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Summer Acadia Artist Retreat 2017

June 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - June 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


Join other artists for a creative adventure at the rocky shores and rich maritime forests of Schoodic Point at Acadia National Park.  Four Master Artists and several ranger/naturalists will be your program leaders for a week of inspiration focusing on the maritime forest and coastal ecology in this quiet yet spectacular area of the coast near Winter Harbor, Maine.   We invite you to enjoy this unique opportunity to learn more about the ecology of the natural subjects you paint, to gain inspiration from associating with other environmentally-oriented artists, and to get out there and paint!

Comfortable housing and a meal plan are part of this package so you can concentrate on your art! The workshop is designed to be flexible. Frequently artists get together in the late afternoon or evening to debrief the day and critique each other’s work in a supportive atmosphere. Impromptu games of cards, social hours, and early morning walks are often arranged by participants during off time.

Guest Artist Program Leaders:

Jana Matusz  http://janamatusz.com/  uses her extensive experience in plein air painting to share  tips about strategy, equipment, and where to find the best places on the Schoodic Peninsula to set up your easel.

Melissa Fischer   http://www.melissafischer.com/, nature artist, will focus on field sketching of wildlife in their habitats, emphasizing techniques for quick sketching of moving subjects to enhance observation and learning.   

Ron Parlin will introduce a variety of ways to start an oil painting.

Linda Mahoney www.lmahoneyprints.com will be painting watercolors en plein    air and will share her process of selecting her subjects. She will show how she identifies and expresses the essential “spirit of place” in the landscape by focusing on compositional design and the simplification of details.

Meal Plan: Meals are provided from Sunday dinner through Saturday lunch, snacks and lunches are packed so you can paint in the field. Be sure to indicate your preference for Thursday’s lobster dinner; chicken, lobster, or vegetarian.

Lodging: Accommodations include a private bedroom with a shared common area and bathroom. Individuals who wish to secure higher-end suites can contact Megan Moshier at 207-288-1337.

Gift Certificates are available. Please inquire.

Registration available HERE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Kate Petrie, Artist-in-Residence Coordinator, Acadia National Park 207-288-1312 or  email  kate_petrie@nps.gov


June 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am
June 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park


Schoodic Institute
9 Atterbury Circle, Wright Hall Room 110
Winter Harbor, ME 04693 United States
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