Plein Air Painting

27Aug4:30 pm8:30 pmPlein Air PaintingWorkshop

Landscape painting of a storm passing through a lush, green valley with shadowy mountains in the background.

Event Details

Follow in the footsteps of the great landscape painters showcased in New Beginnings: An American Story of Romantics and Modernists in the West. This four-hour workshop includes a discussion of the work that inspired the location, an overview of techniques and painting strategy, and individualized instruction based on your goals as a plein air painter. This month’s instructor is Jivan Lee.

This is a class for beginner/intermediate painters with some technical knowledge. Materials are not provided. A list of recommended materials will be sent to all registered participants. Program will begin and end at the Harwood. A few field easels are available to rent upon request. Limited to 12 students. Ages 16+

The Harwood is committed to providing equitable access to programming. Contact for information about available scholarships.

Jivan Lee is an oil painter based in Taos, NM. He grew up in Woodstock, NY, and studied painting and environmental policy at Bard College. His work explores the nature of paint as raw material, creator of image, and catalyst for emotional response, and is increasingly addressing the complexities of how humans see and shape the environment. Jivan’s paintings have been exhibited nationally and covered in publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur, The Denver Post, The Albuquerque Journal, Southwest Art, Phoenix Home and Garden, and Two Coats of Paint among others. See his current exhibition “The Infinite Landscape” on view at the Lunder Research Center at the Couse-Sharp Historic Site.

Featured Work of Art: Emil Bisttram, Storm Over Taos (Stormy Mountain Scene), c. 1931. Image courtesy Tia Collection, Santa Fe, NM. James Hart photography. 



(Saturday) 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Harwood Museum of Art

238 Ledoux Street


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