Supplies and Travel Tips

These downloadable pdf files should help you when you prepare to travel to your workshop. Please let me know if you have other questions.

General Workshop Supply List PDF

Plein air Workshop Supply List PDF

Packing Tips and Safety Data (MSDS) PDF

Be sure to follow this link for tips on flying with your paint gear.

Workshops Under Construction

Due to the increased popularity and record bookings for 2014 workshops, many workshops for 2015 are already open for registration. (See dates below). Here are a few others that are tentatively being planned:
New Harmony Indiana: with Dawn Whitelaw September 2015
Sedona AZ October 2015
Annual Workshop at Putnam Studio in Charlotte, TN: Early November 2015

If you want to be informed as soon as registration is open, email me lori@loriputnam.com.

Teaching Experience and Testimonials

Ongoing

Student and Peer Testimonials PDF

ValueViewer for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Go to App Store online

Artist Mentor Program

Dates vary by quarter

6-Mondays per Quarter
9:00-3:00
$600 for 6-day package
Limit: 6


Putnam Studio, 230 Franklin Rd., Franklin, TN

This on-going, advanced mentoring program is for artists seeking to focus on specific goals in a consistent teaching environment. Each 6-day package will be scheduled in three-month increments.

Each day-long class will be divided into two sessions -- a half-day demonstration/lecture/class discussion (DLC) session where we will dig deep into advanced principles of painting, followed by a half-day student working session.

Current students are automatically offered available spaces in order to stay in the program as long as desired.

To be considered, email 3 images of current work tolori@loriputnam.com. At that time you will receive a questionnaire to complete and return.

Send NO payment until you are notified to do so. As spaces become available in the program, you will be notified of dates for the upcoming quarter and asked to confirm your desire to participate by sending a non-refundable, $300 deposit to hold your space. Balance due first day of attendance.

When Success is the Only Option, by Stephen Doherty

Thank you Stephen for writing such a wonderful article.

Plein Air Magazine Profile PDF
Plein Air Magazine
April, May, 2012

Workshop: Painting "In-the-Moment" Apalachicola, FL: FULL

Thursday, Sep. 11th, 2014 through Sunday, Sep. 14th, 2014

4-day workshop
$500
Waiting list available.

This workshop includes lectures and demonstrations, individual painting time, personal instruction, and group critiques to promote your progress. Demonstrations will be in oil, but principles will apply to any medium.

The popularity of Lori’s sold-out workshops can be attributed to her approachable, giving nature and her hands-on teaching style. Workshops are open to students of any level, however plein air experience is strongly suggested. Experienced artists will benefit by gaining insight into individual strengths and weaknesses, learning to become self-critical, and developing approaches to stretch boundaries and move forward in artistic their growth.

Lori will motivate you, bring you new understanding, teach you to reap the benefits of painting outdoors, and help you think, see, plan and paint your subjects using a modern impressionist approach.

For registration information, email info@historicapalachicola.com.

Workshop: Plein air Easton Maryland: FULL

Friday, Sep. 26th, 2014 through Monday, Sep. 29th, 2014

4-day workshop
$500
FULL. Waiting list available.

Advanced Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Beautiful Easton Maryland sets the scene for this one! There's nothing like the sun setting on the Eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

Email eastonstudio3@verizon.net or call (410) 770-4421 to request registration information.

Expression & Brushwork: Study to Studio: FULL

Wednesday, Oct. 8th, 2014 through Friday, Oct. 10th, 2014

$425
Hosted by Carmel Visual Arts
Carmel, CA

Full. Waiting list available.

Advanced-Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Painters welcome.
Plein air experience strongly recommended.

Is this you?
As an artist you know you see differently than the rest of the world; you feel inspired and excited by scenes and cannot wait to paint them. Throughout your painting, you loathe some passages, wonder if others are finished or overworked, and live in fear that you will "mess up" the very best parts of the painting that you actually like. In the end, your completed works do not convey your original inspiration or excitement.

Brushwork, paint consistency, and fearlessness are rarely taught. Lori Putnam believes they are essential to mastering more thrilling paintings. In this workshop, students will begin en plein air making many sketches, grasping excitement, and capturing ideas. These sketches (most with little or no detail) will then be used as inspirational material for more-complete studio pieces that remain fresh and inviting.

Visit Putnam Workshop to register.

Plein air, Right from the Start: Blue Ridge, Georgia: FULL

Friday, Oct. 24th, 2014 through Saturday, Oct. 25th, 2014

Southern Appalachian Artist Guild
$275
Full. Waiting list available.

All levels.

Putnam believes the key to growth in the studio begins by working often in plein air, and the key to successful plein air is making a strong start. Spend 2 days learning how to
- choose strong designs that occur naturally outdoors,
- quickly capture an all-important foundation,
- build on that foundation to complete a meaningful sketch or finished work.

This workshop includes lectures and demonstrations, individual painting time, personal instruction, and group exercises.

Students are required to have their own plein air equipment.

To be placed on the waiting list, email blueridgearts@gmail.com.

Flex-Workshop Fall in Tennessee: Session 1: One space left

Monday, Nov. 3rd, 2014 through Wednesday, Nov. 5th, 2014

Session 1 is a 3-day workshop for advanced beginner to intermediate students. Various subject matter will be used in both indoor and outdoor settings. (Previous plein air experience is expected.)

Combine with Flex-Workshop Session 2 to extend your learning with more advanced concepts. (See below)

More information about each session and supplies required will be sent at the end of the summer.

This workshop is tentatively scheduled to be held at the new studio location in Charlotte, Tennessee.

