plein air painting workshops on campobello island, new brunswick, lubec, maine

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"Loved the workshop. I think what I learned most is how much I don’t know. Plenty of tips and ideas to apply to challenges."

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Campobello Island (New Brunswick) - "Canada's Monhegan Island" - and Lubec (Maine) are quiet, beautiful retreats for the plein air painter. Think romantic lighthouses, cobblestone beaches, cliff overlooks, broad meadows, working harbours - and lobster! Only 9 miles long, Campobello Island is home to both the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park and the Herring Cove Provincial Park. Lubec, Maine, right across the border and only five minutes from the studio on Campobello, is a historic working waterfront with many opportunities for the painter. Both locations provide lodging and dining to make sure your workshop week is an enjoyable one!

Join plein air landscape painter Michael Chesley Johnson for small-size outdoor painting workshops
and painting retreats on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, and in Lubec, Maine, July-August 2015.

Looking for a small workshop? Paint Campobello plein air painting workshops are limited typically to only 4 students. You'll get much more feedback and personal help in these small workshops. (Workshop can also be based in Lubec, Maine, by request if you are from the US and don't have travel documents.)

Only 90 miles from Bar Harbor, Maine!

Workshops run Tuesday-Friday, 9-1. This leaves you plenty of time in the afternoons to explore the Island and the Maritimes - or, you can paint more on your own! Campobello Island and nearby Lubec, Maine, offer hiking, biking, kayaking, whale watch tours and more!

Price of each workshop - only US $300, not including lodging.
(Now offering lodging at Artists Retreat Studios & Gallery)
Class size is limited, so reserve soon!
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Looking for an extended trip? Consider the "Two-Nation Vacation"!

Michael Chesley Johnson, Painting Campobello IslandOne of the country's top plein air painters, Michael works in oil and pastel in the American Southwest, coastal Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. He has been an invited artist to many national plein air painting events over the years and has competed in challenging locations such as the Grand Canyon.

Elected a Master Pastellist by Pastel Artists Canada in 2008, he is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society and the Pastel Society of America and a juried member of Oil Painters of America. He is the author of Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil & Pastel and Through a Painter's Brush: A Year on Campobello Island. A long-time contributor to The Pastel Journal and Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine, he lives and paints on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, and in Sedona, Arizona. (Michael also teaches workshops in the winter in Sedona, Arizona. Michael also specializes in teaching small-size plein air workshops in oil and pastel for the intermediate and advanced level painter and for painters desiring mentoring. Visit www.PaintSedona.com for details. He also travels to teach. Visit the workshop schedule page of his website for details.)

Michael also has a large archive of tips and techniques for the plein air painter on his blog.

Don't miss this opportunity to study with a master!