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Studio Practice: En Plein Air Watercolor with Teresa Cook


Students will work on basic methods of painting with watercolor, including making a color wheel, layering colors, color mixing, wet-n-wet method, dry brush, and more. A drawing element will be incorporated using the method blind contour drawing, which will be paired with the painting to create an image of Jacksonville.

Painting en plein air means painting outdoors, which seems like an obvious choice on a beautiful fall day in Florida but didn’t become a practical experience until the late 1800s with the invention of paint tubes. Impressionist artists such as Monet and Renoir popularized the idea that their work should be taken outside the studio, and lugged paint, supplies, and easels to remote places to capture fleeting moments in nature.

Studio Practice is a monthly series of hands-on, practical art classes where students of all levels learn to create in varying media with the instruction of a local artist.

MOCA Members $5 | UNF Students Faculty, and Staff $5 | Non-Members $15


Teresa Cook was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She obtained a bachelor’s in fine arts from the University of North Florida in 2012. Over the last ten years, she has been traveling to different countries as well as around her home city.

Cook is an abstract architectural watercolor artist and has been painting watercolor since 2012. Creating mini watercolor abstractions, she has always found pleasure in the landscapes and buildings that have been created over time. Each of her watercolor and ink paintings are created on a smooth paper called “Yupo” and are meant to capture a moment in time without the interruption of people.

Only events occurring within Downtown Jacksonville will be accepted.
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Only events occurring within Downtown Jacksonville will be accepted.
If you have any questions please email lexi@dtjax.org.