Workshops

Steve Puttrich is a unique combination of award-winning artist in oil and watercolor, and an inspiring and successful teacher.  He understands how people learn and what is needed to inspire confidence and build skills in artistry.

In Steve’s workshops, you'll learn at your own pace in building skills and mastery. Classes are structured to include demonstrations of a composition in a step-by-step format, time to paint and generous feedback to build on your own artistic process. It is Steve’s intent that by the end of the sessions you will have built a confidence in your ability as an artist and have a sense of direction for growing your understanding and skills for painting.

Class sizes are limited to 10 -12 students, so personal instruction is never far away and group interaction is fun.

If you’ve always wanted to paint in watercolor or oil, now is the time.

Washington Square Park, Chicago

Washington Square Park, Chicago

Plein Air in Chicago’s Washington Square Park

All Media

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Being in the moment, the sounds of the city playing in concert with the blooming colors, all the shapes and values of this historic park are waiting for you to see and paint them. While we capture light's story, we’ll also learn principles of how good design and strong composition can make for art that truly connects.

Steve is an award winning plein air painter who will share the techniques and practices that have led to his success.  We will meet each Wednesday afternoon, from 1:00-4:00pm in Washington Square Park, adjacent to the Newberry Library and a block south of the Palette and Chisel.

Barrington, IL

Barrington, IL

One-Day Workshop in Barrington, IL

October 6, 2019

Citizen Park 9:00am - 4:00pm
In concert with Barrington’s Third Plein Air painting festival, this workshop will be offered to all artists who want to hone their skills just prior to the Event’s launch day of Monday, October 7th. You do not need to be a participant in the Plein Air Event to join this workshop. It’s simply offered to anyone and all who want to improve their seeing and painting skills.

Peninsula School of the Arts

Peninsula School of the Arts

Paint Door County

Watercolor

September 4-7, 2019

Fish Creek, Wisconsin Through the prestigious Peninsula School of the Arts I'm offering a four-day watercolor workshop. This in-depth class will offer numerous opportunity to advance your skills to your next level and beyond. 

More information to come soon.


Demo days at the Palette and Chisel.

Demo days at the Palette and Chisel.

Palette & Chisel

Watercolor

Chicago, Illinois
Steve teaches Wednesday evenings throughout the year at the preeminent Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts.