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This local snowman’s most benevolent smile has inspired me to offer a bit of a deal!

Be among the first 30 students to register by January 31 and I will take $25 off your final balance when it comes due!

(New registrations only )

This is the perfect time to plan a Summer or Fall workshop with us in Maine…the snowman will be gone but you can be here!

As of now, all classes are plein air and will be based at our Rockland waterfront studio, just a few blocks north of Rockland’s downtown, and close to a variety of quintessential coastal painting sites: our famous busy harbors, quaint rural fishing villages, old barns, historic architecture, and pine-rimmed rocky beaches. You will not want to leave!

Rockland’s Main Street is full of galleries, shops and fine places to eat, plus two exemplary art museums, the Farnsworth and Maine Center for Contemporary Art.

Bringing a companion? We’re also close to golf courses, hiking and biking trails, swimming, sailing and kayaking, two fascinating museums for the sail, car and plane enthusiasts and both the School for Furniture Craftsmanship and Maine Media College.

Summer and Fall seem unimaginably far off…but our workshops (and local lodging) can fill quickly; register now for the discount and to be sure of getting in!

The Registration Form is available by clicking on the button above and on your instructor’s page; If you have a problem with it, please get in touch…happy to help!

As always, reach out if you have questions…

We’re looking forward to having you join us!

Best, Lyn

Missing out on our monthly…or so…newsletters? Or no longer getting them but want to again? Email us and we’ll make sure you’re on the list…it’s a great way to get all our updates! Thanks!

Not sure what level class to choose? 

Beginners should have some familiarity with the medium, an elemental grasp of color, value etc and, so important, basic drawing and simple perspective skills. If you’re shaky, make time before your workshop to learn and practice! Intermediates should have all that sufficiently in hand to be able to focus on composition and its development. Advanced Painters are developing a style statement that encompasses all their skills and experience, but want to go further. A Master Class takes the Advanced Painter deeper into their own “voice” & further toward producing fully finished work.

Plein Air painters should bring appropriate gear packed so they can easily handle all of it on their own; if you are new to P/A, ask for input and practice, practice, practice before you come!


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    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. One with water views, both with plenty of individual work space, an instructor area/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 6- 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