Thomas Cole and Frederic Church first popularized Mt. Desert in the mid-1800s. Their works inspired families from New York and Philadelphia to make the journey by steamer to “rusticate” and enjoy the untouched beauty on Mt. Desert. Artists will be painting outside in a group for approximately 3-5 hours a day. Sites will vary from the spectacular summit of Cadillac Mountain, to the rugged shores, and quiet lakes and ponds of Acadia National Park. The group will focus on plein-air painting techniques and strategies. Participants will stay in the Abraham Somes III house built in 1800. Daily critiques, individual instruction, and demonstrations will be provided. Alexandra Tyng and Diana Ansley will lead the group.
TUITION IS $500
LODGING & LUNCH $575
For further information on the lodging, travel arrangements, and the daily schedule or to enroll contact organizer Diana Ansley at 703-960-0612 or at DianaAnsley@aol.com