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JEKYLL ISLAND, GEORGIA

Watercolor on the Golden Isles

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Program #8213RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
Elevation Note
Elevation is just above sea level.

Equipment Requirements
Bring some of your favorite paint brushes and paint.

Itinerary for Nov 3 — Nov 8, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Jekyll Island sometimes referred to as "the best kept secret" in the Southeast, offers its own unique and unspoiled natural beauty in a barrier island setting.

Contact info:
200 South Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-3733
web: www.jekyllislandhamptoninn.com

Room amenities: Featuring cloud nine - the Hampton Inn experience in all guest rooms. Mini fridge with microwave and coffee maker in all rooms. All rooms have 32" flat screen TVs. Outdoor pool and patio. Free US Today in hotel lobby.

Facility amenities: The brand new Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island is situated beachside with a short stroll to the ocean via a boardwalk The unspoiled beaches line the perimeter of the tiny island paradise. Fitness room, whirlpool and bike rentals available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $159.00
Reservations need to be made by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, November 03 - Registration/Orientation
Note: Participants will be getting on & off the hotel shuttle to be transported to the Morgan Center.

Afternoon: Arrive on Jekyll Island, GA and check into the Hampton Inn & Suites. Also, check in with the Road Scholar facilitator and you'll receive a program packet containing your name tag, most up-to-date schedule, and other helpful information.

Dinner: Dinner will be at the Morgan Center located on the grounds of the historic Jekyll Island Club. The Club Hotel is Jekyll Island's only four-star resort and National Historic Landmark. Enjoy elegant surroundings and simple pleasures. Its impressive members included such luminaries as J.P. Morgan, William Rockefeller, Vincent Astor, Joseph Pulitzer, William K. Vanderbilt, and other recognizable names on the roster were Macy, Goodyear and Gould.

Evening: During orientation we will discuss program details and activities. We’ll give you a little overview of what you can expect over the next few days.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Jekyll Island sometimes referred to as "the best kept secret" in the Southeast, offers its own unique and unspoiled natural beauty in a barrier island setting.

Contact info:
200 South Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-3733
web: www.jekyllislandhamptoninn.com

Room amenities: Featuring cloud nine - the Hampton Inn experience in all guest rooms. Mini fridge with microwave and coffee maker in all rooms. All rooms have 32" flat screen TVs. Outdoor pool and patio. Free US Today in hotel lobby.

Facility amenities: The brand new Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island is situated beachside with a short stroll to the ocean via a boardwalk The unspoiled beaches line the perimeter of the tiny island paradise. Fitness room, whirlpool and bike rentals available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $159.00
Reservations need to be made by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, November 04 - Watercolor Instruction and Painting
Note: Participants will be getting on & off the hotel shuttle to be transported to the Morgan Center.

Breakfast: Choose from a variety of delicious breakfast items at the Hampton Inn’s Hot Breakfast Bar, including: freshly made waffles, hearty oatmeal with toppings, and enjoy all the juice or coffee you can drink. Muffins, Danish, bagels, yogurt and fresh fruit are always available. Seasonal items may vary from day to day.

Morning: We begin with an exercise designed to get you painting. Elements of composition, masking, mixing and applying color will be discussed and demonstrated. You will begin working on your first painting using this information.

Lunch: A delightful lunch will be served.

Afternoon: Supervised painting. Stretch additional paper for Monday evening.

Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served.

Evening: Finish Monday’s painting. Open studio practice. Stretch ¼ sheet of paper for Tuesday morning and afternoon exercises.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Jekyll Island sometimes referred to as "the best kept secret" in the Southeast, offers its own unique and unspoiled natural beauty in a barrier island setting.

Contact info:
200 South Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-3733
web: www.jekyllislandhamptoninn.com

Room amenities: Featuring cloud nine - the Hampton Inn experience in all guest rooms. Mini fridge with microwave and coffee maker in all rooms. All rooms have 32" flat screen TVs. Outdoor pool and patio. Free US Today in hotel lobby.

Facility amenities: The brand new Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island is situated beachside with a short stroll to the ocean via a boardwalk The unspoiled beaches line the perimeter of the tiny island paradise. Fitness room, whirlpool and bike rentals available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $159.00
Reservations need to be made by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, November 05 - Continue learning new Watercolor skills
Note: Participants will be getting on & off the hotel shuttle to be transported to the Morgan Center.

Breakfast: Choose from a variety of delicious breakfast items at the Hampton Inn’s Hot Breakfast Bar, including: freshly made waffles, hearty oatmeal with toppings, and enjoy all the juice or coffee you can drink. Muffins, Danish, bagels, yogurt and fresh fruit are always available. Seasonal items may vary from day to day.

Morning: Demonstration of additional watercolor techniques, and land/seascape elements such as sky, water, trees, marsh grasses, sea oats. Instructor will share tips and techniques learned during his 45 years as an artist. Practice the elements, and begin small paintings. Stretch ¼ sheet paper if needed for the afternoon session.

