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The Watercolor Travel Journal

Southwest Harbor, United States

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Experience hosted by Mary

6 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

“The Watercolor Travel Journal”
** New Guidelines**
We are all required to wear a mask all day. I provide masks in case you do not bring one. I take everyone's temperature (including my own) with no-contact thermometer before class. We meet on-site, not at my gallery. Class canceled in case of bad weather, as we paint outdoors. Experiencers must wash hands prior to class, at the lunch break, and at end. Hand sanitizer is recommended during class. You may wear gloves. I set chairs out at location, at recommended distances, and I maintain safe distance. If you feel ill, you MUST CANCEL. All above are Airbnb Experience requirements. In case of non-compliance, I cancel class immediately. Thank you for understanding!

This one-day workshop will get you started on a visual journal! Learn how to choose subjects, create interesting compositions, work with watercolor and drawing media, and sketch on location. We will create journal pages in Acadia National Park, the harbors and boatyards. Your kit is included in the cost of this course, and you will take it with you at the end of the workshop!

Age Range:
16 - 106
Skill Level:
Beginner to expert
Please bring:
Your Acadia National Park Pass, and:
Hat, sunscreen, bug stuff, jacket, water bottle, and wear comfortable waterproof shoes
Cost:
$125 — Includes your kit!
Time:
9:30 - 3, with break for lunch
Other things to note
'Non-artists' welcome and encouraged!
The gallery where we meet is handicap-accessible. If you have mobility challenges, please notify Mary. We'll plan paint locations that are handicap-friendly!
“The Watercolor Travel Journal”
** New Guidelines**
We are all required to wear a mask all day. I provide masks in case you do not bring one. I take everyone's temperature (including my own) with no-contact thermometer before class. We meet on-site, not at my gallery. Class canceled in case of bad weather, as we paint outdoors. Experiencers must wash hands prior to class, at the lunch break, and at end. Hand sanitizer is recommend…

Mary's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Equipment
    Travel Journal,
    Brushes,
    Watercolor Pencils,
    W/C Set,
    M...
From $125
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Mary

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 16 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a professional painter and teacher with many years of experience, and host an on-site gallery. I love guiding folks of all ages in learning -- or relearning -- skills in painting and drawing nature. It is amazing to see the transformation, as students learn mastery of tools and techniques, and take home their own artwork!
I learned from masters -- Max Ginsburg, Sebastian Capella, Don Demers, and the École des Beaux-Arts, ENSAD, Art Students League of New York, and La Jolla Arts. I'm a Finalist in ARC, and have an MA with Distinction in Digital Media from London Met.
I am a professional painter and teacher with many years of experience, and host an on-site gallery. I love guiding folks of all ages in learning -- or relearning -- skills in painting and drawing nature. It is amazing to see the transformation, as students learn mastery of tools and techniques, and take home their own artwork!
I learned from masters -- Max Ginsburg, Sebastian Capella, Don Demers, and the École des Beaux-Arts, ENSAD, Art Students League of New York, and La Jolla Arts. I'm…
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Where you'll be

Acadia National Park (weather permitting), harbors, quaint Southwest Harbor locations, cozy cafes, Compass Rose Arts studio-gallery

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Ashley
September 2019
I loved this art class with Mary. She was very friendly and welcoming from the beginning and a great communicator. It was easy to learn from her and was able to answer any questions I had. I had no painting experience but she had all the materials and made it seem easy...it was a fun day and very encouraging. I would certainly take another class with her.
I loved this art class with Mary. She was very friendly and welcoming from the beginning and a great communicator. It was easy to learn from her and was able to answer any questi…
Cindy
September 2019
Mary is warm and knowledgeable. She doesn’t overwhelm her students and works well with all skill levels. We loved the relaxed atmosphere and there isn’t a prettier place to learn than Southwest Harbor!
Pamela
September 2019
Mary has a lot of experience teaching all types of art. I wanted to learn more about watercolor. She carefully gave all of us special tips. Things I hadn't been aware of before the class. This experience was worth the price. Location and tools were great and helpful
Mary has a lot of experience teaching all types of art. I wanted to learn more about watercolor. She carefully gave all of us special tips. Things I hadn't been aware of before…
Zeenat
August 2019
This was a lovely experience that everyone in the family enjoyed, from teenagers to grandparents. Mary is a gifted artist with the experience, knowledge, and equipment that made this work for everyone.
Patty
August 2019
I really enjoyed my day painting with Mary. Our class size was small and the other student was much more experienced than I was, but she was able to accommodate her teaching to each of us at our own level. I left feeling encouraged and enthusiastic about continuing to learn to watercolor.
I really enjoyed my day painting with Mary. Our class size was small and the other student was much more experienced than I was, but she was able to accommodate her teaching to eac…
Claudia
August 2019
This was a great experience in a welcoming environment for a beginner like myself. Mary was able to offer advice to all participants regardless of their level of experience. Working outside in such a wonderful environment was inspirational.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hat, sunscreen, bug stuff, jacket, water bottle, wear comfortable waterproof shoes

Camera or phone camera