Beginner Plein Air Painting Workshop with Bruno Baran

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Beginner Plein Air Painting Workshop with Bruno Baran

Artist Bruno Baran will discuss the importance of design, concept, and basic info. for starting or improving a Plein air painting practice.

By Highlandtown Gallery

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Saturday, April 8 · 1pm EDT


Highlandtown Gallery 248 South Conkling Street Baltimore, MD 21224

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

Curious how to begin or improve your Plein air painting practice? Join accomplished Plein air painter Bruno Baran for this “Beginner Plein Air Painting” Workshop at Highlandtown Gallery.

Painting outside the walls of your studio provides both a creative opportunity and a few challenges. As President of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, Bruno has a wealth of knowledge to share with you.

This informative session will focus on Plein air painting using oils and acrylics. Bruno will also review materials needed for successful Plein air painting from canvas to paint, and brushes -- including sharing his favorites.

Students will learn how to plan the design of their composition before adding paint to canvas. Topics include:

  • What are "Notans" and why are they important?
  • The importance of good drawing skills.
  • Compositional formats that create a strong image.
  • Utilizing various Plein air devices to improve composition
  • Pros and cons of various mediums
  • Brushes and other useful tools
  • Mixing and blending techniques

Materials to bring to class:

  • Sketch Book for making notes and drawings
  • Black brush marker for creating notans.
  • Photos or inspiration images that will be used to create notans and drawings for paintings.

On the day of the class, Bruno will also host a "Trunk Show" featuring a special collection of his artwork available for purchase.

Learn more about Bruno Baran's work on his website, Bruno Baran Fine Art. The Highlandtown Gallery also offers many of his paintings at the gallery and in our online shop.

Examples of Bruno Baran's Plein Air Paintings

About the organizer

Highlandtown Gallery offers an ever-changing selection of original works by local artists in a wide range of styles, genres, and media. Both first-time art buyers and seasoned collectors will find pieces to enjoy in the gallery's inviting historic space or online storefront.