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ISLES OF SHOALS, NEW HAMPSHIRE

Watercolor Painting on a Historic Ocean Island

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Program #11879RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Itinerary for Sep 2 — Sep 8, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Access to the island is by boat only. Arrive between 1:00pm and 3:00pm at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company dock at 315 Market Street in Portsmouth, NH to meet with the Road Scholar Coordinator.

Contact info:
30 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 USA
phone: 603-430-6272
web: www.starisland.org

Room amenities: There are a limited number of rooms equipped with electrical outlets. If you require use of an electrical outlet within your room (for health reasons), be sure to indicate that when registering. Heating elements are not permitted in rooms.

Facility amenities: Oceanic House, built in the Grand Hotel Era of the 1800s, houses the main lobby, dining room, bookshop, gift shop, and sleeping quarters. A hotel annex, a number of small cottages and stone buildings, and several motel-style units provide additional guestrooms and conference meeting rooms.

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

Bathroom: Showers are normally available three times a week.

Additional nights before:
Although we are unable to accomodate visitors before or after the program, there are many accommodation options available in Portsmouth, NH. Please see free time listings.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day One: Monday, September 02 - Arrive on Star Island
Arrive To: Arrive at dock in Portsmouth between 1:00pm and 3:00pm. Boarding begins at 4:00pm.

Afternoon: Indoor 1-hour class on Color-Mixing for Intermediates and Beginners

Dinner: Dinner in the dining room.

Evening: Discover why cod changed the face of world exploration and how this fantastic resource in the Gulf of Maine fueled the settlement of New England.

Lodging: The Star Island Conference Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Access to the island is by boat only. Arrive between 1:00pm and 3:00pm at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company dock at 315 Market Street in Portsmouth, NH to meet with the Road Scholar Coordinator.

Contact info:
30 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 USA
phone: 603-430-6272
web: www.starisland.org

Room amenities: There are a limited number of rooms equipped with electrical outlets. If you require use of an electrical outlet within your room (for health reasons), be sure to indicate that when registering. Heating elements are not permitted in rooms.

Facility amenities: Oceanic House, built in the Grand Hotel Era of the 1800s, houses the main lobby, dining room, bookshop, gift shop, and sleeping quarters. A hotel annex, a number of small cottages and stone buildings, and several motel-style units provide additional guestrooms and conference meeting rooms.

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

Bathroom: Showers are normally available three times a week.

Additional nights before:
Although we are unable to accomodate visitors before or after the program, there are many accommodation options available in Portsmouth, NH. Please see free time listings.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, September 03 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Indoor 1-hour class on Values for beginners and intermediates; outside painting and critique for all

Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining room.

Afternoon: Painting in the Art Barn optional Star Island tour (may be in morning)

Dinner: Dinner in the dining room

Evening: The Fishing Era at the Isle of Shoals Go back in time to the era when the Isles of Shoals was the busiest spot in the New World with hundreds living at the cillage of Gosport on Star Island and fishing the Shoals' waters.

Lodging: The Star Island Conference Center

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

Description: Access to the island is by boat only. Arrive between 1:00pm and 3:00pm at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company dock at 315 Market Street in Portsmouth, NH to meet with the Road Scholar Coordinator.

Contact info:
30 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 USA
phone: 603-430-6272
web: www.starisland.org

Room amenities: There are a limited number of rooms equipped with electrical outlets. If you require use of an electrical outlet within your room (for health reasons), be sure to indicate that when registering. Heating elements are not permitted in rooms.

Facility amenities: Oceanic House, built in the Grand Hotel Era of the 1800s, houses the main lobby, dining room, bookshop, gift shop, and sleeping quarters. A hotel annex, a number of small cottages and stone buildings, and several motel-style units provide additional guestrooms and conference meeting rooms.

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

Bathroom: Showers are normally available three times a week.

Additional nights before:
Although we are unable to accomodate visitors before or after the program, there are many accommodation options available in Portsmouth, NH. Please see free time listings.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, September 04 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the dining room

Morning: Day of Painting on Appledore Optional: Cultural history tour of Appledore Island

Lunch: Lunch in the dining room.

Afternoon: Outdoor painting and critique for all

Dinner: Dinner in the dining room.

Evening: The Resort Era of the Isle of Shoals Find out why thousands of people packed their trunks and spent the summer at one of the Isle of Shoals resort hotels.

Lodging: The Star Island Conference Center

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

Description: Access to the island is by boat only. Arrive between 1:00pm and 3:00pm at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company dock at 315 Market Street in Portsmouth, NH to meet with the Road Scholar Coordinator.

