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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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4.77 Average

Nice trip. But prepare to be flexible. I signed up for an acrylic workshop. But found out a week before the start date that the focus was watercolor. Watercolor has always frightened me. So I was not delighted. However, thanks to the instructor(who was not the instructor listed in the course description), I became intrigued by the possibilities of this medium and will explore it further in the future.


I highly recommend this plein air painting class for anyone wanting to learn more about painting in this way. The teacher, Wes Sherman, has something to teach everyone---whatever their level of expertise. One can do watercolors, acrylics,or oils and Camp Sagamore is a beautiful peaceful outdoor place to paint! I hope to return again soon!


Great Camp Sagamore in late summer with instructor Wes Sherman is the perfect place to learn and practice landscape painting. Wes is the ideal instructor for teaching and mentoring painters of any ability level. Painters can choose any one or more of the four types of painting (watercolor/gouache, oil, pastels, or acrylic). Just make sure to contact Road Scholar early enough for the supply list so you can purchase and bring all the supplies for the type of painting you plan to work on.


Excellent instruction in plein air painting in a gorgeous location with an interesting and friendly group of road scholars. Wes Sherman is a wonderful arist and knowledgeable instructor who fostered a supportive group experience. Good for solo travelers. This program surpassed my expectations.


Wonderful program. Wes Sherman was a great teacher and group leader, with a good sense of humor and easygoingness. He spurred me to try out some new painting styles, gave inspiration and encouragement, and helped build a nice group atmosphere. What a spectacular location! The accommodations and group meals are simple, casual and encourage a friendly group atmosphere. I was a bit worried beforehand about sharing the bathroom, but it was just fine! Make sure you bring lightweight long pants and high socks - the flies were pretty bad, but I was told it was because the summer has been rainy. Overall, a unique and wonderful experience. I hope to return.


What a wonderful adventurous experience painting 'en plein aire' with Road Scholar. Whether a novice or experienced artist, the location and atmosphere is incredible. Wes Sherman is an expert teacher and artist - viewing his demonstrations and lectures and having him offer suggestions on our work was the highlight of the week!


This was a wonderful program in a spectacularly beautiful setting. My only caveat is that if one goes during black fly season, be sure to take good insect repellant and consider Benadryl and hydrocortisone (after first checking with your physician) to combat the swelling and itching associated with insect bites. I also took my own pillow, bath towel, and washcloth. Those items are provided, but this is a very rustic setting and accommodations. Pillows and all linens are provided but may not be what you are used to.


I have never been disappointed with Road Scholar programs. I would highly recommend checking out the different locations and activities. The hardest part of participating with Road Scholar, is choosing which activity to go for.


The Great Sagamore Camp is a must on an outdoor enthusiast's list - whether that is sitting in an Adirondack chair or paddling a canoe. Sagamore is a place where you can leave the world behind -- and leave a piece of yourself there when you go home. I would recommend any of the Road Scholar offerings at this magical place in the Adirondacks.


A beautiful historical setting that lets you step back in time, relax and learn at your own pace and ability.


we have recommend our Road scholar trips when we presented our travel trips to our life long learning presentations.


I love this program so much I don't want to encourage other people to sign up in case that means I can't get in.


The visit to the Adirondacks alone was worth it...getting away from the hassles of life with beautiful landscapes to paint...was heaven! The camp facilities were clean and taking a bath in that huge clawed-foot tub was AMAZING! ...soaking any trouble away! Chris Standring

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