Plein Air Landscape: The Color of Light and Shadow

ART 0929 6.8 Continuing Education Units
Course Level Continuing Education
Description Examines the colors the sun emits and how that light interacts with all parts of the landscape, including shadows. Landscape painters are always challenged by introducing sunlight into their paintings and struggle with the use of value and color relationships to achieve those results. Painting on location is about the simplification of the subject as well as the quick, spontaneous individual interpretation of the landscape. Focusing on small, plein air paintings in both morning and evening and then using these quick sketches as a jumping-off point for the further development of larger paintings is the dominant theme. Discusses how to integrate this effect into the art classroom by making connections with the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


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There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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