Friday, February 23, 2018

Cincinnati Workshop

April Workshop in Cincinnati!

Here is a great opportunity for those of you who live in the Midwest and have wanted to study with Tom Dunlay. He is coming to Cincinnati, Wednesday, April 25th-Saturday, the 28th, to teach a 4-day, landscape-painting workshop!

Develop your plein air skills in the tradition of Frank Benson, William Paxton and Edmund C. Tarbell, from Tom, a nationally recognized artist who studied first with Boston School painters Robert Douglas Hunter and then six years with R.H. Ives Gammell. More here.

Your days will be full of expert instruction, starting early at 8 a.m. with tips and teaching from Tom, then a chance to create your own painting in a scenic Cincinnati environment with his personal input as needed. Daily class critiques with plenty of encouragement and insightful direction will leave you feeling upbeat about your potential.

  • "I have now attended two of Tom's workshops (the other in North Haven, Maine at the island home and workshop of Frank Benson) and will be attending the 2016 Nantucket workshop, as well. Each of the two I attended were valuable experiences, unique in their own individual ways. We painted out-of-doors from morning to night, stopping for lunch and gourmet dinners in the evenings. We were continually absorbed in the world of painting, asking questions, being tutored and lectured under the gentle guidance of Tom from the time we arose each morning, sitting around breakfast, lunch, or dinner tables, and often talking until late into the night. The friendships all of us made through these workshops continue today and many of us return each year for new instructional experiences."
  • "Tom ensured me that I, a studio painter in the abstract expressionist direction, would find it helpful to work within the traditional method and palette of Benson/Paxton/Tarbell and he was absolutely correct and I would highly recommend this and any of Mr. Dunlay's workshops. Tom made it seem natural if not effortless to be out there, with easel and brush, attempting to capture the character of a place. His evidential love of teaching and passing along of his knowledge quickly became comforting and contagious and I was eager to learn and absorb its rich history. Tom's generous and gracious technical instruction was handed out in much the same manner as his painting style - with gentle yet decisive words and demonstrations that came at just the right time and place."
Valley View, Milford, Ohio 

Rain or Shine, lots of opportunities at Valley View!
Tom is very pleased to base the workshop at the Valley View Foundation, 790 Garfield Ave., in Milford, Ohio, which is just inside the Cincinnati 275 beltway. Valley View is a 190-acre property with natural fields, forested areas, a river and pond, two old barns, a community garden, wide paths, plenty of shelter for rainy days (just in case) and a love for the arts that makes them super supportive of our group. Our headquarters will be in a historic stone farmhouse on the property. They are very much looking forward to being our hosts and are willing to help us make this a four-day, all-round great experience. Click here to find out more about our location. 

Check online for accommodations in Milford or the surrounding areas. Bed & breakfasts are available as well as hotels. One in particular that has been recommended is the Old Milford Inn Bed and Breakfast that's just down the street from Valley View. You can find more info by calling (513)239-5805 or on their Facebook page by clicking here.

April 25-28, 2018
The workshop will begin on Wednesday, 8 a.m., and end Saturday at the end of the day. Twelve student limit.

$450 covers the 4-day, all-day, painting workshop.
Room and board is separate and that cost will depend on your choice of lodging and food.

A deposit of $100.00 is due at time of registration with the remaining $350 paid at the beginning of the first day. Please fill out the sign-up form and send it along with the deposit to: Mr. Thomas Dunlay, 41 Bridle Path, Westwood, MA 02090.

To register, please fill out sign up form, here.   

There are many options for housing in Cincinnati.
  • Hotels: Click here.
  • Bed-and-breakfasts: Click here.

Tom's next workshop this summer will be June 6-12, 2018, in Nantucket, a beautiful, historic island rich in landscape and water views and boasts some of the most beautiful sunsets on the east coast.