Discovering Your Creative Vision with Acrylics

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DISCOVERING YOUR CREATIVE VISION WITH ACRYLICS w/ Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park
Spend a day painting in the beautiful Joshua Tree National Park.

Have you ever watched an outdoor painter at work and wondered, “How do they do that?” Would you enjoy learning how to take your inner artist out “into the wild?” Let the Desert Institute help you streamline the “Plein Air” painting process in Joshua Tree National Park using dramatic and vibrant acrylics to facilitate your creative vision. You’ll learn how to frame a composition, capture challenging and ever-changing color and light conditions, mix and apply vibrant color, and use methods customized for working in the arid Mojave Desert. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, you’ll increase your ability to produce outstanding work while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow artists in a beautiful desert setting.

About the Instructor: Janis Commentz is a painter living in the Mojave Desert. She has taught high school art, teaches classes at the 29 Palms Art Gallery, and facilitated life drawing for almost a decade. She has a B.A. in art and British Literature from the University of Redlands and an M.A. in Education from California State University at San Bernardino.

She exhibits in Southern California and has participated in the Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours, Joshua Tree National Park Juried Art Exposition, Joshua Tree National Park Spring Art Festival, Art Faire at California State University at San Bernardino, and Art For Heaven’s Sake, Redlands. In 2013, she helped create the “Pop Up” Art Gallery in Joshua Tree, which evolved into Gallery 62. Commentz served as Gallery Director for Gallery 62 during 2016. She has been the featured artist at Gallery 62, Glass Outhouse Art Gallery in Twentynine Palms, and the 29 Palms Art Gallery.

Register today for the “Discovering Your Creative Vision with Acrylics” field class!


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September 24, 2022 @ 08:30 AM to
04:00 PM

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