Get Outside & Get Creative

with our Summer Workshops






Instructed by Chapman Hamborg,

Kim Frassett & Esther Yardley


These five-day workshops are all about painting from nature while enjoying the outdoors. We will be working on location at beaches, wetlands, and other natural parks in the Orange County area. We will study waves, marshes, clouds, bluffs and how to paint what you see. Throughout the course, students will learn step by step through the process of creating a successful work of art inspired by nature

The workshop will be divided into two groups depending on age and skill set. The younger students will be led by Esther Yardley in creating with watercolor, pastels, and acrylic paint. The older students will work with Chapman Hamborg creating in oil paints. Kim Frassett will be overseeing the workshop sharing her wisdom and experience she has gathered over 25 years spent teaching Art at the Beach. Kim, Chapman, and Esther will give demos and individual critiques to each student during the workshop, specific to their needs.
At the conclusion of this workshop, students will have learned how to choose an interesting composition, draw preliminary sketches, apply color theory, use a variety of brushwork and techniques, create depth using atmospheric perspective, and learn how to share their experience in nature through painting. This class is created for all levels of skill from complete beginners to advanced students.

Get creative this summer sculpting and painting horses. In this one week workshop student will learn about the gesture, movement, form, and anatomy of horses as they learn how to depict them in different mediums. Students will also get the experience of working from live horses at the stables! 

Chapman Hamborg will be instructing the horse sculpture, Kim Frassett will be instructing the horse painting, and Esther Yardley will be co-teaching with them. 

Art at the beach daily locations:

North County Locations:
onday – Bolsa Chica Wetlands Ecological Reserve
Tuesday – 9th Street Huntington Beach
Wednesday – Newport Bay Conservancy
Thursday – Little Corona Beach
Friday – Little Corona Beach

Laguna Beach Locations:
Monday – Heisler Park (north end)
Tuesday –  Heisler Park (south end)
Wednesday – Top of the World
Thursday – Crescent Bay
Friday – Crescent Bay

Each location has a nearby restroom.

Student's will be escorted by a teacher or assistant.

Workshop Dates & Locations:

Workshop Week 1 - ART AT THE BEACH

July 15th –  July 19th
- North County Locations -


Workshop Week 2 - SCULPT & PAINT HORSES 

 July 22nd – July 26th

- The Terra Arts school & the HB Park Equestrian Center -

Workshop Week 3 - ART AT THE BEACH

July 29th – August 2nd
- North County Locations -

Workshop Week 4 -  ART AT THE BEACH

August 5th – August 9th
- Laguna Beach Locations -


9 AM  – 1 PM

$250 for 1 week
$450 discount price for 2 weeks

(all professional art materials are included)


 Course suitable for 3rd grade and up (including adults)​

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