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Plein Air Painting Workshop Directory & Master Schedule
Michael Chesley Johnson

"My brain is buzzing with new information and I can't wait to put what I learned into practice" - Marie, Jacksonville FL

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Please note that the workshops below on Campobello Island and in Sedona AZ
have detailed information at the Paint Campobello and Paint Sedona web sites.

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!

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2014    
August 5-29, 2014 Artists Network University - Online Plein Air All Media All Levels
August 5-8, 2014 Campobello Island, NB - PaintCampobello - waiting list All Media All Levels
August 12-15, 2014 Campobello Island, NB - PaintCampobello- waiting list All Media All Levels
August 19-22, 2014 Campobello Island, NB - PaintCampobello- waiting list All Media All Levels
September 2-5, 2014 Campobello Island, NB - PaintCampobello- 2 spots left All Media All Levels
September 13-21, 2014 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art Plein Air Festival no workshop no workshop
September 29 - October 2, 2014 Acadia National Park, ME All Media All Levels
October 4-5, 2014 Monadnock Region, NH All Media All Levels
October 28-31, 2014 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona - 1 spot left All Media All Levels
November 2-7, 2014 Albert Handell Mentoring Workshop - Sedona AZ All Media Mentoring
November 15, 22, & December 13, 2014 Sedona, Arizona - 3-Session Intro to Pastel Class (studio only, Saturdays) Pastel Only All Levels
November 11-14, 2014 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona- 3 spots left All Media Int/Adv/Retreat
November 24-26, 2014
(3-day, Mon-Wed)
Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media All Levels
December 2-5, 2014 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media All Levels
December 9-12, 2014 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media All Levels
December 16-19, 2014 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media All Levels
December 22-24, 2014
(3-day, Mon-Wed)
Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media All Levels
December 29-31, 2014
(3-day, Mon-Wed)
Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media All Levels
2015      
January 6-9, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media Int/Adv/Retreat
January 13-16, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona - EXPLORING HISTORIC VERDE VALLEY All Media Int/Adv/Retreat
January 20-23, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona - ADV COLOR All Media Int/Adv/Retreat
January 27-30, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media Int/Adv/Retreat
February 3-6, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media Int/Adv/Retreat
February 10-13, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media Int/Adv/Retreat
February 17-20, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media Int/Adv/Retreat
February 24-27, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media All Levels
March 3-6, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media All Levels
March 10-13, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media All Levels
March 17-20, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media All Levels
March 24-27, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media All Levels
March 31-April 3, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona - 1 spot left All Media All Levels
April 7-10, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media All Levels
April 14-17, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media All Levels
April 25-May 2, 2015 Santa Fe, New Mexico - Painting Retreat waiting list   By Invitation Only
May 6-8, 2015 Gig Harbor, WA - Northwest Pastel Society Pastel All Levels
May 15-16, 2015 Ontario - Pastel Artists Canada Pastel All Levels
July-September, 2015 Campobello Island, NB - PaintCampobello All Media All Levels
June 30-July 3, 2015 Campobello Island, NB - PaintCampobello All Media All Levels
July 7-10, 2015 Campobello Island, NB - PaintCampobello All Media All Levels
July 14-17, 2015 Campobello Island, NB - PaintCampobello All Media All Levels
July 21-24, 2015 Campobello Island, NB - PaintCampobello All Media All Levels
July 28-31, 2015 Campobello Island, NB - PaintCampobello All Media All Levels
August 4-7, 2015 Campobello Island, NB - PaintCampobello All Media All Levels
August 11-14, 2015 Campobello Island, NB - PaintCampobello All Media All Levels
August 18-21, 2015 Campobello Island, NB - PaintCampobello All Media All Levels
August 24-28, 2015 Doug Dawson Mentoring Workshop All Media Mentoring Only
September 19-26, 2015 Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Painting Retreat   By Invitation Only
October 6-9, 2015 Acadia National Park, ME All Media All Levels
2016      
June 12-18, 2016 Scotland All Media All Levels

What to Expect
In the all-level workshops, Michael focuses on fundamentals for painting outdoors - how to begin, how to proceed and how to finish. He'll show you how to capture the moment quickly and effectively but without sacrificing mood and magic. The workshop will include demonstrations but also plenty of time for student work plus group critiques. Advanced workshops are customized more to students' needs and can also include mentoring. Whatever the workshop, Michael gives personal attention at the easel, complete with helpful tips and suggestions. You can expect an intense but very rewarding time!

Past students! Need a critique?
I will critique two of your paintings via e-mail for $50.
Get valuable feedback after you've taken a workshop with me and have had a chance to put your new skills to work!

Workshops for Art Organizations

2014

June-September 2014: Paint Campobello Workshops back to master schedule

During this period, Michael is teaching workshops from his studio on Campobello Island, NB, Canada, and in Lubec, Maine. All media, all levels.

For more information on Paint Campobello workshops, visit www.PaintCampobello.com.


August 1-3 : St Andrews, NB - Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre Workshop back to master schedule

3-day (Fri-Sun) plein air workshop through Sunbury Shores Arts & Nature Centre in historic St Andrews, New Brusnwick. All media, all levels.

Price: TBA

Contact: Sunbury Shores, www.sunburyshores.org, 506-529-3386, info@sunburyshores.org


September 29 - October 2, 2014: Acadia National Park, ME back to master schedule

Michael has taught this popular workshop for many years! Fall is a perfect time for painting in Acadia National Park - usually there is beautiful fall foliage, plus cool, crisp fall weather. Four days of intense but rewarding effort! .All media, all levels.

Price: $595

Contact: Acadia Workshop Center, www.acadiaworkshopcenter.com , 207-460-4119 , info@acadiaworkshopcenter.com


October 4-5, 2014: Monadnock Region , NH back to master schedule

This two-day plein air workshop is sponsored by the Monadnock Area Artists Association in Westmoreland (just a few miles from Keene, NH.) Come to the mountains of southern New Hampshire and paint the beautiful fall foliage!All media, all levels.

Price: $160 members, $185 non-members. Click here to download/print registration form!

Contact: See registration form


October 2014 - December 2014 Paint Sedona Workshops back to master schedule

During this period, Michael is teaching workshops from his studio in Sedona, Arizona. For more information on Paint Sedona workshops, visit www.PaintSedona.com


November 15, 22 and December 13, 2014- 3-Session Intro to Pastel back to master schedule

Due to popular demand, Michael will be teaching a three-Saturday pastel-only class. This will be in the studio; we may go outdoors to paint in a later session, but initially we will focus in the studio and build our pastel skills. Learn the basics of pastel painting! Michael will demonstrate surfaces, different pastel types and methods. Suitable for all levels. Three Saturdays, 1-5 pm each day.

Price: $200 for the three sessions. Contact: Michael directly.

 

2015

January 2015 - April 2015 Paint Sedona Workshops back to master schedule

During this period, Michael is teaching workshops from his studio in Sedona, Arizona. For more information on Paint Sedona workshops, visit www.PaintSedona.com


May 6-8, 2015: Gig Harbor, WA - Hosted by Northwest Pastel Society back to master schedule

Michael will teach a three-day pastel-only workshop for the Northwest Pastel Society in Gig Harbor, Washington, in conjunction with his judging the NPS's 29th Annual International Exhibition. Details to follow!


July-August 2015: Paint Campobello Workshops back to master schedule

During this period, Michael is teaching workshops from his studio on Campobello Island, NB, Canada, and in Lubec, Maine. All media, all levels.

For more information on Paint Campobello workshops, visit www.PaintCampobello.com.