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Plein Air San Miguel

February 19 - 23, 2018

5 days, 3 Instructors


Paint in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, with Anne Blair Brown, Frank Gardner, and Thomas Jefferson Kitts.


This is our third year! Award winning artists Anne, Frank, and Thomas are teaming up again to take you on an exciting plein air adventure in beautiful San Miguel de Allende!

What will be taught...​

In this workshop, Anne, Frank, and Thomas will guide you through their methods for composing a successful outdoor painting, from start to finish. You will learn how to zero in on a subject and quickly set yourself up for success while also managing changing light conditions. Anne, Frank, and Thomas will use daily demonstrations to share key elements that make a painting succeed: strong design, solid values, color harmony, and creative use of edges and brushstrokes. All three will also share how to balance academics with personal expression, and encourage you to create solid paintings that reflect your individual style.

Experience a low student to teacher ratio​...

Registration for this workshop will close at a maximum 24 students. We believe that keeping the student/teacher ratio low creates quality one-on-one instruction time. On Day One you will work with the entire group and all three instructors. On Day Two, Three, and Four, each teacher will instruct only eight students at a time, with each group rotating every day. Then, on Day Five you will work with the whole group and all the teachers again, putting together what you have learned during your intensive week.

Our workshop instructors:

About the location...

San Miguel de Allende is located northwest of Mexico City. It is a safe and friendly place filled with wonderful people, interesting places to paint, affordable accommodations, and fantastic food – all offered at reasonable prices.

The best way to arrive is to fly into the airport in Leon or Santiago de Queretero and take a bus or taxi directly to your lodgings in San Miguel. This is safe, easy, and inexpensive to do. We will provide instructions and can recommend first class bus lines and private drivers if you ask.You won't need a car for this workshop. We will walk or provide transportation to all of our painting locations. Just ask!

There is so much to do and paint in San Miguel, so we recommend you schedule extra days with your spouse, partner, or friends to experience all the things this unique area has to offer.

How to register...

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