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2023 Seasonal Oil Painting: Plein Air

Join us for our plein air oil painting class at the Arboretum!

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PROGRAM: 2023 Seasonal Oil Painting: Plein Air


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$80 for Arboretum Members

$170 for Non-Members

Program Description:

This is a Sunday afternoon class from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM. This class is an 8 week session. Please be aware tickets reflects the first day of class, but registration price covers all 8 sessions.

8-Week Session Dates:

  • April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28, June 4, 11

Instructor: Ron Pettie

Come explore the gardens through the lens of oil painting.  Under the coaching of Ron Pettie, you will learn skill building exercises, watch demos, and develop your individual artistic expression while completing 2-3 paintings. All materials are provided, including Acrylic and Oil H20 (non-toxic and water soluble). This is an outdoors class.

Advance online registration is required. Registration includes admission to the Arboretum. You are welcome to stay after the class and enjoy the garden. Please visit our website for opening hours.

Included with registration, you will receive:

  • All class materials
  • Handouts
  • Demos
  • Skill-building exercises
  • Coaching to develop individual artistic expression
  • The paint used is water soluble oil and acrylic. All materials are non-toxic.


Members receive a discount on Arboretum oil painting sessions. Please make sure you are signed into your Arboretum member account to receive the discount. Click "My Account" in upper right-hand corner of page to log-in to your member account, or to create an account. 

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

The Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation reserves the right to cancel, postpone, or change a class due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a class cancellation or change, registrants will be notified and be offered a full refund or a reschedule. The Arboretum cannot accommodate refunds, cancellations, or reschedules within 7 days of the start of the class.


Please call the Education Department at 626.821.4623 or email at education@arboretum.org.