Education + Classes

Jim McIntosh
September 30, 2023

Introduction to Plein Air Painting

Join watercolor artist Jim McIntosh for an introduction to plein air (outdoor) painting. McIntosh will provide a 30-minute demo on how to be active during the painting process. He will then lead students in starting in a project, from concept to sketching to beginning a painting. Registration is not required. Bring your own supplies.

Participants should meet in the Piedmont Arts classroom at 10 am. The class will walk to the Art Garden.

Suggested supplies for sketching:

  • Sketchbook
  • Pencils

Suggested supplies for painting:

  • Paper or canvas
  • Paint
  • Brushes
  • Easel

About Jim McIntosh, PhD

McIntosh is an award-winning watercolor artist and former college biology teacher. He has been honored with one-man shows at Patrick Henry Community College, Virginia Tech, the North Carolina Aquarium at Ft. Fisher and several galleries and wine shops. His paintings have received many awards, including from the Watercolor Society of North Carolina. His work is in collections across the southern U.S., the United Kingdom, Europe and Russia.


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