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Program #2387RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Equipment Requirements
Please refer to the attached Watercolor Supply List provided by the instructor.

Itinerary for May 5 — May 10, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Conference Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Conference Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
62 Warwick Center Road (at 60 Hoyt Road)
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning is available in each room. Please bring an alarm clock, radio, hair dryer, and shampoo since these amenities are not available. Each room has its own private bath.

Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center rooms in our West House, where participants stay, have private bathrooms and air conditioning. The dining hall as well as the classrooms are air conditioned. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Eight miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $72.00/night
Additional nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 05 - Arrival, Registration, Program Orientation and In...
Afternoon: Arrive at The Warwick Conference Center in late afternoon for check in beginning at 4:30 p.m. and continuing to 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a Wine and Cheese Reception and introduce yourself to fellow participants.

Dinner: Dinner is in the East House Dining Hall. Enjoy a bountiful buffet with entries varying from turkey, pork, chicken, fish, etc. Dinner will include a fresh salad bar, vegetables, potatoes, rolls, and dessert. All meals at The Warwick Conference Center include a vegetarian option.

Evening: Following dinner there will be a time of introductions and an orientation session to familiarize everyone with The Warwick Conference Center and the week's activities.

Lodging: The Warwick Conference Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Conference Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Conference Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
62 Warwick Center Road (at 60 Hoyt Road)
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning is available in each room. Please bring an alarm clock, radio, hair dryer, and shampoo since these amenities are not available. Each room has its own private bath.

Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center rooms in our West House, where participants stay, have private bathrooms and air conditioning. The dining hall as well as the classrooms are air conditioned. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Eight miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $72.00/night
Additional nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 06 - Meet local watercolor artist, Authur Gilmore, who...
Meet local watercolor artist, Authur Gilmore, who will share his history as an artist and present a demonstration as well as exhibit some of his work.

Note: The Watercolor Workshop is located at the lower level and requires going down a flight of stairs.

Breakfast: Wake up to a hearty breakfast buffet. Daily entrees will rotate, but you can look forward to a variety of breakfast foods including scrambled eggs, pancakes, french toast, ham, bacon, oatmeal, toast, muffins, yogurt, cold cereal, and hot coffee, tea, and orange juice.

Morning: The first watercolor class in the Assembly Hall will begin with a review of several techniques including mixing colors, wet on wet process, and then beginning your first painting.

Lunch: Lunch will be served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall. Enjoy various menus which will include a fresh salad bar, wraps, soup, potato bar, sandwiches and other entrees.

Afternoon: The watercolor class will resume in the Watercolor Workshop with continued work on your first painting as well as practicing new techniques. After a little down time local watercolor artist, Aurthur Gilmore, will present a demonstration and offer an exhibit of some of his paintings.

Dinner: Dinner will be served buffet style at 6:00 p.m. in the East House Dining Hall.

Evening: Following dinner the watercolor class will continue in the lower level Assembly Hall. Among other topics you will learn about negative and positive space and color theory through a demonstration and hands-on experience. After class enjoy an evening snack in the East House Dining Hall. An optional introduction to Pacem in Terris will be held in preparation for tomorrows visit via DVD entitled "The Art of Being Human".

Lodging: The Warwick Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Conference Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Conference Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
62 Warwick Center Road (at 60 Hoyt Road)
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning is available in each room. Please bring an alarm clock, radio, hair dryer, and shampoo since these amenities are not available. Each room has its own private bath.

Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center rooms in our West House, where participants stay, have private bathrooms and air conditioning. The dining hall as well as the classrooms are air conditioned. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Eight miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $72.00/night
Additional nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 07 - Enjoy a visit to Pacem in Terris, a six-acre scul...
Enjoy a visit to Pacem in Terris, a six-acre sculpture garden dedicated to Peace, created by Dutch sculptor, painter and author, Dr. Frederick Franck.

Note: Be prepared to walk on uneven ground for approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Breakfast: Wake up to a hearty breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: The morning lecture will include an expert-led lecture and demonstration with hands-on experience including expert guidance and critiques.

