Capturing the Colors of the Season: Arts in the Northwoods
Capture the beauty of Wisconsin’s Northwoods in autumn on canvas or through the lens of your digital camera, and get expert instruction to help hone your artistic skills.
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Program No. 4528RJ
13 days
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At a Glance

Enjoy Treehaven’s vibrant fall colors as you focus on the rich visual experience that its woods, fields and shorelines have to offer. Choose your preferred artist tools—lens or paintbrush—with which to capture the palette of the Northwoods in autumn. Learn the techniques of high-quality nature photography, and take part in critiquing sessions with other photographers. Or take advantage of instruction on painting, sketching and drawing that will help you identify and appreciate the species native to the area. Through field trips and an excursion to a local museum, study past nature artists, explore personal aesthetics and gain insight into your own growth as an artist.
Activity Level
Moderate walks on uneven terrain for up to a mile.
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 ...

  • Choose your topic of study—photography or painting, sketching and drawing—and capture the landscapes, wildlife and beauty of the Northwoods on canvas or through the lens of your digital camera.
  • Take advantage of daily instruction and study related to your chosen track, like composition, lighting and color.
  • Take day trips to northern lakes, bogs, forests and waterfalls at Dells of the Eau Claire, as well as the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum’s annual Birds in Art exhibit.

General Notes

Program #4529, "Capturing the Season: Painting, Sketching and Drawing in the Northwoods" was integrated into the program.
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Doug Moore
Doug Moore has taught Road Scholar nature photography workshops since 1983. A former naturalist, he has degrees in natural resources and field biology from the University of Michigan and University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. He is currently a photographer and part-time faculty member at UWSP, and has published more than 800 photos. Doug has been teaching the Road Scholar photography workshops at Treehaven for 25 years, and is regarded for his in-depth knowledge and fine sense of humor.
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