Capture The Moment! Kathleen Conover AWS/DF NWS

Come to the beautiful Mid Coast of Maine and create complex. multi layered and emotive memories in paint with award winning watercolorist, Kathleen Conover! She’ll help you visually capture what Maine offers, in work that speaks to heart, soul and eye.

You’ll work both in the studio and outside, capturing the sights, charm and atmosphere of this travel destination, famous for its rockbound coast, quaint fishing villages and harbor scenes. Kathleen will lead you in photographing, quick sketching and painting outdoors, where you can choose the scenery that most speaks to you as we visit a variety locations around the area.


You’ll get to soak up the sounds, salt smells, maybe the taste of  lobster and crab…then come back to the studio for Kathleen’s skilled instruction & watercolor tips, using  your sketches and photos to create dynamic compositions which will hold forever the visual and emotional experience of Maine!


Painting from an early age, Kathleen was influenced by teachers and artists in the fertile environment of Southern California’s prominent artists, museums and galleries and in early international travels. She studied undergraduate fine arts at San Diego State University, finished her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Washington in Seattle and earned her Master of Arts degree from Northern Michigan University. Continued study with American master watercolor artists over the next decade enriched her depth, understanding, skill, and personal style of painting. 
Kathleen’s current involvement in the growing international watercolor scene includes invitations to exhibit, judge, and demonstrate in China, Turkey, France, Belgium, Thailand and Greece. She has been honored as one of the 40 international master watercolorists invited to exhibit at the first watercolor-exclusive museum in Qingdao, China, the “Birthplace of Watercolor”. Global travel continues to influence her award winning paintings and inspires her work toward her lifetime pursuit, “… to be a better painter”. Kathleen holds signature membership status in several national and international art organizations including AWS/DF, NWS, TWSA/MA,ISS/NF and WHS. She is a full time artist, dividing her time between painting, judging and gallery ownership.

Some General Class Information:

  • Most classes will be limited to a maximum of 16 to allow for optimal individual attention; do make sure your instructor knows where you have set up, and try to stay close to the demo area. Less running around for them, more time for feedback to you!

  • We will process your payment after we get your online Registration and will email you a receipt.

  • You will get a Supply List and more detailed info when you Register, and again about a month before the class. The first day, the Studio will open early…we will make sure you know the time!

  • If you will need mediums or other supplies/equipment, let me know and I will have them here for you to buy in class. You are also welcome to ship things ahead. Ask for the address!

  • Classes usually run M-F, between 8:30-4:30, but the exact hours are at the Instructor’s discretion…never fewer than 6 total/day, but sometimes we start earlier or end later…or both!

  • We eat dinner (Dutch) somewhere as a group at least once, usually Monday nite for starters; friends, companions, hosts are welcome to come along.

  • We always have a lunch break, to use or not, it’s up to you…and a lunch plan depending on where we are painting.

  • The plan for the day is weather-dependent and usually decided at the end of the previous day if possible, or each morning!

  • Our Studio is large with good light; you’ll have your own table space and you are welcome to leave equipment etc. there for the duration of the class. It is possible to paint after hours, we’ll explain the logistics!

  • There is ample free parking at the Studio, which is within easy walking distance of downtown.

  • We carpool (or sometimes walk) to painting sites, most of which have shade and at the least, a porta potty or nearby facilities. You will get good directions and we often caravan. Please do NOT depend on your GPS unless we give the Go Ahead…It is often wrong!

  • Each class has an experienced Monitor who is your Go-To person for any problems or needs…we all will do our absolute best to see that you have a great class experience!

  • Downtown has great galleries, shops and food and the area is full of wonderful places to paint!

  • For Lodging and Travel info, click on the buttons on the Home Page.

  • Cancelation and Refund info is at the bottom of the online Registration Form…(please do read the Policies before you check that you have!)

  • And be sure to contact us with any questions. Thanks!