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.




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


Marchita Priest

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San Angelo


National Juried Plein Air Competition held in San Angelo, Texas. Hosted by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts

San Antonio

John Cox

I have been painting in oils and watercolors over 40 years. I recently moved back to Texas after nearly 40 years and would like to get back into plein air painting. Age and physical issue make it impossible for me to hike any more, but I see no reason for this to stop me from working some outdoor around Texas and possibly do some traveling to paint in the near future.

I have been a studio painter most of my career and doing sketches and photography for reference material. I would like to get back to more plein air work to a finished painting and not just sketches.

Universal City

Maren Phillips/ South Texas Plein Air

Offering private lessons and group workshops through arts organizations. Plein air paintings available, Portrait commissions, and Work available through galleries.


Tina Bohlman – Watercolor & Oil in the Plein Air Tradition

“My absolute favorite thing to do is paint on location. My absolute 2nd favorite thing to do is share with others what I have learned over my 40 year …