En Plein Air: Discovering the City (CEFA 011)

Explore Vancouver’s dynamic and varied urban spaces in this introductory plein air course. Students will learn about the pleasures and restraints of making in the outdoors, including location scouting, materials, observation and recording. Using simple drawing and/or painting tools and techniques, students will create studies of local architecture, urban gardens and city landscapes. Join us and discover exciting compositions and perspectives within Vancouver’s unique urban environments. 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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