The WAS-H classroom is now open for select classes and workshops. The class schedule will indicate whether the courses are on-line or in-person. While the WAS-H office is open during regular WAS-H hours (Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 3 pm), the on-site Gallery is not open.


WAS-H will have Plein Air painting events planned for the Fall, after enjoying a full Spring schedule. If any events are added during the summer, an email will be sent to WAS-H members.

Plein Air Painting Events

No events available

Past events

May 25, 2021 Weekday Plein Air - Japanese Garden at Hermann Park
May 18, 2021 Weekday Plein Air - McGovern Centennial Gardens at Hermann Park
May 11, 2021 Weekday Plein Air - Country Home
May 04, 2021 Weekday Plein Air - River Oaks Shopping Center
April 27, 2021 Weekday Plein Air - Rothko Chapel Grounds
April 20, 2021 Weekday Plein Air - Menil Collection Park
April 06, 2021 Weekday Plein Air - The Water Works at Sabine Street
March 30, 2021 Weekday Plein Air - Herman Park
March 23, 2021 Weekday Plein Air - Waterwall Park at Galleria
March 02, 2021 Weekday Plein Air - Herman Park
January 16, 2021 Parking Lot Paint In (Outside!)
September 19, 2019 Weekday Plein Air - Various Locations
May 25, 2019 May Paint-Out
April 27, 2019 Paint-out
March 23, 2019 Paint-out - Colorado River House
February 16, 2019 Paint-out at Rice University's Quadrangle
January 19, 2019 Paint-out - Location TBA
December 15, 2018 Paint-out - Location TBA
November 24, 2018 Paint-out - Galveston (Meet on Pier 21)
October 20, 2018 Paint-out - Location TBA
September 15, 2018 Paint-out - Location TBA
May 19, 2018 Paint-out - San Antonio, Texas
April 21, 2018 Paint-out - Calvert, Texas
March 17, 2018 Paint-out - Chappell Hill Texas
February 17, 2018 Paint-out - Location TBA
January 20, 2018 Paint-out - CANCELLED
December 16, 2017 Paint-out - Location TBA
November 18, 2017 Paint-out - Location TBA
October 28, 2017 Paint-out - Downtown Aquarium
September 23, 2017 Paint-out - Location TBA
May 20, 2017 Paint-out - Location TBA
April 28, 2017 Paint-out - Location Rockport, TX
March 18, 2017 Paint-out - Location TBA
February 18, 2017 Paint-out - Location TBA
January 21, 2017 Paint-out - Location TBA
December 10, 2016 Paint-out - Location TBA
November 19, 2016 Paint-out - Location TBA
October 22, 2016 Paint-out -Canino's Farmers Market
September 24, 2016 Paint-out - Sabine Street Bridge
May 21, 2016 Paint-out
April 16, 2016 Paint-out
March 05, 2016 Paint-out
February 20, 2016 Paint-out

Upcoming events

  • No upcoming events

What do I Bring to a Paint Out?

The short answer is whatever you need to paint. Here is a suggested list to get you started on packing your plein-air painting kit.

  • Folding stool or chair to sit on
  • Easel, stool or chair for board
  • Board, clips or tape and paper or a watercolor block
  • Favorite paints and portable palette
  • Brushes
  • Water and container for painting
  • Paper towels or tissues
  • Rolling, folding metal cart to tote
  • Sketchbook and pencils and erasers
  • Camera or cell phone camera
  • Ruler or straight edge
  • Lunch or snack and drinks
  • Insect repellant
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Large umbrella for shade

TIP: Take lots of photos for reference, especially as lighting changes. The photos may be as important as the painting as they allow you to complete the paint- ing at home if necessary, or start over with lots of fresh material for future paintings.

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