Raquette Lake
Art in the Adirondacks: Great Camp Sagamore Painting Workshops
Enjoy expert instruction from a professional artist while surrounded by a wealth of painting opportunities as you set up your easel in the inspiring, peaceful Adirondacks.
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Program No. 21547RJ
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
14 meals
5B 4L 5D
Golden Hour, View Arts Center, Evening Entertainment
Sagamore Institute-Raquette Lake, NY
Discussion/Workshop/Figure Drawing
Sagamore Institute-Raquette Lake, NY
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Sagamore Institute-Raquette Lake, NY
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At a Glance

Located on a remote lake in the middle of the Adirondack wilderness, Great Camp Sagamore is a painter's fantasy. Along with sublime views of lakes, streams, mountains, and forests, the Camp itself presents the creative eye with unique examples of "Adirondack rustic" architecture. With professional artists as your instructors, consider compositions ranging from grand vistas (the Adirondack mountains, rolling, forested hillsides and bucolics lakes) to intimate natural details (a mushroom, a cobweb, a bird’s nest). And all of this is just steps away from your bedroom, dining room and classroom!
Activity Level
Students will have the option of trekking out of camp to additional venues, some of which may which require short hikes.
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Develop paintings skills and receive instant feedback, all amid the natural beauty of the "forever wild" Adirondack wilderness.
  • Enjoy lectures on the history of Adirondack painting, and on the Hudson River School of 19th-century landscape painters.
  • Choose your artistic specialty by date - spring programs are primarily held indoors and focus on still-life painting using watercolor; summer programs focus on painting "en plein air."

General Notes

Spring programs: Classes are mainly held indoors and geared toward less-experienced painters; focus on watercolor-based "still lifes." Summer: Classes are open to students of all skill levels and are mainly held "en plein air"; demonstrations of oil paint and gouache, a type of watercolor. All programs address techniques for acrylics, watercolors and drawing. Participants may work in any medium with which they are comfortable. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.Participants may work in any medium with which they are comfortable. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Emily Gibbons
Emily Gibbons earned a degree in studio art from SUNY Geneseo before taking a job in Cortland, NY at The Picture House, a local frame shop. She went on to join the Cultural Council and took her painting into overdrive, delving into watercolors, oil, pastel, and more recently, egg tempera and casein. She is now the Executive Director of the Cultural Council of Cortland County and she teaches art workshops in Ireland, Sedona and Cortland.
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