“Plein Air” Painting Course with Henry Bowers Starts May 23 at RCC

ASHEBORO (May 16, 2017)

Randolph Community College is offering a “Painting the Landscape – Plein Air” course with professional artist and local historian Henry Bowers beginning on May 23.

Plein Air is a French term meaning outside, or in this case, painting outside. Students will be introduced to oil and acrylic painting in the great outdoors. Beginning and intermediate students will get the opportunity to try out painting methods while learning design, drawing, and color theory. Classes will be held on location at public sites around Randolph County. Students will need to furnish their own supplies.

The class will meet from 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 23 – June 22. The class will meet in the Administration/Education Center on the Asheboro Campus, room 104, for the first day of class and when it rains. The cost is $70.55

Instructor Henry Bowers has been painting for his entire adult life. He has studied with several nationally recognized painters including Ellena Basa and John Seerey-Lester. Bowers’ goal has been to save the ever-changing historical North Carolina landscape for future generations through his paintings. Bowers was recognized as the 2013 North Carolina Historian of the Year for his efforts in historical preservation.

For more information or to register, call 336-633-0268.