are offered throughout the year in the Marin studio. Each workshop consists of three hours of instruction given one day a week during a five-week period. Each of these workshops, which are offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, are suitable for all levels of experience since individual attention is emphasized in classes not to exceed five people. Students are welcome to paint any subject of their choice using personal photos, reference material from the studio or still life set-ups. Critiques of a student’s “out of studio” work are also offered. Even true beginners soon realize that this is a very supportive environment where we have a good time while we all learn new ideas from each other.
Donna adds - “ Teaching is very rewarding for me – some of these painters have been coming to my studio since I started teaching in 1996. Many had never painted before and now they are selling and entering shows. Other’s are just beginning and having a wonderful time – I feel that I have four parties a week. What could be better? “

PLEIN AIR WORKSHOPS are offered periodically during the year at picturesque locations in the Bay area. These workshops vary from one day to three days and are suitable to all levels of experience.

Seadrift Plein Air Workshop Wednesday, October 5th.


Oil Painting and Plein Air Lessons in Marin County, California


Reine Taylor Studio, surrounded by hills of designated “open space”, is located on a San Rafael ridge overlooking the San Francisco Bay in Marin County, California. The studio's French doors open onto the outside garden courtyard where students often take relaxing breaks from their painting lessons.

Studio amenities:
- Convenient parking
- Five work areas with tables, easels and good lighting
- Wet canvas storage
- Clean-up counter and sink