Plein Air Workshops

My plein air workshops are an opportunity for artists of all skill levels to immerse themselves in the experience of painting outdoors on location around Stanford in the Overberg.

The workshops focus on developing the technical skills required for plein air painting in a supported environment.

Painting outdoors is not only an opportunity to grow as an artist, but also a wonderful way of being in the moment and experiencing nature intimately as inspiration and studio.

My goal is to meet artists where they are on their artistic journey and provide advice and support to help them expand their practice to include the joys and benefits of plein air painting.

I usually run two plein air workshops a year. To be notified when a workshop date is announced, please sign up to my mailing list below.

Plein air painting workshop at The Zesty Lemon on Sir Robert Stanford Estate.


Build your own workshop

Step 1: Select a workshop topic from the list below.

Step 2: Get four or more friends together and decide on dates and a suitable venue for your workshop.

Step 3: Email me your first, second and third choice of dates for the workshop.

Depending on the topic, workshops can be half a day or a full day.

Art Workshop Topics

Plein Air Pencil Value Studies

There are some basics to learning to see like an artist, in values and large shapes. We’ll learn how to quickly and accurately get down what we see into our sketchbooks and generate lots of ideas for future paintings.

A half day workshop
R250 per person (min. 4), materials not included
No drawing or painting experience necessary.

Oil & Cold Wax Alla Prima Painting

Cold wax medium is my “secret weapon” when it comes to painting alla prima. In this workshop I’ll show you my plein air alla prima process and we’ll complete a small painting together.

A full day workshop
R500 per person (min. 4), materials not included
Some painting experience necessary.

Colour & Brushwork

Using a limited colour palette, we will spend the day mixing colour and exploring the possibilities of brushwork with oil paint and cold wax medium.

A full day workshop
R500 per person (min. 4), materials not included
Suitable for all skill levels.