Mind Vacation Plein Air Workshop

“Utilizing Composition, Design, and Value”

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 

Group & Individual Instruction and Encouragement

This workshop is for all Mind Vacation artists during the Open Studio Art Tours at the Mind Vacation Art Studio! You can either paint, draw, or do photography from 10am to 3pm outside and around the studio and then we will have time for sharing. Those who are planning on participating and exhibiting their art at my studio for the Open Studio Art Tours will attend in their designated time slot and can choose to attend the workshop and paint as well! There will be no charge for this workshop for those participating in the Open Studio Art Tours.


Now that we’ve had workshops on composition, design, color, and value – this workshop will focus on applying what we have learned and using those skills in creating your own painting. Breaking color and values down to their basic properties, we will be working more towards effectively using values and hues of color to effectively enhance the beauty of our compositions. Instruction will be provided on an individual basis. At 3pm we will have a little art show and sharing!


All levels of painters are welcome. Lunch will be provided. 

Attend one or both weekends and let me know each date you plan to attend!

October 16th - 17th & October 23th - 24th

10am – 4pm: Workshop

Lunch 12pm - 1pm.

$40.00 + $8 supply fee


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Provide payment method upon registration. Prior payment will secure your spot in the workshop.


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