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Plein  Air

Urban Sketching, as the name implies, artists use a sketch book instead of an easel.  Your supples should fit in a small area.  In places such as Starbucks, artists should probably buy a snack or coffee as we’d be taking up customer space.  Let’s get together to relax, socialize, and work on art.

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Plein Air is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting, drawing, photography or any medium you want in the outdoors. The practice goes back for centuries, but was truly made into an art form by the French Impressionists.

This is a Membership Benefit!  Bring your own supplies, whether acrylics, oils, watercolors, pastels, pencils, ink , clay, camera or just come to enjoy the environment.

Plein Airs usually go from 9am to 12pm, but feel free to come and go as you need.  Some will do a critique at the end and they will decide that when they meet up.  

March 4th - Ringling

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, Fl  from  10:00 - 1:00

Ringling is free on Mondays. Meet in the lobby to get tickets. 

Whether you want to take advantage of the FREE Monday Museum or do Plein Air.  Bring your supplies and join us at Ringling.  More information to come.  

March 12th - Centerline Farm Equestrian Center

21202 61st Ave E, Bradenton, Fl  from 9:00 - 11:00

Limit of 10 people so please RSVP to

Kids and pets are not allowed.  Bring some carrots and/or apples

Subjects include horses, cows, sheep, barn, pastures, paddocks. 

Animals!  There will be farm animals for you to capture or just enjoy.  Bring your supplies and join us at Centerline.  More information to come.  

March 30th - Solomon's Castle

4533 Solomon Rd  Ona, FL 33865

This is a chance to see a one of a kind museum and to enjoy the grounds.  We can't do Plein Air inside the castle, but can on the grounds.  You'll find the castle, a boat with a moat, landscape and more.  The boat is also a restaurant, so enjoy lunch also.  They do NOT take credit cards.  Bring your supplies and join us at Solomon's Castle.  Website for more information on Solomon's -   More information to come.  

May 4th - Cortez Fishing Village

11655 Cortez Rd, Cortez, FL 34215

Bring your supplies and join us at Cortez Fishing Village.  More information to come.  Please RSVP  via email.

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