Below are the dates of the Spring 2016
  Due to Danielle's busy personal painting
  schedule, these are the only Workshops
  that she is teaching in 2016.
  Further down the page are details on
  how to register for a workshop, pricing
  and other information that you need
  to know.

Cherry Blossom Workshops- Central Park

Sunday, April 10, 2016.  10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Saturday, April 16, 2016.  10:30 am - 5:30 pm


After a long cold winter in New York there is nothing quite like the sight of Cherry Blossoms coming to life in Central Park.  The glorious pink blooms pitched against the lush Spring grass and blue sky make for an incredibly beautiful painting.  This subject allows participants to create a truly expressive painting. 

* Suitable for beginners through to experienced painters.  Please read the 'program information' section below to get a further understanding of what you will experience during a workshop. 

Below are a few photos of our previous Cherry Blossom Workshops, to give you and idea of the scenes that we paint in Central Park.  As the Cherry Blossoms bloom at slightly different times in different spots each year,  your exact painting location will be selected by Danielle the day before your workshop, in order to provide you with the location with the best blooms at that time. 




Times Square Workshop

Sunday, April 17, 2016. 12:30 pm- 6:30 pm
The experience of painting in Times Square is something that you will never forget! In painting there alone you may otherwise feel a little intimidated, yet Danielle's workshops bring 8 painters together in a close knit group to take on the incredible energy of Times Square- and and face it with passion!  Danielle will paint with you, step by step, and show you how to tackle this spectacular scene with expressive energy.  As with all Plein Air Painting School workshops, beginners through to experienced painters may participate, as everyone is assisted at their own level of experience.

Please note:  This workshop features the afternoon light at Times Square and hence our 12:30 pm start time.  Below are a few photos from some of our previous Times Square Workshops.  






Spring Flowers Workshop- Central Park

Sunday, April 24, 2016. 10:30 am-5:30 pm

The Cherry Blossoms may be the start of Spring in Central Park, yet what follows on in many of its gardens brings another burst of magical Spring color throughout the Park.  There are several beautiful gardens within Central Park and we will be painting whichever has reached its peak by April 24.  Come and join us as we enjoy this day of indulging in luscious Spring colors!

Below are a few photos from some of our previous Spring Flower Workshops.



Program Information 

The Plein Air Painting School Workshops are suitable for all levels of painters. Your tutor Danielle paints in front of you through various stages of the painting while you paint with her. This approach enables both beginners and experienced painters to paint in the same class. After explaining each step Danielle then visits every participant to assist them at their individual level.

The One Day Workshop is designed to give participants the satisfaction of creating a complete, finished painting over the course of a day. You will learn every step in the process that a professional artist would use and hence come away with a wealth of information. It is a long day, yet an incredibly fulfilling one!

Pricing and how to register for a workshop

One Day Workshops
: $119 for students providing own materials
                            OR  $149 for students wishing to have all materials supplied (includes use of an easel, paints, brushes, canvas- essentially all equipment required)

To register
: Payments are accepted via credit card (quickest enrollment method), check or money order.

To pay securely by credit card click the green button below:


For check and money order payments: please first email OR call 212- 677 2705 to confirm class availability. Thereafter please send payment along with your name, email address, phone number and workshop you are registering for to:
Make checks payable to: Danielle Hatherley
                                        211 E.10th Street
                                        New York, NY 10003

Note: placement in a workshop is secured on a first paid first served basis.

Class numbers: are limited to a maximum of eight students so that the tutor is able to provide semi-private style instruction to every student during this program.
Weather: At times of unforeseen circumstances, such as weather conditions workshops are subject to change, rescheduling or cancellation. Notice will be given to all students registered when this occurs.

Directions on the day: 48 hours before a Workshop students are supplied a map or directions to the painting location, so that they can easily find our meeting place.
Materials used: Classes involve tuiton in either oil or acrylic paints. Students who want to focus on drawing only will also be able to participate in The Plein Air Painting School programs.
For those who wish to supply their own equipment, a list of required materials and art store suggestions will be provided upon registration.

Age range
: Those aged 10 years and upwards can participate in The Plein Air Painting School One Day Workshops. *If you feel that you child is passionate about art and possibly mature enough to focus on a workshop of this nature, Danielle will consider including children as young as 8 years old. Please call 212-677 2705 to discuss.


Some of you have asked, 'how do you get all of the equipment and easels to a class?' Above on the left is a photo of me with my two trusty carts which help me get up to 8 easels from my car to our location. I bring my assistant with me to the busier classes.

On the right is an example of what is supplied to you when you choose the 'all materials supplied option' above. Everything required for your day of painting is brought along for you, which means no lugging equipment in and out of the subway for you!

Refund requests will be honored if they are made in writing (by email or post) any time up until 48 hours before the commencement of the first lesson. Thereafter (any time closer than 48 hours before the class commences), cancellation or non-attendance results in loss of payment.

If the participant cancels before 48 hours prior to the commencement of the class or workshop they may choose another workshop of equivalent value in it's place, pending availability. In this case, reschedules by the participant are allowed up to a maximum of three times. Thereafter any further cancellation results in the loss of payment made.

Weather: In the case of heavy winds, rain or heavy rain the night before, class will likely be cancelled. In the case of any of the fore mentioned, an email will be sent to confirm class status. For participants with no email access, it is their responsibility to call the tutor on the morning to confirm class status. In this instance participants may choose a workshop credit or a refund.
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