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Missouri

The Palette of the Ozarks: Watercolors for Beginners

Find your inspiration in the pristine landscapes of the Ozarks as you enjoy daily watercolor lessons, learn the art of sketching and explore nearby nature sites for inspiration.
Rating (4.88)
Program No. 21648RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
999
Special Offer
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Missouri

The Palette of the Ozarks: Watercolors for Beginners

Find your inspiration in the pristine landscapes of the Ozarks as you enjoy daily watercolor lessons, learn the art of sketching and explore nearby nature sites for inspiration.
Length
5 days
Starts at
999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Length
5 days
Rating (4.88)
Starts at
999
Special Offer
Click on Dates & Prices below to see special offer details.
Program No. 21648RJ

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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 1 - May 5, 2023
Starting at
999
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2023
Starting at
999
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
May 1 - May 5, 2023
Starting at
999
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

Oct 30 - Nov 3, 2023
Starting at
999
Special Offer

No extra cost for single rooms! Free singles sell out quickly, so be sure to enroll early.

At a Glance

Get in touch with your inner artist as you spend a relaxing and rejuvenating week in the heart of Missouri’s Ozarks. Under the tutelage of professional art instructors, learn the basic techniques of watercolors, including brush strokes, texturing and blending. Take in the surrounding natural beauty of the nearby lake and woods as you create a sketchbook journal and landscape painting. Enjoy creative free time in to work on anything from ceramics to alcohol inks and pour paints. Participate in a variety of camp activities such as pontoon rides, archery, and zip lining, and relax with an evening spent at our local winery and an ice cream social. At the end of the week, showcase your work for your fellow artists to enjoy.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Walking up to one mile over uneven terrain.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Let the stunning Sunnen Lake and shoreline be your muse as you create your own landscape painting.
  • Find creative inspiration on a field trip to Elephant Rocks State Park and Old Historic Caledonia, enjoy a tasting and exploration at a local winery and delight in a pontoon boat ride around the lake.
  • Choose from a variety of engaging activities throughout the week, including hiking, mini golf, archery and more.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a value-priced single room. Our schedule allows us to custom make this experience for every group. If you want to spend the majority of your time painting, our instructor is almost always available. If you would like to spend time exploring the other amenities that Trout Lodge has to offer, we can arrange this during your stay.
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Grace Obenhaus
Grace Obenhaus is a freelance artist and illustrator from southeast Missouri. She loves exploring, grand adventures, and meeting new friends along the way. Grace is in awe of the beauty that surrounds her every day and tries her best to imitate it in her life and through my art. She graduated with Visual Manna Academy in Kansas City and has taught at schools, corporate events, and churches ever since.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Steve Schmich is a retired teacher who is passionate about sharing his great love for the outdoors with others. During his teaching career, he taught health, physical education, and outdoor education. Steve has specific interests in aquatic ecology and geology.
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Grace Obenhaus View biography
Grace Obenhaus is a freelance artist and illustrator from southeast Missouri. She loves exploring, grand adventures, and meeting new friends along the way. Grace is in awe of the beauty that surrounds her every day and tries her best to imitate it in her life and through my art. She graduated with Visual Manna Academy in Kansas City and has taught at schools, corporate events, and churches ever since.
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Teri Claar has been working with the YMCA and in camp programing since 2007. She has a huge passion for bringing people to the YMCA to experience the high quality programs it has to offer. Teri graduated from the University of Akron with a BA in Early Childhood Education but has spent most of her professional career in programming. She enjoys traveling as well as outdoor education and sports.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Complete Watercolorists Essential Notebook
by Gordon MacKenzie
Washington County, Missouri: including its History, the Horine Cemetery, the Hughes Mountain State Natural Area, and More
by Sharon Clyde
Painting Watercolors (First Steps)
by Cathy Johnson





Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.