Workshops


Upcoming events

    • 26 Mar 2015
    • 6:00 PM
    • 30 Apr 2015
    • 9:00 PM
    • York Art Association

    Plein Air Warm Up
    with
    Mary Byrom



    Instructor: Mary Byrom

    Dates: Six Workshops - Thursday evenings, March 26 through April 30, 6 to 9 pm

    Levels: Beginners - Intermediate

    Class Size: 4 minimum, 8 maximum

    Cost: $210 (members) $220 (non members)


    Summer Day by Mary Byron


    This is the perfect class for you if you want to paint landscapes and you’d like to prepare to get outdoors in the fresh air to paint on location. With this class you will ready for the summer plein air season with some nice tools and tricks in your paint box. This is the perfect time to get the brushes moving, target the area where you’d like to beef up your skills and to get some good, solid painting under your belt for the approaching landscape painting season.
    You will learn good habits, practice solid skills and understand how to solve the challenges we all encounter while painting.
    In the comfort of the studio we will help you improve your painting skills by asking 4 quick questions and using 5 simple tools that will make your painting adventures fun and more productive.
    You will be able to develop a solid painting foundation for making good choices, painting great landscapes and enjoying every minute of it.

    If you have a laptop, ipad, Fire HD or device that can access the internet please bring it to every class.
    For the first class students will need to bring an 11x14” primed canvas panel, or a primed masonite panel or a gesso primed mat board, a ruler, a pencil and all their painting supplies. We will be painting in the first class.

    Mary's biography can be seen at http://marybyrom.com/info/bio/ .


    Maximum class size is limited to 8, so register early. 

    Register by email to Pat Dateo at pdateo@maine.rr.com by March 19 and sending payment to York Art Art Association, PO Box 74, York Harbor, ME 03909 Attn: Pat Dateo . Please write the name of the class on your check. 

    Payment in full due to reserve your place
    YAA reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient interest.
    Full refund in case of cancellation by YAA

    • 11 Apr 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • York Art Association

     One Day Watercolor Workshop 

    Crashing Waves, Roaring Surf

    Saturday, April 11, from 10 to 3 pm

    Instructor: Dustan Knight

    Class Size: Minimum 6, Maximum 10

    Bring your watercolor supplies, a list will be provided after registration. All levels are invited to attend this workshop. Wet and wild watercolors depicting the Maine coastal waves.

    Dustan demonstrates step by step as you paint along with her and the results are individual and expressive. Touching on composition and color as well as watercolor techniques like wet in wet painting and glazing, this workshop is designed to bring out the creative artist in us all.


    "Foggy Morning" by Dustan Knight



    Dustan Knight is a professional artist, educator, and art writer. She earned her Masters in Fine Art from Pratt Institute in NYC and her MA in Art History from Boston University. She is a recipient of a NH State Fellowship for the Arts, a MacDowell Colony residency, and a past Cummington Artist Colony resident. Dustan is represented by galleries across the US, including  Art Three in Manchester, the Ogunquit Art Association in Maine, and Gallery Venetucci in Newport Rhode Island and Bowersock Gallery in Provincetown Mass and Mt Dora Florida She’s a contributing writer to Art New England, a frequent juror, and gives demonstrations and workshops in watercolor, art business, and art history. Her work has appeared in Watercolor Magazine, Daniel Smith, Cheap Joe’s and Ampersand Insider Newsletters. Dustan’s work is in many private and public collections, including Macy’s, Acme and Oracles as well as numerous hospitals and New Hampshire public buildings.

    A one day workshop for all skill levels. Bring a bag lunch. 

    • YAA Members: $60 Non-Members: $70
    • Payment due in full to reserve your place.
    • Space is limited to 10, so register early!
    • Full refund in case of cancellation by YAA
    • Bring your watercolor supplies, a list will be provided after registration

    Register by emailing Pat Dateo at pdateo@maine.rr.com by April 4.

    Make a check payable to York Art Association for the appropriate fee amount ($60 YAA members or $70 non members).

    Write the name of the workshop on the check.

     Send to York Art Association, PO Box 74, York Maine 03909.  Attn: Pat Dateo

    Reservation will be confirmed via email upon receipt of your check. 


