to Jun 2

June 1 & 2 Plein Air Workshop


Friday evening: Lecture and demo at my South Minneapolis studio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 
Saturday morning: Outdoor painting session, 8:30-11:30 a.m. 
Saturday afternoon: Outdoor painting session, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

All experience levels welcome.

Beginners will learn the basics of outdoor landscape painting, the gear required, and how make sense of a scene. You'll focus on how to start a small painting.

Intermediate students: Advance your plein air craft to the next level. Learn tips to create a greater sense of light and spatial distance. Explore how to choose more compelling vantage points and design strategies for how to compose a more dramatic picture.

Past workshop locations have centered around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. This June we will meet at a location outside the city where we can see some space! 

  • Lecture + two painting sessions: $185
  • Saturday painting sessions only: $120

To register, complete and mail this form with payment to address below, or send me an email. You will receive a supply list upon registration.

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to Mar 3

Sign up for Winter Painting Workshop, March 2-3

Photos don't do winter justice, so it's a shame to waste such beauty by painting indoors. With the right gear and attitude, painting outside in the winter is doable—even enjoyable!

We'll meet in my studio Friday evening at 6:30. I'll talk you through the necessary gear (especially how to keep your fingers and toes from freezing) and will do a demo focusing on how to paint a good field study quickly. On Saturday, we will go out for two 3-hour painting sessions (South Minneapolis locations). We'll take a break between sessions to warm up, have lunch, and share notes from the morning. 

$185 for the three sessions. To register, complete and mail this form, with payment. Supply list will be sent upon sign-up.

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9:30 AM09:30

Free Painting Demo

Free and open to the public at the new multi-media auditorium at
Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
3815 American Blvd. E., Bloomington

I'll present ideas and images about picture making, and will block in a 24 x 36" canvas while discussing painting process questions such as how to start and how to move quickly.

This lecture is one in a series sponsored by Outdoor Painters of Minnesota. An OPM paint-out follows the demo.  If you're interested in outdoor painting, consider joining OPM, and, to get a jumpstart on the craft, sign up for my Winter Workshop!

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