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.



Lamya Deeb

Love to paint plein air anytime, anywhere. PACE 2015 was Awesome!!


Andre Nobrega Fine Art

“I aim to capture the mood when I am painting. To catch a single moment in time I use light, shadow, weather, color, and feel. I paint primarily with oils en plein air. I also spend time in my studio working from photographs and studies.”



Linda Marino

Linda Marino teaches in a relaxed and friendly environment for absolute beginners to those who want to improve their skills. We will meet up at my studio or on location along the Connecticut Shore, from rocky craigs to sandy beaches, salt water marshes to New England farms, quaint coastal villages to marinas and more. Weekly classes or one day workshops.


New Milford

Diane Dubreuil

I paint as often as possible on location out-of-doors. If you are visiting the western CT area and wish to paint out, please contact me by e-mail.


Pomperaug Outdoor Painters

Western Connecticut plein air painting group meeting every month in summer. Free and open to all painters/sketchers. No instruction provided. Painting locations provided on Facebook: Pomperaug Outdoor Painters.


Boynton Beach

Cape Coral and St. Augustine

barb valentine

Join our paint-outs on Wed. a.m. and Fri. a.m.
I teach workshops during Jan. Feb. Mar. in the Ft. Myers Beach, Cape Coral, and Ft. Myers areas.

Also, let me know if you want to paint out in St. Augustine, Fl.


Jason High

Looking for painting buddies or groups in central Florida.