This Monhegan Island 3-day workshop invites students to participate by attending in early summer, late summer, or both. All you hardy artists who like to hike and paint on location, this retreat is for you! Discover why this island has captured the imagination of artists for over 250 years and enjoy the camaraderie of an artistic cohort. All art media and all levels of artists welcome. You will arrive on Friday morning with time to get settled before a noon group meeting and work session. Work sessions will include specific exercises to sharpen your perceptions of color, light and space. All sessions will include demonstrations, group critiques and individual instruction. Late afternoons and early evenings are yours to explore the island. You need to be physically able to walk distances on uneven terrain while carrying your easel with supplies.
TUITION: $350 + FEES: $0
Marguerite Lawler-Rohner has exhibited paintings throughout New England and New York. She holds an MFA from the City University of New York and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Marguerite was the recipient of the 2011 Stephen Pace House Artist Residency through Maine College of Art. www.margueritelawler.com
Participants make their own travel, meal and lodging arrangements.
Suggested Lodging: Monhegan House. Spots fill fast so register early.
I would recommend that you work in a medium that you have prior experience in. The class is geared towards the landscape experience, not methods and materials. All 2D mediums are welcome and plan to work 8"x10". Please bring 8-10 panels for oil, pastel or acrylic. Watercolor and gouache painters should bring measured paper and a rigid support to tape the paper on. Oil painters need to consider how they will carry their paintings off the island. No brush clean-up inside buildings please.
A backpack to carry your supplies
Sketchbook and drawing tools, which may include and are not limited to: pencils, pens, ink, charcoal pencils, markers, and erasers, pencil sharpeners.
Optional- Aluminum easel or French easel, made of wood, it combines the easel itself with a storage box for your material and palette Paper towels Rubbish bags: supermarket carrier bags are perfect for this. Use one bag for your rubbish, as you want to leave the site you paint spotless.
Optional-Portable chair, Bug spray, Hat, Neutral clothing and ones you don't mind getting paint on, a painting apron, Sunscreen, Water bottle, Non-latex gloves- this is up to the individual, Tape-artist or masking Snacks, Advil, a digital camera in case the weather changes or if you don't have the time to finish your painting on site and need a reference photograph