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Plein Air Painting Looking Out Your Window (Online)

August 8, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am


In this 2.5 hour workshop, students will learn plein air painting techniques that they can employ from the comfort of their own home, while finding inspiration from the view out their window.  During the workshop, students will work on their own paintings as the instructor does a demonstration and offers individual critiques. Students will also be shown examples from art history of artists who have painted vistas of and through their windows.  This workshop is open to students of all skill levels who work in oils, watercolor, or acrylic painting.  The instructor will be demonstrating techniques in oils and watercolor.  There will be a focus on composition, color, massing, and atmospheric perspective.


Materials List:

The ArtSchool is making an effort to reduce the materials required for online classes where possible. For this class, students should have quality brand paints in oil, watercolor, or acrylic. Williamsburg, Gamblin, Danial Smith, Old Holland, Schmincke, Winsor & Newton are all great options. The following basic pallette is recommended, as a minimum:


Cadmium Yellow Light
Yellow Ochre
Ultramarine Blue
Cobalt Blue
Cadmium Red Light
Alizarine Crimson
Ivory Black
Titanium White


In addition to paints, students should have the following supplies on hand: linseed oil, damar varnish, turpenoid, a palette and palette cup, a variety of bristle brushes, and paper towels.


Keul – Saturday, August 8th, 9am-11:30am (TACOL 2020)


About the instructor:

James Keul is a Durham-based artist who has exhibited widely throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia.  He received a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and studied at the Art Students League of New York.  He has received numerous awards for his plein air landscapes and cityscapes and has ten years of experience teaching plein air painting privately to students of all levels of experience.  Examples of his work can be found on his website at



This class is conducted online! A computer with audio, video, and internet functionality is required. Student gives permission for The ArtsCenter and for instructor to use their image and comments in class recordings for promotional non-commercial purposes. Refunds and exchanges are not offered for online classes.


All ArtSchool registrations have a $3 processing fee added upon check-out.

ArtsCenter members receive 15% off of the cost of this course!


August 8, 2020
9:00 am - 11:30 am
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(919) 929-2787
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