Maine Coast: Boats, Sea, & Sky
Coastal Maine plein air in watercolor and mixed media.
- Amy Hosa—July 14–20
Note: This is a five-day course ending Friday evening. All levels of experience are welcome.
Join artist and instructor Amy Hosa in creating colorful compositions that capture the essence of Maine’s rocky coast and details of life along the shore. Each day we’ll travel to new locations—boatyards, harbors, lobster wharves, quaint towns, islands, fields of wildflowers, granite ledges, and more.
Experiment with a variety of mixed-media techniques perfect for plein air: pen and pencil, watercolor, charcoal, and pastels. You’ll develop color studies on location and also have time back in our “loft studio” to complete finished pieces using the media of choice.
Amy offers multiple step-by-step demos each day that address a range of skills: novice students learn basic drawing, composition, perspective, and color mixing; the experienced students are given challenges and advanced demos to develop new skills. In addition to the group demos, each student receives individual attention and personalized demos as they develop their work. Amy says, “I try to make this art experience both fun and a little challenging…for me, as well as, the students.”
Amy Hosa was attentive, encouraging, cheerful, friendly, respectful, and thoughtful. She shares her knowledge in a clear and understanding manner and clearly enjoys watching her students ‘get it.’ I was able to build on the experience I had and challenged to do more. A very enjoyable week with watercolors!”
Amy Hosa is excellent! I needed to be inspired to continue painting at home and Amy provided that. She is so encouraging and gives excellent, helpful critiques. A truly great week.”