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.

New York

Port Washington

Cow Neck Painters

The Cow Neck Painters offers plein air painting and drawing classes to Adults and Children. Spring through late Fall all classes are held outside (plein air). The Winter month’s classes are held indoors in the lower level of the Historic Sands Willets House. Children’s Classes are Saturday Morning from 10-12PM and 1-3PM. Adult Classes are Tuesday and Wednesday form 10AM-12:30PM. Lawrence Chrapliwy and Lynne Chrapliwy are the instructors.

Seneca Falls

Seneca County Plein Air Group

Our Seneca County Plein Air Group is made up of local artists who gather the third Tuesday each month to paint a local scene. We paint May through October starting at 9:am. We are a loose group and have no formal meetings. We just have fun together painting! Everyone at all levels are welcome to join us! We paint local scenes including: Vineyards, The Finger Lakes, Canals, Local Landmarks, Waterfalls, Farms, and Citys or Villages.


Mike Novik – S.C.P.A.G. Coordinator
8420 Bay Street
Sodus Point, NY. 14555

Cell# 1-508-776-7962

Spring Valley

Eddie Abreu

Locally in Lower Hudson valley, NY area. Available for outdoor painting any day of the week. Painting experience since childhood, now 63 years young.

North Carolina


Coastal Carolina Plein Air Painters

We are an open group of painters meeting every Tuesday except in December. Attending Plein Air events statewide, we have traveled also out of state from Maine to Florida and to California. We paint in three counties Craven, Carteret and Pamlico.
Paint coastal scenes of local interest in Beaufort a port town, New Bern a historic houses and farms, Oriental is the sailing capital of North Carolina and is very rural. We like to paint near the water best.


Waverly Artists Group

Waverly Artists Group is composed of 18 award winning artists in North Carolina. Our studio is in Cary, Nc. We host require plein Air outings a monthly critique o the second Tuesday from 7-9 pm. The owner and art director is Gary Bradley.

Hope Mills

Morehead City

Coastal Carolina Plein Air Painters

Coastal Carolina Plein Air Painters go out to paint each Tuesday. We cover a five county area with subjects such as coastal scenes, farms and small towns. We welcome newcomers and love to share our knowledge and experiences.



Nancy Vance

I paint regularly with Central Ohio Plein Air (COPA) and in my home studio. My first love is pastels, but enjoy oils also.



Oklahoma City

Jay Holobach

Let me know if you are going to be in the Oklahoma City area and want to paint. I\\\’m sure we can find something fun.

We can paint either urban or rural depending on your interests.

My current medium of choice is Gouache but no one lists it as an option. Gouache is essentially an opaque water color that has way more pigment.

Onwards and Sideways!
Jay “jbird” Holobach