Plein Air Painting Workshop

Our painting classes offer many choices in different mediums, including watercolor, acrylic, pastels, and sponge painting. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist, you'll receive plenty of one-on-one attention to help you bring your skills forward by learning a new technique or approach.

painting of road at Wargemont by Renor


Sat., Aug. 27, 10 am-1 pm / $59 / One Class at Alms Park

Sat., Sep. 24, 10 am-1 pm / $59 / One Class at French Park

Sat., Oct. 22, 10 am-1 pm / $59 / One Class at Mt. Echo

Instructor: Kevin McCarty

Experience painting as many of the great masters did! In the mid-to-late nineteenth century Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh painted outdoor landscapes "in the open air." It is here where your subject is in full view so you can capture the spirit and essence of a landscape. Painting outdoors is an exciting way to transfer those images to the canvas representing the light and movement of your subject that come when you see it all in its natural form.

Supplies: Students please bring the basic supplies listed below. You can order through the Amazon Wish List.*

  • Portable Easel
  • Acrylic or Oil Paints
  • Acrylic or a Wood palette (its windy outside)
  • Heavy container for water
  • Brushes (small, medium, and large)
  • Canvases**
  • Turpentine if using oil paints**

*We suggest purchasing canvases and turpentine at Hobby Lobby for the best deals.
**Please feel free to bring any additional supplies you would like to use.


About Your Instructor

Headshot of Kevin McCarty

Kevin McCarty

Kevin has been a professional artist for over 40 years painting landscapes, portraits, and still life. Living and painting in Europe have been major influences on his painting style, as he obtained first-hand knowledge of the great masters.

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