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Plein Air Workshop at Chanticleer

Classes & Workshops

 "I just wanted to thank you so much for being such a wonderful teacher. I had never taken an oil painting class, and after that class I feel as though I have the confidence to explore my potential. " Jean


Elaine Lisle has been teaching workshops in en plein air painting and beginning oils since 2004. She is currently on the faculty of the Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA and the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, PA

She also teaches small groups directly from her studio in Manayunk. Due to the pandemic, there is only room for 2 persons at a time to be in her studio, socially distanced with masks...


 Direct Painting in Oil by ZOOM

ongoing... every Thursday 9:30am -12:30pm
each week a signup email is sent on Monday- to be added to this email list, please fill out contact form below.

The basic concept is that everyone sets up a simple still life, or works on an interior or exterior landscape in small format at home.  You will need to have a laptop, ipad or cellphone. We will use Zoom.  I have put together video demos which you can watch ahead of time. Each week I will paint along with you from my studio during the 3 hour class . With Zoom running, you will have 3 hours of painting time during which I will go from person to person (similar to an in-person class) giving constructive criticism. You will show your painting on the screen and I will give you feedback. During the last 1/2 hour everyone will have a few minutes to show their painting to the group and give feedback to each other.


You will get ideas from the demo of what type of still life or interior you might paint, but you have complete freedom to work on whatever subject you would like.


 you will need:

1. a place to work in your home, including an easel and work table

2. a table or someplace to set up a still life, or various views you would like to paint

3. Your own supplies. (supply list can be provided if requested)

There is room for 2 people to work socially distanced (with masks) in my studio in Manayunk each week, so if you are local, you will be able to sign up for this option. Please click on contact below to email me for more info.




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