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Watercolor at the Beach

Program Number: 12272RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/21/2013 - 4/26/2013; 10/19/2014 - 10/24/2014; 3/22/2015 - 3/27/2015; 3/29/2015 - 4/3/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Eastern Shore, Delaware, Maryland
Price starting at: $799.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Painting
Meals: 12; 5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Kosher; Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

Take your watercolor painting to the next level, joining nationally known artist Nancy Ellen Thompson for encouraging instruction in the techniques of watercolor. Whether you are new to the medium or an experienced painter, be assured that you will discover a new — or renewed — passion for watercolor painting in the settings of natural beauty.




Highlights

• Learn techniques of color mixing, glazing, brushwork and general principles of composition.
• With the ever-changing wind and surf as a guide, absorb the subtleties of painting water and sand.
• To cap off an enriching week’s worth of delving into new skills, enjoy an informal Art Show and discussion of participants’ works.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing; some uneven terrain, sandy beaches.




Date Specific Information

4-21-2013

This program takes place in Lewes, Del. Lodging is on the waterfront in the heart of Historic Lewes.



10-19-2014

This week is held in Dewey Beach, DE.
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



3-22-2015, 3-29-2015

This week is held in Ocean City, MD.



Coordinated by Delaware Technical Community College.




Eastern Shore, Delaware

With beaches on the Chesapeake and Delaware bays, the Delaware and Elk rivers, and the Atlantic Ocean, the Eastern Shore of Delaware and Maryland is an outpost of Southern culture in the mid-Atlantic region. The Delmarva Peninsula is home to pristine beaches, Assateague Island National Seashore and charming, picturesque coastal communities like Ocean City, Md. and Lewes, Del.



Accommodations
Comfortable hotels located near waterfront.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Nancy Thompson

Nancy has always enjoyed the immediacy and excitement of sketching, journaling and watercolor. Teaching students of all levels for more than 20 years with patience and encouragement, her goal is to help students achieve their own personal style. Her works are in public and private collections worldwide. She has been featured on Maryland Public Television and in Southern Living. Nancy divides her time between her studio in Snow Hill and her home in Solomons, Md.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   The Inn at Canal Square
  Lewes, DE 5 nights
 The Inn at Canal Square
Type: Inn
  Description: Located on the waterfront in the heart of Historic Lewes, DE. All accommodations are generously sized and most feature a balcony overlooking the Lewes Harbor. The Inn is centrally located from unique shopping, the beach and historic sites.
  Contact info: 122 Market Street
Lewes, DE 19958 USA
phone: 888-644-1911
web: www.theinnatcanalsquare.com
  Room amenities: Most rooms feature a balcony overlooking the Lewes Harbor. All rooms have flat screen TVs with cable and HBO, complimentary high speed Internet access, mini refrigerators, hair dryers, and coffee makers.
  Facility amenities: The lobby, with a fireplace, offers comfortable seating for quiet conversations, reading, and relaxation. The Inn also provides a guest fitness room, on on-site massage studio. Ample free on-site parking is available to their guests.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Varies Call (toll free) 1-888-644-1911 for rates for additional nights. Reference Road Scholar.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Varies Call (toll free) 1-888-644-1911 for rates for additional nights. Reference Road Scholar.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:30 p.m. at the hotel You will be staying at The Inn at Canal Square that night.
  End of Program:
Check-out is 11 a.m. You will be staying at The Inn at Canal Square the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free parking on site.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Lewes, DE
  Nearest city or town:  Rehoboth Beach or Bethany Beach, DE or Ocean City, MD
  Nearest highway: Route 1
  Nearest airport:  KSBY - Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional
  From End of Program
  Location: Lewes, DE
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Cape May/Lewes Ferry

 

From Ferry Landing

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Dart Shuttle Bus
phone: 800-652-DART
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Free shuttle service from ferry terminal to downtown Rehoboth Beach, DE
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

8 miles

   

Shuttle service operates seven days a week June 15 to September 30. With stops in Rehoboth. In May, early June and in October, the shuttle service runs on weekends only. With stops in Lewes and Rehoboth. For taxi service call City Cab 302-227-8294 or Eastside Cab 302-645-6800 approximately $25-$27, call ahead for reservations and for current pricing.

 

Amtrak/Rehoboth-Lewes

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Greyhound Bus Service
phone: 800-231-2222
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

~ Approx. $44.00 refundable fare; 7-day advance purchase - $31.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

3 hours 

 

Distance:

 

137 miles

   

There is Greyhound Bus Service from Amtrak Wilmington to Ocean City, MD - then taxi to hotel in Rehoboth/Lewes, DE - Taxi Service: Aaron's Taxi (410) 430-7728 approx. $65; Dave's Taxi (410) 250-2400 approx. $50 - Call ahead for current pricing and reservations.

