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.



B. Eric Rhoads

B. Eric Rhoads is publisher of PleinAir magazine and is also a painter based out of Austin, TX.

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.

Kyle Ma

I live in Austin, TX and I enjoy painting Plein Air. Contact me if you\’re in the area and would like to come paint together.

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.


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