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 2020!

California - 2020 Spring
New Dates!

2 Days -or- 4 Full Days for more intensive work!

• April 18th - 19th, Saturday & Sunday
(Monday, April 20th is a day off!)
• April 21st - 22nd, Tuesday & Wednesday


Space is Limited. Reserve your Spot now!

Come by Yourself - or Bring a Friend!


• Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced
Painters Welcome.

• Work in Your Choice of Medium.

Mediums to Consider:




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

• No experience necessary!

• Maximum 6 NEW participants.

Plein-air Painting Outdoors
roughly 9am-3pm on most days.




"Participating in a workshop with Maggie is a delight! 
She is one of the rare artists who likes sharing her knowledge
nearly as much as she likes to paint.

It was great to see the improvement in each artist's paintings
though out the week.

These things, along with her availability to help and answer
questions throughout the day are reasons
I would be happy to take another workshop with her
when the opportunity arises!

- Linda N., U.S.A.
Plein-air Workshop


Join Us and Paint in California!

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

Our emphasis will be on learning the
core elements of successful paintings
- Color, compo
sition, focal point, light source, values,
positive & negative shapes, volumes, edges,
brushwork & perspective, and much more.

Maggie will share with you color theory and
the concept of using color contrasts
to push and pull elements in your painting.

Art Workshop Instructor, Maggie Renner Hellmann
will share with you her craft & knowledge of the
important foundations of painting, and help you to
free yourself from stagnant color choices.
She will guide you to easy access, spectacular painting areas

Days begin 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 $265
4 Full Days Tuition $500.

One Half Deposit is due upon Sign-up.

Balance Due 14 days Prior to beginning Workshop day.
(ie: April 4th, 2020)

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!
I look forward to painting with you!

Private classes available by appointment.
Please call 831-462-9337



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