2016 Classes and Workshops

2016 CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
For full list and more info go to our new school website: www.OgunquitArtColony.com

BEGINNERS Oil Painting with layers and Glazes ($240)
Todd Bonita  (tmbonita@gmail.com  603-819-9100  www.toddbonita.com
January 05 – March 01, 2016  / (8) Tuesdays (9am – 12pm) (*No class Feb 23)
Brush and Palette Art Center  105 Post Road, North Hampton, NH

Contact: Mary Vermeersch to register (603) 778-0685
** FILLED ** (Wait list only)


Tuesday evening oil painting Button Factory ($240)
Todd Bonita  (tmbonita@gmail.com  603-819-9100  www.toddbonita.com
Jan 05 – Feb 9, 2016  / (6) Tuesdays (6pm - 9pm)
Button Factory Artist Studios 855 Islington St. #224  Portsmouth, NH

contact: Todd Bonita to register (603) 819-9100
** FILLED ** (Wait list only)

Tuesday evening BEGINNERS oil painting Button Factory ($320)
Todd Bonita  (tmbonita@gmail.com  603-819-9100  www.toddbonita.com
March 01 – April 19, 2016  / (8) Tuesdays (6pm - 9pm)
Button Factory Artist Studios 855 Islington St. #224  Portsmouth, NH

contact: Todd Bonita to register (603) 819-9100
** FILLED ** (Wait list only)

**Tuesday Eve classes on hold until fall or later.  Sorry.  You may still be put on the wait list in the event of class announcement**


Monhegan Island Maine 4 Day Painting workshop ($375)
June 24 - 27, 2016  / (4 days / three nights) Friday thru Monday $375
(This workshop will fill and wait list) Call Todd to register (603) 819-9100
Accommodations, Ferry, Supply list and more in "workshops"drop down menu
** FILLED ** (Wait list only)


Plein Air painting Tuesdays Ogunquit, Maine May thru October (9a-1p) 6 Week sessions ($240)
Classes limit (10)  Call Todd to register (603) 819-9100  tmbonita@gmail.com
Sessions with Todd Bonita, Alastair Dacey, Chris Volpe and David Lussier


Session 1: May 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 14, (Bonita)
Session 2:  June 21, 28 and July 5, 12, 19 ,26 (Dacey)
Session 3:  August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Sept 6 (Lussier)
Session 4:  Sept 13, 20, 27 and Oct 04, 11, 18 (Volpe)


David Lussier 3 Day PLein air Painting workshop August 24 - 26, 2016 ($400)
(This workshop will fill and wait list) Call Todd to register (603) 819-9100
Supply list and more in "workshops"drop down menu

Ogunquit, Maine “Art of Seeing” 5 Day Painting workshop w Todd bonita and Chris Volpe ($500)
October 03 - 07, 2016  / (5 days ) Monday thru Friday ($500)
Call Todd to register (603) 819-9100
Accommodations, Supply list and more in "workshops"drop down menu

Art Colony Experience 5 Day workshop / Multiple Instructors ($500)

Early Fall dates to be announced.  ($500)

White Mountain workshop (Late summer / Early Fall dates to be announced)

Wyeth Country (Port Clyde & Monhegan Island painting adventure. (Late summer dates TBA)




"Shoals" by Childe Hassam

ISLE OF SHOALS PLEIN AIR PAINTING WORKSHOP. Star Island, NH (September 16, 2014)

ISLE OF SHOALS, STAR ISLAND, NH
Plein air painting workshop
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
"Isle of Shoals" by Childe Hassam
Isle of Shoals Plein air painting workshop  
Star Island, New Hampshire.   One day ($70)
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Todd Bonita (603) 819-9100  tmbonita@gmail.com

(These one day workshops will fill and wait list, please reserve asap to insure a space).

Join us for an all day painting adventure, nine miles from the shores of the New Hampshire mainland on picturesque Star Island.   We will paint in the shadow of Childe Hassam, amidst the rocky coast, seaside shacks and cottages, Lighthouse, Celia Thaxters garden and the Atlantic ocean.

There will be a plein air painting demonstration and discussion of composition, design, value and capturing light and atmosphere in your paintings.  Beginners, experienced artist and those who have never painted before are welcome to join this supportive and spirited group.  I will be providing personal attention at your easel as I make the rounds and will answer to inquires through out the day.   Class will resume with a group critique.

There is a restaurant at the Oceanic hotel but please feel free to bring a boxed lunch and drink.  Bathrooms are available on the island.  Our privately chartered boat departs from Rye harbor at 8am.  Our return trip departs from the island at 4pm for a 4:45 arrival back on the mainland.  It is a full day of painting and will be very informative and fun.   Cost includes workshop only.  Please pay the chartered boat fee at the dock $45 round trip.
(Star Island requests $8 island donation for the preservation of the land).

