The Studio at Cliff House welcomes our Artist in Residence, Ric Della Bernarda. By having a local artist here on property, our guests are able to experience Cape Neddick through the eyes of an artist, the very thing that made Ogunquit a vacation destination so many years ago.
PLEIN AIR PAINTING CLASSES
What is Plein Air Painting? Originating in the early 1800s, Plein Air is simply the act of painting outdoors. This style of creation became popular as tubes of oil paint became available to artists, prior to that many artists were mixing their own paints from raw pigments. Over time, artists found that immersing themselves in the landscapes they were painting led to more vivid art pieces. At Cliff House, we are excited to have Ric lead our guests through their own discoveries with plein air painting. This is a year-round program with painting classes being held outdoors, on one of our balconies or in inclement weather indoors with a photo reference. Reservations need to be made 24 hours in advance of the class.
Open Group Classes
Group Classes are 2.5 hours with a mid-class break, and are available select weekdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 10am - 12:30pm. Spots must be reserved by calling our reservations team at 855-210-6901 or, visiting our concierge staff. Group Classes are $175 per person.
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Paint a Memory Class
This hands-on learning experience will leave each student with their very own painted Lobster masterpiece. Each Wednesday and Friday Ric will take his class through a step-by-step process in creating a memory to enjoy long after visiting Cliff House. Ric’s uncomplicated process of instruction is the perfect introduction for all ages interested in learning to paint.
Classes will be held for ages 7+ each Wednesday and Friday from 3:00PM to 4:45PM in the Cape Neddick A Salon (head past Tiller and take a right!) starting on July 1st and ending on September 2nd. $75.00 per person. To reserve please call 207-361-6245.
Call to reserve early as classes are a maximum of 12 guests, Walk ins welcome based upon availability. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of class start time.
*Minors aged 7-18 must have a guardian on property, guardian will need to be present to sign a participation waiver at the start of class.