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Watercolor on the Golden Isles

Program Number: 8213RJ
Start and End Dates:
3/2/2014 - 3/7/2014; 3/8/2015 - 3/13/2015; 10/25/2015 - 10/30/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Jekyll Island, Georgia
Price starting at: $998.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Painting
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Learn to express your ideas through the beauty of watercolor on the gem of the Golden Isles of Georgia — Jekyll Island. Build a solid foundation of basic skills and learn the unique properties of watercolor: pigments, color mixing, brush control, glazing and laying washes. Through natural progression, study the shape, color, form and composition of various subject matter; your choice of landscape, flowers, people, or buildings. Be inspired on this tranquil island and paint your masterpiece.




Highlights

• Enjoy ample individual attention from an instructor who enthusiastically leads you from subject selection through sketching to a finished painting.
• Daily demonstrations and exercises introduce ideas and techniques in a loose and free approach.
• Explore Jekyll Island during free time, and learn how the island was made into a winter retreat for families including the Rockefellers and Pulitzers.



Activity Particulars

There is minimal walking and standing on this program.



Suitable for all abilities. Basic materials provided.




Date Specific Information

3-2-2014

This program date stays at the elegant and historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel—an elegant and historic resort hotel within the historic district of millionaire’s village; overlooks Intracoastal Waterway; half-mile from the Atlantic Ocean; two double beds, private bath, swimming pool.



3-8-2015, 10-25-2015

This program date will lodge at a newly refurbished oceanfront hotel. Along with an oceanside pool, full-service restaurant and fitness center, the facility also features free high-speed internet.



Coordinated by Georgia College and State University.




Jekyll Island

One of Georgia’s southernmost barrier islands, Jekyll Island has a storied past. At the turn of the century, it hosted an exclusive club that attracted the likes of the Astors, Rockefellers and Vanderbilts. Much of that world is preserved in a historic district near the riverfront. Today, the island is popular for golfing, fishing and kayaking.



Accommodations
Varies by date. For more information, please go to www.roadscholar.org/8213.

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

Majid Ejlali's first painting foray was in oils, leading him to study art at the University of South Carolina. He later earned a degree in fine arts from East Carolina University in painting and graphic design. Majid's graduate studies include advanced degrees from East Tennessee State University, and post-graduate studies in painting from the University of Georgia. His work has been exhibited throughout the Southeast, and has earned numerous awards.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Jekyll Island Club Hotel
  Jekyll Island, GA 5 nights
 Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Type: Resort
  Description: The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is Jekyll Island's only 4-star resort and National Historic Landmark. Nestled amid live oak trees draped in Spanish moss, this Victorian landmark enjoys a setting of unspoiled natural beauty on Jekyll Island. The island is protected from extensive development by the state of Georgia and has miles of beaches and forest waiting to be explored. Here, millionaires wintered in scenic seclusion for decades, enjoying many amenities and privileges. The club was returned to its original elegance, highlighted by leaded art glass windows, ornate woodwork, and Rumford fireplaces. From its lofty tower to encircling verandas, Victorian charm still permeates the public areas and rooms once occupied by America’s wealthiest families. The Club's guest rooms and suites have been custom-decorated in a style befitting the elegance presumed by the original socialite owners.
  Contact info: 371 Riverview Drive
Jekyll Island, GA 31527 USA
phone: 800-535-9547 x9126352600
web: www.jekyllclub.com
  Room amenities: iPod Dock Clock Radio, Color 32" LCD Flat Panel TV with Cable and DVD player, Iron / Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, High Speed Wireless Internet Service, Phone with V/M & Data Ports, In Room Safe, Refreshment Center, Coffee Maker
  Facility amenities: Your resort fee provides: bell staff service with your luggage, housekeeping gratuity, in-room coffee, in-room bottled water (2), daily newspaper, use of in-room safe, local phone calls and in-coming faxes, toll free numbers and long distance access charges, high speed wireless Internet services, use of the fitness room, pool towel service (seasonal), beach pavilion chairs & umbrellas (seasonal), complimentary on property parking, and the use of computer station with printer in front desk lobby. Enjoy extraordinary amenities within the Jekyll Island Club Hotel accommodations (some are fee based): room service (7:00am 10:00pm), lending library, day spa and salon, gift shops, bike rentals, concierge services, swimming pool (outdoor), croquet lawn, and complimentary intra-island transportation.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $115- $150 approximately $130 - $150 approximately Call the for current price rate-912-635-2600
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $115- $150 approximately $130 - $150 approximately Call the for current price rate-912-635-2600
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program begins with Hotel & Road Scholar check-in at 4:00 pm. You will be lodging at the Jekyll Island Club. You will be staying at Jekyll Island Club Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Road Scholar program ends by 10:00 am. Hotel check-out time is 12:00 noon. You will be staying at Jekyll Island Club Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Valid photo ID such as driver's license. You will be sent a Road Scholar Health and Safety form prior to the program start date. This form is required and must be completed and returned to the address shown on the document prior to your attendance in the program. Road Scholar Health & Safety Information form. Please send directly to the Program Coordinator no later than 3 weeks prior to the program.
  Parking availability:
Parking is free at the hotel. There is a $6 entry as you come onto the island.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Jekyll Island, GA
  Nearest city or town:  Brunswick, GA
  Nearest highway: U.S. Highway 17.
  Nearest airport:  Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), Jacksonville, FL.
  From End of Program
  Location: Jekyll Island, GA
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Jekyll Island/Jacksonville, FL

