Workshop

Intuitive Images

Express Yourself With Paint, Drawing & Collage

Sep 22 - Sep 27 2019 Rhinebeck, NY
Boost your intuition and kickstart your painting practice in this art workshop with Jane Davies.

Discover new tools and techniques that get you out of a rut and into a more spontaneous way of working. Connect directly to your intuition and express yourself with paint, drawing, and collage.

While we focus on painting elements (shape, line, color, etc.), we also walk the line between representation and abstraction, allowing images to emerge. We paint to music, paint without brushes, draw with crayons, play painting games, make collaborative collages, make our own collage papers, create spontaneous mono prints, and more. Along the way, we discover how to forge our own personal artistic path, with guidance.

All techniques are accessible, so those with less experience can jump right in. Experienced painters will find this a refreshing way to re-energize their art practice. If you have never painted before, this is a great way to start your painting practice and gain the skills and confidence you need to take painting to the next level.

More Information

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early.

Things To Bring

Faculty will provide:

  • Large cheap drawing paper
  • Paper for lifting paint and for creating collage papers
  • Tissue papers for collage
  • Drawing tools to share
  • Various extras
  • Pearls of wisdom and pearls of stupidity

Please bring the following:

  • Paint: any student grade acrylics, craft paints, or professional acrylics, including as many colors as you have plus black and white.*
  • Printmaking or watercolor paper, or similar, for substrate; three or four 22”x30” sheets cut down to 10”x10” pieces; this should provide about 18–24 pieces, with a little left over. If your preferance is a rectangle format, cut to 8”x10” or 9”x12”. Or purchase a 9”x12” pad of Stonehenge or Bristol paper.*
  • Acrylic matte medium*
  • Acrylic glazing medium for diluting your paints
  • A variety of brushes*
  • A soft rubber brayer, 2”–3” wide
  • Scissors
  • Expired credit cards or gift cards, for scraping paint
  • Anything you might use to stamp pattern or texture (optional) onto paper
  • Disposable palette (pad of paper style)
  • Large roll of soft paper towels (Bounty or Viva)
  • Spray bottle for water (windex style, not a mister)
  • Drawing tools: pens, markers, watercolor crayons, oil pastels, and whatever you have
  • Extras: anything else you would like to work with: stencils, stamps, handmade mark-making tools, etc.

*See Janes’s Favorite Materials page for sources of this as well as recommendations on specific tools and materials.

Schedule

Please note there is a special schedule for this course:

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
 
MONDAY
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
TUESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
WEDNESDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Optional Studio Time
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:00 p.m. Check Out

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.

The Children's Program will not be available for this workshop.

Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Meet the Teachers

  • Jane Davies is a full-time artist working in collage, paint, and encaustics. Beginning as a potte ...

Tuition & Fees

Title Price

Intuitive Images

$405
regular
$450

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.

Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).

TYPE Rate - 5 Nights

Camping

1 pre-assigned campsite. Bathhouse nearby. Bring your own tent and all appropriate camping gear. Stoves, campfires, and recreational vehicles are not allowed on campus.

$ 495.00

Tent Cabin Double

Shared Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Register with a companion.

$ 590.00

Dorm Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 twin bed. Hall bath shared by 5-to-12 guests. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Pillow and blanket provided. You may rent sheets and towels for a small fee, or bring your own. Dorms are generally single gender, but may be coed.

$ 790.00

Tent Cabin Single

Private Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Wood-framed, screened walls with canvas roof. Bathhouse nearby. No heat. No air-conditioning. Please bring your own sheets or sleeping bag, blanket, towels, and pillows. You may rent sheets, blankets, towels, and pillows for a small fee. Reserve as a private room.

$ 750.00

B Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Shared Bath
2 twin beds. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 865.00

A Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 975.00

A Double Cabin Room

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1065.00

A Double Deluxe

Shared Room With Private Bath
2 double beds. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair-accessible rooms available. Register with a companion, or a same gender roommate will be assigned to you.

$ 1200.00

A Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Private Bath
1 queen-size bed. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.

$ 1370.00

B Couples Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
You must register with a companion if you choose this type of accommodation.
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 865.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1260.00

$200.00

5 Nights Commuter Fee

If you are a commuter not staying in Omega accommodations, this non optional fee covers Omegas overhead costs, all meals, and use of the facilities, which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all guest services. An off-campus referral list is available.

Rhinebeck Campus

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.

Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.

 

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