PAUL GEORGE NWS Capturing the Light! It’s a GO! Wait List only!

I’ve known Paul since I started this program in 2006, both as a fine painter, and as an excellent instructor…Paul teaches as well as he paints; I am happy to be able to say that from first hand experience watching his classes!

Paul runs a deceptively laid back class. Soft-spoken and generally as easy going as can be, Paul unloads a wealth of information before you even realize how much he has offered. You’ll want to really pay attention! He prefers to spend time individually with students but will do demos and group reviews if you’d like…let him know or tell a Class Monitor. You’ll be stunned by how much you’ve absorbed, while thinking you were just out there painting away!

We’re really fortunate that he’s available to teach again this year! A regular award winner in most competitions,  Paul paints and teaches on Cape Ann MA as well as on the Coast of Maine, knows the light here well and loves the scenery…he’s easy to work with and highly skilled…you are in for a fine treat. Reviews by his students are always unanimously positive!

               If you’d like a glimpse of Paul in action, check out these links; you can also follow him on Facebook where he frequently posts new works.

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Paul George has been painting and teaching both watercolor and oils in the US and abroad for nearly 25 years. He is a signature member of National Watercolor Society, the North Shore, Rockport and Lyme Art Associations, New England Watercolor Society and is a Marine Master Artist at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport. He has won more than 80 awards, including three from the New England Watercolor Society (two Gold and a Bronze,) the National Watercolor Society and an Award of Excellence from The Gallery at Mystic Seaport and has been juried into and participated in many Plein-Air events around the country, often coming home with a prize.!

Some General Class Information:

2023 is a Covid unknown at this point. We will make sure you know any  protocols well ahead; please be assured that we will do everything we can to provide a safe environment for you! Compliance with our protocols is required. We’ll decide on carpooling class by class depending on necessary protocols.

  • Do bring layers for 3 seasons and rain gear…Maine weather changes in a blink and we really never know with any certainty from day to day! We’re fairly informal most everywhere tho, depending on where you eat out…many times, students just clean up in the studio, then head straight to a restaurant…

  • We‘ll process your payment after we get your online Registration and will email you a receipt. A $300 deposit will hold your space. Cancellation and Refund info is at the bottom of the Registration Form…(please do read the Policies before you check that you have!)

  • We’ll send a Supply List and more detailed info after you Register, and again about 2 weeks before the class. Print and tuck into your painting kit…It has the answers to most of your questions!

  • If you will need mediums etc, let me know and I will have them here for you to buy when you get to class. You are also welcome to ship materials to arrive the week before…ask about details!

  • The first day, the Studio will open at 8:15 AM… Classes run M-F usually between 8:30-4:30, but the exact hours are at the Instructor’s discretion…always an average of 6 hours/day, but starting and ending times may vary according to your instructor and painting site location.

  • We always have a 1 hour lunch break, to use or not, it’s up to you…and a lunch plan. You’ll order in the AM; we’ll deliver to your location…you pay in cash please, on your last day!

  • We no longer provide bottled water: bring at least one refillable water bottle! Tap water is fine to drink…

  • Our Studios are large, with good light, Rockland has waterviews and access; you’ll have your own table space and are welcome to leave equipment etc. there for the duration of the class. 

  • The Plein Air plan for the day is weather-dependent and decided at the end of the previous day if possible, but more likely, when we meet in the Studio each morning! Once on sit, make sure your Class Monitors know where you have set up; do plan to stay close to the demo area. Less running around for the instructor means more time for their feedback to you!

  • In Rockland, there is free parking on the both sides of the street by the Studio, just a few blocks from downtown. We are happy to help get you and/or your gear down and up!) the stairs from the street level deck.

  • We usually carpool to Plein Air painting sites unless we paint at the studio location, many of which have shade and at the least, a porta-potty or nearby facilities. You will get good verbal directions, GPS info, and we’ll have a hard copy of the directions on the Monitor table for you to photograph.

  • Each class has an experienced Monitor (or two!) as your Go-To person for any problems or needs…please ask…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  Mid-Coast area is full of wonderful places to paint, many accessible to the single painter that a class can’t utilize…if you can, take a drive around!

  • For Lodging  and Travel info, click on the buttons on the Home Page. (Scroll down there for Belfast.)

  • If you have any problems, please tell us in case we can help; we can’t fix anything if we don’t hear till you get home. And be sure to contact us with any questions. Thanks!