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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.

Connecticut


Southbury

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.


Florida


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.


Jacksonville

Have Brush, Will Travel/ Jaime Howard

Come with me and learn to paint indoors and out. I offer painting classes in my home studio and surrounding area as well as national and international plein air workshops. Things look better through the artist’s eye; learn to see the world through the eyes of a painter.

First Coast Plein Air Painters

First Coast Plein Air Painters serves northern Florida and southern Georgia.
Meetings the 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Jacksonville Public Library on University Blvd in Arlington
6:30-9:00 pm


Live Oak


Merritt Island

Diane Larson Fine Art

I am a traveling artist from Ventura, California currently based out of Merritt Island, Florida. My husband and I live on our Jeanneau 50ds and are cruising the East coast of the US. I paint wherever the wind takes us, we might be in Florida or the Bahamas or ??? Keep an eye out for RESTLESS spirit whenever you are near the ocean or a marina and be sure to stop me and say hello or better yet come paint with me!


North Palm Beach

Manon Sander

Painting is my way to bring attention to the beauty found everywhere in our immediate surroundings, seen by those who are willing to slow down and look.

I find inspiration for my next painting not necessarily in an object considered beautiful in the conventional sense since my desire to paint is mostly ignited by watching the light hitting an object a certain way. Illuminating something in all its brilliance while creating wonderful colors and designs in the shadows, light has the power to elevate an object from the mundane to the exquisite. How light influences color has been a source of endless fascination for me.

Expressing my joie de vivre through loose brushstrokes in combination with a well thought-through design and a vibrant color choice translates into a painting that resonates not only with me as artist but also with the viewer, offering him a view of things that might otherwise have gone unnoticed.


Orlando

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.