Contact info:
30 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 USA
phone: 603-430-6272
web: www.starisland.org

Room amenities: There are a limited number of rooms equipped with electrical outlets. If you require use of an electrical outlet within your room (for health reasons), be sure to indicate that when registering. Heating elements are not permitted in rooms.

Facility amenities: Oceanic House, built in the Grand Hotel Era of the 1800s, houses the main lobby, dining room, bookshop, gift shop, and sleeping quarters. A hotel annex, a number of small cottages and stone buildings, and several motel-style units provide additional guestrooms and conference meeting rooms.

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

Bathroom: Showers are normally available three times a week.

Additional nights before:
Although we are unable to accomodate visitors before or after the program, there are many accommodation options available in Portsmouth, NH. Please see free time listings.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Four: Thursday, September 05 -
Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Indoor 1-hour class on Perspective for Beginners and Intermediates. Outside painting and critique for all. Optional visit to Vaughn Cottage (may be afternoon or morning)

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Outdoor painting and critique for all.

Dinner: Dinner in the dining hall.

Evening: The Arts of the Isles of Shoals View some of the extraordinary maritime art produced by the Isles and learn about the artistic salon operated by writer and artist Cecilia Thaxter.

Lodging: The Star Island Conference Center

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

Description: Access to the island is by boat only. Arrive between 1:00pm and 3:00pm at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company dock at 315 Market Street in Portsmouth, NH to meet with the Road Scholar Coordinator.

Contact info:
30 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 USA
phone: 603-430-6272
web: www.starisland.org

Room amenities: There are a limited number of rooms equipped with electrical outlets. If you require use of an electrical outlet within your room (for health reasons), be sure to indicate that when registering. Heating elements are not permitted in rooms.

Facility amenities: Oceanic House, built in the Grand Hotel Era of the 1800s, houses the main lobby, dining room, bookshop, gift shop, and sleeping quarters. A hotel annex, a number of small cottages and stone buildings, and several motel-style units provide additional guestrooms and conference meeting rooms.

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

Bathroom: Showers are normally available three times a week.

Additional nights before:
Although we are unable to accomodate visitors before or after the program, there are many accommodation options available in Portsmouth, NH. Please see free time listings.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Five: Friday, September 06 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the dining room.

Morning: Indoor 1 hour class on Perspective for Beginners and Intermediates. Outdoor painting for all; slides on Childe Hassam.

Lunch: Lunch in the dining room.

Afternoon: Continuation of morning's activities with critique later in the afternoon for all.

Dinner: Dinner in the dining room

Evening: Lore & Legends: Pirates, lost treasure, shipwreck, murder and ghosts in the stories of the past at the Isles of Shoals.

Lodging: The Star Island Conference Center

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

Description: Access to the island is by boat only. Arrive between 1:00pm and 3:00pm at the Isles of Shoals Steamship Company dock at 315 Market Street in Portsmouth, NH to meet with the Road Scholar Coordinator.

Contact info:
30 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 USA
phone: 603-430-6272
web: www.starisland.org

Room amenities: There are a limited number of rooms equipped with electrical outlets. If you require use of an electrical outlet within your room (for health reasons), be sure to indicate that when registering. Heating elements are not permitted in rooms.

Facility amenities: Oceanic House, built in the Grand Hotel Era of the 1800s, houses the main lobby, dining room, bookshop, gift shop, and sleeping quarters. A hotel annex, a number of small cottages and stone buildings, and several motel-style units provide additional guestrooms and conference meeting rooms.

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

Bathroom: Showers are normally available three times a week.

Additional nights before:
Although we are unable to accomodate visitors before or after the program, there are many accommodation options available in Portsmouth, NH. Please see free time listings.

Check in time: 3:30 PM


Day Six: Saturday, September 07 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the dining room.

Morning: Outdoor painting for all; Art Exhibit of work done during the week.

Lunch: Lunch in the dining room.

Afternoon: Continuation of morning's activities with a critique later on.

Dinner: Dinner in the dining room.

Evening: The Conference and Education Era at the Isles of Shoals Delve into the history of the summer conferences on Star Island, the development of the Shoals Marine Lab on Appledore, and the natural wonders on Duck and Seavey's Islands.

Lodging: The Star Island Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Sunday, September 08 -
Depart From: Depart from Star Island at 3:05pm.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the dining room.

Lunch: Lunch in the dining room

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Star Island
Discover New EnglandA website for everything about New England.
For additional information, visit: www.discovernewengland.org/
NH Division of Travel and TourismAll information about NH - lodging, events, things to do, maps, etc.
For additional information, visit: www.visitnh.gov/index.html

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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6 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners

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