The Farnsworth Art Museum will present a weeklong plein air landscape painting workshop at one of Maine’s most scenic sites, the oceanfront property of artist and instructor Kayla Mohammadi and internationally renowned artist John Walker, Monday through Friday, July 18 through 22, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Each day will begin with a demonstration and brief lecture, followed by participants working individually with one-on-one instruction and gathering at times for group critique. Participants are welcome to paint using either acrylic or oils; and should bring a bagged lunch.

The workshop is open to beginners to advanced painters; participants should have some basic skills in drawing and painting. Some shaded locations will be available, and indoor locations are available in case of rain.

Guest artist Walker will be available in the mornings and at the final critique. Walker’s paintings are in major museum collections worldwide including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.; The Tate, London; Portland Museum of Art; Farnsworth Art Museum and others. He was director of graduate painting and sculpture at Boston University and now paints full-time.

Instructor Mohammadi received her BFA in 1998 from the University of Washington in Seattle and her MFA in 2002 from Boston University. Currently she is a Lecturer in Fine Arts at Massachusetts College of Arts. She has been a visiting artist and lecturer at Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.; St. Mary's College in Maryland; UMass Boston; Northeastern University; and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. The award-winning artist’s work may be seen at Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland and online at

Fee for this program is $553, $487 for Farnsworth members. To register, visit

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