Paintouts

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

Paintout
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 - Old Town Jul 26, 2017 Old Town in the center by the picnic tables
Wednesday Paintout - Arboretum Aug 2, 2017 Arboretum area for museums
Wednesday Paintout - Crystal Pier Aug 9, 2017 Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach
Wednesday Paintout - Belmont Rollercoaster Aug 16, 2017 Belmont Rollercoaster in Mission Beach
Wednesday Paintout - LaJolla Cove Aug 23, 2017 LaJolla Cove
Wednesday Paintout - Balboa Park Aug 30, 2017 International Houses in Balboa Park across from the Organ Pavillion
Wednesday Paintout - Swami Beach Sep 6, 2017 Swami Beach
Wednesday Paintout - SDWS Sep 13, 2017 Outside the SDWS Gallery on Dewey Street
Wednesday Paintout - Helipad above Scripps Institute Sep 20, 2017 Helipad above Scripps Institute near UCSD
Wednesday Paintout - Winery in Rancho Bernado Sep 27, 2017 Winery in Rancho Bernado on Paseo Verano
Wednesday Paintout - Spanish Art Village Oct 4, 2017 Spanish Art Village in Balboa Park
Wednesday Paintout - Old Town Center Oct 11, 2017 Old Town Center near picnic tables
Wednesday Paintout - Miramar Lake Oct 18, 2017 Miramar Lake in Scripps Ranch on Scripps Lake Blvd
Wednesday Paintout - Mingei Museum Oct 25, 2017 Mingei Museum in Balboa Park
Wednesday Paintout - Kensington Nov 1, 2017 Kensington Sign on Adams off the 15
Wednesday Paintout - Seaport Village Nov 8, 2017 Seaport Village
Wednesday Paintout - LaJolla Shores Business Area Nov 15, 2017 LaJolla Shores business area
Wednesday Paintout - Little Italy Nov 22, 2017 Little Italy
Wednesday Paintout - Midway Aircraft Carrier Nov 29, 2017 Midway Aircraft Carrier
Wednesday Paintout - Shelter Island Dec 6, 2017 Shelter Island
Wednesday Paintout - Old Town Trolley Station Dec 13, 2017 Old Town Trolley Station
Wednesday Paintout - LaJolla Cove Dec 20, 2017 LaJolla Cove
Wednesday Paintout - LaJolla Presbyterian Church Dec 27, 2017 LaJolla Presbyterian Church