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Winter Watercolor with Lesia Sochor

March 16, 2019

Tanglewood Camp in Lincolnville Maine is the setting for this Winter Watercolor Adventure. We will either snowshoe or hike the trails along the Ducktrap River. In my mind this is one of the most beautiful and peaceful watersheds on the mid-coast. The sparkling water, ice crystals, suspension bridge and forest ecosystem are spectacular. Using this backdrop for inspiration artist and teacher Lesia Sochor will guide students in painting with watercolors. By observing the natural surroundings, weather permitting, students will do…

Wings & Water

May 18, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

North Star Adventures, Sebasticook Regional Land Trust & James Macdonald Art Guitars bring you Wings & Water. Spend the day exploring the wetlands of Unity Pond . Experience the sights and sounds of spring as it arrives in Central Maine. Ecologist Gerry Saunders will identify some of the birds and plants that we discover on our journey. The majority of the Unity Pond wetlands are only accessible during the spring season. I love this part of Unity Pond. The narrow passageways,…

Summer Solstice Pastel Drawing & Hiking

June 21, 2019 @ 3:00 AM - 7:30 AM

Back by popular demand! Summer Solstice Pastel Drawing & Hiking.  Once again North Star Adventures LLC and Sweet Maple Corner Arts will join forces to bring you an unforgettable event... a Sunrise Hike on the Summer Solstice. We will return to Bald Rock Mountain in Lincolnville, Maine for a moderate three mile round-trip hike. On top we will be treated to spectacular views of Penobscot Bay and islands that float on the horizon in the early morning mist. At the summit Rachel Littlefield,…

Adventures in the Arts: Paddling & Pottery

August 2, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - August 4, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

North Star Adventures is thrilled to partner with Squidge Liljeblad Davis from Starflower Farm Studio. Squidge is a well-known and respected clay artist  who has maintained a studio, shown her work and taught as a visiting  artist throughout New England since 1972.  In her teaching, she combines  the principles of TaiChi/QiGong (which she has also studied and taught  for decades)  with the direct experience of place, spirit and art. In this wilderness experience, we will learn the 5 element qiGong and the basic skills of…

An Inward Journey: Paddling & Self-Discovery

August 23, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - August 25, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Tune in to Nature and allow your Authentic Self to unfold within you. Join us as we approach the “secret in plain sight,” the mystery of our human experience on this planet, with openness, curiosity and a true explorer’s enthusiasm.  On this retreat, we will invite encounters with our authentic self, enjoy glimpses of our being as a fiber in nature’s vast tapestry, feel the energy that runs through all things, and integrate our discoveries and experiences with a supportive…

Adventures in the Arts: Sea Kayaking and Nature Journaling

September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 AM - September 8, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Sea Kayaking and Nature Journaling on Penobscot Bay!  Last year we offered nature journaling as a full day program. It was so much fun that everyone decided that we needed to make it an overnight. Spend the day in the company of Harbor seals, osprey, guillemots, eiders, loons, and cormorants.  Launching from Castine Maine we will spend the day observing and recording the tranquility of Maine islands and critters that make them their home. By night we can enjoy the…

Songwriting, Island Exploration and Paddling with Sara Trunzo

September 13, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - September 15, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Songs can delight, awaken empathy, celebrate our sense of place, express our individual and collective stories, spark transformation, and offer healing. They are also fun… and a little magic! Join North Star Adventures staff and guest instructor, Sara Trunzo, for a weekend immersion (September 13-15, 2019) into song, nature, community, and our personal journeys on the shores of beautiful Freedom Pond. Participants will craft, refine, and share their music and lyrics through a variety of solo, collaborative, and group exercises.…

Goldsworthying with Jim Macdonald

September 27, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - September 29, 2019 @ 3:00 PM

Maine woods + Creativity + Playfulness = Goldsworthying! Join artist Jim Macdonald and guide Nancy Zane for a creative and fun weekend of lake and woods exploration! Inspired by the work of British sculptor, photographer, and environmentalist Andy Goldsworthy, we will take to the woods and create. The premise is simple- to enter the natural landscape with an artist's eye and create with materials at hand using only our hands. The art we create will be chronicled by the pictures…

Adventures in the Arts: October Knitting Retreat

October 11, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - October 13, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

Spend a glorious fall weekend in Maine on a beautiful remote lake surrounded by vibrant colors and glistening blue water. October is one of the most beautiful months in Maine. Paddle the quiet waters of Pocomoonshine or, perhaps hike the waters edge.  When the temperatures drop and the sun sets relax by the fire with a hot drink and learn to knit!  Materials will be provided to make a simple hat or scarf.  Experienced knitters are welcome too! Pocomoonshine Lake…

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