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Paint Outdoors in Portland, Maine!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.South Portland, United States

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Experience hosted by Jo-Ann

3.5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Paint plein air in the scenic Portland area in the foot steps of Winslow Homer. We will be painting on rocky shores studded with lighthouses, in pastoral marshes or seaside gardens. This 3 hour workshop will introduce you to stunningly beautiful landscapes loved by local artists. I will give you tips for painting outdoors with watercolor medium. You will start a painting that captures your unique interpretation of the ever changing Maine landscape. What better way to remember your visit to Maine?

Experience required? No. Beginners through advanced painters are welcome!

Transportation to each location is not included and will be chosen based on weather and availability. Each location will be within a 15 minute or less drive from Portland, Maine.

I will provide materials and equipment needed to paint outdoors.

Classes will be held at locations known to local professional artists as ideal locations for painting and photography. These areas may require light hiking and standing for extended periods. Comfortable footwear, clothing and sun protection are recommended.
Paint plein air in the scenic Portland area in the foot steps of Winslow Homer. We will be painting on rocky shores studded with lighthouses, in pastoral marshes or seaside gardens. This 3 hour workshop will introduce you to stunningly beautiful landscapes loved by local artists. I will give you tips for painting outdoors with watercolor medium. You will start a painting that captures your unique interpretation of the ever changing Maine landsca…

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What's included

  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    Plein air painting equipment including easels, sunbrellas, professional wat...
From $95
/ person

Meet your host, Jo-Ann

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 12 Reviews
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Jo-Ann has sketched and painted since childhood. She studied Biology and Art History at Rutgers University. She has expanded on her undergraduate education by taking master painting classes and self directed studies over the course of her life. Her work has received recognition in juried art shows and she sells her work in local galleries. Jo-Ann enjoys teaching classes that explore local culture and history through artistic endeavors. She is excited to share her expertise in drawing and painting with art lovers pursuing an immersive and interactive art experience.
Jo-Ann has sketched and painted since childhood. She studied Biology and Art History at Rutgers University. She has expanded on her undergraduate education by taking master painting classes and self directed studies over the course of her life. Her work has received recognition in juried art shows and she sells her work in local galleries. Jo-Ann enjoys teaching classes that explore local culture and history through artistic endeavors. She is excited to share her expertise in drawing and painti…
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Where you'll be

The place we'll paint will be subject to weather and other factors. Please let Jo-Ann know if you require a site that offers wheelchair access and you have specific requirements to participate in your outdoor painting experience. There are a variety of excellent painting locations favored by local artists that can be considered. We’ll paint a lighthouse, pastoral marshland, rocky coasts, or cottages and gardens by the sea.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Penny
October 2019
A really fun experience during our first trip to Portland! Jo-Ann gave a lot of good tips to help us with our artwork.
Chris
September 2019
My experience with Jo-Ann was excellent. She gave suggestions regarding my painting as a beginner that helped me see my subject in a new way. We had a really fun morning with one on one instructions.
Carmen
September 2019
Plein aire painting has always been on my bucket list and Jo-Ann made the experience magical! I will always remember the scenic views that she chose to showcase Portland ME.
Christina
August 2019
JoAnn thought of everything! My mom and me had a great time learning to paint. The setting was perfect. I am a beginner, but JoAnn was able to provide guidance and encouragement that made it easy and fun. Highly recommend!
Suzi
August 2019
A Maine Coast treat for this New England native living in the land-locked Midwest. As a painter, I could have easily spent the full day engrossed, but the three hour, fully-supplied (Jo-Ann thought of everything, from art supplies to bodily comforts!) plein air paint-out was exactly the fresh, fun, salty tonic for which my parched soul has longed. All this *and a lighthouse? Beauty! Joy! And gratitude.
A Maine Coast treat for this New England native living in the land-locked Midwest. As a painter, I could have easily spent the full day engrossed, but the three hour, fully-supplie…
Ursula
August 2019
Jo-Ann was impeccably prepared, kind and thoughtful. She paid attention to the finest details to make us comfortable. She brought bug spray, snacks, sun screen and even sun-brellas. She also chose a STUNNING location and was skillful in her tips and delivery. I left with a much better understanding of water color painting. So glad we did this!
Jo-Ann was impeccably prepared, kind and thoughtful. She paid attention to the finest details to make us comfortable. She brought bug spray, snacks, sun screen and even sun-brellas…

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    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.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

    More tips

    Painting outdoors is weather dependent and subject to relocating indoors to my studio space. Bring comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen and bug repellent. I provide you with art supplies and water.

    What to bring

    Comfortable shoes (sneakers), layers, wide brim hat, sunscreen and bug repellent.