“En Plein Aire” Painting Outdoors with Afsaneh Michaels __ Nov 6 -27 __ Mondays 10:00-12:30

“En Plein Aire” Painting Outdoors

November 6 – 27, Mondays 10:00-12:30

The plein air class taught by Afsaneh Michaels at Rossmoor Art Association (RAA) meets outdoors in various locations around Rossmoor. Artists will paint directly onto canvas or paper using a medium of their choice (students must be comfortable and familiar with their own medium). Students will learn how to frame a painting from an outdoor scene, how to capture shadows, how to paint trees, architecture, water, light, color and other landscape elements. Though course will be held outdoors, in bad weather we will move inside into studio 1.


Teacher: Afsaneh Michaels, AfsanehAm@gmail.com

Mondays: 10:00-12:30

Cost: $120.00, non-residents $140.00

Place:  To be announced by email by instructor

Materials: Your medium of choice and setup (including an outdoor easel and a view finder) for more in formation please email the instructor

Number of Students: 10

Afsaneh Michaels, Instructor

Afsaneh A. Michaels is San Francisco Bay Area fine artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and teacher with over 30 years of creative experience. Afsaneh was raised from an early age in Europe and the U.S. She studied art and design at Edinburgh College of Art in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2000. She has exhibited work in galleries around the Bay Area, and the east coast. In the early part of her career Afsaneh worked as an urban and country planner with the United Nations in Africa in Kenya and Malawi and later transitioned into art and exhibit design and worked at the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi where she designed an exhibit for anthropologist, Richard Leakey. Later she worked at the Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. Designing exhibits and collaborating with colleagues in various International museums. Afsaneh has always been an artist and after Edinburgh she moved to Florence in Italy where she started teaching small groups of adults and children in painting and drawing. Afsaneh loves to teach and uses a coaching style- mentoring each individual, guiding and developing their vision and direction while building foundational skills towards the student’s art practice. www.AfsanehMichaelStudio.com