MONHEGAN ISLAND RETREAT: Plein Air Painting, Yoga, Hiking & Museum Tour

  • Date: Sept 3-5,201
  • Time: 8am-8pm
  • Age: Adults
  • Price: $585
  • Artist: Melanie Barash Levitt

Join Melanie Levitt, owner of Jackson Art, for a unique experience combining plein air painting, (beginner and intermediate welcome) yoga, light hiking and touring Monhegan Island.  This retreat will be reserved for a small group taking place in one of the most beautiful places in the world!  We will spend a rustic weekend at the Trailing Yew. (hearty breakfast included) Cost includes painting instruction, two nights accommodation with breakfast at the Trailing Yew (your own private room),  group yoga class, wine/cheese welcome upon arrival and a tour around the island.  Melanie will be working in oils but you can also work in acrylics. You can also add a morning or evening massage to make the trip even more relaxing.  Participants are expected to cover costs of their lunch and dinner, transportation to and from the island, and their entry to the museum.  Participants should also bring all their own art supplies. (rent a French plein air easel from us for $35 for the weekend) More details to follow upon registering.  Cost: $585 per/person Friday, 9/3/21  – Sunday 9/5/21 (Included: two nights accommodations with breakfast at the Trailing Yew, Plein Air Painting Workshop, (all levels)  Yoga Class,  & wine and cheese welcome)
Melanie Barash Levitt has been exploring and painting on Monhegan Island for the last 17 years. Monhegan is a small, rocky island ten miles from the nearest mainland and scarcely a square mile in area. It is accessible only by boat and there are no cars or paved roads on the Island. Artists have been drawn to the rugged beauty of Monhegan for over 150 years.  The peaceful nature of the island combined with the picturesque landscape make Monhegan an ideal location to immerse yourself in  art and relaxation.  A packing list will be sent to registered students. (in case of inclement weather, we will paint from the Trailing Yew)

Weekend Schedule:
Friday,Sept 3.-Arrive late afternoon to Monhegan Island. Melanie will meet you at the ferry and will take you on a walk through Monhegan village. (your bags will be picked up and transported to the Trailing Yew)  We will have a wine and cheese welcome at the Trailing Yew and go over our weekend plans. In the evening we will have dinner at Fish Beach followed by a sunset painting demo.
Saturday, Sept 4, – We will enjoy a hearty breakfast at the Trailing Yew followed by a group yoga class and a morning painting session. In the afternoon we will take a short hike and enjoy a snack and optional beer tasting at Monhegan Brewing.  Evening painting session optional and lobster dinner at the Island Inn. (full menu if you don’t eat lobster)
Sunday, Sept 5-  We will enjoy another hearty breakfast at the Trailing Yew followed by a short hike around the island. We will visit the Monhegan museum and and then have a painting session in town near the ferry. Participants can take an afternoon ferry or spend and extra night on the island. (contact the Trailing Yew to extend your stay for an additional fee)

Cancellation Policy. We ask that you to give us four weeks notice if you need to cancel. You will receive a full refund minus $50 cancellation fee.  Cancellations should be made by phone by calling (603) 387-3463. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space.