Examining our surroundings in detail, seeing beauty not only in the spectacular but also in the smallest growing things" (Lowenfeld) – this is the main idea behind Boston Art classes developed by Diana Stelin. In addition to work in our cozy Brighton studio, small plein-air outings are held at every opportunity in our stunning New England climate. The art academy’s main focus is the training of Boston students of all ages to connect with their surroundings. Returning to some of the same environments during different times of day, through different seasons, students would develop their observation skills and increase their knowledge about the world around them. They would not only learn to focus on the outside world, but also become attuned to their inner landscapes and have the forum to express their emotions.