For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact me at (603) 819-9100

Click these links below for more information:


Monhegan Island Plein air supply list


Supply list: (Monhegan Island Plein air workshop)
(Think light weight and portable, find creative ways to simplify...I manage to pack everything below in a back pack and hit the trail. I get most of my supplies online at ASW, Jerrys Artarama, Dick Blick, Cheap Joes or Utrecht).
Portable Easel
French easel, half easel or Pochade box for working outside.
(I use the 10x12" Open Box M system and sometimes the 6x8" Guerilla box for smaller work, both are mounted to a photographers tripod.  I use a $35 photographers tripod I bought at Wall Mart.  If you prefer the French easels, go with the lighter and smaller Jullian Half box easel.  Last year I also bought the Cadillac of outdoor easels, The Soletek easel.  It's not cheap, I bought mine used on Ebay.  You might check Ebay or try "All of Craigslist" search for whatever easel you decide to go with.  * Here is a terrific article on Pochade Box reviews from the popular Lines and Colors blog.  This will give you a thorough understanding of whats available and best for you.  Click here.
Pallet
I recommend a wood pallet. I have glass too for one of my boxes...try to avoid paper pallets.
Paint
*(I recommend a minimal palette of a warm and cool version of the three primaries plus white (with maybe a few extras)....Please spend the extra for professional grade paints. I use Winsor & Newton, Gamblin and Utrecht but there are many good options.)
Winsor and Newton under painting white (Madison Art shop for best price)
Titanium White
Cad Yellow
Yellow ochre
Alizeran Crimson
Cadmium Red
Ultramarine Blue
Cobalt Blue or Cerulean Blue
Burnt Sienna
Greenish Umber (By Rembrandt), Olive Green or Terre Vert
Viridian
Ivory black (optional)
raw or burnt umber (optional)
Painting surface
Canvas, canvas or linen mounted on board or gessoed wood panel (sizes can range from 6x8” to 14x18” but I would not go larger)...(Bring enough for two paintings each day.
Brushes
*Assortment of bristle brushes (I suggest large, medium and small in three styles: Flats, Rounds and Filberts.  I mostly use Robert Simmons Signet series flats #3, #6 and #10)
*One or two Royal sable flats in medium and large sizes (size 10 or 16) for blending and softening edges (I prefer Langnickel.)
Other
Trowel type Pallet knife
liquin and pallet cup
Gamsol (Turpentine substitute) with container or medium glass jar
paper towels (Blue shop towels are the best)
Soft pencil, eraser and sketchbook
Ruler, straight edge or a mahl stick (something to make straight lines with is handy)
A Veiwfinder: Important! Whether homemade or store bought, it must be adjustable or proportionate to your canvases. Viewcatcher is ideal.
Artist paint box or back pack for supplies
Wet paint carrier. I love the PanelPaks...they are lightweight and convenient.
*Appropriate clothing for outdoor weather and conditions.
Optional
Hat
sunglasses
Water bottle or something to drink, snack
Sun block
Bug spray
If you are uncomfortable standing you may consider a portable folding chair
Wheeled caddy for supplies if necessary
Camera
Umbrella

Supply list for Plein air painting

PLEIN AIR PAINTING SUPPLY LIST: (Click on links in blue below for more info on supplies)

I buy most of my supplies online at:

www.asw.com, www.Jerry's Artarama.com or www.Dick Blick.com).

Portable easel or Pochade box with tripod for working outside (I use the 9x12" Open box M or the 6x8" Guerilla box by Judson plein air outfitters. I mount them on a $35 Wall mart camera tripod). I sometimes also use the Jullian half box easel. Here is a link to an extensive review of several pochade boxes and outdoor painting gear options from the popular lines and colors blog: Pochade Boxes.

Pallet (Wood, glass.)

Paint. Please spend the extra to get professional grade oil paints. I mostly use Winsor & Newton, Gamblin, Grumbacher and Utrecht but there are many good options.)

Winsor and Newton under painting white (*Click here for Underpainting White at ASW).

Titanium White

Yellow Ochre

Cadmium Yellow or Cad Yellow medium

Alizeran Crimson

Cadmium Red or Cad Red medium or deep

Ultramarine Blue

Cobalt Blue or Cerulean Blue

Burnt Sienna

Greenish Umber, Olive Green or Terra Vert

Viridian

Canvas: canvas or canvas mounted on board or gessoed wood panel (sizes can range from 6x8” to 14x18” but I would not go larger). (* The best way to learn to paint Plein air is to work small and do lots of them, I would recommend you to get a bunch of 6x8" and 8x10").

Brushes: Assortment of bristle brushes, I suggest large, medium and small in two styles: Flats and Filberts. (I use Robert Simmons Signet). (*Click here for Robert Simmons Signet brushes at ASW).

One or two Royal sable Langnickel series 5590 flats in medium and large sizes for blending and softening edges. A size number 10 is nice. (*Click here for the series 5590 Royal Sable Langnickel flat).

Small synthetic rounds for details. (I suggest Winsor and Newton Septre Gold...click here.)

Incidentals:

Trowel type Pallet knife (metal) (Click here).

refined linseed oil

Liquin original and pallet cup

Gamsol (Turpentine substitute) with container or medium glass jar (Click here).

paper towels (Blue shop towels are the best, I get mine at the hardware store in the painting section)

Soft pencil, eraser and sketchbook

Ruler, straight edge or a mahl stick (something to make straight lines with is handy)

A Veiwfinder: Important! Whether homemade or store bought, it must be adjustable or proportionate to your canvases. (Click here).

