Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Ynez Valley, California

June 24 – 27, 2021
$1,650 per student  • FULL — sign on to the wait list
Join me and author, painter, and fun person Frances Schultz, for four days of painting in the stunning Santa Ynez Valley of California and three nights of wining, dining, and talking art at Frances’ gorgeous Rancho La Zaca in Los Olivos. Our painting locations will include Rancho La Zaca, a lush vineyard, a beautiful beach and a working ranch, all set amid the breathtaking backdrop of mountains, oak savannas, winding country roads, cattle roaming amid hilly pastures, and the occasional real-life cowboy. If you don’t know Frances, find her on Instagram here, and at her website

Geared toward advanced beginners and intermediate painters working in oil, though other media are welcome, our group will be limited to 10. We’ll warm up with some still life exercises before venturing further afield for a variety of landscapes. As with all my workshops, the primary focus will be on capturing that beautiful California light!

Your full payment of $1,650 reserves your spot. Four full days of instruction, lunch daily, and three amazing dinners with amazing wine (or your preference). Everyone will be responsible for their own lodging and transportation, and we can send you a range of hotel and restaurant options. Send me an email for more information or to get your name on the list!