RCC Offers “Plein Air” Painting Course with Henry Bowers Beginning April 17 at Lake Lucas

ASHEBORO (April 4, 2018)

Randolph Community College is offering a “Painting the Landscape in Oils and Acrylics – Plein Air” course with professional artist and local historian Henry Bowers beginning on April 17.

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 at Lake Lucas, 3158 Old Lexington Road in Asheboro. Students will need to furnish their own supplies.

The class will meet from 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 17 – May 17. On rainy days, the class will meet in the Building Trades Center, Room 102, on the Asheboro Campus. 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.