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Plein Air Painting Masterclass

Presented by Bloedel Reserve at Bloedel Reserve, Bainbridge Island WA

Oct 28 2023
Plein Air Painting Masterclass

The Bloedel Reserve Plein Air Program is pleased to bring together some of the finest Plein Air artists in the region.

October 28, 11 AM-4 PM – All Levels Welcome
Robin Weiss assisted by Nora Reynolds

Masterclass participants will gather at the Arrival Garden between 10:30 AM and 10:45 AM. Bring your own art supplies (see below), a sack lunch, and water bottle. There will an hour or so lecture time on materials and design principals, then a demonstration which takes about an hour. Students will have plenty of time to paint while individual instruction is given.

Learn more about Robin Weiss here.


Tickets in advance are required for the event.

Limit 10 participants
$130 Members
$170 non-members (includes admission)

Email: aharmon@bloedelreserve.org

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Additional time info:

Class Details:

This instruction is geared to oil painting, but other mediums are also appropriate. Bring plein air painting supplies and a way to transport them (cart, backpack, wagon). Supplies should consist of, but are not limited to the following:

Painting box with tripod or French easel, brushes, (#6 hog bristle filbert, several sizes 10-4 synthetic mongoose flats, a thin “rigger” script brush and a 1-inch chip brush), or similar.

Paint colors suggested from M Graham Co.: Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cad Red Light, Cad Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Viridian, Ivory Black, Transparent Red Oxide; from Gamblin: Radiant Blue, Radiant turquoise, gel medium, or similar.

Panels to paint on: Centurion OPL or acrylic primed 9×12 (2), 6×12, 6×8, for example.

Suggested misc. items: paper towels, trash bag, water, sun hat, view finder, small t square, sketch book, pencil (facilitator will have some sketch books, viewfinders, and finito pen kits for sale).

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Bloedel Reserve

7571 NE Dolphin Dr, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Full map and directions


Located in a semi-rural residential area, our parking capacity is limited and there is no street or off-site parking available. During busy seasonal events and the summer, we encourage the use of BI Ride, carpooling, or other ride-sharing services.  If we reach our parking capacity, we may ask you to return at a later time or another day.  We appreciate your understanding.

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