Plein Air Watercolor Painting - Drop-In Family Art Activity with the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Oct 14, 2017, 12:00 pm

How do artists work? Many watercolor landscape artists paint inside a studio, but plein air artists paint landscapes outside. En plein air means “in the open air” in French. The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is working with the Silver Reef Museum in Leeds to host a free family day learning about how plein air artists work. Come at your leisure to see plein air artists working, and then try your own hand at watercolor painting - getting inspiration from the landscape outside.

Free family activity conducted by the Education Curators from the Utah Museum of Fine Art between 1:00-3:00pm. See Dixie Watercolor Society plein air artists at work from 12:00-4:00pm. Event is free but registration is appreciated - sign up at
This event is part of Washington County Works!, a county-wide celebration of work that accompanies the Smithsonian The Way We Worked exhibition, stopping in Leeds from September 16 to November 4, 2017 at the Silver Reef Museum. For more information about Washington County Works! visit The Way We Worked, an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and Utah Humanities, is touring in partnership with the Silver Reef Museum and Arts to Zion. For more information, see

Silver Reef Museum

1903 Wells Fargo Road
Leeds , UT 84746-0700

Event Contact:

Bobbi Wan-kier