Mind Vacation Plein Air Workshop

“Out on Location: Orchards & Flowers”

With Amber Palmer MA, MFT

1430 Esplanade, Suite 15, Chico, CA  95926


Opening doors to creativity * Enhancing self-esteem * Relaxation

Stress reduction * Painting as a meditation * Photography * Sketching

Group & Individual Instruction and Encouragement


As we inch closer and closer to summer, we must take advantage of the perfect weather for painting on location. This workshop will be two days: The first day will be Plein Air Painting at Michelle Ramsey’s beautiful property in Durham where we will paint layers of color capturing the vivacious composition of the flowers, orchard, and gardens. We will capture the essence of the outdoors and spill vibrant life onto the paper as we foster a sense of creativity through inspiration and relaxation!


Class will continue the following weekend. You may choose to either finish up your plein air painting or participate in a demo I will be doing on Poppies, Iris’s, and/or wildflowers! I will have many images and a few real flowers for reference, but feel free to bring any images or bouquets as well. I look forward to having fun experimenting with painting the environment around us. We will paint in and around the studio! All levels of painters are welcome. Lunch will be provided.

Friday, May 14th & Saturday, May 22nd

9am – 1pm: Workshop

Lunch at 1pm.

Attend one or both days at $35.00


$40.00 Registration + $8 Supply Fee.  

Las Vegas Plein Air Workshop

Lian Quan Zhen

postponed until April 21 to 24, 2022

First day: April 21 
8:30am: Meet at front of Albertsons store, address: 11720 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Drive to Red Spring at Calico Basin Rd Las Vegas, NV 89161. Sketch.
12:30pm: lunch at Bonnie Spring Ranch. address: 16395 Bonnie Springs Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89124
2pm: sketch at Bonnie’s Spring Ranch or at the Red Rock Canyon Overlook. Address: 3205 NV-159, Las Vegas, NV 89161
Dinner at Lina’s home (including in the fee)

Second day: April 22
8:00am: Meet at front of Albertsons store, address: 11720 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135. Drive to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park and sketch in the park
12:30pm: Lunch (bring your own lunch)
2pm: sketch
6:30pm: dinner at Veggie House (popular Chinese vegetarian restaurant): address: 5115 Spring Mountain Rd #203, Las Vegas, NV 89146. Optional.

Third day: April 23 
8:10am: meet at 168 Market’s food court and have Dim Sum breakfast. address: 3459 S Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146.
Driving for about one hour 10 minutes to the Valley of Fire State Park. address: 29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton, NV 8904 and sketch in the park
1:00pm: lunch provided by Lian.
2pm: sketching.

Fourth day: April 24 
9am: meet at front of Albertsons store, address: 11720 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Drive Red Rock Canyon. Address: 1000 Scenic Loop Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161.
Sketch at the Calico Hill South area
Noon: lunch inside of the park (bring your own lunch)
2pm: sketch at Pine Creek Trailhead area.

Schedule and locations may change according to the weather. Sketching materials will be sent to registered students.

For registration contact: Amber Palmer
Tel: (530) 899-8401
Email: amberpmft@sbcglobal.net

© 2017 Amber Palmer Watercolor Workshops

Art Studio/Workshop/Gallery by appointment 

1430 The Esplanade, Ste 15 , Chico CA 95926 

Email: amberpmft@sbcglobal.net

Phone: 530-899-8401