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No Stress Introduction to Plein Air

  • DawnArt Studios 180 11th Street Northwest Atlanta, GA, 30318 United States (map)

1 Day Workshop 10 - 3 pm $125

No stress introduction to plein air. Enjoy painting outside and the companionship of other painters. Extra easels available
Painting out in the open can be exhilarating, but it can also be overwhelming in the beginning. What kind of equipment do I need? How do I set up? What do I take? How do I negotiate the ever-changing landscape?
The very things that make plein air paintings so lively are the very things that can make it such a challenge. In this course we will break it down into easy to manage steps. We will address things like traveling with paints and paintings, how to set up your equipment, simple color palette, the importance of value, and finding your focal point and more!

We will start indoors, cover how to start, and then move outside to capture the landscape. I will have several different types of easels and will cover each type of set up. Bring all of your paints and brushes and easels if you have one. No easel, no problem,  easels available  for rent 10.00
Join me for a 1 day workshop to get you ready for plein air.
 Contact Dawn with any questions
Supply lists -  Coming soon

Extra easels available for rent 10.00

Plein air Suggested Supply List

New to plein air?  Here are a few tips to help get you started.


Easel One that is easy to carry

palette - Wooden palette that you can clip to your easel or disposable. I use a 12 x 16 that fits in my Wet canvas carrier

Paints - I suggest a simple palette to start with

White - a big tube, a cool red and blue and a warm red and blue

Cad Yellow light or something similar

For Example: Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium yellow light, or hue, Ultramarine blue or Phtalo blue, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red or hue. I also like Sap Green and Naples Yellow. Be careful when buy Naples, some manufactors have too much white. I use Utrecht brand.

Canvas or panel I typically use 9 x 12 or 12 x 16

Any other colors that make you happy

If working in oils you will mix a lot of your colors. If working in acrylic, you might bring more pre mixed colors to help with dry time. Also a retarder and spray bottle for misting the color and a container for water to clean brushes

Sketch book and pencil

Paper towels, baby wipes, & trash bag


Brushes and palette knife of your choice

Brush cleaner and container with a tight lid to keep from spilling

Any medium you use to thin your paint. 

Bottled water and a snack.

Chair and or table only if you want to carry it!


Sunscreen and bug spray


Back pack to put all supplies in.






Earlier Event: April 16
No Stress Introduction to Plein Air
Later Event: June 5
White Hall Painting Retreat