Plein Air

PLEIN AIR SCHEDULE    2015-16 School Year

Wednesday mornings, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Critique at 12 noon


Sign up at Monrovia Community Adult School, 920 S. Mountain Ave, Monrovia ,  phone (626) 471-3035

sign up on line at

instructor - Mary Archibald,  website:


2016  Session 2 - January 27 to March 16  -  9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Wednesday mornings


Jan 27     Monrovia   -  Aztec Hotel, 311 Foothill Blvd 91016  (Directions: From 210 Fwy, exit Myrtle Ave going north.  At Foothill Blvd, turn west/left.  Go 2 blocks to Magnolia Ave and hotel.)


Feb 3       Arcadia  -  Arcadia’s New Metro Station, 235 N 1st Ave 91007  (Directions: From 210 Fwy, exit Santa Anita Ave, go south to Santa Clara St, turn east/left.  Go one block to the station.)


Feb 10      Monrovia   -  Lucinda Garcia Park, 608 West Olive Ave 91016 “Little Pink Houses for You and Me,”  cute little neighborhood, very Americana (Directions:  From 210 Fwy, exit W Huntington Drive, go east.  At Mayflower go north to Olive Ave and the park on the left.  Meet half way down the block in the park.)


Feb 17     Pasadena   -  Lower Arroyo Seco Nature Park, 415 South Arroyo Blvd  91105,  Colorado Bridge view  (Take California Blvd west to the end. Turn right on S. Arroyo Blvd.  At Norwood Drive turn left and go down the narrow road to the parking lot at the bottom near the pond.  We will Meet there.)


Feb 24    Arcadia   -   LA County Arboretum,  301 North Baldwin Ave  91007 (From 210 Fwy, exit Baldwin Ave south. Meet near entrance at 9 am.  Fee**)  Meet at 9:30 am.  We might try painting near  the waterfall this time.  Meet for critique at the Peacock Cafe at 12 noon.) 


Mar 2      Pasadena  The Rose Bowl Stadium1001 Rose Bowl Drive - Gate A  91103 (Directions:  From the 210 Fwy W, exit onto OrangeGrove Blvd going north. A Rosemont Ave, turn left going down the hill to Seco St, turn left.  At N Arroyo Blvd, turn right.  We will meet at the south end of the stadium in the park area.)


Mar 9      Bradbury   -  Irish Rose Farms,  1849 Royal Oaks Drive North 91010  (Directions: Exit 210 Fwy at Buena Vista, go north.  At Royal Oaks Drive, turn west/right. Take it to just past Miltonwood Ave, and turn north/left to the farm entrance, a dirt road, at the turn.  Park near corner.  YOu can see the stables from there.)


Mar 16    Altadena  -  Eaton Canyon Nature Center750 N. Altadena Drive91107  (Directions:  From 210 Fwy, exit at Altadena Drive going north. The park is just past New York Drive  on the right.  Meat near the Nature Center. 


Next class begins March 24   Please sign up in advance.


Questions?   Call  Mary Archibald, artist and teacher -  H (626) 447-5312,  C (626) 340-1978  

In case of rain,  Check your email for updates or cancellations, or call Mary after 8 am the day of class.