The Watercolor Travel Journal

Bar Harbor, United States

Experience hosted by Mary

3.5 hours, Hosted in English and French
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

I am excited to paint with you on beautiful Mt. Desert Island, Maine! It is a joy to paint here, and I welcome ‘Experiencers’ of any age (over 14), background, or level of experience!
This half-day workshop starts you on a visual travel journal. Learn to choose subjects, create interesting compositions, work with watercolor and drawing media, and sketch on location. Your kit included in the cost of this course, and you will take it with you at the end of the workshop!
This class is **weather-dependent**: we work outdoors. !n case of bad weather I must cancel, sadly (of course you wouldn't be charged).
Please bring National Park Pass (we will not paint in ANP, but nearby), hat, sunscreen, bug stuff, jacket, water bottle, wear comfortable shoes
Helpful: A cell phone, snack, mask
Skill Level: Any
Cost: $110 — Includes your kit!
Time: 9:30 - 1 (or later? :D)
Q&A:
Must we wear masks?
AirBNB Ex is not requiring masks at this time. I am fully vaccinated, and I hope you are too!

Can I bring kids or dog?
If it's okay with the whole group, it's fine! The adult with them MUST take full responsibility. Dogs must be leashed.

If you or someone in your group has mobility issues, please let me know. I try to choose good accessibility locales.

Can't wait to paint with you!
I am excited to paint with you on beautiful Mt. Desert Island, Maine! It is a joy to paint here, and I welcome ‘Experiencers’ of any age (over 14), background, or level of experience!
This half-day workshop starts you on a visual travel journal. Learn to choose subjects, create interesting compositions, work with watercolor and drawing media, and sketch on location. Your kit included in the cost of this course, and you will take it with you…

What's included

  • Equipment
    You keep:
    Watercolor journal and cards, brushes, watercolor pencils, w...

Meet your host, Mary

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 28 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a professional painter and teacher with many years of experience. I love guiding folks of all ages in learning -- or relearning -- skills in painting and drawing realistically. It is amazing to see the transformation, as students learn mastery of tools and techniques, and take home their own artwork!
I learned from masters -- Max Ginsburg, Sebastian Capella, Kamille Corry and others, and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, École Nationale Superieure des Arts-Decoratifs, and Art Students League of New York. I'm a Finalist in ARC, and have an MA with Distinction in Digital Media from London Metropolitan University.
I live year-round in Bar Harbor, and create commissioned work and gallery paintings, and I teach all ages of learners. Acadia National Park is my backyard, and I am excited to show off her beauty!
I am a professional painter and teacher with many years of experience. I love guiding folks of all ages in learning -- or relearning -- skills in painting and drawing realistically. It is amazing to see the transformation, as students learn mastery of tools and techniques, and take home their own artwork!
I learned from masters -- Max Ginsburg, Sebastian Capella, Kamille Corry and others, and studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, École Nationale Superieure des Arts-Decoratifs, and…
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Where you'll be

Forests, harbors, boatyards, or coast. I choose locations that have a variety of painting choices, with parking and a restroom (or porta-potty). There may be no vendors, so participants should bring items for their comfort.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 28 reviews.

Marti
September 2021
Mary is so lovely. She was so helpful for both my husband and I who both have very little painting experience. We had a lovely time. She loves what she does and is able to translate that love to others easily.
Coty
September 2021
Mary is just fantastic. Super friendly, and knows her craft well. She is more than willing to offer assistance, but not pushy about your choice of location, subject, or method. She genuinely just wants to see you enjoy something that she is passionate about as well! Great experience, all the way around, no matter your experience level!
Annie
September 2021
Mary was a great host and teacher. She was super informative and helped anyone who asked and needed more help. If you were working independently she let you do your thing.
Lara
August 2021
Mary is the epitome of kindness. Car troubles precluded us from attending class but she went out of her way to make sure we were taken care of—she called an auto shop for us and offered to pick us up. She also provided a ton of awesome insight on things to do in the area. Should we come back to MDI, we will definitely be taking her class. She is a truly wonderful person and we can’t express strongly enough how much we appreciate her kindness and thoughtfulness!
Deanne
August 2021
Mary was fun and inspiring. She made sure everyone was getting the most out of our day together. I would surely take her class again, the next time I'm in the area.
Kaitlin
July 2021
This was fantastic! I have absolutely no watercolor or painting experience, so was a bit nervous I’d be more stressed trying to capture things exactly as I wanted. However, Mary is so helpful in providing tips for painting different types of scenery and so encouraging throughout the whole process. It was so relaxing to be away from the hustle and bustle of life and just sit down with a beautiful view and experiment with watercolor. I can’t recommend this experience enough and would absolutely do it again when visiting Bar Habor.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Hat, sunscreen, bug stuff, jacket, water bottle, wear comfortable waterproof shoes

Camera or phone camera