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 2020


Pajama Paints Zoom Meetings  - every other Thursday from June 2Host KAREN G.

Schedule  - July 30, Aug 13, Aug 27, Sept 10, Sept 24  Zoom Meeting Link 

Meeting ID: 881 6890 8597  Password will be provided in the group email.


March 25 2020 - Calero Reservoir  - Canceled

Picnic tables to south of boat launch

April 25 2020 - Mary's CreekCanceled

Casa Loma Road

May 27 2020 - Mona’s Garden Fountain Zoom Pajama Meeting

Jun 20 2020 - Anderson Creek Picnic Area

Anderson County Park


Jul 22 2020 - Fernwood Vineyards Waterfall

7137 Redwood Retreat Rd, Gilroy, CA

(408) 848 0611


Aug 22 2020 - Hunting Hollow Trail Head

Henry Coe Park

Sep 23 2020 - Salt Flats

Alviso Marina County Park

Oct 17 2020 - Anderson Lake

from Woodchopper’s Flat Picnic Area, E. Dunne Road (east side of lake)

Nov 11 2020 - Clos LaChance Winery

Not water theme. Annual Fall Vines.

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

PaintAway - TBA

Oct 18-21 (Sunday-Wednesday) 

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