En Plein Air: Discovering Nature (CEFA 010)

Explore the beauty of Vancouver’s natural and green spaces in this introductory plein air course. Students will discover the pleasures and restraints of making in the outdoors, including location scouting, materials, observation and recording. Using simple drawing and/or painting techniques and materials, students will create studies of flora, fauna and landscapes that capture the changeability of natural environments. Join us and discover an appreciation for the diverse green spaces this city has to offer. Led by a local artist and educator, this course offers self-guided or small-group tours, alongside virtual discussions.

Course Formats

Course offerings are available online (synchronous) and on campus. View schedule for current and upcoming formats.

Instructional Hours: 12 hours (4 classes, 3 hours per class)

Additional Hours:
up to 12 hours for independent study and practice, assignment completion and homework.

Terms Offered

This course is typically offered during the following terms:

(Subject to change)

Spring | January to March

Summer | April to August


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Programs this course applies to

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Tuition + Materials

Tuition is $254.15. Download your detailed materials list before your first class.


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