OPS was formed to create opportunities and incentives for artists of like mind to come together and paint ...........En Plein Air



OPS membership boasts not only gifted painters, but excellent teachers and workshop instructors as well.  Visit this page often for updates and new workshop listings.  Classes and workshops are open to any artist wishing to advance their skills to the next level.  You need not be a member of Outdoor Painters Society to attend one of these workshops....but after meeting and painting along with some of our members, we hope you will consider joining this active outdoor painting group. (We paint indoors too!)


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Cecy Turner Oil Painting Workshops for Intermediate/Advanced Students

See web site for course descriptions www.cecyturner.com (Exhibits, Events and Classes)


November 8-9, 2017 for Rockwall Art League

Time: 9-4

Location: Harry Myers Community Center, 815 E. Washington, Rockwall, TX 75087

Cost: $150 (two days)

Contact: Cecy Turner email cecy@cecyturner.com


December 4-5, 2017 for Wylie Art Gallery

Time: 9-4

Location: Wylie Art Gallery, 201 N. Ballard Ave., #100, Wylie, TX 75098

Cost: $175 (two days)

Contact: Cheryl Mabry 972-922-8425 or email cmt611@gmail.com


January 23-25, 2018 for Artists' Showplace Gallery

Time: 9:30-4

Location: Artists' Showplace Gallery, 15615 Coit Rd., #230, Dallas, TX 75248 (upstairs classroom)

Cost: $290 (three days)

Contact: Artists' Showplace 972-233-1223




Watercolor in the Studio

Savannah, GA

October 27, 2017 - 1:30-4PM

Hosted by Savannah Art Association

The workshop will be at the Jepson Art Center

About Savannah: With its pedestrian-friendly layout and innovative urban design, Savannah serves as a balm for the senses. The city of Savannah inspires visitors with its emerald tree canopy, quaint cobblestone streets and majestic architecture. Take the time to wander off the beaten path and experience the history, beauty and charm of this beloved coastal city. Description courtesy of http://www.savannah.com/ 

If this description doesn't make you want to visit Savannah, nothing will.

Class Description:

This short, half day studio workshop is perfect for all levels of painter and promises to be fun and exciting. Instructions will focus on the fundamentals of painting in watercolor. Students will observe Spencer demonstrate each step of his approach to capturing the subject at hand. Students will be working from a photograph and will have ample time after each step to replicate what the instructor has just shown them.

The workshop will focus on various components and techniques used to apply watercolor paint, i.e. differences in brushes, papers, paint quality, as well as washes, splattering, dropping and pouring, and dry brushing. We will also cover when, where, and how to appropriately use each tool and technique. Anticipate completing one 11x15" watercolor in this class.

A list of suggested supplies can be provided at the time of registration.

For more info and to register click this link. http://www.savannahartassociation.com/PaintOutSav2016%20Spencer%20Meagher.html

You may also contact Spencer at:


The Language of the Landscape with Julie Davis

November 3rd-4th, 2017


$275 per student

Contact Debbie Minns at dm@kacckerrville@gmail.com or call 830.895.2911

Kerrville, Texas

Strengthen your landscape painting skills in this two-day oil painting workshop with Julie Davis. Designed for the beginning or intermediate artist, Davis will share the practices and techniques she uses to successfully translate the complexity of the landscape into a strong painting. Learn tools for efficiently gathering information outside, review composition and design, and reinforce values and the importance of simplifying. Demos and instruction will be followed by painting en plein air (weather permitting), with individual attention at the easel.



I've two coming up, one in Saugatuk Michigan, September 22-24, and one in San Angelo Texas in October 30-1 with the En Plein Air Texas event.

More info and to register can be done at my link on my website http://rgregorysummers.com/workshops/



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