Sonoma County Plein Air Paint Out June 20-23

The Ready, Set, Sketch Group in Conjunction with The Healdsburg Art Atelier Presents: Sonoma County Plein Air Paint Out – A Four Day, Plein Air painting event and Wet Paint Gallery Show!

• Join in four days (June 20-23) of painting/sketching fun around Beautiful Sonoma County.
• Mingle with other like-minded artists. All Experience levels welcome!
• Participate in the fresh paint gallery show with Reception June 23 at The Healdsburg Art Atelier.
• Participation is free but Registration (on eventrbrite) is required and space is limited.
• *Optional* “Sketching Out-of-Doors for Beginners” class (taught by me, Richard Sheppard) offered June 15 in Healdsubrg, CA (separate registration and fee required). 

How to Participate:
Register on eventbrite (only 50 places available).
• There will be no instruction during the event (an optional class is offered the weekend before the paint-out). 
• Locations will be selected and emailed to participants in May.
• Participation all four days is not required but if you feel you’ll miss more than two days, please let another artist who will attend more days sign up.
• Each day we’ll meet at the designated location at 9:00am. After a meet-and-greet, we’ll head out to paint. At 3:00pm we’ll return to the original meeting place to share the day’s work. We’ll wrap up about 3:30pm.
• On Sunday, after our daily painting, we’ll gather at The Healdsburg Art Atelier to set up for the evening’s “Wet Paint” show.

Wet Paint Show:
• Reception 5pm-7pm, Sunday, June 23.
• Since this is an impromptu, wet paint show, no work will be framed.
• Each artist can select 1-2 of their new paintings to exhibit. Watercolor paintings will be carefully taped to the wall for viewing. Other work may sit flat on tables, etc. The public will be invited to the exhibit.
• Artists will price their own work. All sales are final and will be handled through HAA with a 20% commission to the gallery.

Paint Out Registration:

Class: Sketching Out-of-Doors for Beginners:

Ready, Set, Sketch: Petaluma Sheraton!

Hello sketchers!
I’m thankful for the tons of rain we received this winter but I’m even happier that sun is forecast for this Saturday! Woohoo!
This month I’ve scoped out a great new location, the Sheraton Sonoma County near the Petaluma river. This hotel/business park has a lot to offer. Boats, the Petaluma River, a marsh trail, the overpass, even the hotel itself is worth sketching! So don’t miss it!
We’ll meet at the north end of the business park on the west side of the parking lot. From the 101 head east on 116 and take a quick right at Baywood Dr.For those of you that need some quick fuel, Bright Bear Bakery is just up the road and looks fantastic. And of course, Starbucks is also just a little further along the 116.

When: Saturday April 13, 10:00am-1:00pm
Where: Sheraton Sonoma County/Business Park
Who: Anyone who has a desire to sketch can join us.
Why: Because we love to sketch!