Philadelphia Water Color Society

Plein Air

Upcoming Plein Air Events

    • June 20, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Penn Woods Wintery, 124 Beaver Valley Road Chadds Ford, PA 19317

    Join us for a morning of plein air at Penn Woods Winery in Chadds Ford. In addition to the vineyard and adjacent fields, this location offers an interesting barn as a subject for you painting. (Since there is a limit to the size for our group, this event is for members only.)   

    rows of wine grapes at Penn Woods Winery

    photo courtesy of Penn Woods Winery

    Meet at 10 am and break for lunch at 1 pm. Bring a bagged lunch or take advantage of cheese trays and wine in the tasting room. Restrooms available at the main building. 

    In case of rain, this plein air will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024.

    Take the entrance at the first driveway near the main building and use the parking lot. If an artist wants to drop their gear off near the vineyard, take the second driveway (near the vineyard), then drive back up to the main building parking lot. You cannot park near the vineyard.

    Find Penn Woods Winery on Google Maps.

    The grounds at Penn Woods Winery, photo by Beth James

    • July 25, 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Cafe Shop 543, 15 Flagship Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19112

    Join us for something different, painting moored ships and other nautical subjects in the Philadelphia Navy Yard. We'll meet at Cafe Shop 543, (15 Flagship Drive) in the Navy Yard. (Find Cafe Shop 543 on Google Maps.)

    Bring a bag lunch or eat at Cafe Shop 543. Restrooms are available in the cafe (open 11-2) or at at the visitors center in nearby Central Green Park.

    This plein air event is open to both members and non-members. The rain date is  Friday, July 26.

    Frigate Row (at the Philadelphia Navy Yard) by R'lyeh Imaging (CC By 2.0)

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