Oil Painting En Plein Air

Arranged for groups of 4 or more by request

Kathie Wheeler

For all of you who dream of painting beautiful landscapes but can’t seem to

make the time for it in your everyday life, or paint regularly and would like

to paint with a lively group, maybe learn something new—this workshop is 

for you!

Kathie begins with a demonstration of her classical approach to landscape

painting “en plein air”, working outside directly in nature. You will learn the

tools and techniques of this exciting art form and have plenty of time to paint. Let the scenic river valleys, roll

rolling hills and beautiful bluffs of this rural community located in the “driftless” region of Southwestern Wisconsin

inspire you. Kathie will provide one-on-one instruction in composition, color, paint application and has lots of tips,

experiences and enthusiasm to share with you about this style of oil painting. All skill-levels welcome.

Kathie’s website: www.kathiewheeler.com

Three-Day Workshop:



9am-4pm each day  On-site lodging is available. See: LODGING for information.


To reserve your space in this workshop contact Kathleen@fullcircleretreat.com

To confirm your reservation and hold your space, mail this form Registration Form along with your payment.

See Registration Information for our policies.

About Lodging and Meals: LODGING





French easel or pochade box (or any portable easel/box set up)


Oil Paints (see below if you do not already have paints)




Palette Knife


Solvent (mineral spirits or gamsol)


6—9 Small canvas panels 12” x 16” or smaller


Paper towels 


Plastic bags for used paper towels


Wet panel carrier or pushpins and plastic bags to get your paintings home


View finder


Sketch pad and pencil


Sun Hat







Bug repellant


Water bottle


Rain gear



OIL PAINTS - A recommended Starter Kit:


Titanium White


Chromatic Black


Cadmium Yellow Light


Cadmium Red Medium


Ultramarine Blue or Cobalt Blue




Cadmium Yellow Lemon


Cadmium Yellow Medium


Alizarin Crimson


Cobalt Blue


Ultramarine Blue


Burnt Sienna




Some resources for Plein Air products:

Ultrecht Art Supply - www.utrecht.com

1601 Hennepin Ave

Minneapolis, MN  55403

612 339-3400

Wet Paint: Artists' Materials & Framing - www.wetpaintart.com

1684 W Grand Ave

St Paul, MN  55105

651 698-6431

Dick Blicks Art Materials – 2 Twin Cities Locations - www.dickblick.com

3867 Gallagher Drive

Edina, MN 55435

952 831-6061


2389 Fairview Avenue

Roseville, MN 55113

651 636-2818

Internet Resources







Seeing the world as an artist since early childhood, Kathie Wheeler has drawn

and painted throughout her life. She was raised in the Chicago area and studied

art at Eastern Illinois University and the Academy of Art in Chicago.

Kathie was a freelance commercial and portrait artist in Chicago before moving

to Vernon County in 1995. She now lives on a small farm with her husband, son,

and daughter and continues to paint in her studio and plein air. For the past

12 years she has exhibited her work nationally and continues to teach in the

public and private schools, as well as adult classes.

More about Kathie at: www.KathieWheeler.com



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