Plein Air Painting Maine Workshops

Join Michael in an outdoor painting workshop in Maine or New England!

July-September: Lubec, Maine

Join Michael in beautiful Downeast Maine! Lubec and adjacent Campobello Island offer a wealth of material for the painter like nowhere else: quiet beaches, bold cliffs, working fishing villages and more. Michael has been painting the area for over 10 years and will share with you some of his favorite locations. For details, schedules and to register for one of these plein air painting workshops in Lubec, Maine, visit the Plein Air Painting Maine site at .

 As with the Sedona workshops, you’ll get lots of personal attention because Michael limits the workshop to typically no more than four students. Workshops last four days (Tuesday-Friday) from 9-1 each day, with critiques and lectures in the studio followed by on-location demonstrations and student work. In the afternoons, you may either paint on your own (he will gladly give you location suggestions) or explore the area’s many restaurants, shops and natural scenery. Because the workshop is based in Michael’s summer studios, you’ll have ample time to visit his studio gallery, Artists Retreat Studios & Gallery.

Michael offers all-level plein air instruction in the summertime. He will also gladly create a customized workshop for a group. For full details and to check openings, please visit (Schedule is subject to change up until first sign-up for a week.)

Price: USD $300

Package deal! 5 nights lodging at Artists Retreat Studios & Galllery + tuition for only $800!

July 4-7, 2017 – all levels
July 11-14, 2017 – all levels
July 17-21, 2017 – WORKSHOP IN ROCKLAND, MAINE – Coastal Maine Art Workshops, 207-594-4813
July 24-28, 2017 – all levels
August 1-4, 2017 – all levels
August 8-11, 2017 – all levels
August 15-18, 2017 – all levels
August 22-25, 2017 – all levels
August 29-September 1, 2017 – intermediate/advanced

What to Expect

In the all-level workshops, Michael focuses on fundamentals for painting outdoors – how to begin, how to proceed and how to finish. He’ll show you how to capture the moment quickly and effectively but without sacrificing mood and magic. The workshop will include demonstrations but also plenty of time for student work plus group critiques. Advanced workshops are customized more to students’ needs and can also include mentoring. Whatever the workshop, Michael gives personal attention at the easel, complete with helpful tips and suggestions. You can expect an intense but very rewarding time!

Past Students!  Need a Critique?

Get valuable feedback after you’ve taken a workshop with me and have had a chance to put your new skills to work!

Are You New to Plein Air Painting?

If so, I strongly encourage you to take my online plein air painting course.
It’s only $20 and includes a downloadable text and several helpful videos for you to watch!
Use the coupon code WORKSHOP2017 and get it for only $15!

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