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About the Workshop

This workshop aims to build, sharpen and revisit those skills which enable the artist to respond with paint to the changing conditions of light and color found out-of-doors.  Participants make direct, one-sitting paintings every morning and afternoon, and also have opportunities as the week progresses to develop more sustained works.  The wooded and vista-filled environs of the Bennington campus—where physical spaces are by turns intimate and expansive—provide our subject matter. A look at the traditions of landscape painting, a side trip to North Bennington for painting on the grounds of a beautiful nearby estate, as well as critiques and analyses fill out the week.


About Christopher Chippendale

Christopher Chippendale is an observational painter raised in Southern California and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He received his MFA from Boston University, and is Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where he has been a member of the Painting faculty for twenty-four years.  Chippendale holds two previous bachelor’s degrees, one in French and French Literature, from Marlboro College, Vermont, and the other in Fine Arts, Painting from MassArt.  He is the recipient of several grants and awards, including a Blanche E. Colman Award, and grants from the St. Botolph Club Foundation and the Cambridge Arts Council. In addition to his work as a painter, Chippendale has published critical essays on art, and curated and juried many exhibitions. He is represented by Soprafina Gallery, Boston. This is his thirteenth year teaching at Art New England.  www.christopherchippendale.com


July 16-22, 2017


undergraduate credit $170

graduate credit $230


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