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.



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 …

Port St. Joe

Cheryl Ploegstra

Come paint with me along the Forgotten Coast.

Punta Gorda

Peace River Painters

PEACE RIVER PAINTERS is a plein air group which meets and paints on Monday mornings in and around Southwest Florida. We are based in Punta Gorda, FL and are affiliated with the Visual Arts Center there. All artists regardless of medium or level of experience are welcome to join us. There are no fees to paint and we offer no instruction, however at 11:30am each week we gather for a critique for those who are interested. We send out a weekly announcement of the location of our next paint-out. If you would like to receive notices, join the mailing list; send a note to the contact email address listed.

Thank you.
Sharon Yarbrough, Director/Coordinator


Charles F Manning Fine Art

I have been painting for about 20 years, beginning outside probably 15 years ago or so. I split time between Florida and Maine. So call ahead to schedule times and places. Gladly share my knowledge of the region. I have given workshops about the plain air process over the years.


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)

Venice Plein Air

Venice Plein Air
MAP’s. Meet And Paint
With VPA
Our Mission: To tie in with the rich History of our area and how Plein Air Artist beautifully record it!
Plein Air group designed to highlight and celebrate the beauty of Venice Florida and camaraderie with fellow painters on all levels.
Open to any and all Plein Air Painters on all levels. There are Two set times per month with one Saturday included for those that work 9-5 during the week too.
1st Monday Caspersen’s
3rd Saturday Venice Farmers Market/downtown Venice
Visit blog for listing

Winter Park,