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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    
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- waiting list All Media Int/Adv/Retreat
November 25, 2014 Artists Network University - Plein Air Online All Media All Levels
December 2-5, 2014 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona - 2 spaces left All Media All Levels
December 22-24, 2014
(3-day, Mon-Wed)
Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona - 1 space left All Media All Levels
December 29-31, 2014
(3-day, Mon-Wed)
Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona - 3 spaces left All Media All Levels
2015      
January 6-9, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona 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 17-20, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona - 1 space left 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 - EXPLORING HISTORIC VERDE VALLEY All Media Int/Adv/Retreat
March 24-27, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona All Media All Levels
March 31-April 3, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona - waiting list 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
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 1-4, 2015 Campobello Island, NB - PaintCampobello All Media Int-Advanced
October 6-9, 2015 Acadia National Park, ME All Media All Levels
October 17-24, 2015 Sedona Plein Air Festival    
October 27-30, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona    
November 3-6 , 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona    
November 10-13 , 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona    
November 17-20 , 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona    
November 23-25 , 2015
(3 days, Mon-Wed)
Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona    
December 1-4, 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona    
December 8-11 , 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona    
December 15-18 , 2015 Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona    
December 21-23 , 2015
(3 days, Mon-Wed)
Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona    

December 28-30, 2015
(3 days, Mon-Wed)

Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona    
2016      

January-April, 2016

Sedona, Arizona - PaintSedona    
April 10-16 , 2016 Albert Handell Mentoring Workshop Oil/Pastel Int-Adv
June 12-18, 2016 Scotland All Media All Levels
September 26-29, 2016 Acadia National Park, ME All Media All Levels
October 6-8, 2016 Crawford Notch, New Hampshire (AMC Highland Center) All Media All Levels

July-August, 2016

Campobello Island, NB - Paint Campobello    

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

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.