The Isles of Shoals have been known for centuries as a naturally beautiful haven for creative people. From painters to poets, people have found a uniquely inspiring quality inherent in spending time on these islands, including Star Island.
Now is your chance to follow in the footsteps of painter Childe Hassam, novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne, and poet Celia Thaxter. Explore Star Island as an artist and attend one of the following summer programs that prompt you with creative endeavors, provide you with worthwhile adventures away from the distractions of mainland life.
And if you’re new* to Star Island, enjoy 30% off room and board when attending the full length of either of the following summer programs. How? With our Group Discount. You and your friends, whether part of a formal or informal group (an artist society, a book club, a writing group, etc…), simply need to select “Group Discount” when registering.
Saturday, June 20 to Saturday, June 27
This week-long program is great for someone who wants to be surrounded by people pursuing a variety of creative options. Workshops include music, writing, photography, visual arts, theater, and dance. The morning after you arrive on island, you’ll have the chance to choose from any of the workshop options to focus on for the rest of the week. Star Arts is a supportive environment that caters to beginners and professionals. Develop new skills, or stengthen the ones you already have.
Island Watercolor Intensive
Saturday, August 1 to Wednesday, August 5
Spend a few nights on Star Island and delve into the world of watercolor painting. The expansive ocean views, rocky coastline, and historic buildings will serve as ready subjects for your paintings. People of all skill levels are invited to participate.
* New to Star Island means that you’ve never attended the full-length of a summer program before. So even if you’ve only come for a day visit, you’re new to us.