California Workshops - Plein Air Painting Outdoors







Plein-air Workshop




"The future belongs
to those
who believe
in the Beauty
of their Dreams!"

-Eleanor Roosevelt




Let's Paint California in 2021!
Courageous Color Workshop

California - 2021 Spring

New Dates!
APRIL 21-22, 23-24, 2021

Workshop Schedule:
-Paint Wednesday, Thursday
(Friday - day off to explore or finish paintings,
Friday Evening Critique for 4 Day Students)
-Paint Saturday, Sunday.

Choose Two or All Four Painting Days
for a more intensive Workshop experience
painting Courageous Color!


Limited Size Class.
Social distancing with Masks when close.
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• All Level Painters Welcome.
• Work in Your Choice of Medium.

Mediums to Consider:

I will Demo in Oil, Acrylic or Watrecolor
but can assist and teach all mediums.

Plein-air Painting Outdoors
from 9am to 3 or 4pm on most days.




Join Us and Paint in California!
In these Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Area,
California Outdoor Workshops,
we will paint in various spectacular central coast locations!
A different spot each day!

How to Increase Your Color Courage!
How to Create Drama with Light and Color.
Learn Color Harmony theory and techniques.

Art Workshop Instructor, Maggie Renner Hellmann
will share with you her craft & knowledge and help you
to free yourself from stagnant color choices.

Learn Color Theory and practise the
core elements of successful paintings.
- Color, composition, focal point, light source, values,
positive & negative shapes, volumes, edges,
brushwork & perspective, and much more.

Maggie will guide you to easy access,
spectacular painting areas.
Each day begins with Maggie giving a demo
with handouts on one of the many “elements of painting”.
Then she will assist artists individually and paint
for students to observe thru-out the day.
Group idea sharing at lunch and
paintings shared at the end of the day.

Come & share in the delight and energy of painting outdoors.

A perfect blend of
Art & Adventure!


2 Days Tuition is $285.
4 Full Days Tuition $550.

One Half Deposit is due upon Sign-up.

Balance Due 14 days Prior to beginning Workshop day.
(ie: April 7th, 2021)

Discounts for returning students who have
completed 4 or more days of my outside painting classes.


For questions and to Sign up, Email me at:
or call (831) 462-9337

Contact me & mail your Deposit check to:

Maggie Hellmann
1007 Lewis Circle
Santa Cruz, CA 95062-4350

Thank You so much!
I look forward to painting with you
and sharing lots of painting techniques
and tips learned over the years!




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