Art Workshops

Schoodic Institute’s campus and its spectacular setting in Acadia National Park make it an exceptional base for art workshops.  The Institute develops and hosts some workshops in partnership with Acadia National Park, and is also able to work with art educators interested in leading workshops on our campus.



June 5 THROUGH 11, 2016

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!

Registration HERE.

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. (Monday, June 6)

JoAnn Pippin, a watercolorist,  will focus on close-ups of forest  and tidal pool subjects.  She is hoping to lead a lively discussion about brush and non-brush techniques with hints for problem-solving in paintings. (Tuesday, June 7)

Michael Boardman Outdoorsman and nature illustrator Michael Boardman’s session will be sketching and painting wildlife with a focus on birds, a salute to the many who pass over Acadia in October. (Wednesday, June 8)

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