The Beloit Art Center Plein Air group starts this spring. The purpose of the group is to get together at a scheduled location, have fun, and paint what we see. We have no restrictions as to how anyone paints, and all who are interested are welcome. We have a "Ridiculous Paint Brush Award" that will go to the artist that displays the most interesting creativity each session. See our scheduled locations below, which will be open painting sessions with painters from other Plein air groups invited to join us. We collect no fees, and provide no materials. All are welcome to enter any Plein Air session as they choose. You will have the opportunity to show your work in the Bell Gallery at the Beloit Art Center. Any questions can be directed to John Hines, firstname.lastname@example.org
Beloit Art Center Plein Air Painters Schedule 2018 - check our Facebook page for the latest updates.
We meet and paint until it’s over, then we talk it over and go home, sometimes by way of an eatery. Plan 2 to 4 hours.
May 5th - 8:00am Riverside Park Beloit, 1240 Riverside Dr. Beloit WI at the pavilion. River, lagoon, plantings, paths, people, and geese.
May 12th - 8:00 am Tiffany Bridge, 6598 South Smith Rd. Janesville WI. The only 5 arch stone railway bridge in the world. A must paint.
May 19th - 9:00 until 12:00 at Northwind Perennial Farm, 7047 Hospital Rd, Burlington Wi. They have gardens and a gift shop, and lunch is to be determined yet.
June 2nd - 8:00am Nature at the Confluence, 306 Dickop St. South Beloit IL. Nature trails, railroad, river, creek, bridges, bathrooms and hot coffee.
June 5th - Horace White Park, 825 East Grand Ave, Beloit WI, at the pavilion, time not set yet, Hillside Park with four churches visible.
June 9th - 8:00am Nicholas Conservatory / Gardens, 1354 N. 2nd St, Rockford, Il. Beautiful gardens, many flowers, trees, paths and shrubs along the Rock River.
June 16th - 8:00am Sue Arndt farm, 2525 E Woodman Janesville. Pastoral setting, farm and farm animals.
June 23rd - 8:00am Turtle creek greenway trail, White Ave/hwy 81, just east of the turtle Creek Bridge on left side, (look for sign) going east toward I-90. Wooded trails and small clearings along the Turtle creek
June 27th - 4:00pm Rockton River Market, 200 E. Hawick St. Rockton Il. An afternoon paint with people, things to buy, music, food & drink. There will be more events posted here as we determine where we want to go, at this time we plan to have the open paint sessions run through the end of October.
During a 5 week class, local photographer Steve Bogdonas will help you learn how to take top quality photos with your digital camera. The class is designed for the intermediate photographer and will cover camera basics, classic and portrait lighting, color theory and classical design concepts. Beginning Wednesday, August 1, the class will meet from 6 to 8 pm at the Beloit Art Center, 520 E. Grand Avenue, Beloit, WI.
Sign up early as the class size is limited. Call the Beloit Art Center at 608-313-9083 or Steve at 815-389-9086 with any questions and to sign up for the class.
Wednesdays August 1, 8,15, 22, 29
6 - 8 p.m.
$75.00 for the 5 week class
Beginner Class also available
Wednesdays, June 6, 13, 20
6 - 8 p.m.
$40.00 for 3 week session
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