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Watercolor Workshop

Program Number: 2387RJ
Start and End Dates:
5/4/2014 - 5/9/2014; 9/21/2014 - 9/26/2014; 5/3/2015 - 5/8/2015; 7/12/2015 - 7/17/2015; 9/20/2015 - 9/25/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Warwick, New York
Price starting at: $540.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Painting Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Salt; Low Fat; Vegetarian    

Nestled amid forested hills between the Delaware and Hudson rivers, let the rural charm and natural beauty inspire the artistic genius within. Through a combination of demonstrations, individual help, and instructor/peer critiques, develop the skills needed to transform vision into art. Learn about watercolors' many techniques as well as elements of composition, color, and line. With references to art history and contemporary painting, engage in a well-rounded watercolor experience.




Highlights

• Learn the art of making art with a veteran water color maestro as you study shape, color, value, direction and texture.
• Explore the six-acre sculpture park at Pacem in Terris for inspiration and peak at the techniques of an established area artist.
• Marvel at the views of the surrounding valleys and rural farmlands and experience a quiet slice of life less than an hour away from the metropolis of the Big Apple.



Activity Particulars

Walks up to a mile, some stairs; program for beginners and intermediates; art supplies not provided.



This program is for beginners and intermediates. Art supplies are not provided. A supply list will be included in the preparatory materials.




Date Specific Information

5-4-2014

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Coordinated by The Warwick Center.




Warwick

Warwick lies in a beautiful area at the entrance to the historic Hudson Valley just 55 miles from New York City. With Victorian and rural charm, Warwick and nearby Greenwood Lake attract visitors from near and far.



Accommodations
Conference center on 500-acre hilltop estate with magnificent mountain views and walking trails. First and second-floor rooms, stairs only.

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

Deborah Rubin is an accomplished watercolor artist who has had many solo exhibitions at galleries throughout the country, including the R. Michelson Galleries in Northampton, Mass. and the Museum of Fine Arts in Springfield, Md. She has been involved in selected juried exhibitions from the New England Water Color Society in Gloucester, Mass., the National Academy of Design in New York City and the Milwaukee Are Museum. Deborah also has many permanent collections in galleries, schools and businesses across the East Coast. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, and did graduate study in painting at the University of Minnesota.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   The Warwick Center
  Warwick, NY 5 nights
 The Warwick Center
Type: Conference Center
  Description: The Warwick Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.
  Contact info: 62 Warwick Center Road (at 60 Hoyt Rd.)
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com
  Room amenities: The rooms offer private baths, are air-conditioned and offer wi-fi. However, there are no televisions, telephones, radios, alarm clocks, or hair dryers in the rooms.
  Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center offers private rooms and private baths with air conditioning and wi-fi. However, there are no televisions, telephones, radios, alarm clocks or hair dryers in the rooms. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $72/night Additional Nights are based on availability.
  Check in time: 4:30 PM
  Additional nights after: $72/night Additional Nights are based on availability.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Registration from 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM in the Main Lobby of the East House. You will be staying at The Warwick Center that night.
  End of Program:
Departure immediately after lunch, which will be served at 11:00 A.M. in the East House Dining Hall. You will be staying at The Warwick Center the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free Parking available.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Warwick, NY
  Nearest city or town:  Florida, NY
  Nearest highway: Highway Route 94
  Nearest airport:  Stewart Airport (Newburgh, NY) and Liberty International Airport (Newark, NJ).
  From End of Program
  Location: Warwick, NY
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Newburgh, NY, Stewart Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
The Warwick Center Shuttle
phone: 845-986-1164
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$60.00 per person or traveling pair.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. 

   

If you wish to reserve The Warwick Center shuttle, simply complete the travel section in the Road Scholar Personal Information Form and return to The Warwick Center via email or mail. Or you can call Arlene at 845.986.1164 to reserve the shuttle. You will receive a call to confirm your arrangements.

 

Newark, NJ - Liberty International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
The Warwick Center Shuttle
phone: 845-986-1164
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$95.00 Per Person or Traveling Pair
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes depending on traffic. 

   

If you wish to reserve The Warwick Center shuttle simply complete the travel section found in the Road Scholar Personal Information Form and return to The Warwick Center via email or mail or call Arlene at 845.986.1164. You will receive a call to confirm your reservation.

 

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
The Warwick Center Shuttle
phone: 845-986-1164
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$95.00 per person or traveling pair.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes depending on traffic. 

   

To reserve The Warwick Center shuttle simply complete the travel section in the Road Scholar Personal Information Form and return to The Warwick Center by email or mail or call Arlene at 845.986.1164. Pick-up arrangements will be confirmed by phone.

 

Newark, NJ - Liberty International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Crown Vicky Limousine Service
phone: 800-233-9922
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Price is subject to change. Call the Service to obtain pricing.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes depending on traffic. 

