A Rewarding And Fullfilling Workshop Experience

David begins day one of the Monhegan Workshop with a color lesson and demo.

David begins day one of the Monhegan Workshop with a color lesson and demo.

We strive to be compassionate and encouraging workshop instructors and our passion for painting and teaching runs deep. We both have the ability to reach students at their individual level and help them to learn and grasp new concepts and ideas about our process of plein air painting. We've been teaching workshops for over two decades and we're excited each and every time we get to work with a new group of students. 

  • Paint with confidence & spontaneity.

  • Use a broad-brush technique to say more with less.

  • Create and develop a strong focal point.

  • Compose with a mindful approach to make the best composition. 

  • Think in terms of warm and cool color temperatures in order to convey the feeling of light and atmosphere.

  • See your subject with a painters eye in just 3 simple values.


Our Three Day Plein Air Workshop Schedule

Pam massing in the big shapes of her demo in Taos New Mexico

Pam massing in the big shapes of her demo in Taos New Mexico

Day One

8:45 - 9:00   Arrive at designated painting location
9:00 - 11:30   Lecture and demo
11:30 - 12:30  Lunch Break
12:30 - 4:00  Paint on location

Day Two

8:45 - 9:00   Arrive at designated painting location
9:00 - 11:30   Lecture and demo
11:30 - 12:30Lunch Break
12:30 - 4:00  Paint on location

Day Three

8:45 - 9:00   Arrive at painting location of your own choice
9:00 - 11:30 Paint on location
11:30 - 12:30  Lunch Break
12:30 - 3:30  Paint on location
4:00 - 5:00   Critique
 


 

Our Next  Workshop Listings - Autumn Plein Air... 

...and Speed Painting 


A view of the dock from Fish Beach. 'Monhegan Harbor' oil by David Lussier

A view of the dock from Fish Beach. 'Monhegan Harbor' oil by David Lussier

Our next three day Monhegan Island Maine workshop is July 30 - August 01, 2018  

We will base the workshop around the Monhegan village. There are no cars on this tiny island and everywhere you walk is another great scene waiting to be painted. Monhegan Village boasts beautiful scenes of its harbor, with Manana Island standing rugged and purposeful, as both protector and magnificent backdrop for the boats and sailing vessels seeking shelter from the open ocean just beyond. The Monhegan Dock, where visitor and island resident alike, must arrive or leave from, begs to be painted. The houses and shacks along the village roads and village shore have barely changed since the days of George Bellows, Robert Henri and the myriad of other painters who came to Monhegan at the turn of the last century and left with some of the best and most inspired paintings of their lifetime. This painters paradise continues to inspire artists, hundreds of years after being discovered.  CLICK HERE for more details about this workshop. To learn more about accommodations and boat schedules CLICK HERE.