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Anyone in the mood to paint or sketch inside your journal outside at the beach, in a park maybe hanging out in a cool alley? If you are interested in learning all kinds of tricks  I have for plein air painting, join in the next one. 

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PLEIN AIR PAINTING CLASSES
EARLY
MORNING CLASSES 9 -9:30am-ish 

How it Works:

01

GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES.

02

GET A WATER, A COFFEE OR A TEA AND SNACKS.

03

SHOW UP AT LOCATION

04

PAINT WHAT YOU SEE AND HAVE FUN.

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My set up is very informal. I keep it simple. 

What to bring:

Art Journal / Paper (maybe a clipboard)

Painters Tape

Watercolor Paint (or paint of your choice)

Water Cup

Different sizes brushes

Towel

Pencil & Eraser (maybe a pen)

Phone /  Ipad / tablet (something to take a photo with)

Hat, sunscreen, snacks, water etc for yourself.

SEPTEMBER 2022
Balboa Island

September 21st - 9:30 am

So many cute things to see and paint on Balboa. Let's meet there to paint. Be flexible, we never know what we can run into when we get there. Let's meet at 9:30 at Succulent Coffee Roasters. 

Official address is:

Succulent Coffee Roasters

501 Park Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662

Let's see when we meet up where we want to set up. Street parking available. 

*Remember sunscreen, backpack and art supplies.

Please register to tell me you can make it so I know who I am waiting for ;)

Join me for Plein Air Adventures

Thanks for registering to our event. See you there!

AUGUST 2022
M.E. Helme House Furnishing Co

August 24 - 9:30 am

For our next plein air painting adventure I suggest we go to Huntington Beach, M. E. Helme House, August 24 at 9:30am.  I was doing some research on places to visit and was thinking we should try all kinds of locations. The beach set up was really nice and we had a great time. I think an urban sketch experience with some buildings can be fun too. So I suggest we meet at the historical building, M.E. Helme House Furnishing Company and Worthy House. It is also an antique store. 

I hope it is still in business and may try to swing by to check it out before we meet there.

Official address is:

517 Walnut Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

There is a taco shop and a coffee shop a block away with outdoor seating. Maybe some other places too. Let's see when we meet up. Street parking available. 

Read a bit more about the house here: 

I am planning to make sure everything fits in a back pack so I can maybe do this walking tour I found here:

JULY 2022
Montage, Laguna Beach

July 7th - 9:30 am

The beach set up July 7th at the Montage in Laguna Beach was wonderful and we had a great time painting. The Gloom was still with us and it really made it so nice to sit outside. Then the sun came out!

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