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Experience hosted by Mary

6 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

"Painting Nature"
** 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!

In this full-day workshop, you will create your own landscape, seascape, or ‘nature portrait’ paintings, using the “king of media” — oil paints. (yes, you CAN paint with oils, 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)

Age Range:
18 - 108
Skill Level:
Beginner to expert
Please bring: Your Acadia National Park Pass, plus
lunch, reference photos (optional), hat, sunscreen, bug stuff, water bottle, comfortable shoes
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!
"Painting Nature"
** 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 clas…

Mary's commitment to safety

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

  • Equipment
    Oil Paints
    Paint Brushes
    2 Panels/1 canvas
    2 Bristol Board<b...
From $238
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Mary

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 2 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, 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, and the École des Beaux-Arts, ENSAD, Art Students League of New York, and La Jolla Arts. I'm a Finalist…
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Where you'll be

"Plein air" painting, location depending on season and weather. In case of inclement weather, course meets at Compass Rose Arts studio-gallery and we paint indoors.
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!
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 paint…
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 :)
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 ski…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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