Registration Includes – Five days of painting in select locations with inspirational instruction with Erin Lee Gafill; delicious picnic lunches; coffee, soft drinks, and snacks during painting sessions; “after hours” events; wine maker reception; artist studio visit and more!
Wednesday – Carmel Valley
Thursday – San Juan Bautista Mission
Friday – Monterey Harbor
Saturday – Point Lobos / Carmel River Mouth
Sunday – Big Sur Coast
Where you’ll Stay -
Your registration fee does not include lodging. We will offer suggestions for motels and camping options in Salinas area on Wednesday and Thursday, and the Monterey Peninsula for Friday and Saturday Nights.
What You’ll Need -
We will soon post a supplies list of everything you’ll need for Plein Air Painting. While this workshop series will be inspiring and educational for painters of all skill levels, outdoor painting can be a workout. Painters will need to carry supplies back and forth from car to location, and spend a few hours at a time each day in an outdoor, natural environment.
It rarely rains in Monterey County in July, but Central Coast temperatures can be anywhere from 50 degrees and foggy to 100 degrees and scorching. You’ll want to bring walking shoes, painting clothes and gloves, as well as comfortable dress for evening festivities.
Food and Drink -
Each day we’ll prepare and provide a delicious lunch with vegan/gluten free options (along with meat and bread at times). We will also provide coffee, soda water, soft drinks and snacks during painting sessions.
Evening events will include wine / soft drinks and a snack. Participants are on their own for breakfast and dinner.
Painting Sessions -
There is nothing more essential to great outdoor painting than good light. Each day will include two 3-hour sessions. Wednesday morning’s session will be mainly introduction and instruction. In the afternoon we’ll set up to paint. To get the best from the Central Coast light, some of our sessions will commence early in the morning, late in the day.
Evening Receptions -
Of course evening get-togethers are optional, but you won’t want to miss what we are organizing. Your registration fee will include presentations by Monterey County wine makers, an afternoon at the Carmel Bach Festival, an evening on the beach for the Pacific Grove Feast of Lanterns, and much more.