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New Plein Air Painting class offered for adults beginning Oct. 1
POSTED: 09/07/2011
Learn to observe and capture what you see while painting outdoors during a new workshop being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

The class is called Plein Air Painting Outdoors and is for ages 16 and older. Plein Air is a French expression which means “in the open air,” and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Barbara O'Leary, an accomplished plein air artist, will share her experience to help participants capture mood, lighting, and atmosphere. Search for the key word "art" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities catalog and online listings.

Plein Air Painting Outdoors will take place beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays beginning Oct. 1. The first class will meet in front of the Shawnee Mission Park's John Barkley Visitors' Center, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee. The cost for six two and one-half hour sessions is $54 for Johnson County residents or $57 for nonresidents.

The JCPRD's Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, see the District's website at

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