Hosted by The Gallery at Somes Sound, The Ascending Landscape with Donald Demers is designed to provide direction for the individual artist; recognizing where they are in their artistic evolution and move them to a higher level of consciousness and execution.  It will address all creative components of the artistic process such as: idea, design and composition, draftsmanship, color and value arrangement and manipulation etc.  It will further include discussions about the philosophy and intention behind the works. 

Don will provide daily demonstrations, brief visual exercises and conduct extensive individual instruction with each student.  

This workshop is intended for experienced painters and will focus on plein air painting at and around Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island, Maine.  It is assumed that participants have their own methods and tools of choice, however, we will send you an optional material’s list at time of registration.

REGISTRATION PROCESS: This workshop accommodates 12 participants and there are currently five spaces available, early registration is recommended. Registration deadline is March 27th – to register please contact Tyra Hanson at  Please provide a brief bio, verifying your level of experience as a painter. Tuition is $750 per person for the 4 days and will be due upon confirmation of your registration.
Lodging suggestions will be made available at time of registration.
During this Workshop, Gallery at Somes Sound will follow the State of Maine's mandated quarantine practices surrounding the COVID-19 virus along with wearing masks and social distancing.