plein air painting workshops with Michael Chesley Johnson in Sedona Arizona

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Schedule is subject to change up until first sign-up for a week.
Workshops are $300 unless otherwise noted.
Read below for lodging/tuition package!

Questions? E-mail Michael at mcj.painter@gmail.com
or call (575) 267-2450 or (505) 303-0702 (no text messages please to either number)

Not sure what level is right for you? Read this blog post by Michael.

NOTE! Schedule subject to change unti first student signs up!

Remaining Spring 2017

Feb 21-24, 2017 Sign Up Here - 2 openings
Special Topic: Painting with a Knife
INT/ADV
Oil/Acrylic ONLY/ PLEIN AIR
Mar 7-10, 2017 Sign Up Here - 2 openings
Special Topic: Exploring the Verde Valley
ALL LEVEL / PLEIN AIR
Mar 14-17, 2017 Sign Up Here - 2 openings INT/ADV PLEIN AIR
Apr 2-8, 2017

Special Joint Workshop with Doug Tweddale ($475)
Only 2 OPENINGS left!

ALL LEVEL / PLEIN AIR
Fall/Spring/Winter 2017/2018
Oct 22-28 , 2017 Special Albert Handell Mentoring Program See link for details
Oct 30-Nov 3, 2017 Special Doug Dawson Workshop See link for details
November 14-17, 2017 Sign Up Here - 3 openings ALL LEVEL / PLEIN AIR
November 28-December 1, 2017 Sign Up Here - 4 openings ALL LEVEL / PLEIN AIR
December 5-8, 2017 Sign Up Here - 4 openings ALL LEVEL / PLEIN AIR
December 12-15, 2017 Sign Up Here - 4 openings ALL LEVEL / PLEIN AIR
December 19-22, 2017 Sign Up Here - 4 openings ALL LEVEL / PLEIN AIR
December 26-29, 2017 Sign Up Here - 4 openings ALL LEVEL / PLEIN AIR
January 2-5, 2018 Sign Up Here - 4 openings INT/ADV PLEIN AIR
January 9-12, 2018 Sign Up Here - 4 openings INT/ADV PLEIN AIR
January 16-19, 2018 Sign Up Here - 4 openings INT/ADV PLEIN AIR
January 23-26, 2018 Sign Up Here - 4 openings INT/ADV PLEIN AIR
January 30-February 2, 2018 Sign Up Here - 4 openings INT/ADV PLEIN AIR
February 6-9, 2018 Sign Up Here - 4 openings INT/ADV PLEIN AIR
February 13-16, 2018 Sign Up Here - 4 openings INT/ADV PLEIN AIR
February 20-23, 2018 Sign Up Here - 4 openings INT/ADV PLEIN AIR
February 27-March 2, 2018 Sign Up Here - 4 openings ALL LEVEL / PLEIN AIR
March 6-9, 2018 Sign Up Here - 4 openings ALL LEVEL / PLEIN AIR
March 13-16, 2018 Sign Up Here - 4 openings ALL LEVEL / PLEIN AIR
March 20-23, 2018 Sign Up Here - 4 openings ALL LEVEL / PLEIN AIR
March 27-30, 2018 Sign Up Here - 4 openings ALL LEVEL / PLEIN AIR
April 3-6, 2018 Sign Up Here - 4 openings ALL LEVEL / PLEIN AIR
April 10-13, 2018 Sign Up Here - 4 openings ALL LEVEL / PLEIN AIR
Coming Up in 2018
October 24-27, 2018 Special Grand Canyon Workshop through the Grand Canyon Association Details to come!

Are you new to plein air painting? If so, I strongly encourage you to take my online plein air painting course. It's only $20
and includes a downloadable text and several helpful videos for you to watch!

Sign Up back to schedule

Cost of the weeklong, half-day workshop is $300.
$150 deposit is required to hold your space
. Deposit is non-refundable unless your reserved place can be filled by another student. View cancellation policy here.
Balance is due 30 days in advance of your workshop, check only, please.
If you are interested in the "package" ($600 for tuition plus 5 nights of lodging at Gandolfo studios), just pay the $150 tuition deposit below.
Make sure you contact Michael regarding lodging and details regarding that. **NOTE: Lodging arrangements, both registration and cancellation, are ultimately the responsibility of the student.**

  • Pick your week from the list
    Send Michael an e-mail to make sure your week (or weekend) is still available
  • We prefer payment of your deposit by personal check. Your $150 check can be made out to "Michael Johnson." When you ask Michael if space is available, he can give you the current mailing address. However, we do offer Paypal as an option as below.Send a $150 deposit to reserve your space. Deposits can be made below via credit card or PayPal.

If you can't pay by personal check, click the button below to pay your deposit via PayPal or with a credit card. (Vendor will appear as "FBS Gallery" and with the extended name of "Friars Bay Gallery.") Important: Let us know what week you would like!

To register and send your US$150 deposit via PayPal:

Enter Week Requested:
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Deposit is non-refundable unless your reserved space can be filled by another student.

Paint Sedona Studio Location: Gandolfo Studio, 220 Goodrow Lane, Sedona, Arizona 86336

(Don't see a date that works for you? Visit Paint Campobello for summer workshops or see Michael's full workshop schedule.)

If you're interested in a week for which no workshop is scheduled, Michael might be available to teach if you have two or more. Contact him.

Questions? E-mail Michael at mcj.painter@gmail.com or call (575) 267-2450 or (505) 303-0702 (no text messages please)

NEW! Special Joint PLEIN AIR Workshop with Doug Tweddale
Sunday, April 2 - Saturday, April, 8, 2017 - $475
Work with your choice of two artists! Michael will work in oil; Doug Tweddale, in pastel. Workshop will run from Sunday evening through Saturday morning, giving you five full days of plein air painting plus plenty of time for critiques and art talk. Sunday evening will be orientation in the studio, followed by a group dinner. After that, each day will involve studio time and also field time, followed by homework assignments on-location. Saturday morning will be a final critique and farewell. Studio will be at Gandolfo Studios at 220 Goodrow Lane, West Sedona. Pre-registration required. More details and to sign up here!