SundayPainterIN

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.

Arizona


Tucson

Lee Ackerman >Tucson Pastel Society

I am a pastel and oil painter. The groups I paint with are willing to assist, help, critique, and mentor everyone who participates in the paint outs.
From time to time I will go out and paint alone or with one or two other artists. Tucson affords many, many opportunities for painting out doors.


Arkansas


Bentonville

Art by Becky Christenson

Owner of ART, Inc., a studio and gallery in Bentonville, AR, Becky Christenson creates sculptors and paintings inspired by nature.


Eureka Springs

Plein Air Painters of Eureka Springs

Plein Air Painters of Eureka Springs (P.A.P.E.S.) is a welcoming group–open to artists of all skill levels and backgrounds. Meet at the scheduled location at 8 a.m. on Wednesdays and paint! www.studio62eurekasprings.com


Omaha

Mildred Krisik

A hobby painter who loves plein aire but has little-no outside experience. Do studio painting, but painting outside is my new goal.


Siloam Springs

John P Lasater IV

John is a recognized Plein air painter with multiple wins at national events. On top of that he’s a demonstrator at the Plein Air Convention, and a frequent workshop instructor.


California


Carmel

Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association

Monterey Bay Plein Air Painters Association, MBPAPA, promotes plein air painting depicting the region around Monterey Bay. An important part of our mission is to provide our members with opportunities to grow creatively and professionally.


Davis

Carole Stone

Sacramento Valley Painter


Eureka

Kathy O’Leary

I’m a California native, living and painting in Humboldt County on the northern California coast. I’m always interested in finding new areas to paint. I travel and paint during several trips throughout the year, with a particular focus on the California landscape.


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.
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