Artist Workshop


Registered Stems Plein Air artists are eligible to sign up for:
Larry DeGraff’s 3-Day Artist Workshop
Friday May 11th to Sunday May 13th 2018
at the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

$200 per artist to enroll.
Enrollment is limited to 15 students and is available
on a first come/first serve basis.

Larry’s workshop will focus on all aspects of painting the outdoors including observation, composition, drawing, perspective, color mixing, values, atmosphere, and brushwork.
Featuring live demos, group discussions, and one-on-one instruction.
Students can work in any opaque media such as oils, acrylics, or pastels.
Painters of all levels are welcome.  This includes new painters wanting to learn how to get off to a good start and even seasoned painters wanting to expand their knowledge and take their skills to another level.


*Artists registered for Larry’s Workshop must also be registered for
Stems Plein Air Paint 2018.


It’s not unusual to find Larry DeGraff at the end of a dirt road, brush in hand, trying to capture the light unique to that place and time. His goal: to share the beauty all around that we are too busy to see.


Larry showed impressive artistic talent at a young age and developed his skills towards a career in illustration. He eventually built a client list that included Warner Brothers and the Walt Disney Company. In the midst of tight deadlines and constant revisions, Larry missed the joy of creating that he remembered from childhood and began to paint for himself. He found inspiration in the Impressionists and the Hudson River School. Along with studio work he committed to painting outdoors which he found both a fast track for creative growth and a good excuse to be outside. In 2011 Larry left his job as a Hallmark Cards artist to pursue painting fine art full time. He has since won many awards in juried national exhibitions and competed in over 40 plein air events. He is represented by galleries in Missouri, Kansas and Colorado. His work has been featured in Southwest Art magazine. Larry and his wife Gina live in Ozark, Missouri.