Summer Landscape Artists Retreat

2017 Summer Landscape Photography and Painting Artist Retreat, White Mountains, July 10-14, 2017

NHIA presents the 9th annual summer plein air painting and photography workshop, taking place this year in the historical and picturesque Mount Washington area. This summer extension program is an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in a week-long intensive exploration of landscape photography or painting while experiencing the beauty of New Hampshire’s natural features. Students and NHIA’s faculty will stay at the scenic Appalachian Mountain Club Resort in Jefferson, New Hampshire.

Program Options

Photographing the Landscape
Instructor: Gary Samson

The majestic White Mountains will be the backdrop for this hands-on workshop. Students will not only explore the creation of landscape imagery in a breathtaking 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. 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.

Painting the Landscape
Instructor: Patrick McCay

workshop will provide opportunities to build, sharpen or revisit approaches to landscape painting. Participants will explore a range of materials, styles and techniques that will capture the nature of form and color out of doors, where light and atmosphere are ever changing. Hands-on demonstrations and the active on-site challenge of the vista-filled location are supported by individual and group critiques intended to expand expression, learning and spontaneity.


BFA Student Tuition: $1,600
CE Student Tuition: $849

All meals included, Monday night through Friday afternoon.

To learn more or to register, contact the Community Education team:
(603) 836-2564 /

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