"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."
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 2016 - April 2017: Sedona and Verde Valley Area, Arizona
Join Michael in Sedona's beautiful Red Rock Country! Sedona and the surrounding Verde River Valley area offer a wealth of material for the painter like nowhere else: stunning vistas of red rock formations, quiet creeks edged with cottonwood and sycamores, mysterious canyons plus much 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 painting workshops in Arizona, visit the Paint Sedona site at www.PaintSedona.com
In this workshop, you'll get lots of personal attention. Michael limits the workshop size to typically no more than four students. Workshops last four days (Tuesday-Friday) from 9-1 each day. You will work with Michael in the morning in the studio with critiques and lectures followed by demonstrations and student work. Michael will make sure you have plenty of time to paint under his experienced eye. 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 galleries. The week may also include a visit to his private studio.
Michael offers three different types of workshops: all-level STUDIO (basic painting instruction), intermediate-advanced (more advanced plein air painting instruction or retreats), and special topic plein air painting (advanced color, advanced design, hiking to paint). There are also some one-day workshops. He will also gladly create a customized workshop for a group. For full details and to check openings, please visit www.PaintSedona.com. (Schedule is subject to change up until first sign-up for a week.)
Price: USD $300. Package deal! 5 nights lodging at Gandolfo Studios + tuition for only $600!
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April 22-29, 2017: UTAH, Zion National Park
Week-long painting retreat in Springdale for previous students only. Full, waitlist only.
May 5-6, 2017: OHIO, Columbus
Two-day plein air workshop. Details TBA. Full - sign up for waitlist here.
May 9-10 , 2017: NEW YORK, Montgomery (Wallkill River)
Two-Day Workshop Hosted by Wallkill River School of Art
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 29-30, 2017: INDIANA, Valparaiso
Two-Day Workshop Hosted by Art Barn
October 6-7 , 2017:COLORADO, Durango
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May 4-5, 2018 : ILLINOIS, Batavia
Workshop hosted by Water Street Studios..
May 7-9 , 2018: MICHIGAN , Lowell
Plein Air in Oil or Pastel
June 3-13, 2018: SCOTLAND, Villages of East Neuk & Isle of Skye
Painting Retreat Hosted by Margaret Evans' Paint Aways
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 24-27 , 2018: ARIZONA, Grand Canyon National Park
Painting Workshop Hosted by Grand Canyon Association
Michael teaches several online classes that relate to plein air painting. The courses feature video demonstrations, written lectures and more, all in a convenient format for desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile device. Courses are inexpensive, starting at $20, and students who take an in-person workshop receive a discount coupon for the courses. If you are planning to take an in-person workshop with Michael, these courses are highly recommended to get you ready!
What to Expect
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