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Paint Somewhere New: Come With Us to the Eastern Shore

Looking to go somewhere new? Paint something new? This summer, we have just the opportunity for you: artist Mike Francis is leading a workshop to Virginia’s Eastern Shore and the town of Wachapreague.

Wachapreague by Mike Francis


Yep. It’s a tiny town about 45 minutes from Chincoteague, with lots of good spots to paint. For an idea of where the workshop has gone in past years, check out these Facebook albums:

Marshes, marinas, vineyards, beautiful homes — whatever you fall in love with, you can capture on canvas.

This workshop includes demos, critiques, and discussion of techniques and materials. You can work in whatever you wish — oil, acrylic, drawing media — but you should have some experience with your chosen medium!

There are also non-painting related activities if you’re so inclined: a boat ride, the firefighter’s fair, and a wine tasting.

From the June 2017 workshop

Two options

The workshop will be held at the end of June 2018. There are two options: a two-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday only, or a full five-day workshop.

Instructor Mike Francis with a 2017 participant

About the instructor

Mike Francis teaches workshops and classes for The Art League.

He studied at the Corcoran School of Art, and went on to receive his BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and his MFA at George Washington University. He’s also studied at American University.

painting by Mike Francis

He has held positions at George Washington University, Trinity College, George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, Charles County Community College, and Prince George’s Community College. He has also studied and taught both individually and under the auspices of various institutions in Paris, Brittany, France, Madrid and Southern Spain, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Mexico, Thailand, Cambodia and Iceland.

Register for the full workshop here or the two-day version here.

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