We have a number of paintouts scheduled for this summer. Most events are free to MAA members with advanced registration requested.
Windridge Vineyards, Darnestown
Spend the early morning and early afternoon painting en plein air with fellow MAA members at the beautiful Windridge Vineyards. The vines have started their journey toward the sky, with the hope of luscious purple grapes later in summer. The vineyard sits atop rolling hills surrounded by forested areas that are bursting with new growth. No doubt you will find lots of artistic inspiration.
Register for Windridge
Great Falls Park, Potomac
We'll meet on the Maryland side of the falls and offer two sessions, on Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11, so that those who work during the week have an opportunity to join, too. Subjects include the falls themselves, the historic Great Falls Tavern, the C&O Canal, the canal boat, and more.
Register for Great Falls
Lilypons Water Gardens, Adamstown
We have been invited on two days in July to make the most of the flowering season of water lilies and lotuses! The sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, July 5 and Tuesday, July 19. The gorgeous conservation area is in Frederick County, just 40 minutes from Rockville. Join us on either or both days.
Register for Lilypons
McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area, Poolesville
We are monitoring the growth of the sunflower fields at this protected area in Poolesville and will set a Saturday date for painting in the coming weeks. While the painting conditions can be tough--hot weather, tall grasses and lots of bees and mosquitos--the scenery is unparalleled!
Plein Air Competition at the Paint the Town Labor Day Show
MAA members and others from the local community are invited to participate in our annual painting competition, which will be held rain or shine on Saturday, September 3. After getting your paper or canvas stamped, you'll have until 3 pm to complete a piece of artwork within the boundaries of Kensington, Maryland (the zip code 20895).
Registration opens in July.