Join us for a Virtual Winter Park Paint Out!

The Polasek Museum has indefinitely postponed the live 12th Annual Winter Park Paint Out plein air festival, originally scheduled for April 19 to 25, 2020.  Though the live version been postponed, we hope you'll join us for our first “virtual” paint out here on our website as well as on Facebook and Instagram.  Thank you for your interest and support.



Painting Demonstrations – POSTPONED

All painting demonstrations are FREE to the public and located at the Polasek Museum unless otherwise noted.


Saturday, March 21 – 9 to 11 a.m.

“Plein Air Studies” with Peter Pettegrew at the Winter Park History Center

Stop by the Winter Park History Center during the Sidewalk Art Festival for a painting demonstration with Paint Out artist Peter Pettegrew. Peter will discuss field sketches and small plein air painting as studies for larger paintings.


Wednesday, April 8 – 10 a.m. to 12 noon

“Where Nature Meets Architecture with Pastels” with Orit Reuben at the Center for Health & Wellbeing

Join pastel artist, Orit Reuben, at the Center for Health & Wellbeing at this pre-Paint Out event! Orit combines nature and architecture, geometric and organic lines, and positive and negative shapes to create paintings that are both realistic and abstract in an impressionistic style.

Limited seating available; free parking is available in the Center’s garage located at the intersection of Crosby Way and South Edinburgh Drive. The Center is located at 2005 Mizell Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32792. 


Saturday, April 18 – 8 to 10 a.m.

“Plein Air Painting” with Charles Dickinson at the Winter Park History Center

Kick off our 12th Annual Winter Park Paint Out with Charles Dickinson! Charles will demonstrate his approach to direct plein air painting from life. During his presentation, he will walk viewers through his painting process: from a preliminary sketch to achieving form and clean color in painting. This step-by-step manner culminates in breathing life into outdoor paintings and having fun while doing it!


Sunday, April 19 – 1 to 3 p.m.

“Illuminated Impressions” with Manon Sander

Join Manon Sander as she portrays how to create a painting that is filled with light. Utilizing this technique allows the painting to glow and provide the impression that it is emitting its own light.


Monday, April 20 – 10 a.m. to 12 noon

“Accentuating with Light” with Kathleen Denis

Watch and learn from Kathleen Denis as she paints her favorite thing: warm light hitting an object. Learn how to illuminate the light in your painting with the use of warm and cool colors, darks versus lights, and greys against pure pigments. Kathleen will be painting a still life.


Tuesday, April 21 – 10 a.m. to 12 noon

“Feathered Friends” with Michelle Held

See artist Michelle Held in action as she paints one of her favorite subjects: a real-life bird! Watch as her composition unfolds and learn her secret to feathery brushstrokes and soft texture. Live bird models will be provided by the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland, FL. A representative from the Center will be on-site to answer questions, ensure the safety of the animals, and give an informal presentation following the demo.


Tuesday, April 21 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Nocturne Florals” with Stacy Barter at the Center for Health & Wellbeing

Join us for an evening demonstration with artist Stacy Barter as we continue our partnership with the Winter Park Health Foundation. Utilizing her intense fascination with light, atmosphere, and painting from life, Stacy strives to create simple yet evocative paintings. The challenge for Stacy will be to capture the beauty of a floral interior scene without the splendor of natural light that streams through the Center for Health & Wellbeing’s windows throughout the day.

Limited seating available; free parking is available in the Center’s garage located at the intersection of Crosby Way and South Edinburgh Drive. The Center is located at 2005 Mizell Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32792. 


Wednesday, April 22 – 10 a.m. to 12 noon

“Advantages of Painting on Copper” with Elisabeth Ferber

Learn from artist Elisabeth Ferber that copper panels give new life to traditional oil painting. Elisabeth will walk through the process of preparing the copper panel for painting, sketching the composition, painting, and sealing the completed work. She will discuss the pros and cons of painting on copper, demonstrating the best techniques to execute a floral painting on copper.


Wednesday, April 22 – 2 to 4 p.m.

“Bold Impressions: Capturing the Essence of a Scene in Bold Color and Loose Brushstroke” with Abby Ober

See artist Abby Ober’s particular process of plein air painting. Abby will first simplify the scene by creating a strong compositional drawing (also known as underpainting) and by establishing a focal area. She will then share her method of mixing and applying clean color from a limited palette to create a scene undulating with light and energy.


Thursday, April 23 – 10 a.m. to 12 noon

“Palette Knife Painting” with Noreen Coup

Learn how to create bold, bright and beautiful contemporary landscape paintings primarily with a palette knife. Noreen Coup will demonstrate a loose painting technique with flowing brushstrokes and expressive colors. As she paints, she will discuss her paint application and pigment mixing techniques.


Friday, April 24 – 10 a.m. to 12 noon

“Dramatic Shapes Equal Drama” with Morgan Samuel Price

Arrive early and claim a seat for nationally-acclaimed artist Morgan Samuel Price’s demonstration. Morgan will explain the development of her painting process as the shapes of her composition are designed. Watch as she demonstrates and explains how to use these attributes as she creates a painting with visual interest, drama, and her signature touches of dappled light.


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