Kenn Backhaus’ Workshop

Kenn Backhaus plein air workshop flyer

ONLY 6 WEEKS AWAY FROM KENN’S WORKSHOP ON MAUI! REGISTER NOW…ONLY A COUPLE SLOTS AVAILABLE Don’t miss the opportunity to attend Kenn Backhaus’ workshop in February. Maui is blessed to have him teach a workshop on our island. Artists of all levels can advance their skills by taking classes from experienced artists. If you’re challenged and frustrated composing… Read more

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2016 Workshops

photo by Kenn Erroll Backhaus, Kenn Erroll Backhaus "Starting my block-in" at Catalina Island

Photo Credit: Kenn Erroll Backhaus Workshop teachers are selected from our ‘visiting’ artists from the mainland. This  is an opportunity for local aspiring artists to take classes from professional artists that they might not normally be able to study with due to the cost to travel to other locations. In addition, the workshop teachers often… Read more

2014 Pre-Event Workshop with Greg LaRock

Greg LaRock teaching plein air painting

3-Day Plein Air Workshop Dates: February 12, 13, & 14 (Meet Greg at optional gathering the evening before  – Feb. 11) Cost: $395 (Includes all taxes and fees; materials are separate) Maximum students: 16 We are thrilled to announce Greg LaRock as our guest painting instructor for the pre-event workshop in 2014! This workshop is about… Read more

2014 Post-Event Workshop with Colin Page

Colin Page painting during the 2013 MPAPI event

3-Day Plein Air Workshop Dates: February 24, 25, 26  (Meet Colin at optional evening gathering Feb. 23) Cost: $395 (Includes all taxes and fees; materials are separate) Maximum students: 16 We are thrilled to announce that Colin Page is our invited guest instructor for the post-event workshop – come learn the essentials of working outdoors!  Colin received… Read more

Event Organizers

Event Co-Sponsors:
Ronaldo Macedo, Artist & Co-Founder Islanders
Lois Reiswig, President, Maui ARTS League

Contact us by email:
Katherine Smith, MPAPI Event Coordinator

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Maui Arts League is excited to offer two plein air painting workshops in conjunction with the February, 2018 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational. Both professional artists excel at ‘teaching.’  It is one thing to be a great artist, and yet another to be a superior instructor. Our workshop teachers are selected from the group of MPAPI professional ‘visiting artists’. Leon Holmes from Australia and Morgan Samuel Price from Florida will share their painting knowledge and techniques with  workshop attendees. You won’t want to miss out.

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