Crystal Cove State Park has a rich art history spanning over 100 years. The tradition continues today, as artists trek down every year to paint our scenic cottages, iconic ocean-side bluffs, and relaxing sandy beaches, setting up their easels to paint en plein air— on site, in the open air.

Our Great Plein Air Art Experience art classes invite you to take part in this living history by spending a relaxing day capturing the beauty of the Cove on canvas with the help of a Crystal Cove plein air artist! These four hour classes will take you through the process of creating your first plein air painting from beginning to end.

All supplies will be provided! Class size is limited to 12. Minimum age is 18. $100 per workshop; $85 for Crystal Cove Conservancy members. $15 Day Use fee per vehicle; free with State Parks annual pass. All classes are from 9AM to 2PM. 

You will receive an email with further event information at least five days prior to the date of your signup.

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