At Stafford there was an attempt made to accommodate beginners apart from more experienced artists. This arrangement did not last too many years, since some of the newer painters did not take kindly to being segregated as beginners. But the pattern of ten-day sessions, with a series of instructors, which had begun at Allison’s, was continued. And painters could still come for whatever length of time they wished, suiting their schedules to whichever of the available teachers they wished to study under. Scholarships remained on the agenda, and many college students retain vivid memories of their Colony experience.
Stafford Springs was quite different from the old Allison’s Wells environment. There were cottages spread around the grounds on one side of the road, four rooms to each. This, ironically, had been the site of another old resort hotel, of which nothing now remained but a few foundation ruins.