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."

Campobello Island is a quiet, beautiful island retreat for the plein air painter. Think romantic lighthouses, cobblestone beaches, cliff overlooks, broad meadows, working harbours - and lobster! Only 9 miles long, Campobello is home to both the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park and the Herring Cove Provincial Park. Together, the parks offer 3,000 acres of natural scenery for you to enjoy. Campobello Island and nearby Lubec, Maine, 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, July-September 2014.

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.

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!
Click Here for Schedules and Sign Up

Also Offering Special Maine-Only Workshops in Lubec, Maine (see schedule)

Looking for an extended trip? Consider the "Two-Nation Vacation"!

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Michael Chesley Johnson, Painting Campobello IslandMichael is an oil and pastel painter working in the American Southwest, coastal Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. He 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. Elected a Master Pastellist by Pastel Artists Canada in 2008, he is a Signature Member of 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. 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.