2019 Classes & Workshops





“Painting tunes the senses and the soul.” – Lyn Boyer

NO FEAR OIL PAINTING: March 15 – 17, 2019  |  Sorrel Sky Gallery, Durango CO – SOLD OUT

NO FEAR OIL PAINTING: May 20 – 22, 2019 | Sedona Arts Center, Sedona AZ – 475.00

NO FEAR OIL PAINTING: September 18 – 19, 2019  |  Escalante Canyons Art Festival, Escalante UT – 375.00 REGISTER 

  • This is a two day version of the full 3-day ‘No Fear Oil Painting’ workshop. A great one for those of you who don’t have 3 days you can pull out of your schedule or who would like an introduction to brush handling, color and pigments and the nuance and beauty of edges.

PLEIN AIR – THE JOY OF OBSERVATION: October 9 – 11, 2019 | Sedona Arts Center, Sedona AZ – 475.00REGISTER

NO FEAR OIL PAINTING: February 21-23, 2020 |Sorrel Sky Gallery, Santa Fe, NM – 475.00

IT’S ALIVE! – Incorporating figures and animals into the landscape: April 17-19, 2020 | Sorrel Sky Gallery, Durango, CO – 475.00

NO FEAR OIL PAINTING: May 20 – 22, 2020 | Gail Denton Studio, Longmont, CO – 475.00 EMAIL LYN TO REGISTER


No Fear Oil Painting! – with Lyn Boyer

Learn 3 keys in 3 days to unlocking expression and begin painting without fear!

Day 1: Discover the beauty in your brushes by choosing your tools and controlling them masterfully, bringing new energy to your paintings through creative brush handling.

Day 2: See color and paint color by unraveling the world of color and light, properties of pigments and pigment choices, while using both a limited and expanded palette. Foolproof color mixing and the nuances of grays will also be covered.

Day 3: Master edges as the final touch by understanding the painting surface and paint application necessary for a higher skill level of edge control. Identify the how, when and where of edges, using them artfully to bring that final sense of freedom and nuance to your paintings.

Intermediate to advanced

No Fear Oil Painting Workshop Supply List – click here

March 15 – 17, 2019  |  Sorrel Sky Gallery, Durango CO – SOLD OUT – waiting list

May 20 – 22, 2019 | Sedona Arts Center, Sedona AZ – 475.00 – REGISTER

September 18 – 19, 2019 (2 day version)  |  Escalante Canyons Art Festival, Escalante UT – Contact studio

Plein Air – The Joy of Observation! Developing your personal path: the problem, the practice and the performance. – with Lyn Boyer

Each group and each student is unique! My goal is to offer a roadmap that will continue to guide your creative journey long after the workshop is over. To bring more clarity to your work. To learn to paint with intent. To continue the journey from ‘painting’ to becoming a ‘painter’. And most importantly – how to develop the mindset of ‘practice’ that leads to successful ‘performance’.

Day 1: I will be doing a demo start to finish, explaining my thought process for each step, aiding you in developing a personal methodology. During the demo we’ll touch on a variety of subjects – drawing, design, value, color, harmonizing your painting, materials and brush and paint handling. We will discuss how to approach your creative process – concept, scene selection and preparation. You will learn the steps that prepare the groundwork for a successful painting.

Day 2: Permission to slow down and find the joy! You will have time to work through each of the preparatory steps for creating a painting ‘en plein air’. I’ll be teaching a method not a style. Whether you’re new to plein air or an experienced professional having a structure that allows you to check your progress at each stage before moving on to the next will bring more consistency to your efforts. You’ll avoid a problem, unresolved from an early stage in the process, spoiling what otherwise may have been an inspired painting. Start strong! End Strong!

Day 3: The day will be devoted entirely to using the preparatory work from days one and two to bring your paintings to completion. Each student will receive individual instruction. The day will be devoted to putting into practice the concepts we’ve covered and allow you to focus on that on the thing that is going to put wind under your wings!

Bring your questions, your curiosity and some thoughts about what you’ve been most wanting to improve!

