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July 2018

Plein Air at the Blake Garden

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Blake Garden, Atlas Road Bridge Extension
Kensington, CA 94806 United States
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Photo of photographer near a reflecting pool

Topics Get to know each other, review of materials, supplies and gear. Goals for the class. How to find a good spot and begin a plein air painting. How to Get To The Blake Garden at 70 Rincon Rd, Kensington, CA and Avoid the Very Steep Streets Leading Directly To It: From Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, SF and San Leandro: Take 80 and get off on Buchanan, which turns into Marin. Cross San Pablo Ave and continue going up until you hit…

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Plein Air Wednesdays Session 2

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, Atlas Road Bridge Extension
Pinole, CA 94806 United States
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Topics Foreground, middle ground, background. Please Read Carefully If You Have Been To Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park now has two entrances. We are not going to the Giant Road entrance. We are going to the Atlas Rd entrance. On highway 80, take the Richmond Parkway exit west. Cross San Pablo Ave and make a right on Atlas Rd. Continue past the UPS headquarters and the entrance to the Point Pinole Business Park (with a…

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Plein Air Fridays Session 3

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Crest Ave, 1 Crest Ave
Richmond, 94801 United States
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photo of two women students painting outdoors.

Topic  How to begin a landscape painting, part 2. Editing elements out. About Crest Ave The Crest Avenue trailhead is located in Point Richmond, midway up a gorgeous hill that affords a 360 degree view of the industrial parts of Richmond, Miller Knox Park, Ferry Point, Albany, Berkeley and the bay. The trailhead curves as it goes up and there are paintable views all long. You will be able to park pretty close to the trailhead, but there is room…

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Plein Air Wednesdays Session 3

July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Crest Ave, 1 Crest Ave
Richmond, 94801 United States
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photo of two women students painting outdoors.

Topic  How to begin a landscape painting, part 2. Editing elements out. About Crest Ave The Crest Avenue trailhead is located in Point Richmond, midway up a gorgeous hill that affords a 360 degree view of the industrial parts of Richmond, Miller Knox Park, Ferry Point, Albany, Berkeley and the bay. The trailhead curves as it goes up and there are paintable views all long. You will be able to park pretty close to the trailhead, but there is room…

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Plein Air Fridays Session 4

July 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Point Molate Beach Park, 2118 Stenmark Dr
Richmond, 94801 United States
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Photo of the beach

Topic  Selecting pigments for a Bay Area landscape. Limited palettes. About Point Molate Beach Park Point Molate Beach Park was recently restored by the City of Richmond. It sits in a contested area, across the street where a proposed development would bring hundreds of apartment units. There is ample parking but no bathrooms. If you really need to pee, there are secluded areas. Just bring your own TP. Directions to Point Molate Beach Park Take 580 towards San Rafael but…

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