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Continuing Education at PAFA

Plein Air Painting in Valley Forge (Outdoor)

with Charles Muldowney


Thursdays, 10 am - 2 pm

Enjoy open-air painting in beautiful Valley Forge National Historical Park, the encampment site of George Washington’s Continental Army in 1777-1778 and now home to a painter’s delight of lush scenery and historic architecture!  Located in Montgomery County, 35 minutes northwest of Center City Philadelphia, the park features great views of the Schuylkill River, Valley Creek, the Valley Forge Farm, Mt. Joy, Mt. Misery, and many valleys, cabins, and colonial houses, with ample parking and access to restrooms.  Working from diverse landscape subject matter, students will learn the essential materials, tools, techniques, and strategies for painting on site.  Instruction will cover a variety of plein air approaches, including painting with a knife and brush, painting from an imprimatura,  Macchiaioli painting, and working from sketches to block in local color.  Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation.

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CE Policy Guide Summer 2022

  • Session 1: Jul 7 - Aug 11th, 2022
    Thu for 5 weeks from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Will run

Valley Forge National Park

1400 North Outer Line Drive
King of Prussia, PA 19406 Get directions

Location map for Valley Forge National Park

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