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Drawing, Writing, and Watercolor Painting Canoe Trip with Tessa O'Brien


Join Tessa O'Brien for a 4 day scenic summer canoe trip deep into Maine's Northwoods. During our travels we will stop often so that you can spend time recording your beautiful surroundings through drawing, water coloring and creative writing. Evenings will offer a chance for relaxing and conversing with Tessa and your trip mates.

Pay What You Will Pricing

As a pay what you want organization, the actual price is for you to decide. We offer a suggested price based on our costs to help you make your decision. We consider your payment amount as confidential. 

We ask for a deposit when you sign up for the trip. We suggest twenty percent of what you expect to pay. The deposit will help us with the costs of preparation for the course.

We expect your final payment within a week of the trip’s end.

Suggested Price: $1,200


We will travel from Spencer Rips to Whetstone Falls on the East Branch of the Penobscot, exploring the waters and shores of the new Kathadin Woods and Waters National Monument. We will paddle between 5 and 10 miles a day, carried along by the river. In addition to canoeing, we will have the option of a day hike to Deasey Mountain Fire Lookout.


On this expedition, canoes and paper are your vehicles to explore one of Maine's most beautiful rivers. Tessa O'Brien will lead drawing and watercolor painting sessions, helping you hone your skills. In addition to painting and drawing, Tessa will lead guided writing exercises exploring the relationships between language, creativity, and a regular artistic practice. This trip is designed for both beginner and experienced artists. It is designed to either build your confidence or simply do your own work in remote and inspiring places.


Sign Up

If you are interested in this trip please contact us to sign up. Once you have reserved your spot, we will send you an equipment list and guide you through preparing for the course.