    • 02 May 2015
    • 9:00 AM
    • 16 May 2015
    • 4:00 PM
    • York Art Association
    Painting the Spring Landscape
    En Plein Air - Oil or Acrylics


    Instructor: Mary Byrom

    Dates: Two Sessions ~ Saturday, May 2 and May 16, 9-4 with Lunch Break

    Location: York Village and York Harbor

    Class Size: 4 minimum, 8 maximum

    Fee for each Saturday Session:  $110 members and $120 nonmember 


    Summer Day by Mary Byron


    We will paint in York Village & York Harbor.
    Classes will be outdoors on location. We start with a short discussion of the method I use while painting in plein air and a short demo of how I start a plein air painting. Students will receive individual attention at the easel.

    We will discuss what we are seeing and focus on choosing a motif and designing a good painting. Thinking and planning ahead makes the painting process more enjoyable. We will learn and have fun! Midday there will be a lunch break. The afternoon will start with a review and discussion of the morning paintings. Depending on your experience you can expect to paint 1 - 3 small to medium sized paintings.

    The “PLEIN AIR WARM UP” class is recommended for anyone interested in the one day plein air workshop especially if you are a beginner to plein air and would like to be more comfortable with the painting medium and experience.


    Mary's biography can be seen at http://marybyrom.com/info/bio/ .


    Maximum class size is limited to 8, so register early. 

    Register by email to Pat Dateo at pdateo@maine.rr.com by March 19 and sending payment to York Art Art Association, PO Box 74, York Harbor, ME 03909 Attn: Pat Dateo. Please write the name of the class and which Saturday sessions on your check. 

    Payment in full due to reserve your place
    YAA reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient interest.
    Full refund in case of cancellation by YAA

    • 20 Jun 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • York Village & York Harbor
    Fabulous Plein Air - Oil Workshop
    with
    Dennis Perrin

    "Gazing at Nympheas" by Dennis Perrin
    Instructor: Dennis Perrin

    Date: Saturday, June 20, 9-4 pm

    Fee: $110 member, $120 non member

    Dennis Perrin can best be described as a painter of light as it illuminates and describes the subject. Mr. Perrin always chooses to paint in front of the subject, not content to settle for photography or video as painting material. Dennis has been called a painterly American Impressionist in the Boston School tradition, and that is not surprising since among his greatest influences are the American Painters John Singer Sargeant, Edmund Tarbell, and Frank Benson, as well as the French painter Henri Fantin-Latour. Other major influences have been Diego Velasquez, Johannes Vermeer, Thomas Dewing, Maxfield Parrish, Joseph DeCamp, and so many others. A former member of the Guild of Boston Artists, Mr. Perrin paints in order to express his great love for the beauty seen all around, especially in his immediate environment. Dennis studied at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Art with M. Dell Weller, who taught him the power of seeing and translating that vision into paint. He continues his studies exploring the subtleties of light through paint. Among his favorite subjects are the human figure, clothed and nude, flowers, still life, and the interior space, often populated with one or more figures. Though not as frequently seen in his work, Perrin is an avid plein air painter of the New England landscape.


    Register by email to Pat Dateo at pdateo@maine.rr.com and sending payment to York Art Art Association, PO Box 74, York Harbor, ME 03909 Attn: Pat Dateo. Please write the name of the class you are signing up for on your check. 

    Payment in full due to reserve your place
    YAA reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient interest.
    Full refund in case of cancellation by YAA

    • 11 Jul 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • York Art Association
    En Plein Air Workshop
    with Dewitt Hardy



    "Beach and Sky" By Dewitt Hardy

    Instructor: Dewitt Hardy

    Date: Saturday, October 25 10 am to 4 pm 

    Cost: $60 members, $70 non-members

    Artist Biography

    Dewitt Hardy was educated at Syracuse University, and now resides in South Berwick, Maine. He is world known for his watercolors of small New England towns, and also studies men and women in naturalistic settings. 

    In addition to his many artistic accomplishments Dewitt has held the following positions. 

    Curator and Associate Director, Museum of Art of Ogunquit

    Instructor, University of Maine at Augusta

    Instructor, Heartwood College of Art. Kennebunk, Maine

    Curator, 75th Anniversary Show, Ogunquit Art Association


    To register or for more information, email Pat Dateo at pdateo@maine.rr.com.


    Make a check payable to York Art Association for the appropriate fee amount ($60 YAA members or $70 non members).

    Write the name of the workshop on the check.

    Send to York Art Association, PO Box 74, York Maine 03909. Attn: Pat Dateo

    Reservation will be confirmed via email upon receipt of your check.


    YAA reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient interest.

    Full refund in case of cancellation by YAA


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