Frequently Asked Questions - Plein Air
HOW LONG ARE YOUR WORKSHOPS?
Plein Air workshops are three hours in total, which includes guidance on how to set up and break down your own easel and instruction.
How does it work?
Beyond Canvas provides a hands-on demonstration of how to set up and break down your easel, followed by structured guidance on to create a Plein air painting from a professional artist. Your instructor will show you how to break down the 3d view into a 2d artwork.
Are Classes beginner friendly?
Yes, Our classes are catered to all levels. Your instructor will use simple methods an beginner can follow, but also provides modified guidance for those who are more advanced or looking to build on an existing skillset.
Is there an event minimum?
There is a 4 person minimum to hold any drop-in event. If the class does not reach the minimum, you will be notified 48 hours in advance. Please provide a valid email address and phone number you check regularly so we can reach you.
What Is Included?
Beyond Canvas ticket price includes base materials, apron to borrow, and instruction. Your Paint Kits (paint, brushes, straight edge, canvas/board) are provided by Flax art and Design and are yours to keep.
Tell me more about materials
San Francisco Plein Air class materials are provided Flax Art and Design, and suggested in three tiers: Basic, Upgrade, and Pro. Find detailed information each kit HERE.
What should I bring?
Jacket, layers, sunscreen, sunglasses, something to snack on, water..
WHERE IS THE EVENT LOCATED?
Check your ticket link for event location and time. Our meeting location for Drop-In San Francisco workshops is Flax Art and Design located at Landmark Building D, 2 Marina Blvd. Please arrive early to pick up materials so you can be on time for the workshop.
WHERE CAN I PARK?
There is metered parking ($2 per hour) at Fort Mason Center, and street parking by Marina Boulevard.
Do you provide transportation?
We do not currently provide transportation, but stay tuned as things progress
ARE THERE RESTROOMS / RESTURANTS / STORE / COFFEE RESTROOM NEARBY?
Yes, restrooms, cafes, restaurants, and coffee are all within walking distance.
CAN I BRING FOOD, WINE, BEER?
Yes, but only to indoor workshops or the Presidio, which are BYOB only if are 21 + and drink responsibly!
CAN I LEAVE MY ARTWORK AND PICK IT UP LATER?
No, we can not store artwork. Any leftover artwork will be adopted, painted over, or thrown away.
WHAT'S YOUR CANCELLATION/RESCHEDULE POLICY?
We have a strict 48 hour cancellation policy, which includes reschedules. If you cancel your reservation within 48 hours of the class, your seats will be forfeited. We can reschedule your seat any time up until this point for another workshop, or keep your credit on file for use in the future.
I MAY BE LATE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Please arrive early to pick up your materials and check in. Your workshop will begin on time! After a 15 minute grace period, your seats may be forfeited to members on a wait list. Class starts promptly 15 minutes into the event. There are no exceptions
What happens in bad weather?
All locations have multiple views, If one area is foggy or windy, your teacher will use an alternative view for instruction, OR we may show you methods to create fog and incorporate diverse climates in your painting. You are welcome to paint any view, not just the view your instructor is painting. The wind picks up on occasion, so please bring layers and be comfortable with San Francisco weather. Workshops will only be canceled in the event of severe weather.
CAN MY CHILD ATTEND THE WORKSHOP?
We take participants as young as 8 years old. Please inquire if you w would like to schedule a private event with a younger group or email us with any questions.
HOW DO I REDEEM MY GIFT CERTIFICATE?
Gift Certificates are redeemable by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your name, gift certificate number, and which class(s) you would like to book. We reserve seats based on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Can I book privately?
Yes, you can choose to book a private group, please fill out the private event survey at www.beyondcanvas.com/private-events for a quote.