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Painting the New Hampshire Landscape with Watercolor

Program Number: 6169RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/2/2013 - 6/7/2013; 5/31/2015 - 6/5/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: West Swanzey, New Hampshire
Price starting at: $588.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Painting
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian; Gluten Free    

Nestled in southwest New Hampshire, West Swanzey is one of several postcard perfect towns in the Monadnock region. Winding wooded roads through six covered bridges, historic sites and Mount Monadnock itself offer an incredible opportunity to capture its essence in time on canvas. Join us for the first week in September, designed for the beginner to the novice or in June or the second week of September for intermediate to advanced watercolor artists. Our studio is surrounded by the incredible beauty of nature awaiting your presence.




Highlights

Develop new skills or improve your old ones and enhance your creativity and wonder under the tutelage of experts.
Enjoy opportunities for out-of-door sketching and painting and use open studio time for additional practice.
Take part in demonstrations, lectures and constructive critiques, and conclude the week with an art exhibition.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking or standing on this program.




Date Specific Information

5-31-2015

This week is designed for intermediate to advanced watercolorists.



Coordinated by Pilgrim Pines Conference Center.




West Swanzey

Nestled in the valley of southwest New Hampshire, West Swanzey is one of several postcard-perfect towns in the Monadock region. Winding roads pass covered bridges, historic sites and the 3,000-foot Mount Monadnock, one of the most popular ascents in New England.



Accommodations
Lakeside cabins and condos at conference facility on shores of Swanzey Lake; limited first-floor rooms. Alcohol-free site. Single rooms available at no extra cost.

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

A resident of Massachusetts, Justine Coleman is an accomplished watercolor artist and instructor who has held numerous award-winning art shows. A favorite teacher at Pilgrim Pines, Justine has been especially helpful to intermediate and advanced painters in taking the next step in their development.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Pilgrim Pines
  West Swanzey 5 nights
 Pilgrim Pines
Type: Conference Center
  Description: Retreat center located on a lake with a quiet country friendly atmosphere
  Contact info: 220 W. Shore Rd
Swanzey, NH 03446 USA
phone: 603-352-0443
web: www.pilgrimpines.org
  Facility amenities: All rooms have private bath. Cabins by the Lake, condo style housing available and enjoy the quaint historic Mayflower Lodge. New beds in all units... single and double bed available.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Additional nights prior: NA 
  Check in time: 3:30 PM
  Additional nights after: NA 
  Check out time: 10:15 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:00 p.m. in Mayflower Lodge - Office. You will be staying at Pilgrim Pines that night.
  End of Program:
12:15 p.m. Mayflower Dining Room -Lunch. You will be staying at Pilgrim Pines the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Parking is free.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  West Swanzey
  Nearest city or town:  Keene, NH
  Nearest highway: Interstate Rte. 91, Highways #10, #32
  Nearest airport:  Manchester, NH
  From End of Program
  Location: West Swanzey
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Logan/, Boston/Hartford Springfield, Bradley/Manchester

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Thomas Transportation
phone: 800-526-8143
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Logan-$152.00 Bradley-$137.00 Manchester-$128.00 per person... addl person $20.00 more
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

Logan - 95 miles. Bradley - 85 miles. Manchester - 75 miles

   

Bus service is available from Bradley - requires bus change. No bus service from Logan or Manchester. Rental car rental is an option. Avis and Enterprise have drop-sites in Keene. Please call Chuck Anderson, Coordinator 603-499-1994 to ask about the possibility of coordinating schedules with other participants.

 
Driving Directions
  Boston, MA Highway #2 West to 140 N. 140 N to 12 N. 12 N through Troy, NH to Flat Roof Mill Rd., (3.5 miles N of Troy) L on Flat Roof Mill Rd to #32. (about 4 miles - stop sign). R on 32 and an immediate L on Swanzey Lake Rd. 2.2 miles on Swanzey Lake Rd to West Shore Rd. Turn R and follow 1 mile to Pilgrim Pines sign.. continue 1/4 mile to Mayflower Lodge - Office.
  Hartford, CT/Springfield, MA #91 N to exit 28A...(N of Greenfield, MA exit) Follow #10 N from that exit through Winchester, NH. Four miles N of Winchester look for Pilgrim Pines sign. When you pass the Shamrock Reality building, turn R on Swanzey Lake Rd. Follow 4 miles, bearing R to West Shore Rd. Turn L on West Shore Rd and follow one mile to Pilgrim Pines sign... continue 1/4 mile to Mayflower Lodge - Office.
Equipment Requirements: A list of what to bring will be sent prior to the event including your favorite brushes, some paints, etc. Program is designed for intermediate and advanced watercolor painters.
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: Check in/Welcome Dinner/Orientation
(Sunday, June 2)