   

Call Arlene at The Warwick Center for additional limousine services. Phone: 845.986.1164.

 

Warwick, NY

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
The Warwick Center Shuttle
phone: 845-986-1164

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Cost to Port Authority in NYC is variable depending on point of origin.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

3 - 4 hours minimum. 

   

To arrive in Warwick using public transportation is a 3 step process: 1. Go to Port Authority in NYC, (8th Ave. between 40th & 41st Streets). 2. Take the New Jersey Transit Bus Line, Bus # 197 to Warwick, the Oakland Ave. Bus Stop. Use Senior Pass. Cost: $6.25 one way. Time: 2 hours. For bus schedule go to www.njtransit.com or call 973 275-5555. 3. Arrange for pick-up from the bus stop in Warwick to The Warwick Center. Cost: $5.00/person/one way. Time: 15 minutes.

 

Newark, NJ - Liberty International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Newark Airport Ground Transportation
phone: 800-247-7433

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $14.00 one way plus fare from Port Authority to Warwick on NJ Transit Line.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

3 - 4 hours at a minimum. 

   

To take public transportation from Newark involves a 3 step process: 1. Take Newark Airport Shuttle to Port Authority in NYC. Upon arrival at Newark Airport go to the Transportation Information Desk to arrange. Time to NYC: 1 hour minimum. 2. Take the New Jersey Transit Line Bus # 197 to the Village of Warwick getting off at the Oakland Ave. Bus Stop. Cost: $6.25 one way using Senior Citizen Card. Time: 2 hours. 3. Call for shuttle to The Center. Cost: $5.00/person one way.

 

Port Authority in New York City

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
New Jersey Transit Bus Line
phone: 973-275-5555

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Cost: Currently $6.25 with Senior Citizen verification.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

The Warwick Conference Center is 2 hours and 15 minutes from Port Authority. 

 

Distance:

 

Port Authority is 60 miles from The Warwick Conference Center.

   

To arrive in Warwick using public transportation is a 3-step process: 1. Go to Port Authority in NYC (8th Ave. between 40th & 41st Streets). 2. Take the New Jersey Transit Bus Line, Bus # 197 to Warwick, the Oakland Ave. bus stop. Cost: $6.25 with Senior Citizen verification. Time: 2 hours. For bus schedule, go to www.njtransit.com or call 973.275.5555. 3. Arrange for pick-up from the Bus Stop in Warwick to The Warwick Conference Center. Cost: $5.00 one way. Time: 15 minutes.

 

To Warwick from John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
New York Airport Service
phone: 718-560-3915
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Current rates: $23.00 from JFK to Port Authority and $15.00 from LaGuardia to Port Authority.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Total travel time is 3 hours and 30 minutes to 4 hours. 

 

Distance:

 

LaGuardia Airport is 65 miles from Warwick and Kennedy Airport is 75 miles from Warwick.

   

To arrive at The Warwick Center is a 3-step process: 1. Contact New York Airport Service at www.nyairportservice.com or call to arrange transport from either airport to Port Authority in Manhattan. Travel time: 60-90 minutes. 2. From Port Authority to Warwick use the New Jersey Transit Line bus # 197 to the Oakland Avenue bus stop in Warwick. Cost: $6.25 with senior citizen verification. Travel time: 2 hours. 3. Arrange to be picked up at the bus stop by calling 845-986-1164.

 

Newburgh, NY - Stewart Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Crown Vicky Limnousine Service
phone: 800-233-9922
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Price is subject to change. Call the Service to obtain cost.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. 

   

Call Arlene at 845.986.1164 at The Warwick Center to obtain additional limousine services.

 

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Crown VIcky Limousine Service
phone: 800-233-9922
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Price is subject to change. Call the Service to obtain cost.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes depending on traffic. 

   

Call Arlene at 845.986.1164 at The Warwick Center to obtain additional limousine services.

