plein air painting workshops with Michael Chesley Johnson in Sedona Arizona

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**Over 20 Years of Teaching Plein Air Painting Workshops in the Southwest!**

Join landscape painter Michael Chesley Johnson for plein air painting workshops and retreats in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado or Utah, November 2017-April 2018.

Don't miss this opportunity to study with a master!


Paint the Southwest Plein Air Painting Workshops and Retreats with Michael Chesley Johnson
"Secret Shadows" 9x12 Oil - Painted in New Mexico

"Paint the Southwest" Offers Two Kinds of
Landscape Painting Workshops with Michael Chesley Johnson

1. Private Painting Intensive Study . Do you consider yourself a landscape painter with some experience but feel you aren't improving? Then this program is for you! Michael invites you to join him in a one-on-one experience in his New Mexico studio and in the field where he'll work with you to improve your skill. After a preliminary consultation, he'll create a custom program to bring your craft to the next level. Includes six nights' lodging at the studio and three meals a day, with private bed and bath, plus consultations after the program for three months. Click on the link for details. (A tuition-only option is available; you would, of course, then be responsible for your own meals and lodging.)

2. All-Level Group Plein Air Painting Workshops. Are you new to plein air painting? Or do you have some experience but would like to hone your craft in a small group? The original "Paint Sedona" program! Michael will teach small groups the important fundamentals of plein air painting. Any level of student is welcome and in any medium. Great for experienced painters, too! Workshops are based in the Sedona, Arizona, area and elsewhere in the Southwest. Includes four half-days of tuition. (A "package" with lodging is also available.) Click on the link for details.

We hope you'll join us in these one-of-a-kind plein air
painting retreats and workshops!


About Michael Chesley Johnson AIS PSA MPAC

One of the country's top plein air painters, Michael Chesley Johnson works in oil and pastel in the American Southwest, coastal Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. He has been an invited artist to many national plein air painting events over the years and has competed in challenging locations such as the Grand Canyon.

Elected a Master Pastellist by Pastel Artists Canada in 2008, he is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society and the Pastel Society of America and a juried member of Oil Painters of America. He is the author of Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil & Pastel and Through a Painter's Brush: The American Southwest . A long-time writer for The Pastel Journal and Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine, he teaches plein air painting workshops across the US and seasonally in New Mexico and Maine . For more information, visit www.MChesleyJohnson.com

"Thank you for a wonderful painting experience.  It was so much better than a workshop
with a lot of students. I would definitely do this again." 

Contact Michael

Paint the Southwest Plein Air Painting Workshops and Retreats with Michael Chesley Johnson
"High Desert Lake" 9x12 Oil - Painted in New Mexico


Photos from Some Areas Where We May Paint in New Mexico, Plus Studio and Lodging
(click on image for larger version)


Near Wild Sheep Mesa


El Morro National Monument


Ramah Lake


Cliffside Granary

 


El Morro National Monument


In Elmorroville


Ramah Lake


Lava Tubes, El Malpais National Monument

 


Bonita Canyon


Sunset over Ramah


Artists' Home, Basecamp for Workshop


Artists' Home, Basecamp for Workshop


Studio


Studio


Living Area


Living Area


Sleeping Suite


Dining Area/Kitchen


Views


Views!

Here's a short video of the area and its attractions for the painter:

 

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