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I’ve never forgotten that George Carpenter once told me that Emile Gruppe insisted painters had a responsibility to pass their knowledge and love of craft to others. That is why I continue to lead plein air workshops, hold studio classes and never tire of speaking to other artists about our chosen field.
— David Lussier

To read 'On Art & Influence' by David CLICK HERE


PLEIN AIR & STUDIO CLASSES - Below is a chronological list of classes available through 2017 & Mid February of 2018
Please Note: David will hold indoor classes on Monday mornings & evenings.  Pam will be teaching on Tuesday mornings.

MONDAY PLEIN AIR PAINTING - David Lussier
When: October 2, 16, 23 & 30
What: Four Week Plein Air Class
Time: 9:00 - 12:00 PM
Cost: $175
Skill Level: All
Medium: Your Choice. Demos are in Oil.
Drop Ins Available? YES - Cost: $50
Set Ups Available? YES - Cost: $50
Inclement Weather Plans? YES - Salmon Falls Mills, Studio 467, Rollingsford NH

We will meet at a designated painting spot each monday morning between 8:45 and 9:00 and I will lecture and demo from 9:00 to 9:45. Discussion is encouraged. Afterwards I will work with each student on their individual paintings. I'll encourage you to let me paint on your canvas during this time, especially if I need to emphasize a point, but I will only do it with your permission. At our last class we can all bring a lunch and some goodies to share and have a critique session at the end of the day for those who wish to participate. You can either show your work or choose to just listen to my thoughts about each piece that gets submitted. It's a positive critique experience, but I do make suggestions on how to strengthen and complete each painting. We will end on the last day between 12:45 & 1:00.  

When I demo, I will be showing you how I simplify my subject matter. I will discuss my palette, the how's and why's' of my chosen composition and give you my thoughts and methods for blocking in and painting the biggest shapes first, working towards smaller shapes and then suggesting detail in order to satisfy the viewer. I will be demonstrating the direct method of alla prima (all in one go). Then I will help you to paint in this manner in order to gain speed and confidence and to get expressive brushwork and a feeling of spontaneity in your work. I promise you will learn new ideas.

The link to our supply list below is only a suggested list. If you have a palette of colors, a medium and a supply of brushes that is working for you, then by all means, you are welcome to bring what you like. I do highly recommend a warm and cool tube each of Red, Yellow and Blue. 

Suggested Supply List (CLICK HERE)
   
Contact: David Lussier to register (860) 338-3226  
Email: David@DavidLussierGallery.com


MONDAY EVENING INDOOR LANDSCAPE PAINTING - David Lussier
When: Begins OCTOBER 16 - Ongoing
What: Indoor Evening Landscape Class Indoors
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Cost: $40 per session
Skill Level: All
Medium: Your Choice. 
Reference Photos Available? YES - No Cost

Working from a photo reference, I will lecture and demo from 6:00 to 6:45. Discussion is encouraged. Afterwards I will work with each student on their individual paintings. You can work from a myriad of photo references that I supply or you can bring your own. I'll encourage you to let me paint on your canvas during this time, especially if I need to emphasize a point, but I will only do it with your permission. When I demo, I will be showing you how I simplify my subject matter. I will discuss my palette, the how's and why's' of my chosen composition and give you my thoughts and methods for blocking in and painting the biggest shapes first, working towards smaller shapes and then suggesting detail in order to satisfy the viewer. I will emphasize important plein air concepts, when interpreting  a photo in order to infuse it with the feeling of outdoor light and atmosphere. I will be demonstrating the direct method of alla prima (all in one go). Then I will help you to paint in this manner in order to gain speed and confidence and to get expressive brushwork and a feeling of spontaneity in your work. I promise you will learn new ideas.

The link to our supply list below is only a suggested list. If you have a palette of colors, a medium and a supply of brushes that is working for you, then by all means, you are welcome to bring what you like. I do highly recommend a warm and cool tube each of Red, Yellow and Blue. 

Suggested Supply List (CLICK HERE)
   
Contact: David Lussier to register (860) 338-3226  
Email: David@DavidLussierGallery.com


MONDAY INDOOR LANDSCAPE PAINTING - David Lussier
When: November 13, 20 December 4 & 11
What: Four Week Indoor Studio Class
Time: 9:00 - 12:00 PM
Cost: $175
Skill Level: All
Medium: Your Choice. Demos are in Oil
Drop Ins Available? YES - Cost: $50
Set Ups Available? YES - Cost: $50
Reference Photos Available? YES - No Cost

Working from a photo reference, I will lecture and demo from 9:00 to 9:45. Discussion is encouraged. Afterwards I will work with each student on their individual paintings. You can work from a myriad of photo references that I supply or you can bring your own. I'll encourage you to let me paint on your canvas during this time, especially if I need to emphasize a point, but I will only do it with your permission. At our last class we can all bring a lunch and some goodies to share and have a critique session at the end of the day for those who wish to participate. You can either show your work or choose to just listen to my thoughts about each piece that gets submitted. It's a positive critique experience, but I do make suggestions on how to strengthen and complete each painting. We will end the day between 12:45 & 1:00.  