Lunch: Lunch served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Afternoon: An optional visit will be made to Pacem in Terris, a six acre sculpture garden. Dr. Franck, a Dutch-born sculptor, painter and author created Pacem in Terris, a retreat dedicated to peace and art. The garden contains some 70 large-scale sculptures in steel, stone, wood and glass. Enjoy the sculpture garden and the grounds; and for those who wish, there is an opportunity to sketch and paint. The Watercolor Workshop will remain open for independent work.

Dinner: Dinner will be served buffet style at 6:00 p.m. in the East House Dining Hall.

Evening: The evening comprises an expert-led lecture on watercolor instruction and includes hands-on experiences. An evening snack will be served in the East House Dining Hall.

Lodging: The Warwick Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Conference Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Conference Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
62 Warwick Center Road (at 60 Hoyt Road)
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning is available in each room. Please bring an alarm clock, radio, hair dryer, and shampoo since these amenities are not available. Each room has its own private bath.

Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center rooms in our West House, where participants stay, have private bathrooms and air conditioning. The dining hall as well as the classrooms are air conditioned. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Eight miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $72.00/night
Additional nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 08 - Enjoy an optional visit to The Warwick Conference...
Breakfast: Breakfast will be served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: Be prepared for an expert-led lecture on watercolor instruction including a discussion on landscape, movement, shapes, and shadows along with hands-on experiences under the guidance of the artist/instructor.

Lunch: Enjoy a satisfying lunch served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Afternoon: After a bit of free time, continue painting under the watchful guidance of the artist/instructor who will instruct and critique.

Dinner: Enjoy a bountiful dinner served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Evening: Learn from an optional visit to The Warwick Conference Center's Art Gallery led by the artist/instructor which will include critiques and art history. The Watercolor Workshop will remain open for independent work. Enjoy an evening snack in the East House Dining Hall.

Lodging: The Warwick Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Conference Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Conference Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
62 Warwick Center Road (at 60 Hoyt Road)
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning is available in each room. Please bring an alarm clock, radio, hair dryer, and shampoo since these amenities are not available. Each room has its own private bath.

Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center rooms in our West House, where participants stay, have private bathrooms and air conditioning. The dining hall as well as the classrooms are air conditioned. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Eight miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $72.00/night
Additional nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 09 -
Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: Continue learning with an expert-led lecture and demonstration followed by hands-on-experience.

Lunch: Lunch will be served buffet style in the East House DIning Hall.

Afternoon: After a short break enjoy hands-on-painting experience under the watchful eye of the artist who will encouragingly critique. Enjoy a demonstration and expert-led lecture.

Dinner: A plentiful buffet dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. in the East House Dining Hall.

Evening: Enjoy an optional evening sharing the work you have accomplished during the week as well as experiencing a "Show and Tell" with a fellow group who has spent the week with the art of embroidering. The Watercolor Workshop will remain open for independent work. Come to the East House Dining Hall for a "Make Your Own Sundae" evening snack.

Lodging: The Warwick Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, May 10 -
Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: Enjoy the final expert-led lecture by the artist/instructor including painting tips, helpful resources, and instruction.

Lunch: A delicious buffet "send-off" lunch will be served at 11:00 a.m. in the East House Dining Hall followed by good-byes to new friends. Departure immediately after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


