Announcing 2018 SUMMER WORKSHOPS!

Announcing 2018 Spring & Summer Workshops!

JUNE in The Berkshires…

Color Theory: A Crash Course in Watercolor & Gouache (Sold Out: WAITLIST ONLY)

Saturday & Sunday June 2nd-3rd

Color is magic...until it’s mud. Learn to navigate color with expressive discipline through guided exercises in tinting and shading, value relationships, neutralizing with complementary colors, palette development and refining of observational skills. Experiment with classic Color Aid paper to create optical illusions. Come away with color charts and strengthened ability to navigate color in the beautiful mediums of watercolor and gouache. More info at 

AUGUST in Lil’ Rhody

Sketching The Industrial Waterfront: Fresh, Fleeting & Fearless

Saturday & Sunday August 25th & 26th (7am-1pm)

In this two-day intensive, you will be challenged to create multiple fresh studies outdoors in your choice of media inspired by the fleeting light and evolving color of the beautiful vistas of our own Lil’ Rhody.  An organized approach to a limited palette and strong compositional preliminary sketches will support image making.  Our painting and drawing process will organically integrate expressive light and color. All levels of experience and media welcome. Location: Industrial Waterfront: Providence (Fee: $350) 

SEPTEMBER on Cape Cod…


Plein Air Landscape Painting Retreat: The Outer Cape: Friday-Sunday September 21st-23rd                                                                                                                      

Come spend the autumnal equinox sketching and painting the changing colors of Truro, Wellfleet and Provincetown. Simple meditative hikes will take us to tidal marshes, ocean beaches and the Provinceland dunes to visually explore the landscape at various times of day. Initial emphasis will be put on drawing the inner structure of the landscape, its compositional dynamics as well as the clean, successful use of color. Accumulating sketches and visual data will allow us to build images from the ground up, respecting the anatomy of the painting and the varied topography of surface. Layering and process will create subtleties that imbue the work with a spirit of place. All levels of experience and media welcome. (Fee: $500)

May 2019: ITALIA: Register Now to Hold your Spot. Space Limited.

Landscape Sketching in ITALY: Expressive Composition & Color


Description: Ancient Italian vistas including 13th Century Ruins, the 11th Century agriturismo Pieve di Caminino with her Olive Groves & Cork Forests, Rolling Fields, Vineyards & nearby Medieval Hill Towns will be the inspiration for our imagery. Instruction will focus on the expressive interpretation of the landscape of the Maremma, Southern Tuscany. Artists will travel light, experimenting on paper with portable media such as pen & ink, pencil, conte, watercolor & gouache. Emphasis will be on creating multiple studies organically integrating the fleeting light and evolving color of each location. Mindful connection to one’s experience in the field will enhance and liberate the artistic process. Contact: Accommodations: