Fundamentals of Plein-air Painting

The Southington Recreation Department is pleased to offer this 1-day outdoor workshop in partnership with Mike Berlinski Art. The workshop is open to adult painters (ages 18+) of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced artists and will be taught by an accomplished, professional plein-air painter.

Program Details

  • $85.00 per person
  • Open to ages 18 & up; no residency requirements.
  • Saturday, June 10, 2023 (Rain Date: Sunday, June 11)
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Recreation Park, 25 Maxwell Noble Dr., Plantsville

Students are responsible for supplying all materials. CLICK HERE to view the materials list.

This workshop will go over the basics of painting outdoors including composition, values, and color theory. It will cover the importance of proper observation, lighting, and learning to identify key elements in a landscape. In addition, color mixing, application, and personal expression will be discussed. There will be plenty of one-on-one help for each student.

Students should bring a lunch and plenty of water/fluids to stay hydrated. Restrooms are available nearby.

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Instructor Bio

Mike began drawing and painting at the age of seven. He is basically self-taught and works primarily in oil paints. Mike is a serious and devoted painter and has been working to develop and express his talent for over twenty years. During this time he has exhibited in many art galleries and art exhibitions. In all of Connecticut and surrounding states, Mike finds places to paint, explore, and express his passion for the natural world. Favorite places include the Farmington Valley, Cape Ann, and Cape Cod.

View Mike's artwork or learn more about his class offerings and private commissions at

Registration Information

  • Registration forms will be accepted ONLINE ONLY.
  • Payment of the registration fee may be made by mail or in person at the Recreation Department, 388 Pleasant Street, Southington 06489 (office located inside the Calendar House Senior Center building), or online with a credit card.
  • Forms and payments are due in the Recreation office by 4:30 pm on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.
  • Please call the office at (860) 276-6219 with any questions.

Acceptable Forms of Payment

  • Cash (Exact Change Required)
  • Check/Money Order - Payable to "Town of Southington"
  • Credit Card*

*An additional, non-refundable service fee applies to all credit card transactions.