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.


Merritt Island

Diane Larson Fine Art

I am a traveling artist from Ventura, California currently based out of Merritt Island, Florida. My husband and I live on our Jeanneau 50ds and are cruising the East coast of the US. I paint wherever the wind takes us, we might be in Florida or the Bahamas or ??? Keep an eye out for RESTLESS spirit whenever you are near the ocean or a marina and be sure to stop me and say hello or better yet come paint with me!

North Palm Beach

Manon Sander

Painting is my way to bring attention to the beauty found everywhere in our immediate surroundings, seen by those who are willing to slow down and look.

I find inspiration for my next painting not necessarily in an object considered beautiful in the conventional sense since my desire to paint is mostly ignited by watching the light hitting an object a certain way. Illuminating something in all its brilliance while creating wonderful colors and designs in the shadows, light has the power to elevate an object from the mundane to the exquisite. How light influences color has been a source of endless fascination for me.

Expressing my joie de vivre through loose brushstrokes in combination with a well thought-through design and a vibrant color choice translates into a painting that resonates not only with me as artist but also with the viewer, offering him a view of things that might otherwise have gone unnoticed.


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