"I had a great time this week. It was obvious that a lot of care went into planning the workshop; the locations were exceptionally beautiful. The lectures were informative. The individual critiques were helpful and well articulated. The demos were great. Overall It was a fun and helpful experience and a wonderful mix of personalities. One of my favorite weeks this year"...


“Thanks again for the workshop! I loved your enthusiasm and positive attitude, and am in awe of your expertise. I had dozens of ‘aha!’ moments during our time together and learned more about color from you than I have from any other source”... 


"I had a great week in Thomas’ workshop - I learned some great lessons in plein air painting and enjoyed the great camaraderie among fellow plein air painting enthusiasts. Thomas was a very helpful teacher – he was able to zero in on the weaknesses in my paintings and guide me in how to improve and strengthen them. I am looking forward to taking another workshop from Thomas and would heartily recommend him to anyone looking to improve their painting skills"...


"This workshop was so worth it. For an artist who has an art background, but never painted en plein air, this was the class for me. The demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, great group-learning, and personal painting time made it fun! Not to mention the beautiful outdoors and knowledgeable and personable teacher. I’m looking forward to a second workshop which will build upon the foundation I now have. A MUST!!!!"...


"I found Thomas' workshop to be a valuable learning experience. It dealt with color, composition, brush use for varying textures, accounting for lighting conditions, and many other issues. Watching him work on demos was particularly helpful. It was also nice to see the work of the other students. I recommend the workshop to anyone interested in improving their plein air painting skills"...

TJK Destination Workshops 20/21

Here are the painting workshops Thomas has currently scheduled for 2020 and 2021. Several are still in development, but everything presented here will be held on the dates indicated. You may contact him directly about a specific workshop by clicking the request info buttons below...

Plein Air Sicily

4 spots remaining

Sept. 27th - Oct. 3rd, 2020

near Marsala, Italy

For information about this workshop click request info below...

Painting for the Plein Air Painter

Registration open

August 3rd - 7th, 2020

near Portland, Oregon USA

For information about this workshop click request info below...

Plein Air Monhegan

3 spots remaining

August 22nd - 29th, 2020

Monhegan Island, Maine USA

For information about this workshop click request info below...

Plein Air France:


Hold the date!

June 15th - 22nd, 2021

Dordogne, France

Workshop information to come...

Drawing for the Plein Air Painter

Registration open

July 27th - 31st, 2020

near Portland Oregon USA

For information about this workshop click request info below...


Thomas' instructional approach is simple – start where you are and advance you from there. Make learning fun and focus on the positive as you work to improve. Over the past 25 years Thomas has learned how new destinations can inspire you to work harder to become a better artist...

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