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 March 21 2022

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$160 for six-week course; missed classes are not refundable. 
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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 - UPDATED - 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 February 25, 2022, the CDC advises that masks need not be worn by vaccinated people in public indoor spaces, if local transmission rates are low. Masks will not be required in class unless transmission rates rise again or CDC guidelines change. However, if an immune-compromised student attends then I will wear a mask and ask the rest of the class to do the same. 

3. Classes will be limited to no more than seven students. (This is a change from the previous classes, which were limited to six students, because I have rearranged the room.) Each student will have their own work table with chairs spaced six feet apart.

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.