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Art in Maine: A Summer Retreat

Spend 5 glorious days and nights in a little part of paradise in York, Maine, painting and growing as an artist, while enjoying delicious food, great community, and nearly indescribable ambience.

Each day begins with a nourishing farm to table breakfast on the porch overlooking the gorgeous landscape. Then, a spirited discussion about all things art and artistry, followed by a painting demonstration by Master painter Dennis Perrin. A break for lunch, again farm to table, and again on the porch, followed this time by more painting in the landscape where you'll choose from vistas, gardens, water lilies, classic houses and barns, or so much more. After dinner, we'll gather for a game or an art themed movie and discussion, then start all over again in the morning.

Our concept of the Artist’s Retreat, much like other retreats in the religious and secular communities, is a way of providing an environment for a participant to both further their craft through skill acquisition and technique sharing, AND refresh and reset their artistic spirit through community building, relaxation, and immersion in the creative experience.

The artists who come want to take their painting to another level. But they also want to be with like- minded folks who know that painting is an extension of living and being, and participating in a community that includes lifestyle elements like nourishing food and mindful practices can have benefits far beyond simply acquiring clever technique.

This retreat takes place during the height of the Maine summer, which will be the focus in painting time (outdoors, landscapes, etc). Evenings will feature different movies with discussion topics, with painting classes taking place during the day. 

We have limited accommodations available on site. If you would like to reserve a room, please let us know after you have signed up below. Please note, we cannot reserve a room for you until you have already signed up. There are nearby AirBNB options, as well as lovely hotels on the ocean. There are 3 airports all within 1 hour of York - Portland, ME; Manchester, NH; and Boston, MA.

Price (includes daily breakfast and lunch): $750

Earlier Event: February 19
Art in the Aspens Live Workshop