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Includes $200 worth of
FREE Online Video Lessons!

PLUS FREE Access to an indoor evening Demo 3rd Oct

Cost: $450usd
Limited to 12 painters
Painting Medium: Oils
Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Come visit beautiful Camarillo in California and improve your outdoor painting skills with help from your instructor Richard Robinson (that's me). You will find inspiration among the hills and valleys of this scenic area.

I will demonstrate my painting process and provide individual instruction each day. This workshop is designed to be a fun and exciting learning experience in spectacular scenery with me sharing my experience and ideas to help you extend and improve your outdoor painting skills.

Some of the topics of instruction will include elements of composition and design, colour theory, brushwork, materials discussion and simplification of a scene to create a painting on location. Individual instruction will focus on each student's development and particular needs.

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Richard has been a professional painter since 2001 and brings with him years of teaching experience. His work is regularly featured in international art magazines, he gives workshops around the world every year, and has earned an online following of thousands of artists with his many instructional painting videos.

Richard is 41 years old, unnaturally tall, has good teeth and can do 3 consecutive backflips on his kid's trampoline. Quite impressive, but wears gloves a lot.




Daily Schedule

The workshop plan is libal to change due to weather so we're keeping it flexible and will update everyone daily through the group facebook page. Suffice to say we will be painting some beautiful locations and I will be sharing with you the best of my painting knowledge.

With that said, a typical day might look like this:

9am - 4pm - On location group painting including a demo and individual help.


Suggested Materials

Bring your own art supplies.
Oils paints. The brand of paint is not really important so long as they are artist grade paints. You get what you pay for.
Titanium White
Bring Alkyd Titanium white if you want your paintings to dry faster for travel.
Cadmium Yellow Light (or Lemon Yellow)
Cadmium Orange
Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Red (or Scarlet)
Ultramarine Blue
Pthalo Blue
Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna

Portable folding easel.
Make sure you are set up to combat wind as it may be windy in many locations. If you are bringing a lightweight tripod easel you might want to consider bringing some thin ropes and tent pegs to tie it down with - just in case.

At least 3 painting panels ranging in size from 8x10" to 12x16".
Wet panel carrier.
Long flat bristle or synthetic brushes No. 2, 4, 6, 8.
For instance the Richard Robinson Brush Set

Liner brush No. 0.
Palette knife.
Black Tombow Dual Brush Pen.
Clear painting medium - Walnut oil, Gamblin's Solvent Free Gel or Liquin.
Solvent - Gamsol or similar odourless solvent.

Paper towels or tissues (for cleaning palette knife and drying brushes).
Pen and pad (if you would like to take notes during demonstration).
Several plastic bags for holding dirty paper towels.
Lightweight painting umbrella - optional.

Insect Repellant
Long sleeved painting top
An apron if you're a messy painter
Water bottle.

Flying with Paints
Print out the Safety Data Sheet for Airline Luggage Inspectors: Click here.
Include this printout in your checked in luggage with your art gear.
Do NOT carry any of your painting gear in your carry on luggage.
Note that you cannot carry turps or any other solvents on an airplane, even in checked in luggage.


How you get to and from the workshop locations is up to you. We'll let you know exactly where to park and where to meet each day so you won't get lost, or at least, we'll all be lost together. Whatever you do, don't arrive late because you might miss some golden piece of information that will forever haunt you.

Accommodation in Camarillo

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Cancellation Policy

Workshop bookings cancelled more than 1 months prior to the workshop receive a 60% refund.
Workshop bookings cancelled less than 1 month prior to the workshop receive a 20% refund.

That's the fine print to protect our own obligations, but obviously if you cancel your booking and someone else steps in to fill your place I wouldn't need to charge you anything and you would get a full refund, no problem.

No refunds will be given for poor weather. There is provision for indoor painting if the weather is not suitable for outdoor painting. Let's keep our fingers crossed though.

If we have to cancel the workshop for any unforseen reason we will of course refund all your workshop payment but we can't be held responsible for the cost of your travel or accommodation.

Got some questions you'd like to ask?

Please do your homework first - read all the info above to learn more and if you can't find your answers there please do contact me (Richard) from the Contact Page.

See you there!




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