Join us on our monthly PaintOuts. ​Valle del Sur's PaintOuts are open to all adults wanting to join at scheduled locations for a day of creating art in nature.

What is a PaintOut?

​A PaintOut is also known as painting en Plein Air, or "in the open air".

PaintOuts usually begin at 9 am and we normally paint until noon. We paint on a Thursday, usually once a month and special PaintOuts will be announced from time to time.​

 Helpful Tips 

  • Please wear layers as the weather is often unpredictable.​

  • Bring sunscreen, hats, umbrellas or other sun protection.

  • If you have any physical limitations, please discuss this with the PaintOut coordinator. They can advise you on appropriate actions.

  • Please note that many of our venues do not have a restroom nearby.

  • Bring your own food and drinks.

  • Bring all your own supplies including a chair to sit on if desired.

  • You will be advised in advance if there are any fees to attend a particular venue.

  • Some outdoor locations may be windy and difficult to work in with some mediums.

  • When you email us, please let us know that you want to be on our PaintOut announcement email list.

  • Children under 18- Please check with coordinator when you sign up and ask if children are allowed. Some venues could be dangerous for children. Also some materials may not be suitable for children's exposure.​

  • Carpooling may be available. Ask when you register if you are interested in rideshare to a PaintOut.

PaintOuts 2021


During Covid-19 Restrictions we will continue PJ Paints Via Zoom every other Thursday from Jan 14, 9:30am to Noonish

Zoom Schedule  - Jan 14, 28, February 11, 25, March 11, 25,  April 8, 22, May 6, 20, June,3 , 17 July 1, 15, 29, September 9, 23, October 7, 21, November 4, 18, December 2,  Zoom Meeting Link 


If Covid-19 permits an on-site PaintOut, a Zoom Paint scheduled for the same day will be optional for those who prefer to paint at home.

Once Covid-19 Restrictions lift, we will paint on site every 4th Thursday. Start time 9am to Noon unless specified otherwise.

March 25 2021 - Mary's Creek 

Casa Loma Road


April 22 2021 - Calero Reservoir 

Picnic tables to south of boat launch

May 27 2021 - Hunting Hollow Trail Head

Henry Coe Park

Jun 24 2021 - Anderson Creek Picnic Area

Anderson County Park


Jul 22 2021 - Coyote Valley Open Space

599 Palm Ave, Morgan Hill


Aug 26 2021 - Point Lobos, China Cove in AM, if a good day, Whaler's Cove in afternoon

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, 62 CA-1, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA


Sep 23 2021 - Uvas Canyon County Park (end of Croy Road)

Currently reservations are required, but by September that requirement may be lifted.

8515 Croy Rd, Morgan Hill, CA


Oct 28 2021 - Harvey Bear County Park

2082 E San Martin Ave, San Martin, CA

Nov 4 2021, Thursday at 1:30pm- Clos LaChance Winery

Annual Fall Vines.

1 Hummingbird Lane, San Martin, CA 95046
(408) 686-1050

PaintOuts are not scheduled during the winter. They will resume in March of next year.