Register one of these ways:
Mail a check for $400 for Session 1 only (3 days)
to Lori Putnam, 230 Franklin Rd., Ste. 11-HH, Franklin, TN 37064. Write TN Workshop in the MEMO line, and include all of your contact information.
Pay with credit card Phone 615-512-0929. A $25.00 fee will be added to all credit card registration fees.
Pay with PayPal,



Cancellation policy for this workshop: With a 30-day+ notice, you receive a refund of all but $100.00 and any fees (such as PayPal) associated with your registration/cancellation. In the event of personal or immediate family hospitalization or death, 100% is refunded. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the workshop do not receive a refund.

Flex-Workshop Fall in Tennessee: Session 2: FULL

Thursday, Nov. 6th, 2014 through Friday, Nov. 7th, 2014

Waiting list available.
SESSION 1 REQUIRED. (See above).

Extend your 3-day workshop to a 5-day workshop by adding Session 2 to your schedule.

Considered days 4 and 5, more advanced concepts in a smaller group setting will be discussed. This part of the flex-workshop is intended for intermediate to advanced students who are ready to sky-rocket to a whole new level.

This workshop is tentatively scheduled to be held at the new studio location in Charlotte, Tennessee.

This workshop is full. Waiting list available.
Cancellation policy for this workshop: With a 30-day+ notice, you receive a refund of all but $100.00 and any fees (such as PayPal) associated with your registration/cancellation. In the event of personal or immediate family hospitalization or death, 100% is refunded. Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the workshop do not receive a refund.

4th Annual Plein air Convention & Expo

Monday, Apr. 13th, 2015 through Friday, Apr. 17th, 2015

Hosted by Plein air Magazine
Monterey, CA

Information coming soon.

Visit PleinAirConvention.com to register online. Use Code PACLP to save $100 off your registration.

Impression and Expression: Painting all'Aria Aperta in Sicily

Saturday, May. 23rd, 2015 through Sunday, May. 31st, 2015

Registration Open July 1, 2014
Double room: € 1700 pp
Single room (as long as available): € 2000 pp

Downloadable pdf with information about Sicily and our itinerary:
A Painting Journey in Sicily

INCLUDED in FEE:
Tuition to workshop (Meridiana)
Accommodation in double room, single room on request with supplement
Breakfast on all days
5 dinners
1 wine tasting with light dinner in Marsala
1 aperitif dinner
Field trips to Erice, Selinunte, Marsala, Trapani
Airport pick up and drop off at an agreed time at Trapani-Birgi (TPS) airport
Ground transportation while at Villa

Not included:
Lunches
Any personal expenses
Painting materials
Insurance
Airfare
Pick up and drop off from airports OTHER THAN Trapani-Birgi TPS.

Deadline for sign up is December 31st 2014.

Visit Putnam Sicily Workshop for complete details.

To register, email Italy@artravelitaly.it.

Expression & Response: Plein air Laguna, CA

Tuesday, Jun. 23rd, 2015 through Friday, Jun. 26th, 2015

Registration Open July 1, 2014
Hosted by Debra Huse Gallery
4-day Workshop
$600

Advanced-Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Painters welcome.
Plein air experience strongly recommended.

Lori Putnam’s paintings are a personal and genuine response to a scene, and she encourages her students to learn to do the same. Putnam believes that each artist sees differently and leaves his or her own, distinctive mark. Yet letting go of formulas and finding the confidence to express ourselves honestly seems difficult, sometimes even fearful. Students will leave this workshop excited; ready to experiment more on their own; and, above all, pointed toward meaningful, personal, artistic growth.

Putnam’s approachable, giving nature, energetic demonstrations, and hands-on teaching style have made her one of the most sought-after instructors of our time. Her workshops fill rapidly, and are increasingly difficult to find. Expression and Response is the only workshop she will be teaching on the West Coast in 2015.

Workshop includes lectures and demonstrations, individual painting time, personalized instruction, and group critiques to promote your progress.

For more information, email mail@debrahuse.com
TO REGISTER, CALL NOW (949) 723-6171.

Expression & Brushwork: Study to Studio Chesapeake Fine Art Studio

Thursday, Oct. 29th, 2015 through Sunday, Nov. 1st, 2015

Registration Open July 1, 2014
Oil. Acrylic painters welcome. 
4-day Workshop
$550

Advanced-Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Painters welcome.
Plein air experience strongly recommended!

As an artist you know you see differently than the rest of the world; you feel inspired and excited by scenes and cannot wait to paint them. Throughout your painting, you loathe some passages, wonder if others are finished or overworked, and live in fear that you will "mess up" the very best parts of the painting that you actually like. In the end, your completed works do not convey your original inspiration or excitement. 

Brushwork, paint consistency, and fearlessness are rarely taught. Lori Putnam believes they are essential to mastering more thrilling paintings. In this workshop, students will begin en plein air making many sketches, grasping excitement, and capturing ideas. These sketches (most with little or no detail) will then be used as inspirational material for more-complete studio pieces that remain fresh and inviting.

Register by downloading this pdf Registration Form

For information, call (410) 200-8019

LDL (Long Distance Learning)

Dates to be determined

I will be developing an LDL program for artists who want to study with me without travel.

Thank you for your patience. The beginning of this program has been delayed. I have decided it is in the best interest of all involved, if I do not start the program until after I have moved into my new studio location. This will allow easier video conferencing and communication. My apologies for the delay.

If you are interested in learning more about this program as it becomes available, email me lori@loriputnam.com.