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Paint in Paso Robles
3-Day Plein Air Painting Workshop
​Fall 2017- Date TBA

Paso Robles, CA

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Upcoming Class Trip -Paso Robles, CA
3-Day Plein Air Painting Workshop
So that everyone gets plenty of one-on-one attention, class Size is limited to 10 people.

Plein Air Painting in Paso Robles PLUS *Spouse Activities*
No prior painting experience or skills needed!

What is Plein Air Painting?  
Plein air painting is about leaving the studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape. The practice was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists. Their desire to paint light and its changing, ephemeral qualities, coupled with the creation of transportable paint tubes and the box easel—the precursor to the plein air easels of today—allowed artists the freedom to paint “en plein air,” which is the French expression for “in the open air.”

Beginner and Intermediate Painters Welcome!
This plein air (outdoor) oil painting workshop is for beginning to intermediate level students. Each day we will approach the painting with a guided process in order to create a successful landscape painting.  
No prior painting experience or skills needed!

3-Day Workshop in Paso Robles, CA
We will meet every day from 9am to 4pm.  Each day we will paint in a different location in Paso Robles.  A detailed itinerary will be emailed to everyone registered.

Daily Topics Learned
Each day we will start by ​selecting an interesting subject and discuss what to look for in order to create an interesting painting.  Then we will discuss how to create a strong composition with emphasis on perspective.  Attention will be given on how to know where to find and emphasize a focal point and how to create depth.  Paint application, color mixing, and time management while painting on location will also be discucssed. Painting demonstrations by Sarah will also be included.

Artist Instructor
Artist, Sarah McCourt, owner and instructor of Canvas, Paint and Wine, Oh My will be teaching this workshop.

​Contact: Artist- Sarah McCourt

Supplies and Accommodations
Students will be responsible for the cost of their own art supplies, transportation, meals and accommodations. However, if you prefer to rent all art supplies; oil paints, brushes, solvents, misc. supplies and easel, then there is an additional $75 rental fee for all supplies.  This fee covers the rental of all supplies, easel, use of paints, brushes, solvents, etc plus canvas for each day for the entire 3-Day workshop.

Register for the 3-Day Workshop Only
To register for this 3-Day Paso Robles Workshop click the "Buy This" button below. This included the 3-Day Workshop in Paso Robles ($360). By registering here you intent to provide all of our own art supplies and equipment.


Register for the 3-Day Workshop AND Rental* of all Art Supplies
If you would like to have all art supplies provided for you, there is a $75 supply cost fee in addition to the class fee.  If you would like to register for this 3-Day Paso Robles Workshop AND have all supplies provided for you click the "Buy This" button below.

  *Please note: This rental includes the use of all art supplies, oil paints, brushes, and easel for the 3-day workshop but they must be returned once the workshop has ended. If you are renting the art supplies, canvas will also be provided for each day at no extra fee.

This includes the 3-Day workshop ($360) AND Art Supply Rental ($75) plus your canvas for each day for a total of $435.

Daily schedule, Supply list, and suggested accommodations will be email to students.  So that everyone gets plenty of one-on-one attention, class Size is limited to 10 people.

*Spouse Activities*
No additional cost

Husbands.....Want to come but don't want to paint?  
 *****Just added....Husbands, if your wife wants to paint and you just want to come along, there will be daily activities offered for you too. Bring your bike and ride through Paso Robles, take photos, and enjoy the wine with Carter.  Carter is art instructor Sarah's husband. Carter will be there each day and will keep the guys entertained. Any biking skill level is ok. Carter is very personable and enjoys being active and social. He loves kitesurfing, mountain biking, and making videos. He may even make a video of everyone's adventures in Paso.

 There is no additional cost for these activities. (Tipping is optional)

You can view one of Carter's kitesurfing videos here: Carter Kitesurfing in Huntington Beach

And, one of Carter's mountain biking videos here: Carter Mounting Biking Snow Summit