Skip’s Famous Maine Workshops July 10-14, and/or July 17-21, 2017

Workshop Details

Price: i week $550 - 2 weeks $950

Contact Name: Skip Lawrence

Contact Phone: 240-626-1134

Contact Email:

Contact Website:

Pemaquid Point at New Harbor, Maine
Workshop headquarters is:
Hotel Pemaquid
Bristol Road
New Harbor, Maine 04554

Start Date: July, 10 2017

End Date: July, 21 2017

Workshop Overview


17:1 Deck Chairs

“Deck Chairs” 22″x 22″ acrylic on paper

Skip Lawrence’s Maine Workshop Information 2015

Philosophy- I believe that our images come from our thinking not from our hands. Techniques and materials are the tools we use to present our ideas. It is what we think about that gives our art passion, uniqueness, personality, and identify. It is more difficult to paint like someone else than to create like self. Students who stop thinking about how other artist work and what new materials to buy are the most creative and happy.

How the Class Works- To help you find your most honest style I will act as coach, technical advisor, and conscience. This process begins with a 20 minute private consultation in which we look at your most recent work and discuss your immediate and long term goals. I believe this to be the most insightful, meaningful and productive time we share. This is where the real work of creating begins. Please bring 10 or so digital images of your work (flash drive, computer, iPad all work. Please, no slides or disks).

Each day at 9AM I will make a presentation featuring artist, ideas, and even some techniques. There will be two class critiques one on Wednesday at 9 AM and one on Friday at 2 PM. I will offer at least 2  demonstrations per week to be announced.

This is an art workshop and all media are allowed. While there is a small art supply store in Damariscotta it is best to bring whatever you will need and plenty of it. Bring more than you think you will need as you do not want to get on a roll and be stopped by lack of materials.

Lodging – Most people stay at the Hotel Pemaquid, the workshop headquarters. This is where the class meets. Many students choose to paint outdoors on the hotel grounds nestled under a tree where the smell of the sea, sounds of bell buoys, and touch of Maine breezes inform our thoughts and support our positive emotions.

Hotel Pemaquid
3098 Bristol Road
New Harbor, ME 04554
(207) 677-2312

July Students staying at the Hotel Pemaquid get  the off-season rate for accommodations.

Transportation – A car is the most convenient means of transportation. Portland Jetport is the nearest terminal. There are car rental and shuttles available from the airport ( about 1 and a half hours drive).

Skip Lawrence’s Maine Workshop Information 2017

Date and Tuition – July 10-14 or July17-21, 2017 students taking both weeks will be given preference for class spaces.

commitment required.)
1 week tuition $550. 2 week tuition $950.

To reserve space send $200 check made out to WILLIAM LAWRENCE, 5000 Old Bartholows, Mount Airy, MD 21771. Please note on your check the dates you are enrolling for, and include a note with updated contact info including email, cell number and mailing address.