ASHEBORO (March 19, 2019)
Now that the flowers are poking their heads out of the ground and the trees are budding, it’s the perfect time to be introduced to oil and acrylic painting outdoors. Randolph Community College is offering a “Painting the Landscape — Plein Air” course, beginning April 16, taught by professional artist and local historian Henry Bowers.
“Plein air” is a French term meaning outside, or in this case, painting outside. Beginning and intermediate students will get the opportunity to try out painting methods while learning design, drawing, and color theory.
Bowers, who was recognized as the 2013 North Carolina Historian of the Year for his efforts in historical preservation, 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 is to save the ever-changing historical North Carolina landscape for future generations through his paintings.
Classes will be held at Lake Lucas at 3158 Old Lexington Road in Asheboro. Students will need to furnish their own supplies.
The class (#69678) meets from 6-8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 16-May 16. On rainy days, the class will meet in room 122 of the Administration/Education Center on the Asheboro Campus. The cost is $70.55.
For more information or to register, call 336-633-0268.