 

BWI Marshall

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
BayRunner Shuttle
phone: 410-334-6440
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately First Person $104.00; Party of (2) $158.00; Party of (3) $206.00; Party of (4) $246.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

~ 3 hours 

 

Distance:

 

110 miles

   

The above information is to the Park & Ride in Ocean City, MD; but then need to take taxi (Dave's Taxi (410) 250-2400 ~ approx. $50 & Aaron Taxi ~ approx. $65.00 (410) 430-7728 to Rehoboth Beach/Lewes, DE ) The Baltimore Washington International Airport does not provide commuter flights to the Wicomico-Ocean City Regional Airport. If you have chosen to fly into this airport, you must rent a car and follow driving directions from DC/Baltimore Area or use the BayRunner Shuttle.

 

Salisbury Wicomico Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Dave's Taxi
phone: 410-250-2400
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

~ Approximately $50 Call for reservations & current pricing
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1-1/2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

45 miles

   

Dave's Taxi (410) 250-2400 ~ approx. $50 to Ocean City, MD &/or Rehoboth/Lewes, DE; Aaron's Taxi (410) 430-7728 ~ approx. $65 to Rehoboth/Lewes, DE &/or Ocean City, MD. Call for current pricing and reservations.

 
Driving Directions
  AIRPORTS Baltimore/Washington International (800) 435-9294 Philadelphia International Airport (800) 745-4283 Washington/Dulles Airport (703) 572-2700 Ronald Reagan Washingtonn National Airport - (703) 417-8000 Salisbury-Ocean City, MD Wicomico Airport - (410) 742-4190
  Baltimore Washington International Airport The Baltimore Washington International Airport does not provide commuter flights to the Wicomico-Ocean City Regional Airport. If you have chosen to fly into this airport, you must rent a car and follow driving directions from DC/Baltimore Area or use the BayRunner Shuttle Services.
  To Inn At Canal Square From New England Area From the New England States, Take I-95 South, to the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Shortly after toll for Bridge, take exit for Route 1 Exit 4-A (Christiana) south to Dover, DE. Continue south. Approaching Milford, DE, follow Route 1 south/shore points approx. At intersection of Route 9/404 and Savannah Rd. (Business Route 9), turn left and continue to just before the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal. Turn left on Front Street. Continue for 2 blocks. The Inn at Canal Square is on the right (Corner of Front and Market Street).
  To Inn At Canal Square From New York/Canada Take I-81 South, through New York, to Harrisburg, take I-83 South to the Route 695 "Beltway" around Baltimore, MD. Take Route 695 to Route 97 South to Annapolis, MD. Follow signs for Bay Bridge to Route 50 East. Route 50 east to Route 404 to Georgetown, DE. At Georgetown Circle, take Route 9 east to Route 1. Continue straight on Route 9 towards Lewes, DE. Follow Savannah Rd./Route 9 and turn left on Front Street. Continue for 2 blocks. The Inn at Canal Square is on the right (Corner of Front and Market Street).
  To Inn At Canal Square From Philadelphia/Charlotte International Airports Fly into the Philadelphia or Charlotte International Airports and transfer to a commuter flight to Salisbury Wicomico-Ocean City Regional Airport in Salisbury, MD. Call US Airways Charter Services at 800-428-4322 to make reservations and for current schedule, or call Salisbury-Ocean City Regional Airport directly at 410-548-4827. The Baltimore Washington International Airport does not provide commuter flights to the Wicomico-Ocean City Regional Airport. If you have chosen to fly into this airport, you must rent a car and follow driving directions from DC/Baltimore Metro Area. If you choose to rent a car and drive from Philadelphia, PA please refer to Points North Driving directions. If you choose to rent a car from the Salisbury Airport, please refer to the points South (Norfolk, VA) Driving directions. Thank you.
  To Inn At Canal Square From Points North (Philadelphia, PA/New Jersey) I-95 south to Exit 4-A to Rt. 1 (Christiana) South to Dover, DE. Continue south. Approaching Milford, DE, follow Route 1 south/shore points approx. At intersection of Route 9/404 and Savannah Rd. (Business Route 9), turn left and continue to just before the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal. Turn left on Front Street. Continue for 2 blocks. The Inn at Canal Square is on the right (Corner of Front and Market Street).
  To Inn At Canal Square From Points South (Norfolk, VA) From Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, follow Route 13 North. At Pocomoke City, MD, bear right onto Route 113 North to Millsboro, DE. At Millsboro take Route 24 East (towards Rehoboth Beach) to Route 1, turn North on Route 1. Approaching Intersection of Route 9/404, turn left onto Route 9 Business and Savannah Road. Follow Savannah Rd./Route 9 and turn left on Front Street. Continue for 2 blocks. The Inn at Canal Square is on the right (Corner of Front and Market Street).
  To Inn At Canal Square Lewes From Great Lakes Region Take I-70 east to the Baltimore, MD area. From I-70, take the Rt. 695 “Beltway” southeast to the Glen Burnie area, and Rt. 97 south. Take Rt. 97 south to Rt. 50 east (Annapolis and Bay Bridge). Route 50 East to 404 to Georgetown, DE. At Georgetown Circle, take Route 9 East to Route 1. At the five points light intersection for South Route 1 continue straight on Route 9 towards Lewes, DE. Follow Savannah Rd./Route 9 and turn left on Front Street. Continue for 2 blocks. The Inn at Canal Square is on the right (Corner of Front and Market Street).
  To Inn At Canal Square Lewes from Baltimore/Washington D.C. Route 50 East to 404 to Georgetown, DE. At Georgetown Circle, take Route 9 East to Route 1. At the five points light intersection for South Route 1 continue straight on Route 9 towards Lewes, DE. Follow Savannah Rd./Route 9 and turn left on Front Street. Continue for 2 blocks. The Inn at Canal Square is on the right (Corner of Front and Market Street).
  To Inn At Canal Square via Cape May/Lewes Ferry From NY/NJ Please call ahead for reservation on Cape May/Lewes Ferry 800-643-3779. Travel on New Jersey Turnpike to Garden State Parkway to Route 109 at Cape May/Lewes Ferry in Cape May, NJ. Driving out of the parking lot turn Right. Follow signs to Lewes, at the intersection of Savannah Road, turn Left. Go straight over the Canal bridge and turn Left onto Front Street. Go two blocks and the Inn at Canal Square is on the right (Corner of Front and Market Street).
Equipment Requirements: Painting supplies. Supply list to be provided prior to the program.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrival, Check-in, & Orientation
(Sunday, April 21)
   
