Monhegan Island Maine
Jul
31
Aug 2

Monhegan Island Maine

  • Monhegan Island

This workshop takes you to a tiny island 12 miles off the coast of Maine. Step off the ferry and forget the stress. The painting subjects have barely changed in a hundred years and everywhere you look is another painting waiting to happen.

We will be painting in and around the rustic village where artists have been finding inspiration for decades. This tiny island also boasts some of the highest cliffs in Maine and with 18 miles of trails, Monhegan is also a hikers paradise. There are no vehicles allowed on Monhegan and everywhere you need to go is just a short walk away. Treat yourself to a whole week of painting on this island that time forgot. Students will learn to work with complementary and triad color palettes in order to simplify color and achieve harmony. 

Location: Monhegan Island Maine

Cost: $400  Class size is limited to 12 students. To register send a deposit check for $200 to:

David Lussier, P O Box 487, Woodstock CT 06281

The link below will take you the Monhegan Welcome website. The website offers information about planning your trip to Monhegan, along with all accommodation choicesboat information to get you the the island and a myriad of other things about Monhegan.

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Sketching The Cliffs & Rocky Shore - Monhegan Island
Sep
9
Sep 10

Sketching The Cliffs & Rocky Shore - Monhegan Island

  • Monhegan Island, Maine

This workshop takes you to a tiny island 12 miles off the coast of Maine. Step off the ferry and forget the stress. Stay in the tiny rustic village and paint for two whole days along Monhegan's rugged shoreine.

This will be a workshop designed for full days of painting with a class critique at the end of the second day. We will be painting away from the village along the rocky coast of this great island. Monhegan boasts some of the tallest cliffs in Maine at 150 feet, along with an unrivaled rocky  shoreline full of dramatic choices from which to capture on canvas the relentless struggle between sea and shore. David will set up to paint from 9-12 on the first morning and students can choose to watch this as a demonstration or begin painting on their own. Robert Henri was so inspired on his first visit to Monhegan, that he painted twenty five small oil sketches in four days! Come treat yourself to a weekend of painting on this special island. Be prepared for this workshop to be able to carry your equipment easily. The island is tiny but rugged and the simpler your set up, the easier it will be to bring to the painting locations on the back of the island. A pochade box set up with a back pack is highly recommended.

Location: Monhegan Island Maine

Cost: $200Class size is limited to 12 students. To register send a deposit check for $200 to:

David Lussier, P O Box 487, Woodstock CT 06281

The link below will take you the Monhegan Welcome website. The website offers information about planning your trip to Monhegan, along with all accommodation choices, boat information to get you the the island and a myriad of other things about Monhegan.

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Autumn In Southern Maine
Oct
14
Oct 15

Autumn In Southern Maine

  • jonathan hamilton house

Join David and Pam in southern Maine at the height of the fall season. Watch a painting demonstration from start to finish and then work on your own painting with advice and encouragement from David & Pam. Students will learn to how to work with our Color Harmony Palette in order to simplify color and achieve harmony. We will be working in an alla prima (direct) method of painting in order to capture the scene before us with expressive brushwork and spontaneity.

Location: Meet at Jonathan Hamilton House, 40 Vaughans Lane, South Berwick ME 03908

Cost: $250  Class size is limited to 12 students.To register send a deposit check for the entire amount to:

David Lussier, P O Box 487, Woodstock CT 06281

You can also call us to register at 860-336-9051

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Ogunquit Maine
Aug
24
Aug 26

Ogunquit Maine

  • Ogunquit Summer Art School

Ogunquit literally means 'beautiful place by the sea' and is home to one of the oldest artist colonies in New England. Today it is still commonplace to see artists and fisherman working along Perkins Cove.

