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Course Description

This en plein air class will visit two locations, both shoreline views that are endangered by rising seas. Illya will monitor students closely, helping them to interpret what they see and translate that to pigment and canvas or paper. Students should bring all their supplies. Also water, snacks, a sun hat, and sunblock.

If a student needs an outdoor portable easel, please contact Lizbet Carroll Fuller

Cancellation Policy

AAN depends upon student tuition to continue to offer classes and workshops. Due to our commitment to small class sizes and the hands-on nature of art education, we are greatly impacted by cancellations. Nevertheless, we do understand that plans change. If you need to cancel your reservation for a class or workshop, please note our cancellation/refund policy here and let us know as soon as possible.


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Plein Air Painting: Endangered Island Viewpoints, 18+

Illya Kagan

Illya Kagan paints "en plein air" throughout the seasons. Working directly from nature, Illya paints with a freshness and spontaneity that is evident in the saturated colors and bold brushstrokes that are the hallmark of his style. The lengthening shadows and luminous skies of the landscape are reflected in the rhythms of his strong and dynamic compositions. Illya's evocative paintings connect the viewer to a fleeting time and place. His canvases distill the beauty of the landscape. ​ From rolling moors and sandy dunes, to snow covered mountains, and translucent tropical waters, Illya has completed numerous commissions for his patrons, across America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Illya Kagan lives on Nantucket.
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