Summer Art Workshops at Fogo Island Inn

The arrival of longer days, warmer sunshine, and an abundance of wildflowers in bloom brings an atmosphere of creativity, inspiration, and exploration to Newfoundland’s Fogo Island.

Guests staying at Fogo Island Inn will experience first-hand the artistic benefits of being far away from far away on a remote island off an island in the North Atlantic. They can reserve time with resident and visiting artists for workshops in a variety of artistic media that stimulate creativity and open their hearts and minds to the beauty of Fogo Island just waiting to be translated into works of art. From painting and printmaking to drawing and frottage—a wide variety of offerings are available to participants of all levels of expertise and experience. These bespoke classes tailored to each guests’ interests and allow guests to explore both traditional and contemporary art and design practices.

Local painter M’Liz Keefe  will open her studio to host workshops, and weather permitting she will guide guests across the island’s wild and remote landscapes to paint en plein air. Keefe is an accomplished artist, who has exhibited in New York, Boston, California and New Mexico, as well as in Newfoundland. Her landscapes, rendered in oil paint, wood stove ashes, wax, and powdered pigments, express the vastness and moodiness of Fogo Island.

Kay Burns is a multidisciplinary artist who as part of her art practice has been developing projects pertaining to the Flat Earth for about three decades. Her work includes diverse artistic forms, such as performance art, sculpture, audio, locative media, and photography. Her work has been presented in Reykjavik, Amsterdam, Belfast, New York and Los Angeles, and across Canada from Dawson City to St. John's. She revived the defunct Canadian chapter of the Flat Earth Society in 2003, and opened the Museum of the Flat Earth on Fogo Island in 2016. She has been a resident of Newfoundland since 2009, after relocating from Calgary.

Available in one of our Seven Seasons