AUGUST 22-23


Deconstructing the Landscape & the Figure

Tuition: $600 


Through an examination of alternative approaches, materials, and tools, this workshop will help expose you to a rejuvenated and contemporary approach with the landscape and the figure. Often times, the sense of creative exploration can be forgotten from over reliance on a rigid process and expected result. Because of this, a figure and landscape can end up feeling stiff and overly labored. This workshop will aim to find a natural approach for you to adapt and expound upon your own process, and develop a unique and personal vocabulary that instills a sense of life energy to the image.


This workshop will include both demonstration and immersive painting in the landscape and with a model. As we discuss each approach, we will examine how to merge the figure with the landscape so that it feels like an organic and unique vision.


Processes, accompanying tools, and themes that will be covered include:

• Confidence in brush work & Gesture

• Analyzation of form, shape and value

• Harmonious color palette & temperature use
• Embellished sketch
• Deconstruction of subject through layers
• Preparation of working surfaces for desired results
• Mid-tone palette for a cohesive gesture & integrated image


Use of alternative tools:
• ink rollers
• squeegee
• rag, palette knives & trowel
& whatever else arises (the beauty of exploration!)


Lunch is provided on Saturday and Sunday. If you have dietary restrictions or serious allergies, please email us in advance so that we can accommodate. We pride ourselves on offering healthy meals that use as many fresh, locally-sourced and organic ingredients as possible. Every effort will be made to ensure options are available to students with food limitations.


Accommodations are not included. We recommend booking a local Airbnb, hotel or motel in Camden, Hope, Lincolnville, Rockport or Rockland. Here are links to a few local favorites in the Midcoast Area:

Lincolnville Motel (hip, laid-back, affordable, renovated vintage motor inn)

Drift Oceanside Inn (oceanfront cabins close to the Camden Hills State Park)

Whitehall Inn (boutique hotel within walking distance to downtown Camden)

250 Main (high-end boutique hotel in Rockland Arts District)

Camden Accommodations (vacation rentals in Midcoast area)

Airbnb (Camden, Hope, Lincolnville, Rockport and Rockland are all within a 25-minute drive)


Please bring your sketchbook, palette, paints and brushes (see detailed list below). Painting with a limited palette can be invigorating and lead to many discoveries but it can also be limiting to some who may want to branch out. So please bring whatever you feel you want to explore. For paint, bring whichever colors you are used to using and feel comfortable with! Alternatively, a good sampling of a palette would consist of: titanium white, (naples yellow), yellow ochre, (cad yellow, optional), burnt sienna, vermillion / cad red, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, ivory black

- variety of brushes
- paper towels / rags / solvents
- painting easel or whichever painting rig you are currently using
- palette surface (either traditional or paper)

-ink roller (optional)

-a colored pencil

-palette knife / trowel / squeegee - something to be able to drag across the surface of the canvas

- variety of painting surfaces (preferably canvas panel, and at least 10" in any direction!)

Skill level

This workshop is designed for painters of all skill levels who want to experiment with new techniques and approaches in their work. 


If you need to cancel, please notify us at least 30 days before the start of the workshop. We will refund your tuition, minus a $125 cancellation fee or you may transfer your full tuition amount to another Workshop at Howe Hill Farm within 18 months. Cancellations made after 30 days prior will result in forfeit of the full tuition amount. If you are traveling to attend a workshop we recommend insuring your trip with Travelex insurance so your trip and tuition can be covered in the event of illness or unforeseen circumstances. We are monitoring Covid-19 closely and have updated our Terms and Conditions to address this virus directly. We will follow CDC guidelines and make the call 30 days prior to the workshop running. If it is deemed unsafe, we will provide full refunds to every student enrolled. Please read our full Terms & Conditions and Liability Waiver for more information.  


Class will run from 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday with a 1-hour break for lunch


A maximum of 12 students, and a minimum of 6* 


*The workshop will be cancelled if minimum enrollment is not met within 30 days of the workshop start. If cancelled, a full refund will be issued to all registered students. We recommend waiting until you receive our confirmation email that minimum enrollment has been met to make your travel arrangements or investing in travel insurance to reimburse your expenses if the course is canceled. 



*By registering, you are agreeing to our Terms & Conditions





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Timothy P. Wilson, based on the coast of Maine, works from direct painting on location and expands upon his studies in larger studio paintings. Both a meditative ritual and obsessive dedication, his daily outings in stormy, serene, and inclement weather to coastal Atlantic locations help inform an experiential vocabulary and expressionist mark making. After years of portrait and figurative work, Timothy merged his holistic concepts of the ocean, landscape and figure; aiming to find a more abstract and resonating image through the natural deconstruction of imagery.


In 2015, he attended residence at the DeDee Shattuck Gallery in Westport, Massachusetts, the Hewnoaks Residency in Lovell, Maine, and was an Art Students League selected fellow at their Hudson Valley residence location. Timothy’s works are part of the Restoration Hardware Contemporary Art Collection. He teaches at the Maine College of Art. He received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2008.