Plein Air Oil Painting - The Arboretum
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Sunday, May 21; 12:00PM - 3:30PM

Plein Air Oil Painting

Program Details

8-Week Session Dates: April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26, June 2

Explore oil painting against the rich backdrop of the Arboretum gardens. Under the coaching of Ron Pettie, you will learn skill building exercises, watch demos, and develop your individual artistic expression while completing 2-3 paintings.

En plein air is a French expression that means “in the open air.” It is used by artists to describe the art of outdoor painting, capturing landscapes and views in natural light.

*For all levels

*Use the Arboretum gardens as inspiration

*All materials provided including Acrylic and Oil H20 (non-toxic and water soluble)

*Minimum age limit is 12 years old. Must be accompanied by a participating adult who is also registered for the class.


$90 Arboretum Members
$180 Non-Members

*All Materials are included in registration.

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Cancellation & Refund Policy:

Cancelations must be requested in advance of one week prior to the session start date in order to qualify for a refund. Cancellations requested within 7 days of the class start date will not qualify for a refund. The Arboretum does not offer credit or reschedules for missed classes. If you are unable to cancel within the required refund window, please consider your program fee a donation to the garden. Your registration confirms your understanding of and agreement with this policy.

Questions? Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or email at

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