The free monthly paint-outs of the Desert Art Center are reason enough to become a desert painter if you aren’t one already. You’ll go to beautiful places, stand around and draw smoketrees, palaver with others as much or as little as you’d like. The paint-out ritual embodies the elemental and timeless pleasures of landscape art.
These are not art classes. Anyone is welcome. You don’t even have to be an artist to tag along. This year’s treks are led by the supremely popular teacher and artist Elaine Mathews.
For more on the Desert Art Center, a Palm Springs institution since 1950, see: http://desertartcenter.com/Home.html
For information on paint-outs contact Elaine Mathews:
760-898-5453 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Paint-outs are the first Thursday and third Saturday of each month
8am-3pm. Locations may change and some parks charge admission.
Saturday, December 17: The Salton Sea
Thursday, January 5 and Saturday, January 21: Coachella Valley Preserve, Thousand Palms
Thursday, February 2: Bogart County Park, Banning
Saturday, February 18: Whitewater Preserve
Thursday, March 1 and Saturday, March 17: Living Desert, Palm Desert
Thursday, April 5 : Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Palm Desert
Saturday, April 25: Painted Canyon, Mecca
Thursday, May 3: Indian Canyons, Palm Springs
Saturday, May 19: Highway 74 Cahuilla Tewanet Overlook, Palm Desert