...Leisurely Summertime Art Instruction in a Beautiful Place.

Summer Brushes
Painting Classes, Workshops and Retreats for Visitors
to Lubec, Maine, and Campobello Island, New Brunswick

Work En Plein Air in Oil or Pastel
Shawn Costello
Michael Chesley Johnson, PSA
Shawn  Costello Michael Chesley Johnson


Shawn offers painting workshops in Lubec during July and part of August. Students will paint on-location every day in "plein air" fashion among historic buildings, such as the McCurdy Smokehouse (built in the town's salmon fishing heydey), near scenic lighthouses and waterways, and among some of the most beautiful scenery coastal Maine has to offer.


Michael offers half-day, 4-day outdoor painting workshops July through September. Paint half the day and explore the rest of the day! Workshops are based at his Friar's Bay Studio Gallery on Campobello Island, NB. Paint in the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park, Herring Cove Provincial Park.

Artists Retreat Studios and Gallery