Retreats for Plein Air Painters: A Beginners
Get comfortable with the method for open air, Plein Air, painting
in this one-day outdoor retreat. Make hiking and traveling with
your box an enjoyable experience. You will learn the basics for
setting up your easel and tips for consolidating art supplies. Develop
confidence selecting exciting compositions from quick sketches to
the final composition. Learn how to learn from fellow artists in
group paint-outs. In a constructive, hands-on environment, you will
develop stamina and skills for pushing your painting beyond creative
Outdoor Retreat with Fellow Artists
This is a Plein Air painting retreat for artists at all levels.
Join a small group of fellow painters and discover some beautiful
scenery during a day-long excursion. Learn how to learn in the outdoors.
Hone your technical skills and share constructive feedback in a
supportive environment. Artists of all styles, from abstract to
realist, are invited to participate in a day of fun and work. A
walking route is provided that will take you along ideal nature
trails for landscape painting. A picnic lunch is provided.
Creating and Managing an Arts Cooperative
Culture and art play a major role in healthy, safe, and vibrant
communities, one component of which is the art cooperative. This
workshop will give you a hands-on opportunity to learn from an experienced
gallery manager and founder of the Elm City Artists group. You will
learn tips on establishing and managing a neighbourhood arts cooperative.
- scouting venues
- alternative methods of community engagement
- harmonizing artistic chemistry
- steering through conflict.
You will also discuss strategies for sustaining the cooperative
once it is established. This includes developing a public image,
crafting PR packages, advertising, and organizing special events.
We invite you to view original paintings by our resident artist.
For further information, comments or to purchase a painting contact
Shelly Saville at firstname.lastname@example.org
View Shelly's Paintings Here »