Spring Session

Landscape Painting

Workshop Instructor:

Elizabeth O' Reilly

June 16 - 23, 2021

Applications are closed for 2021

Click on the links below to learn more about the CIAR 2020 Landscape Painting Workshop.

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About

Cost

Sample Schedule

Apply - Applications are closed for 2021.

Begin your application by clicking on the "Submit" button. You will be asked to create an account with Submittable which will allow you to upload images of your work and fill out a short application. We ask that you submit a minimum of 3 images of your work, a maximum of 8. Work samples: preferably paintings, jpg format. (Minimum file size: 720 pixels or 10 inches on the shortest side at 72 dpi. Larger files are accepted.)

 
About

This Spring, CIAR is holding its second season of the Landscape Painting Workshop. This seven-day workshop is designed to merge studio skills and practices with the immediacy of painting outdoors. The unique coastal terrain of Cuttyhunk Island is an ideal setting for building on particular demands of landscape painting while discovering and exploring the patterns of nature on the island. We will work on composition and the elements of design, and how knowledge of values can help to create a strong composition. We will explore how understanding the properties of color can help to create convincing space on the two-dimensional surface. Painting sessions will begin with presentations on the various issues, including value studies and limited color paintings. There will be occasional brief demonstrations, with daily critiques. This workshop is open to oil and watercolor painters, but some painting experience is recommended.


Students will work independently, with input from the instructor. We will paint on the wraparound, covered porch overlooking Vineyard Sound. There will be time to wander to look for motifs, and to sketch. The beautiful nature trails and quiet beaches offer ample painting subjects. On Cuttyhunk, one can get lost in the moment and become absorbed in the exciting challenge of painting in nature, leave the house without keys, wallets and phones. In the evening there will be time to enjoy unique island activities, with live music performances, sunset golf cart cruises, stargazing, and bonfires on the beach.

 

Cost

Participants stay at the Avalon Inn (see "Accommodation"). Residency rates are based on whether you choose a private or shared room. The price options below reflect the entire cost of residency including, room option, daily workshops, all meals prepared and served by private chefs, cocktail hour, island entertainment, and round-trip ferry tickets from New Bedford, MA.

 

A: $1,350 (Triple room) 

B: $1,650 (Double room)

C: $2,400 (Single room)

 

Sample Schedule

 

Day 1:

 

3:15pm - Arrive to Cuttyhunk! 

4:00pm - Tour of house and grounds

5:30pm - Cocktail hour

6:00pm - Dinner

7:30pm - Golf cart tour of the island, sunset watch 

 

Day 2:

 

7:30am - Coffee and tea

8:00am - Buffet style breakfast

9:30am - Workshop, painting outdoors

12:45 - 1:45pm - Buffet style lunch

2:00pm - Workshop, painting outdoors

6:00pm - Cocktail hour, show n’ tell

6:30pm - Dinner

7:30pm - Lecture/discussion on Elements of Composition

 

Day 3:

 

7:30am - Coffee and tea

8:00am - Buffet style breakfast

9:30am - Workshop, painting outdoors

12:45 - 1:45pm - Buffet style lunch

2:00pm - Lecture and demo, afternoon work time 

6:00pm - Cocktail hour, show n’ tell

6:30pm - Dinner

 

Day 4:

 

7:30am - Coffee and tea

8:00am - Buffet style breakfast

9:30am - Workshop, painting outdoors

12:45 - 1:45pm - Buffet style lunch

2:00pm - Afternoon work time

6:00pm - Cocktail hour, show n’ tell

6:30pm - Dinner

7:30pm - Live musical performance, Bach Cello Suites

 

Day 5:

 

7:30am - Coffee and tea

10:30am - Brunch

12:00pm - Workshop; painting outdoors

5:30pm - Cocktail hour; show n’ tell

6:00pm - Dinner

 

Day 6:

 

7:30am - Coffee and tea

8:00am - Buffet style breakfast

9:30am - Workshop, painting outdoors

12:45 - 1:45pm - Buffet style lunch 

2:00pm - Workshop, painting outdoors

6:00pm - Cocktail hour, show n’ tell

6:30pm - Dinner

8:00pm - Bonfire on the beach

 

Day 7:

 

7:30am - Coffee and tea

8:00am - Buffet style breakfast

9:00am - Morning work time 

12:45 - 1:45pm - Buffet style lunch

3:00pm - Deliver paintings to show space

5:30pm - Art show and happy hour with the island community

7:30pm - Dinner

 

Day 8:

 

7:30am - Coffee and tea

8:30am - Buffet style breakfast

11:00am - Light lunch

1:00pm - Water taxi from Cuttyhunk to New Bedford, farewell!

 
 
 
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