The Warwick Conference Center
Demarest Hill WineryVisit a local winery where 28 different wines are created from select varietal grapes by a master vintner who learned wine making in Italy. The wineries' specialties include Warwick Black Pearl and Peach Wine, both from the vineyards at this winery. Phone: 845 986-4723.
For additional information, visit: www.demaresthillwinery.com
Dia:BeaconDia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, Dia Art Foundation's museum in the Hudson Valley, presents one of the world's most distinguished collections of contemporary art. Situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York, the museum occupies a 300,000-square-foot former box-printing facility, a model of modern industrial construction. The 240,000 square feet of exhibition space is illuminated by natural light and provides an ideal site for contemporary art. Phone: 845 440-0100.
For additional information, visit: www.diaart.org
Harness Racing Museum & Hall of FameDrive a sulky to the finish line in the 3-D simulator. Riveting state-of-the-art and interactive exhibits. Call and judge a race. Theaters tell the fascinating history of America's first sport. Open daily from 10 - 6. Phone: 845 294-6330.
For additional information, visit: www.harnessmuseum.com
Huguenot StreetA National Historic Landmark District since 1985, Huguenot Street is the site of six original stone houses, the earliest dating to 1692. Marvelously well preserved under the protective wing of the Huguenot Historical Society, these houses, a fort and a reconstructed 1717 French church and burial ground, are a priceless heritage of the 12 French Huguenot families who settled here some 300 years ago, in what was then the Dutch colonies. Tours available May through October, Tuesday through Sunday. Phone: 845 255-1889.
For additional information, visit: www.hhs-newpaltz.org
Pride of the HudsonCruise through history and the majestic beauty of the Hudson River on a 2-hour narrated sightseeing cruise. Phone: 800 979-3370.
For additional information, visit: www.prideofthehudson.com
Storm King Art CenterVisit Storm King Art Center, America's leading outdoor sculpture park and museum, an enchanting realm where art and nature meet. See more than 100 masterworks by sculptors such as Magdalena Abakanowicz, Siah Armajani, Alice Aycock, Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, Andy Goldsworthy, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Richard Serra, and David Smith in a 500-acre sculpture park. Open Wednesday through Sunday: April 1 to October 31, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; November 1 to 15, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Phone: 845 534-3115.
For additional information, visit: www.skac.org
The Museum at Bethel WoodsThe Sixties was a decade that defined a generation and culminated in three days of peace, love, and music for 500,000 people at the 1969 Woodstock festival on Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York. Four decades later, you can visit the site and museum and enjoy a concert on the stage. You can study the unique American experiences of the 1960s that highlight the social, political, cultural, and musical transformations of the period as well as its legacy today. Phone: 866 781-2922.
For additional information, visit: www.bethelwoodscenter.org
The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorSince 1932, 1.7 million Purple Heart medals have been awarded to America's servicemen and women wounded or lost in combat. The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor preserves the compelling stories of their sacrifice. Listen to the veterans' stories in their own words in the hall's theaters and browse through the electronic Roll of Honor, featuring the names of Purple Heart recipients. Visit the exhibition galleries for a first-hand experience that cannot be conveyed in history books. Phone: 877 284-6667.
For additional information, visit: www.thepurpleheart.com
Washington's HeadquartersGen. Washington made this fieldstone farmhouse his Continental Army headquarters and spent more time here than anywhere else during the Revolutionary War. At this site, Washington created and awarded the original purple heart badge. In 1850 the property became our nation's first public historic site. Open Wed. - Sat., 10-5. Sun. 1-5. Phone: 845 562-1195.
For additional information, visit: www.parks.ny.gov
West Point MuseumMilitary uniforms, flags, weapons and military art of both American and European derivation. Museum galleries include History of the Academy and the Corps of Cadets, US Army History, and History of Warfare from Egyptian times to Desert Storm. Phone: 845 938-3590.
For additional information, visit: www.usma.edu/Museum/
West Point Tours, Inc.Enjoy a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy. Walk the paths of generals and presidents tracing the footsteps of our country's great leaders. Enjoy spectacular views of the majestic Hudson River. Hear exciting tales and fascinating stories. Tour buses depart daily from the West Point Visitor Center. Phone: 845 446-4724.
For additional information, visit: www.westpointtours.com
Woodbury Commons Premium OutletsEnjoy shopping at the 220 brand name outlet stores approximately 30 minutes away from The Warwick Center. Woodbury Commons is the third largest tourist attraction in the state of New York and is one of the largest contiguous outlet centers in the world. Phone: 845 928-4000.
For additional information, visit: www.premiumoutlets.com

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
9 Hands-on experiences

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