When I demo, I will be showing you how I simplify my subject matter. I will discuss my palette, the how's and why's' of my chosen composition and give you my thoughts and methods for blocking in and painting the biggest shapes first, working towards smaller shapes and then suggesting detail in order to satisfy the viewer. I will emphasize important plein air concepts, when interpreting  a photo in order to infuse it with the feeling of outdoor light and atmosphere. I will be demonstrating the direct method of alla prima (all in one go). Then I will help you to paint in this manner in order to gain speed and confidence and to get expressive brushwork and a feeling of spontaneity in your work. I promise you will learn new ideas.

The link to our supply list below is only a suggested list. If you have a palette of colors, a medium and a supply of brushes that is working for you, then by all means, you are welcome to bring what you like. I do highly recommend a warm and cool tube each of Red, Yellow and Blue. 

Suggested Supply List (CLICK HERE)
   
Contact: David Lussier to register (860) 338-3226  
Email: David@DavidLussierGallery.com


MONDAY INDOOR LANDSCAPE PAINTING - David Lussier
When: January 08, 15, 22, 29 February 5 & 12
What: Six Week Indoor Studio Class
Time: 9:00 - 12:00 PM
Cost: $225
Skill Level: All
Medium: Your Choice. Demos are in Oil
Drop Ins Available? YES - Cost: $50
Set Ups Available? YES - Cost: $50
Reference Photos Available? YES - No Cost

Working from a photo reference, I will lecture and demo from 9:00 to 9:45. Discussion is encouraged. Afterwards I will work with each student on their individual paintings. You can work from a myriad of photo references that I supply or you can bring your own. I'll encourage you to let me paint on your canvas during this time, especially if I need to emphasize a point, but I will only do it with your permission. At our last class we can all bring a lunch and some goodies to share and have a critique session at the end of the day for those who wish to participate. You can either show your work or choose to just listen to my thoughts about each piece that gets submitted. It's a positive critique experience, but I do make suggestions on how to strengthen and complete each painting. We will end the day between 12:45 & 1:00.  

When I demo, I will be showing you how I simplify my subject matter. I will discuss my palette, the how's and why's' of my chosen composition and give you my thoughts and methods for blocking in and painting the biggest shapes first, working towards smaller shapes and then suggesting detail in order to satisfy the viewer. I will emphasize important plein air concepts, when interpreting  a photo in order to infuse it with the feeling of outdoor light and atmosphere. I will be demonstrating the direct method of alla prima (all in one go). Then I will help you to paint in this manner in order to gain speed and confidence and to get expressive brushwork and a feeling of spontaneity in your work. I promise you will learn new ideas.

The link to our supply list below is only a suggested list. If you have a palette of colors, a medium and a supply of brushes that is working for you, then by all means, you are welcome to bring what you like. I do highly recommend a warm and cool tube each of Red, Yellow and Blue. 

Suggested Supply List (CLICK HERE)
   
Contact: David Lussier to register (860) 338-3226  
Email: David@DavidLussierGallery.com


TUESDAY INDOOR LANDSCAPE PAINTING - Pamela Lussier
When: October 3, 17, 24 & 31  ONGOING
What: Four Week Indoor Studio Class
Time: 10:00 - 1:00 PM
Cost: $175
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Medium: Your Choice. Demos are in Oil
Drop Ins Available? YES - Cost: $50
Set Ups Available? YES - Cost: $50
Reference Photos Available? YES - No Cost

The class is intended for beginning to Intermediate students. We will be working directly with oil paint. Traditional or water soluble paint may be used. We will focus on composition, color harmony and editing and simplification of shapes and values in a step by step manner. Every week there will be a lesson and/or a demonstration, after which everyone will receive one on one instruction and encouragement.

Suggested Supply List (CLICK HERE)
   
Contact: David Lussier to register (860) 338-3226  
Email: David@DavidLussierGallery.com


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ONLINE MENTORING CLASS - David

  • Complementary Color Palettes Using A Dominant Color

  • Color Harmony Palette

This class will give you one on one guidance learning how to use David's 'Color Harmony Palette'. You will learn how to simplify your color choices in order to achieve beautiful color harmony in your paintings. David will give you personal guidance and advice, along with in depth critiques of your work. This is a four week class with room built in for your busy schedule. The four sessions can be done over the course of four weeks in a row or you can break the sessions up as needed. The cost is $325 

 

If you are interested in more information, please contact David at 860-338-3226. If you have signed up for the Complementary Color Palette Class you can access the private page by clicking here and then entering the password. Click here to access the Color Harmony Palette notes.