16912
Pennsylvania
Watercolor Workshop in the Pocono Mountains
Learn from Toni Chaplin as her unique teaching style and insightful approach inspire your creativity and improve your watercolor skills beside the beautiful Delaware River.
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Program No. 16912RJ
Length
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
13 meals
5 B 3 L 5 D
DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner, Class
Shawnee on Delaware
D
Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Afternoon: Check-in and registration are both available beginning at 4 pm. Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your up-to-date schedule, reflecting any last minute changes, and other important information. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet at front desk check-in. Orientation: At 5 pm You will meet the program staff and your fellow participants for an orientation and a short tour of the Shawnee Inn campus. The group leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, review the daily schedule announcing any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities and answer any questions you may have.

Dinner: At 6 pm, we will enjoy dinner at the Inn, where you'll have the opportunity to choose from a buffet offering choices of salads and entrees (one of which will be vegetarian) plus vegetables, rice, potatoes or pasta, fresh fruit, beverages and dessert. Other beverages will be available for purchase.

Evening: "Meet the Artist!" - After dinner we'll meet Toni Chaplin and discuss her materials list while learning all about her experiences as an artist and teacher. The studio will be open after if you would like to paint on your own.

DAY
2
Watercolor Landscape Instruction, River's Edge Presentation
Shawnee on Delaware
B,L,D
Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the Inn's River Room Restaurant. Enjoy your choice of hot and/or cold breakfast selections from fruit to homemade granola, pancakes or French toast, a variety of breakfast meats, an omelet station, and more. In good weather, you may choose to dine on the veranda.

Morning: "Watercolor Landscapes" - This morning, after a morning stretch, we will explore landscapes. – natural scenery such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, and forests, especially where the main subject is a wide view – with its elements arranged into a coherent composition. Sky is almost always included in the view, and weather is often an element of the composition.

Lunch: A buffet lunch at the Inn with fresh wraps, including veggie and homemade soup, vegetable and fruit platter and dessert

Afternoon: Watercolor workshop and individual instruction will allow our expert to provide individual instruction and critique on your current landscape project.

Dinner: The bountiful buffet dinner at the Inn offers a delicious variety of salads, rolls and butter, entrees (one vegetarian) vegetables, rice or potatoes, fruit and dessert.

Evening: After dinner you are invited to join us for a 45 minute presentation called "The River's Edge" about the local history featuring fascinating stories and hundreds of historical photographs led by a local expert. Open studio is available for participants to work independently to complete and dry projects.

DAY
3
WatercolorBuildings Instruction/Development, Evening Concert
Shawnee on Delaware
B,L,D
Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Breakfast: Start the day with a hot or cold breakfast specialty in the River Room or make your own waffles, omelet station, fresh fruit, pastry and beverages

Morning: We will begin with a morning stretch and then explore "Watercolor Buildings" - By its nature, watercolor is willful and notoriously difficult to master. It blooms like a flower on paper, like a plant growing beyond the confines of the sidewalk. So, to render buildings in watercolor, much less to master painting a straight line with it, is quite a challenge.

Lunch: Buffet lunch at the Inn features deli meats and cheeses platter, assorted breads, homemade soup, vegetables and fruit, salads and beverages.

Afternoon: Watercolor Class: Discussion and individual consultations with our instructor will provide individual instruction & critique that will focus on your current building project.

Dinner: Inn buffet. Tonight's Farm to Table meal will include a golf cart tour out to our Shawnee Farm and a presentation by our Executive Chef.

Evening: The Shawnee Institute concert series, open to the public, presents a variety of performing groups throughout the year. In tonight’s concert, we’ll hear local musicians. This is a great opportunity for community engagement with the audience member and performers!

DAY
4
Watercolor Florals Instruction, National Park Service Class
Shawnee on Delaware
B,L,D
Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Breakfast: Enjoy a hot or cold breakfast item from the buffet or make your own waffles, omelet station, fruit, pastry and beverages.

Morning: After our morning stretch we will explore "Watercolor Florals" - You will be given instruction on the timeless beauty of flower painting. By painting flowers with watercolors you will receive comprehensive art instruction for identifying and executing the shapes you'll find in floral painting compositions.

Lunch: The lunch buffet will feature sandwiches, homemade soup, vegetables and fruit, salads and beverages.

Afternoon: Watercolor Class: Discussion and individual consultations with our instructor will provide individual instruction & critique that will focus on your current floral project.

Dinner: The dinner buffet will feature two salads, two entrees (one vegetarian), potatoes or rice, vegetables, fruit, dessert and beverages.

Evening: Wildlife & Cultural history lecture given by an NPS ranger. Open studio available for painting.

DAY
5
1.5 Hour Class, Free Time, Farewell Dinner & Art Show
Shawnee on Delaware
B,D
Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast in the River Room with make your own waffles, omelet station, fresh pastries, fruit, hot and cold food items, beverages.

Morning: This morning, after our morning stretch, you will paint to your heart's content with instruction from our expert, making final adjustments to some of your work in preparation for the evening "Art Show." This morning's class is from 9 - 10:30, followed by a "surprise!"

Lunch: Lunch on your own gives you the chance to explore the area

Afternoon: Free Afternoon

Dinner: The farewell dinner will offer us a special menu with freshly prepared local fare, salad, bread and soft drink. Craft beer is on tap, which is Shawnee's own organic brew, as well as wine and other drinks for purchase at the bar.

Evening: The Art Show will allow you the chance to display some of the techniques that you have learned from our instructor.

DAY
6
Master Class, Program Concludes
Shawnee on Delaware
B

Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast in the River Room with make your own waffles, omelet station, fresh pastries, fruit, hot and cold food items, beverages.

Morning: This final class is a "Master Class" during which Toni will show you a variety of watercolor tips and tricks that you can use while painting at home. After the program, we will conclude. Checkout of rooms is by 11 a.m. We hope you have enjoyed your Road Scholar learning adventure and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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