 Afternoon: Arrive and check in to the hotel. Please meet in the conference room after settling in for 4pm orientation. This will be an informative overview of the program and a chance to meet your fellow participants. Please feel free to ask any questions. If you arrive late please pick up your packet at the front desk.
 Dinner: Wonderful catered dinner at the hotel.
 Evening: Instructor, Nancy Ellen Thompson, will have evening instruction and demo at the hotel.
   
Accommodations: The Inn at Canal Square
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Instruction/Painting/Lecture
(Monday, April 22)
   
 Breakfast: Delicious breakfast served at the hotel from 7:30-8:30am..
 Morning: Popular artist/instructor Nancy Carver Thompson will explore contrast values of light and dark in a still life painting.
 Lunch: Meet group for lunch.
 Afternoon: Hands on painting with wonderful guidance from Nancy Thompson.
 Dinner: Dinner in Hotel dining room.
 Evening: Following dinner the artist will lecture on non traditional painting approaches with watercolor.
   
Accommodations: The Inn at Canal Square
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Instruction/Painting
(Tuesday, April 23)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast from 7:30am - 8:30am.
 Morning: Explore contrast colors and focus. Build atmospheric perspective in a landscape..
 Lunch: Lunch in Hotel Dining Room.
 Afternoon: Participants will paint with guidance of instructor.
 Dinner: Dinner in Hotel Dining Room.
 Evening: Additional time with Nancy Thompson creating your painting.
   
Accommodations: The Inn at Canal Square
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Instruction/Field trip or "Free Time"/Painting
(Wednesday, April 24)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast from 7:30am - 8:30am.
 Morning: Artist will focus on contrast soft and hard edges and lines for expressive paintings.
 Afternoon: Free afternoon for sightseeing, shopping, or painting on your own this beautiful canal and quaint town.
 Evening: Free Time or paint on your own.
   
Accommodations: The Inn at Canal Square
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5: Painting/Art Show and Discussion
(Thursday, April 25)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast from 7:30am - 8:30am.
 Morning: Explore with use of contrast detail and glazing in a floral painting.
 Lunch: Lunch in Hotel Dining Room.
 Afternoon: Capture, on paper, the painting techniques explored thoughout the week.
 Dinner: Dinner in Hotel Dining Room.
 Evening: To culminate the weeks work, an informal Art Show and Discussion of participants works will be held in the form of an exhibit..
   
Accommodations: The Inn at Canal Square
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Instruction/Departure after checkout at 11:00 a.m.
(Friday, April 26)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast from 7:30am - 8:30am.
 Morning: To complete your weeks instruction, explore contrast positive and negative space to understand the art principle of notan. Program ends 11:00 a.m.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Ocean City, MD Ocean City, MD
Ocean City, MD Official vacation guide plus information on surrounding areas For additional information, visit www.oceancity.org
  Lewes, DE Rehoboth Beach DE
Information and Calendar of Events for Lewes, DE, Rehoboth Beach, DE and local area. For additional information, visit www.beach-fun.com
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