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Painters have been coming to Maine for 200 years for the light, the sea and the granite coast. This year, I’m offering two amazing study options:

The Age of Sail

Have you always wanted to try painting but don’t know where to start? Go where the wind blows while learning watercolor and gouache on the historic American Eagle—June 10-14, 2018.

Sea and Sky at Schoodic

Looking for more color, freshness and verve in your painting? Spend a week at inspirational, mystical Schoodic Institute in Maine's Acadia National Park—August 5-10, 2018.

Which one is right for you?

The Age of Sail

June 10-14, 2018

REGISTRATION FORM

We sail with veteran Captain John Foss on the historic schooner American Eagle. We’ll step back in time and enjoy a leisurely cruise along the coast of Maine, sailing where the wind blows and recording our impressions in watercolor journals.

Your materials are all provided, including paints, papers, and the use of brushes.

The trip lasts four days and includes an evening “gam,” a raft-up of the great schooner fleet of the mid-coast region. That’s an opportunity to sketch the boats as they come in, or enjoy the music of paddling minstrels as they visit other boats in the fleet. Lighthouses, wildlife, and unspoiled scenery are part of every trip. The boat is a true relic of the Age of Sail, but it’s been updated so you have a comfortable berth, fresh linens, modern heads and a fresh-water shower.

Every meal is lovingly prepared by the cook and his first mate. That includes a lobster bake, which might be at sea or on shore, depending on where we end up.


Is painting on a moving boat even possible?
Yes, and it’s fascinating. The water, sky and shoreline are constantly changing. In addition, we’ve scheduled this workshop for the longest days of the year so that we’ll have plenty of time to paint sunrises and sunsets while at anchor.


Who’s invited?
This workshop is aimed at watercolor or gouache painters, particularly those with an interest in the sea or sailing. No experience? You’re very welcome; we’ve got everything you need to get started. Carol Douglas has more than fifteen years’ experience teaching students of all levels in watercolor, oils, acrylics and pastels. Her Acadia workshops are very popular. “This was the best painting instruction I have ever had. Carol’s advice in color mixing was particularly eye-opening. Her explanations are clear and easy to understand. She is very approachable and supportive. I would take this course again in a heartbeat.” (Carol T.)


Love the Wyeths? Stay another day
American Eagle sails out of Rockland, ME, which is home to the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, along with many great commercial galleries and restaurants. When you call to make your reservation, ask about a hotel package.


To register
The schooner trip is $745, and your tuition for the workshop is $275, for a total of $1020, all inclusive. Email me here for more information and I’ll send you a free screensaver of my painting of the American Eagle, called “Breaking Storm”. Or email American Eagle’s offices here or call them at 1-800-648-4544 to register. If you sign their guest book, they’ll send you a copy of a DVD.

Discounts (Age of Sail only)
If you reserve before January 1, you’ll save $50 off the price of the workshop component. Or, there’s a $25 discount to members of New York Plein Air Painters, Plein Air Painters of Maine or returning students.

Sea & Sky at Schoodic

August 5-10, 2018

REGISTRATION FORM

Far from the hustle and bustle of Bar Harbor, Schoodic Peninsula has dramatic rock formations, windblown pines, pounding surf and stunning mountain views that draw visitors from around the world.

You might look up from your easel to see dolphins, humpback whales or seals cavorting in the waves. Herring gulls visit while eiders and cormorants splash about.

A day trip to the harbor at Corea, ME is included. Far off the beaten path, Corea, ME is a village of small frame houses, fishing piers and lobster traps. Its working fleet bustles in and out of the harbor.


Concentrate on painting
Meals, snacks, and accommodations at the beautiful Schoodic Institute are included in your fee. That includes a lobster boil by a real Corea fisherman. We’re right on Schoodic Point so we have unrivalled (and permitted) access to the park.


All mediums welcome
This workshop is aimed at helping painters refine their personal technique in watercolor, pastel, oils and acrylics. It will help you find your own voice and style, without becoming anyone's clone. This is an intensive class, with morning and afternoon on-site painting sessions and lunch-time demos. Classes are kept small so every student gets the attention they deserve.

Carol Douglas has more than fifteen years’ experience teaching students of all levels in watercolor, oils, acrylics and pastels. Her Acadia workshops are very popular. “This was the best painting instruction I have ever had. Carol’s advice in color mixing was particularly eye-opening. Her explanations are clear and easy to understand. She is very approachable and supportive. I would take this course again in a heartbeat.” (Carol T.)


Easily accessible
It’s easy to get to painting locations on the Schoodic Peninsula. A ring road with frequent pull-offs means you never walk more than a few hundred feet to your painting destination.


Fly or drive
Schoodic is only 90 minutes from Bangor International Airport. Or wind your way up from Boston along historic, scenic coastal Route 1.


To register
The one-week workshop is just $1600, including five days’ accommodation in a private room with shared bath, meals, snacks, and instruction. Accommodations for non-painting partners and guests are also available. Complete registration forms should be returned by mail to Carol L. Douglas, PO Box 414, Rockport, ME 04856-0414 with your $300 deposit. Or email the form to malerincd@gmail.com and make a credit card payment by phone to 585-201-1558. Refunds are available up to 60 days prior to start, less a $50 administration fee. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.


Discounts (Sea & Sky only)
Your deposit of $300 holds your space. If you reserve before January 1, you’ll save $100 off the price. Or, there’s a $50 discount to members of New York Plein Air Painters, Plein Air Painters of Maine or returning students.


Questions?
Email me here for more information. I’ll send you a free gift, a screensaver of the beautiful surf at Schoodic Point to thank you for your interest.


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