Plein-air Painting Retreat – Hockomock Point in Bremen, Maine

with Jan-Willem & Nancy Boer of the Shenandoah Art Destination


6-day painting retreat, September 10 – 15, 2021

All inclusive

5 nights lodging, 5 breakfasts/6 lunches/5 dinners

Day 1 arrive morning 11:00 – 12:00; lunch at 12:30
Day 6 departure at 4pm

Single occupancy (artist) $1698
Double occupancy (two artists) in the same bedroom $1573 each
Non-artist spouse/partner in the same bedroom $1000
Single occupancy (artist) $1698
Double occupancy (participating artist) in the same bedroom $1573 each
Non-artist spouse/partner in the same bedroom $1000

Prices per person in US dollars ($)

*A non-artist spouse/partner price includes meals & lodging as the schedule of the artist.

Workshop Size: Minimum of 4 artists – maximum 10 (intermediate to experienced painters-all mediums) Any necessary costs for day trips would be extra. Any dietary restrictions/requests may require an extra charge.

Upon registration deposit of $250 required (non-refundable unless minimum # is not met); balance due 8 weeks prior to course date.

Accommodations: Some are single rooms and some are shared rooms with separate beds. Bathrooms are shared. You will be assigned a room – no requests.

Painting Opportunities:

Midcoast Maine is a favorite spot for vacationers, and many American painters —including Rockwell Kent, Robert Henri, the Wyeth family and many more. Paintable scenes on the property include the dock, a hammock by the sea, passing sailboats, and two barns.  Places nearby include clam flats, cliffs by a pond, a sand beach and Pemaquid Lighthouse.  The Audubon woods next door offer intimate, shaded views.  Stone walls run along a blueberry field.  The Audubon dock and fish house lie just across the water.  For a day trip, there’s Monhegan’s Island with its cliffs, lobster boats and village below a lighthouse.  An hour away stands Rockland’s Farnsworth Museum full of inspiring paintings.  Nearby lie the salt marshes of Thomaston where the Wyeths have painted.

How to get there:

The nearest easy airport is Portland, about 90 minutes away, or Boston, about 3.5 hours.  There are also flights from Boston to Rockland, about 45 minutes away. From the airport you can rent a car (we will send directions with your reservation). There is also a convenient twice-a-day bus service from downtown Boston or Boston’s Logan airport, or from the Portland Transportation Center (a short ride from the Portland airport), to Damariscotta, the nearest town, where we can pick you up.


Any questions? Call 612.221.1140


Shenandoah Art Destination, 325 Union Run, Lexington VA, USA. 24450

Established in 2010, The Shenandoah Art Destination is one of the only, art vacation retreat schools in the United States.  Home to students from all continents, the Shenandoah Art Destination offers rigorous art classes that include painting (oil and acrylic, watercolor, pastel), plein air painting, drawing, airbrush, drypoint, lino, mono printing and mixed media.
The Manors’s beautiful, 10-acre property is located in Lexington, Virginia, 50 miles north of Roanoke, VA.