Karen Bartone, art professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, will present a program on the techniques and enjoyment of plein air painting at Kellogg Environmental Center, Derby on Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22, 10–12 p.m.
Plein air painting is a French expression meaning “in the open air.” The style places the artist outdoors to paint images as seen around him. Participants will learn how to set up and paint the scenery around the pond at Osbornedale State Park using the water, creatures and fields for inspiration. Bartone will guide artists in the experience by focusing on technique and use of paint to enhance the painting. All projects will be completed during the morning session.