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Sketching The Cliffs & Rocky Shore - Monhegan Island (this workshop is full)


  • Monhegan Island, Maine (map)

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.

More About Monhegan Island - CLICK HERE

Supply List - CLICK HERE

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