Workshops

Hi Every­one,

I will be teach­ing a Fall Work­shop Sep­tem­ber 25, 26 and 27 with 28 as a rain date — let me know if you are inter­est­ed because the last one filled fast. This is a 3-day land­scape paint­ing work­shop but please try to keep all 4 days open in case of bad weath­er. We usu­al­ly meet at 8:00 AM.

Goals of the work­shop: Work on at least 3 paint­ings with guid­ed instruc­tion along the way. Paint­ing land­scapes in this way, over con­sec­u­tive days, will help you to pro­duce your best work to date.

Struc­ture of the work­shop: I will paint a demo on the first morn­ing so that all of you will be able to see how I approach lay­ing in a land­scape as well as answer ques­tions as I paint. I have learned a lot from watch­ing oth­er artists at work and I think you will find it help­ful. After my demo we will take a break for lunch then each of you will set up and work on your own paint­ings as I give help­ful instruc­tion as you go along. If stu­dents are eager, we can extend the day and I can do a sun­set demo or you can paint your own after a quick break.

The sec­ond day on a paint­ing is excit­ing because its usu­al­ly where you start to see real progress! Every­thing is pret­ty much in the cor­rect place so now we are get­ting the val­ues right and pay­ing atten­tion to col­or. We will break for lunch again and then you will work on your after­noon paint­ings while I work as your paint­ing coach, giv­ing you tips and strat­e­gy to pull off a win­ning paint­ing! The third day will be more of the same, work­ing on the paint­ings from pre­vi­ous days if the weath­er and light are sim­i­lar or start­ing new ones if nec­es­sary. The third day is usu­al­ly about how to man­age edges and paint han­dling.

Loca­tion of the work­shop: New­bury­port. We will start in the water­front park and then move to the marsh­lands. The loca­tion is Water­front Prom­e­nade park on Mer­ri­mac St which is just East of the Rte 1 bridge. Michaels Har­bor­side is a near­by land­mark. The pub­lic park­ing lot is next to the park on Browns Wharf at the flash­ing yel­low light. We’ll meet there or on the lawn at 8:00 AM.

Lodg­ing: If you are com­ing from far away and need help with lodg­ing ideas please let me know.

Cost of 3 day work­shop: The cost is $300 for the 3 days. This cost includes the demos and hands-on instruc­tion as you paint for all three days. I ask for half in advance to hold your place and the rest when you arrive.

If you have any ques­tions please call me at 617–285-8313.

Please send checks to hold your place or use Pay­Pal samvokey@gmail.com

Sam Vokey
PO Box 283
Hamp­ton Falls, NH 03844

Look­ing for­ward to paint­ing with you!

Sin­cere­ly,

Sam Vokey