Philip has a devoted following of students and is celebrated for his clear, engaged and positive teaching style. He is adept at assessing a student’s current abilities and helping them move to the next level through foundational and progressive exercises designed to build one's confidence and skills.

Figure Painting Workshop, April 21 & 22 in Ellsworth...details Coming Soon


Plein Air Painting Essentials

July 21 - 22, 2018
River Arts, Damariscotta, ME

Join artist Philip Frey for a unique plein air workshop designed to teach the essentials of plein air painting. We will begin early, painting on location each day. Emphasis will be placed on perceptual painting, finding a good location, setting up for ease of use, and learning the elements of good design through specific lessons and limited palettes. Fee $195.

Painting Acadia at Schoodic

August 22 - 26, 2018
Schoodic Institute, Winter Harbor, ME

Join artist Philip Frey for a unique plein air workshop at Schoodic Institute. Our days will begin early, painting on location in Acadia National Park and Winter Harbor, Maine. To prepare us for the next day, demos and critiques will be held during the afternoon session with a break mid-day. Emphasis will be placed on perceptual painting: color, light and movement, as they change before us. In addition, we will explore color theory, the elements of good design and dynamic paintings through specific assignments and daily one-on-one instruction. Fees include instruction, studio time and meals*. Residential: $946 (Meals & lodging are included). Commuter: $497 (*Some meals included).



What students say about Philip's teaching:

I have taken several of your workshops and initially thought that they would be redundant but I was wrong. Your different approaches to plein air, figure drawing and still life kept each fresh and challenging. I enjoyed each one and learned new concepts as well as reviewing old ones.
— M. Beaulieu of Bernard, Maine  
Philip is a delight to work with, giving freedom yet challenges to students of all levels, based in a deep knowledge of expressionistic landscape painting.
— Vcevy Strekalovsky, Hingham, MA