“En Plein Aire” Painting Outdoors__ Afsaneh Michaels_ July 8- August 12_ Monday_ 9:30-12:00

“En Plein Aire” Painting Outdoor

July 8- August 12, 2024  (six weeks)

Mondays 9:30-12:00


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

We will paint at various locations within Rossmoor and outside of Rossmoor by class agreement. The location of the first class will be emailed before the first session by instructor.  For further information contact Afsaneh Michaels. AfsanehAm@gmail.com


Instructor: Afsaneh Michaels, AfsanehAm@gmail.com

July 8- August 12 , 2024  (six weeks)

Mondays: 9:30-12:00

Cost: $130.00 residents , non-residents $150.00

Place:  To be announced by email by instructor

Number of Students: 10

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

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