Acadian Arts Retreat Kennebunkport, Old River House

  • Date: September 16, 2022
  • Location: Old River House, Kennebunkport

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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 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. 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.

Tuition is $395. If you wish to book a room at The Old River House, send a check for $165 per night ($330 for the weekend) made out to Acadial Arts Retreats, 514 Mariaville Rd, Ellsworth, ME, 04605. Day students are also welcome.

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Old River House

52 Ocean Avenue
Kennebunkport  ME  04046  


Acadian Arts Retreats

Mary Laury