David P. Curtis
Paintings and Plein Air Art Instruction

2020 Workshops

Painting from the Old Masters – with David P. Curtis

Saturday & Sunday, March 21 & 22 
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM 


$175 RAA&M Members / $200 Non-Members  Join the RAA&M today!
Registration Deadline: March 14

Please sign up with Rockport Art Association and Museum directly at:

Painting With The Masters Workshop with David P. Curtis

Following the time-honored tradition of improving one’s painting skills, this 2-day oil painting workshop will concentrate on copying a masterpiece from the RAA&M Museum Collection. David Curtis will guide you through the process during this inspiring weekend. Students will choose a painting to copy from Museum Collection works that David has selected. David will circulate throughout the day and help you understand how your chosen artist went about creating his or her work, and also assist you in developing your own technique. 


Anthony Thieme (1888-1954) The Old Salt Barque, Size: 36 x 30 in. (from the RAA&M Museum Collection).       

All levels welcome. A list of suggested materials will be provided in advance. Registration Deadlines: Participants must register by the listed deadline – one week prior to the workshop. Cancellation policy: Up to 7 days prior – any payment minus $50. Tuition will not be refunded after this 7 day period. This policy is strictly enforced. To register, you may pay online, by phone with a credit card – 978-546-6604, or by mail with a check made payable to Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA (please put the name of the workshop in the Memo).

Other paintings from which to select:

  Image: Charles Winter

  View of Gloucester

  Size: 20 x 24 in.


  Image: Albert R. Thayer

  Nearest Way Home

  Size: 16 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.


  Image: Carl Peters

  Rockport Harbor IV, c. 1933

  Size: 30 x 36 in.


  Image: Antonio Cirino 1 GY

  Old Stone Bridge, Winter Brook

  Size: 20 x 24 in.


  Image: Paul Strisik  PM

  Sparkling Light

  Size: 30 x 40 in.


  Image: Paul Strisik

  The Granite Pier

  Size: 24 x 30 in.


  Image: Marguerite S. Pearson

  In the Quarry - The Keystone Bridge

  Size: 14 x 16 in.


  Marguerite S. Pearson

  Still Life with Green Bottle and Brass Platter

  Size: 36 x 44 in.


  W. Lester Stevens

  Rockport Quarry Pool, ca. 1926

  Size: 30 x 36 in.


  A. T. Hibbard  AC

  South Londonderry, VT

  Size: 24 x 36 in.


  A. T. Hibbard  PD

  Hills of Belmont in Winter

  Size: 15 x 18 in.


  Marian P. Sloane

  Road to Dogtown

  Size: 26 x 32 in.


  Stanley Woodward

  The Red Barn, Wilton, NH

  Size: 25 x 30 in.


  Otis Cook

  Boats in Harbor

  Size: 25 x 30 in.


  Anthony Thieme

  Upper Main Street, Rockport

  Size: 25 x 30 in.


  Parker S. Perkins

  Surf 1

  Size: 24 x 30 in.


  Antonio Cirino

  Winter, Early Sunday Morning

  Size: 20 x 24 in.


  Grace Gemberling Keast

  Still Life

  Size: 25 x 28 in.



  W. Lester Stevens

  Winter Scene

  Size: 20 1/2 x 24


  Walter Bollendonk

  Heavy Seas off Cape Ann

  Size: 25 x 30 in.


  William Hazelton

  Seascape with Rocks

  Size: 24 x 30 in.


  Harriet Randall Lumis

  View of Gloucester

  Size: 17 x 21 in.


  Antonio Cirino  LCN

  Still Life Peonies

  Size: 30 x 36 in.


  Emile A. Gruppe

  Gloucester Harbor

  Size: 20 x 24 in.


In the meantime, maybe you'd like a copy of my new book, Highlights & Accents.

Highlights & Accents is an 88-page full-color paperback (11 x 8 ½ in.) featuring more than 40 of my essays covering various artists and aspects of art — $ 35.00, including shipping.