Beginners Plein-air Workshop

Do you fancy developing your painting skills to include working outdoors in Shugborough’s inspirational landscape?

  • Booking essential

Working in either oil or acrylic, this workshop will cover the fundamentals of painting plein-air with the guidance of local artist Lisa Oakley.

You will need to bring your own materials (mdf/canvas board provided, full equipment list below) and some basic painting experience is recommended.

For more information about the day please contact Lisa Oakley via


Event ticket prices
  • All £25.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 03442 491 895
This event is for adults (age 18 and over)
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
Head to the Mansion Tearoom (approx. 20 minutes' walk from the car park) to meet your painting instructor.
What to bring and wear
Please see full equipment list in 'other info'. We would recommend wearing plenty of layers as the workshop takes place entirely outdoors.
Please bring the following (plus anything else you normally use): Sketchbook Pencils (soft sketching) Marker pens (black & grey) Paints (oil/acrylic) Turpentine Paint medium Paint brushes Easel


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
3 April 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available
6 April 2019 10:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Central Booking Line
Call 0344 2491895

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Beginners Plein-air Workshop

Wed 03 Apr 2019
Do you fancy developing your painting skills to include working outdoors in Shugborough’s inspirational landscape?