Maine Painting Workshop with Mario Robinson

Mario Robinson - Maine – including Boothbay Harbor
Monday August 1 to Sunday August 7, 2022


DAY 1: Monday August 1, 2022 Boothbay, Maine
Workshop members will be met at Portland airport at 11am and will be transferred to the workshop hotel located just outside Boothbay Harbor, in Southport, Maine. Set on the harbor Boothbay consists of quaint village streets and shops, band concerts and craft fairs on the Library lawn, bustling harbors flowing with lobster boats, fishing trawlers, windjammers and pleasure craft. During our time here we will explore quiet coves, rocky shores, lonely lighthouses and the nearby islands. Straight after lunch Mario will begin the workshop by outlining his plans for the next few days. There will be a demonstration before an included welcome dinner.

DAY 2: Tuesday August 2, 2022 Boothbay, Maine
After breakfast Mario will continue the painting program with a painting demonstration in town. Then it will be your turn to paint as Mario moves among the group, helping each person with their work. Critique sessions will be held at the workshop hotel each evening.

DAY 3: Wenesday August 3, 2022 Boothbay, Maine
Today will be a real treat as we take the ferry to Mohegan Island. We will explore the many galleries and interesting shops on the island. Mario will give a demonstration and you will have a chance to sketch and take photographs. We will return to Boothbay late afternoon.

DAY 4: Thursday August 4, 2022 Boothbay, Maine
Another productive day of painting and instruction from Mario. We will spend the day in the beautiful town of Port Clyde. In the 19th century, Port Clyde became a busy port, by the 20th century the area attracted artists and writers and will be a delight to paint.

DAY 5: Friday August 5, 2022 Boothbay, Maine
Today we will travel to the beautiful seaside town of Camden. A beautiful seaport town with a harbor full of sail boats, Camden has been used as the setting for so many movies, from Carousel to Peyton Place. Mario will demonstrate and then offer workshop members individual assistance.

DAY 6: Saturday August 6, 2022 Boothbay, Maine
Our last full day of painting. Mario will demonstrate and then move from person to person offering helpful advice. There will be a critique session before the group comes together for farewell drinks and dinner to celebrate the success of our time in Boothbay.

DAY 7: Sunday August 7, 2022 Departure
After breakfast those leaving the workshop will be transferred by private coach to Portland airport to join their mid-afternoon flights. Continuing workshop members will travel by coach to Cape Cod for Workshop 2.