Art Workshops

Painting Workshops at Lion Springs Lavender Farm, Carmel Valley Village, California

“A Toast to Carmel” oil on board, 12″x16″ by Daphne Wynne Nixon
Daphne Wynne Nixon painting at Lion Springs Lavender Farm in Carmel Valley Village, California

Daphne, an award-winning painter, instructs students how to paint outdoors. Beginners and experienced painters are both welcome. Emphasis will be placed on composition of your painting, drawing, mixing colors, how to paint nature and objects that you see in front of you in both the background and the foreground, and how to capture natural light. Daphne specializes in oil painting but those who paint with acrylic, water colors, and pastels are welcome too. Class size limited to 12 students.

In the winter time, Daphne also teaches realistic still life painting in her art studio at the lavender farm. Students learn the elements of composition, drawing, observation of colors with color mixing, and how to observe light, reflections, and shadows. Class size limited to 8 students.

Daphne Wynne Nixon and Ziggy, the lavender husky, at Lion Springs Lavender Farm

Students will be given a list of what painting supplies to bring before the workshop. Please bring your own easel. Please email Daphne at with any questions. You can view Daphne’s art at

The following is a list of upcoming workshops (to be announced soon):

Winter 2024:

Spring 2024:

Summer 2024: