What we're about

Welcome! This is a free group for anyone interested in getting outside to draw and paint urban scenes (with or without people) and landscapes in Marin including: Sausalito, Mill Valley, Tennessee Valley, Tiburon, San Rafael, San Anselmo and other beautiful locations in Marin. Join up and stay tuned for more updates soon!

I started this group to encourage myself and others to get out and study nature and life in the open air and natural light and to meet some cool and interesting artists and outdoor enthusiasts along the way! There are wonderful free drawing and painting groups in SF and East Bay but not in Marin... so thought I'd start one!

Please bring your own art materials and supplies. Art materials can be simple or complex and may include: journals, paper pads. boards, canvas, easels, graphite, pens, charcoal, pastels, watercolors, acrylics, oil paints, and clean up supplies like paper towels, etc.

For those that would like to set up an easel or mix paints, please make sure you give yourself enough time to get to the location and set up, especially in the evening when the sun will be setting. And please plan on packing up and taking all of your materials and garbage with you. Cheers!

Looking forward to meeting you and studying beautiful Marin in the open air and natural light... come and join us for some outdoor fun!

See you soon!


PS: meetup location suggestions are most welcome!

Liability Disclaimer: The organizers of this meet-up are unpaid volunteers . All participants agree to assume 100% responsibility for their own safety, conduct, and well-being and recognize that possible hazards exist while participating in outdoor (or any other) activities, and agree to participate solely at their own risk. If you RSVP “Yes” and/or attend any of our events, it shall be conclusively presumed that you understand and agree to this policy.

Upcoming events (1)

Marin Plein Air Group on Thursday - Bon Air Landing Park in Kentfield

Hello everyone! Let's meet next Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. for drawing and plein air painting at Bon Air Landing Park! There is much to paint at this location with amazing water reflections and view of Mt. Tam, docks and boats, cools shadows, trees and people. Graphite, charcoal, pastel, watercolor, acrylic and oil paints welcome. General rules: take care of yourself and be respectful of surroundings: As needed: required mask, water, coat, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, street or lot parking, please carry out all supplies you brought with you. Do not block sidewalks or walkways and please ask others for permission before taking pics of their work, thank you. Looking forward to seeing you again soon... :)

Past events (29)

Marin Plein Air on Thursday - Downtown Sausalito Gabrielson Park!

Humboldt Avenue & Anchor Street

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