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Bar Harbor

Mira Monte Inn 
Bar Harbor, Maine
June 24 - July 1 2024 

Our exciting artistic journey will take place in the peaceful, breathtaking surroundings of Mira Monte Inn, tucked away in a quaint town of Bar Harbor on the coast of Maine on Desert Isle. 

These accommodations are in an ideal location for shopping, dinning and getting to all the fun local adventures. 


What will be included for you the artist and guest...!!!


We will paint such a wide variety of subject matter, including Acadia National Park, local gardens, Victorian homes, the downtown village of Bar Harbor and don’t forget the pristine Atlantic lobster traps and lighthouses along the harbors and waterways. Group lessons on composition, color theory and value studies along with step by step demonstrations in oils and pastel outside and inside the facilities will be offered by me all day long. 


I will be at your service from 9:00am till 5:00pm daily. One-on-one attention and direction, along with group step by step lessons and full demonstrations every day. Upon arrival you will all receive an extensive itinerary of all the adventures we will be having while vacationing in this peaceful state. You will be able to loan our light weight pochade boxes, easels, tripod and pleinair chairs for the entire week. You will also receive two online classes including the following lessons on composition, pleinair techniques and color theory all prior to our departure. We will go to different locations every day morning and afternoon and a delicious lunch of your choice will be delivered to us which is also included. We will have informal onsite group critiques and most of all enjoy ourselves outdoors in good company with fun adventurous like-minded artists. Spouses, bff’s, sons, daughters, sisters and brothers are also welcome to participate as artists or come explore this breathtaking paradise as non-artists. Remember I teach all artistic levels and as always welcome everyone.


There are so many activities for non-artist to participate in at one of the most breathtaking national parks available to us on the east coast.

We will all have a pass to access  one evening lesson for our sunset painting class on top of the famous Cadillac Mountain on Desert Isle in Acadia. One early Morning we will venture out before dawn to another location at the harbor in town painting the beauty of the first light of day. Another adventure will be our trip to Schoodic Peninsula which is also part of the Acadia National Park and we will take one full day and venture on the cliffs to paint the majestic waves on the edge of the Atlantic together. We will venture into the main streets of town for a little urban sketching with watercolor and fine micron work. We can not pass up our 3 hour puffin, seal and light house excursion, departing from the harbor in town on afternoon. You can bring your art materials on the ship or a camera to record our exciting subject matter. Sunday afternoon will commence our pleinair lessons and will come to a close with our individual final sharing of all are magical works of art we created while together for our amazing week. We will share our experiences and our art in our dining room at the inn over some tea and cookies. After we will all venture out that evening together to our closing supper together in a quaint local lobster shack on the outskirts of our village. This will conclude our memorable LightScapes Studio 2024 Bar Harbor PleinAir Retreat. The final delight will be a Shutterfly photo album book I will be creating for you of our entire experience after returning home. 


Everything mentioned above will be covered in the retreat fee per person. Those who are interested to join our 2024 retreat please download and fill out a room reservation form below and mail in a $500 dollar check for your deposit to hold your space on the retreat. I also have a very entertaining presentation video I can share with you if you would like more information. Please message me and I will share that with you today. After registering you will pick out your suite at the Mira Monte Inn and we will then have an online meeting to gather together all work out transportation and all pertinent details and concerns.


All accommodations have been pre-booked in advance and they were gracious enough to honor 2023 prices for all our guests. The hotel and dinners will be separate from the artists and quest fees. Including is the lodging for 7 nights in a private boutique bed & breakfast at the elegant Mira Monte Inn located in downtown Bar Harbor. Every suite has open windows and a balcony, AC, some have a fire place as well, all breakfasts  will be served on the wrap around Victorian porch or dining rooms served daily by the gourmet chef on site.  All dinners with the exception of our last lobster supper and the boutique hotel accommodation’s will be at the discretion of each individual person and not included in the total artist fee. This will be an unforgettable artistic getaway remember we are fulling up, there are still a couple of suites available. Please contact me and we can get you a room and answer all your concerns.

Reserve your spot on our 2024 retreat to Bar Harbor, Maine. Fill out the form below and you will be contacted shortly. Thank you and we look forward to having you come aboard.

Secure your reservation on our upcoming retreat!

Thank you for your interest! Be on the lookout for an email from LightScapes Studio for more information.

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