Mt. Washington Summer Workshops

Photo by: Andrew Lucas

June 15th - 20th, 2014

The New Hampshire Institute of Art presents the 6th Annual Mt. Washington Summer Workshop. This program is an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in a week-long intensive exploration in photography and painting while experiencing the majesty of the White Mountains.  Please join Institute faculty at the award winning Appalachian Mountain Club, Highland Lodge in Bretton Woods, NH for a week of creativity and discovery.  Tuition includes lodging, meals and instruction, which is provided at two rates based on your interest to receive college credit or enrolling for pure enjoyment. All courses are held Monday through Thursday. Checkout is Friday morning.

Please visit the the Appalachian Mountain Club, Highland Lodge website to see images of the location and the lodge.

Program Information

Eligible Participants

BFA students, Art Educators, Alumni, Community Education students and general community members are invited to enroll today. NHIA welcomes BFA students from other colleges to enroll in the course for the 3 transferable studio credits. Participants must be age 18 or older to enroll.

Course Descriptions

Mt. Washington Digital Landscape Photography
MWS004 / Andrew Lucas
The majestic White Mountains of northern New Hampshire will be the backdrop for this hands-on workshop. Students will not only explore the creation of landscape imagery in a breathtakingly beautiful setting, but also edit their photographs for output on a large format Epson printer. The course will cover camera equipment selection and use in the field, editing digital files using Adobe Photoshop software, printing digital files, and a brief history of American landscape photography. Daily field trips and group critiques will guide students to the successful completion of a small body of work by the end of the workshop. Students should bring a digital SLR camera, a choice of lenses and a tripod as well as a good pair of walking shoes.

Mt. Washington Landscape Painting
MWS003 / Patrick McCay
Using the inspirational backdrop and visual seduction surrounding the Mount Washington area, this workshop will provide opportunities to build, sharpen, or revisit approaches to landscape painting. Participants can expect to explore a range of materials, styles, and techniques that will capture the nature of form and color outdoors, where light and atmosphere are ever changing. Hands-on demonstrations and the active on-site challenge of the wooded vista-filled locations are supported by individual and group critiques intended to expand expression, learning, and spontaneity.

Tuition and Fees

Bachelor of Fine Arts: $1600 (3 college credits)
Continuing Education: $1125 (non-credit)

(Private accommodations will incur an additional $200 for private room and bath.)

Program only: $750

(This is available for Community Education students only and does not include food or lodging.)

Deposit due at registration: $500 nonrefundable deposit is due by April 18.

Final program payment due: May 2, 2014


For college credit: BFA Registrar, 603-836-2511
For non–credit: Community Education, 603-836-2564

Visit the CE Registration Page

Download a Registration form as a PDF