 
Driving Directions
  FROM BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Take Interstate 90 south to Interstate 84 south through Connecticut into New York. Proceed to Route 17 (Exit 4 E). Take 17 east to Exit 124 (Goshen, NY). Proceed on 17 A south through Florida, NY. Continue to take 94 south through the village of Warwick, NY to Pennings Lane. Turn left onto Pennings Lane to Hoyt Road. Turn left onto Hoyt Road watching for The Warwick Conference Center on your right.
  FROM CONNECTICUT Take Rt 84 West to Exit 4E, taking Route 17 East to Route 17A Florida/Goshen Exit 124. Take Route 17A until it merges with Rt 94 at the first traffic light in Florida. Drive THROUGH the Villages of Florida and Warwick. Stay on Rt 94 South until Pennings Lane. Turn Left onto Pennings Lane. Follow the signs to The Warwick Center.
  FROM NEW YORK CITY/GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE From the George Washington Bridge, take Interstate 80 West to Exit 53 for Route 23 North. Take Route 23 North to 515 North. Take 515 North to Vernon where 515 North becomes Route 94 North. Take Route 94 North to Pennings Lane. Turn right onto Pennings Lane. Then follow signs to The Warwick Center.
  FROM NEW YORK THRUWAY/NORTH OR SOUTH Exit at Harriman - Exit 16. Take Rt 17 West to Exit 126 - Chester exit. Look for Route 94 South (or West). Take Rt 94 South toward Florida/Warwick. Continue on Rt 94 through the Villages of Florida and Warwick. Go approximately 2 1/2 miles beyond the Village of Warwick passing Shop Rite, Pennings Orchards and Warwick Chrysler Jeep Dodge dealership, all on your left. Turn left at the next intersection onto Pennings Lane. Follow signs to the Warwick Center.
  FROM SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY Take 287 North to Exit 52B for Rt. 23 North. Take Rt. 23 North to 515 North. Take 515 North to Vernon where 515 North becomes Rt 94 North. Take Rt 94 North to Pennings Lane. Turn right onto Pennings Lane. Follow signs to The Warwick Center.
  FROM WASHINGTON, D.C./PHILADELPHIA AREA Take the New Jersey Turnpike to the Garden State Parkway North to Route 17 North. Approximately 2 1/2 miles past Tuxedo Park you will come to a traffic light. Exit left at the traffic light - Junction 17A. At the stop sign at the top of the hill, make a left hand turn onto Rt 17A (Sterling Forest). Rt 17A will take you directly to Warwick. At the "T" intersection in Warwick, turn LEFT onto Route 94 West. Go approximately 2 1/2 miles passing Shop Rite, Pennings Orchards and Warwick Chrysler Jeep Dodge Dealership, all on the left. Turn left at the next intersection onto Pennings Lane. Follow the signs to The Warwick Center.
Equipment Requirements: Please see the attached Watercolor Supply List submitted by the Instructor. .
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:
(Sunday, May 4)
   
 Afternoon: Arrive at The Warwick Conference Center in late afternoon for check-in beginning at 4:30 p.m. and continuing to 6:00 p.m. Enjoy a Wine and Cheese Reception and introduce yourself to fellow participants.
 Dinner: Dinner is in the East House Dining Hall. Enjoy a bountiful buffet with entrées varying from turkey, pork, chicken, beef, and fish. Dinner will include a fresh salad bar, vegetables, potatoes, rolls, and dessert. All meals at The Warwick Conference Center include a vegetarian option.
 Evening: (All itinerary details subject to change.) Following dinner there will be a time of introductions and an orientation session to familiarize everyone with The Warwick Conference Center and the week's activities.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Monday, May 5)
   
 Breakfast: Wake up to a hearty breakfast buffet. Daily entrées will rotate, but you can look forward to a variety of breakfast foods including scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, ham, bacon, oatmeal, toast, muffins, yogurt, cold cereal, and hot coffee, tea, and a variety of juices.
 Morning: The first watercolor class in the Assembly Hall will begin with a review of several techniques including mixing colors, wet on wet process, and then beginning your first painting.
 Lunch: Enjoy a buffet lunch in the East House Dining Hall with entrées including a variety of the following: soup, sandwiches, paninis, pasta, salad bar, and a dessert.
 Afternoon: After a short break, enjoy a hands-on-painting experience under the watchful eye of the artist who will encouragingly critique. Enjoy a demonstration and expert-led lecture.
 Dinner: A plentiful buffet dinner will be served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: Following dinner the watercolor class will continue in the lower level Assembly Hall. Among other topics you will learn about negative and positive space and color theory through a demonstration and hands-on experience. After class enjoy an evening snack in the East House Dining hall. An optional introduction to Pacem in Terris will be held in preparation for tomorrows visit via DVD entitled "The Art of Being Human."
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Meet local watercolor artist, Arthur Gilmore, who will share his history as an artist and present a demonstration as well as exhibit some of his work.
(Tuesday, May 6)
   
 Breakfast: Wake up to a hearty breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: The morning lecture by the artist will include a demonstration and hands-on experience with expert guidance and critiques.
 Lunch: Lunch served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Afternoon: Enjoy a bit of rest time after lunch and reconvene at 3:30 p.m.to meet local watercolorist, Arthur Gilmore, who will present a demonstration and offer an exhibit of some of his paintings.
 Dinner: Dinner served buffet style at 6:00 P.M. in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: The evening comprises an expert-led lecture on watercolor instruction and includes hands-on experiences. An evening snack will be served in the Eat House Dining Hall.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Enjoy a visit to Pacem in Terris, a six-acre sculpture garden dedicated to Peace, created by Dutch sculptor, painter, and author, Dr. Frederick Franck.
(Wednesday, May 7)

Note: The sculpture garden is located in a beautiful wooded setting, however, the ground is uneven.