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
A2B Transport
phone: 912-233-3271
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $90.00 for two people, $20.00 for each additional person.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 1/2 hours 

   

Prices are approximate; please call in advance to verify and reserve seats. Alternate means of transportation available include: Advantage Limo 912-399-5833; Island Transport 912-634-0113 and MAX Transport 912-634-7749.

 

Jekyll Island/Brunswick, GA

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Island Premier
phone: 912-266-7450
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Island Premier $35.00 for one and $5.00 each additional person one way.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

15 miles

   

Prices are approximate; please call in advance to verify and reserve seats. Alternate means of transportation available include: Advantage Limo 912-399-5833; Island Transport 912-634-0113; MAX Transport 912-634-7749 and A2B Transport (Commercial Van/Shuttle), 912-223-3271.

 

Jekyll Island, GA -Brunswick

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Island Premier
phone: 912-266-7450
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Island Premier $35.00 for one and $5.00 each additional person one way.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

15 miles

   

Prices are approximate; please call in advance to verify and reserve seats. Alternate means of transportation available include: Advantage Limo 912-399-5833; Island Transport 912-634-0113; MAX Transport 912-634-7749 and A2B Transport (Commercial Van/Shuttle), 912-223-3271.

 
Driving Directions
  From Exit 29 on I-95 By Land On I-95 take Exit 29 onto Highway 17/82 North for 6 miles to the Jekyll Island Causeway (State Road 520). Proceed on the Causeway East 5 miles to the Jekyll Island collection station ($6 park entry fee). Proceed over the bridge and take the first left. This is Riverview Drive and takes you directly to the front of the hotel.
Elevation Note: Elevation is just above sea level.

Equipment Requirements: Bring some of your favorite paint brushes and paint.
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: Arrive on Jekyll Island, GA and check into the Hotel. Dinner and orientation will follow.
(Sunday, March 2)
   
 Afternoon: Arrive on Jekyll Island, GA and check into the Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Also, check in with the Road Scholar facilitator and you'll receive a program packet containing your name tag, most up-to-date schedule, and other helpful information.
 Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served in a banquet room at the historic Jekyll Island Club. The Club Hotel is Jekyll Island's only four-star resort and National Historic Landmark. Enjoy elegant surroundings and simple pleasures. Its impressive members included such luminaries as J.P. Morgan, William Rockefeller, Vincent Astor, Joseph Pulitzer and William K. Vanderbilt. Other recognizable names on the roster were Macy, Goodyear and Gould.
 Evening: Orientation will follow dinner. We will discuss program details and activities for the week We’ll give you a little overview of what you can expect over the next few days.
   
Accommodations: Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Watercolor Instruction and Painting
(Monday, March 3)
   
 Breakfast: Wake up to a tasty, healthy “Good Morning” Breakfast in the Grand Dining Room, including: seasonal fresh fruits, scrambled eggs, cold cereals, assorted flavors of yogurt, bacon, dried fruits, sausage, oatmeal, "Home Fries", grits, and a Daily Special Breakfast Entrée. Homemade Danish, Muffins and Biscuits come fresh from the Bakery. Your server will be happy to prepare your toast, bagel or English muffin. The Club Buffet includes freshly ground coffee as well as a selection of hot teas, milk (whole, 2% or skim) and an assortment of juices. The Grand Dining room is beautifully restored in Victorian mode and features Ionic columns and gleaming white woodwork. Three handsome fireplaces add cheer on Winter days. In Spring, the lawns and the river seen through expansive windows frame the first blossoms of crepe myrtle and magnolia trees.
 Morning: We begin with an exercise designed to get you painting. Elements of composition, masking, mixing and applying color will be discussed and demonstrated. You will begin working on your first painting using this information.
 Lunch: A delightful lunch will be served.
 Afternoon: Supervised painting. Stretch additional paper for Monday evening.
 Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served in one of the Jekyll Island Club's historic banquet rooms. Enjoy elegant surroundings and simple pleasures in the Island's only four-star resort and National Historic Landmark.
 Evening: Finish Monday’s painting. Open studio practice. Stretch ¼ sheet of paper for Tuesday morning and afternoon exercises.
   
