Summer Solstice Plein Air With Susan Sugar

summer solstice plein air with susan sugar

Summer Solstice Plein Air with Susan Sugar is coming up June 17-21 and it's a creatively wonderful way to enjoy your Key West stay with Historic Key West Vacation Rentals. Artist Susan Sugar invites students to the beach for a 5 session plein air watercolor workshop at dusk. Sugar remarks: “There’s a lot to capture when painting sky and sea. I encourage students to observe, to be receptive, to allow the scent of the salt air and the sounds of the birds, the rhythm of swiftly changing light, the tides, the far away horizon … to penetrate their work.”

Each evening begins with a group critique with the goal of becoming comfortable sharing their process with other painters, no matter what level of experience or expertise,  learning from one another.  A “beginner’s mind” is encouraged.

After the group critique, students disperse to paint on their own. Sugar circulates from person to person, offering individual counsel, as needed.  The workshop culminates with a final critique and potluck at Sugar’s home/studio Turtle House.

An exhibition of student work hosted by The Studios of Key West will take place at a later date.

“My greatest wish for my students is that they end up surprising themselves. No matter what, I encourage a true investment.”

 Francie's Place - Monthly Rental

Another great investment is available to you, as well. We're offering our best available summer rates for our monthly luxury vacation rentals. Use our Rate Code 10OffJunJulAugMnthly for 10% off any 28+ night stay in select monthly rental homes. This applies to June, July, and August 2022. All nights of stay must be within those months. For instance, you may choose Francie's Place, a new monthly rental in our collection. It's perfect for singles or a couple. This second story studio has everything you need to enjoy your month’s stay.


We also have nightly and weekly rentals available. This collection includes Fair Winds at the Foundry, a weekly Rental. It's a gorgeous coastal 3 story, 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath immaculate light and airy end unit townhouse in the Foundry section of the Truman Annex. It's within walking distance to ALL that Key West has to offer!


Indulge your artsy side and experience Summer Solstice Plein Air with Susan Sugar. Be our guests and live like a Key West local in one of our masterpiece luxury Key West rentals. Book your next Key West Vacation online or with our very artsy vacation planners at 305.296.1010!