Paint Out: Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond

Lincoln Park Zoo 2001 N,. Clark Street, Chicago, IL

Lincoln Park Zoo at the South Pond is a perfect venue to kick off the 2022 Plein Air season.  If you locate Cafe Brauer next to the Zoo entrance then […]

Paint Out: Lawrence’s Fish and Shrimp

Lawrence's Fish and Shrimp 2120 S Canal Street, Chicago, Il

What's better than painting an iconic Chicago restaurant with city views next to a bridge and a river?   There's no shortage of views from this spot.  Washrooms located in the restaurant and after all of your hard work you can go inside and treat yourself to a wonderful seafood lunch.  Now that's a perfect Saturday.

Paint Out: Devon Ave, near Washtenaw/Western

Devon Ave 2502 W. Devon, Chicago, lL

Think lively and colorful when you come to this paint out.  This Indian neighborhood has an array of shops and window displays to challenge your ability on painting signage.  We will be painting between the cross streets of Washtenaw and Western and the address used is to guide us to the area.

Paint Out: Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview

Wagner Farm 1510 Wagner Rd, Glenview, IL

Note this Paint Out is on a Sunday.   This is a treat as we leave the city and make our way to the historic Wagner Farm in Glenview.  Take a leap back in time to farm life from decades past. Wagner Farm provides a unique opportunity  to learn about its heritage.  There are many views […]

Zoom Critique with Richard Laurent (Members Only)


Join us in the zoom critique with master painter Richard Laurent.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the group. Take time to visit his website This […]

Paint Out: Montrose Harbor and Montrose Beach

Montrose Park 4400 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Il

The Montrose Beach and Harbor covers a large area and offers a variety of painting possibilities. The beach has the lake shoreline with northern skyline, swimmers and bird sanctuary. The harbor at the southern end showcases boats and the city skyline. Enter at Montrose Avenue and follow Montrose Harbor Drive. There are several parking areas […]