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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.


Johnson City

Monique Carr

I am an impressionist plein air oil painter. I paint with the Just Plein Nuts group weekly. I’ve studied with Kim English, Guido Frick, Peggy Root and other master artists.

If you are in my area, please let me know if you’d like a “painting buddy” and come along with the Just Plein Nuts group.

I teach monthly indoor classes for beginners to intermediates! Please go to my website for more information.



Tiffany Foss

Plein Air painter from Nashville, TN. Available for private instruction, painting buddy, group instruction.

Amanda Sites

Amanda loves to paint outside in beautiful places capturing her travels on canvas. She is a portrait and plein air artist who encourages others to try the plein air lifestyle. Observing nature as seen through the play of light and shadow dancing beneath a canopy of leaves is an opportunity to see God’s creation with an new eye. The colors, shapes, and designs multiply with time spent observing, drawing, and painting. She loves to paint with people too. Sharing the experience doubles the fun!


Jennifer Taylor

Impressionistic painter, inspirator, and lifelong learner. Expressing my world with thick paint!!



Laurel Daniel

Laurel Daniel’s lifelong love for nature inspires her focused attention to the landscape. She is an avid plein air painter and her fieldwork both feeds and motivates her larger studio work. Whether working outside or in, Laurel paints to better understand and capture the nuance of changing light. With a degree in studio art and 19 years in the graphic design business, she now paints full-time and teaches workshops in Texas and Georgia. Her work is represented by the Davis Gallery in Austin, TX and the Anderson Fine Art Gallery in St. Simons Island, GA, and is in many private collections.

Val Sandell

Val Sandell is offering plein-air painting instruction tailored to the individual’s experience. For those who have never painted “en plein-air” (in the open air), it will be a basic introduction with the student’s comfort level in mind. If one has more experience and wishes to take their paintings to the next level, or have reached a plateau in any aspect of their work, then an instructional “fresh eye” can be helpful. Val has an excellent reputation as an instructor and each person will be given individual attention.


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”.


Artsea Lessons & Studio

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