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Painting in the Shadow of Rocky Mountain National Park-Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, and Pastel

Program Number: 21008RJ
Start and End Dates:
9/3/2013 - 9/8/2013; 9/7/2014 - 9/12/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Pingree Park, Colorado
Price starting at: $897.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Painting; Natural History
Meals: 14; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Led by professional artists, capture spectacular Rocky Mountain vistas as you learn about different media: watercolor, pastel, or oil and acrylic. Whether you want to paint vast mountain landscapes or more intimate scenes of seasonal beauty, polish your technical skills, understanding of aesthetics and strong composition, and develop your personal style. Culminate your week in a group show.




Highlights

• Enjoy individual and group instruction in the medium of your choice as you work in studio and “en plein air” in a mountain valley surrounded by peaks reaching 12,000 feet.
• Glean nuggets of advice from professional art instructors, put what you’ve learned into practice at all hours in our studio, and cap your exceptional week with a group show.
• Encounter extraordinary natural beauty during invigorating free-time hikes as you view woods, wildlife, cascading streams, and breathe crisp, clean air that stimulates your senses.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile over uneven terrain. Elevations of 9,000-10,500 feet.



This program has been previously listed in the catalog as three separate courses in Oil, Watercolor, and Pastel Painting. This combined program includes the same great instructors, quality painting locations and critiques.



Coordinated by Mountains and Plains Institute.




Pingree Park

Colorado State University's Pingree Park campus lies in a beautiful mountain valley on the northern border of Rocky Mountain National Park. Purple Pasque Flowers greet visitors in May, while brightly colored aspen leaves announce the fall months. Moose and deer often are seen in the valley, and temperatures are perfect for all types of activities.



Accommodations
Modern rooms with spectacular views from spacious lounge and deck.

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

An artist for more than 35 years, Patti Andre teaches oil and pastel workshops at Fechin Art Workshops, Loveland Art Academy, and for Road Scholar at Pingree Park. Her work has sold throughout the United States and abroad, and she has participated in many exhibitions. Patti has studied under many noted professional artists, and currently works out of her studio in Loveland, Colorado. An enthusiastic nature lover and traveler, Patti recently studied the orangutans in Borneo, for anthropologist Birute Galdikas.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Pingree Park Campus
  Pingree Park, CO 5 nights
 Pingree Park Campus
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Pingree Park is a beautiful mountain valley. Within this valley is Colorado State University's Pingree Park Campus. The 1,200-acre campus is within sight of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area, and Roosevelt National Forest.
  Contact info: 16321 Pingree Park Road
Bellvue, CO 80512 USA
phone: 970-881-2150
web: www.pingree.colostate.edu
  Room amenities: Comfortable, carpeted modern rooms; private bathrooms.
  Facility amenities: Spectacular views from the spacious lounge and deck. Carpeted rooms and private baths. One computer available for internet access in evenings. Two payphones for long distance calls.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: Call Pingree Park for rates Persons desiring early or between sessions, or late stayovers should call Pingree Park Campus for rates and availability.
  Check in time: 2:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call Pingree Park for rates Persons desiring early or between sessions, or late stayovers should call Pingree Park Campus for rates and availability.
  Check out time: 8:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check in by 2 PM.; orientation at 5:15 pm; Participants that need shuttle transportation from Fort Collins to Pingree Park should reserve in advance. You will be staying at Pingree Park Campus that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after breakfast. Check out at 8 am. You will be staying at Pingree Park Campus the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Assumption of Risk Form to be returned to the Mountains and Plains Institute Office
  Parking availability:
Parking is free on campus
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Pingree Park, CO
  Nearest city or town:  Fort Collins, CO
  Nearest highway: CO State Hwy 14
  Nearest airport:  Denver International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Pingree Park, CO
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Pingree Park

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
See below
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call for Denver to Fort Collins rates; Pingree Campus Shuttle Information mailed with Packet
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

4 hours 

 

Distance:

 

130 miles

   

Shuttles from Den. Intl. Airport to Fort Collins Hilton Hotel: SuperShuttle-reservations 970-482-0505/800-258-3826 or Greenride Colorado-reservations 1-888-472-6656. Ask to be dropped off at the Fort Collins Hilton Hotel - 425 W. Prospect Rd. NOTE: This is not the Hilton Garden Inn. Campus van will pick up at Fort Collins Hilton at 3 pm. on first day of program only and bring to Pingree Park. Van departs Pingree Park at 6:30 a.m.last morning of program to Fort Collins arriving Hilton at 8:15 am.

