october 2021

28oct9:30 am12:30 pmPlein Air Painting with Master Artist Robert Bowden6-Week SeriesActivities:Adults

Event Details

Explore the joys and challenges of plein air painting over a six-week series with master painter, Robert Bowden. Weekly themes of the classes will include understanding and painting nature’s colors, representing outdoor space and composing an inviting work – all painted in the varied and extraordinary venues on the grounds of the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. Experience in painting is not a prerequisite. The specific topics and techniques of the series will cover materials, set-ups, drawing, color understanding and spatial representation. Watercolor, acrylics or oils are all acceptable. All participants are responsible for bringing their own [familiar] supplies and materials. A list of required materials/supplies for each medium (watercolor, acrylic, oil) is available upon request.

6-Week Series:

Thursdays, October 7, 14, 21 & 28, November 4 & 11

9:30am – 12:30pm

Program Fee:

$200 Non-Member, $150 Member

Program fee includes full 6-week series. Participants must register for the full series to reserve their spot in the course.

Attendance of each weekly session is highly encouraged, but not required to participate.

About Robert Bowden:

Robert Bowden’s work is in four museum permanent collections, three in the Carnegie Museum of Art. He has had four books of his watercolors published and he has produced over 20 solo exhibitions. He has taught watercolor for over 20 years. This includes 12 years at Carnegie Museum of Art, ten at Carnegie Mellon University Adult Education programs and most recently at the JCC. He operated his own graphic design office in Pittsburgh for 40 years.


(Thursday) 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Reserve Your Spot

Register for 6-Week Series

Cancellation Policy

Participants must register for the entire 6 week series to participate. If you are unable to attend any of the weekly courses, please give 48 hours notice via phone (412) 444 – 4464.