FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Do I need prior art experience to take a class?

A: No. However, to get the most out of classes such as portraiture some prior art experience is beneficial (drawing, etc.).

Q: What materials do I need for class?

A: See the watercolor or oil supply list provided in the links at the top of this page.

Q: What about art stuff I currently have, can't I get by with that?

A: The materials I recommend are a suggestion -- there are many good manufacturers of quality materials. Inferior materials will lead to inferior results. If you are in doubt, bring what you have to the first session, and we can go over your items.

Q: Watercolor classes and oil classes are listed, but what about acrylic classes?

A: Acrylic is currently only taught through private lessons. Plein-air workshops and classes are scheduled in the spring and fall and all media is welcome. 

Q: Do you teach private lessons?

A: Yes, see below. 

Private Lessons:

Private Lessons are taught in: watercolor, drawing, oil, and acrylic. Foundation elements of art such as color theory, and picture composition are also covered. An effort is made to mix what the instructor feels the student is ready for and encouragement for the current level of artwork achieved. Critique on an individual level can be especially rewarding to those not sure of direction, or that have reached a 'plateau' in their work.
Private Lessons have limited openings. Please contact Christine for details. lashleystudio (at) yahoo (dot) com - don't forget a subject line such as 'art lessons.' (fix the email, it's spelled this way to prevent spam)

Watercolor Workshop Student

Christine Lashley's Spring Plein-air class in Georgetown.


Spring Plein-air class

Christine Lashley - Art Classes & Workshops

Art Classes and Workshops

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My Teaching Approach

With 20 years of teaching experience, Christine Lashley includes demos, lectures, critiques, and lots of painting time to teach students how to see colors and shapes with artistic eyes. Fundamentals of composition, color theory and value structure are also covered. Painting with loose, fresh brush strokes comes from understanding these core art concepts. All oil painting is with solvent-free methods and non-toxic ways to paint. Wet-in-wet painting, layers, glazing and alla-prima methods are explained for both oil classes and watercolor. 



Telluride, CO, 2019

TELLURIDE AND THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS: Paint Plein-Air in the wild west! Learn to paint America's rugged beauty: historic western town, aspen trees, jagged mountains, rivers and 'alpenglow.' Rooms (private or shared) will be in suites and have a kitchen, living area and fireplace. All media welcome. Instructor demos in watercolor and oil. Dates: June 24-29. Includes art instruction, hotel room, some meals. 6 days, 5 nights. $1965 early-registration price.

** Email Christine for a pdf brochure for this workshop.**

Paris & Giverny, France


Sept. 20-25, 2019. Paint in Paris - one of the best cities in the world! Cafes, bridges, gardens and street scenes will be explored. Christine has led 2017 and 2018 workshops in the beautiful city with inside tips on the best locations to paint plein air! Workshop pdf available soon. Email to be notified and on the pre-enroll list. Fee of $950 includes art instruction and individual one-on-one coaching, and private bus transport to/from Paris/Giverny to paint after the gardens are closed to the public. 

Tuscany, Italy, 2020

TUSCANY, ITALY: Paint Plein-Air in Tuscany! Learn to paint the best of Italy: Near Siena, fly in and out of Florence. Rooms will be in in the estate section of the property. Fabulous Tuscan vistas plus: pool, 3,000 acres of forest, livestock pastures, organic vegetable gardens, and olive trees. All media welcome. Instructor demos in watercolor and oil. Dates TBA. Includes all ground transportation, day-trips, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) except Sat. dinner. 8 days, 7 nights. Group trip to Siena and another hill town. Our wonderful pastoral organic farm retreat has been written up in BonAppetit , Travel + Leisure Magazine and many other publications as a favorite 'green retreat'. 

** Email Christine to be notified of future details and pdf brochure for this workshop.**



Past workshops have been at varied locations, such as gardens, gourmet restaurants, farms, wineries, and local historic places such as Harper's Ferry. Email Christine to be notified on her "pre-notify list." Workshops will be posted when details are available. 

Click here to contact Christine.



Plien Air watercolor or oil classes on location at the Yellow Barn, Glen Echo, MD.

OIL PLEIN AIR: 5 Session(s) 

Tues  10am-12:30pm,  May 7 - June 11 
No class 5/14   $185


Fri  10am-12:30pm,  May 10 - June 14 

No class 5/17   $185  

Click For: Yellow Barn/Glen Echo Lashley Classes Enrollment Link (new browser window)


Glen Echo Park, MD: The Registrar's Office is located on the second floor above the Popcorn Gallery. You may register in person. Register online at: http://www.glenechopark.org. Or call the Glen Echo Registrar at: 301.634.2222

Christine Lashley: For day-workshops and travel workshops. See 'contact' page to contact Christine.


Please register early to avoid disappointment, many classes fill quickly!

Glen Echo makeup classes are offered within each season.


"Alpenglow" 16x20 oil. Telluride, Colorado art workshop location

Students painting the Tuilleries Garden, Paris

Best Landscape Award: OPA National Show 2018
Christine Lashley, 'Blues and Gold', 24x36, oil SOLD

Click for more info: Christine Lashley's Tuscany plein air art workshop

Christine Lashley's prior fall workshop location