Tom will be teaching a workshop in Maine this September 2018 at Wooster Farm, the summer home of legendary Boston painter, Frank Benson, located on North Haven Island in Penobscot Bay. The farm sits on 18 magnificent ocean-front acres overlooking the bay where Benson painted many of his most famous pieces, including his “Eleanor” painted on the front porch. The site is rich in landscape and water views and boasts some of the most beautiful sunsets on the east coast.
The class will focus on the approach to out-of-door painting practiced by the Boston Painters (1880 - 1930) All aspects of out of door painting will be covered in these intensive seven-day workshops.
Recent Press on the Workshop
The Free Press, Following the Light by Christine Parrish
September 2-9, 2018
Because transportation to the island is dependent on the Maine State Ferry Service (3 per day), students should plan to arrive on Sunday, September 4th. The afternoon will be devoted to getting settled, exploring or painting - if you would like.
Teaching begins Monday, 8:00 a.m., September 4th, and concludes Sunday, September 10th at noon.
Please note transportation to and from the island is the responsibility of each student and is dependent on the ferry service to and from Rockland, Maine. Please see details below.
Price includes painting workshop, accommodations, meals for Monday evening - Sunday evening. Price does not include transportation or materials.
Workshop Pricing, $1950.00
Deposit of $450.00 due at time of registration with the balance due on August 1st.
To register, please fill out sign up form here.
On-site accommodations are shared with six bedrooms with two double beds and six baths.
Please let us know if you will be attending with a friend or partner so we can assign you your own room.
All meals will be included starting with a wine and cheese gathering at 5:00 p.m. each Sunday, for everyone to get acquainted, followed by a light supper. Each day before class a light continental breakfast will be served. At noon a box lunch or light meal will be available followed by a family-style dinner where we will discuss the day's work and talk art history. Please let us know about any dietary restriction or food allergies you may have.
Transportation to and from the Island
Getting to and from the island will require very careful planning as the only way to get there is by one of the three daily ferries which leave from Rockland Maine.
Maine State Ferry Service times and schedule, Click Here for Details
Please plan your ferry travel times carefully. Ferries leave on time.
If you are interested in attending or have any questions,