Lois Griffel
Painting Loose Impressionist Landscapes – CANCELED see JOHN CLAYTON

Sep 2 - Sep 7

4 Teaching Days




Although Impressionist color is rooted in “Plein Air Painting,” (painting outdoors), I have taught color theory in both indoor and outdoor classes for many years. I found that teaching indoors has less distraction and many conveniences that makes it easier to learn.  I demonstrate and explain color and light with simple landscape photos. As I teach, students follow with their own studies where I can give suggestions and critiques.  This gives the student specific examples, that they have painted, in order to use as reference after leaving the workshop. 

Once rich color is seen in photographs, transferring the color vision to the painting outdoors becomes easy and natural.  This is one of the most effective ways to learn to use pure color for expressing the effects and quality of light.  Students will learn to use rich vibrant color, boldly and fearlessly, and have a great deal of fun as well!


Lois Griffel studied painting and portraiture at the Art Students League in NYC with Ray Kinstler, Harvey Dinnerstein, and others.  She moved to Provincetown spending 10 summers painting portraits while studying with Henry Hensche, a renowned Impressionist artist and director of the Cape Cod School of Art. 

At Hensche’s retirement, she became the third director of the school until 2005.

Lois developed lessons on the color theory which were included in her book, Painting the Impressionist Landscape.  Published by Watson-Guptill Publications in 1994. It is in its third printing and was translated into Chinese. She finished her second book IN 2008, Painting Impressionist Color and has produced three teaching DVD’s.

She has been featured in The Artist’s Magazine, The Boston Globe, American Art Review and the New York Times and was a cover artist twice for American Artist Magazine. 

Her paintings have won awards throughout the United States. She received a Citizenship Award signed by President Clinton for her participation in the American Art in Embassy Program.  Lois teaches throughout the United States and Europe and has had many one-person exhibitions throughout New England. She has been included in many invitational exhibitions and painting events in New York, Chicago, Washington DC, Carmel, Sedona, and Hawaii. 

Lois moved to Arizona many years ago. She adores the landscape, the light, and the people. And best of all, she can now easily travel to teach at Dillmans. 

Her mission is to share her love of light and color with her students and painting enthusiasts. 

“ The thrill and challenge of standing before nature with all of  her variety and beauty, is a humbling reminder that I must ever be a student . Each painting can bring new answers to understanding light, revealing more of nature’s secrets. To be able to share this awe and elation in my work is my greatest pleasure. Lois Griffel               


If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $580
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $550
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $530
If 7-6 students attend class (all teaching days): $580

Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $480
(There are 5 nights’ accommodations included in the “Room & One Dinner Fee” listed above.)




Monday, September 2
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman’s (included in Room and Meal Package. $28 additional for day students.)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – September 3 – 6
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. – Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Friday, September 6
9:00 a.m. – Noon Class in Session
NOON Champagne Toast & Dessert (included in package)
Lunch On Own
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

4:00 Class ends

Saturday, September 7
Depart – check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events – Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Tuesday 7:00 p.m. S’more Roast (no charge)

Wednesday 7:30 a.m. Yoga

Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)

Thursday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Friday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $40 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.