Experience hosted by Mary

  1. 4.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and French

What you'll do

I am excited to paint with you on beautiful Mt. Desert Island, Maine! It is a joy to paint here, and I welcome ‘Experiencers’ of any age (over 14), background, or level of experience! Your kit included in the cost of this course, and you will take it with you at the end of the workshop!
This class is **weather-dependent**: we work outdoors. !n case of bad weather I must cancel, sadly (of course you wouldn't be charged).

In this full-day workshop, you create landscape, seascape, or ‘nature portrait’ paintings, using the “king of media":oil paints. (techniques will be taught). We paint on location. Your kit is included in the cost of this course, and you take it with you at the end of the workshop! (Instructions for flying with oil paint included)
Please bring hat, sunscreen, bug stuff, jacket, water bottle, wear comfortable shoes
Helpful: A cell phone, snack, mask
Skill Level: Any
I am excited to paint with you on beautiful Mt. Desert Island, Maine! It is a joy to paint here, and I welcome ‘Experiencers’ of any age (over 14), background, or level of experience! Your kit included in the cost of this course, and you will take it with you at the end of the workshop!
This class is **weather-dependent**: we work outdoors. !n case of bad weather I must cancel, sadly (of course you wouldn't be charged).

In this f…

What's included

  • Equipment
    Oil Paints
    Paint Brushes
    2 Panels/1 canvas
    2 Bristol Board<b...

Meet your Host, Mary

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a professional painter and teacher with many years of experience. I love guiding folks of all ages in learning -- or relearning -- skills in painting and drawing realistically. 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, Kamille Corry and others, and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, École Nationale Superieure des Arts-Decoratifs, and Art Students League of New York. I'm a Finalist in ARC, and have an MA with Distinction in Digital Media from London Metropolitan University.
I live year-round in Bar Harbor, and create commissioned work and gallery paintings, and I teach all ages of learners. Acadia National Park is my backyard, and I am excited to show off her beauty!
I am a professional painter and teacher with many years of experience. I love guiding folks of all ages in learning -- or relearning -- skills in painting and drawing realistically. 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, Kamille Corry and others, and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, École Nationale Superieure des Arts-Decoratifs, and…
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Where you'll be

"Plein air" painting -- forests, harbors, boatyards, or coast. I choose locations that have a variety of painting choices, with parking and restroom (or portapotty, sorry!). There may be no vendors, so participants should bring items for their comfort.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

SuEllen
September 2021
Fantastic oil painting experience! Mary brought all the materials we needed—high quality and abundant—and personalized the experience to our interests (painting the ocean and autumn trees), abilities and the weather. Perfect combination of instruction, encouragement, suggestions and time to simply paint paint paint. We loved it!
Barbara
August 2021
Mary was delightful to be with. Her instruction was clear, helpful, and entertaining. I had fun and felt the morning was very worthwhile.
Joanne
June 2021
Mary is a wonderful art instructor who goes the extra mile for her students. She's well prepared, truly understands and appreciates her craft and is most accommodating about location and painting preferences. My husband and I are both beginners with very different styles and she made the experience extremely enjoyable for both of us.
Ann
October 2019
I very much enjoyed Mary's oil painting workshop. She is a well organized, knowledgeable and encouraging teacher. She took me step by step through the process of creating a painting and was full of history, tips, stories and methods. She provides participants with everything they need to complete the task, including a generous pack of art materials to take home. The workshop time flew by and was time well spent. Highly recommend!
Vanessa
June 2019
Mary is absolutely amazing! I booked this experience as a Father’s Day gift for my dad and I. We had a wonderful time, and Mary was able to quickly and efficiently teach us new skills while making us feel like we were just having a great time. I would recommend Mary and her art classes highly to ANYONE in the area! I felt like I made a friend as well :)
Deborah
September 2021
This experience was the highlight of my trip to Acadia. Best souvenir!

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Hat, sunscreen, bug stuff, jacket, water bottle, wear comfortable waterproof shoes
Camera or phone camera
Great attitude and sense of adventure!
Bag or Backpack to carry your kit in

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.