Plein Air Painting Workshop

 Build confidence in oil painting ‘en plein air’ at various locations on the Franklin Waterfront. ‘En plein air’ means "in the open air". It describes the process of painting a subject outdoors and from life. Painting in this way is considered the best way for an artist to learn to see and interpret the colours in nature and to capture the mood and feeling of a place.

This introductory two-day workshop is best suited to artists with some prior oil painting experience keen to develop their skills and confidence. Topics covered over the two days will include selecting your subject, composition, blocking in and tonal values, colour mixing and the challenge of changing light – working fast.

Experienced Tasmanian plein air artist, Rick Crossland will share his knowledge and skills through demonstrations and instruction throughout the day.

An undercover space will be available if the weather is unsuitable. Numbers will be limited to 8 to make this an intimate group experience. Cost for the two days (covers demonstrations, instruction and morning tea). Book your tickets early, to enable additional information and/or a pre-workshop meeting for all those who have registered, to discuss equipment and practical considerations.

Numbers will be limited to 8 (minimum of 5). Payment in full in advance only.


All ticket funds returned to operator. Pre-bookings only.