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‘In the open air’

Published: Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 7:52 a.m. CDT
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Nancy Lawrence, right, of Algonquin paints a scene during Saturday's beginning Plein Air Painting class at Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington.
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A brush adds color to a canvas during Saturday's beginning Plein Air Painting class at Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington.
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Women work on their paintings during Saturday's beginning Plein Air Painting class at Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington.
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Instructor Kathy Clouse, left, demonstrates a painting technique to Julie Loprieno of Elk Grove Village during Saturday's beginning Plein Air Painting class at Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington.

BARRINGTON HILLS – Several local women attended a Plein Air Painting class on Saturday at Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington Hills.

Taught by Kathy Clouse, beginning artists were able to paint outdoors with watercolors and a blank canvas. The four-hour event was free and for adults only. Plein art is “in the open air.”

A Plein Air Event and Art Exhibit will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at Crabtree, 3 Stover Road in Barrington Hills.

Participation is on a first come, first serve basis and is limited to 50 artists. All participants must bring all of their own painting materials and be 18 or older.

There is a $35 entry fee for this event. Registration deadline is Sept. 10.

Email Carol Foster at artbyfm@aol.com for information.

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