San Francisco En Plein Air(Age 10+)

Session II

En Plein Air captivates with its immediate connection to nature, capturing spontaneous moments and the ever-changing environment. The technique celebrates light, color, and atmosphere, offering a unique and immersive artistic experience.

$2,028 / Session

Session III: 7/1 – 7/19 (7/4 and 7/5 off)
9:30am-3:30pm, Monday–Friday
Early drop off and late pick-up extended care available

Course Overview

Throughout the three weeks course, we’ll provide each student with the experience and understanding for organizing the complexities of San Francisco cityscape into insightful compositions. We’ll focus on grabbing the view of light and atmosphere through location study.

In this class, we’ll cover:

  • Setting up a sketching kit for plein air

  • Finding a simple statement within the complexities of the cityscape.

  • Learning basic composition 

  • Learning linear perspective and atmospheric perspective.

  • Creating the illusion of depth and space

  • Learning basic of color theory

Materials: Sketchbook; Pencil; Pen; Watercolor sketchbook; Watercolor paint; Watercolor brush; White gouache paint.

Course Outline

Lesson 1 : simple shapes and composition

Lesson 2 : depth and atmospheric perspective

Lesson 3 : forms and linear perspective

Lesson 4 : light and shadow 

Lesson 5 : value study

Lesson 6 : hue and saturation and temperature 

Lesson 7 : limited color palette 

Lesson 8 : edges

Lesson 9 : focal area

Lesson 10 : put it all together


Sibling discount

Receive a 10% tuition discount for your second child and 20% off for a third child.


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Registration Fee


Lunch Fee


Early Drop-off
between 8:30-9:00am


Late Pickup
between 4:30-5:30pm

*Price listed are per week

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