San Diego is the perfect location for plein-air artists.

Monthly Saturday morning paintouts draw large
crowds to see one of our artists demonstrate.

More than 60 times a year, SDWS artists gather to paint San Diego scenes.

San Diego's ideal climate and abundant scenery make it a "paintout" paradise. For decades, SDWS has organized paintouts for its members. Currently, paintouts are held every Wednesday and on the second Saturday of each month, which includes a demonstration by a well-known watermedia artist as well.

SDWS hosts a paintout opportunity on the second Saturday of each month. The locations for the Saturday Morning Painters are listed on the SDWS Calendar. All levels of artists are welcomed and encouraged! The more you GO the more you GROW!  The monthly Saturday paintout and demonstration begins at 9:30 a.m.. This is followed by free time for painting and a critique by the demonstrator at 12:30.

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SDWS also has a group of Wednesday plein air painters who gather each week to paint, share ideas and critique each other's work. There is no leader, no roll call, and no fees. All are welcome, beginners as well as experienced plein air painters.

This group meets at 9:30 and then holds a critique around noon. You can find the next scheduled sites on the SDWS Calendar.

SDWS has paintouts scheduled most weeks. For event specific descriptions and maps to the paintouts, check out the SDWS Calendar.

Scheduled Paintouts

Wednesday Paintout -Botanical Building Balboa Park May 31, 2017 Botanical Building near Lily Pond Balboa Park
Wednesday Paint Out - Rose Garden, Balboa Park Jun 7, 2017 Rose Garden off Park Ave across from Balboa Park
Wednesday Paintout - Spreckels Park on Oranage Ave Jun 14, 2017 Spreckels Park on Orange Ave, Coronado
Wednesday Paintout - Fanuel Park, Pacific Beach Jun 28, 2017 Fanuel Park, Pacific Beach. Fanuel St off Grand Ave.
Wednesday Paintout - SDWS Gallery Liberty Station Jul 5, 2017 SDWS Gallery 2825 Dewey Rd, SD 92016
Wednesday Paintout - Bazaar del Mundo Jul 12, 2017 Bazaar del Mundo off Taylor Street near Old Town
Wednesday Paintout - Seaport Village Jul 19, 2017 Seaport Village at the end of Pacific Hwy