Art Workshops

Artist Retreat at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park

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June 18 THROUGH June 24, 2017

Join other artists for a creative adventure at the rocky shores and rich maritime forests of Schoodic Point at Acadia National Park.  Three 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!



Guest Artist Program Leaders:

Jana Matusz  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, will introduce a variety of ways to start an oil painting, techniques, and tips.

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

Linda Mahoney 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.

For complete information and registration on this workshop or other events, please visit our Events page, or Subscribe to our email newsletter to receive updates about upcoming programs! And remember, gift certificates are available for this and other retreats and events. Please inquire when registering.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:  Kate Petrie, Artist-in-Residence Coordinator, Acadia National Park, 207-288-1312 or


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