2018 Late Summer & Autumn Workshops!

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 & media welcome.  New locations to explore.                                              (Fee: $500 w/o accommodations)

OCTOBER in the Berkshires...

Plein Air Painting from On-Site to Studio

Friday - Sunday October 12th-14th

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Take your painting to the next level by evolving plein air studies into developed studio work. Start the day by making field studies in gouache or watercolor with guidance in color, composition and form. Afternoons will focus on using the studies and the immediacy of memory to make successful studio paintings. Mindful connection to one’s experience in the field will enhance and liberate the artistic process. For more info and to register contact

NOVEMBER in Pawtucket...

Collage into Painting: Clean Color & Sculptural Form: The Exotic Still Life

Saturday & Sunday November 3rd & 4th  (10am-4pm)


Simplifying a visual motif through collage is a perfect foundation for a painting. This concise interpretation helps the artist avoid being seduced by the details and paint with clear, clean color shapes. Painting with the palette knife helps keep colors clean and reduces the tendency to blend and flatten form with muddied colors. Plus there are no solvents, mediums or brushes to clean!  This workshop provides instruction in collage, proper knife use, a limited color palette and creating an exciting composition incorporating exotic textiles as backgrounds for colorful objects.  All levels of experience welcome. (Fee: $350 includes some materials)         To register:  Location: Pawtucket, RI Studio

DECEMBER in Pawtucket...

Breaking Through to Fearless Abstraction

Saturday and Sunday December 1st & 2nd 10-4pm


Moving beyond representational image making can be daunting. This workshop will provide liberating strategies to help evolve your work particularly if you have reached the point of “now what?”. Through a series of drawing and collage exercises we will experiment, pushing beyond habitual image making, exploring new fearless options for picture making in any medium. This exploratory workshop will deepen your artistic process and reveal new directions and inspirations. All levels of experience welcome. To register: (Fee: $350. Includes some materials.) Location: Pawtucket, RI Studio

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

Landscape Sketching in ITALY: Expressive Composition & Color (Dates TBA soon!)


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:

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Watch my new courses released this year on Learning!

Foundations of Figure Drawing, Drawing 2PT Perspective & my newest...Figure Drawing Tonal Rendering!

Also, Drawing Basics 1-4 on CreativeLive!