Plein Air Workshop Supply List – click here

October 9 – 11, 2019 | Sedona Arts Center, Sedona AZ – 475.00 – REGISTER



Email the studio to inquire

Group Workshops:
One day workshop (8-15 students): $275 per student
Two day workshop (8-15 students): $375 per student
Three day workshop (8-15 students): $475 per student

Small Group Workshops:
Half day four hour session (3-7 students): $175 per student
One day workshop (3-7 students): $350 per student
Two day workshop (3-7 students): $450 per student
Three day workshop (3-7 students): $550 per student

Buddy Workshops:
Half day four hour session (2 students): $275 per student
One day workshop (2 students): $425 per student
Two day workshop (2 students): $525 per student
Three day workshop (2 students): $625 per student

Private Workshops:
Half day four hour session: $375
One day workshop: $675
Two day workshop: $1150
Three day workshop: $1625

3 hour in Studio Critique Sessions:
An opportunity to bring in paintings for some intensive one on one direction to help get you over a hurdle or get general feedback and ideas on how to improve a piece.

Private: $225
Buddy Session: $150 per student
Small Group (3-5 students): $125 per student


Schedule for plein air workshops: rain or shine
9-11 – lecture and demo
11-12: sack lunch and informal discussion
12-5: painting on location plein air. I will not be painting during the afternoon so I can spend the time giving feedback and individual help.
(optional afternoon schedule 2-7 if we want to do some evening painting)
The workshops will be tailored specifically to help you toward your individual goals or the goals of your group.  You may choose to select topics from the ‘one day intensives’ for your 2 and 3 day workshops or choose additional topics that interest you.

Schedule for studio workshops:
9-11 – lecture and demo
11-12: lunch break
12-5: guided exercises working on specific core skills.
The workshops will be tailored to help each individual find a path forward to take their painting to the next level.

TOPICS: If you or your group want to use your time to focus on a specific topic I’m happy to tailor your workshop to get to the heart of what you’re after. Below are some of the ‘intensives’ available.  If you have a special request not on the list let me know.

A GOOD START MEANS A GOOD FINISH: The specific steps to creating a good block-in and and then taking your painting to finish.


“Lyn is an exceptional art instructor. She was quick to identify the help I needed to enhance the skills needed to meet my painting goals. She inspired me in ways I never thought possible and my paintings are beyond what I thought I was capable of. “ – M. Brown, California

“I took a multi-day Plein Air workshop with Lyn Boyer in October 2018 in Moab, Utah. Lyn is highly organized and well spoken in her presentation of information to us as students. She shared a vast array and quantity of high quality knowledge with us. She was able to communicate the routine she uses for painting and then we practiced immediately afterwards. We had a huge amount of practice time with her circulating to each one of us students in a fair and equitable manner. We worked on practical matters of creating a plein air painting as well as more esoteric matters such as why we paint and what we are trying to say in our painting. It was extremely beneficial for me as it helped me organize my approach to my painting. I felt confident I had the tools to create during the beginning, middle and end of my plein air session. Lyn also shared some tips with the class which were interspersed during class painting time. We went outside and did plein air painting every day and learned how to deal with good and bad weather conditions. She is also very personable and has an infectious positive attitude she shares with all of us who interacted with her. I recommend any painting class or workshop with Lyn!” – C. Keshet, Colorado

“I had the opportunity to take a half day private instructional lesson followed by a three day hands on plein air group workshop from Lyn last fall. I was truly pleased with the painting knowledge and skill Lyn demonstrated and generously shared with me individually and with the group. Her class format was educationally sound, guided exercises well planned and definite personal attention provided. My time was well spent.” – D.Laing, Nevada

“Lyn Boyer’s oil painting workshop was outstanding. I learned more in her 3 day class than in the many other workshops that I have taken. She made clear how to make decisions, especially those about format and design. She taught a sequence of logical steps for “no fear” oil painting. She asked students to identify their main challenge that she then specifically addressed as she helped each student individually. All students received equal individual attention because she used a timer as she went from easel to easel. I highly recommend this workshop for both accomplished and aspiring artists.

I have also taken private oil painting lessons from Lyn Boyer and each session has been outstanding. Each session began with self-identification of challenges, which she then addressed thoroughly. Instruction was practical, logical and clear. I learned how to make better decisions about format, design, shapes, values, light, mood, color, track of vision, visual weight, paint application and even equipment. Her critiques of my paintings were honest, not dismissive nor falsely positive. I highly recommend both her private lessons and critique sessions for accomplished and aspiring artists.” – V. Coe, Colorado

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