Tom Curry | Maine Landscape Artist


“One of Tom’s strength’s as a teacher is helping the student develop clarity around their painting goals. During the workshop , he guides each student through set up, composition, light, value, and color and offers helpful suggestions. Every time I paint with Tom I learn something new. It’s a great, helpful, and fun experience.”
Liz Armstrong, Maine artist

2020 Pastel Workshop
Tom Curry Workshop
October 12 – October 14, 2020
Location: Schoodic Institute of Acadia National Park Contact:
207-288-1337 Price: $495.00

This year’s workshop is three days, running from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm on Monday, October 12, through Wednesday, October 14.

The Commuter Package for $495 includes instruction, continental breakfast with locally roasted coffee and daily lunch and a lobster dinner on Tuesday, October 13. Lodging and a full meal plan are available with the Residential Package for an additional cost.

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“Tom introduced the materials, color concepts and drawing process in detail so i was able to make successful drawings despite having never used soft pastels before. A few step-by-step lessons in how to build color on a drawing kept the process from becoming overwhelming to a beginner.His enthusiasm for this medium and passion for the local landscape was infectious. These days I draw and paint using tips Tom generously provided for tinting grounds and creating more dynamic compositions. My artwork is shown regularly in group shows and a few pieces have sold”. Gioia Consoli, NJ

Tom Curry, a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and an experienced teacher, conducts two-day pastel painting workshops on dramatic coastline locations. Each day begins with a demonstration giving each student a refresher in basic drawing principles and a quick overview of color theory. Because of the personal instruction, Tom invites all skill levels to participate. The class atmosphere is collegial and supports you in developing your skills and artistic vison.


“Tom will take you from wherever you are and help you get much better. He will help you see in a different way, and teach you techniques that fit your current stage of development as a painter, while respecting your approach and goals. He is endlessly patient.”
Marc Tucker, Washington, DC

“My son Matt and I joined Tom Curry’s Wooden Boat painting workshop in the summer of 2011. Matt had been painting in oils for some time, knew quite a lot and was looking to take the next step. I had never held a brush in my hand. After only a week, I was painting pictures that I was not ashamed to put up on my wall in my house, and Matt’s techniques, use of color and facility with composition were all visibly improved. We were both delighted!”



•An easel for outside work
•One 32′ x 40′ sheet of foam core
(to be scored and folded)
•Four large bull clips
•Rembrandt pastels sticks: prussian blue,
yellow cad, orange cad, and red cad or
a half stick set of Schminke or Sennelier
pastels, whatever you can afford
•One small can of Blair workable fixative
•Canson Mi-Tients pastel papers
(medium grays, burgundy, sienna, 5 to 6 sheets)

•Apron, gloves, sunblock/hat, waterbottle
•Box lunch