april, 2022

29aprAll Day01mayPlein Air Basics: A 3-Day Workshop Nancy Van Meter! PLUS a Special Tour with The Gibbes Museum!Event Type :Drawing,painting,Workshop


Event Details

Friday through Sunday, April 29 – May 1, 2022
Friday: 4:00-5:00pm at The Gibbes Museum of Art
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 pm at Hampton Park
Ages: 16+
Cost: $300 for Redux Members / $375 for NonMembers
JOIN NOW! Membership discount applied with sign-in during registration. 

Artists of any skill level or media will learn the best practices and techniques for creating vibrant art en plein air!
The basics of creating en plein air include…

  • how to select the best subject
  • edit visual chaos
  • find strong compositions
  • develop clean color mixes.

This class will begin in the late afternoon on Friday with a visit to the Gibbes Museum to view a specially curated collection of plein air works. This tour will inspire and introduce you to this incredible art-making practice and to your teaching artist for the weekend, Nancy Van Meter. Your creative weekend will then progress to creating art outdoors at Hampton Park in Charleston, SC throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday!

Registered participants are invited to bring any supplies of their choice in their preferred media for creating their plein air works – drawing media such as pencils, charcoals, or pastels in black/white or color, painting in any media including acrylic, oils, and watercolor are all great options. Works on paper, canvas, wood panel, etc. are all great options as well. Prepare to bring with you any items you need to sit or stand and work comfortably in a park setting.

A suggested supply list can also be provided upon request – please email megan@reduxstudios.org .

About Nancy:
Nancy Van Meter is a graduate of the Schuler School of Fine Arts in Baltimore MD where she has been painting and creating award winning art en plein air since 2009. She welcomes students of any skill level and any 2D media including drawing, watercolor, acrylic and oil.

*If weather conditions prohibit outdoor activity, participants will be notified and class may be relocated to nearby Redux Contemporary Art Center. 


April 29 (Friday) - May 1 (Sunday)