A Watercolor Painting Date with Leslie Baum

Join Chicago-based artist Leslie Baum for a shared art-making experience from the comfort of your own home! For Baum’s Plein Air Project, she invites friends and colleagues on a “painting date” in a park, backyard, or natural area to create small-scale watercolors. During this virtual painting date, Baum will lead an informal art-making session as you translate an interior scene or outside view into a painting. No prior experience is necessary; open to everyone ages 10 and up.

About the artist
Leslie Baum is a Chicago-based painter whose work is invitational in nature. Her painting practice is informed by her more than twenty-year career as a museum educator at the Art Institute of Chicago. Baum received her BA from the University of Vermont and studied at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. She has exhibited nationally and internationally with exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, Portland, Mexico City, Rome, and South Korea. Her drawings and paintings are in the collections of the Chicago Art institute and the Elmhurst Art Museum. Her work has been reviewed extensively, including in Artforum, Art in America, Hyperallergic, and the Chicago Tribune.