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Watercolor at the Beach

Program Number: 12272RJ
Start and End Dates:
4/13/2014 - 4/18/2014; 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: $870.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Painting
Meals: 9; 4 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Low Fat; Gluten Free; 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

4-13-2014

This date will be based in Ocean City, Maryland.



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 Dunes Manor Hotel
  Ocean City, MD 5 nights
 The Dunes Manor Hotel
Type: Motel
  Contact info: 2800 Baltimore Avenue
Ocean City, MD 21842 USA
phone: 800-523-2888
web: dunesmanor.com/
  Facility amenities: All Guestrooms & Efficiencies are Oceanfront with a Private Balcony Each Guestroom offers a Refrigerator, Microwave and Coffee Maker Complimentary Wireless Internet Access All Efficiencies offer a Fully Equipped Kitchen Hair Dryers, Iron & Ironing Board, Clock Radio CATV with HBO and Disney Channels Individually Climate Controlled Handicap Accessible Rooms Complimentary Afternoon Tea Complimentary Coffee each Morning in the Lobby Indoor/Outdoor Heated Pool with Jacuzzi and Sundeck Year Round Oceanfront Restaurant & Lounge Outdoor Café & Beach Bar (in-season) Room Service Exercise Room Jewellery Shop Complimentary Parking (1 space per room)
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Approximately $84-$114 Please contact The Dunes Hotel directly at 800-523-2888 or visit their website dunesmanor.com/ for current rates and to make reservations.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Approximately $84-$114 Please contact The Dunes Hotel directly at 800-523-2888 or visit their website dunesmanor.com/ for current rates and to make reservations.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:30 p.m. at the hotel You will be staying at The Dunes Manor Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Check-out is 11 a.m. You will be staying at The Dunes Manor Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. None
  Parking availability:
Free parking on site.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Ocean City, MD
  Nearest city or town:  Salisbury, MD or Rehoboth Beach or Bethany Beach, DE
  Nearest highway: Route 50
  Nearest airport:  KSBY - SALISBURY-OCEAN CITY WICOMICO REGIONAL
  From End of Program
  Location: Ocean City, MD
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

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.

 

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.

 

Amtrak/Ocean City, MD

 

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:

 

2 1/2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

108 miles

   

There is Greyhouond Bus Service from Amtrak Wilmington, DE to Ocean City, MD. Call ahead for current prices and reservations.

 

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. In May, early June and in October, the shuttle service runs on weekends only. For taxi service call City Cab 302-227-8294 or Eastside Cab 302-645-6800 approximately $25-$27.

 
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 the Dunes Hotel From Baltimore/Washington D.C. Cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, on Route 50 East. Stay on Route 50 east into Ocean City, MD coming over the Route 50 bridge. Take a left onto Coastal Highway and a Right onto 28th Street. The Dunes Manor Hotel is on 2800 Baltimore Avenue 28th St.
  To the Dunes Hotel 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) Cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, on Route 50 East. Stay on Route 50 east into Ocean City, MD coming over the Route 50 bridge. Take a left onto Coastal Highway and a Right onto 28th Street. The Dunes Manor Hotel is on 2800 Baltimore Avenue 28th St.
  To the Dunes Hotel From New England Areas From the New England States, Take I-95 South, to the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Delaware Memorial Bridge. From I-95 south to Exit 4-A to Route 1 (Christiana) South to Dover, DE. Continue South to Route 1 South. Approaching Milford, DE follow Route 1 South/Shore Points to Rehoboth/Lewes area. Continue on Route 1 through Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach & Fenwick Island, DE. Route 1 enters Ocean City and becomes Coastal Highway at 146th St. Take a left onto 28th Street and The Dunes Manor Hotel is located at 2800 Baltimore Avenue 28th St.
  To the Dunes Hotel From New York State/ Canada Take I-81 south, through New York, to Harrisburg, take I-83 south to the Rt. 695 “Beltway” around Baltimore, MD. Take Rt. 695 to Rt. 97, south to Annapolis, MD. Follow signs for Bay Bridge to Rt. 50 east. Cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, on Route 50 East. Stay on Route 50 east into Ocean City, MD coming over the Route 50 bridge. Take a left onto Coastal Highway and a Right onto 28th Street. The Dunes Manor Hotel is on 2800 Baltimore Avenue 28th St.
  To the Dunes Hotel From Phialdelphia/Charlotte 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 Area or make reservations with the BayRunner Shuttle Service.
  To the Dunes Hotel From Points South/Norfolk, VA Cross the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, on Route 13 North. At Pocomoke City, MD bear right onto Route 113 North. Take 113 N to Route 50 east into Ocean City, MD crossing the Route 50 bridge. Turn left onto Coastal Highway at light and proceed North to 28th Street. The Dunes Manor Hotel is on 2800 Baltimore Avenue 28th St.
  To the Dunes Hotel From all Points North From I-95, south to Exit 4-A to Route 1 (Christiana) South to Dover, DE. Continue South to Route 1 South. Approaching Milford, DE follow Route 1 South/Shore Points to Rehoboth/Lewes area. Continue on Route 1 through Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach & Fenwick Island, DE. Route 1 enters Ocean City and becomes Coastal Highway at 146th St. Take a left onto 28th Street and The Dunes Manor Hotel is located at 2800 Baltimore Avenue 28th St.
  To the Dunes Hotel Via Cape May/Lewes Ferry From NY/NJ Take New Jersey Turnpike to Garden State Parkway to Route 109 Cape May Ferry in Cape May, NJ. From Lewes, DE take Route 1 South to Rehoboth/Lewes area. Continue on Route 1 through Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island, DE. Route 1 enters Ocean City and becomes Coastal Highway at 146th Street. The Dunes Manor Hotel is on 2800 Baltimore Avenue 28th St.
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: Orientation
(Sunday, April 13)
   
 Afternoon: At 4:00 there will be a welcome and orientation in the Conference Room, where you get your schedule for the week.
 Dinner: On-site Coordinator will meet you at 5:30pm for dinner.
 Evening: Program in the evening for instructor to give preview of the week and watercolor demo.
   
Accommodations: The Dunes Manor Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Instruction/Painting/Lecture
(Monday, April 14)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast from 7:30am - 8:30am.
 Morning: Popular artist/instructor Nancy Carver Thompson will explore contrast values of light and dark in a still life painting.
 Lunch: Hotel dining room.
 Afternoon: Participants will paint with guidance of instructor.
 Dinner: Dinner in Hotel dining room.
 Evening: Following dinner the artist will lecture on non traditional painting approaches with watercolor.
   
Accommodations: The Dunes Manor Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Instruction/Field trip or "Free Time"/Painting
(Tuesday, April 15)
   
 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.
 Evening: Free Time or paint on your own.
   
Accommodations: The Dunes Manor Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4: Painting/Art Show and Discussion
(Wednesday, April 16)
   
 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 Dunes Manor Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Instruction/Departure after checkout at 11:00 a.m.
(Thursday, April 17)
   
 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.
   
Accommodations: The Dunes Manor Hotel
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
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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