Capturing the Glow of Sedona

P.George French Doorway
Paul George Tuscan Light
P.George The Passage
P.George Glou Hbr


Capturing the Glow of Sedona: A Plein Air/Studio Workshop with Paul George

May 11 – 13, 2023 | Thursday – Saturday

Thurs: 10 am – 5 pm; Fri – Sat: 9 am – 4 pm

  • Medium: Watercolor
  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Materials: Click the Materials List tab above for a list of supplies students need to bring with them.
  • Registration: Students must register individually. Click the Cancellation Policy above for more information.
  • Location: Sedona Arts Center, Theatre Studio and outside locations

During this three-day plein air/studio workshop, Paul will cover all the basics of painting: Composition, Shape, Values, Color, and Edges. But in the magical light of Sedona, he will focus on how to make your paintings glow and to create maximum impact for award-winning work.

Paul creates a fun, enjoyable and friendly environment to learn and grow. You will paint en plein air and in the studio, not to reproduce what you see but to interpret the scene, using your creativity and inspiration. Each day will include demonstrations and lots of one-on-one instruction, as he circulates through the class working with each student at their own level.

This workshop will leave you feeling inspired and enthusiastic, ready to bring your paintings to a new level.  The video below is a short clip of Paul talking about and demonstrating a bit of his technique.

In-Person Classes

COVID Health and Safety Protocols

The health and safety of our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, and Staff are a top priority. Since COVID-19 first surfaced, our staff continues to monitor the situation closely, taking every precaution to keep our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, Staff, and our community safe.

  • Face masks are optional at this time.

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Paul George

Paul George

Award-winning artist Paul George has been teaching watercolor and oils, plein air and in the studio, for more than 20 years. He loves teaching and completely sharing his knowledge and love for painting, which is why students return many times to his workshops at home and in Europe.

“His paintings glow with beautiful light,” is often said about his work, which is why he has won over 100 awards. “He is not only a fine painter but a great teacher as well.”

You will feel comfortable in Paul’s class, enjoy and learn from his many daily demos and personal critiques about your work and leave as an enthusiastic and better painter.


Materials List:

These are the materials and colors I use. Please know all this is just suggestion, none is mandatory, bring whatever you are comfortable using and we will make it work.

Professional Grade Paints:

  • Aureolin Yellow
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Canmium Red
  • Cadmium Yellow Light/Pale
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Ultrmarine Blue
  • Winsor Blue (Red shade)
  • Winsor Green (yellow shade)

Daniel Smith Colors:

  • Quinacridone Sienna
  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Quinacridone Rose
  • Cobalt Blue Teal

Brushes:  I recommend buying the best brushes you can afford.

  • #8 OR #10 ROUND
  • 5” OR 2” FLAT Wash brush
  • 3/4” FLAT

Paper: Most brand name paper is goodArches, Fabriano, Watman, WiNewton

You need a hard board or foam core board to mount your paper. I use artist tape and bulldog clips to mount the paper.

Other Items:

  • Plein Air Easel
  • Stool
  • Hat
  • Umbrella
  • Pencils
  • Paper Towels
  • Bug spray
  • Tan lotion

Questions? Email me at
Paul George



Cancellation Policy


  • Each student must enroll individually
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn, toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn

In-Person and Online Workshops

  • Payment in full is due upon registration, or a payment plan can be put in place by the student upon check-out through Sezzle.
  • There is a $125 Cancellation Fee for any cancellations made before April 11, 2023. Remaining balance will be refunded.
  • There are no refunds after April 11, 2023.
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full.

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.

Covid-19 Update for In-Person Classes and Workshops: 

As long as SAC is able to provide an environment that adheres to the CDC guidelines for social gatherings, and assuming all other normal criteria are met and the workshop or class goes forward, the above cancellation policies are in effect.