Home Content 2019

Good News!  And Happy Spring!

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NOTE: As a class date approaches, we’ll define what Covid protocols we need to have in place for the week and will let you know! We have room for spacing, good ventilation, and plans for both inside and out!

                             Birch Point State Park Owl’s Head; a favorite place to paint!

It is Official!
Coastal Maine Art Workshops
Will run this Season!
Barring a major Covid restrictions return of course….

Please note: an individual class running is, as always, dependent on its enrollment; I’ll make a decision about each class 6 weeks prior to the start date ….

With gratitude to those of you who made the suggestions, I’ve now added:

Four new instructors in Rockland…2021

Joe Lombardo, Oils Plein Air July 26-30  Keiko Tanabe WC Plein Air Aug 23-27

Ann Larsen Oils Plein Air Aug 30-Sept 3  Bethanne Kinsella-Cople Oils Plein Air, Oct 4-8 

And, two new in Belfast…2021

Susan Abbott  Oils & WC Plein Air July 26-30 Todd Bonita  Oils Plein Air Sept 20-24

I am really excited to welcome them here! What gorgeous work!  I am really excited about the whole schedule…we have some fabulous instructors teaching here this year!

Now that we are Open, all policies apply as stated but,  if Covid prevents you from getting here for a class that is running, talk to me. I’m not comfortable penalizing people for restrictions that are out of their hands. If Covid means I have to cancel, I’ll refund everything you’ve paid, minus a small credit card fee.

Do reach out if you have any questions!

Enough business… it’s time to make your plans to paint in Maine! Yay!

Stay safe…see you soon…Lyn

I also have room for more Monitors in both locations! If you’ve been to a class, you know how important they are to a smooth running class. If this is something you think you’d like to do, email me…we’ll talk! It’s a great work-study opportunity

  • 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 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

    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
    207-594-4813
    POB 845
    Camden ME 04843