Suncoast Bay Preserve

Plein air Workshop

December 10-12, 2014
FULL. Waiting list available.


Call KC at (941) 474-5548 for information.

Osprey, FL
in association with Englewood Art Center, Ringling College of Art and Design

Bay Preserve at Osprey
Please also join me on December 9th between 5:30 and 7:30 pm for an Opening Reception of my work.

Bay Preserve at Osprey is a 4.3 acre nature preserve on Little Sarasota Bay protected by the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. As Artist-in-Residence, I will be painting on location, exhibiting works, and teaching a workshop there.

Map to location
Bay Preserve at Osprey
Burrows-Matson House
400 Palmetto Avenue
Osprey, FL 34229

Impression and Expression: Painting all'Aria Aperta in Sicily

Sicily Italy - Plein air Workshop

May 23-31, 2015 
Registration Must Be Received by Dec. 31, 2014.

Double room: € 1700 pp
Single room (as long as available): € 2000 pp

Click here for a downloadable pdf with information about Sicily and our itinerary.

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:
Any personal expenses
Painting materials
Pick up and drop off from airports OTHER THAN Trapani-Birgi TPS.

Visit Artravelitaly for details.
To register, email

Study to Studio in Sedona

Plein air / Studio Workshop Combination

Class size limited to 12!
June 10-12, 2015

This limited-size workshop will focus on fact-finding en plein air. Sketches (most with little or no detail) will then be used as inspirational material for more-complete studio pieces that remain fresh and inviting.

For more information and to register, visit Sedona Arts Center.
(928) 282-8309

Expression & Response in Laguna

4-day Plein air Workshop

June 23-26, 2015


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 information, email
To register, call now (949) 723-6171.

Expression & Brushwork
Study to Studio Chesapeake

4-day Plein air / Studio Workshop Combination

October 29–November 1, 2015


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.

For information, call (410) 200-8019.
Register by downloading this pdf form.

Annual Flex-Workshop Session 1

3-day Plein air / Studio Workshop

Dates TBD


Advanced-Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Painters welcome.

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

Advanced students may wish to combine with Flex-Workshop Session 2 to extend your learning with more complex concepts. (below)

Annual Flex-Workshop Session 2

2-day Additional
Plein air / Studio Workshop

Dates TBD

Session 1 Required
$725 total for all 5 days

Advanced Painters welcome.

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 advanced students who are ready to sky-rocket to a whole new level.

To be notified when dates have been set for 2015, please email

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