''Studies from Plein Air Watercolor'' exhibit in the Library

"Studies from Plein Air Watercolor" on a watercolor of blue and greenAn exhibit of students' work titled "Studies from Plein Air Watercolor" is on the second floor of the Library and Learning Commons. The students' studies were made during a course taught by Design and Production faculty member John Coyne, and will be on view through the spring.

Plein air is derived from the French phrase “en plein air,” meaning outdoors, and describes painting done in the open. The course consists of studio time focusing on watercolor technique balanced by outdoor plein air sessions in various locations around Winston-Salem, including Reynolda House and Gardens, Graylyn Estate, The Children’s Home Farm, Bailey Power Plant, Historic Bethabara Park, Hanging Rock State Park, and Old Salem. The course emphasizes the development of each student’s unique style through watercolor washes, layers, brushwork technique and color mixing. Students observed the definition of form through light, atmosphere and proportion in both landscapes and built environments.

Contact: Kaitlyn Dorsky

Nov. 18, 2020

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