Watercolor on the Golden Isles

Find inspiration in the beauty of Jekyll Island as you learn the art of watercolor, enjoying daily instruction, demonstrations and exercises to improve your confidence and technique.
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Program No. 8213RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Learn to express your ideas and creativity through the beauty of watercolor on the gem of the Golden Isles of Georgia – Jekyll Island. Begin to build a solid foundation of basic watercolor skills and learn the unique properties of this medium: pigments, mixing colors with a limited palette, brush control, methods of applying watercolor to paper, papers available for watercolor and building values in a painting. Through natural progression, learn to change shapes into forms, create a color wheel, learn about color theory, and throughout this process paint a number of scenes based on subject matter readily available all around you. Be inspired and create lovely watercolors!
Activity Level
Easy Going
There is minimal walking and standing on this program. At the hotel, there are steps leading from the Bellstand to the veranda at the entrance (there is a handicap lift available). There are also 4 steps leading to the front desk. There is a gift shop at the hotel that has steps as well, which include 3 steps up and 3 steps down.
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 ...

  • Enjoy ample individual attention from an instructor who enthusiastically leads you from the color wheel, through sketching to many finished paintings.
  • Daily student exploration of processes introduces ideas and techniques in a loose and free approach.
  • Explore Jekyll Island during free time, and learn how the island was made into a winter retreat for families including the Rockefellers and Pulitzers.

General Notes

Suitable for Beginner/Intermediate watercolor participants. All watercolor materials are supplied for ease of travel. Participants can bring favorite brushes, pigments, and other watercolor tools for use in the evenings. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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JoAnn Buisson
JoAnn Buisson is a retired elementary school teacher from Boston, Mass. After college, she was employed as a nursery school teacher until 1981. She remained at home until 1994 in order to raise her children. In 1994, JoAnn accepted a position with a local elementary school as an art teacher, eventually retiring in 2014. Upon retirement, she moved to Jekyll Island with her husband. She continues her interest in the arts, taking several classes in pottery.

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

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