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2020

Dan Schultz's plein air painting class in Ojai, California

Five-Week Class: Plein Air Painting in Oil

These once-a-week outdoor painting classes are always lots of fun. I demonstrate my techniques and offer hands-on instruction as we paint at beautiful locations in the Ojai Valley, studying the landscape on site. Be advised that participants must be able to carry their gear and walk over uneven ground for 5-10 minutes from our vehicles to our painting locations. There are also usually no restrooms available.

Painting outdoors provides many specific benefits. It improves our color recognition, simplifies our painting technique and helps us paint more efficiently in a condensed timeframe. It also provides one of the best ways to study the behavior of light in different situations. Throughout the sessions, we will review the importance of the fundamentals of painting: design, value, color and edges. We will also explore advanced topics like brushwork and surface texture.

* Bring your mask and be ready to social distance as needed, although the outdoors should be a pretty safe place to work together. I will ask each registering participant to mail me a check for the class payment. I will hold all checks until it seems certain that the class will go ahead before I deposit them. And I’ll just tear them up if we have to cancel because of the pandemic.

Participants will be eligible for 20% off the regular price of my instructional DVD: Steps for Successful Plein Air Painting.

Questions? Ready to register? Write me through my contact page or call me at 805-317-9634.


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Dan Schultz giving a landscape painting demonstration outdoors in Ojai, California.

Two-Day Workshop: Advanced Plein Air Painting in Oil

  • Ojai, California
  • Thursday – Friday, October 22 – 23, 2020
  • 9am – 5pm each day
  • $250
  • Limited to 15 participants, intermediate to advanced (2 spaces left)
  • Each participant will receive a tube of ultramarine blue oil paint from M. Graham & Co. and a 6″x8″ linen panel from SourceTek
  • Click here for the workshop supply list

This workshop will be tailored for intermediate through advanced painters. I’d like for each participant to have built up some experience painting at least a few dozen oils, preferably outdoors. That way we can spend more time working beyond the fundamentals, focusing on color refinement and improving our design choices while exploring ways to exercise our creativity within the boundaries of landscape painting.

We will spend as much time as we can painting outdoors, with access to an indoor classroom space if we need it. I will demonstrate my techniques both days and offer help individually with each participant.

For lunches: bring your own or drive to nearby restaurants. I can help with hotel recommendations (and possibly deals) if you’re coming from out of town.

* Bring your mask and be ready to social distance as needed, although the outdoors should be a pretty safe place to work together. I will ask each registering participant to mail me a check for the workshop payment. I will hold all checks until it seems certain that the workshop will go ahead before I deposit them. And I’ll just tear them up if we have to cancel because of the pandemic.

Participants will be eligible for 20% off the regular price of my instructional DVD: Steps for Successful Plein Air Painting.

I hope you’ll join me! Questions? Ready to register? Write me through my contact page or call me at 805-317-9634.