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Gloucester Arts Festival Kid’s Paint .5
May 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Bring your budding artists to try their hand at Plein Air painting during the Gloucester Arts Festival! For children 12 & under, they will be given .5 (1/2 hour) to create their masterpiece! Supplies provided on site. First come, first served but enjoy watching our community and competing artists painting along Main Street while you wait your turn.
Children will experience plein air painting in a structured environment where they will begin by viewing examples of plein air paintings by the Impressionist painters Degas, Monet, Pissaro, and Renoir. They will learn about foreground, background, the horizon line, and natural light. Each child will work from an easel using watercolors and oil pastels on watercolor paper. Children will have the option of painting a plein air scene, or flowers in a vase.
Location: Tabb House lawn – Main Street – 6596 Main Street, Gloucester, VA 23061