Each year The Chestnut Group is proud to host events and workshops in the Nashville area featuring renowned plein air artists; fundraising events held in cooperation with Partner organizations to further the group’s goals of conservation, education and community; and the always anticipated Paint Your Heart Out workshops. See our new Spring 2021 opportunities below!
Check this page frequently for the most up-to-date information about The Chestnuts and upcoming happenings. Questions, ideas or recommendations regarding future events? Email Suzannah Green, here.
Plein Air Painting 101: Getting Started Never painted outside, or new to painting outside? No problem! Come join other newcomers to take the courageous leap into painting in the great […]
Paint Your Heart Out - Impressionistic Landscapes with Watercolor with Todd Saal Saturday, May 1, 2021 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - please bring our lunch and a water bottle […]
Paint Your Heart Out - Create Depth and Distance in Your Paintings with Gayle Levee TWO DAY CLASS May 7 and May 8, 2021 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - […]
Learning from Critiques with Kim Barrick Join award winning artist Kim Barrick, founder of The Chestnut Group, for this 1/2 day workshop designed to elevate your artwork through the process […]
Masses and Mark Making with Pam Padgett NEW DATE: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - please bring your lunch and a water bottle Skill level: intermediate […]
The Quick Oil Sketch with Robert Blake Friday, May 21, 2021 9:30 a.m to 4:00 p.m. - please bring your lunch and a water bottle Skill level: All levels welcome […]
Speaking for the Trees
Ongoing 2021 Art Exhibit
The Nashville Tree Conservation Corps and The Chestnut Group have joined forces to raise awareness of the beauty trees bring to our Tennessee landscapes. The artists are donating almost half of all proceeds from the sale of the art displayed below to preserve the local tree canopy, which is so critical to a healthy natural environment.