ONSITE: Drawing Outside in Richmond- only offered a few times per year

Bring along your oil pastels or oil paint sticks for this plein air class that meets in different locations around our fabulous River City. We’ll visit some of Richmond’s favorite sites – such as Pony Pasture and Maymont – and discover some new ones too! This course will meet off-site and instruction will happen in the great outdoors. We’ll cover landscape drawing and the use of color to create light, depth and value. Experienced students may use other media: soft pastel, oils, watercolor, etc.

Special Notes

  • Previous drawing experience is required. Students will meet off site at designated locations (list will be provided before beginning of class) and are responsible for their own transportation. Students are welcome to work with their choice of medium. A supply list is available for those wishing to work with oil pastel or oil stick.

    Due to a set of stairs, this classroom is not wheelchair accessible.

    Instructor Speaks French, but class is held in English.

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

    This is an On-site course. Students must follow current Covid-19 protocols, as outlined on our website. For more info visit On-site courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program: if interested please visit

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About the Instructor

Sarah Masters

Sarah Masters is a visual artist living and working in Richmond, Virginia. Her work ranges from two-dimensional drawing and painting to three-dimensional sculpture and assemblage. At VisArts, Sarah teaches adult drawing classes both in the studio and en plein air. She shows her work locally and regionally, and her work is held in public, private, and corporate collections. Sarah is a Virginia Center for the Arts fellow. She holds degrees in Painting and Printmaking from VCU and in Botany from Duke University.

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ONSITE: Drawing Outside in Richmond- only offered a few times per year

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Class Details
April 19 - May 249:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Day: Wed
Tuition: $205.00
Member Tuition: $184.50
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Sarah Masters
Level: Intermediate