PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.
ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, any other administrative issues, and answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.
Dinner: Dinner at hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. This program offers two choices for meals: standard and vegetarian. We are unable to customize menus for individuals. However, we have found that by requesting sauces and dressing to be served on the side, we are able to accommodate various food intolerances and allergies. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance on your Participant Information Form. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.Evening: CROSSING POINTS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.
Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learningLodging: Crowne Plaza Ventura BeachMeals Included: Dinner
The transparent qualities of watercolor lend themselves to beautiful portraits, and lush expression in figures. This week will explore the proportions of the human face and figure, watercolor techniques for translating that information into realistic or abstract forms, color mixing and glazing for skin tones, and use of the figure in landscapes.
CLASS: Faces and Figures - Introduction to Choices with Painting People with Watercolor
HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Children's Portraits - Proportions and Skin TonesLunch: Lunch at hotelAfternoon: CLASS: Complete Painting and Constructive CritiqueDinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: EVENING PROGRAM: Watercolor Demonstration with a Local ArtistLodging: Crowne Plaza Ventura BeachMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: Showing Aging and CharacterLunch: Lunch at hotelAfternoon: CLASS: Complete Painting and Constructive CritiqueDinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: EVENING PROGRAM: View optional watercolor DVDs.Lodging: Crowne Plaza Ventura BeachMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FIELD TRIP: Board the bus at the hotel for a field trip to Ojai. Paint with Patty in the park, depending upon the weather, and visit artists in their studios.
Ojai has provided a shelter for artistic temperaments and free spirits since the early 1900s. Over the years, the valley has been home to illustrious residents including Aldous Huxley, Krishnamurti, Beatrice Wood, and Maynard Ferguson, who migrated to Ojai for its beauty, serenity, and low-key lifestyle.Lunch: Lunch at local restaurant in OjaiDinner: Dinner at hotelLodging: Crowne Plaza Ventura BeachMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HANDS ON EXPERIENCE: The Figure in ActionLunch: Lunch at hotelAfternoon: CLASS: Complete Painting and Constructive CritiqueDinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: Celebrate Our Art with Group Art Show
Display works of art created during the week.Lodging: Crowne Plaza Ventura BeachMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOTEL CHECK OUT: This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed our Watercolor program and will join us for other rewarding adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!
Meals Included: Breakfast
Ventura, CA 93001
Mission San Buenaventura was founded in 1782. It is the ninth of California's 21 missions and the last to be established by Father Serra. Visitors will discover a small museum with mission artifacts such as Chumash basketry, a quiet courtyard, and 250 year-old paintings of the Stations of the Cross.For additional information, visit: www.mission.net/california/ventura
One of the museum's permanent exhibits explores the community's past from the Chumash era through the 21st century. It consists of a fascinating collection of artifacts and displays focusing on Native Americans, Spanish and Mexican pioneers, and European and Yankee settlers. Especially notable are the George Stuart Historical figures, which are intricately carved figures from history that are dressed in elaborate period costume.For additional information, visit: www.venturamuseum.org
101 S. California St.
805-648-2075 or 800-333-2989
Ventura offers a variety of recreational opportunities such as beach walks, biking and hiking trails, bird watching, camping, golf, sport fishing, water activities and whale watching. The Crowne Plaza Hotel is situated next to the beach and an oceanside boardwalk that stretches for many miles. Some trail heads are within walking distance of the hotel.
For additional information, visit: www.ventura-usa.com