Breakfasts are in the Vanderbilt dining hall with lovely views of the sun rising over the mountains of the Blue Ridge Wilderness Area. Choices typically include a hot entrée (varying dishes such as blueberry pancakes, French toast, egg strata or scrambled eggs; hot and cold cereal; milk; a variety of bagels, doughnuts, pastries; and juices. Coffee, tea, and pure Sagamore water are always available.
FIELD TRIP: Begin the program with a tour of Great Camp Sagamore, your home for the week. Built in 1897 by William West Durant, the camp is a prototype of the vernacular-style architecture now commonly-referred to as "Adirondack Rustic." WORKSHOP: After the tour, students will meet with Wes Sherman in a familiarization session, going over the materials and techniques and projects we will be using during the program, as well as suggested methods for scouting out locations during the course, both at/around Sagamore itself, and at outside venues.
Lunch is in the Dining Hall. Lunches typically include a hot entrée (such as macaroni and cheese or soup); sandwich meats, cheeses, breads and condiments; salads (such as cole slaw or potato salad); cookies or granola bars; fresh fruit; milk and juices or lemonade. Coffee, tea, and refreshing Sagamore water are always available.
WORKSHOP: Under the guidance of our instructor, we'll spend the afternoon painting around Sagamore Lake. Great Camp Sagamore's complex of 27 buildings is not only an architectural marvel, but is also situated in one of the most beautiful natural settings in America. Having learned a little bit about the property this morning, we'll now have the opportunity to paint scenes of the camp and the surrounding vistas. The camp is located on the peninsular southwest edge of 180-acre Sagamore Lake in the 40,000-acre Blue Ridge Wilderness.
Dinner in the wood-paneled Dining Hall. Enjoy the chef's tasty preparations from the extensive buffet.
WORKSHOP/REVIEW: After dinner, we'll review the day's paintings, and discuss the various painting techniques that students have used in their work, either consciously or unconsciously, or might be used Sagamore provides myriad opportunities to paint a wide variety of different subjects: historic buildings and support structures both rustically elegant and broadly utilitarian; mountain streams, sublime vistas, historic bridges; and abundant wildlife.