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Upcoming events

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Watercolors in Wonderland

July 13, 2020, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us to paint at Wonderland Trail in Acadia National Park. Instructor Erika Rosso will offer tips on capturing the spirit and personality of the birds we see with quick watercolor sketches using a gestural approach. Class size is limited to 8, ages 8 and older; children must be accompanied by an adult. Click on EXPAND to read more and reserve your spot. 



Friday Fun for Fledglings (Art Classes for Kids!)

July 17 - August 21, 2020

Join us under the Gilley Tent for fun art classes taught on select Fridays by Allison Maurais. Classes begin at 10:30am and are limited to 5 people only; children should come with an adult guardian. Reserve your spot by emailing Cost of the class is $5 per person, and covers instruction and materials. All classes will be outside and socially distanced; face coverings are required.

Allison Maurais is an artist, and the the all-grade art teacher at Conners-Emerson School in Bar Harbor. We are lucky to have her join us on staff at the Gilley during the summers.

Click on EXPAND for a complete list of classes.


Creating Foam Prints with Sherrie York

August 18, 2020, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Join us August 18 to make wonderful bird prints using simple materials and techniques - foam and line. Appropriate for all ages; under 8 should have supervision. Space is limited. Registration is required at: 207 244-777 or 

Past events

Paint a Peacock

July 3, 2020, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Paint a Peacock with artist Erika Rosso -- Use interesting patterns and colorful paints on canvas to create beautiful peacocks in the style of artist Starla Michele. Class limited to 5 and is held outside under our new tent! Face coverings required. Ages 8+. Paints and canvas provided. $10 fee to cover materials. Contact for questions or to register.

wooden bird carvings