Painting Groups

Monday Plein Air Painting Group

2022 marked Maura Cochran’s fourth year hosting this friendly and intrepid group that met regularly during the summer and fall from 9 – noon painting outdoors in Old Lyme and its surrounding communities.  Maura provided a variety of wonderful locations, including marinas, farms, nature preserves and more. 

If you are interested in joining this wonderful painting group in 2023, please email Maura at to let her know you are interested and she will include you in her email chain.

Art Is! Thursday Short Pose Monitored Session

Monitor: Joann Ballinger

Thursdays, 9 am – 12 pm, ongoing.

Fees: $130 for each ten weeks (class is ongoing), $20 for walk-ins.

To register: please contact Joann at

Come join this friendly monitored painting group. Paint or draw from a live model in a relaxed atmosphere every Thursday. This figure painting group is for artists who can work without formal instruction, in the medium of their choice, and who can benefit working from a live model. Poses are a mixture of gesture, 20 and 40 minutes.

To register: please contact Joann at

Friday Long Pose Monitored Session

Monitors: Patrice Petricone and Cathy Puccio

Fridays from 9 am – 12 pm, ongoing.

Fees: $20

To register & more information: please contact Patrice at