[Outdoors] Plein Air Drawing

With Jakki Kouffman. Monday-Friday, July 18-22, 9am-12pm. Members: $380, Non-Members: $400.

Plein Air Drawing is a five-morning workshop that will take you to different scenic locations on the Outer Cape to draw landscapes from life.

Emphasis will be on techniques of mark making, value manipulation, the simplification of light/shadow, and different approaches to composition. This workshop will move beyond “drawing what you see.” Instead, we will focus on invoking, and even reinventing, outdoor space. The many and varied techniques of historic and contemporary landscape artists will be discussed. Materials will include white drawing paper, assorted pencils and an eraser. All skill levels are welcome to participate.


Award-winning Truro artist, Jakki Kouffman, graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University, was awarded a one-year Sachar Fellowship for art study in Italy and studied painting with Master Pastellist Daniel Greene for four years at the Art Students League of New York. She has also taught plein air and studio painting in more than a dozen states (including Alaska) and in the Yukon. Kouffman won Best in Show at the 2021 Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod (PPSCC) for members, Show; First Prize at the All Cape Cod Art Show at Chatham’s Creative Art Center; Best in Show and First Prize at the Cape Cod Art Center in Barnstable; and First Prize at MasterWorks of New Mexico. She is a Signature Member of PPSCC, Pastel Society of New Mexico and Plein Air Painters of New Mexico. She was also elected a Master Pastellist at the Pastel Society of America in New York.