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Whittemore - Community, Culture & Conser

CCA - En Plein Air at WhittemoreCCC with 3 instructors

In partnership with the Center for Contemprary Art, we offer art classes for our community to enjoy on the WCCC property.

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CCA - En Plein Air at WhittemoreCCC with 3 instructors
CCA - En Plein Air at WhittemoreCCC with 3 instructors

Time & Location

Oct 25, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Whittemore - Community, Culture & Conser, 7 Rockaway Rd, Oldwick, NJ 08858, USA

About The Event

En plein air is a French expression meaning “in the open air” and refers to the act of painting outdoors with the artist's subject in full view. This class will meet at beautiful Whittemore - Community, Culture & Conservation in Oldwick, NJ. Three different instructors, Wes Sherman, Oscar Peterson, and TBD —will lead 2 classes each and on the final day, all 3 instructors will be present to talk about the paintings created during the term.

Each of these instructors has their own unique way of thinking about contemporary en plein air painting. With each instructor, you will learn how to paint outdoors, learn ways of looking at the nature around you, and consider what it might mean to be a contemporary landscape painter.

Please Note: These classes will be held exclusively at the Whittemore Community, Culture and Conservation located at 7, Rockaway Rd, Lebanon, NJ 08833. In the event of rain there will be an indoor space provided.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: 

Oscar Peterson - An alumnus of Pratt Institute and The Art Students League of NY. Studied with leading realist painters as Max Ginsberg and Nelson Shanks, teaches at The Art Students League, NYC and gives private lessons. Award winning portrait artist; exhibits in NY, NJ and Connecticut galleries.

Shy Raguso has a M.A. in Fine Arts and is an award winning artist who has exhibited at numerous galleries, art shows, and other public spaces. Raguso is a Fine Arts Professor at Raritan Valley Community College and Union College. She has also taught art to children and adults at The Whittemore, The Morris County Art Workshop, YMCA, Chester Field House and gives private art lessons. Raguso was born in Bombay, India, and now lives and works in New Jersey with her husband and two children.

Artist Wes Sherman has been painting since 1992 and has been included in hundreds of exhibitions across the county and Europe.. He received his MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in 2003. Sherman has been a visiting artist at many universities and the recipient of a fellowship for painting from New Jersey Council of the Arts. For the past 15 years Sherman has focused on landscape painting, in particular en plein air painting.He is the chair of exhibitions at The Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, New Jersey.

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