Up Your Hobby Game with a Free Plein Air Painting Workshop

Art, Culture & Arts


Written by Emily Morrow

Published on March 9, 2017

Have you ever pictured yourself on along the water in Paris simply killing it by making a living painting the beauty sitting right before your eyes? Even if you havent and just feel like making some headway on those lofty hobby goals, check out this free workshop happening in North Tonawanda on March 18th. The Carnegie will be collaborating with the Niagara Frontier Plein Air Painters to present a FREE Plein Air Painting Workshop on Saturday, February 18 at 12:30 pm.
The Carnegie will be collaborating with the Niagara Frontier Plein Air Painters to present a FREE Plein Air Painting Workshop on Saturday, March 18 at 12:30 pm. The workshop is free and open to all artists interested in learning more about the process of plein air painting. Plein air is a French term which means painting in open air.  The purpose of the workshop is to inform and inspire artists to get outdoors and study nature first hand through drawing and painting.  It’s organized by the members of NFPAP, and many will be on hand to share information gleaned from years of field experience painting en plein air.

The focus of the workshop will be on practical advice: how to prepare for an outdoor painting excursion, how to assess a location for painting possibilities, how to pare down and choose the proper equipment for portability, and how to begin a painting or drawing, etc. There will be handouts and displays of field set-ups geared for each of the most popular mediums, oil, pastel, water media, and drawing. Also on hand will be examples of useful items such as painting carriers, pochade boxes, easels, and more.


The Carnegie Art Center is located at 240 Goundry Street in North Tonawanda, NY and is open on Thursdays 6:00–9:00 pm and Saturdays 12:00–3:00 pm. This event is sponsored in part by the City of North Tonawanda, and the Members of the Carnegie Art Center.

The Carnegie Art Center is situated in a structure built in 1904 as the City of North Tonawanda’s public library and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1976, the Carnegie has been operating as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation, offering the community art exhibitions, art and dance classes, as well as support to artists and art organizations.
For more information please contact the Carnegie Art Center at 716-694-4400 or view our website at or find us on Facebook.

Free Plein Air Workshop at the Carnegie Art Center

Presented by Niagara Frontier Plein Air Painters
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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