West Virginia
Studio Arts: Watercolors, Beginner to Advanced
Discover your inner Andrew Wyeth and find inspiration in the quiet foothills of Appalachia as you learn a range of watercolor techniques and paint beautiful landscapes.
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Program No. 2502RJ
6 days
Starts at
6 days
5 nights
15 meals
5B 5L 5D
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At a Glance

From beginners to the experienced, try various watercolor techniques in a beautiful landscape setting. Paint from sketches or photographs with emphasis on foliage, scenery, flowers, composition and creativity. Basics in sketching and color are covered.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking and standing on this program.
Small Group
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 ...

  • Learn strategies for best capturing foliage, flowers and scenery, and improve your existing skills in sketching and color theory.
  • Get tips from a professional artist on improving composition and finding new, creative approaches to landscape painting.
  • Enjoy evening entertainment or take advantage of free studio time.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Deborah Lester
Deborah Lester, an artist for 30 years, paints in several mediums but is primarily a watercolorist. She won numerous awards, and most recently, received the Best of Show at Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg's Season of Color Exhibit for "Coal Tipple Memories," an oil painting of a tipple in Wyoming Co. where she grew up. She likes to paint scenes of Appalachia and the people and culture that represent the beauty of West Virginia. She now lives in Shady Spring and paints in her home studio.

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

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Gail Hutchinson
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