Friday, October 16, 2009

Plein Air for the Young at Art

What a great idea. Plein air painters in Hawaii have created a two-part program to introduce young people (ages 8-18) to the experience of painting outdoors. Entitled Plein Air for the Young at Art, the program includes a classroom session with instruction and demonstrations and, later, a paint-out with supplies provided and with roaming "artist experts" giving guidance and advice. Ten schools are involved in the program, and students who want to participate in the paint-out must submit an application with a teacher's recommendation.

October 25 is the date of the paint-out. There will be a reception at the Cannery Mall where the students' paintings will be displayed and the general public is invited to attend


Lois Reiswig said...

Mahalo for sharing with your website viewers. Our Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational (held annually in February for the professional plein air painters) generates some funds to be used for art programs that "give back to our community". This is the first year doing this type of program so we are learning and refining the process.

Judsons Art Outfitters said...

Thanks, Lois. When I did a websearch for "mahalo" this is what I found: