Plein Air Painting Group

Plein Air Painting Group – The Barnstable Plein Air Painters

Cape Cod Art Center has organized a Plein Air painting group, The Barnstable Plein Air Painters! There is no instructor and no fee, just artists painting together. You’ll learn many tricks to add to your arsenal! The Barnstable Plein Air Painters will be visiting sites all over Cape Cod from May through October. Most of the sites are open to the public others will be private property and are only available to the group for that particular day.

Barnstable Plein Air Painters Group meets on Mondays, 8:30-11:15.  At 11:30 we have a critique.  You don’t have to participate in it, however most artists enjoy it.

If you want our weekly updates, please contact us to be placed on our email list.  Email:  or call 508-362-2909

Upcoming  Sessions:

September 17, Fort Hill, Eastham: 70 Fort Hill Road, Eastham, MA

8:30 to 11:15 a.m., with a critique at 11:30.

Directions:  Turn off Route 6 at the brown Fort Hill sign on Governor Prence Road in Eastham. Continue to the parking area on the left, across from the Captain Penniman House.  

Beautiful vistas – worth the trip to Eastham.  Check out their website:

September 24, West Dennis Beach, Beach Road, Dennis, MA

8:30 to 11:15 a.m., with a critique at 11:30.

Directions:  Take exit 8 off of Mid Cape Hwy. Go South – towards Route 28, Take a left onto Route 28.  A short ride after you go over Bass River Bridge take a right onto School Street.  This turns into Lower County Road.  Turn right onto Beach Road.  To make it simple … how about everyone turn right in the parking lot and go to the end of the parking lot.  You’ll have the best of all worlds at the end along Bass River.

Views of the beach, marsh, small dunes, and windmill across Bass River.  In the winter they have snowy owls.

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We will be using sites that are in “Plein Air Painting Cape Cod,” a book Cape Cod Art Center published in 2011. We sold out of the hardcopies, but we are able to sell it as an eBook download for $10. This eBook is great for artists, photographers, hikers, and nature lovers. Click here to purchase the Plein Air eBook



Pictures from our first meeting: St. Mary’s in Barnstable