Workshops

Hi Every­one,

I will be teach­ing two three-day land­scape paint­ing work­shops this sum­mer — 2019.

June 18, 19 and 20.         August 13, 14, and 15.  Tues­day, Wednes­day, and Thurs­days.

Goals of the work­shop: Work on at least one paint­ing from start to fin­ish with guid­ed instruc­tion along the way. Paint­ing  land­scapes in this way, over con­sec­u­tive days, will help you to pro­duce your best work to date and you may find that you com­plete 2 or 3 fresh new oil paint­ings.

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. There may be time for 2 paint­ings in the after­noon if the weath­er is nice — I’m hap­py to stay as long as you like.

You can paint one-shot oil stud­ies on the next two morn­ings depend­ing on the day. After lunch you will work on your after­noon paint­ings and this can be very 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. I will rotate around the group coach­ing as I go, giv­ing you tips and strat­e­gy to pull off a win­ning paint­ing!

The third day will be pret­ty much the same but at some point we will all get togeth­er and have a cri­tique ses­sion where we look at all the work and dis­cuss what we have accom­plished.

Loca­tion: Prescott Park in Portsmouth, NH. This is a great place to paint in down­town Portsmouth. With­in a 2 block radius there is the park itself with beau­ti­ful flower beds and trees. Google Prescott Park and click on pho­tos. It abuts the Pis­cataqua Riv­er with views out over the water. Also, the Straw­ber­ry Banke is across the street and that is a his­toric dis­trict filled with restored colo­nial build­ings. A cool place to paint. There are also lots of scenic lit­tle streets that make great sub­jects.

And Portsmouth is very hip with lots of groovy stores and places to eat. There are many good places to eat a short walk from the park.

Lodg­ing: There are also lots of con­ve­nient places to stay if you are com­ing from far away. I’m told that AirBNB is a good way to go for a few nights stay but there are also many hotels includ­ing Mar­riott and Hilton. Every­thing is in walk­ing dis­tance to the Park.

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 the 3 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