David P. Curtis
Paintings and Plein Air Art Instruction

Upcoming Events

Cape Ann Summer Workshops 2018 now available!

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Painting from the Old Masters – with David P. Curtis

Saturday & Sunday March 24 - March 25 $175 - $200

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

$175 RAA&M Members / $200 Non-Members.

Registration Deadline: March 17.


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 have been selected by David and the Curator. 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.

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 at www.rockportartassn.org, by phone 978.546.6604 with a credit card; 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).


Once you have signed up with the Rockport Art Association & Museum, please select which of the following paintings you would like to copy and then email me with your choice. I will then reserve that painting for you. Only 2 students at a time can copy a painting to ensure everyone has a suitable space in which to work. And please remember that according to Museum regulations, you cannot copy your chosen piece sight size. Your canvas must be of different dimensions to the original. Thank you.


Yarnall Abbott, Main Street, Rockport, ca 1930, oil on canvas, 30 x 36  Janice C., William H.


Otis Cook, Boats in Harbor, oil on canvas, 25 x 30


Anthony Thieme, Old Salt Barque, Gloucester, 36 x 30


Anthony Thieme, South Street, Rockport, 25 x 30  Pat M., David M.  Isabelle B.


Marguerite S. Pearson, Large Still Life, 36 x 44  Susan D.


Marguerite S. Pearson, In the Quarry (Keystone Bridge), 14 x 16


Albert R. Thayer, Nearest Way Home, 16 x 20  Claudia M.,


Antonio Cirino, Winter, Old Stone Bridge, 25 x 30  Susan K., 


Antonio Cirino, Winter, Early Sunday Morning, 20 x 24  Susan D., Janice C., Liz C.


Antonio Cirino, Still Life, Peonies, 30 x 36


Harriet Randall Lumis, View of Gloucester, 17 x 21, Lou S., Suzanne Y.


Paul Strisik, The Granite Pier, ca. 1960's, 24 x 30  Phyllis F.,


Paul Strisik, Sparkling Light, 34-1/2 x 44-1/2  Jane S., Suzanne Y.


Parker Perkins, Surf, oil on canvas, 25 x 30


W. Lester Stevens, Winter Scene, 20 x 24 Janice C.


Grace Gemberling Keast, Still Life, 25 x 28


Carl Peters, Rockport Harbor IV, 30 x 36  Richard R.


Charles Allan Winter, View of Gloucester, 20 x 24  C.N.


Emile Gruppe, Gloucester Harbor, 20 x 24  Kristine D., Gary Y.


William B. Hazelton, Seascape with Rocks, 25 x 30


Walter Bollendonk, Heavy Seas off Cape Ann, 24 x 30  Deb K.,