Lunch: A delightful lunch will be served.

Afternoon: Complete a fun exercise designed to enhance your creativity and give an open, loose feeling to your work. Continue work on your small paintings.

Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served.

Evening: Open Studio.Complete small paintings. Stretch ¼ sheet of paper for Wednesday morning.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Jekyll Island sometimes referred to as "the best kept secret" in the Southeast, offers its own unique and unspoiled natural beauty in a barrier island setting.

Contact info:
200 South Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-3733
web: www.jekyllislandhamptoninn.com

Room amenities: Featuring cloud nine - the Hampton Inn experience in all guest rooms. Mini fridge with microwave and coffee maker in all rooms. All rooms have 32" flat screen TVs. Outdoor pool and patio. Free US Today in hotel lobby.

Facility amenities: The brand new Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island is situated beachside with a short stroll to the ocean via a boardwalk The unspoiled beaches line the perimeter of the tiny island paradise. Fitness room, whirlpool and bike rentals available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $159.00
Reservations need to be made by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, November 06 - Free afternoon and evening.
Note: Participants will be getting on & off the hotel shuttle to be transported to the Morgan Center.

Breakfast: Choose from a variety of delicious breakfast items at the Hampton Inn’s Hot Breakfast Bar, including: freshly made waffles, hearty oatmeal with toppings, and enjoy all the juice or coffee you can drink. Muffins, Danish, bagels, yogurt and fresh fruit are always available. Seasonal items may vary from day to day.

Morning: ‘Follow the leader’ in a step by step exercise using the elements to create an effective composition. Complete the painting. Stretch ¼ sheet of paper for tomorrow’s final painting.

Lunch: A delightful lunch will be served.

Afternoon: Free time for exploring on your own for the many additional photo opportunities Jekyll Island and neighboring Islands have to offer.

Evening: Wednesday evening is free to give participants a chance to visit Jekyll Historic District or St. Simons Island and enjoy the local cuisine. Dinner on your own.

Evening: Free time for exploring on your own.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Jekyll Island sometimes referred to as "the best kept secret" in the Southeast, offers its own unique and unspoiled natural beauty in a barrier island setting.

Contact info:
200 South Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 912-635-3733
web: www.jekyllislandhamptoninn.com

Room amenities: Featuring cloud nine - the Hampton Inn experience in all guest rooms. Mini fridge with microwave and coffee maker in all rooms. All rooms have 32" flat screen TVs. Outdoor pool and patio. Free US Today in hotel lobby.

Facility amenities: The brand new Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island is situated beachside with a short stroll to the ocean via a boardwalk The unspoiled beaches line the perimeter of the tiny island paradise. Fitness room, whirlpool and bike rentals available.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $159.00
Reservations need to be made by contacting the hotel directly.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, November 07 - Celebrate with an Art Show!
Note: Participants will be getting on & off the hotel shuttle to be transported to the Morgan Center.

Breakfast: Choose from a variety of delicious breakfast items at the Hampton Inn’s Hot Breakfast Bar, including: freshly made waffles, hearty oatmeal with toppings, and enjoy all the juice or coffee you can drink. Muffins, Danish, bagels, yogurt and fresh fruit are always available. Seasonal items may vary from day to day.

Morning: Choose from instructor’s works or bring your own photo, card or other ideas to use as the subject for your final painting. Create your composition, plan your colors and begin your painting.

Lunch: A delightful lunch will be served.

Afternoon: Continue working on your painting. Prepare for the evening Art Show.

Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served.

Evening: Celebrate with an art show to showcase all of your hard work from throughout the week. This session is packed with learning opportunities.

Lodging: Hampton Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, November 08 - Watercolor Wrap-up and fond farewells
Breakfast: Choose from a variety of delicious breakfast items at the Hampton Inn’s Hot Breakfast Bar, including: freshly made waffles, hearty oatmeal with toppings, and enjoy all the juice or coffee you can drink. Muffins, Danish, bagels, yogurt and fresh fruit are always available. Seasonal items may vary from day to day.

Morning: Wrap-up and informal discussion of the work created this week. The program concludes with this wrap-up session. We should be all finished by about 10 a.m. Check-out from the hotel is at 11 a.m. Independent departures will follow. We hope you have enjoyed this special new learning adventure and will return for other rewarding Road Scholar programs in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Jekyll Island, GA
General OverviewJekyll Island's Historic District has several speciality shops as well as the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, once the clubhouse for many of America's elite business men. Other areas of interest located near Jekyll Island are St. Simons Island, home to several historic places including Fort Frederica, Bloody Marsh Battle site, etc. There are also other interesting islands located near Jekyll Island including Sapelo Island where you will find a plantation once owned by R. J. Reynolds and Cumberland Island home to many wild horses. Other areas of interest near Jekyll Island include Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, an old rice plantation and Brunswick Georgia which has many historic buildings and landmarks as well as several antique shops. Jekyll Island is located approximately one hour south of Historic Savannah Georgia.

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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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
10 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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