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April 2018

Plein Air Wednesdays Session 4

April 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  Selecting pigments for a Bay Area landscape. Limited palettes. 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 for about…

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May 2018

Plein Air Wednesdays Session 5

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meeker Slough, 97 Rockport Ct
Richmond, CA 94804 United States
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Photo of students painting at Meeker Slough.

Topic Determining a focal point for your composition. Directions To Meeker Slough Take 580 towards the San Rafael Bridge. Get off on Marina Bay Parkway. Cross Regatta Blvd and continue through the Marina Bay development. Turn left onto Bayside Dr. Our meeting location is the round end of Bayside Dr, where there are approximately ten parking spaces for visitors of the Marina Bay development. Park there, or if this small lot is full, park along Bayside. We will walk together…

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Plein Air Wednesdays Session 7

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake Anza Rd Parking Lot, No Number Provided
Berkeley, CA 94708 United States
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Photo of plein air students painting at Lake Anza

Topic Foreground, middle ground, background. Aerial perspective. This magic lake features dozens of shaded "nooks" for curious painters to discover. A cart or a backpack will be necessary, to traverse the five minutes of stairs, paved and dirt paths to the lake's edge. There are bathrooms and a drinking water fountain close by. Most cell phones do not get good reception. If you have never been, print the 2nd page of this paper map and bring it with you at…

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Plein Air Wednesdays Session 8

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lake Anza Rd Parking Lot, No Number Provided
Berkeley, CA 94708 United States
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Photo of plein air students painting at Lake Anza

Topic The cell phone as a tool of the landscape painter. Revising from photos. This magic lake features dozens of shaded "nooks" for curious painters to discover. A cart or a backpack will be necessary, to traverse the five minutes of stairs, paved and dirt paths to the lake's edge. There are bathrooms and a drinking water fountain close by. Most cell phones do not get good reception. If you have never been, print the 2nd page of this paper…

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Plein Air Wednesdays Session 9

May 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Aquatic Park South, 2925 Bolivar Dr
Berkeley, 94710 United States
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Topic Perspective and man-made objects Directions From San Francisco or Oakland Take 80 north and get off on Ashby. Make a right on 7th Street, and another right on Folger Ave. Make a left on Hollis, and a right on 67th Street. Make a right on Shellmound St. In rapid succession, Shellmound turn into Bay St, which turns into  turns into Bolivar Dr. You may not see signs of this, but watch for a roundabout. That roundabout is known as…

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