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Register now for Plein Air Painting Retreat for Experienced Painters

August 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm UTC-5

Painting retreats, unlike the all-level workshops, are for experienced plein air painters only. You are expected to know how to paint and how to handle your gear. The goal of the retreat is to give the participant an enjoyable and productive experience in the company of like-minded painters. Camaraderie is the key to the success of the program. Retreats vary in size, usually depending on accommodations, they can be as small as 3 or 4 participants or up to 10 or 12 participants. (Best to inquire on the size prior to booking.)

Each day after breakfast, Michael leads a critique session of work done the day before. After critiques, we go painting as a group, led to a location that Michael either has personally painted at or has researched. (For some retreats, he engages local painting guides who may join in critiques and painting.) Lunches, depending on the location, are either in the field, back at the lodging, or at a local restaurant. Afternoons are more free-form. Participants may continue to paint as a group or go off on their own to paint or explore. Michael can suggest areas to paint in or optional activitie. Depending on the retreat location, we may visit a local artist’s studio, a museum or gallery. Dinners are sometimes communal, sometimes at a local establishment.

Runs August 7-11, 9 am-4 pm.


Michael Chesley Johnson
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