ian robertsContact

Workshops - Plein Air Painting in Point Reyes, California

Five-Day Plein Air Painting Workshop
Point Reyes, California May 7-11, 2018

Point Reyes CA

Iíve painted in a lot of places in North America. The area around Point Reyes and Tomales I like as much as anywhere. It has really strong shapes and great variety. If you havenít seen it I know you will love the area for landscape painting. Itís about an hour north of San Francisco.

We will paint in four-hour sessions, one in the morning, one in the afternoon, for all five days. The emphasis will be on, as always on my workshops, structuring a foundation of good design before you start to paint.

Mark Twain once said, as I'm sure you've heard, "the coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." I can vouch for this, having started a painting in warm sunlight and watched as a fog bank came rolling in and could feel the temperature drop 30 degrees. So you need layers - a good down layer and a water-proof, wind resistant jacket. We may have sunny, warm weather the whole time. But you do need to be prepared.

There are lots of hotels, inns and B&Bs in the area. I would recommend staying in Inverness or Point Reyes.

Maximum number of participants: 12

Course fee: $700

Registration: Please fill out the registration form and mail it, along with a deposit check for $200, made out to Atelier Saint-Luc, to 12240 Dorothy St., Los Angeles, CA 90049. Email me that you are planning to come and that your check is in the mail, to ensure you secure your place.

Meals and accomodations

Each participant will be responsible for their own accomodation. All locations have a range of options for price. Each participant will be responsible for their meals although we will take lunches together and two or three dinners for those interested in eating together as as group.


If you have any question, please use the contact form.