Le Petit Plein Air Moab

by Sarah Judson October 05, 2015

This year, the sixth annual Plein Air Moab, event taking place today through Saturday, will focus less on competition and more on education, camaraderie, and inspiration.

There will still be professional workshops, exhibits and a quick-draw competition, but there will also be free events, including “Art Experientials” – free workshops for all ages with everything provided, including canvas, paint and brushes. There will also be an exhibit of some 200 plein air paintings by 3rd & 4th grade students who have been studying the landforms & geology of the Moab area – Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.

It is a friendly, enjoyable way to put down on canvas an outdoor experience – without judgment,” says instructor Margie Lopez-Read.By painting plein air, individuals can learn to see what is before them in a deeper, more meaningful way. This appreciation of the environment, learned by artistic interpretation, has double value for children. Their age usually reduces their inhibition to participate in the experience, and their young minds are so much more open to creative expression.”

Sarah Judson
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