Northern Indiana Plein Air Workshop

September 12-14th, 2023

We had a an incredible three days together learning about the fundamentals of good paintings: value and design. The workshop included two instructors (Steve Puttrich and Rachel Dowd), loads of one-on-one instruction, many demos in several different mediums, a live model, and daily homemade hot lunches. It was an experience none of us will forget.

Here is a review from one of the students:

“Steve and Rachel are very informative. Rachel was very in-depth with her research and handouts! I could not get over the amount of detail that she gives so we can take notes and absorb later. Steve had great handouts and even a prototype of a new product! Important for later review and retention of info.

Both Rachel and Steve are exemplary in their teaching style as well. Their painting demos were top notch and so open to explaining new medium requests. Keeping everyone onsite with a provided lunch was a game changer - cuts down on lost time from what we were there for. Also, Rachel is a multitalented and an excellent cook. :)

Lastly, the farm location for the workshop was great. Everywhere you turned there was inspiration from nature.”