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Continuing Education at PAFA

Plein Air in the Park (Outdoor)

with Keith Leitner


Sundays, 9 am - 12 pm

Capture the colors of summer en plein air through vibrant watercolor and pastel. Become comfortable and confident with the practice of working outdoors, using either or both mediums, at picturesque Lemon Hill and other select locations around the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fairmount Park. Instruction will cover means of accurately and expressively depicting outdoor sites, pastel drawing and layering methods, watercolor painting techniques, mixed media applications, color mixing, and the history and capabilities of each medium. All levels welcome.  

Learning Objectives:  

  • Learn to observe and depict landscape and cityscape en plein air with attendant materials and set up
  • Learn color mixing and application of each medium
  • Study of pigment history and development
  • Learn about watercolor/pastel history via short discussions of painters and their motifs.

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CE Policy Guide Summer 2022


  • Session 1: Jul 10 - 31st, 2022
    Sun for 4 weeks from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Will run

Lemon Hill Park

(215) 232-4337

Sedgeley and Lemon Hill Drives (East Fairmount Park)
Philadelphia, PA 19130 Get directions

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