7th - 9th June 2019

Workshop: Monterey Bay, USA

Learn Plein Air Painting with the Dynamic Duo


3 DAYS TUITION (with TWO teachers!) $495 USD
Required skill level: Absolute beginners to advanced painters are all welcome.

Come join Richard Robinson and Scott Hamill on a plein air workshop adventure!

We will be painting at a variety of locations around the beautiful Monterey Bay. The instructors will help you to improve your plein air paintings with a focus on simplifying the scene and creating strong design with value structure. Other topics of instruction will include color mixing strategies, brushwork, edge control and improving your outdoor painting efficiency.





Daily Schedule

The workshop plan is liable to change due to weather so we're keeping it flexible and will update everyone daily through the group facebook page. Suffice to say we will be painting some absolutely stunning coastal locations and sharing with you the best of all our combined painting knowledge.


by Richard Robinson

Demo by Richard 


How you get to and from the workshop locations is up to you. We'll let you know exactly where to park and where to meet each day so you won't get lost, or at least, we'll all be lost in the same place. Whatever you do, don't arrive late because you might miss some golden piece of information that will forever haunt you.



Demo by Scott

Accommodation in Santa Cruz





Demo by Richard

Cancellation Policy

Workshop bookings cancelled more than 1 month prior to the workshop receive a 60% refund.
Workshop bookings cancelled less than 1 month prior to the workshop receive a 20% refund.

That's the fine print to protect our own obligations, but obviously if you cancel your booking and someone else steps in to fill your place I wouldn't need to charge you anything and you would get a full refund, no problem.

No refunds will be given for poor weather. There is provision for indoor painting if the weather is not suitable for outdoor painting. Let's keep our fingers crossed though.

If we have to cancel the workshop for any unforeseen reason we will of course refund all your workshop payment but we can't be held responsible for the cost of your flights or accommodation.



Demo by Scott


Got some questions you'd like to ask?

Please do your homework first - read all the info above to learn more and if you can't find your answers there please do contact Richard here or Scott at Shamill360@yahoo.com.

See you there!




Seats will sell fast! Don't miss your chance.




THANKS! Once you've done that we'll be in touch.



What to bring

Bring your own art supplies.
Oils paints. The brand of paint is not really important so long as they are artist grade paints. You get what you pay for.

Richard's Colors

Titanium White
Bring Alkyd Titanium white if you want your paintings to dry faster for travel.
Cadmium Yellow Light (or Lemon Yellow)
Cadmium Orange
Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Red (or Scarlet)
Ultramarine Blue
Phthalo Blue
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna

Scott's Colors
Titanium white
Cad lemon
Cad lemon pale
Gold ochre
Cad red medium
Permanent rose
Ultramarine blue
Phthalo blue.

Portable folding easel. Make sure you are set up to combat wind as it may be windy in many locations. If you are bringing a lightweight tripod easel you might want to consider bringing some thin ropes and tent pegs to tie it down with - just in case.

At least 6 painting panels ranging in size from 8x10" to 12x16".
Wet panel carrier. www.raymarart.com
Long flat bristle or synthetic brushes No. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12.
For instance the Richard Robinson Brush Set
Liner brush No. 0.
Palette knife.
Black Tombow Dual Brush Pen.
Clear painting medium - Gamblin's Solvent Free Gel or Liquin.
Solvent - Gamsol or similar odourless solvent.
Paper towels or tissues (for cleaning palette knife and drying brushes).
Pen and pad (if you would like to take notes during demonstration).
Several plastic bags for holding dirty tissues.
Lightweight painting umbrella - optional.

Insect Repellant
Long sleeved painting top
An apron if you're a messy painter
Water bottle.

Flying with Paints
Print out the Safety Data Sheet for Airline Luggage Inspectors: Click here.
Include this printout in your checked in luggage with your art gear.
Do NOT carry any of your painting gear in your carry on luggage.
Note that you cannot carry turps or any other solvents on an airplane, even in checked in luggage.

Contact me if you have any questions.