Studio at Cliff House Maine features our Artist in Residence, Ric Della Bernarda. By presenting this program here on property, our guests are able to experience Cape Neddick, and Maine, through the eyes of an artist - the very thing that made Ogunquit a vacation destination so many years ago.
Studio at Cliff House Maine is a working artists' studio. Here you will find Ric channeling his creativity onto canvas through oils and acrylics. Using the resort, the mighty Atlantic, our rugged coastline, quaint villages and 'Mainers' as his muses, Ric's visions come to life one brush-stroke at a time. In addition to the classes Ric offers here at the resort, guests can also purchase his original works, prints and postcards through the Studio and concierge.
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, by nature, held outdoors, on one of our balconies or in inclement weather indoors with a photo reference. Though this class is suitable for all experience levels, we recommend oil painting for ages 15+. For a family-style experience, consider our Paint-a-Memory classes. Reservations are custom-scheduled and require a minimum of 24 hours advance notice.
Cliff House is excited to offer a unique experience with our talented artist in residence, Ric Della Bernarda. Our signature Paint-a-Memory class is suitable for guests ages 7 and up. This hands-on learning experience will leave each student with their very own painted masterpiece. In each session, Ric will take his class through a step-by-step process in creating a memory to enjoy long after visiting Cliff House. Ric’s approachable demeaner and uncomplicated process of instruction is the perfect introduction for all ages interested in learning to paint. Students will experience an introduction to painting, exercises on mixing colors, how to form and build upon the subject matter, adding a background - with the crux of the lesson being about the expression of 'light'. Our Paint-a-Memory class is suitable for children, teens, and adults alike as it’s taught using acrylic paint and flat-lay painting. For those adults interested in oil painting, view our Plein Air classes.
PLEIN AIR PAINTING
PRIVATE OIL PAINTING CLASSES
Ric will lead our guests through their own discoveries with plein air painting. Classes are held outdoors, on one of our balconies, or in inclement weather indoors with a photo reference.
- AGES 15+ | NO EXPEREINCE NECESSARY | 2.5 HOUR CLASS TIME
- REGISTER WITH THE CONCIERGE TEAM AT 207-361-6245
- RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE 24 HRS IN ADVANCE
- SOLO $525 | COUPLES $550 | PRIVATE GROUP (3-4) $700
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PAINT A MEMORY
GROUP ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOP
This hands-on learning experience will leave each student with their own painted masterpiece. Ric will take the class through a step-by-step process in creating a memory to enjoy.
- AGES 7+ | NO EXPEREINCE NECESARY
- PRE- REGISTER WITH THE CONCIERGE TEAM AT 207-361-6245*
- AGES 7-18 MUST HAVE GUARDIAN ON PROPERTY**
- CANCELLATIONS MUST BE MADE 24 HRS IN ADVANCE
WEDNESDAY + FRIDAY: 3 - 4:45 PM
SATURDAY: 10 - 11:45 AM
**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.CLICK TO BOOK