Paint Out/Nocturne: Water Tower Park

Water Tower Park 800 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago

The Historic Water Tower  Park is located at 806 North Michigan Avenue along the Magnificent Mile shopping district .  This location is perfect for painting city buildings, people, cars, trees and flowers.

Paint Out: Osaka Gardens (Garden of the Phoenix)

Osaka Garden 6300 S. Cornell Ave, Chicago

This is on a Sunday. Closest exit from Lake Shore Drive is Hayes Drive.  Second parking lot west, and then a long walk. Don't be discouraged! This Japanese strolling garden, also called Garden of the Phoenix, is located on the Wooded Island in Jackson Park. As a Japanese strolling garden, views are framed from a […]

Paint Out & Demo: Guest Artist Stephanie Weidner on the Riverwalk

Riverwalk under Wabash Bridge at Wacker Riverwalk at Wabash and Wacker, Chicago

The demo begins at 8:30 am. The Riverwalk sight features river views and  iconic buildings and Stephanie will show us how to paint it.  It's the perfect place to paint the day before the 4th of July with the Wrigley Building draped with a large American flag. There are public bathrooms along the riverfront next  […]

Critique with Guest Artist Stephanie Weidner (members only)


Having fun with plein air but struggling with some aspects of your painting?   Stephanie will be on zoom to critique our paintings.   Submit your paintings to the Facebook PAPC 2021 Virtual Critique page.  This is for members only .

Paint Out & Demo: Guest artist Frankie Johnson at Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo 2001 N,. Clark Street, Chicago

What could be better than  spending a Saturday morning at Lincoln Park Zoo with the very talented Guest Artist Frankie Johnson?  We will meet at 8:00 a.m. at 2001 N. Clark Street to watch Frankie demo a painting, and then we will begin our masterpieces. Bathrooms are located in the zoo.

Paint Out/Nocturne: Fulton Market District Sign

Fulton Market District Sign 801 West Fulton Street, Chicago

We will meet on Friday 7 pm at 801 W. Fulton Street.  Fulton Market  is a district on the Near West Side of Chicago. Through the 19th and 20th centuries it served meat-packing, warehouse, and industrial purposes, but has gentrified in the 21st century with corporate headquarters, tech industry, hotels, bars, restaurants, and retail. This […]

Paint Out and Demo: Guest Artist Maggie Capettini at Baha’i House of Worship

Bahai House of Worship 100 Linden Avenue, Wilmette

This Sunday is a double thriller, a Demo by Maggie Capettini at the stunning Baha'i House of Worship This temple project took 50 years to be completed and opened it's doors in 1953. Baha’i principles are communicated throughout this design. For example, to illustrate the Baha’i belief in the unity of religion, the French architect […]

Paint Out: Pilsen Neighborhood

Cafe Jumping Bean 1439 W 18th St, Chicago

A vibrant neighborhood of Mexican and Czech heritage. Lots of interesting buildings and side streets to paint. We will meet at  Café Jumping Bean and spread out from there. The Jumping Bean is in an old Victorian corner structure. Street parking should be available.