"I just wanted to tell you thanks so much for the wonderful plein air workshop in Sedona. It was everything I had hoped it would be. The instruction was very valuable and I will practice it regularly to improve my paintings. Thanks for keeping the class small so everyone could receive equal instruction. We couldn't ask for a better experience."
Paint the Southwest Workshops | Plein Air Painting Maine Workshops | Workshops for Art Groups
July-September, 2017: Lubec, Maine
**WORKSHOPS WILL BE TAUGHT ONLY IN LUBEC**
Join Michael in beautiful Downeast Maine! Lubec and adjacent Campobello Island offer a wealth of material for the painter like nowhere else: quiet beaches, bold cliffs, working fishing villages and more. Michael has been painting the area for over 10 years and will share with you some of his favorite locations. For details, schedules and to register for one of these plein air painting workshops in Lubec, Maine, visit the Plein Air Painting Maine site at www.PleinAirPaintingMaine.com .
As with the Sedona workshops, you'll get lots of personal attention because Michael limits the workshop to typically no more than four students. Workshops last four days (Tuesday-Friday) from 9-1 each day, with critiques and lectures in the studio followed by on-location demonstrations and student work. In the afternoons, you may either paint on your own (he will gladly give you location suggestions) or explore the area's many restaurants, shops and natural scenery. Because the workshop is based in Michael's summer studios, you'll have ample time to visit his studio gallery, Artists Retreat Studios & Gallery.
Michael offers all-level plein air instruction in the summertime. He will also gladly create a customized workshop for a group. For full details and to check openings, please visit www.PleinAirPaintingMaine.com. (Schedule is subject to change up until first sign-up for a week.)
Price: USD $300
Package deal! 5 nights lodging at Artists Retreat Studios & Galllery + tuition for only $800!
July 4-7, 2017 - all levels
October 2017 - April 2018: Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah
"Paint the Southwest" Offers Two Kinds of Landscape Painting Workshops with Michael Chesley Johnson
1. Private Intensive Workshops. Based in scenic northern New Mexico at Michael's winter studio, this workshop is for intermediate, advanced or professional painters only. After a preliminary consultation with Michael to create a custom program, you'll work with him side-by-side, one-on-on, both in the field and in the studio. Includes six nights' lodging at the studio and three meals a day, with private bed and bath.
2. All-Level Group Workshops. The original "Paint Sedona" program. Michael will teach small groups (no more than 8) the important fundamentals of plein air painting. Any level of student is welcome and in any medium. Workshops will be based in the beautiful red rock country of Sedona, Arizona, and elsewhere in the Southwest. Includes four half-days of tuition.
For full details and the current schedule, visit www.PaintTheSouthwest.com
Schedule for the Private Intensive Workshops:
February 19-23, 2018
Schedule for the All-Level Group Workshops:
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July 17-21, 2017: MAINE, Rockland
Five-day Workshop Hosted by Coastal Maine Art Workshops
September 2-9, 2017: NOVA SCOTIA, South Shore (Close to Peggy's Cove)
Painting Retreat for Advanced Painter. Full, waitlist only.
September 23-24, 2017: Vermont, Montpelier
Two-Day Workshop Hosted by T.W. Wood Art Gallery. Pastel Only.
September 26-27, 2017: NEW YORK, Montgomery (Wallkill River)
Two-Day Workshop Hosted by Wallkill River School of Art
October 6-7 , 2017:COLORADO, Durango
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April 30-May 4, 2018 : INDIANA, Nashville
Painting Retreat in Historic Brown County!
May 7-9 , 2018: MICHIGAN , Lowell
Plein Air in Oil or Pastel
June 2-12, 2018: SCOTLAND, Isle of Skye
Painting Retreat for Past Students
June 16-23, 2018: ITALY, Florence
Painting Retreat Hosted by La Meridiana of Certaldo
August 21-24, 2018: MAINE, Bernard
Plein Air Workshop Hosted by Acadia Workshop Center
October 5-6, 2018: OHIO, Columbus
Painting Workshop Hosted by Central Ohio Plein Air
October 24-27 , 2018: ARIZONA, Grand Canyon National Park
Painting Workshop Hosted by Grand Canyon Association
What to Expect
Past students! Need a critique?