Monday, November 14, 2011

Maudslay State Park Plein air painting workshop May 15 - 18, 2012

"Spring at Maudslay" Plein air painting workshop with Donald Jurney

Maudslay, Newburyport, Massachusetts.
May 15- 18, 2012
This Workshop is filled. Please Contact Todd Bonita
(contact information below) if you wish to be placed on the waiting list in case of cancellations. 

Join American landscape painter Donald Jurney on a four day, "Spring at Maudslay" plein-air painting workshop at this wonderful, 450-acre former estate, situated along the the Merrimack River in historic Newburyport, Massachusetts. Maudslay features both garden and meadow/woodland subjects, in addition to views from the bank of the Merrimack itself. Among the many remarkable features is the spectacular May blooming of the azaleas and rhododendrons. Filled with both ornamental trees and towering pines, Maudslay offers an ever-changing panoply of subjects, from rolling fields to a secluded brook, and it boasts one of the largest naturally-occurring stands of mountain laurel in the Commonwealth. This breathtaking landscape is an inspiring location to paint and to learn. Through demonstrations, discussions, and critiques, as well as hands-on painting, side-by-side in the field, Donald will show us how to see this Newburyport landscape with the eyes of an artist, and will further our own understanding of the language of painting.

On Friday, the workshop will culminate with another short demonstration in Donald's Amesbury, Massachusetts studio, housed in an historic 19th c. brick studio building. There Donald will give one last critique, and will take another opportunity to answer questions, focusing especially on using our newly-gained insights when we're finally back in our own studios. At mid-day, we will be Donald's guests at a farewell lunch where we can all make plans for keeping in touch with our new friends.

To reserve a spot in this workshop, please email Todd Bonita at or call (603) 819-9100. Supply list, directions, accommodations and general information is accessible by clicking on any of the pertinent links below.