Note: Opportunities to explore the campus



   
 Afternoon: Registration begins at 3:00-3:30 p.m.in Mayflower Lodge - Office. Coffee and snacks, 3:30-5:00 p.m
 Dinner: Dinner, 6:00 p.m in the lodge.
 Evening: Orientation, 7:15 p.m.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Sessions in Art Studio/Enjoy Campus recreational opportunities
(Monday, June 3)

Note: Campus recreational activities include a planned hike, canoeing, golf, tennis, relaxing by Swanzey Lake



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast, 8:00 a.m in the lodge.
 Morning: 9:00 a.m Session one in Studio Break 10:45 a.m, Session two in Studio
 Lunch: Lunch, 12:30 p.m. in the lodge
 Afternoon: Continued Opportunities to Paint Free Time for Campus Recreation including a planned hike, canoeing, relaxing by Swanzey Lake along with golf and tennis available.
 Dinner: Dinner, 6:00 p.m in lodge
 Evening: Art Videos/Free Time for painting
 Evening: Evening snacks and fun 8:30 p.m.
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Sessions in Art Studio/Covered Bridge Tour/ Evening Entertainment
(Tuesday, June 4)

Note: Late morning sketching opportunities and tour of covered bridges of Cheshire County



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the lodge
 Morning: 9:00 am - Session one in Studio Break 10:45 am - Opportunities for sketching/painting in out-of-doors..
 Lunch: Lunch at 12:30 pm in the lodge.
 Afternoon: Tour of Covered Bridges of Cheshire County by Maxi Van. Free Time: Opportunities for painting and recreation - your choice
 Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 pm in the lodge
 Evening: Entertainment - TBA
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Sessions in Art Studio/Opportunity for off-site sketching/painting/Open Evening
(Wednesday, June 5)

Note: Opportunities for off-site sketching/painting



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 am in the lodge.
 Morning: 9:00 am - Session one in Studio Break Schedule for the day - TBA - Determined by weather, sites available, etc.
 Lunch: Lunch at 12:30 pm in the lodge.
 Afternoon: Opportunities for off-site sketching/ painting. Place to be determined by weather and interest
 Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 pm in the lodge.
 Evening: Opportunities for Painting/Free Time
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Sessions in Art Studio/Free Time in Afternoon/Homespun
(Thursday, June 6)

Note: Free Time to finish paintings



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 am in the lodge.
 Morning: 9:00 am - Session one in Studio Break Schedule for the day - TBA - Determined by weather, sites available, etc.
 Lunch: Lunch at 12:30 pm in the lodge.
 Afternoon: Free Afternoon - Options - TBA Finish paintings.Recreation/Etc/.
 Dinner: Dinner at 6:00 pm in the lodge.
 Evening: 7:30 pm - Art Show 8:00 pm - Participants are invited to participate in a Homespun event where they share their favorite story, poem, writing, creative writing, song, joke, etc.
 Evening:
   
Accommodations: Pilgrim Pines
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Wrap-up sessions in Art Studio/Check out of Rooms/Farewell Luncheon
(Friday, June 7)

Note: Wrap-session followed by check-out of rooms. Farewell luncheon



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at 8:00 am in the lodge.
 Morning: 9:00 a.m. - Wrap-up session in Art Studio 10:15 a.m. - Check out of Rooms, 11:00 a.m. A time of reflection,
 Lunch: Farewell luncheon, 12:00 Noon in the lodge.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  West Swanzey New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism
State of New Hampshire Division of Travel and Tourism Development 172 Pembroke Road P.O. Box 1856 Concord, New Hampshire 03302-1856 Fax: 603-271-6870 or travel@dred.state.nh.us To order your vacation kit please call: 800-FUN-IN-NH (386-4664) To speak with one of our Division office staff please call: 603-271-2665 For additional information, visit www.visitnh.gov/
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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