Paint Beautiful Acadia

Thursday 4

I told you I’d give you the details of my workshop before anyone else gets them:

Paint beautiful Acadia
August 7-19, 2016

Now expanded to two weeks!

Download a paper registration form.

Register online here.

Dramatic, inspirational Schoodic Peninsula in Maine’s Acadia National Park will be our base for a second year. By popular demand, we have expanded this workshop to two weeks.

This is the quiet side of Acadia, far from the hustle of Bar Harbor, but with the same dramatic rock formations, pounding surf, and stunning mountain views that make Acadia a worldwide tourist destination.

“This was my first art lesson since first grade. I loved Carol’s coaching style and hopefully I will have more opportunities to learn from her in a beautiful setting.” (Loren B.)


The Schoodic Peninsula is more secluded than the main body of the Park; only about 10% of park visitors ever get there. Its main feature is Schoodic Head at 440 feet above sea level.

Open sea, stunning views of Cadillac Mountain and veins of dark basalt running through red granite rocks are the dominant features of this “road less traveled.” Pines, birch, spruce, cedar, cherry, alder, mountain ash, and maples forest the land. There are numerous coves, inlets, islands, and lighthouses.

“This was the best painting instruction I have ever had. Carol’s advice in color mixing was particularly eye-opening. Her explanations are clear and easy to understand. She is very approachable and supportive. I would take this course again in a heartbeat.” (Carol T.)


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Concentrate on painting
You’ll be staying 12 nights at the beautiful Schoodic Institute, in the heart of Acadia’s Schoodic Peninsula. Your room and all meals are included, so no worries about logistics. (And, yes, we start with a lobster feast on arrival.) And of course there will be morning and afternoon instruction, Monday-Friday—or even a nocturne if you want to try it.

All skill levels and media
From beginner to advanced, we make you feel welcome. Watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastels — bring any or all. Carol Douglas brings two decades of experience teaching plein air to students nationwide.

Thursday 5

To register
The 12-day workshop is just $2700, including your private room with shared bath, meals, snacks, and instruction. A one-week (five day) option is available for $1600. Accommodations for non-painting partners and guests are also available. Your deposit of $900 holds your space.

$100 Early Bird discount if your deposit of $900 is received by March 1, 2016 OR $50 discount to members of NYPAP or returning students from any prior Carol L. Douglas workshop.


Refunds available up to 60 days prior to start, less a $50 administration fee. Complete registration form and return it by mail to Carol L. Douglas, PO Box 414, Rockport, ME, 04856-0414 with your $900 deposit, or call 585-201-1558 to make a credit card payment. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the workshop.

Carol Douglas

About Carol Douglas

Carol L. Douglas is a painter who lives, works and teaches in Rockport, ME. Her annual workshop will again be held on the Schoodic Peninsula in beautiful Acadia National Park, from August 6-11, 2017. Visit for more information.