Thursday, December 20, 2012

NEW Workshop Announced through the Grand Central Academy


Erik Koeppel "Jail Falls" 11 x 14 inches, Oil on panel, Private Collection


Techniques of the Hudson River School with Erik Koeppel & Lauren Sansaricq in NH

Detail of painting by Lauren Sansaricq
July 25 - Aug 3, 2013 (10 instructed days)
$1350 (includes park fees,
a lecture, and 1 group meal)
Location: Jackson, NH in the White Mountain National Forest

Limited shared lodging (private or shared rooms) available
in rental house (kitchen).
Single room housing is available at local hotels.

Class open, accepting registrations.
Regardless of your level of experience our goal as instructors will be to provide you with a thorough introduction to traditional landscape painting. In this workshop we will attempt to place ourselves in the mindset of the great American Landscape Painters of the 19th Century. By painting in locations actually portrayed by the Hudson River School, we will discover a deeper understanding of how these artists approached the challenge of rendering the landscape before them.

Although we encourage painting, students wishing to learn landscape drawing for the entire ten days are welcome. We will address the following: compositional sketching, light and atmosphere in grisaille, outdoor painting in color. (See attached PDF for full course desctription and Supply List)

With two instructors we will offer extra personal attention to each student’s individual interests and needs.

See photos of the 2012 workshop at these links:
Days 1,2,3
Days 4,5,6
Final Critique with tons of great Student work
5 Demos from the 10 Day Workshop

To learn more on the GCA website  Click here

Also, consider learning more about the Techniques of the Hudson River School, by ordering my DVD
Learn more here
See Excerpt here

Thank you! 


  1. Link to Lauren Sansaricq's post on the workshop:

  2. Hi Erik I've just recently discovered your beautiful works. I have been struggling with paint for about 8 years and looking at your paintings and reading some of your techniques on this blog have really helped me. I do hope to purchase your DVD in the very near future.