Plein Air One on One Instruction w Michael King

Want to try your hand at Plein Air Painting but don’t know where to start or need guidance when it comes to painting outside?

Date: Booking between March 2 – Dec 18, 2022

Location: From West Vancouver to the Fraser Valley

Cost: From $150.00

Supply List: Your own painting gear for painting outside or Michael can supply one Plein Air, oil painting setup if needed.



More Information:

Schedule one on one or a small group (up to four artists) of private Plein Air instruction. Just choose the date and time that suits your schedule. Registration link below.

Each session is 3 hours long and you will paint at one of Michael’s favourite spots or he can find a location close to you*.

Sessions cover how to choose what to paint, composition, what to look out for, what the best approach is, etc. Alternatively, each session can be customized towards your specific requirements and questions.

*From West Vancouver to the Fraser Valley only.



It is easy to register with no credit card required when submitting your appointment. Payment can be over the internet (visa/mastercard), in person (visa/mastercard), or cash.

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Michael’s Plein Air Pieces:



Date: September 21 – October 12, 2019

Location: TBD

Costs: $225 + GST


In this class, you will create landscape paintings with beautiful and convincing space. Practice painting outdoors (en plein air), as well as painting indoors at the school from photos.

Our aim is to demystify the landscape painting process by teaching straightforward, easy to understand steps. You are welcome to use photos we provide, or bring your own



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Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2019

Date: April 13, 2019

Location: Queen Elizabeth Park @ W 33rd Ave and Cambie

Costs: $45 CAD plus tax


The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) is presenting Plein-Air Session at Queen Elizabeth Park this Spring on April 13 from 10:30am-2:30 pm!

Open your eyes and discover the richness of the world always present. Maestro Alfonso Tejada will guide you and your creative spirit to explore the beauty of the season through watercolour.

If you are interested please sign up and register on our website listed below. We hope to see you all there!





Watercolor Painting Week

Date: July 8-12, 2019

Location: Various locations in Vancouver

Costs: $280


Enjoy outdoors with a paintbrush in hand. In this week long Plein Air you will explore textures and find best compositions for painting nature, seascapes and buildings. You will focus on intensive investigation of space and details, and will train observation.

Patient instructor will introduce you to a basic principles of catching the light and color in the outdoor settings. Classes will consist of field trips and hands-on painting, as well as technical instruction and individual guidance.




Vancouver Sketching Week

Date: July 2-6, 2019

Location: Various locations in Vancouver

Costs: $210


This summer find yourself in the different locations of town drawing nature and plants. Get ready to surprise your friends with fun sketches of recognizable locations and organic matter.

You will start with a class in our studio talking about plein air setup, tools and tricks to a successful outdoor session. Then you will step out to try it for the first time. How exciting is that?! You will learn to draw with pencils, pen and conte. And will get the knowledge about perspective from observation, line pressure, choices on composition and will break through fears of drawing in public.

All material is provided.