Plein Air Workshop
Coronado/San Diego, California  April  17-21 2024 Wednesday-Sunday

Sunny California anyone?  What a beautiful island to visit and paint. Endless flower gardens! Fascinating water views and architecture!


$400.00 each for 5 day workshop  or $85 day rate

DEPOSIT: $100 due ahead of workshop starting date

To register call, email or write Doris Rice.

603-724-7779 cell or

email: [email protected],

155 Atlantic Ave, North Hampton, NH 03862


Out of town students should secure own lodgings. Look on line for recommendations for: Inn/Hotel/Guest House accommodations.    Suggestions: Coronado Inn (or more reasonable at the sister hotel across the street: Coronado Island Inn). Also Crown City Motel is a nice cozy place, often with bicycles free to use.  It makes getting around easy; Coronado is fun to explore on bike or foot.  The 1906 Lodge is a well located B&B in Coronado Center, offering lovely rooms and amenities. Friendly and convenient. All recommended…..and there are certainly many more!


Class will run 4.5  to 5  days approximately 5-6 hours each day.

First day:  In the morning, we’ll gather at announced location in Coronado. Each day we will meet at a different location for the day’s painting session. Doris will demonstrate in watercolor daily, with a particular subject or theme as the focus. We’ll work with techniques, composition and lighting. Achieving mastery over watercolor is a process of repetition and awareness. It is magic how easily it comes together!

Generally, Mid-day and on to late afternoon, it’ll be paint, paint, and talk about paint! And lunch break in there too. Feel free to brown bag it or to pickup a lunch near our painting location. We try to work outside, en plein air, unless it becomes too windy or wet.  Studio work on techniques will be indoors in case of an inclement day.

At the end of the day, we’ll have an evaluation of each painter’s effort with attention focused on the elements of painting as well as individual style. The ‘crit’ is always informative and helpful to your own personal artistic development. It is a ‘Plus-plus’.

One of the days we will be painting on location at the Coronado Flower Show, and another in front of one of the garden sites with a winning Blue Ribbon. And the flowers are GORGEOUS in this lovely city!

Advanced experience is not required…we are all in the same creative boat! There is no time like the present to learn and to expand your personal touch!

Suggested supply list of materials is available on Doris’ web site, under classes.    Contact Doris with questions. /fusion_text]