Compass Rose Arts Gallery & Artspace

310 Main Street, Southwest Harbor, Maine, 04679

Tel/Text: 207-604-2932

info@compass-rose-arts.com

Gallery Open Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 1:00 pm - 6:00 PM

Class Schedule Varies 

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This one-day workshop starts you on a visual journey!  Learn how to choose subjects, create interesting compositions, work with watercolor and drawing media, and sketch on location.  We create journal pages in Acadia National Park, the harbors and boatyards — or inside quaint locales or in our cozy gallery, if weather keeps us inside. 

Your kit is included in the cost of this course, and you will take it with you at the end of the workshop!

The Watercolor Travel Journal

Age Range: 18 - 108                                            Skill Level: Beginner to expert

Time:  9:30 - 4, with break for lunch                   Cost:$150 — Includes your kit! 

 

Please bring (if the weather lets us work outside):
Hat, sunscreen, bug stuff, jacket, water bottle, and wear comfortable waterproof shoes

Dates in 2019:  June 8 and 9  August 10 and 11  September 14 and 15
**Other dates can be arranged, please email with requests**

 

Yes, we have one-day programs and workshops, Inquire Within!

Sketching Nature

Do you want to draw the beauty of the natural world?  In this one-day workshop we will explore the micro and macro structures in nature, using color and line.  Learn technique and composition, for landscape, scientific illustration, or just for your enjoyment!

Your kit is included in the cost of this course, and you will take it with you at the end of the workshop!

Age Range: 18 - 108                                            Skill Level: Beginner to expert

Time:  9:30 - 4, with break for lunch                   Cost:$150 — Includes your kit! 

 

Please bring (if the weather lets us work outside):
Hat, sunscreen, bug stuff, jacket, water bottle, and wear comfortable waterproof shoes

Dates in 2019:  June 8 and 9  August 10 and 11  September 14 and 15
**Other dates can be arranged, please contact us with requests**

 

Painting Nature

In this full-day workshop, you create your own landscape, seascape, or ‘nature portrait’ paintings, using the “king of media” — oil paints.  (we teach techniques to unlock your creativity).  We paint on location, weather permitting.  In the event of rain, we will work indoors.

Your kit is included in the cost of this course, and you take it with you at the end of the workshop!  (Instructions for flying with oil paint included)

 

Age Range: 18 - 108                                            Skill Level: Beginner to expert

Time:  9:30 - 4, with break for lunch                   Cost:$150 — Includes your kit! 

 

Please bring (if the weather lets us work outside):
Hat, sunscreen, bug stuff, jacket, water bottle, and wear comfortable waterproof shoes

Dates in 2019:June 8-9August 10-11September 14-15**Other dates can be arranged, please email with requests**

Kids' Classes & Parties

Young Artists, ages 10 - 18 can take individual or group lessons at our studio!  We host parties, or bring the party to you!  A variety of media and subject matter can be explored: traditional art media -- like acrylic and watercolor paint, and also fantasy and comic book art, beginning animation, and digital art on the iPad.  Cosplay, costuming, and sculpture with found objects can express a Young Artist's creativity!  Any art subject can be explored and experimented with in our art studio. 

 

Age Range: 10 - 18                                           Skill Level: Beginner to expert

Time:  To Be Determined                                 Cost:  Variable

 

Please bring:  Permission slip, other items according to subject or event

Dates in 2019:  Please contact us to arrange!

 

Mozart and Art

This unique art class for Senior Adults ​focuses on providing a studio cultural experience for adults experiencing cognitive, mobility, or life-threatening challenges.  This group is guided by the principle of 'process' over 'product', in that our senior students will re-experience the joy of creative work.  We play quiet classical music, and provide all art materials.  Artists take their work home with them.  Senior artists will be able to work with acrylic, watercolor, or colored pencils, with the guidance of your chaperones. 'Hand-over-hand' initiating is practiced.  Dignity is foremost, and enjoyment of an afternoon with art is the goal.  ** Studio has ramp access, and is handicapped-accessible**

 

Age Range:  55 - 110                                           Skill Level: Beginner to expert

Time:  Upon Arrangement                                 Cost: $30 per participant

Color Wednesdays

This group focuses on color art media -- anything NOT oil paints: watercolor, pastel, acrylic, colored pencil, oil pastel, or iPad.  Come and play with your art stuff!  I have some supplies I can sell you if you lack anything (well, I don't sell iPads, lol).  Carroll Drug has some stuff for sale as well  You can bring reference photos, work from your imagination, fantasy, or abstract.  It's all good!  We are outdoors 'en plein air' (on location) in good weather. 

Age Range: 18 - 108                                            Skill Level: Beginner to expert

Time:  1 - 3 pm, every Wednesday                       Cost:This is a Pay-Per-Session Group -- $10 per hour, honor                                                                                       system, put cash/check in the jar

Come when you can!                                               

Please text 207-604-2932 if you are coming, we'll set up a place for you to work.  

 

Paintings from Photographs

We work out composition, color correction, copyright, and 'likeness' in this drop-in course.  We work primarily with oil paints, but any media welcome.  We discuss goals, commissions, and technique.  Instructor Mary Ternus encourages you to bring your own reference photos, but we have some photo references in the studio.  Mastercopies can also be created, and guidelines will be discussed.

 

Age Range: 18 - 108                                            Skill Level: Beginner to expert

Time:  1 - 3 pm, every Wednesday                       Cost:This is a Pay-Per-Session Group $10 per hour, honor         

Come when you can!                                                system, put cash/check in the jar

Please text 207-604-2932

if you are coming so I can set up a place for you to work.  

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