Seminar on the Philosophy of Sequencing

Sequencing Teacher Training

Proposed Dates: March 19th -21st, 2021  via Zoom.  (Friday 3-7, Sat + Sun 12:30 - 5). Please call or email if interested

Payment plans and tuition assistance available. 

We want to share the Sequencing approach to painting, and we want it to be shared well and as completely as possible, so we have developed a Teacher Training Program. 

The intention is to offer a deeper immersion into the Sequencing approach, to explore and discuss the underlying concepts and philosophy of "teaching art" and supporting creativity, to share the things we have learned and observed over the years, as well as to deal with the nuts and bolts of presenting a workshop.

Depending on your experience, and how comfortable you are with presenting, you may be ready to present workshops after this training, or you may want to take it again as some people do, or take other Sequencing workshops. 

Proposed 2021 Schedule

Due to current Stay-Safe restrictions, we’ll meet virtually via Zoom. The following is a proposed schedule- the length of sessions is approximate, since this will be the first time in this format, and will depend on the number of participants. We’ll try to avoid Zoom fatigue! The culmination of the training, a supervised workshop presented by the trainees to a group, will wait until restrictions are lifted, or may be arranged another way. This last step will complete the training.

As people will be working from their home base, a list of materials will be sent and materials will need to be available as we begin the training. Oil paint palettes can be preserved for use between sessions and in subsequent sessions.  

Session 1       4+/- hours

-Prep of palette, boards and tools, then a Sequencing presentation/demo by Lydia  

-Painting session for all following the demo, with shared experiences and insights

Session 2      4+/- hours

-Discussion of the underlying Ideas + Philosophy of Sequencing, following the Outline

- Discussion of the elements of presenting a Sequencing Workshop   

Sessions 3  (and if needed, Session 4)     4+/-  hours 

-Further discussion:  Philosophy, and the elements of presenting a Sequencing Workshop                                                                                                                                                                         

-Preparing to do the Intro/Demo with individual practice presentations from all

Future Final Session   6+ hours

-A Sequencing Workshop presented by trainees to a group, to be arranged post-pandemic.


We have a Creative Commons agreement: Credit should be given to River Gallery School and Ric Campman whenever Sequencing is presented. A voluntary honorarium (e.g 10% of gross profits) could be donated to RGS when appropriate. We also ask that workshops not be presented within a 50-mile radius of River Gallery School without prior permission. 

Please contact us at 802-257-1577 if you are interested in attending a training session.  Online registration is available under the Workshop tab


FYI -Sample schedule for non-pandemic years

Typically, the training takes place over a long weekend 9Thursday evening at 5 pm through Sunday at about 4;30 pm.

Thursday evening: Sequencing class for participants, slanted toward awareness of the roles of both the student and of the teacher

Friday 1 - 6:30 pm:  Group discussion of underlying ideas, and specifics of the Sequencing approach, begin practice presentations.

Saturday1 - 6:30 pm: Continuation of the discussion, practice presentations, and beginning of more concrete discussion around presenting a workshop to a group

Sunday 10 am: Group preparation and then presentation of a workshop to an outside group invited by RGS and members of the class,

This final session is followed by a short recap and helpful evaluation during our clean-up. Close of the weekend at about 4:30 pm.


Depending on availability, out-of-towners may be able to stay at The Empty Center at Deer Ridge Farm in Townshend for the workshop duration.

RGS is next door to the Latchis Hotel in downtown Brattleboro, and there are numerous motels and air b/n/b possibilities in the area.