Hi Every­one,

The June 2018 Work­shop is Full. Fall Work­shop dates to come — let me know if you are inter­est­ed because the last one filled fast. Thanks.


I would like to announce my upcom­ing work­shop in June 2018! This will be a three-day land­scape paint­ing work­shop on the beau­ti­ful New Hamp­shire coast.
The dates for the work­shop are Tues­day, June 26th, through Thurs­day June 28th.

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. 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 for din­ner. Of course, there is no oblig­a­tion to stay late if you want to call it a day and go hit the Portsmouth night life which is hap­pen­ing! Lots of good restau­rants and live music!

On the sec­ond day you can watch me work on my demo in the morn­ing or paint along­side me dur­ing that time. 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 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 of the work­shop: Fort Stark at Jaf­frey Point, which is a small state park in pic­turesque New­cas­tle, NH (which is part of Greater Portsmouth area). There are rocky beach­es, rolling lawns and a hill where a gun emplace­ment used to pro­tect the Portsmouth Naval Ship­yard. There are gor­geous ocean views on three sides of the park. All in all this park offers plen­ty to paint in the morn­ing and after­noons. Although the park does offer por­ta-pot­ties for its vis­i­tors, there are no oth­er for­mal facil­i­ties. How­ev­er, there is a great ice-cream /sandwich shop right down the street where we can get lunch, snacks and drinks.

Lodg­ing: There are sev­er­al lodg­ing options for those of you who are not near by and need to stay over. The options range from love­ly Went­worth By The Sea (Mar­riott) which is locat­ed right in New­cas­tle, to var­i­ous oth­er options along Rt 1 in Portsmouth and Rye area, or B&Bs, all of which will be with­in the 15 min dri­ve range. If you 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 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

Sam Vokey
PO Box 283
Hamp­ton Falls, NH 03844

Look­ing for­ward to paint­ing with you!


Sam Vokey