Photography by Pablo Ocampo

Photography Workshop

Photographing Landscape & Place: Great Cranberry Island
with Lee Anne White
August 9-11, 2018

Instructor

The Artist

The Heliker-laHotan Foundation is pleased to bring a special artist, Lee Anne White, to Great Cranberry for a workshop focused on the varied landscape and light of the island. White is a photographer, writer and educator whose work has been widely published and exhibited in both solo and group shows, including works in the permanent collection of Brenau University.

She is the former editor-in-chief and a contributing photographer for Fine Gardening magazine and has photographed more than 75 features for magazines such as Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening, Garden Design, Kitchen Garden, Better Homes and Gardens, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Southern Home, Landscape Architecture, Country Gardens, and Country Living.

Lee Anne is the author and sole or principal photographer of ten books, including Closer to Nature: The Alluring Landscapes of Simmonds & Associates, The Mutable Sea: Reflections on Change, as well as the editor and contributing photographer to many more. Lee Anne earned a master’s degree in creative studies at SUNY/Buffalo State and a bachelor’s degree in journalism, broadcasting and commercial art at Brenau University. She is a regular instructor for The Maine Media Workshops, where she teaches botanical photography, and offers her own landscape, garden and botanical workshops on Amelia Island, in Santa Fe and in North Georgia.

To learn more about Lee Anne's work, please visit leeannewhite.com

Artist's Work

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The Workshop

What elements of the landscape define a place and give it a sense of character? What is this thing we call landscape? We'll explore these questions through discussions, extensive hands-on photography in the field and image reviews. This is a workshop about exploring, seeing and capturing a sense of the special place called Great Cranberry Island.

Essential gear:

Digital camera and manual
Tripod
Laptop or tablet with software for processing/sharing images

Non-essential, but useful gear:

Lens range from wide angle to short/medium telephoto
Macro capabilities: macro setting on existing lens, screw-on macro filters or macro lens
Circular polarizing filter
Thumb drive for sharing images
Extra cards or small external drive for saving a backup of work

Notes: You should already be familiar with your camera and image-processing software. Manuals can be downloaded online if you do not have the original. There is no need to purchase any new gear for this workshop; you can work with what you have.

Other suggested items: Bug spray and sun screen, comfortable walking shoes, shoes for walking along water's edge, rain gear (just in case) and water bottle.


Cost

Application Fee: (deadline July 15)

$40 non-refundable.

Facility Fee* - deposit: (deadline due July 15)

$1,340 Includes Room-& board from August 8 (the day before the workshop) to August 11 + boat fares to & from Island.

*Facility fee due July 15th to hold a place in this workshop. Refunds will only be issued if applicant withdraws before July 15 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 July 15)

$960

Other Costs:

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


Lee Anne White Workshop Payment Options

  • Application Fee: (deadline July 15):
  • $40.00
  • Facility Fee - deposit (deadline July 15):
  • $1,340.00
  • Tuition Fee (deadline July 15):
  • $960.00

MasterCard or Visa recommended for payment.



Painting Workshop

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.

Click Here for recommended art supply list.


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.