Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats

"La Rusticana, 'A Plein Air Feast'"
May 10-12, 2019

A Plein Air Feast (for all the senses) this workshop is hosted by Award Winning La Rusticana Vineyards in Los Gatos, California. A work of art in itself the stunning hillside vineyard was created by Frank and Marilyn D'Orsa with great leanings towards Tuscany, Italy. The landscape is abundant with billowing floral terraces, fountains, and sculptures amidst the grape vines. As if that’s not enough, a four star lunch is served each day! Randall will be painting with oil for his demos, but this three day workshop is open to other mediums. The class is open to all levels, but at least some prior plein air experience is highly recommended.
Location: Los Gatos, California
Instructor: Randall Sexton,
Cost: $495
Sponsor: La Rusticana Vineyards
Website, email, (408) 371-3067

"Weekend Warriors Workshop"
May 18-19, 2019

Join us in my studio to paint from life with outstanding models in an inspired atmosphere! This popular painting workshop focuses on the Figure and Portrait in a series of Alla Prima exercises designed to help artists at all levels to strengthen their brushwork, color-mixing, and observation skills. Individualized assistance.
Location: Crockett, California
Instructor: Randall Sexton,
Cost: $250 (includes model costs)
Website, 415-307-9796

"'Go Figure' in the Landscape"
June 7-9, 2019

Hosted by the Redwood Art Association in Eureka CA, this three day retreat will focus on the figure en plein air. Exercises to incorporate figures into a scene will be combined with more portrait like staging of models out of doors.
Location: Humboldt, California
Instructor: Randall Sexton,
Cost: $425 for members, $475 for non-members (plus model fees)
Sponsor: Redwood Art Association
Website, email, 707-268-0755

"Tackling Trees With Success"
June 11-13, 2019

Eucalyptus, palms, and oaks - Oh my! Learn the effortless way to paint trees. What are the color of distant trees? How the heck to get sky holes that look real? Debra will teach you simple solutions for your success. Debra Huse is an award-winning Contemporary Impressionist. She uses rich color and bold, fluid strokes to capture the light and drama in her paintings. Debra is a Signature Member with the American Society of Marine Artists, the Pastel Society of America, the Laguna Plein Air Painters of America, and the American Impressionist Society.
Location: Newport Beach, California
Instructor: Debra Huse
Cost: $475
Sponsor: Huse Skelly Gallery
Website, email, 949.723.6171

"Dynamic Design : Newport Beach, CA"
July 24-26, 2019

A painting can only be as successful as the strength of its initial design. Work with award winning artist, Randall Sexton as he shares his tools for accomplishing bolder composition ideas. Open to all levels, the class reviews the fundamentals of solid picture making while focusing on the issues of each student. This fun, three day, plein air class will be chalk full of painting time, demos, and plenty of individual attention. 9am-4pm. Locations in Orange County CA.
Location: Newport Beach, California
Instructor: Randall Sexton,
Cost: $475
Sponsor: Huse Skelly Gallery
Website, 949-723-6171

"'Carmel By The Sea' En Plein Air"
October 28-31, 2019

Paint along the Monterey and Carmel Coastline en plain air with Plein Air Painters of America member, Randall Sexton. Open to all levels, this 3 (or 4) day workshop is especially geared to encourage the experienced artist to reach greater heights in their work. Sexton will review the basics of solid picture making - while sharing his own methods for simplifying the complex. Three days (weather permitting) will be spent on location en plain air, while an (optional) fourth studio day will focus on simplifying the figure directly (with a model). Daily demonstrations will be followed up with individual assistance at the easel.
Location: Carmel, California
Instructor: Randall Sexton,
Cost: $600 for 3 Days, $800 for 4 Days
Sponsor: Carmel Visual Arts
Website, 831.620.2955


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