Photo by Pablo Ocampo

Painting Workshops 2017

Botanical Landscape Painting: Workshop with Artist Michael Ross
July 10-13, 2017

Instructor

The Artist

Michael Knud Ross received his BA in Anthropology from the University of Maryland in 2000, and his MFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of Georgia in 2016. Before his residency at the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation in the summer of 2016, Ross attended artist residencies in Norway, Iceland, West Africa, and in Vermont. He shows his work regularly in galleries around the country, and is featured in the permanent collections of the University of Georgia, the Washington, DC Department of Transportation, and in numerous private collections in the United States and in Europe. In his work, Ross explores the interplay of the human, natural, and mythical worlds in a manner that emphasizes emotional and sensory experience.

To learn more about his work, please visit michaelrossart.com

Artist's Work on Great Cranberry Island

Elecampane (46x60 -2016) Elecampane (Detail) Pool (20x25 - 2016) Island Road (32x38 - 2016) Waxwing in a New Forest (50x60 - 2016) Waxwing in a New Forest (Detail)

The Workshop

In this workshop, student-artists will fuse botanical illustration with plein-air landscape painting to create close-up, dynamic, and personal visions of the natural world. Working in the field, we will first make detailed drawings of the twisting, radiating forms of leaves, twigs, lichen, and wildflowers. We will then use these drawings as studies for a larger, more complex oil painting depicting the lush botanical world of Great Cranberry Island. Some painting or drawing experience is preferred. Minimum age 15.

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Cost

Application Fee: (deadline May 1st.)

$40 non-refundable.

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

$1,340 Includes Room-& board + boat fares to & from Island.

*Facility fee due May 1 to hold a place in this workshop. Refunds will only be issued if applicant withdraws before June 1 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 May 1st.)

$960

Other Costs:

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


Michael Knud Ross Workshop Payment Options

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

MasterCard or Visa recommended for payment.


John David Wissler Plein-Aire Workshop
July 17-21, 2017

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 May 1st.)

$40 non-refundable.

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

$1,340 Includes Room-& board + boat fares to & from Island.

*Facility fee due May 1 to hold a place in this workshop. Refunds will only be issued if applicant withdraws before June 1 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 june 1st.)

$960

Other Costs:

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


John David Wissler Workshop Payment Options

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

MasterCard or Visa recommended for payment.