Water Color Adventure with Doris Rice 2023

September 4 - September 8

Growing your artistic skills with watercolor in a beautiful, historical setting among fellow artists 

You are invited to join me on Star Island for a unique watercolor experience.

We’ll be following in the footsteps of other artists who have, for the past century, been inspired by the rugged beauty of this New England island.

Rocks and sea meet here to take us back in time. Life is more simple, just a short ride from the Portsmouth dock, but a world away!

Classes will be held indoors (studio) and outside (plein air).

Experience in painting brings discovery of your own style. You’ll work with skill development and build confidence with watercolor as a medium.

The community setting, working in a group setting provides supportive feedback…..A chance to Learn and Grow!

Workshop participants travel out to Star Island, travel details available upon registration. We will settle in exploring and sketching that first day, to get oriented. There will be painting demonstrations each morning, personal supervised painting time, gathering late afternoon for an evaluation of the day’s work. On departure day……sketchbooks and small works this day, because our materials will be packed for the boat.

Bring your own painting materials. Supply list available on www.dorisrice.com

Star Island provides a camp environment, with other groups mingling in the family dining room, shared spaces, involved in a variety of programs.

Accommodation choices are available, select for your own needs. Some rooms have a minimum of stairs to handle. The views everywhere are inspiring.

Walking out on the rocks is optional, there are many scenes right there near the hotel. We’ll cover all that we can in our time.


Doris Rice

Program Fee


Room & Board

The rates below are per person for the full length of the conference.

Standard Shared: $541 | Standard Single: $723

Motel Shared: $658 | Motel Single: $954 

Boat Schedule

September 4: Depart Portsmouth at 12:50 PM, arrive to Star Island at 2:00 PM

September 8: Depart Star Island at 11:45 AM, arrive in Portsmouth at 1:15 PM


Contact conference registrar, Brenda Watts, at brendajoycewatts@gmail.com