Anne Blair Brown

"Loose & Painterly Brushwork- En Plein Air"
4-Day Workshops

Same Workshop, 3 choices:

April 27-30, 2022 (WAITLIST ONLY) Please contact Rachel Blair (contact info below) to get on waitlist.

May 18-21, 2022 (WAITLIST ONLY)
Please contact Rachel Blair (contact info below) to get on waitlist.

September 14-17, 2022

$875 (deposit of $250 to secure your spot)

10am-5pm Central

To register contact Rachel Blair or 615/504-7201, or click the button below.

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In this unique format, you will spend 4 days with Anne painting at Blue Bird Hill Retreat.  Each day will have a painting demo/presentation based upon the topic of the day and a catered lunch break (featuring a delicious, healthy lunch, included in price).  The later part of the day will we have both group and individual painting time.  Class size will be limited to ensure lots of individual attention for each participant. Suitable for any student with plein air experience and a desire to learn.

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April 7-9, 2022

Skill Level: Confident Beginner thru Advanced

15 person maximum size


$100 deposit due at registration

Kathie Odom

Plein Air Workshop
**Only a few spots left!**

April 7-9, 2022
9am-5pm Daily

Painting outdoors offers so many opportunities to grow as an oil painter. It's the place to learn harmony in your composition, the colors in light, the beauty of restraint PLUS it's just plain fun to paint plein air in April! Come catch Kathie's enthusiasm as you paint together at this extraordinary Artists Farmhouse & Retreat in Middle Tennessee. Receive three days of outdoor painting demos and personal instruction at your easel alongside Kathie AND two evening meals. (Also, for a few more bucks, you can bring your spouse along for dinner too!)



Tracy Everly

"Plein Air Painting: A Fresh Approach"
4 Days - May 11-14, 2022
(includes daily lunch and snacks)
Deposit of $200 will secure your spot

Tracy’s teaching objective is to create a positive environment, empowering students to take risks, ask questions and pursue their own individual artistic path. Her method involves sharing some aspects of her own process, aiming to help students build tangible foundational skills and to offer guidance about materials. She also focuses on mindset and thought process as important aspects of creating art. 

Every day spent painting outside is an opportunity to enjoy the moment and grow as a painter. 


Suitable for all levels of experience, although some plein air experience is helpful.

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Joseph Gyurcsak

"Capturing Light & Atmosphere"
 Plein Air Workshop

June 2-5, 2022 (4 days)
9am - 3pm daily
$875 (deposit of $250 to secure your spot)
Lunch included

Joe is known for his juicy, energetic brushwork and moving compositions.  He has been teaching for 35 years and is currently the resident artist for Dick Blick/Utrecht Artist Materials.  You will find him among other premier artists on the plein air event circuit, such as Plein Air Easton (where he won the Grand Prize!), Door County Plein Air Festival, and Laguna Beach Plein Air, just to name a few.

In this workshop you will learn how to paint energized plein air paintings which capture the unique light and atmosphere of the scene. Joseph will help you see your subject more clearly,  while you learn to put your artistic “stamp” on your creation.  You will leave this workshop having discovered the more confident artist within.


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You can expect daily demos, a short lecture, and morning and afternoon painting sessions with individual guidance and critique.  Subjects covered include Drawing, Composition, Value, Color, Edges, Paint and Surface manipulation.

All skill levels welcome

Suitable for Oil, Acrylic and Watercolor artists.


Peggi Kroll Roberts

"The Still Life Outdoors"

3 Days - September 22-24, 2022
$575 (deposit of $150 to secure your spot)

About this workshop

In this workshop, the outdoor still life will be the subject matter with a focus on improving drawing skills and seeing value and color relationships. There will be daily demonstrations focusing on design and emphasizing the big, simple shapes that are the foundation of good painting. 


Jim Carson

"Simplifying the Design"

October 27-29, 2022
$575 (deposit of $150 will secure your spot)
Max. class size is 9 students

Jim will show you how to simplify and solidify your compositions, giving you a solid foundation for strong paintings.  He will spend a good amount of time strengthening your color mixing knowledge, and will demonstrate how perfect color placement will make a painting pop!

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