Home Content 2019

The most minimal of info…but testimony that we are underway! More to come soon!

If you want me to hold a space for you till Registration actually opens, email me…cmartworkshops@gmail.com, then book your Lodging!

You may notice that Tony van Hasselt, a longtime favorite instructor here, is absent from the 2022 schedule. Tony, now in his 80s, has been diagnosed with lung cancer, is in treatment to provide time and comfort, but will likely not be teaching again. If you would like me to pass along a card, send it to him c/o me at: Lyn Donovan POB 845 Camden ME 04843 and I will see that he gets it…thanks! 


2022 Schedule Rockland/Belfast    Plein air unless otherwise noted



12-15 Tues-Fri Frank Eber WC

18-22 Susan Abbott O

25-29 Joe Lombardo O


8-12 Ann Larsen O

16-19 Tues-Fri Barbara Nechis WC studio

22-26 Keiko Tanabe WC

29-9/2 Eric Jacobsen O


5-9 Janet Rogers  WC  Studio

                                                                                                     12-16 Aline Ordman O/P

19-23 Larry Moore Gouache O A

26-30 Bethanne Kinsella-Cople O

Oct 3-7 Colley Whisson O

10-14 Colley Whisson O Master Class

18-21 or 22 TBD  Ted Nuttall WC studio




11-15 David Lussier O


29-9/1 M-TH Iain Stewart W/C


5-9 Paul George WC

19-23 Dan Graziano O

26-30 Dan Marshall W/C


  • WORKSHOPS – 2021

    For Sale!    Coastal Maine Art Workshops

    Many of you have heard me talking about what the next right step is for this program…at 80+, retirement beckons and I am hoping to sell it to someone who will nurture it as I have. I am planning not to leave until I know it is in good hands…If those might be yours, please get in touch!                              Coastal Maine Art Workshops in Mid Coast Maine, is one of the top programs in the country, known for the excellence of its instructors, beautiful coastal scenery, and abundant personal attention.

    • Fifteen years of the absolute best nationally and internationally known instructors (and 20 plus years before that, run by its original director)
    • Substantial mailing list and instructor roster
    • Consistently high percentage of full classes, repeat students, and returning instructors
    • Established long term rental arrangement of well equipped studios, each a few blocks from downtown in Rockland and in Belfast
    • Concurrent classes possible May thru Oct, both studio based and plein air
    • Excellent community relationships: lodging, restaurants, more than 40 vetted painting sites: rural villages, famous harbors, lighthouses, boats…And Lobster!

    Perhaps your dream?? Let’s talk!

    Contact: Lyn Donovan, Director

    cmartworkshops@gmail.com    207-594-4813    www.cmaworkshops.com

    Mid Coast Maine is a wonderful place to paint; we have two Studio locations with access to everything from city scenes to quaint fishing villages, working harbors and rocky coves…and oh yes…LOBSTER!!

    284 (2)Everywhere you look, you’ll see beautiful places to paint! Art-focused Rockland is two hours up the coast from Portland, close to quaint seaside villages, lighthouses, traditional New England architecture, rock and fir-rimmed beaches and beautiful harbors. Belfast is a small, delightfully scenic city about 50 minutes further northeast along the edge of Penobscot Bay, also two hours from Portland and one hour from Bangor or to Acadia National Park. There’s plenty for a non-painting companion to do while you’re in class;  you might consider coming early or staying longer…make this a vacation as well!We have great studios in Rockland and Belfast, comfortable and well equipped, for both plein air and studio based classes. Both have water views, plenty of individual work space, an instructor area and demo mirror and nearby parking. We generally carpool to painting sites, (we make sure you have lunch!) and from either, you’ll be within walking distance to lodging, food, galleries, shops, theaters, museums and the waterfront! Rockland and Belfast are both small cities (about 7000) with distinct personalities, Belfast is fun, quirky and visually exciting; Rockland has a lively city vibe and easy access to the beauty of the surrounding Mid-Coast area; a painter’s dream!

    We make a decision about running a class about 8 weeks prior…be sure to sign up early so you don’t miss out!  We’ll do everything we can to make your experience one that will send you home happy and then bring you back; many of our students and instructors have been coming here for years!  Click the Lodging or Getting Here buttons at the top of the page for current info and if you have any questions about anything,, email me… or call 207-594-4813; I’ll be happy to talk with you!  I do hope you will join us…this is a beautiful place to paint and a workshop with us is something you’ll remember with pleasure for a long time!

    Lyn Donovan, Director cmartworkshops@gmail.com
    POB 845
    Camden ME 04843