Bryan Memorial Gallery
Bryan Memorial Gallery



Workshops & Demonstrations

6/17/2019 - 6/19/2019 10am-4pm

Atmosphere and Color in Landscape Oil Painting - Sound principles to build upon.

Led by Douglas David
Registration Required     »register now

Douglas David returns to Vermont for a three day workshop, covering the basic principles of oil painting with regard to landscape painting. Painting out-of-doors, en plein-air will be a major focus of the study after the basics are covered. Whether just starting out or a seasoned painter, sound principles are a key foundation. Discussions and lectures on composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, developing atmospheric distance and depending on your own style, knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting). Students will work in their own style/technique so that the finished work is their own. Douglas will overview his palette and concepts his work entails. Students will mix paints and learn to mix basic strings of color to help comprehend the preparation/set up to prepare to paint out-of-doors. Students will work on studies and the emphasis will be on capturing the time of day, atmosphere and geographical elements in a quick concise way based on the covered principles.

Students are able to grow and develop at a rate that is to their comfort. Demos and individual discussions/instruction will help each student to begin to reach the preliminary goals they are striving to meet. Douglas will be able to assist students with mixing and will review individual students a few times during each session or set up. Plan to produce several studies and at least one or two larger more finished paintings, depending on skill level. Plan to bring notebook/sketchbook and enjoy some demos along with some great stories to help you remember these principles that are the foundation of Douglas’ teaching. A small informal group show on easels in our class will end the class on a high note as we share our accomplishments in this condensed time of study. Douglas will provide photos to paint from in case of weather related issues. Brown bag lunch is the best way to keep the momentum and flow going over the 3 days of the workshop.

OPTION: Don't have all the supplies you need? You have the opportunity to "reserve" a painting kit. This kit includes:  all the basic oils, brushes, palette knife, palette and canvas panels and medium for those who do not want to buy these supplies individually. You would need to bring some paper towels and rubber gloves. To include your kit you must email the gallery at Be prepared to pay Douglas David directly for the kit on the first day of the workshop. Cost for the kit is $150.

If you need to cancel your registration, tuition minus a processing fee of $25 will be refunded on or before June 10.  Refunds will not be available after June 10.

Upon receiving your registration, a materials list, a daily schedule and recommendations for accommodations and restaurants will be sent to you via email.

Scholarship Available. Thanks to the James M Quimby Sr. Scholarship Fund one artist will be chosen from all applicants for a full scholarship (workshop only) for this workshop. Click Here to access the application.


Sunday, March 17 - 1PM - 3PM

Painting Abroad With Mark Tougias

Led by Mark Tougias
No Registration Required unless specified in the description below.

In his talk, Painting Abroad, Mark Tougias will discuss the technical, logistical and artistic aspects of painting overseas.  He will identify some of the major challenges faced and offer potential solutions as well as highlighting the positive aspects of working in foreign locations.  

Included in the discussion will be thinking your trip through, ways to keep your equipment light, maintain mobility and select smart destinations. A power point slide presentation chronicling his past European painting destinations will be incorporated into the talk.  Among the countries included will be Belgium, Sicily, Croatia, Ischia, Portugal and the Czech Republic.

Examples of Mark’s paintings from these locations will be exhibited in the Gallery’s Pop Up Gallery, starting on this date. 

There is no charge for this talk and no advance registration is required.  It is open to all and should be of interest to both artist and non-artist alike.

Sunday, March 24 - 1PM - 3PM

Traveling with a Photographer's Eye

Led by Nan Carle Beauregard
No Registration Required unless specified in the description below.

Over the past year, Nan Carle Beauregard has traveled to New Zealand, Ireland, London, Holland, Spain and Portugal, each time, coming back home to Vermont.  For a professional photographer, the itinerary was inspirational.  For a visual story teller, the narratives were stimulating.  For a frequent traveler, each journey offered its own special characteristics.  Beauregard is all of the above, bringing her expertise and her iPhone to bear on a world of visual opportunity.

Join Nan Carle Beauregard on this Sunday for an afternoon of travel experiences.  See the world as she sees it.  Learn how to get beyond the clich├ęs of travel photography.  Understand how Beauregard looks through her lens and finds images that make her photographs distinct and memorable, several of which will be on exhibit in the Pop Up Gallery.  

There is no charge for this presentation thanks to the generous sponsorship of Smugglers Notch Resort.  Bring your iPhone or your SmartPhone if you’d like.