Appropriate clothing for outdoor weather and conditions.

Optional

Hat

Water bottle or something to drink

Sun block

Bug spray

If you are uncomfortable standing you may consider bringing a portable folding chair

Wheeled caddy for supplies if necessary

Camera (recommended)

Umbrella for easel

Reserve Monhegan workshop and payment

The cost of the Monhegan Island 4 day workshop is $375.00 US and includes the workshop only. Participants are responsible for their own accommodations, transportation and meals. To reserve your space please email Todd Bonita at tmbonita@gmail.com or call (603) 819-9100 and send a check for the deposit, made payable to Todd Bonita, for $200.00 to:

Todd Bonita
30 Hillside Drive
Greenland, NH 03840

This reservation fee of $200.00 is non-refundable if cancelled less than thirty days before the workshop. Please pay in full the remaining $200.00 balance no later than thirty days before the workshop.

Reserve Monhegan Ferry



Ferries
Passengers only
Parking Available
Details must be verified with these Companies below
(There are three options for Ferries to and from Monhegan Island.  I drive up to Port Clyde and take the Ferry there myself but the other two options are perfectly good ones.  Parking is about $5 per day at Port Clyde and safe.  There is a gift shop and restaurant rite there at the dock.  Last year we bought fresh cooked lobsters on the pier from lobstermen for $3 each...we inhaled them).
Port Clyde - Laura B. & Elizabeth Anne


Monhegan Island boat line: (The largest number of trips run from Port Clyde each day).
1 (207) 372-8848
Coastal Rte 1 to Rte 131 South
Departs Port Clyde 7:00 am*
Departs Monhegan 9:00 am*
Departs Port Clyde 10:30 am
Departs Monhegan 12:30 pm
Departs Port Clyde 3 pm
Departs Monhegan 4:30 pm
* Except Sundays in May/June, September/October
60 minutes journey time



Boothbay Harbor - The Balmy Days III
1 (207) 633-2284
1 (800) 298-2284
Coastal Rte 1 to Rte 27 South
Departs Boothbay 9:30 am
Departs Monhegan 2:45 pm
85 minutes journey time

New Harbor, Maine - The Hardy Boat
1 (207) 677-2026
1 (800) 2-PUFFIN
Coastal Rte 1 to Business Rte 1 (Damariscotta) to Rte 130
Departs New Harbor 9:00 am and 2:00 pm*
Departs Monhegan 10:15 am* and 3:15 pm
*May 28-31, June 25 - Sept. 26, then Fri.-Sun. until and including Columbus Day
60 minute journey time


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Monhegan Island Accomodations


Workshop participants are responsible for their own transportation, food and accommodations.
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Overnight Accommodations:
I have blocked rooms at the The Monhegan House and I will be staying there.  Breakfast is included in room rate.  Tell them you are with the Todd Bonita workshop.  This is where we will meet every morning at 9:00 after breakfast.
(Reservations begin on January 1st, best rooms go first so call soon).
There are other great choices and most places are within easy-peasy walking distance to the village.
(*Click on desired location below to go to their web sight)
Monhegan House - (207) 594-7983
Trailing Yew - 1-207-596-0440
Island Inn - 1-207-596-0371
Brackett's Oar House, Call: 207-594-9151
Fish beach rentals (207) 594-9151
*Also see www.Monheganwelcome.com for additional accommodations and island info.
In 2007 the Monhegan House added two more rooms (suites), that have their own bathrooms and a deck... a little more money, but if you like having your own bathroom, they are perfect.
E-mail Holden W. Nelson: info@monheganhouse.com
The *Trailing Yew* includes breakfast and dinner... family style...off season rates as well...The *Island Inn* is the fanciest...most $s...It's the only Inn with some private bathrooms

Transportation:
Ferries
Passengers only
Parking Available
Details must be verified with the Companies
Port Clyde - Laura B. & Elizabeth Anne

Monhegan Island boat line: (The largest number of trips run from Port Clyde each day).
1 (207) 372-8848
Coastal Rte 1 to Rte 131 South
Departs Port Clyde 7:00 am*
Departs Monhegan 9:00 am*
Departs Port Clyde 10:30 am
Departs Monhegan 12:30 pm
Departs Port Clyde 3 pm
Departs Monhegan 4:30 pm
* Except Sundays in May/June, September/October
60 minutes journey time


Boothbay Harbor - The Balmy Days III
1 (207) 633-2284
1 (800) 298-2284
Coastal Rte 1 to Rte 27 South
Departs Boothbay 9:30 am
Departs Monhegan 2:45 pm
85 minutes journey time

New Harbor, Maine - The Hardy Boat
1 (207) 677-2026
1 (800) 2-PUFFIN
Coastal Rte 1 to Business Rte 1 (Damariscotta) to Rte 130
Departs New Harbor 9:00 am and 2:00 pm*
Departs Monhegan 10:15 am* and 3:15 pm
*May 28-31, June 25 - Sept. 26, then Fri.-Sun. until and including Columbus Day
60 minute journey time


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