This 3-day plein air workshop is being held at the Ogunquit Summer School Of Art. We are looking forward to teaching and painting again in this beautiful location and I hope you will join us. Todd Bonita who runs the summer school is a very gracious and attentive workshop host. We are thrilled to announce that this workshop will now run annually. We strive to teach the building blocks of landscape painting while nurturing each person’s individual style and personality. Every good landscape painting is rooted in sound painting principles and the truth that we find in nature. In order for a painting to be of personal expression, the artist must infuse it with his or her own imagination, personality and inventiveness. We work with each student toward this goal. Students will learn to work with complementary color palettes to simplify the process and achieve harmony.

Location: Ogunquit Summer Art School, 102 Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine 03907

Cost: $400  Class size is limited to 12 students. This workshop is starting to fill. To register contact Todd Bonita at 603-819-9100 or email Todd

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Saturday One Day Workshop Series: #7 Speed Painting
Apr
9
Apr 10

Saturday One Day Workshop Series: #7 Speed Painting

  • David Lussier Gallery

In this workshop you will be painting a series of rapid sketches to increase your speed while honing your skills. 

The two day workshop will have you thinking on your feet. You will be painting a series of quick 8x10 sketches and will be given a time limit on each painting. David & Pam will talk about and demonstrate the quick sketch method of making use of negative space, massing in the largest shape relationships in the simplest value plan possible and how to say more with less. Regardless of your skill level, you will learn how to be more spontaneous with your decision making and come to the realization that you've been spending too much time over-thinking your paintings.

Location: David Lussier Gallery, 156 River Rd. Suite 2302, Willington CT 

Cost: $150  Class size is limited to 12 students. To register send a deposit check for the full amount to:

David Lussier, P O Box 487, Woodstock CT 06281

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Saturday One Day Workshop Series: #6 Composition
Mar
26
10:00 am10:00

Saturday One Day Workshop Series: #6 Composition

  • David Lussier Gallery

No amount of good brushwork and great color will turn a painting into a success if it doesn't first have a solid composition. Great paintings are the result of good subject matter and the painters ability to rearrange the shapes in a balanced and pleasing way on the canvas.  In this workshop we will explore the work of some of the greats to see how they achieved the best composition from their subject. 

We are going to work with our full color harmony palette. This is suitable for those students who haven' t worked with us before as an introduction to our palette and for those students who have been working with us for the last few years. David will be demonstrating using the palette for direct painting, using the complementary and triad knowledge to make harmonious color decisions. Students will work from their own photos or choose a photo from our library of winter landscape references.

Location: David Lussier Gallery, 156 River Rd. Suite 2302, Willington CT 

Cost: $150  Class size is limited to 12 students. To register send a deposit check for the full amount to:

David Lussier, P O Box 487, Woodstock CT 06281

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Saturday One Day Workshop Series: #5 Interpreting A Photo
Mar
5
10:00 am10:00

Saturday One Day Workshop Series: #5 Interpreting A Photo

  • David Lussier Gallery

With digital photography at our fingertips, the landscape painter of today can certainly take advantage of the ease with which he can gather reference photos to work from back in the studio. For a painter, a photo is a good memory and a useful tool to start from, but the camera is not able to capture what our eyes are capable of seeing and what are hearts are capable of feeling. In this one day workshop come explore how to interpret a photo based on the truth found in nature and learn how to fill your paintings with light and atmosphere.

We are going to work with our full color harmony palette. This is suitable for those students who haven' t worked with us before as an introduction to our palette and for those students who have been working with us for the last few years. David will be demonstrating using the palette for direct painting, using the complementary and triad knowledge to make harmonious color decisions. Students will then work from a photo reference of their own or choose one from our library of landscape photo references.

Location: David Lussier Gallery, 156 River Rd. Suite 2302, Willington CT 

Cost: $150  Class size is limited to 12 students. To register send a deposit check for the full amount to:

David Lussier, P O Box 487, Woodstock CT 06281

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Saturday One Day Workshop Series: #4 Brushwork
Feb
27
10:00 am10:00

Saturday One Day Workshop Series: #4 Brushwork

  • The David Lussier Gallery

In this workshop we will delve into how to be more effective with the marks we make on our canvas. Come learn how to make each brushstroke count and have a purpose in your painting. We will look at the work of Emile Gruppe, one of Cape Ann's most successful, prolific and painterly painters.

