Dennis Perrin and The Perrin Method™ is happy to announce The Plein Air Painting Experience.

With new, live broadcasting technology and refined artistry, the Plein Air Painting Experience represents the world's leading edge online painting course.

This live streaming online course features the on site locations live broadcasting

With the capability to share his vast knowledge virtually, we are bringing to you this full multi-media painting experience. 

Master Painter Dennis Perrin, recognized as one of this generations' leading painters, will lead you through his patented method of painting step-by-step, with a calm, soothing demeanor, allowing you to easily explore one of the most interesting and captivating of all artistic subjects.


"I’ve dedicated my artistic life to painting in front of the live subject, whether it be in the controlled confines of the studio or interior space, or outdoors in the garden, at the pond, or by the ocean.

The changeable nature of those conditions presents a sense of urgency and immediacy to the creative process, and inspires in me the desire to literally capture the feeling or mood of the subject, and not just the physical details.

The light, the atmosphere, and the swirling conditions of the moment, present both the challenge and the excitement of painting en plein air." 

Through high quality live & recorded video and in the moment narration, Perrin will share live demonstrations direct from his garden and studio.


Why would I want to take this course?


Any painter, regardless of level, would find in this course, revolutionary new ways of thinking about painting, as well as techniques and materials that will allow the painter to evolve to a whole new level of understanding in executing their paintings.

Painting is more than just a process of creating a piece of art. It is a state of being that has application well beyond the domain of the palette, canvas, and easel.

Dennis Perrin, a Master Painter and Teacher, with over 30 years of experience, will demonstrate the power of thought in transforming your art into a powerful expression of who you really are!

Hear from the students of The Perrin Method:

"Thank you Dennis! I will never look at a peony the same way! I feel encouraged and with time will go over again and again all materials offered, hopefully make some more improvements to my work. I can’t wait till my newly planted peony garden grows and gives me wonderful flowers to paint from..thank you for sharing so completely your thinking, and always a quick response to any comments or questions we might have. Also thank to Camille and Aimee. Cheers to all!" – L.N.
"Your instruction on mindset and vision are as valuable as the tangible techniques you shared with such gusto! Well done and I’m sure I’ll be in another class with you! Thank you!" – S.B.

"Out of all the classes/workshops/courses I've taken, this may be the best. Dennis presents a way of seeing and approaching a painting that changed my mental processes about it after one class. His method of teaching and clarity of content, coupled with his ability to explain as he works, is unique in my experience. Added to that, he has a background support team that keeps everything running smoothly. If you really want to learn what painting is and how to do it, I highly recommend it."

– C.S.

"I encourage my students to first practice visualizing the finished painting in their mind’s eye before they even touch a brush or paint. In fact, we often begin our classes with a guided meditation that encourages them to “see” the finished painting.

I then invite them to step slightly back and see that the painting is mounted on their easel, just below is their palette covered in swirls of paint, with brushes and paraphernalia nearby. I also invite them to “see” their own hand and to realize that they are the artist that created this painting.

Through this process, the student enters the role of being the creator of this work and sets the stage for them to now “allow” the painting to come into being in real, physical terms. This simple but powerful shift takes the painting process to a whole new level!"

This online course features live streaming lessons directly from Master Painter Dennis Perrin in the garden.

What to expect?

Course Live Lessons begin the week of July 17th.

All live lessons, since they’re outdoors and on site, are dependent on weather conditions. Therefore, actual dates and times will be announced at least 24 hours prior to the event. Most  live lessons will be at least two sessions in order to give each painting its full due.

Each live lesson will be fully narrated and streamed through a private Facebook group. Once registered, you will be given a link to the page to request membership in the group. Once you’re accepted, you will be able to watch all live events through the page, as well as access to all recorded events and other posts.

All live events are recorded and available for unlimited viewing.

"You only have available to you some simple materials: paint in tubes, a palette, brushes, a painting ground like canvas or gessoed panel, and two dimensions. Yet, with these limited materials, and a profound understanding of the importance of value, abstraction, and the relationships of abstract value shapes, you can create vibrant, shimmering, powerful paintings that beam with the illusion of light."

– Dennis Perrin


Connect with our Virtual community and join Dennis from anywhere in the world!


Our virtual community works on any computer or device (phone, tablet, etc). You will also be able to connect with Dennis and the other students. 

About Master Painter Dennis Perrin

Dennis Perrin can best be described as a painter of light as it illuminates and describes the subject. Mr. Perrin always chooses to paint in front of the subject, not content to settle for photography or video as painting material. Dennis has been called an American Impressionist Painter in the Boston School tradition, and that is not surprising since among his greatest influences are the American Painters John Singer Sargeant, Edmund Tarbell, and Frank Benson, as well as the French painter Henri Fantin-Latour. Other major influences have been Diego Velasquez, Johannes Vermeer,  Thomas Dewing, Maxfield Parrish, Joseph DeCamp, and so many others.

A former member of the Guild of Boston Artists, Mr. Perrin paints in order to express his great love for the beauty seen all around, especially in his immediate environment. Dennis studied at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art with M. Dell Weller, who taught him the power of seeing and translating that vision into paint. He continues his studies exploring the subtleties of light through paint. Among his favorite subjects are the human figure, clothed and nude, flowers, still life, and the interior space, often populated with one or more figures. Though not as frequently seen in his work, Perrin is an avid plein air painter of the New England landscape.

To view the artist's current work, please visit the Gallery website here.

What's Included in this Course:

4 Modules of live lessons, instructional videos, and material with Master Painter Dennis Perrin

Email Support

Online Virtual Community for Lifetime Access

Private Facebook Group for Students

4 Live Q&A Sessions with teacher Dennis Perrin


Course Tuition:




Payment Forms Accepted:



How can I watch the Q&A Sessions? 

Every week's Q&A session is recorded and is available watch in the virtual community anytime.

Where can I ask questions?

You can email your questions in, or post them in the virtual community.

Can I miss a week or two and catchup? 

Yes absolutely. The course comes with lifetime access to the classroom material, so it will never expire. We encourage each student to go at their own pace with whatever their current schedule will allow. You can still submit assignments and get feedback, questions answered after the end of the course. 

Do I need my own studio to take the course? 

You don’t need to have a studio set up to take this course. We recommend finding a space in your home where you will be able to leave your supplies setup without being dismantled. 

Will I receive a certificate for this course?

Students that submit all assignments to the teacher can receive a certificate of completion upon request. 



Refund/Returns Policy:
We are confident that you are going to love every part of the Perrin Method™ The Plein Air Painting Experience. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase of The Plein Air Painting Experience, please contact us for a full refund within 14 days after completion of course. Refunds are only available with submission of all completed assignments and proof of participation in order to be eligible within 14 days.