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Karen 2017 Yosemite National Park
2017-2018 Workshop/Teaching Schedule:
Karen Ann painting from Cadillac Mountain, Maine 2013
because of an invitation to be a part of a group exhibit, and in the continuing pursuit of  this next season in life, for the first time since 1998 I did NOT submit a local teaching schedule to the beloved Venice Art Center or Boca Grande Art Center, nor have I made a small group calendar at the Atelier for 2017-2018. With both excitement and heavy-heartedness I am looking forward to dedicated Studio time this season; my spirit of being a teacher remains, and I look forward to seeing how all of this unfolds... 

1st Thursday of the month in season, at my historic downtown Venice working Art studio, the doors will be opened for visitors 5-8pm.  You may make an appointment for yourself or groups also to visit the Atelier at other times too...  
Come and see the working side of an Artist Studio, where Plein Air Field Studies find their way to a grandeur scale with expanded compositions and studies.  Along with the long awaited series of Figures and Portraits, titled Entertaining Angels Unaware, representing the many angels here on earth that have blessed and helped me along the way.  So many to thank!  

Frankly, I can not wait to PAINT! Simply Paint!
Extensive Travels since April 2013 through today, in everything from solo cross-country 5 month 21,000+ mile jaunt car camping in my Trusty Steed of a Tahoe, to NOT as a Newlywed in our home away from home on wheels- continuing to focus on "Growing as an Artist to meet the next season in life" is what began this journey of 'HITTing the Road' first fueled in 2004... driving my eldest child to their freshman year of college... came to life and continues today. Its been a long and winding road. There is Much to share, and, much learned myself.  Learning never ends for any of us.  I am looking forward to the month of Oct. where I will be taking a workshop myself with Jill Carver back up in the San Juan Mountains... to participating in the En Plein Air Texas Plein Air Competition too with some of the best Plein Air Painters in the country taking part.  Right after this/these, concentrated studio time is the plan. 
Trusty Steed Solo Car Camping 5mo 21K+miles 2013

Extensive travels and extensive life experiences have multiple compositions waiting to be depicted. 
Karen Ann - HITTing the Road - (Tioga Pass 2017) 45' Newmar 


STOP and not only smell the roses... lets learn to paint them
2017 Season January-April
Workshop & Classes
for EVENTS click here

 New Workshop JUST announced:

(to make a deposit to hold your spot, or payment see button at right)

Karen Ann Hitt - An Original Hitt
everyone likes to learn Plein Air!
Workshops and Classes
watch this page for added venues and dates through out the year...
3 SW FL Venues to choose from: 
An Original Hitt Fine Art & Atelier 
Venice Art Center   
Boca Grande Art Center 

1)An Original Hitt Fine Art & Atelier 
the personal Art Studio of the Artist opens it doors to you for up-close and personal sessions.
Karen Ann keeps it very personal, therefore opportunity is very limited. Two Options:
  • One on One Mentoring: a full day one on one with Karen Ann  (9-4 with lunch) at the Studio or in Plein Air, you pick, or mix it up-- completely personalized for your focus. By request this is being offered, its exciting to have the opportunity. UPDATE: adding a half day option.  see below. contact Karen At orighitt@gmail.com for this very limited opportunity--
Karen's Daughter weds Dec. 11th, she is laying low until after the wedding). Email her to discuss the possibilities 
  • Small Group Workshop/Mentoring - All mediums welcomed, in studio or plein air, we explore drawing to painting, maximum 3 students, no more. 
  • January
  1. 10th: Mentoring 9-4 (full)
  2. 12th,19th,26th: Small Group Sessions
  • February
  1. 7th(full), 21st:Mentoring 9-4  
  2. 9th, 23rd:Small Group Sessions 
  • March
  1. 14th: Mentoring 9-4 
  2. 16th,17th:  Small Group Sessions
___________And for APRIL...
see what this key chain means at the end of this page

  1.    One on One Mentoring-  one price per day. 
  2. Small Group Session has Two Options as to the time that they meet: 
 *am 9am-1pm or **pm 1:30pm - 5:30pm

  Small Group Tuition details at 
Studio (Start To Finish) or Plein Air
 @An Original Hitt- Fine Art & Atelier
with 2 session times to choose from-
 (am)9-1 or (pm)1:30-5:30
ALL DAY equals 2 sessions w/half hr. lunch break
 single session $80 (4 hrs @ 20/hr)
3 sessions $210 (12hrs @ 17.50/hr)
6 sessions $360 (24hrs @ 15/hr)
(see paypal button right)
Students may advance purchase sessions to get the discounted price, and reserve as you know which dates work for you best thru March 2016. Reserve asap/ very limited space but please note:*no refund on reserved dates, but you may refill your spot with another student. Karen will help you of course, as much as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule, but Karen can not be responsible for every students personal schedules, only the schedule at An Original Hitt Fine Art & Atelier.  Also, you may arrange your own private small group and book the available date for your private painting group.  An excellent opportunity for a family painting/drawing session.  Home School students may form their own group too. 
One On One Mentoring- per day tuition One on One FULL day 300.00 Lunch included 9-4pm  OR just added a 1/2 day option: 9-12:30/1-4:30 at 175.00

for more information or to reserve your space, email Karen Ann at: orighitt@gmail.com

Workshops are also scheduled at:


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Workshops are also scheduled at:
3)Boca Grande Art Center 2017

Boca Grande Art Center 2017
Click on titles to go to link for complete details
  • January 30, 2017 Monday, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

FUNdamentals: Finding Fine Art Ways – a Demonstration with Lecture 






  • January 31, Feb 1 & Feb 2 Tues – Thurs, 9:30am – 3:30pm

What Next? Composing & Completing your Painting-

  •    March 22nd, 23rd, 24th Wednesday-Friday, 9:30am – 3:30pm

Land, Sea, SKYscape FUNdamentals



Karen Ann Hitt Residency At: 


Historic Apalachicola School Of Art 


Stop and not only smell the roses...
lets Paint them! Karen Ann pictured here is Painting at Balboa Park San Diego
and is looking forward to the opportunity to paint with you there as a part of 
Plein Air Magazines Plein Air Convention & Expo 2017 -- This key chain is my key reminder  of all that I get to learn at #PACE17 from all of the amazing painters that are coming together for the worlds largest gathering of Plein Air Painters. Being registered is key, and you can join me and many more faculty and learn many keys to Plein Air Painting and see some of the best tools of the trade too.  Hope to see you there!
In April, come paint with me at #PACE17 in San Diego, CA
Hitt, Nocture en Plein Air

Sun Setting On The Blue Moon Rising- Detail- K.Hitt
Fine Art Instruction Schedule 
Private Instruction Available On a very limited basis.  Non Refundable Deposit due at time of reservation for dates reserved. 


 ALL Mediums welcomed -come to learn and explore.  Form a Small Group for Up-close and Personal attention at a group rate. Drawing, Pastels, Oils, Acrylics, Watercolors : ALL mediums . You name it- we explore it together. Make up your small  group, for a group rate.  Contact me to reserve your dates for the upcoming season. Non Refundable Deposit due at time of reservation for dates reserved.For more information contact me at orighitt@gmail.com  


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