Mary Brooking
Maine artist

Remember that classes make great gifts for all occasions!
THE SKY IS NOT BLUE acrylic landscape painting course - Mary Brooking, instructor

Learn to let go of fear and turn a canvas or piece of paper into a window on a world all your own in this casual and non-judgmental series of six 2-hour studio classes. All experience levels welcome. 

We will explore color theory, basic landscape principles, making good use of reference materials, and LOTS of tips and tricks gleaned from decades of painting!

Paint, palettes, brushes and paper are supplied, so you need bring nothing to class except your willingness to paint and learn.

Mondays 10-noon, 1:30-3:30pm, and 6-8pm beginning January 10 2022.
Watch this page for updates! Masked and distanced; 6-student maximum attendance; supplies provided.
No Zoom classes are planned at this time.

$160 for six-week course; missed classes are not refundable. 
Click to register by email and for payment information. Be sure to mention which class you're interested in.
Starting soon
WRITE. PAINT. REPEAT.
A weekend of immersive creativity, off the grid.

October 9-10, 2021
at the Campbell Homestead and AirBnB in Washington, Maine

The acts of writing and painting enable us to express our unique visions of the world, and convey our stories and truths.


In response to Covid-19 - please read this in its entirety before signing up
It has taken a lot of time and thought to come up with what I hope is the best possible response to Covid, for today. Bear in mind that with the passage of time, and perhaps not very much time, this protocol may change.

1. Please be vaccinated. No one will ask you for proof at the door, but for your own safety and out of respect for other participants, please do not sign up for painting classes if you are not vaccinated. If you feel ill, please do not attend.

2. As of November 19, 2021, the Maine CDC advises that masks be worn in public indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Please wear a mask to class until further notice. We can all hope that transmission rates trend downward as the course progresses, but it's far better to be safe than sorry. 

3. Classes will be limited to no more than six students. Each student will have their own work table.
I hope that thinking proactively and intentionally about these Covid protocols will make you feel comfortable and help you to remain as safe as possible during painting classes in my studio.
The autumn retreat was WONDERFUL! Thanks to all who attended and look for a repeat in the future.