If you go . . .

Art New England

Bennington, Vt.



Workshops start July 14 and cost $860-$1,040, with discounts for those taking more than one. Room and board $520-$645. Participants who stay off-campus pay only the workshop fee and receive lunch daily as well as dinner on the first night.

Art camps around the region


Montserrat College of Art’s Summer Immersive Workshops Beverly

978-921-4242 ext. 1202


From June to mid-July, the college’s summer program offers about 20 workshops, including painting, mixed media, comics, woodblock painting, drawing, etching, film, digital arts, and collage. The workshops run for five days; the cost for most of them is $795 (or $715 before April 10), with housing running about $375 for a shared room,  or $500 for a private room.


Etruscan Places  




In late April, after offering workshops in Italy for 17 years, this company will host a four-day workshop in Ipswich painting the marshes of the Crane Estate.  Tuition is $525, room and board at the Inn of Castle Hill not included. The company will also offer workshops during the summer and fall in Tuscany and Civita Castellana, Italy. Fees $2,150-$2,950, depending on location and occupancy.


Maine Media College




Workshops are held in photography, filmmaking, multimedia, and design and book arts, and for high school students. The program includes destination workshops outside Rockport.
Tuition $1,000-$1,795.

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts  

Deer Isle



Workshops are held early June through the end of August in drawing, painting, glassblowing, quilting, weaving, blacksmithing, clay, fibers, glass, graphics, metals, wood, and writing. Tuition for most of this summer’s workshops is $855, with room and board ranging from a dorm room at $360 to a single with a bathroom at $1,860. (The final session is offered at reduced prices of $455 for tuition and similar discounts for room and board.)


Connect With Your Creativity  

Workshops in Monhegan Island and Acadia National Park, plus Italy in May



Salem-based artist Paula Beaulieu leads several on-site workshops each year. In May she will lead two groups to Italy for a week each painting in Umbria. The first week is sold out; the second is May 14-22. Cost is $2,100 and includes accommodations, meals, lessons, and local travel and sightseeing. Closer to home is a workshop slated for June 14-17 on Monhegan Island. Cost of $470 includes private accommodations with shared bath, meals, etc. Workshop Sept. 4-8 in Acadia National Park (single $559, double $380 per person).

New Hampshire

Painting the New Hampshire Landscape With Watercolor  

West Swanzey



This workshop comprises six days and five nights painting in the Mount Monadnock region. Cost is $588 and includes accommodations, meals, program-related activities, and lectures. There are 3 sessions: June 2-7, Sept. 8-13, and Sept. 15-20. The first week is for beginner to novice-level painters, the other two for intermediate to advanced watercolor artists. The program is coordinated by the Pilgrim Pines Conference Center.

Watercolor Painting on a Historic Ocean Island

Star Island



Paint amid the Isles of Shoals, reputed to have inspired Childe Hassam. Program includes instruction and opportunities to paint on-site and on Appledore Island. Evenings include talks on local history. There are 2 sessions: Aug. 24-30, and Sept. 2-8. Cost for the program is $875, which includes accommodations at the Star Island Conference and Retreat Center.