We are going to work with our full color harmony palette. This is suitable for those students who haven' t worked with us before as an introduction to our palette and for those students who have been working with us for the last few years. David will be demonstrating using the palette for direct painting, using the complementary and triad knowledge to make harmonious color decisions. Students will be encouraged to work on a few painting exercises pertaining to brushwork before working on their own painting. Students can work from a photo reference of their own or choose one from our photo library of landscape references.

Location: David Lussier Gallery, 156 River Rd. Suite 2302, Willington CT 

Cost: $150  Class size is limited to 12 students. To register send a deposit check for the full amount to:

David Lussier, P O Box 487, Woodstock CT 06281

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Saturday One Day Workshop Series: #3 The Winter Landscape
Feb
13
10:00 am10:00

Saturday One Day Workshop Series: #3 The Winter Landscape

  • David Lussier Gallery

Come learn to paint the winter landscape in the comfort of a warm studio. There are some general guidelines for painting winter scenes that include choosing the right palette for the task, understanding how to capture the high key effect of bright sunlight and how reflected light gets bounced around a snow covered landscape. 

We are going to work with our full color harmony palette. This is suitable for those students who haven' t worked with us before as an introduction to our palette and for those students who have been working with us for the last few years. David will be demonstrating using the palette for direct painting, using the complementary and triad knowledge to make harmonious color decisions. Students will work from their own photos or choose a photo from our library of winter landscape references.

Location: David Lussier Gallery, 156 River Rd. Suite 2302, Willington CT 

Cost: $150  Class size is limited to 12 students. To register send a deposit check for the full amount to:

David Lussier, P O Box 487, Woodstock CT 06281

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Saturday One Day Workshop Series: #2 The Winter Nocturne
Jan
23
10:00 am10:00

Saturday One Day Workshop Series: #2 The Winter Nocturne

  • David Lussier Gallery

In the winter and early spring of 2014, David painted thirty nocturnes as an exploration into the subject. Most of the paintings were of the snow covered landscape and were painted at various times between early evening and twilight. There are certain key elements to know and understand how to convey in order to capture the feeling of a winter nocturne painting. Come learn and explore as David shares what he learned from his painting experience. 

We are going to work with our full color harmony palette. This is suitable for those students who haven' t worked with us before as an introduction to our palette and for those students who have been working with us for the last few years. David will be demonstrating using the palette for direct painting, using the complementary and triad knowledge to make harmonious color decisions. He will be demonstrating an analogous color palette painted directly. Students will then work from a photo reference of their own or choose one from our library of landscape photo references.

Location: David Lussier Gallery, 156 River Rd. Suite 2302, Willington CT 

Cost: $150  Class size is limited to 12 students. To register send a deposit check for the full amount to:

David Lussier, P O Box 487, Woodstock CT 06281

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Saturday One Day Workshop Series: #1 The Color Harmony Palette
Jan
16
10:00 am10:00

Saturday One Day Workshop Series: #1 The Color Harmony Palette

  • David Lussier Gallery & Studio

We are going to work with our full color harmony palette. This is suitable for those students who haven' t worked with us before as an introduction to our palette and for those students who have been working with us for the last few years. David will be demonstrating using the palette for direct painting, using the complementary and triad knowledge to make harmonious color decisions. He will be demonstrating a analogous color palette painted directly. Students will then work from a photo reference of their own or choose one from our photo library of landscape reference material.

Location: David Lussier Gallery, 156 River Rd. Suite 2302, Willington CT 

Cost: $150  Class size is limited to 12 students. To register send a deposit check for the full amount to:

David Lussier, P O Box 487, Woodstock CT 06281

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