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Painting Workshops 2018

John David Wissler Plein-Aire Workshop
August 27-31, 2018

Instructor

The Artist

Since 2009, Mr. Wissler has returned to Great Cranberry more than ten times, producing hundreds of works in his favorite motif.

John David Wissler received his MFA in 1989 from Parsons School of Design in New York, where he studied with Leland Bell, John Heliker, Paul Resika, and Larry Rivers. His studies and painting trips have included travel to France, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, and Germany. Wissler was awarded Artist Residencies at the Heliker - LaHotan Foundation on Cranberry Island in Maine, 2009, and the Borgo Finochietto, Tuscany, Italy 2012. John David is represented by Lancaster Galleries in Lancaster PA, Islesford Artist Gallery in Islesford , Maine and Brick Walk Fine Art in West Hartford, Connecticut. He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation.

Many of you know John-David's work, and of his love for painting. Here is an interview where he speaks about all these things, from the website Painting Perceptions.

J.D. Wissler Interview

The Workshop

The painters joining this class will enjoy the beauty of Great Cranberry Island Maine, through observation and painting. Joining the great tradition of Constable and Corot we will paint every day, so prepare for all types of weather. After working “en plein aire” we will return to the studio for critique, conversation and to ready ourselves for the next day. Walking will be involved so please remember to be as portable as possible. Looking forward to painting with you, and sharing the language of art. Previous outdoor experience preferred, open to all skill levels.

John David Wissler received his MFA in 1989 from Parsons School of Design in New York, where he studied with Leland Bell, John Heliker, Paul Resika, and Larry Rivers. His studies included travel to France, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, and Germany. Wissler was awarded Artist Residencies at the Heliker - LaHotan Foundation on Cranberry Island in Maine, 2009 and the Borgo Finochietto, Tuscany, Italy 2012. John David is represented by Lancaster Galleries in Lancaster PA, Islesford Artist Gallery in Islesford , Maine and Brick Walk Fine Art in West Hartford, Connecticut. He currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation.

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Cost

Application Fee: (deadline August 1st.)

$40 non-refundable.

Facility Fee - deposit*:  (deadline August 1st.)

$1,340 Includes Room-& board from August 26 (the day before the workshop) to August 31 + boat fares to & from Island.

*Facility fee due August 1st to hold a place in this workshop. Refunds will only be issued if applicant withdraws before August 1st and the place is filled by another applicant on the wait list.
Any islander (GCI or Islesford) commuter/participants pay tuition only + a meal fee if they wish to eat with the group.

Tuition Fee: (deadline August 1st.)

$960

Other Costs:

Mainland Parking: $10 per day (at an additional cost if needed)


John David Wissler Workshop Payment Options

  • Application Fee: (deadline August 1st)
  • $40.00
  • Facility Fee - deposit (deadline August 1st):
  • $1,340.00
  • Tuition Fee (deadline August 1st):
  • $960.00

MasterCard or Visa recommended for payment.