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.



Outdoor Painters Society

Promoting En Plein Air painting through paint outs, exhibitions and fellowship


C.S. (Steve) Talley

I live in the Texas Hill Country and I also travel extensively in the western US and Canada. I’m available to teach individuals and group workshops locally on short notice. I’m one of the authors of “Paint Fredericksburg Texas : A Guide for Plein Air Painters”.

Paint Fredericksburg Texas : A Guide for Plein Air Painters

This PDF guide details great places to paint in and around Fredericksburg, Texas. It’s complete with descriptions, directions and photos of the sites. It is authored by Chuck Mauldin, Barbara Mauldin, Edyth O’Neill and Steve Talley……..and it’s available for FREE! Just visit

Paint Fredericksburg, Texas

In this guide, four Fredericksburg artists have shared their favorite public places to paint in and around Fredericksburg and Gillespie County. The sites have been divided into two groups – those within the city and …


Artsea Lessons & Studio

Lessons in Watercolor painting, Drawing basics & Plein Air basics held in Georgetown Texas at Artsea Lessons & studio.


Lisa Lummus

I started out mainly as a graphite artist. I am slowly delving into watercolors now



R. Steve Musquiz

so inspired by the great works of others and hope one day to teach and inspire others



Joy Hyde

Plein Air Painter in Rockport Texas