Carol Jessen’s 2019 Workshop in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

This year’s workshop here in the beautiful state of Maine will be Sept. 9th – 13th.

If you’ve never been to Maine, you’re in for a treat.  Big pine woods, rocky shores, schooners, harbor scenes, quaint streets, and busy shipyards. Boothbay Harbor is a busy tourist spot, but also a working fishing port.  Plenty of subject matter to keep me coming back for forty years!

Our workshop headquarters is less than a mile from downtown.  A large space  with plenty of room to spread out provides a place to paint if the weather turns drippy.

Just down the street from the headquarters is a quiet lodge high above West Harbor Pond.  Many rooms at the Beach Cove Resort have refrigerators and  microwaves, and the rates are reasonable.  Mention my workshop for a discount.

There are also many other nice lodgings in town.  Check out the Chamber of Commerce website for more information.

The Harbor also features many fine restaurants.  I can recommend some if you’d like.

The workshop day begins at 9:00 a.m. sharp.  I will give a warm up talk to  highlight the day’s focus point: shapes, values, colors, composition, textures, etc.  We will then proceed to the day’s painting location where I will do a demo that will focus attention on the element of the day.  My demos typically last a little over an hour.  The rest of the time on location will be free for students to sketch, paint and photograph the area.  I will, of course, be available for suggestions.  

Finally, we will return to the headquarters for a short and gentle critique of the day’s paintings.  Usually we wrap up around 4:00, giving you time to rest up before dinner.

I hope you can join us in September.  We’ll have plenty of laughs in addition to the serious business of gaining insights to the painting process.  I can be reached by phone at  314-706-6333 or by email (see below) if you have questions.   By the way, tuition remains affordable at $400 for the week. And I can send you a supply list on request.

Here are some scenes to whet your whistle. 

Painting by Carol Jessen
Three Trapping by Carol Jessen
Painting by Carol Jessen

Happy painting!



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