plein air painting landscape workshops in Sedona Arizona

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"Loved the workshop. I think what I learned most is how much I don’t know. Plenty of tips and ideas to apply to challenges."

Are you new to plein air painting? If so, I strongly encourage you to take my online plein air painting course. It's only $15
and includes a downloadable text and several helpful videos for you to watch!

Join plein air landscape painter Michael Chesley Johnson for small-size outdoor painting workshops
and painting retreats in Sedona, Arizona, and the nearby Verde Valley area October 2013-April 2014.

Looking for a small workshop? Paint Sedona workshops are limited typically to only 4 students. You'll get much more feedback and personal help in these small workshops.

Paint Sedona offers three different types of workshops:

  1. All-level plein air workshops (all levels of student, from beginner to professional)
  2. Advanced plein air workshops and retreats (for intermediate to advanced to professionals)
  3. Special topic workshops (for intermediate to advanced to professionals)

Price of each workshop - only US$300, not including lodging. Workshops run Tue-Fri, 9-1.
Class size is limited, so reserve soon!
Click Here for Schedules and Sign Up

You'll be near some of the best hiking and painting in and near Sedona. Sedona's "Red Rock Country" is famous for beautiful rock formations, canyons and scenic vistas. We may also visit the mining town of Jerome, historic Clarkdale and the surrounding Verde River watershed. the For more on Sedona, visit the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, I Love Sedona and Sedona Monthly sites. For some neat video, visit http://sedona.tv.

Michael Chesley Johnson, Painting SedonaMichael is an oil and pastel painter working in the American Southwest, coastal Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. He also specializes in teaching small-size plein air workshops in oil and pastel for the intermediate and advanced level painter and for painters desiring mentoring. Elected a Master Pastellist by Pastel Artists Canada in 2008, he is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and a juried member of Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. He is the author of Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil & Pastel and Through a Painter's Brush: A Year on Campobello Island. A long-time contributor to The Pastel Journal and Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine, he lives and paints on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, and in Sedona, Arizona. (Michael also teaches workshops in the summer in the Canadian Maritimes and Downeast Maine. Visit www.PaintCampobello.com for details. He also travels to teach. Visit the workshop schedule page of his website for details.)

Michael also has a large archive of tips and techniques for the plein air painter on his blog.

"Thank you for a wonderful painting experience.  It was so much better than a workshop with a lot of students. I would definitely do this again." - Martha from Delaware