Evelyn Dunphy Studio
Plein Air Watercolor Workshop
Frederic Church Camps, Millinocket Lake, Maine
August 18 -21, 2016
us in this historic series of painting workshops. Stunning views of Katahdin,
comfortable rustic camps, small groups with lots of individual attention. It's
an unforgettable experience in a historic setting.
can imagine how happy I am to be the first artist invited to teach workshops here.
Our groups were the first gatherings of painters at the camps since they
were purchased from the last Church heir fifty years ago. We have made
views from the camp are spectacular. You may choose different vantage points
all within 200 feet of the large porch on the back of the main camp.
year I am planning a day trip for painting in Baxter State Park which is a
few miles away. We’ll take picnic
lunches and show you some new and beautiful views of our majestic Katahdin.
My goal for the workshop is to provide
you with the instruction, coaching, exchange of ideas and demonstrations to
enable you to take your painting skills to new levels.
demonstrations will be in watercolor; other mediums are very welcome.
All program participants should
arrive by 12:00 noon at the designated meeting place in Millinocket. Details
will be provided after registration.
We are offering two options for housing.
At the Church camps, you may sign up a private or shared
accommodation. Full descriptions available; just email
or call me at 207-443-5045.
There is no running water or electricity at the camps, just
as it would have been in Church's time. Everyone uses the pump in the kitchen
for washing, and it's the custom to take a pitcher and wash basin to our camp
at night to wash up in the morning. We also have a new shower cabin with
"warm" water: (solar). Be prepared to use a charming outhouse! The
outhouses are new and near each camp.
The main camp with its big fireplace is the most wonderful
place to gather in early morning with coffee; invariably everyone is up early
to see the sun come up on the lake. We’ve even had “sunrise bonfires”! At the
end of the day we gather for a critique and conversation before dinner. Meals
are planned so that we can take advantage of the best light of the day.
is at 8:00 am so that those who wish to be up early and paint or photograph
while the sun is rising and the skies are usually so beautiful may do so, and
others can sleep a little longer.
participating in the workshop may stay at the Big Moose Inn which is just 2 ½
miles from the camps on the main road. It’s a very comfortable historic inn,
with charming rooms, and all the comforts of home (electricity, running water,
you decide to stay there, please make your reservations through their website
and do let them know that you are attending my workshop. This is a very popular spot so it is good to
restaurant at the Big Moose Inn Is excellent.
have dinner there as well as at the River Drivers Restaurant: http://www.neoc.com/river-drivers-restaurant-maine/
SHOULD YOU OPT TO STAY AT THE BIG MOOSE INN, PLEASE DEDUCT
$30.00 FROM THE WORKSHOP FEE AS YOU WILL BE HAVING BREAKFAST AT THE INN BEFORE
COMING INTO THE WORKSHOP. Of course, if
you choose, you are welcome to get up early and come on in to the camps to
watch the sunrise and have breakfast with the other artists who are staying
there. Just let us know your choice.
workshop officially begins at 9:30 am. We break for lunch at noon. Dinner is
planned for 6:30 pm as that generally means that we have the best of the light
before sitting down. Since we have our "happy hour" around 5:00
-5:30, there is little chance that anyone will get too hungry!
the event of a rainy day, the large original room of the Church camp is
immediately turned into a studio, tables are ready and the generator provides
light. I have been told by workshop students that "even if it doesn't
rain, you should plan a rainy day event"! Everyone finds that a day of
intensive painting instruction in various elements of the landscape is so helpful.
What is Included:
Tuition - small group allows much personal attention,
Daily demonstrations, critiques & shared
conversation around the fireplace at the end of the day.
Lodging and all meals, including lunch, catered by a
Entrance to Baxter State Park for plein air painting
is NOT included:
Transportation to Millinocket
Rooms at the Big Moose Inn (please see adjusted fees for
those staying there)
Wine, beer, incidental food supplies that you may want to
Towels – please bring your own, including extra for swimming
in August. If you are arriving by plane, just let me know and I will provide
towels so that you do not need to use up valuable space and weight.
FEES FOR EACH WORKSHOP
THE CHURCH CAMPS
Lodging, Meals and Tuition - 3 Nights
Three accommodation choices
for One Student: $900.00 or $935.00 depending on accommodation OR
Each Student in a Shared Room upstairs in main
Partners sharing accommodations: $600.00, including all meals, accommodations
and full participation in the enjoyment of the Church property. You may like to
bring a canoe or kayak, as the camps are right on the shore of the lake;
perfect swimming, too!
ARTISTS WHO STAY AT THE BIG MOOSE INN OR OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS:
Lunch, Dinner, and use of all amenities of the camps: $755.00
dinner is Thursday night, and last lunch is on Sunday, as the workshop ends on
Sunday afternoon at 4:00 pm) Non-painting companions: $535.00
STATE PARK The camps are only a few
miles from Baxter State Park with 200,000 acres of wilderness for camping and
hiking. Gorgeous views of Mount Katahdin, rushing streams, moose sightings,
rafting, canoeing, kayaking - lots to do for anyone who comes along with a
painting partner. Or plan your vacation to include the workshop and a camping
trip - or stay for a few days longer in an inn and do day trips in the park.
deposit of $500.00 is required upon registration. The balance is due by May 30th.
Please make checks payable in US funds to:
Dunphy Studio, 596 Foster Point Road, West Bath, ME 04530.
"This workshop surpassed all of my expectations".
Looking for an artists’ retreat with beauty, camaraderie, peace,
good food and excellent watercolor training? Evelyn Dunphy's watercolor retreat
at Frederic Church's summer camp on Millinocket Lake is for you. Her mastery of
the medium is skilled on a level not often found. She isavailable and
shares her knowledge freely. If you are at a level where you want to move
forward with your work, this is the workshop for you.
"I loved the small group workshop;
everything that I hoped for, and more".
This is so much more than a "workshop". It is an
experience. Open yourselves to the beauty of the setting and Maine wilderness.
Know that you will leave before you are ready to leave....more relaxed, a
better painter and having made some wonderful friends - and paintings. Sharon
This workshop has helped me to use watercolor in ways I admired in
other's work. Dan Ryan
join me in a week of painting in this unforgettable place. Send me an email at
email@example.com or phone 207-443-5045 with any questions. I am looking
forward to hearing from you.