En Plein Air Painting Workshop at Bakers Island


August 16, 2018, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Salem Ferry Dock, 10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA, 01970

Essex Heritage is pleased to offer an exceptional opportunity for beginner to intermediate level painters to capture the beauty of Bakers Island Light Station through the artistic stylings of en plein air this summer! 

Join landscape painter, Brett Gamache, for a 6 hour workshop at beautiful Bakers Island Light Station, 10 acres on the north end of Bakers Island, Salem, MA! You can paint the historic buildings, the natural landscape along the trails, the magnificent rocky shoreline seascapes with the Misery Islands and the Beverly-Manchester coast. Brett will lead this program which will include painting instruction on techniques, discussion and review paired with relaxing by the beach and a picnic lunch.    


About Brett Gamache

Brett holds an MFA in painting from the University of New Hampshire and a BFA from MassArt. He has exhibited widely, and completed fully funded residencies at Rocky Neck Artists Colony , the Vermont Studio Center and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He is a Fulbright Grant recipient (Italy 2007-08) and currently teaches art at MASS Art, Montserrat College of Art and the Cambridge Studio School. Brett lives and works in Ipswich, MA, to see his work visit: www.brettgamache.com

Adventure aboard Essex Heritage’s landing craft Naumkeag leaving from the Salem Ferry dock, 10 Blaney Street, Salem, MA. 

  • Trip takes approximately 25 minutes each way. 
  • 5 hours of painting time on the island.
  • Pack a lunch, beverages and picnic by the lighthouse. 
  • Bring a hat with visor, comfortable shoes and painting attire, and swimsuit and towel (optional).

Cost: $85 per person

**Suggested materials list will be sent upon registration, supplies are not included.

Bathroom facilities and non-potable water available.