Karen painting South Casa Beach La Jolla

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.


Hathaway Pines

COPS (Calaveras Outdoor Painters Society)

One day paint-outing in the Sierra Nevada between Hwy 88 and Hwy 108, depending on weather conditions.
Contact Sunny for location and date.



Dave Thibault

Just got done my first PACE. Wow! What a great time. If you’re in southern CA we should go paint!


Plein Air Mission

Free weekly group paint outs and individual assistance available.

Laguna Beach

Plein air Mission

Free weekly group paint outs and individual guidance available.

Long Beach

Manhattan Beach

Louise Bahar

Would love to paint with folks in the greate Los Angeles area. I live in the South Bay, Manhattan Beach, but don’t mind driving. Let’s get together!

Mt. Shasta


Lori Corradi

I am available as an Art Teacher for both beginners and intermediate levels. I am also as available as a local painting buddy.

Dan Schultz

I own Dan Schultz Fine Art Gallery & Studio in downtown Ojai, California and offer classes and workshops for all levels in plein air painting, portrait and figure painting.