Accommodations: Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Watercolor
(Tuesday, March 4)
   
 Breakfast: Wake up to a tasty, healthy “Good Morning” Breakfast in the Grand Dining Room, including: seasonal fresh fruits, scrambled eggs, cold cereals, assorted flavors of yogurt, bacon, dried fruits, sausage, oatmeal, "Home Fries", grits, and a Daily Special Breakfast Entrée. Homemade Danish, Muffins and Biscuits come fresh from the Bakery. Your server will be happy to prepare your toast, bagel or English muffin. The Club Buffet includes freshly ground coffee as well as a selection of hot teas, milk (whole, 2% or skim) and an assortment of juices.
 Morning: Demonstration of additional watercolor techniques, and land/seascape elements such as sky, water, trees, marsh grasses, sea oats. Instructor will share tips and techniques learned during his 45 years as an artist. Practice the elements, and begin small paintings. Stretch ¼ sheet paper if needed for the afternoon session.
 Lunch: A delightful lunch will be served.
 Afternoon: Complete a fun exercise designed to enhance your creativity and give an open, loose feeling to your work. Continue work on your small paintings.
 Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served in one of the Jekyll Island Club's historic banquet rooms. Enjoy elegant surroundings and simple pleasures in the Island's only four-star resort and National Historic Landmark.
 Evening: Open Studio.Complete small paintings. Stretch ¼ sheet of paper for Wednesday morning.
   
Accommodations: Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Free afternoon and evening.
(Wednesday, March 5)
   
 Breakfast: Wake up to a tasty, healthy “Good Morning” Breakfast in the Grand Dining Room, including: seasonal fresh fruits, scrambled eggs, cold cereals, assorted flavors of yogurt, bacon, dried fruits, sausage, oatmeal, "Home Fries", grits, and a Daily Special Breakfast Entrée. Homemade Danish, Muffins and Biscuits come fresh from the Bakery. Your server will be happy to prepare your toast, bagel or English muffin. The Club Buffet includes freshly ground coffee as well as a selection of hot teas, milk (whole, 2% or skim) and an assortment of juices.
 Morning: ‘Follow the leader’ in a step by step exercise using the elements to create an effective composition. Complete the painting. Stretch ¼ sheet of paper for tomorrow’s final painting.
 Lunch: A delightful lunch will be served.
 Afternoon: Wednesday afternoon and evening is free to give participants a chance to visit Jekyll Historic District or St. Simons Island and enjoy the local cuisine.
 Evening: One dinner is open for you to explore on your own at award winning local restaurants.
 Evening: Free time for exploring on your own.
   
Accommodations: Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Watercolor
(Thursday, March 6)
   
 Breakfast: Wake up to a tasty, healthy “Good Morning” Breakfast in the Grand Dining Room, including: seasonal fresh fruits, scrambled eggs, cold cereals, assorted flavors of yogurt, bacon, dried fruits, sausage, oatmeal, "Home Fries", grits, and a Daily Special Breakfast Entrée. Homemade Danish, Muffins and Biscuits come fresh from the Bakery. Your server will be happy to prepare your toast, bagel or English muffin. The Club Buffet includes freshly ground coffee as well as a selection of hot teas, milk (whole, 2% or skim) and an assortment of juices.
 Morning: Choose from instructor’s works or bring your own photo, card or other ideas to use as the subject for your final painting. Create your composition, plan your colors and begin your painting. .
 Lunch: A delightful lunch will be served.
 Afternoon: Continue work on your painting. Prepare for the evening Art Show.
 Dinner: A delicious dinner will be served in one of the Jekyll Island Club's historic banquet rooms. Enjoy elegant surroundings and simple pleasures in the Island's only four-star resort and National Historic Landmark.
 Evening: Finish your painting. For those wishing to paint Friday morning, stretch paper.
   
Accommodations: Jekyll Island Club Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Watercolor
(Friday, March 7)
   
 Breakfast: Wake up to a tasty, healthy “Good Morning” Breakfast in the Grand Dining Room, including: seasonal fresh fruits, scrambled eggs, cold cereals, assorted flavors of yogurt, bacon, dried fruits, sausage, oatmeal, "Home Fries", grits, and a Daily Special Breakfast Entrée. Homemade Danish, Muffins and Biscuits come fresh from the Bakery. Your server will be happy to prepare your toast, bagel or English muffin. The Club Buffet includes freshly ground coffee as well as a selection of hot teas, milk (whole, 2% or skim) and an assortment of juices.
 Morning: Art Show and informal discussion of the work created this week. Celebrate yours and your fellow participants’ works in this session packed with learning opportunities.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Jekyll Island, GA General Overview
Jekyll Island's Historic District has several speciality shops as well as the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, once the clubhouse for many of America's elite business men. Other areas of interest located near Jekyll Island are St. Simons Island, home to several historic places including Fort Frederica, Bloody Marsh Battle site, etc. There are also other interesting islands located near Jekyll Island including Sapelo Island where you will find a plantation once owned by R. J. Reynolds and Cumberland Island home to many wild horses. Other areas of interest near Jekyll Island include Hofwyl-Broadfield Plantation, an old rice plantation and Brunswick Georgia which has many historic buildings and landmarks as well as several antique shops. Jekyll Island is located approximately one hour south of Historic Savannah Georgia.
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.

Suggested Reading List


Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Freedom, Expression and Style


Author: Jean Haines


Watercolor Painting: A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium


Author: Tom Hoffmann




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