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. A common goal for any student at a workshop is to take their abilities to the next level and we are committed to helping each student attain this goal and more. We welcome beginners as well as advanced students. We've been teaching workshops for almost twenty years and we're excited each and every time we get to work with a new group of students.

  • Learn to paint with confidence & spontaneity.

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

  • Learn to create and develop a strong focal point.

  • Learn to compose with a mindful approach to make the best painting. 

  • Learn to use David's unique six color palette.

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

  • Learn to 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 - 12:00Lecture and demo
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 4:00    Paint on location

Day Two

8:45 - 9:00   Arrive at designated painting location
9:00 - 12:00Lecture and demo
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 4:00    Paint on location

Day Three

8:45 - 9:00   Arrive at designated painting location
9:00 - 12:00Paint on location
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 4:00Lecture and demo
4:00 - 5:00   Critique
 


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 plein air workshop with availability is Monhegan Island Maine, July 31 - August 02, 2017

We will base the workshop around the Monhegan village. There are no cars on this tiny island and everywhere you walk is another great painting waiting to happen. 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.