Lois Griffel
Painting the Impressionist Landscape in Oil / Acrylic – Postponed

Sep 18 - Sep 23

4 Teaching Days


6/23/2022 — Due to a medical situation this class has been postponed until 2023. 

Returning for the 5th year in 2022

Lois’ workshop focuses on capturing color and light by gaining insight into the foundations of Impressionism. By using rich and vibrant color, you will learn how to see and paint the beautiful light effects of nature. The Impressionist theory will be combined with emphasis on the important principles for successful paintings. Each morning and afternoon class begins with demos to explain what to look for and how to proceed. Each consecutive class is based on what has been previously covered; carefully building from each lesson to make the learning curve easier and concise. This workshop is informal and fun, but be prepared to learn a lot and work hard too!


Lois was honored by the American Impressionist Society as a Master Signature Artist. She is one of only a handful of artists to sign “AISM” after her signature. Her book, Painting the Impressionist Landscape was published over 25 years ago by Watson-Guptill and is considered an exemplary source on seeing color and light. It has been translated into four languages including Chinese. Her second book, Painting Impressionist Color embellishes the lessons in the first book, while presenting many important new concepts. Lois’ paintings have twice graced the cover of American Artist Magazine and many others. She was also featured in The Artist’s Magazine, The Boston Globe, American Art Review and the New York Times. Lois has taught painting workshops throughout the United States and Europe and has had many sold out shows in New England.

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If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $775
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $800
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $830
If 7-6 students attend class (all teaching days): $885
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $470
(There are 5 nights’ accommodations included in the “Room & One Dinner Fee” listed above.)


6/23/2022 — Due to a medical situation this class has been postponed until 2023.


Sunday, September 18
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. $25 additional for day students.)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday – September 19-22
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

Thursday, September 22
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

Friday, September 23
Depart – check-out time is 10:00

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

Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

Thursday 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.

2022 COVID Precautions

For the 2022 season, but all artists should be prepared to abide by the following measures while attending workshops, with the understanding that protocols may change.

  1. Participants must fill out a quick health questionnaire to make sure they do not exhibit any symptoms.
  2. Masks are required to be worn while in classrooms and shared spaces.
  3. Participants must also wash hands or use hand sanitizer at the beginning of each class and often during class sessions.
  4. Participants are required to stay 6 feet apart for social distancing protocols.

A floor plan per each of our three studios has been created to ensure that the artist tables and lecture area will allow people to socially distance themselves a minimum of 3 feet.  In lieu of crowding around the artist during demos, a desktop camera system and large format digital TV screens have been installed in each of the studios to allow students a close up view of demos.