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.

Summer 2022

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

Monday, June 20
Florence Griswold Museum 

Monday, June 27
Essex Yacht Club, 13 Novelty La. Essex

Tuesday, July 5, from 5 pm on
Twilight at the foot of Main St., Essex

Monday, July 11
New London Docks, 1 Waterfront Park, New London

Monday, July 18, 10 am on
Lavender Pond Farm, 381 Roast Meat Hill Rd., Killingworth

Monday, July 25
DEEP Marine Headquarters, 333 Ferry Rd. Old Lyme

Monday, August 1
Pratt House, 19 West Ave, Essex

Monday, June 27
Essex Yacht Club, Novelty Lane, Essex

Monday, August 8
Private home, Griswold Point Lane, Old Lyme

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.