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Plein Air Painting at St. Davids Church with Joseph Sweeney

April 17 – May 15, 2024 · 10am-1pm
$250 members, $300 non-members

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Wednesdays, April 17 - May 15
Enjoy open-air painting in beautiful St. Davids Church Grounds, on the National Historic Register the church site of George Washington’s Continental Army in 1777-1778 and now home to lush scenery and historic architecture! Located in Radnor Township, Delaware County, 35 minutes northwest of Center City Philadelphia, with ample parking and access to restrooms. Working from diverse landscape subject matter, students will learn essential plein air approaches, including color mixing to achieve a sense of light and air, capturing time of day, compositional fundamentals, and sound drawing and painting practices. Instruction is geared toward oil/acrylic painting and pastel drawing/painting.
Located at 763 South Valley Forge Road, Wayne PA 19087. The Church is the smaller stone building. The Chapel is the larger building on the hill.
With the coming of the Revolution in the colonies, a rapidly swelling wave of resentment against the Church of England arose among the patriots of the congregation. A leader of this opposition was Anthony Wayne, later appointed major general of the American forces, who is buried in St. David’s historic churchyard. The church building provided shelter for soldiers of both sides.
National Register of Historic Places.

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