ORIENTATION: 5:15pm. The on-site Road Scholar program coordinator and staff will greet you. We will discuss information about your accommodations, meals, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures and emergency contacts, and answer any questions you may have. If you arrive late, pick up your packet in the lodge and ask staff to escort you to the meeting room.
Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to weather and other local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.Dinner: Enjoy family style home cooked meals at the lodge.Evening: GETTING TO KNOW YOU: Your program coordinator will go over the schedule for the week and you will learn more about your coordinator and your instructor. We have introductions and discuss what everyone hopes to take home from their experiences in classes and hiking. The instructor would like to learn about your experience level and interests.The remainder of the evening is free for you to settle in and prepare for the week.
The lodge includes a lounge area with a diverse library, games, dvds and videos, and a computer for Internet access; Wifi available. The French doors surround an enclosed Spanish style flagstone courtyard with a spectacular view of Sleeping Ute Mountain.Lodging: Kelly Place Bed & BreakfastMeals Included: Dinner
ART ACTIVITY: Textures for Acrylics and Watercolors. Learn how to create "textured substrates" with unique techniques developed by your instructor. Demonstration with hands-on participation to texture your own substrates.
PRESENTATION: Drawing and Sketching, Composition, Perspective, and Values.Lunch: Enjoy a home-made, buffet style lunch in the lodge dining room featuring seasonal foods plus beverages and dessert.Afternoon: SCOUTING: Walk the grounds with cameras and sketch/paint journals, considering locations for tomorrow's Plein Air Paint Out. You may consider painting the canyon walls, Sleeping Ute Mountain, a partially restored Anasazi pueblo, other ancient ruin sites, the orchards or the high desert landscape. These are all seen just outside your studio door.
The remainder of the afternoon is free for you to continue scouting, begin practicing techniques, or relax with new friends.Dinner: Dinner is a hearty home-cooked meal prepared especially for you, buffet style in the lodge dining room including beverages and dessert. Beer/wine available for purchase.Evening: FIRESIDE TALK: Legends and Lore of the Canyon. The studio will also be available for those who want to add to or develop their journal sketches and paintings.Lodging: Kelly Place Bed & BreakfastMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Plein Air Paint Out with Watercolors (critique topic assigned).Dinner: Dinner is a hearty home-cooked meal prepared especially for you, buffet style in the lodge dining room including beverages and dessert. Beer/wine available for purchase.Evening: STUDIO TIME: Develop another painting from your Plein Air done earlier today or choose to draw or paint a Still Life that will be set up by the instructor. The instructor will be available for questions and special help as needed. The Still Life will include ancient pottery, sherds, and artifacts.Lodging: Kelly Place Bed & BreakfastMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Plein Air with Acrylics on our Textured Substrates. Critique topic will be assigned.Lunch: Enjoy a home-made, buffet style lunch in the lodge dining room featuring seasonal foods plus beverages and dessert.Afternoon: Group critique. Then, choose your creative afternoon activity: Acrylic Plein Air Paint or for those who would like to try some Acrylic Medium Techniques, meet your instructor in the studio.Dinner: Dinner is a hearty home-cooked meal prepared especially for you, buffet style in the lodge dining room including beverages and dessert. Beer/wine available for purchase.Evening: EXCURSION: Kiva Ruin Ceremonial Site. For those who would like to participate in a unique Southwest experience of spirituality -- legends, lore of the Ancient Puebloans and Native Americans -- the site is right here at Kelly Place.
There will also be studio time to work on your personal choice or the Still Life with ancient pottery, sherds, and artifacts. Your choice of drawing, watercolors, or acrylics.Lodging: Kelly Place Bed & BreakfastMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner