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Plein Air Painting Workshop


Class description:

Join international traveler and painter Lisa Lebofsky on instructed plein air excursions in and around Barney’s Joy. Learn color principles; composition; perspective; light and shadow; texture; various painting techniques; how to translate and imbue energy and movement into your painting; philosophical and metaphorical approaches to painting nature; and the challenges and benefits of painting outdoors. Students will learn how to paint a beautiful and meaningful landscape. 

Material List

You have your choice of which day and how many days to attend.
Additional 10% off for you and a friend(s) enrolling together for the same day(s).

Price per person: 1 day: $200; 2 days: $350; 3 days: $500
Includes 6 hrs of hands on instruction plus 1 hr lunch break. Suggested time is 10-5pm, but can vary based on scheduling.

Maximum 10 people per day


1) Email with your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice dates. She will need several dates for planning purposes and for potential rain dates.

2) Please specify how many classes you would like to take (you can always add more with the discounted price listed above honored)


Instructor Biography

Lisa Lebofsky


Lisa Lebofsky paints the susceptibility of nature, correlating its restlessness with our own human vulnerabilities. Her direct participation with the landscape is vital to imbue a painting with the energy of a specific place, so that viewers can connect viscerally: to move, excite and engage them.

Lebofsky finds inspiration by traveling extensively, often to remote parts of the world, in order to immerse herself in different environment and cultures. She seeks out areas around the globe that are particularly susceptible to the impacts of climate change, and meets with local residents to discuss how their community is impacted. To a great extent, these personal interactions inform what areas and what subject matter is ultimately painted. Recent regions visited include Antarctica, Newfoundland and Labrador, Greenland and The Maldives. She currently lives and works in New York City.


Earlier Event: August 5
Artist Talk with Ole Brodersen!