Monday, July 2, 2012

Join a White Mountain Art Workshop this Weekend

Erik Koeppel "View Over Jackson" 16 x 24 inches. Oil on Canvas

Lauren Sansaricq and I are doing a workshop in Jackson, NH this weekend, and there are still openings to join us. This is primarily a painting workshop, but we are opening it up to anyone who would like to grab a sketchbook and pencil, and learn to increase their appreciation of natural Beauty by attempting to draw it.

Erik Koeppel, Pencil Sketch for the above painting (click here for more sketches)

Here's the official description from the Wentworth Hotel website (where you'll be staying).

Traditional Oil Painting

July 5th - July 8th 2012 -  An introduction to Traditional Outdoor Oil Painting in the footsteps of the White Mountain Painters

Instructors: Erik Koeppel & Lauren Sansaricq

Have you always had an interest in landscape painting but never had the opportunity or time - this weekend will give you the opportunity to receive instruction in the fundamentals of landscape painting with personal instruction from two of the art worlds most promising painters. This workshop is open to all levels and with two instructors and limited to twelve students the workshop will offer extra personal attention to each student's individual interests and needs. You will be painting in locations actually portrayed by the White Mountain School and by doing this will discover a deeper understanding of how these artists approached the challenge of rendering the landscape before them.
Your weekend will begin on Thursday evening with a wine and cheese reception where you will meet your fellow students and the art  instructors Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq. There will be a display of some of their most recent paintings of the White Mountains and they will give a talk on their methods and what to expect from your workshop.
Friday and Saturday mornings will start with a full breakfast and then you head off for a day of painting in the beautiful White Mountains. Instructors will demonstrate and discuss techniques in the morning and will guide students through their own paintings in the afternoons. The first day will cover drawing and under painting and the second day will cover glazing and refining your first day's work in the same location. Lunch will be provided as a boxed lunch. Dinner both evenings will be as a group at The Wentworth Dining Room with a four course dinner being served. You will be painting in the same spot both days and by Sunday morning your painting will be glazed, framed and ready for you to take home.
On Sunday morning your day will again begin with a full breakfast followed by a visit to the Jackson Historical Society to view 19th Century White Mountain paintings and discuss their technique.
Three night package for one person $1105.00 in our standard accommodations and should be booked directly with The Wentworth by calling us at 800-637-0013 and speaking with Kathleen DeVitto. The package is available as a single occupancy, double occupancy with both guests painting or just one painting and also upgrades to deluxe rooms with king bed, gas fireplace and oversized whirlpool tubs are available. A list of painting materials that you will need will be discussed with you and specific questions regarding the materials and the painting aspect of the workshop should be directed to Lauren Sansaricq by e-mailing her at
Remember - this workshop is open to ALL levels.

To join us please contact the hotel directly or if you prefer email,

I'll be judging the Teaching Studios of Art, Plein Air Competition, July 13 and 14, (click here for competition details) I'll give a talk at the competition. Please stop in if you're in the NYC area. 

Upcoming Instructional DVD:
Techniques of the Hudson River School Masters with Erik Koeppel

Upcoming Workshops:
July 5th to July 8th, 2012: Traditional Oil Painting at the Wentworth Hotel: elegant wine, food, and accommodations alongside a weekend of painting in the White Mts. Click here for details

July 16th to 26th, 2012: Through the Grand Central Academy of Art: Paint with us in the White Mountains alongside the Hudson River Fellowship for 10 days. Click here for details

On View:
Wally Findlay Galleries in NYC and Palm Beach (click here)
McColl Fine Art in Charlotte, NC (click here)
The Museum of White Mt. Art at Jackson, NH contact to visit
The Banks Gallery in Portsmouth, NH (click here)

Special Exhibitions:
New Hampshire Antiques Co-op (click here)
Landscapes of the White Mountain and Hudson River Schools

Thorne Sagendorph Art Gallery at Keene College in conjunction with Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting

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