• Paint Away Workshops


    ITALY 2017  Oct 3-13 Impressionistic Venice! with Colley Whisson!  Oils Plein Air.  Stay right in Venice just steps from the Grand Canal and the train station! Paint both the famous and hidden delights of this beautiful city; day trips to Burano, the Lido and Padua… eat well, paint happily, soak up the magic! Lodging, local transportation, all breakfasts, five dinners and Colley’s generous, attentive instruction included! 

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    lunchtime in brantes.pgFRANCE 2017  Oct 13-23  Paint the Villages of Provence with Tony van Hasselt!   WC Plein Air.. Tony has done workshops in this beautiful area for more than a decade and never runs out of places to paint!  Stay at a lovely 16th century 3 star hotel in Vaison la Romaine, do several day trips to nearby medieval villages and spend the last nite at a 4 star hotel in Marseille. Lodging, all ground transportation, all breakfasts, 2 lunches and all dinners plus Tony’s fine instruction included! 

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    France, April 2018! 9 day  Barge Class with Larry Moore! Oils/Acrylics  Plein Air, on and off the boat!    Spend your 1st and last nites in Strasbourg, France, and the rest cruising the Marne-Rhine canal on a barge! Just us and the crew! We get to decide where we’ll stop along the way and for how long! Lots of time for learning, lazing and laughing!  Perfect trip for a non-painter as well!  Includes everything but air & 2 lunches…

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    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 for current info and if you have any questions, contact me 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!

    12141748_1115056321861316_8762553437828485084_n(5)Lyn Donovan, Director
    POB 845 Camden ME 04843                                                                                                                                                         *************************************************************************************************

    Mid Coast Maine is a wonderful place to paint; we have everything from cityscapes to quaint fishing villages, working harbors and rocky coves…and oh yes…LOBSTER!!

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    Everywhere you look, you’ll see beautiful places to paint! Rockland is located on Penobscot Bay, about 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 tiny, scenic city about 45 minutes further up the Bay. And Portland’s Old Port is a fascinating location for a class!  There’s plenty for a non-painting companion to do while you’re in class;  you could consider making this a longer vacation!




    Belfast tugsWe have great studio space in all three of our locations, to use as a base or if Maine weather doesn’t cooperate. There is plenty of parking in Rockland and Belfast…and  Portland Old Port images (2)in Portland, you don’t really need a car, even to get there from the airport! Some lodging is close to the studios, we generally carpool to sites, and you can walk to all the food, galleries, great shops and waterfronts from each of the studios if you’d like…it’s not far! 


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