Friday, January 13, 2012

Seeking New Painting Workshop Venues

I'm  looking for new landscape painting workshop venues for 2013 and 2014.

Would you or your group be interested in inviting me to teach in your town?  I have a new program, "From Sketch to Studio," in which students will spend time out in the field gathering reference material with cameras and sketchbooks and then go to the studio to create finished works.  I'll show my process and cover the finer points of creating finished studio paintings from the reference material.

I'll  work in oil or pastel, but students may work in any medium.  Length of the workshop may be anywhere from two to five days.  The program can also be customized, such as an all-plein-air workshop or one that is based totally in the studio.

If your group hosts art exhibitions, such as an annual members' show, I'm also available to judge or serve as a juror in conjunction with a workshop.

For more information and pricing, please contact me at

If you're part of a group, feel free to send this entire post on to your program director.

About Michael Chesley Johnson

An award-winning landscape painter, Michael has taught for art centers and art groups across the country for over ten years.  A Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine and a frequent writer for The Pastel Journal, he has authored several books and videos, including Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil & Pastel.  Artist's Network TV offers two of his full-length demonstration videos.   In 2009, he gave two well-received demonstrations to the biennial International Association of Pastel Societies convention in Albuquerque.

For more about Michael:  (Michael's current schedule) (winter/spring mentoring plein air workshops in Arizona) (summer/fall plein air workshops in the Canadian Maritimes) (A Plein Air Painter's Blog with helpful tips for the student)


Cindy Michaud said...

Florida? no mountains.....

Michael Chesley Johnson said...

I love Florida! I have done workshops in Sarasota a couple of times and might do one in St Augustine.

Loretta said...

Hi Michael, I know I would love an opportunity like this to come to my neck of the woods....How about Scappoose, Oregon which is located about 20 miles from Portland? There are Mountains, Rivers, Creeks, wetlands, parks bridges....trees...trees....and more trees. The Pacific ocean is less than a two hour drive away.
I will find out if The Columbia Arts Guild (which I belong) would be interested in hosting. I would also need to check into the pricing.

Michael Chesley Johnson said...

Sounds like a possibility, Loretta. Send me your e-mail address and a note to remind me.