Drawing and Painting 

A Two Day Workshop

All Media

Bill Lane and Sam Allerton Green,


May 16th and 17th

Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am – 4pm

Portsmouth Arts Guild

$265 Members – $295 Non-Members

Limited Enrollment

Please email workshops@portsmoutharts.org 


$265 Members

$295 Non-members

Bill Lane, Drawing and Painting, Portsmouth Arts Guild
Bill Lane, Sketchbook 
Sharpen your drawing skills.  Paint better paintings!  Focus on learning to see, drawing what you see, perspective, shapes, design and composition. . .  then translating all that your your paintings.


Join with artists Sam Allerton Green and Bill Lane and enhance your drawing-to-painting process.

Medium: Any and all types. Sam will be painting in oils and Bill in watercolor but please paint in the medium that suits you best. This workshop is not about the medium, although they’ll address the nuances of oils and watercolors during their demos.

Here’s how the day will unfold:

Demos begin at 9:00 am sharp at the Portsmouth Arts Guild.

BYOL – Lunch will not be provided.  Please plan to bring your own lunch, beverages and snacks.

The day will end with a group crit with your day’s work. around 3:30 wrapping up around 4:00pm.

About Sam

Sam Allerton Green paints often, both inside and outside. The majority of his work is done plein air, on site, in a single session. This forces him to focus on capturing what it feels like to be there, rather than simply replicating what he sees.

Sam grew up in Providence, and studied painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has been an artist in residence at The Creative Alliance at the Patterson in Baltimore, MD, and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.

About Bill

Bill also paints often both inside and out when the weather accommodates his winter plein air watercolors. He grew up in Newport and studied graphics at SMU (now UMass Dartmouth). Artist Statement: “Everyday scenes from life intrigue me the most; be it a barren skyline, boats at the dock or city life on a busy day. I observe how the light plays into the scene and dances off the subjects. Because of this, I always work light to dark, saving those light values for the “sweet” spots in the painting.” 

With thanks to our generous sponsors