How to Paint a Nocturne

Thursday, January 16, 2020
1 - 4 PM

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Three Thursdays: January 16 – January 30, 1 PM 4 PM

Step into the dark and compose paintings of night scenes where light is diffused and the atmosphere is dreamy. Learn about the visual qualities and techniques of painting a nocturne so you can create your own moody night piece.

No experience is required unless noted. The Museum provides student-quality supplies included in the fee unless indicated otherwise.

Instructor Patris left the education profession in 2004 to pursue her art full-time. She has recently been juried into several national plein air painting competitions and her work is in many private and public collections. She served on the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and is a member of the California Art Club, the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, and Landscape Artists International.


$90 members
$115 nonmembers

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Andreas Achenbach (German, 1815–1910), Norwegian Coast by Moonlight, 1848. Oil on canvas, 10 3/8 in. x 14 1/2 in. (26.35 cm x 36.83 cm), Crocker Art Museum, E. B. Crocker Collection, 1872.426.

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