Paint St Louis

Plein Air Workshop with John Lasater

In the Drydock by John Lasater
Light on the Great Hall (Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art) by John Lasater

John P. Lasater IV

Paintings by John Lasater

Paintings by John Lasater

Oil Painting in Plein Air with John P. Lasater IV

Here is an opportunity to do two days of serious plein air painting with a rising star* in plein air painting world, John P. Lasater IV from NW Arkansas. John has been described as "A master at mixing oil paint; beautiful brilliant colors vibrate out of rich, subtle shadows...You need to see it in person to really appreciate his style." The workshop is designed for oil painters but other mediums are welcome.

Whether you’re a beginner or advanced painter, John's hands-on teaching approach will provide you with a unique plein air workshop experience. His demonstrations will give you insights into how to improve composition, technique and color harmony. Students will have the opportunity to practice the skills he teaches while he continually monitors and guides you through the painting process. You will walk away with confidence and new skills to help you become the artist you aspire to be.

The workshop will be limited to 16 artists so everyone will receive plenty of personal guidance from John. You need to provide your own painting supplies, canvases or canvas boards, and an easel suitable for plein-air painting. The workshop will include snacks, drinks and Diane's famous healthy lunches both days. Price for the two-day workshop will be $350. John will also be offering a one-evening nocturne painting workshop on Monday, September 15th. Price of the Monday evening workshop will be $95 but if you sign up for both, the nocturne workshop will be discounted $20. Total price of both workshops is $425.

*A List of awards John has won this year:

  • 2014 BEST OF SHOW and ARTISTS’ CHOICE Plein Air on the White River, Arkansas
  • 2014 2ND PLACE OIL Augusta Plein Air, Augusta, Missouri
  • 2014 Merit Award First Brush of Spring Paintout, Indiana
  • 2014 BEST OF SHOW Plein Air Southwest, Dallas, Texas
  • 2014 THIRD PLACE Richeson75 Still Life and Floral Exhibit, 2 Paintings in Show 2014 Merit Award Missouri Valley Impressionist Society Annual Show
  • 2014 FIRST PLACE Face Off: A Portraiture Competition, Arkansas Arts Center
  • Other Honors include: Aartist-in-residency’s and mentions in art magazines including Art of the West, Southwest Art, and Plein Air Magazine. John studied under master artists C.W. Mundy, Carolyn Anderson, John Budicin, and Todd A. Williams.

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, September 13 & 14,  8:30AM until the workshop participants are worn out.

John will also be offering a one-evening nocturne painting workshop on Monday, September 15th. 

WHERE: St. Louis region locations will be determined at the time of the workshop.  We'll meet at the Paint St. Louis Studio, 1926 Allen Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63104 at 8:00 the morning of Saturday, September 13.

Workshop Fees: $350 for the two-day plein air workshop.  If you include the Monday evening Nocturne workshop the total workshop cost is $425.  Price includes healthy lunches by Diane, snacks and drinks.  We'll have pizza and salad prior to going out for the Monday evening nocturne workshop. You will be responsible for providing your own painting supplies, easels and equipment. 

DEPOSIT AND REFUND POLICY: Workshop fee is refundable, less $50, up to August 5th, after that date it will be refunded only if someone takes your place. Make sure you include your telephone number and e-mail address. A supply list, a description of the workshop agenda and directions to the Paint St. Louis Studios will be sent to you by September 1st. If you are coming from out of town we can provide you with a list of hotels, and Bed & Breakfasts within a few minutes of the workshop location.

You can pay online with PayPal or use your Credit Card. Please include your Phone number and email address.  If you prefer to register by mail and pay by check CLICK HERE to download a registration form.

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Questions?  Contact:

Garry McMichael at 314 773-4112 

John P. Lasater IV at