August 2016- Figure Painting with Tom Root

“Painting What Matters”

August 10 through August 12, 2016


The representation of the human figure and portrait is at the very center of the great traditions of Western art. Respected painter Tom Root, known for his sympathetic portrayals of people, will lead a three-day figure/portrait workshop focusing on the setting of artistic priorities in painting: painting what matters.


Mornings will be devoted to portrait painting. Students will be encouraged to establish a hierarchy of emphasis in their work by subordinating nonessentials and heightening their sensitivity to the language of personality.
In the afternoon, students will work from the full figure, concentrating on placement and design, the orchestration of linear rhythms and the building of form via the flow of light.


$500 and includes daily continental breakfast


Our spacious townhouses are located directly across the street from the College. They are two story, 2 bedroom, 2 bath units with full kitchen, garage and washer/dryer, and AC in each unit.

Shared Occupancy (private bedroom & bathroom, shared common space, washer/dryer, and kitchen) is available at a cost of $400/four nights.

Private Occupancy (rental of a full townhouse) is available at a cost of $1000/four nights. (Partners/family members are welcome. Maximum of 4 people in a unit.)

Other housing is available at local Inns in the range of $230/night.


Continental breakfast served every morning. Lunches and dinners are responsibility of attendee. There will be access to local markets and restaurants. As noted above, townhouses have kitchens.

Additional Details

Attendees can arrive at noon on Tuesday, August 9 with instruction to begin on Wednesday, August 10.
Tom will give a lecture on Tuesday, August 9 with a cocktail reception for the workshop attendees.