Abstracting the Landscape : Acadia At Schoodic

Plein-air Painting

July 10-14, 2019
Schoodic Institute
9 Atterbury Circle
Winter Harbor, ME
(207) 288-1356

With the Schoodic peninsula landscape as our focus, artist Philip Frey will present pivotal lessons designed specifically to develop your creativity. Over time and through joyful effort, we can become a skilled painter, but our creativity can become stale and our images rote if we get stuck. So, to maintain our creativity, we need to look freshly and break down what we see into its abstract elements. We will achieve this through lessons on color theory, the elements and principles of design, as well as daily one-on-one instruction and group critique. Students will learn to open the doors to authenticity and grow as an artist. Be prepared to be challenged artistically, develop insights, and have fun while enjoying the Maine coast.


As this will be an intensive workshop, experience in plein-air painting and good drawing skills at the intermediate or advanced level are required. Our days will start early painting on site, with a mid-day break, afternoon lessons and some evening activities. Philip will be painting in oil but has experience with acrylic, watercolor and dry media. Bring your medium of choice. Supply list and reading materials will be sent upon registration. Please Note: Students should be able to participate in moderate walking on uneven ground with your painting gear (think rocks, roots on Acadia trails). Come prepared for unpredictable Maine weather (wind, sun, bugs and rain). In the case of rain, we will paint indoors or under cover outside.

Fee Residential: $995 (meals, lodging & workshop fee included). Fee Commuter: $500 (Some meals & workshop fee included).