Acadian Arts Spring Retreat at Harbor View House

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Acadian Arts Spring Retreat at Harbor View House

 April 18-21, 2021

$395 covers workshop and all meals 

Escape to a lovely Victorian inn on the coast of Maine with an intimate group of artists and cooks. You'll get to choose one of three hands-on workshops plus an opportunity to experience one or more of the other offerings during our four days together. All meals and workshop materials are included. For Overnight accommodations please contact The Harbor View House in Prospect Harbor (  Day students are also welcome.

Here are the workshops:

Watercolor Painting is an exciting medium; it flows and moves and does beautiful things. Instructor Mary Laury has been recognized for her work by the Maine Arts Commission. Workshop participants will do landscapes and seascapes in this 4 session course. 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!

We'll begin with a demo and lesson. Weather permitting, we will go outside for plein air painting. This Inn has a breathtaking view, visible from the lawn, porch, and parlor. Later in the week we'll finish up with show and tell. We will do studies of sky, water, and rocks, culminating in a finished painting (or two) of a seascape. Materials will be provided but bring what you have. Your instructor will call to discuss materials and details.

International Fusion Homestyle Cooking for a Crowd engages all the senses. Cooking instructor and author of 6 cookbooks, Chris Toy has been teaching Asian themed and fusion recipes privately, for community education statewide, Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School in York, La Roux Kitchen in Portland, and Now You're Cooking in Bath.  Together you'll prepare great tasting lunches and hearty dinners for yourselves and fellow artists. Instruction will include selection and care of tools, (knives, woks, cast iron) history of recipes (back stories) , finding, choosing and preparing ingredients (shopping tips) , and techniques for getting great results in record time (tips and tricks). All supplies and tools will be provided..We'll be hands-on so bring your aprons, cutting boards, and hand towels.






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Mary Laury

Mariaville Road
Ellsworth, ME  ME  04605