She has become a serious and dedicated painter, and serves as an inspiration to others.

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About 25 years ago I was teaching at what was then called The Academy for Realist Art, now called The Gage Academy. I initiated their plein air program, but for various reasons we parted company. Shortly after I left the academy Sue Perry called me and asked if I would consider teaching the plein air classes independently. That is how my plein air program began. Since that time, Sue has become a good friend, and I have continued to provide a "third eye" for her ongoing painting practice. She has become a serious and dedicated painter, and serves as an inspiration to others.

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Plein Air Class

Location and schedule information for ongoing plein air classes, including maps, weather info, other pertinent data.

Plein Air Classes are currently canceled until further notice, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please check back for more information. In the meantime, consider signing up for Online Group Critiques.

Online Group Critique

If you are a participant of the ongoing weekly online group critiques, you will find the current portfolio, information and instructor demos here. You will also find archived recordings and portfolios from previous critiques.

Materials / Resources

Materials and other resources, including recommended reading, apps for plein air, artist quotes, links to other resources and studio shop talk here.

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Plein Air Class

Location and schedule information for ongoing plein air classes, including maps, weather info, other pertinent data.

Plein Air Classes are currently canceled until further notice, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please check back for more information. In the meantime, consider signing up for Online Group Critiques.

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Online Group Critique

If you are a participant of the ongoing weekly online group critiques, you will find the current portfolio, information and instructor demos here. You will also find archived recordings and portfolios from previous critiques.

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Materials / Resources

Materials and other resources, including recommended reading, apps for plein air, artist quotes, links to other resources and studio shop talk here.

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The Student Forum is used for organizing extracurricular excursions to museum shows, artist studios, etc. It can also be used to trade information related to painting.

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