2023 Event


Suzie Baker AIS OPA

May 15-17, 2023
​3 Day Workshop - $525

New Bern, NC USA

​Suzie Baker is an award-winning artist whose paintings are regularly on display in magazines, prestigious national shows and plein air invitationals. She became president of Oil Painters of America in 2020 and holds signature status in that distinguished organization as well as the American Impressionist Society, American Women Artists, and others. In addition to being a still life and portrait artist, Suzie has been painting en plein air since she was a teenager. A sought-after instructor, for her humorous and informative style, Suzie teaches through her instructional video, Color Magic, and in workshops around the United States, Europe and close to her home in the Houston, Texas area


What do you get when you take a workshop with Suzie?

You will experience a fun-filled, guided, hands-on learning experience. Students receive instruction on principles of painting ranging from drawing, color, value, composition, color theory, and SO MUCH MORE. Every day, you will apply what is being taught by getting outside to paint. You will see field demos and receive one-on-one instruction at your easel throughout the workshop 

To see more of Suzie's work and complete resume visit her website.  www.suziebaker.com


James Richards AISM

May 12-13, 2023
​2 Day Workshop - $350  FULL - Click to WAITLIST

May 18-20, 2023
​3 Day Workshop - $525

New Bern, NC USA

This is a unique opportunity to attend a three day oil painting workshop in beautiful New Bern, NC, with American Impressionist Artist, James Richards (AISM). James is a multiple winner in the American Impressionist Society's Annual Exhibition, being awarded Best of Show in 2015 and Master status in 2019. His work is best known for its expressive and often experimental brushwork, spontaneity, sensitive color and mystery.​


Day 1 will be spent with James sharing his concepts, ideas and techniques for creating loose impressionistic paintings. This is mainly a teaching and demonstration day, with some student painting as well. Concepts covered will include planning and organizing your painting to allow for looseness and spontaneity. You will discuss how to turn the chaotic visual elements of reality into a visual language on canvas. In addition, you’ll also be working on creating color harmony while using a limited palette. James will provide photo references with information relative to the next day’s work.

Day 2 & 3 will be spent working En Plein Air (weather permitting and locations TBD) while applying and sharpening the concepts and techniques from the previous day’s study. You will be encouraged to paint multiple pieces, with a focus on smaller studies.

To see more of James's work and complete resume visit his website. www.artistjamesrichards.com

Following your enrollment, you will be contacted by the coordinator of your workshop.
For immediate questions or assistance contact  pleinairnewbern.com
A deposit of $100 ($40 is non-refundable) will reserve your place. Balance due 30 days prior to workshop start date.

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