workshops & plein air events

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To All NOAPS Members Publish your workshop in our website.

The workshop must be instructed by a current NOAPS Member using oil or acrylic medium.

$20 fee to list your workshop on NOAPS website.

To list your workshop on the NOAPS website workshop page, the cost is $20 per workshop listing.  This fee includes the website listing and one mention in NOAPS regularly scheduled emails, and one mention on our Social Media (Facebook and Instagram).

To receive another mention in a NOAPS email and our Social Media, the fee is $15.

After payment, please e-mail your name, event, dates, location, description, cost, link to the workshop, and one picture to:

Upcoming Workshops & plein air events 


Paint Plein Air in the Smoky Mountains

June 7-14th, 2022

Fee: $3,850-$4,200

Instructor: Rachael McCampbell

Location: Near Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Join artist and art instructor Rachael McCampbell for seven amazing nights at an historic inn in East TN near Gatlinburg for a a week of painting in gorgeous locales, eating great food and meeting fabulous artists. This is an ideal trip for artists who want to paint their hearts out and be in an inspiring and relaxing setting with other creative folks to learn more about your craft and make friends for a lifetime. 


  • Come paint the Smoky Mountains

  • Bring your rubber boots, stand in a rushing mountain creek and paint a gorgeous, covered bridge

  • Paint on land — capture an old barn, cabin or structure

  • Try your hand at beehives amidst a field of wildflowers with a stunning view of Mt. LeConte

  • If roaring mountain streams with rocks and trees are your ideal subject matter, we have them large and small

  • Perhaps you want to paint an elegant pair of swans who grace the Inn’s peaceful pond — it’s there for you

  • There are plenty of beautiful details to paint too like the indigenous Rhododendron and Mountain Laurels which bloom on the grounds

Rachael will demonstrate each morning and work with you on location. Your afternoons are free to see the Park or to tour the many artisan studios or continue to paint with Rachael either on location or at the Inn.  We will then gather for a three-course dinner followed by some circle time to discuss our process as artists and to share our work from the day.

This trip is from Tuesday to Tuesday (7 nights) with all meals paid except for Friday’s lunch and dinner.  Friday will be a FREE day to allow those who want to go to the Park to do so. This is a day for everyone to do as they wish. A full, hearty breakfast is included on this day and every day. Neither transportation nor alcohol is included in this week long trip. All instruction, rooms and most meals are included.

The minute you enter the grounds of the historical inn, you step into a slower-paced Southern homestead where a sense of tranquility prevails. Each bedrooms is beautifully furnished with antiques, artwork and English chintz.The cottages have fireplaces, king beds and jacuzzi tubs. Sitting on 25 acres, there are plenty of nature trails and a pond to explore. Take in all the local flora and fauna. There’s even a labyrinth that adds a soulful touch to an already spiritual walk amongst the grounds. Sit in a large rocking chair on the porch watching the hawks soar over the trees as the sun rises and sets over the Smoky Mountains.  In June, the fireflies will be at their best, providing a magical light show to the soundtrack of cicadas and tree frogs.

Most rooms are private with king beds. Some rooms can be shared with a sofa bed.  Husbands and partners are welcome for an additional cost.


Please contact me for prices and more information.



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The Portrait From Life & Photos

Sept 5-9th, 2022

Fee: £1100.00

Instructor: Tina Garrett

Location: Rosemary & Co., Brushes Workshops In Yorkshire England

Please join ARC Living Master Artist Tina Garrett at her first workshop at Rosemary & Co. Brushes estate in Yorkshire, England. 

Over the five days, artists will work from both the model and from photographs. We hope to have the same model for two of the days, and for you to work from your photographs for three of the days. You will be able to use your own photography, or you can use some of Tina’s references. The model fee is included in the workshop cost. The model will start at 9am and finish at 5pm each day, breaking for a 1 hour lunch.


Tina has asked for the model to be any age and any flesh tone! We will paint the clothed portrait from the shoulder upwards. Tina’s suggested with your own photography to involve hats and scarfs to make things more interesting!

In the mornings Tina will paint and lecture. Throughout the afternoons the students will paint and Tina will have in-depth discussions with each student about the direction of their work and Tina will help all she can with your own personal progress.

This workshop will be held indoors at The location will be Carr Head Hall, Carr Head Lane, Cowling, Yorkshire, BD22 0LD.

Included in this workshop is your lunches each day, the model fee, two evening meals and drinks and the demonstration evening. You will need to organise your own accommodation (we can help you!) and you will need to organise your own travel arrangements. If you are flying from outside of the UK, you should try and fly into either Manchester (if flying outside the EU) or into Leeds/Bradford Airport if within the EU. I can arrange for a taxi to pick you up (From Manchester, 1.5 hour is around £85 one way, from Leeds/Bradford, 45 minutes is around £40 one way). If you would like me to arrange these transfers, just ask. 

We have 5 rooms at our on-site accommodation. This always sells first, and it is first-come, first served. Full payment is needed for the accommodation, and the same rule for refunds applies to the accommodation. You can see all of these terms and conditions below the signup button. For prices, and to book a space onsite, please contact Janine on

We always recommend you look at Cowling Hill Top Farm for accommodation once our on-site is full. It's a 5-minute drive from the workshop. We also recommend Steeton Hall once Cowling Hill Top Farm is filled. Though you will not need a car for the week, if you do want to hire one, we do have plenty of parking. 

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Secrets to Western Art Workshop & Photo Shoot

OCT 14, 15, 16, & 17th, 2022

Instructor: Tina Garrett

Time: 9am to 4pm every day except for Saturday 10/16 is sunup to sundown
Cost: $1100 (Plus $200 model fee and $20 in printing fees in cash)

Location: 601 SE Douglas Street, Lee's Summit, Missouri 64063

Join ARC Living Master Artist and NOAPS Master Artist Tina Garrett for her first comprehensive workshop for Western Artists! Space is limited for this exclusive tour through developing a western art painting from concept to costuming, to photography and photo editing all the way through to a finished painting.

What you’ll learn at this jam-packed event:
conceive of and develop a concepts
attend the western tip shoot that Tina and other professional artists such as Morgan Weistling attend
communicate successfully with professional models
costume, light and photograph professional western models, horses and scenery
secrets to getting the shot you need
edit your images using photoshop and prints
learn how to choose the painting process that best fits you and the painting you wish to create
paint with Tina by your side one entire day

Artists will arrive at Tina’s Missouri studio for a lecture and demonstration and prep day. Artists will visit a tip shoot with professional models totally prepared with their concepts. With Tina by your side, you’ll learn how to capture the images you need, and more! On Sunday artists will learn how to choose which images to take to further development and how to edit them. Sunday afternoon Tina will demonstrate how to choose your starting method and begin a painting demonstration. All day Monday, artists will begin their paintings with Tina right there to help you.

What’s included:
4 days with Tina, learning including the entry fee into the Tip Shoot for one day is included in this rate.

What’s NOT included: 
Artists will need to bring a minimum of $200 is $10 bills to the Tip Shoot
Meals are not included (artists may pack a lunch or purchase a lunch at the shoot. Multiple lunch venues are available near Tina's Studio)

Travel and lodging are not included

There are no refunds for any reason. Please do not purchase this event if you may not be able to attend. Artists who cannot attend may try to sell their space to an artist they find. There are no refunds.

Space is limited! Tina will accept no more than 10 painters to this special event.

THIS IS NOT A PLEIN AIR EVENT. All painting time is done at Tina’s Studio in Lee’s Summit, Missouri

Supply list provided at sign up. You do not need a special camera, Tina will be using her iPhone and a simple DSLR Canon. 

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