Painting in the Great Smoky Mountains

June 10, 2018 – June 16, 2018

John David Wissler

The goal of this workshop is to enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains through observation and painting. Joining the great tradition of Constable and Corot, students will encounter their surroundings and paint daily, so be prepared for all types of weather. After working “en plein aire,” participants will return to the studio for critique, conversation and to prepare for the next day. Walking will be involved, so please remember to be as portable as possible. Students should look forward to sharing the language of art. Previous outdoor experience is preferred, and the class is open to all skill levels.


John David Wissler lives in Lititz, Pennsylvania and received his MFA from the Parsons School of Design in New York. His studies included travel to France, Italy, Russia, Switzerland and Germany. He was awarded artist residencies at the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation on Cranberry Island in Maine in 2009 and the Borgo Finochietto, Tuscany, Italy in 2012.

John David Wissler

In order to complete your registration, a $300 deposit is required.

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