Painting Groups

Monday Plein Air Painting Group

Lookout for 2024 schedule coming soon. 
The 2023 painting season for the Plein Air Group has wrapped up, but the group will be back next year, so check back later for more information.

Plein Air Exhibition: October 18 – November 9, 2023
The works created in the summer of 2023 during the Plein Air outings made for a wonderful array of art.  This beautiful art created by our LAA member artists was exhibited in the Mile Brook Gallery during the Fall.  Check out the highlights below.

Information about the Plein Air Group:
For over five years, Maura Cochran has hosted this friendly and intrepid group that meets regularly during the summer and fall from 9 – noon painting outdoors in Old Lyme and its surrounding communities.  Maura provides a variety of wonderful locations, including marinas, farms, nature preserves and more. 

If you are interested in joining this wonderful painting group in 2024, please email Maura at to let her know you are interested and she will include you in her email chain. After joining, Maura emails painting group members with the exact addresses of where they are meeting each week.

Art Is! Thursday Short Pose Monitored Session

Monitor: Joann Ballinger

Thursdays, 9 am – 12 pm, ongoing.

Fees: $140 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