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Hi! Finally! Many of you will have received the newsletter with the 2021 Schedule…I’ve copied it below as a Head’s Up till I finish setting up the website…now in progress!

Please note and update: with apologies to Dan Graziano, I have now corrected my earlier misinformation;

Diane Reeves has had to cancel her class in July;

John Wilson, one of Australia’s’ best known oil painters, is coming back Oct 18-22 2021! He is a remarkable painter and instructor; we are very proud to have him teach here again!

And Frank Eber is coming for 4 days only…Sept 27-30!

I hope you are are well…painting away…wearing your masks and staying safe…I surely hope our taking good care will mean we can get past this virus and its impact on all our lives.

I will have the site up and Registrations open by the end of October; in the meantime, I am happy to add your name to a class list pending registration or just the need for more info! Let me know and I will be in touch once I have it together…

Here’s to 2021…I am so looking forward to having the Workshops up and running and you all here as usual!

My best wishes, Lyn

Classes in Rockland

13-16 T-F Eric Jacobsen Painting Expressive Landscapes! Oil/Acryl  All levels St & P/A

19-23 Ted Nuttall Painting People from Photos! WC All levels Studio


9-13 Ken Dewaard Design! Design! Design! Oils & more/All levels Plein air

16-20 Janet Rogers AWS Flowers, Faces & Figures! WC All levels Studio

23-27 Kat Ring #1 Find Your Focus! Oils All levels Plein air

30-9/3 Kat Ring #2 Find Your Focus! Oils All levels Plein air


6-10 Dan Marshall AWS Watercolor with Confidence! WC Int/Adv Plein air

14-17 Barbara Nechis Watercolor From Within Adv/Beg to Adv Studio

20-24 Dan Graziano Painterly Plein Air! Oils All Levels Plein air

27-30 Frank Eber AWS NWS Beyond Technique! WC All levels Plein air


4-8 Colley Whisson Impressionism in Action! Oils All levels Plein air

11-15 Larry Moore Abstracting the Landscape! Oils/Gouache All levels Plein air/Stud io

18-22 John Wilson The Creative Landscape!Oils Int/Adv Plein air/Studio

************************************************************************Classes in Belfast
12-16 David Lussier Making Your Mark! Oils All levels Plein air 

19-23 Tony van Hasselt AWS Watercolor Workshop! WC All levels Plein air 

23-27 Iain Stewart Capturing Place! WC/All levels Studio/Plein air

6-10 Paul George NWS  Capturing the Light! WC All levels Plein air 

13-17 Aline Ordman Creative Color! Pastels or Oils All levels Studio/Plein air 

20-24 Mike Kowalski AWS NWS Watercolor Loose and Lively! WC All levels Plein air

  • WORKSHOPS – 2020



    News! Many of you have heard me talking about what the next right step are for this program…at 80, retirement beckons and I am hoping to sell it to someone who will nurture it as I have…I’m not going anywhere till I know it is securely in good hands…but, if this is your Dream, contact me!

    For Sale!    Coastal Maine Art Workshops
    • Flourishing Art Workshop Program in Mid Coast Maine, one of the top programs in the country, known for the excellence of its instructors, beautiful coastal scenery, and abundant personal attention.
    • The only program of this size and caliber on the Maine Coast
    • 15 years of the absolute best nationally and internationally known instructors (and 20 plus years before that, run by its original director)
    • Consistently high percentage of full classes, repeat students, and instructors
    • Substantial mailing list and instructor roster
    • Long term rental of well equipped studios with water views and access, 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  207-594-4813

    ************************************************************************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
    POB 845 Camden ME 0484