Home Content 2019

Quick Update:

Sorry to say that as of 5/28, both Joe Lombardo’s and Eric Jacobsen’s classes are canceled

Full…Wait List Only: Colley Whisson 1 & 2; Paul George; Keiko Tanabe

 1 space open : Bethanne Kinsella-Cople.  

4 spaces open: Ann Larsen.

 More than half full: Larry Moore;

 Click on their painting images below to go to their page…lots more images and info!

Do book now…there is just nothing like painting plein air in Mid Coast Maine!

Remember what Summer looks like in Maine?  This is the perfect time to plan a vacation workshop with us!  Summer and Fall may seem far off…things do fill quickly; register now to be sure of a spot!

                        Inside tip: If the only workshop you want says “Wait List Only,” take a chance and sign up!                                                We  won’t charge you till we know you are coming and there are often cancellations; you never know!    

             This view is just outside our studio doors!             

And...it is officially Retirement Time!

 I will be closing the program for good Oct 13…with regrets, but also relief…it really is time!

I’ll post updates here and in our newsletters…I’ll have more to say I’m sure…Classes are filling steadily, so do register as soon as you can. I hope to see as many of you here this season as the classes will holdit would be great to finish up with a flourish of new and former students!

Thanks, Lyn

All classes are plein air and 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.

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…or problems with the form!

We’re looking forward to having you join us!

Best, Lyn

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 us 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