I am excited to be doing another Snowcamp this year. The workshop will be held February 25 through 27. I really have a great time doing this. It has been my favorite event of the year ever since I started doing it. I have taught a lot of workshops, but with Snowcamp I feel like I broke the code. The scenery is fabulous, the inn is now adept at anticipating our needs and the food is good too. The inn is informal and a little funky, here is a picture of the place below. How old New England is that?
The workshop will begin Saturday morning and end Monday evening. That's three days. I charge $300.00 per person, a $150.00 down payment and $150.00 final payment to be paid at the event.
Please understand this is a non refundable deposit. If you sign up I will hold your spot in the class for you, regardless of whether you are actually intending to come. That is what the deposit "hires" me to do and guarantees you will receive. So please don't sign up unless you are intending to take the workshop.
The class is limited to twelve. So every one gets plenty of personal attention. Each morning I do a demo and then in the afternoon the students paint and I run from easel to easel teaching each student individually. I have several painting exercises that will help build the students skills in landscape painting that I work in to the schedule. We meet for breakfast and dinner. Before dinner is served I do a slide show lecture on design and snow painting.
The camaraderie is an important part of the workshop and we will all be good friends before the workshop is over. Snowcamp is a lot of fun, and I hope to teach you as much as I possibly can in the three days it runs. I can save you YEARS of screwing around! This is as intense an experience as I can make it and you will do little else but paint, eat and sleep while you are there. I will work you like a borrowed mule!
One of the important things I teach about snow painting is the opalescence color of snow. I will show you a system for creating the look of snow in light with broken color.
Snowcamp usually fills, so if you want to come, sign up. I will hold the class size to 12, but if there is enough interest I usually do a second session.
The inn takes care of all of our needs and it is required that you stay there to participate. If you absolutely must stay off campus, a day rate can be arranged with the inn. All of the lodging and reservations can be made with the Inn at Sunset Hill. If you go to their web site or call them be sure to ask for the special rate they make for the workshop.
The Inn has a meal service for us and a bar and wine cellar We are able to keep our equipment in the lower level of the inn so we won't have to drag our kit back to our rooms or sleep next to wet oil paintings at night.
The procedure is this, call the inn first, thats the Inn at Sunset Hill ,their number is 603 823 7244, book your room and then sign up here.
I am a professional landscape painter.I make my living painting pictures.
In my blog I show my paintings, offer some of the techniques, ideas and methods I have learned over the years, and talk about how to make a living as an artist. I present some essays on painting, art, and hopefully amuse you some at the same time. I will also tell you about many of the fine painters I have known over the years and some who died long ago. I talk about my training in the studios of R.H.Ives Gammell and about the many artists who have mentored me along the way. I also try to explain what I THINK makes a good painting, and how to go about making one.
If you have just found this blog, I suggest you go back to the earliest posts and read forward. It is now an enormous archive of about a thousand posts. The posts start out with the most basic information and progress towards the more philosophical side of painting. I hope you will find it useful!
I do teach and I do travel. If you are interested in booking workshops or having me visit and teach at your institution, school or art association please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I am presently booked for several workshops in the coming year and will be announcing more . If you are interested in attending a workshop please let me know as well.