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Here's the things to know about Watercolor...

It can be unpredictable. 
And that can be the Magic of it !
Be mindful that working with outside t​emperature that is too hot, too cold or just too humid can affect the way your paint handles and dries.
It is helpful to work on a Watercolor block for better control.

Because one of the important things in painting in Watercolor is to preserve the surface integrity of the paper, it is desirable to be confident in your drawing skill and not use an eraser to compromise your working surface
The workshop is casual and meant to be enjoyable, so a good suggestion would be to have a basic drawing course under your belt, if you need a refresher 

or have not taken a Watercolor workshop before. read on...

Watercolor workshops
when non artists think about maybe doing some painting, they think Watercolors may be a simple way to begin. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Remember what you started with in kindergarten ?

Unlike oil painting, Watercolor paint uses 'water' as a vehicle. 
To contain water, you use a 'container', right ? 
When you paint with Water, there is no 'container'.
You learn to control what the medium can do, to a degree...
 but, some of the best parts come in uncontrolled strokes, 
which is the beauty of it. 
You can then produce mood and a sense of space. 
You learn to predict the varying of what colors sink in, 
what colors stain and the timing of the drying surface before more paint can be added to get different effects,

You let the Watercolor respond to the water, water is energy,that's your vehicle. Water is in every cell of our body.
And the amazing, happy accidents begin to appear and bloom and mix...
And the best parts frequently are unplanned and as you gain experience, they are somewhat predictable. You learn how to get certain effects and other times it's fun to produce surprises.

But, what isn't much fun and it see it sometimes in my workshops, is when someone is struggling to draw from life 
and all they've done previously is trace or project or copy photographs.

None of that takes place in a en plein air art workshop.
So, if you're thinking about taking an art workshop and painting from life, you need to practice drawing from life. Filling in between the lines does no justice to the delicate beauty and sensitivity of a Watercolor painting. ©JR Baldini

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Full refunds available up to 45 days from start of workshop, minus a $50.00 fee. 
We regret, less than 45 days from start of class, because of advance reservations, no refunds are available.

 Non painting companions are welcome!. 

Questions ? Call Mon - Sat EST 9-5 at 1 800 393-7270

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Full refunds available up to 45 days from start of workshop, minus a $50.00 fee.

We regret, less than 45 days from start of class, because of advance reservations, no refunds are available.

 Non painting companions welcome!. 
My Watercolor Workshop Philosophy

"The intuitive qualities of water". This is a series I am doing. The medium of watercolor, because it utilizes the vehicle of water, allows you to free up limitations, inhibitions and become more intuitive, as you allow your most 'authentic creative self' to flow from your heart space through your brush by the amazing qualities of 'water'. Plain everyday water can be 'a life force' , 'a creative force' and a 'change force' for your inward and outer reality. The fluid characteristics of water, allow for delightfully uncontrolled, genuine responses.

Who can benefit from "The intuitive qualities of watercolor" workshop ?...
non artists
watercolor artists
oil painters and those who work in other mediums...

I worked in watercolor for 25 years exclusively, to loosen up my painting style, after formal training as a child from the age of ten. Professionally, I continue to use watercolors for the very personal response it brings into my work.
Contact me for more info or future dates at my studio for this workshop series. 

LIST of SUPPLIES suggested upon registration
Accommodation suggestions

The Island Inn                                                                           The Monhegan House

Inc. breakfast                                                                  

1-207-596-0371                                                                       includes breakfast

email [email protected]                                                  email : [email protected]                                                  ( 207)594-7983    

                                              Let them know you are part of the workshop

Shining Sails B & B    1-207-596-0041   rooms & cottages 

Hitchcock House       1-207-594-8137 efficiencies 

Bracketts Oar House    [email protected]

Tribler  Cottage       1-207-594-2445 efficiencies - Richard Farrell, proprietor

Rental cottages on Monhegan Island located 10 miles off the coast of Maine. Call Maryann for availability and rates. 207-596-0175 [email protected]

Visit the Fish House for the best Lobster, Clam Rolls and Fish

Travel by plane - We suggest trying

Service is available to Rockland about 25 min. away (Knox County )and Portland International (about 2 hours away) TRANSPORTATION from Portland Airport HERE

By car

From the South

Route 95 North to exit 22 on to Coastal Route 1 to Rte 131 South to Port Clyde

From the North

Coastal Route 1 to Rte 131 South to Port Clyde

Monhegan Boat Line
Port Clyde
P.O. Box 238
Port Clyde, Maine 04855
Fax (207) 372-8547 [email protected] 

Balmy Days Boat
Boothbay Harbor
800 298-2284

The Hardy Boat
New Harbor
1 (800) PUFFIN

Flights into KNOX COUNTY airport with Jet Blue 

Now, Cape Air is “Code-Shared” with Jet Blue.  This simplifies the process for passengers and should eliminate nearly all the frustrations previously experienced.  You can schedule your entire flight through Cape Air (or Jet Blue) and receive one ticket.  Nearly all the third party sites now recognize RKD and Cape Air’s more frequent summer schedule flights are already loaded in the system.   

You can contact Cape Air locally at 207-596-7604 and you can make reservations at 1-866-227-3247 or at

If you have any comments about their service please contact the 

Knox County Regional Airport Manager at 207-594-4131 or [email protected].

Schooner Bay Taxi
(207) 594-5000
Toll Free   (877) 594-5001  

Rockland Taxi 207-596-2575

Hit the Road Taxi 
23 Alder Ln, PO Box 235, South Thomaston, ME 
Tell Barbara We sent you!!

There are three ferry companies providing service to Monhegan. The most frequent option is the Monhegan Boat Line, leaving three times daily from Port Clyde in the high season. This is the only year-round ferry (actually, there are two ferries, the Elizabeth Ann and the elegant, older Laura B, a converted Army transport built in 1943); in winter they make the trip three times a week, weather permitting. Roundtrip fare is around $32. ($16 for kids); boxes of provisions and large items cost extra. Parking is available for around $7/day.

The Balmy Days II ferry leaves from Boothbay Harbor once a day and also offers half-hour cruises around Monhegan. Service is from May until October and the price is around $30 ? roundtrip. Parking is available for around $6/day.?

Hardy Boat Cruises leave from New Harbor twice a day during high season. A seal watch is included on the return trip. 

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What a great workshop! It was exactly what I'd hoped for because it struck the right balance for me of instruction and time to practice what I learned.
Jacq is not only a wonderful artist but she is also a skilled and dedicated teacher: encouraging, sensitive,
honest and completely devoted to the art of painting.

Thank you so much for my private tutorial at Burnt Head. I learned more from you about watercolor in 2 hrs. than I did in an 8 week course I'd just finished!

                                              Judy Kamm

 Such s perfect workshop with such beautiful sharers/facilitators!!      

                                                JA Anderson,

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