Policies and more info (Private lessons)

Parking and Arrival

Parking is available on the street an at garages on Elm Street closer to Cumberland and Congress Streets. After 5pm and all weekend there is free parking available in the lot right next to the building. The studio is open by appointment only so please arrive right at your lesson time (the door may be locked if you arrive early). If you have any trouble finding it or are running late, please call 207-899-6972.


A 24 hour cancellation policy applies to private lessons, but more time is greatly appreciated. Please contact me as soon as you know you will miss your lesson. Lessons cancelled without 24 hours notice will incur the lesson fee. For workshops, please see separate policies here

In the case of instructor illness or severe inclement weather your lesson will be rescheduled.   


We use stools or chairs and upright easels. If you need any special accommodation or if you have equipment preferences please let me know in advance so I can set up the studio for your best comfort. Please wear comfortable clothing that you won’t mind getting messy. I do have smocks and aprons for students to use. 


If you have specific goals for your lesson, or if you plan to bring reference materials with you please let me know ahead of time so I can set up appropriately. You do not need to bring any materials with you to your first lesson.