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Welcome to 2022!

And, welcome back to many instructors from this past season…what a treat…It’s also your chance to catch up with any you might have missed! Click on their image below…you’ll find many paintings and much info about each class and its teacher…You can register from the Home Page or the Instructor’s page…Lodging for both locations, Travel Suggestions & an abundance of General Info is accessible from the Home Page.

As always, reach out if you have questions!

We’re looking forward to having you join us!

Best, Lyn

Click on a painting image below to take a look..

  • WORKSHOPS – 2022

  • At the moment, CMAW is still available!

    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. As many of you know, I am hoping to sell the program to someone who will continue to nurture it…the time is coming when I will need to let go but I don’t want to step aside until I know it is in good hands. If those might be yours, please get in touch!

    • Sixteen 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, each a few blocks from downtown in Rockland and in Belfast, with extended seasons possible for both plein air and studio classes

    • Excellent community relationships: lodging, restaurants, more than 40 vetted painting sites: rural villages, urban settings, famous harbors, lighthouses, boats…And Lobster!

      Perhaps your dream?? Begin it Now! Contact: Lyn Donovan, Director cmartworkshops@gmail.com 207-594-4813 www.cmaworkshops.com



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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