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April 2018

The Art of Seeing – with Ron Straka

April 21
Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$85 - $100

Saturday, April 21, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. $85 RAA&M Members / $100 Non-Members. Registration Deadline: April 14. This one-day workshop for painters will focus on improving your way of looking, to actual SEEING, leading to a better artistic rendition of your subject matter. The class will be introduced to seeing techniques once taught by the renowned MIT photographer Minor White. Memory exercises will be practiced on shapes, tonal values and colors of selected motifs. Attendees will be creating a…

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Paint in Motion – Palette Knife Oil – with Marianne Thompson

April 28 - April 29
Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$175 - $200

Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. $175 RAA&M Members / $200 Non-Members. Registration Deadline: April 21. Explore new dimensions of oil painting in plein air by experimenting with the versatility of the palette knife. Using physical depth and texture, one can experience the full range of the beautiful medium of oil paint; translucency, transparency and fluidity; and the layering of tone on tone to create a sense of motion and depth. Marianne has been…

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May 2018

Outdoor Painting – with Stapleton Kearns

May 19 - May 20
Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$175 - $200

Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. $175 RAA&M Members / $200 Non-Members. Registration Deadline: May 12. This will be a two-day workshop on impressionist landscape painting in the "Rockport style" taught outdoors, weather permitting. Stapleton is a well known New England painter and the author of a blog: http://stapletonkearns.blogspot.com/. He has been teaching workshops for more than thirty years. In the morning Stape will do a painting demonstration and in the afternoon he will…

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June 2018

Evoking a Sense of Nostalgia in Plein Air – How the Heck Does She Do That? – with Beth Bathe

June 2 - June 3
Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$175 - $200

Saturday & Sunday, June 2 & 3, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. $175 RAA&M Members / $200 Non-Members. Registration Deadline Extended: May 30. Beth Bathe’s painting style is unique, looking somewhat like a watercolor, or is it an oil painting? Beth uses Cobra Water Mixable Oil Colors in thin washes with a limited palette, using unconventional tools such as squeegees and Q-tips along with her brushes. Her paintings evoke a nostalgia of an old sepia toned photograph. She is highly…

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Painting the Landscape Outdoors – with T.M. Nicholas

June 8 - June 10
Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$275 - $300

Friday - Sunday, June 8, 9 & 10, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. $275 RAA&M Members / $300 Non-Members. Registration Deadline Extended: June 6. Learn to dissect the landscape – retaining the important elements, while eliminating things that don’t contribute to the overall plan for your painting. Composition, values and color will be discussed. This is an oil painting workshop, but students are welcome to paint in a different medium if they choose. All levels welcome. A list of suggested…

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Street Landscapes – Edward Hopper Style Painting – with Emily Passman

June 15 - June 16
Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street
Rockport, MA 01966 United States
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$175 - $200

Friday & Saturday, June 15 & 16, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM. $175 RAA&M Members / $200 Non-Members. Registration Deadline Extended: June 12. This plein air workshop focuses on looking at Edward Hopper street landscapes and buildings. We will look at actual houses and streets that he painted on Cape Ann, as well as architecture that lends itself to this type of “Hopperesque” style and then work to create our own paintings. Topics will include: drawing architecture in correct perspective,…

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