Every year, I teach a plein air painting workshop in Maine on Mount Desert Island, home to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park. This year, the workshop will be June 20-24 - a great time to have it, because the busy summer season hasn't quite kicked in and the lobsters are plentiful. I wanted to write a post on this workshop because we do have a wonderful time and there are still a few spaces left. You can paint in oil or pastel, and all levels of student are welcome.
The workshop will be based at Acadia Workshop Center in Bernard, which is on the "Quiet Side" of the island and just a few minutes from Southwest Harbor and about 30 minutes from Bar Harbor. We'll have plenty to paint - bold cliffs, fishing boats and harbors, and even some mountain views and lakes. There's also plenty to do for the non-painter, as well. If you want to make a family trip out of it, while you're painting the rest of the gang can go for a hike, rent bikes and tour the carriage roads, go on a whale watch or take a lobster fishing tour.
Cost of the workshop is $550, not including lodging and meals. To register, visit the Acadia Workshop Center website at http://www.acadiaworkshopcenter.com/MCJohnson.html.
To whet your appetite, below are a few photos from last year - and a painting!
"Bernard Dock" 9x12, oil