Plein Air: Painting Outdoors

Sundays, June 2 & 9 @ 1-4 p.m.
Cost: $80 ($60 for M members)
This is a two-part class.

“Plein air” means “open air”— and, in this class, you will be painting outdoors from life. Pick up or renew your landscape-painting skills, and put your brush to canvas with a group of like-minded artists. Explore a variety of painting approaches through a series of guided exercises at sites within walking distance of the museum. The class will cover limited palettes, light and shadow, color temperature and composition. Instruction includes demonstration, individual instruction and group critiques. Some materials will be provided; a materials list will be emailed to class participants prior to start date. Some experience suggested, but all experience levels are welcome.

Scholarships are available on request for half and full tuition on a first come, first served basis. Classes are free at the M for Native community members. Contact or call (651) 797-2571 for more information.

Laura Andrews

Teaching artist Laura Andrews is a visual artist who lives and works in Minneapolis.  She received her BA from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and her MFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She currently teaches Drawing and Painting at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She received an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board in 2011 and a Community Supported Art grant from Springboard for the Arts in 2014. Her paintings were featured in a solo exhibition Unravel at Bloomington Art Center in 2012, in Vice Versa at the Phipps Center for the Arts in 2015, and Heart of a Place at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in 2017. Her paintings and drawings focus on the relationship and interaction between people and the natural world.