David P. Curtis



2015 Workshop Schedule

see 2015 Cape Ann Summer Workshop Schedule and Sign Up Sheet page


June 19-21: Want to paint beautiful Kittery Point, Maine?

The environs of quiet Kittery Point will provide great material for your palette, brush and canvas, so join us for a 3-day outdoor oil painting workshop for students of all levels. Class work will emphasize observation and composition of Nature utilizing color, tone and design. A set of my Field Notes is included in the tuition.

For registration, please send check for full tuition, $300, payable to Kittery Art Association and mail to: Treasurer, Kittery Art Association, P. O. Box 44, Kittery Point, ME 03905

June 24-26: Learning to Love Landscape Composition

This is a 3-day outdoor oil painting workshop for students of every level, in which I emphasize observation and composition of the outdoor sketch through the use of color, tone and canvas. I keep the class small, so I can circulate throughout the day giving personal instruction. A set of my Field Notes is included in the tuition, which is $300.00 per student. Limited places available.


Painting Plein Air

Plein air painting is about learning to see. This means understanding the principles of painting and using them to make a personal statement.

The basic principles are drawing, composition, color, value, and a thorough knowledge of your subject.

"The challenge of  painting out of doors, directly from nature, should be a joyous experience. Nature, with all her whims and vagaries of moods and weather, creates so many beautiful moments — both visual and emotional — that we are sometimes overwhelmed with material. We must work towards developing a better understanding of what makes a good composition and how to translate our vision onto canvas using color, tone and value." ~ David P. Curtis