Welcome!

Anyone with a desire to paint outside may join us each Saturday morning.

To get started, show up at the designated meeting point. If you see someone wearing a black hat with the PAPC logo on it, introduce yourself. There is no formal check in. Choose a location in the vicinity of our meeting point to paint, then go for it. Be mindful to clean up after yourself and dispose of your chemicals and paints responsibly (take them home). Meet back at the designated meeting point at Noon-ish for critique.

For more practical information, including a brief introduction to the PAPC, please click the "FAQ" link above.

Meet Martha, Location Manager

The location manager for the weekly PAPC paintouts selects sites and posts location information every week on our website. Since May 2011, our location manager, Martha Stevens, has been sending us to scenic Chicago spots to capture that elusive plein air light. Martha started painting with the PAPC group in 2008. She feels that the weekly outdoor painting challenge offers a great way to improve your painting technique. If you have a location that would make a great painting, Martha wants to hear about it. Email: locale411@gmail.com. Or let her know at one of our outings.

Paint out: Sat, June 28th, Urbanscaping at Monroe and LaSalle, 9am -- Noon

Meet near the Starbucks at 39 S. LaSalle. Paint the dramatic view of the Board of Trade building framed by the canyons of LaSalle St.

Alternative transport recommended, CTA, walk, etc.

If you have an interesting painting spot that our group should paint at, email it to locale411@gmail.com.
Have fun painting. ~ Martha

Paint out: Sat, June 21st, Andersonville / Edgewater Historical Society area, 9am -- Noon

Summer begins on Sat. Also with the Kennedy bridge construction continuing, it is a good time to start our painting in Andersonville for the shows coming up. Meet at the Starbucks at 5300 N. Clark Street starting around nine. Group painting discussion at 12 Noonish.

Here's a link to EHS Edgewater Historical Society with historic photos of Edgewater area: http://www.edgewaterhistory.org/ehs/

If you have an interesting painting spot in Edgewater that our group should paint at, email it to locale411@gmail.com.
Have fun painting. ~ Martha

PS please view our Group Facebook page for more info about Plein Air Painters of Chicago.

Paint out - Sat. June 14th, Six Corners, 9am to Noon.

Let's paint one of Chicago's most famous intersections, Six Corners, located at Cicero, Irving Park and Milwaukee. Called Six

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