   
 Breakfast: A hearty country breakfast will be served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: Expert-led lecture and watercolor demonstration including a discussion on landscape, movement, shapes, and shadows along with hands-on experiences under the guidance of the artist.
 Lunch: Lunch served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Afternoon: An optional visit will be made to Pacem in Terris, a six-acre sculpture garden. Dr. Franck, a Dutch-born sculptor, painter, and author created Pacem in Terris, a retreat dedicated to peace and art. The garden contains some 70 large-scale sculptures in steel, stone, wood, and glass. Enjoy the sculpture garden and the grounds; and for those who wish, there is an opportunity to sketch and paint. The Watercolor Workshop will remain open for independent work.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: Evening entertainment followed by a delicious snack in the East House Dining Room.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Visit The Warwick Conference Center Watercolor Exhibit.
(Thursday, May 8)
   
 Breakfast: A hearty country breakfast will be served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: Continue learning with an expert-led lecture and demonstration followed by hands-on-experience.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served buffet style in the East House DIning Hall.
 Afternoon: Visit The Warwick Conference Center's Watercolor Art Gallery with explanation and critique by the artist/instructor followed by a lecture, demonstration, and hands-on-experience in the Watercolor Workshop.
 Dinner: Dinner will be served at 6:00 P.M. in the East House Dining Hall.
 Evening: The evening comprises an expert-led lecture on watercolor instruction and includes hands-on experiences. An evening snack will be served in the East House Dining Hall.
   
Accommodations: The Warwick Center
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, May 9)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast will be served in the East House Dining Hall.
 Morning: Expert-led lecture by artist/instructor including helpful resources to further your skills.
 Lunch: Lunch will be served at 11:00 A.M. in the East House Dining Hall. Departure immediately after lunch.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Warwick, NY Borderland Farm
A 230 acre riding facility, indoor ring, lighted outdoor ring, miles of trails. Located at the NY/NJ line. Reservations required. For additional information, visit www.wolfsbane.com/borderland/
  Demarest Hill Winery
28 different wines created from select varietal grapes by a master vintner who learned winemaking in Italy. The wineries' specialties include Warwick Black Pearl and Peach Wine, both from the vineyards at this winery. For additional information, visit www.demaresthillwinery.com
  Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame
Drive a sulky to the finish line in the 3-D simulator. Riveting state-of-the-art and interactive exhibits. Call and judge a race. Theaters tell the fascinating history of America's first sport. Open daily from 10 - 6. For additional information, visit www.harnessmuseum.com
  Pride of the Hudson
Cruise through history and the majestic beauty of the Hudson River on a 2-hour narrated sightseeing cruise. For additional information, visit www.prideofthehudson.com
  Washington's Headquarters
Gen. Washington made this fieldstone farmhouse his Continental Army headquarters and spent more time here than anywhere else during the Revolutionary War. At this site, Washington created and awarded the original purple heart badge. In 1850 the property became our nation's first public historic site. Open Wed. - Sat., 10-5. Sun. 1-5.
  West Point Museum
Military uniforms, flags, weapons and military art of both American and European derivation. Museum galleries include History of the Academy and the Corps of Cadets, US Army History, and History of Warfare from Egyptian times to Desert Storm. For additional information, visit www.usma.edu/Museum/
  West Point Tours, Inc.
Enjoy a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy. Walk the paths of generals and presidents tracing the footsteps of our country's great leaders. Enjoy spectacular views of the majestic Hudson River. Hear exciting tales and fascinating stories. Tour buses depart daily from the West Point Visitor Center. For additional information, visit www.westpointtours.com
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


Watercolor


Author: American Artist


Description: This magazine, which is published quarterly, contains a wealth of current information for watercolor artists.



Watercolor Artist


Author: F + W Media, Inc.


Description: This is a quarterly published magazine which contains current articles that would be beneficial and educational for watercolor artists.



Watercolor Artist Bible


Author: Marilyn Scott


Description: The "Watercolor Artist Bible" is perfect for artists to keep handy in the studio, and reference often. The design of the book, along with the interior photographs, illustrations and diagrams, make the learning process simple and fun for beginning painters and provides useful tips for more advanced artists.



Ways of Seeing


Author: John Berger


Description: "Ways of Seeing" is one of the most stimulating and the most influential books on art in any language. First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the London Sunday Times critic commented: "This was an eye-opener in more ways than one: by concentrating on how we look at paintings. . .he will almost certainly change the way you look at pictures". By now he has.





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