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VENTURA, CALIFORNIA

A Watercolor Workshop

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Program #14504RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
Watercolor is an exciting and challenging medium. Gain skills and confidence while exploring its unique characteristics in a supportive group setting. Critiques – honest and constructive – are focused on your goals and highlight the positive. We’ll end the week with a hotel based art show open to the public – you’ll be delighted by what’s been accomplished!


Highlights

• Improve your watercolor technique under the gentle guidance of a noted California artist.
• Paint in a relaxing and beautiful small-group setting, surrounded by mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
• Visit and converse with local artists in their studios or art galleries.

Program Notes

Program for those with previous watercolor instruction.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to three blocks on flat paved sidewalks during bus field trip.

Date Notes
10/26/2014
FOCUS: FACES AND FIGURES The transparent qualities of watercolor lend themselves to beautiful portraits, and lush expression in figures. This class 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.2/15/2015
FOCUS: FLOWERS & FRUIT Watercolor captures the softness of petals and the lusciousness of fruit like no other medium! This class will focus on the subtlety of overlapping petals, variety of greens in foliage and the weight and roundness of fruits. We will explore compositions from vignette to full still life.5/17/2015
FOCUS: COLOR, COLOR, COLOR Join us for one of our favorite classes-all about color! Watercolor is such a rich flowing medium that understanding how color works can bring a depth of individuality, emotion and sparkle to your work. We will explore transparency and opaqueness, staining and lifting properties, color as value and several specific color schemes. Color application will also be experimented with-dry brush, wet into wet, sponging, glazing, etc.10/25/2015
FOCUS: FACES & FIGURES The transparent qualities of watercolor lend themselves to beautiful portraits, and lush expression in figures. This class 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.

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
10 Hands-on experiences

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5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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