Acadian Arts Retreat Roosevelt Campobello International Park New Brunswick Canada, Oct 6-9

  • April 04, 2023

Join Mary Laury, watercolor instructor, and Chris Toy, cooking instructor, for four days of indulging in your choice of painting or cooking in an idyllic natural setting. 

Step back in time to when President Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor, and their family escaped to Campobello and the natural beauty and clean air of their “beautiful little island”. We will be exclusive guests of the park, staying in the historic summer cottages.

Choose between Watercolor Painting or International Cooking.

Watercolor Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. If you have never painted in watercolors, we will start at the beginning. If you have painted before, you will pick up some new tips and tricks as well. We all learn together! Workshop participants will explore and paint the coastal scenery enjoyed by the summer residents at the turn of the 20th century.

Your cooking instructor, Chris Toy is the author of 6 popular cookbooks, a private chef, and has taught Asian fusion cooking for several Maine community education programs. Cooking students will learn how to  prepare a variety of recipes from Asia, Europe, and the Americas incorporating traditional and local ingredients. Each meal will actively engage cooks with the tools, techniques, and stories behind the  dishes being created.

All meals are included in the workshop fee as well as specially planned optional evening activities  designed to extend your learning from the day’s workshops.

$495 includes workshops and meals

to register contact;

Register for the retreat then call 506-752-6024 to make room reservations. 



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Mary Laury

514 Mariaville Road
Ellsworth  ME  04605-3422