Painting Groups

Monday Plein Air Painting Group

2022 is Maura Cochran’s fourth year hosting this friendly and intrepid group. Maura always has a good variety of wonderful locations. Please email Maura at to let her know you are interested and she will include you in her email chain.

Fall 2022

The group meets from 9 am – noon unless otherwise noted. Tuesdays are rain dates for prior Monday.

Monday, September 19
Scott’s Farm Stand, 81 Plains Rd., Essex

Monday, September 26
Ballack’s Nursery, 91 Maple Ave., East Haddam

Monday, October 3
Under the Baldwin Bridge, 220 Ferry Rd., Old Saybrook

Monday, October 10
Rettich Preserve, 249 River Rd., Madison

Monday, October 17
Roger Tory Peterson Audubon, 100 Lyme St., Old Lyme

Monday, October 24
Essex Yacht Club, 13 Novelty Lane, Essex

Art Is! Thursday Short Pose Monitored Session

Monitor: Joann Ballinger Thursdays, 9 am-12 pm, Ongoing. Fee: $130 for each ten weeks (class is ongoing), $20 for walk-ins.

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

Monitor: Patrice Petricone
Fridays, 9 – 12 am.
Please contact Patrice at for information.