Thought I'd share that I'm thinking of hosting my own painter's workshop
here in Wisconsin's northwoods. I've taught a number of painter's workshops
over the years, never though putting one on entirely of my own, ususally
This June, last weekend, will be a gathering of about eight or more painters
in Michigan's UP to paint plein air, and I will be doing a mini workshop and
demonstration for them. So traveling is what I've been accustomed to in
teaching such over the summer.
At anyrate...if some of you have had experience with putting something of
this nature together yourself, I'd appreciate your input.
For one...I have access to my classroom all summer and permission to use it.
A number of bed and breakfast places for lodging as well as the Potawatomi
Casino lodging in Carter 12 miles south of me, small area motels, places for
breakfasts and breaks for lunch. Plenty of good places to set up and paint
outdoors, and for inclement weather the classroom. Probably will have to
rent a van for the week to haul equipment around and a few folks that might
not have their own vehicle along.
I'm talking with an area gallery 26 miles south of me that represents my
work in this locale about hosting a weekend paint out event to follow about
3 intense days of painting, instruction and demo'ing. So a five day
workshop overall. The paint out would be optional, so a 3 day workshop or 5
day is up to the individual. The paint out event gives the public a chance
to watch, some publicity and of course a chance to sell some work.
We have a local logging history camp with its own steam locomotive that
brings attenders to the museum area, so I'm sure I could arrange an
afternoon painting out there. Lots to think about....but I think it could
become an annual event. That being said...looking forward to any insights.