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. May 10th, 'Da Bean'/Millenium Park, 9am-Noon.

Meet up at the walkway east of the Bean (the one going to the 'Great Lawn'. Be sure to bring a drop cloth to put under your easel. Critique/viewing at Noon.

Paint Out : Sat., May 3rd, Osaka Garden/Wooded Island/Jackson Park in Hyde Park, 9am to 12.

Paint Out : Sat., May 3rd, Osaka Garden/Wooded Island/Jackson Park in Hyde Park, 9am to 12.
Let's revisit one of our groups favorite spots. Osaka Garden should have lots of trees in bloom by next Saturday.

Nice picture here:
http://www.metroplanning.org/news-events/blog-post/5895

About the Garden:
The garden is an oasis in the city with distant views of the back of the Museum of Science and Industry. Left over from the 1893 World's Fair, the Garden was part of the Japanese government's display for the Exposition.
Directions:
CTA: Take Bus 6 Jackson Park Express from downtown to 59th and Stony Island.
Metra: Take the Metra Electric District Line to the 59th St., Univ. of Chicago station. Go out the south station exit, and walk east to Stony Island Ave.
Driving: Take Lake Shore Drive to 57th St., and go west to Stony Island Ave. There is free street parking on 59th, 60th, and Midway Plaisance streets.

Paint out, Sat. Apr. 26. Super Dog/Caldwell Woods. 9am until 12 noon.

At the corner of Milwaukee Ave and Devon, you can take your choice: paint Iconic 1950s signage at Superdog at 6363 N Milwaukee Ave, or paint a Nature Scene, ...streams, open fields with tree lines, gravel paths, wooded glens in Caldwell Woods, the Devon Ave. entrance is just East of Milwaukee Ave.
Meet in front of Superdog at noon for informal critique/viewing of your paintings.

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