plein air painting workshops with Michael Chesley Johnson in Sedona Arizona

"Small Workshops for the Serious Student"

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Join plein air landscape painter Michael Chesley Johnson for small-size outdoor painting workshops and painting retreats in Sedona, Arizona, and the nearby Verde Valley area October 2016-April 2017.

Price of each workshop - only US$300, not including lodging. Workshops run Tue-Fri, 9-1.
Class size is limited to only 4 students, so reserve soon!
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Now offering a lodging/tuition package! For $600, you get the workshop plus five nights' lodging at Gandolfo Studios.

You'll be near some of the best hiking and painting in and near Sedona. Sedona's "Red Rock Country" is famous for beautiful rock formations, canyons and scenic vistas. We may also visit the mining town of Jerome, historic Clarkdale and the surrounding Verde River watershed. the For more on Sedona, visit the Sedona Chamber of Commerce, I Love Sedona and Sedona Monthly sites. For some neat video, visit

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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 contributor to The Pastel Journal and Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine, he lives and paints in Lubec, Downeast Maine, and in Sedona, Arizona. Michael also specializes in teaching small-size plein air workshops in oil and pastel for the intermediate and advanced level painter and for painters desiring mentoring. Michael also teaches workshops in the summer in "Way" Downeast Maine. Visit for details. Visit the workshop schedule page of his website for details.

Michael also has a large archive of tips and techniques for the plein air painter on his blog.

"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." 

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