New Hampshire

Painting the New Hampshire Landscape with Watercolor

With its covered bridges, Colonial architecture and inspiring Mt. Monadnock, New Hampshire is the ideal place to join experts for a week of watercolor instruction and outdoor learning.
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Program No. 6169RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Nestled in southwest New Hampshire, West Swanzey is one of several postcard perfect towns in the Monadnock region. Winding wooded roads through six covered bridges, historic sites and Mount Monadnock itself offer an incredible opportunity to capture its essence in time on canvas. Our studio is surrounded by the incredible beauty of nature awaiting your presence. This program is designed for beginner and novice watercolor artists.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking or 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 the basics of watercolour painting and begin to develop your skills. Discover your creativity and wonder under the tutelage of experts.
  • Enjoy opportunities for out-of-door sketching and painting and use open studio time for additional practice.
  • Take part in demonstrations, lectures and constructive critiques, and conclude the week with an art exhibition.

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 single room to yourself for only $100 more (for many programs).
Featured Expert
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Jeanne Maguire Thieme
Growing up in Stamford, Conn., in the suburbs of New York City, Jeanne Maguire Thieme always dreamed of a more rural life. As a young child, she believed that someday she would live on a farm and own her own horse. Jeanne’s early dreams came true in the farms of New Hampshire’s Monadnock region. She is a member of the New England Watercolor Society, Monadnock Artists Association, New Hampshire Plein Air Painters and a juried member of the National Art League.

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

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Jeanne Maguire Thieme
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