Studio Practice: Painting En Plein Air with Keith Doles

Saturday, December 10, 2022 // 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

MOCA Jacksonville 333 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202

Event Description

Studio Practice

Create an abstract landscape painting with local artist Keith Doles in James Weldon Johnson Park.

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About this event

Join artist Keith Doles for an afternoon of abstract en plein air painting in James Weldon Johnson Park, right across from the museum. There, he will teach guests to create a dynamic abstract landscape composition, giving his advice on perspective and technical practices during the process.

Artists of all levels of experience are welcome!

Please note: we ask that you come prepared with tools you'd like to experiment with, flat and round brushes, acrylic paints (primary colors + neutrals), and a painting surface (we recommend an 8x10 in. or 9x12 in. size). MOCA is happy to provide the rest of what's needed.

Here's what we'll set up for you:



Wide fan-shaped palette knife

A cup of water and a painter's rag


Studio Practice is a monthly series of hands-on, practical art classes where students of all levels learn to create in varying media with the instruction of a local artist.

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Members $5 | Future Members $15

Open to adults and teens in the company of an adult.

James Weldon Johnson Park


Sponsored by the Cummer Family Foundation


Keith Doles is an Abstract Expressionist painter and Florida native who graduated from the University of North Florida with a BFA in Graphic Design in 2001. In 2005, he earned a Master of Arts in Business from Webster University where he learned how to finance painting commissions and graphic design projects. His style combines influences from Cubism and Abstract Expressionism. He was an instructor at UNF and currently works as a resident artist at Jacksonville's CoRK Arts District.

"My fascination with architecture began very early in life, and lately construction sites symbolize rebuilding myself from the ground up. Infrastructure is the underlying framework essential to make a society functional. The work in this series illustrates my personal infrastructure - physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual."Doles’ work has been featured in exhibitions at the Ritz Theatre & LaVilla Museum, Haskell Gallery at Jacksonville International Airport, MOCA Jacksonville's Lab Gallery, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, and the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, FL.

Doles is currently featured in FIFTY: An Alumni Exhibition, on view now at MOCA Jacksonville.

Where to follow Keith Doles

Instagram: @keithdoles

Facebook: Keith Doles, Artist