Learn from amazing artists...

2022 BRAA Workshops  



with instructor Arlene Daniel

WHEN:  Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5

               9:30 AM - 4:00 PM with break for lunch

WHERE:  Christiansburg Presbyterian Church

               107 W Main Street

               Christiansburg, VA  24073

COST:    $125 BRAA Members  

              $155 Non-members  


"I love painting in plein air.  Being on location with the sites, smells and sounds of nature is wonderful.  Nature is the best teacher; no camera can capture all the subtle colors and color harmonies that our eyes can see. After painting in plein air you can bring that color sense into your studio work."

                        - Arlene Daniel

June 4 and 5, 2022

  • Each morning Arlene will begin with a short demo and discussion with the class on ways to simplify a plein air scene and not be overwhelmed by the vast outdoors. She will share ideas on how to improve your paintings by creating stronger designs through the use of composition, arrangement of shapes, and exploring values and color.  

  • On Saturday after lunch the class will go outside to sketch, take photos and gather information in preparation for the next day of plein air work.  No need to worry if you’re a beginner at sketching - you will learn how simple shapes are the trick!  Arlene will also go over ways to approach your scene prior to getting started in plein air.  After the demo and discussion on Sunday, the class will head to the great outdoors to experience the fresh air and beauty of plein air painting.

  • Arlene will be demonstrating in oils but students may choose their favorite medium.

Visit Arlene's website to see more of her gorgeous work:

REGISTRATION CLOSES:  May 20, 2022. Class limited to 16 people. Minimum of 10.



Registration fees are refundable (minus $25.00) if you cancel before or find a replacement by May 20, 2022. Cancellation after May 20 is non-refundable.