Though anyone can learn to paint on their own, the best and fastest way to learn and avoid frustration is to find someone who can teach you the tricks and techniques. You'll speed your learning process and make bigger strides fast. Most instructors offer workshops, which are a one week course with other students. Some offer private lessons and group lessons you can take daily or weekly.

Use our directory to find an artist in your area. If you don't find one, search 'artist', 'plein air', and your town or area and contact them to see if they teach, or know someone who does. You may also find a plein air club in your area offering classes, and its members may invite you to paint with them.



Karen Bowden

I look forward to meeting other plein air artists – both new and experienced. I also teaching painting and drawing classes in the Central Florida area.


Port Orange

Ruth Squitieri

Urban scenery, along with boat and harbors. Architecture and man-made structures are my favorite.
However I am flexible and also like to capture simple natural scenery and pure landscapes.
I like to do a short demo, showing …


Come paint with me! I teach both in Tampa, FL (October to May) and in Minnesota (June to September). My teaching style is paint-along guided instruction. I am a landscape and floral impressionist painter working in the mediums of oil and pastel. I paint studies on location which I may later interpret to larger format in my studio. My nsstruction helps you to see and interpret light and to compose your painting so it can be absorbed by the viewer.


An Original Hitt -Karen Ann Hitt- Fine Art & Atelier

Award winning artist, Trained at Parsons School Of Design, in multiple medias; predominately paint with oils en Plein Air. I have continued studies with taking workshops with national artist continually. I have been an instructor for 17 years at The Venice Art Center, and still offer classes there. An Original Hitt, offers Small group studies: available in signature workshop \”start to finish\” and also \”Plein air basic training\”; sunset or sunrise sessions are popular times, with an emphasis on capturing the effects of the sky. All levels and mediums are welcomed. Including beginning drawing, perspective drawing to portrait painting… Along with Plein Air (Painting Out Doors)



David Boyd, Jr. Fine Art

I will be teaching several workshops over the course of the year. Please sign up for my email newsletter at and schedules of classes will be included with each monthly newsletter


Jeff Markowsky. Adventure Painting.

PLein air painter, teacher and sketchbook junky providing group and private workshops/lessons. Specializing in extreme Backcountry multi day plein air painting excursions.


Twn Falls



Ken Davy

I run an informal gathering of Plein Air artists in the area west of Chicago Illinois. Every couple of weeks I pick a spot and send an email to those that have expressed an interest in painting out doors. I mention when and where I’ll be painting and anyone that wants to join me shows up. It’s always fun and once someone tries it they usually come back for more.


Nancie King Mertz

“Pastels are Perfect for Plein Air”, a workshop to share techniques and methods to work quickly with pastels and gain confidence in your work. Nancie King Mertz, PSA-M, CPP-M, IAPS Master Circle