 
Driving Directions
  Denver, Colorado From DIA: Pena Blvd. to I70 West, I70 West to I25 North, I25 North to Fort Collins, State HWY 14 exit, West (Mulberry Street) , State Hwy 14 for 35 miles to Pingree Park Rd. 16.5 mi. to Pingree Park.
  Fort Collins, Colorado College Avenue North, US Hwy 287 and State Hwy 14 for 10 miles to Junction, Poudre Canyon and division of highways. Take Poudre Canyon, State Hwy. 14 west for 25 miles to Pingree Park Rd. junction, then 16.5 mi. to Pingree Park.
Elevation Note: Walking, hiking or participating in activities will experience elevations from 9,000 to 10,500 feet.

Equipment Requirements: Artistic painting supplies, recommended list included with Preparatory Materials.
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
(Tuesday, September 3)
   
 Afternoon: Arrival/check in begins at 2 pm; orientation at 5:15 pm at the Pingree Park Campus. For those needing a Shuttle from Fort Collins to Pingree Park it departs 3 pm from The Hilton Hotel in Fort Collins. Reservations are Required. See Shuttle Reservation Form in Preparatory Materials Packet.
 Dinner: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.
 Evening: Course and instructors introductions. The program will feature plenty of time for individual and group instruction. Participants can work at their own pace with the goal of several finished works by the program's end.
   
Accommodations: Pingree Park Campus
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Instruction/Demonstration/Open Studio Time
(Wednesday, September 4)
   
 Breakfast: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.
 Morning: Morning classes with instruction/demonstration. Our instructors will demonstrate different aspects of plein-air painting in the various media. Watch for example a painting demonstration on capturing running streams or still lakes including reflections, or learn the painting components of trees and the mountain landscapes.
 Lunch: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.
 Afternoon: Open studio time, indoors or outdoors; late afternoon individual coaching/critiques. Pingree Park offers outstanding and numerous "on location" painting sites. Some participants may choose to paint outdoors taking advantage of the spectacular scenery. Others may choose to photographically capture desired scenes and then work from those photos in the studio. Each day individual and optional group critiques will be held by the instructors to help participants fine tune their work.
 Dinner: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.
 Evening: Each evening, one of the instructors will present a lecture and showing of their portfolio.
   
Accommodations: Pingree Park Campus
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Instruction/Demonstration/Open Studio Time
(Thursday, September 5)
   
 Breakfast: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.
 Morning: Morning classes with instruction/demonstration. This morning the group will travel to a scenic location for the demonstration. The choices will be determined by the group's interests and progress on their work. Our instructors have many years of experience in guiding all levels of painters and their preferred media.
 Lunch: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.
 Afternoon: Open studio time, indoors or outdoors; late afternoon coaching/critiques. Participants may take advantage of the open hours of the studio so that they paint at their leisure. Instructors will work again individually with participants as they perfect their technique.
 Dinner: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.
 Evening: Each evening, one of the instructors will present a lecture and showing of their portfolio
   
Accommodations: Pingree Park Campus
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Instruction/Demonstration/Open Studio Time
(Friday, September 6)
   
 Breakfast: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.
 Morning: Morning classes with instruction/demonstration. Today's instruction will feature with participants' interest portraiture or still life painting techniques.
 Lunch: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.
 Afternoon: Open studio time, indoors or outdoors; late afternoon coaching/critiques. Pingree Park is often visited by moose, deer, and many smaller species of wildlife. Participants may have an opportunity to view and perhaps capture these majestic animals.
 Dinner: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.
 Evening: Each evening, one of the instructors will present a lecture and showing of their portfolio
   
Accommodations: Pingree Park Campus
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Reception and Show
(Saturday, September 7)
   
 Breakfast: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.
 Morning: This morning our instructors will work individually with participants as they work on finishing their work.
 Lunch: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.
 Afternoon: Open studio time, indoors or outdoors; late afternoon coaching/critiques followed by a showing and reception of the participants' hard work during the program.
 Dinner: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.
 Evening: Evening presentation of photography by staff and participants of the Road Scholar Nature Photography concurrent program.
   
Accommodations: Pingree Park Campus
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Departure after breakfast
(Sunday, September 8)
   
 Breakfast: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Pingree Park, CO Colorado Visitor & Convention Bureau
Phone: 800-265-6723
  Discovery Center Science Museum
703 E. Prospect Road, Fort Collins, CO Phone: 970-472-3990 For additional information, visit www.dcsm.org
  Fort Collins Visitors Bureau
Phone: 970-482-5821
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. 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.


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