The Plein Air Project Now Generation is a multi-faceted education program designed for adults who are interested in learning about plein air painting, California Impressionism, and/or to enhance the knowledge and skills of professional, emerging and beginning artists.
Plein Talks are fun, informative and captivating discussions with leading authorities on all aspects of art from visual journeys tracing the history and development of outdoor painting to lively conversations with artists who share their plein air painting advice, insights and adventures, as well as discussions related to business development to help professional artists with their career goals and business management. LPAPA’s Plein Talks are offered to our members and community free of charge or donation based.
Mentor Paint Outs are workshops conducted by LPAPA Signature Members. Mentor Paint Outs conducted by our local Signature Members are held in various locations throughout Southern California. Signature Members from outside the SoCal area conduct destination paint outs, video painting demonstrations, or live painting demonstrations utilizing Facebook Live-Streaming. LPAPA maintains a collection of Videos and Podcasts and Painting Demonstrations available through YouTube on its YouTube Channel Playlists linked through the LPAPA website Library.
Artist Members, as well as artists considering becoming members, are invited to register to attend these mentor paint outs and demonstrations for the opportunity to watch the Signature Artist painting demonstration, meet and watch as artists paint, or paint alongside other outdoor painters. LPAPA Members are also encouraged to bring work for critique by the Signature Artist Mentor as well. Mentor Paint Outs are offered to our members free of charge, and non-members are invited to attend as a guest of a LPAPA Member or for a nominal registration fee before committing to join.
Painting Workshops are offered in collaboration with Signature and Artist Members as well as other nonprofit organizations. LPAPA is dedicated to providing access to learning opportunities, affordable education programs, as well as scholarship opportunities. In addition to its workshops and collaborations, LPAPA maintains a directory of classes and workshops being offered by its Signature and Artist Members regionally, nationally, and internationally.