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3948 Valley Vista Dr
Camino, CA, 95709
United States

Plein air landscape artist David Yapp paints scenes of California in oils. Subjects are as diverse as the California landscape itself and include the Sierra Nevada mountains, the oak covered hills and scenic coastline. David uses palette knife and brushes in a style that is reminiscent of impressionism.

Plein Air Painting Workshop—Wofford Acres Vineyards, Camino, CA


Plein Air Painting Workshop—Wofford Acres Vineyards, Camino, CA

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grape cluster wofford.jpg

Plein Air Painting Workshop—Wofford Acres Vineyards, Camino, CA


Upcoming workshop dates:

  • Saturday, April 6

  • Saturday May 4

  • Saturday June 1

Learn to paint en plein air (in the open air) at this beautiful winery with a spectacular view over the American River Canyon. Discover the tools and techniques used to create a successful landscape painting on location. We will look at creating a successful composition, using an under-painting, and working with both brushes and palette knife to apply color.

The workshop is suitable for those with some painting experience to intermediate level artists.

Workshops start at 9.15am and finish at 4pm. There will be one hour for lunch, during which time you may like to sample some of Wofford’s wines.*

*Wine tasting can be purchased in the tasting room for $10.

Register for this workshop

About the Workshop

There will be a morning and afternoon demonstration in which I will work in oils. After the demonstration you can choose a location in the vineyard to paint, using either oils or acrylics. I will move around the group and give encouragement and guidance to each individual participant.

At lunchtime there will also be the opportunity to taste some of Wofford‘s wonderful wines.* You may either bring your own lunch, or order a lunch box from me (details provided once you have registered).

*Wine tasting can be purchased in the tasting room for $10, which is refundable on the first bottle of wine purchased. 20% discount on the first glass of wine purchased for workshop attendees.

Wofford Acres Vineyards
1900 Hidden Valley Lane
CA 95709

9.15am–12pm Morning Session (Winery opens at 9am)
12–1pm Lunch with optional wine tasting
1–4pm Afternoon session

Sketching easel
Two, 11”x14” canvases or canvas panels
Painting umbrella*

Brushes and palette knife:
Hog bristle brushes: No’4 & No’8 filbert or short flat
Synthetic or sable brushes: no’2 rigger or no’ 2 round
Palette knife with an approx 2” “blade”

Paints—choose between oils or acrylics:
Transparent earth yellow or burnt sienna,
Alizarin crimson hue;
Ultramarine blue,
Hansa yellow light or cadmium lemon,
Replacement flake white or titanium white

Optional additional colors if you want a broader range of colors:
Hansa yellow medium or Cadmium yellow medium
Naples yellow hue
Yellow Ocher
Cadmium red medium or napthol scarlet
Cerulean blue hue

If painting in oils:
Odorless mineral spirits in a paint canister
Walnut Oil

If painting in acrylics:
Water canister
Stay-wet palette (optional)

Clothing etc
Apron or a long sleeve shirt you don’t mind getting paint on
Latex gloves or barrier cream
A broad-brimmed hat
Shades for when you are not painting
Water bottle
Bring layers to wear

Cancellation and refunds policy