Events & Workshops

June 6-12:  Painting Workshop with Frank Bruckmann (CANCELLED)

To register visit:  http://fbruckmann.com/

Testimonial:

“I have taken four workshops on Monhegan from Frank.  As a matter of fact, he gave me my very first painting instruction.  He has contributed so much to my growth as a painter.  Frank teaches to all levels and could not be more supportive of his students.  He has an encyclopedic knowledge of painting locations on the Island.  I’ll be back this June hoping that Frank will push me to become a better plein air painter. ”  -George Baker

“5 years ago I signed up for a workshop on Monhegan with Frank Bruckmann as a pure rookie.  I barely knew how to set up my easel.  By the end of that very first week, I knew I found “my person” as an art instructor. Frank met each one of us where we were in our journey and worked with our individual styles letting the magic emerge.  I have been back every year since then and will continue to study with Frank.  The workshop is highly organized and there is hard work to be done but there is always fun!  This is a 5-star workshop!”  -Diane

 

June 13-19: Watercolor Painting Workshop with Paul Niemiec (CANCELLED)

To register visit: http://www.paulniemiec.com/

Testimonials: 

“… As an art teacher for many years I was awestruck by the tricks of the trade I acquired by spending time observing this professional artist and his techniques to enhance our watercolor painting abilities.  You could never find a more sincere and talented artist who truly loves his work… I smile every single time I think on my week learning on Monhegan how to grow as an artist. I highly recommend this class as it is money and time well spent. (Not to mention the friends you make along the way! )”  -K.E.

“… You will not regret staying on such an inspirational island and you’ll leave with so many new friends.  Paul is warm, funny, modest and puts everyone at ease the first day. His devotion to his students and his love of painting shine through. We had beginners to advanced and he made sure everyone’s needs were met.  Sign up – you won’t regret it!” -B.B.

“I attended Paul’s watercolor workshop last June. I can’t say enough how amazing the workshop was and the beautiful island. Paul put together a great week with a mixture of instruction and painting time. I stayed in Zimmies cottage which was perfect for the workshop… Paul was a great instructor and really took the time to show us the fundamentals of watercolor. The location for our practice was just perfect. I also met a great group of people and will cherish our time together forever!! I highly recommend this workshop for any watercolor artists from beginners to advanced students. “ -M.R.

 

August 22- 28: Plein Air Painting Workshop with Thomas Kitts

To Register visit: http://www.thomaskitts.com/

Testimonials:

“…It was obvious that a lot of care went into planning the workshop; the locations were exceptionally beautiful. The lectures were informative. The individual critiques were helpful and well articulated. The demos were great. Overall it was a fun and helpful experience and a wonderful mix of personalities. One of my favorite weeks this year.” -Nicole

 “Thanks again for the workshop! I loved your enthusiasm and positive attitude, and am in awe of your expertise. I had dozens of ‘aha!’ moments during our time together and learned more about color from you than I have from any other source” -Sarah
 
“I had a great week in Thomas’ workshop – I learned some great lessons in plein air painting and enjoyed the great camaraderie among fellow plein air painting enthusiasts. Thomas was a very helpful teacher – he was able to zero in on the weaknesses in my paintings and guide me in how to improve and strengthen them. I am looking forward to taking another workshop from Thomas and would heartily recommend him to anyone looking to improve their painting skills” -Dave
 
“This workshop was so worth it. For an artist who has an art background, but never painted en plein air, this was the class for me. The demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, great group-learning, and personal painting time made it fun! Not to mention the beautiful outdoors and knowledgeable and personable teacher. I’m looking forward to a second workshop which will build upon the foundation I now have. A MUST!!!! – Bonnie

 

September 19-24: Fiber Landscape Workshop with Kristen Walsh

To register visit: https://scrapfelt.com/

Testimonial:

“…I’ve had the pleasure to interact with her in a number of capacities including the time she took classes with us and subsequently went on to teach for us. The quality that stands out most to me about Kristen is her commitment and drive. She always seems to push herself and demand continual improvement. She is well-liked and very professional in her demeanor. We have always heard positive comments regarding the classes she teaches.” – Christine White, owner New England Felting Supply

 

October 3-9: Painting Workshop with Kevin Beers

To register visit: http://www.kbeers.com/

Testimonials:

“Kevin quickly created a sense of community between his workshop participants…. Kevin’s instruction has a way of meeting you where you’re at- while each of us has a different style and technical ability, Kevin’s spot on critiques and encouraging suggestions allowed each of us to go home feeling better equipped to continue our artistic journey.” -Debbie Underberg Mueller

“I thoroughly enjoyed Kevin’s June 2020 Workshop. His intimate knowledge of Monhegan was a real highlight of the week. He suggested painting vistas that many of us had never considered, even though we had painted there a number of times. The consensus of fellow Workshop students was that the final critique of our week’s worth of Plein air painting exceeded our expectations, in that his suggestions were truly helpful for us all.” -George Baker 

“I am grateful my first Plein air class, oil medium, was taken with painter/instructor Kevin Beers….Kevin has an amazing talent for painting, I would say he’s very relatable, sincere and worked at each student’s level. I enjoyed the week with other highly talented students and Kevin and would definitely take another class instructed by Kevin Beers.” -Dawn Witham

 

 

 

 

 

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