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 17th, Montrose Beach, 9am until Noon.

Paint out: Sat. May 17th, Montrose Beach, 9am until Noon. Meet by the Bait Shop at corner of Simonds Dr. and Montrose Drive. Great views across the Harbor to downtown skyline here.

Special Guest, Carl Judson, of Guerilla Painter dot com.
Carl Judson the Original Guerrilla Painter will join us for our paint out May 17th at Montrose Beach. This is your opportunity to meet Carl and view some of his products for plein air painting that he will be bringing to the paint out.

Also, this weekend, Carl will be at:
Friday, the 16th in the afternoon he will be in Highland Park at the Starbucks by Blick Headquarters at 1pm. On Sunday, the 18th, he will be at the Palette and Chisel from 12-3.

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.

Paint out / Saturday 4/12 - North Pond - 9am - 12pm

Join us for one of the best views to paint the downtown skyline, North Pond,2610 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL. Take Fullerton Ave to Cannon Drive and proceed North to location.

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