Virtual Summer Art Camp

Crystal Cove has a rich tradition of plein air painting that continues today. Every year, artists trek down to paint our scenic cottages, iconic ocean-side bluffs, and relaxing sandy beaches. Usually we offer summer art classes– “The Great Plein Air Experience”– that take place in person. But, since that’s not possible this year, we’ve decided to offer a thorough 8-week program that you can follow from the comfort of your own home.

Each session takes artists through the basics of creating their very own plain air inspired drawing or painting step by step, engaging students in art concepts like tools and techniques, shapes, composition, value, color, and observation. Virtual Summer Art Camp is catered to everyone, so whether you have a full set of paints or just a ballpoint pen, you’ll be able to dive in and create your very own Crystal Cove piece of art!

Conservancy Education Coordinator Kaitlin Magliano jumped on the opportunity when the first session was posted.

“I’m so excited to get started with the virtual art class! Session 1 was a great intro to the different tools I have at home and I had a lot of fun exploring different ways to use them.”

You can see Kaitlin’s masterpiece, created on the trail in the middle of a hike here on your right! And if you’re interested in taking the class yourself, click here!


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