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Plein  Air /
Field Trips

Urban Sketching, as the name implies, artists use a sketch book instead of an easel.  Your supples should fit in a small area.  In places such as Starbucks, artists should probably buy a snack or coffee as we’d be taking up customer space.  Let’s get together to relax, socialize, and work on art.

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Plein Air is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting, drawing, photography or any medium you want in the outdoors. The practice goes back for centuries, but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists.

This is a Membership Benefit!  Bring your own supplies, whether acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, pencils, ink , clay, camera or just come to enjoy the environment.

Plein Airs usually go from 9am to 12pm, but feel free to come and go as you need.  Some will do a critique at the end and they will decide that when they meet up.  

June 4th - Ft. Hamer Park

1605 Ft. Hamer Rd, Parrish, FL. 34219  from  9:30am - 11:30am

Grab a cup of coffee, find a place to setup and capture the local beauty we have right in our own town.  There is lots of shad and the park and boat launch offer water breezes so it should be a comfortable morning.

July 20th - The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

150 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701from 10:00 - 5:00

  • There is an entry fee, scheduled tours and a cafe.  You can choose what you want to do and how much time you want to spend in the museum.  

  • They will also allow sketching / drawing, so fee free to bring a sketch pad and pencil. No painting. 

  • Backpacks are allowed, but must be worn on the front of the body.  

  • There is a free self-guided tour app with the highlights of the museum.  You can get info on the James Museum web site and listen to before your visit or on your phone while on your visit.  

  • Saturdays there is a free tour of the Special Interest Exhibit at 3pm.

  • There is a 45 minute public free tour with your admission ticket at 11.00am and 3pm - You can sign up for this when you buy your ticket.


More information to come.

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