Painting Flowers in Watercolor

Workshop

Painting Flowers in Watercolor

Jul 23 - Jul 28 2017 Rhinebeck, NY

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

This painting workshop with Ann Kristin Lindsay is for those who love and enjoy flowers and want to express that joy in watercolor in a safe, supportive, and lighthearted atmosphere.

As spiritual beings in physical form, we naturally yearn to create and connect with our inner and outer world. Drawing and painting flowers with watercolor is a way we can experience, feel, and know the soul in a sacred world.

In this workshop we experience increased perception and facility in drawing flowers, and drawing in general, through a unique combination of gesture, blind contour, and modified contour drawing. We then transfer the drawings to watercolor paper, which can offer freedom from the anxiety so often felt when painting a drawing that had been done directly on watercolor paper.

Throughout the week we learn to stay more within the process of painting than focus too soon on the finished product. We also explore mixing clear colors and greens, painting various backgrounds, negative painting, and more—including the artful practice of keeping a sketchbook.

This painting workshop is for students of all levels who love and enjoy flowers and want to express that joy in watercolor in a safe, supportive, and lighthearted atmosphere.

More Information

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early. Ann Kristin Lindsay is also teaching a weekend watercolor workshop.

Things To Bring

Suggestions only. If you have painted before and have materials that are comparable, just bring what you have.

For Painting:

  • WATERCOLORS:
    • 2 Reds:
      • A cool red: Red Rose Deep, Permanent Rose, Thalo Crimson** etc.
    • 2 Yellows:
      • Cadmium Yellow Lt (or pale) Any light yellow is fine**
      • Quinacridone Gold**
    • 2 Blues:
      • Phthalo (“thalo”) Blue** or Winsor Blue, Green Shade
      • Ultramarine Blue
  • PAPER:
    • 140# 100% rag, cold press watercolor paper (Arches preferred) 1-2 full sheets (22 x 30”) is usually the cheapest way to get paper. For ease of transportation you may tear or cut in half or quarters. Full sheets of Arches will be available for $8 a sheet**
    • Any watercolor paper you already have to experiment on.
  • BRUSHES:
    • Watercolor Brushes (Need not be expensive, Synthetic is fine)
      • Round: Size 10** or 12
      • 2 Flats: 3/4” synthetic** 1” wash natural hair (doesn’t need to be sable)
  • PALETTE:
    • A white covered watercolor palette with a large mixing area. A small folding palette is fine.**

For Drawing:

  • Pencils: 2B or any drawing pencil
  • Pen: Sharpie fine pt or ultra fine point
  • Erasers: White Plastic or Kneaded
  • Sketchbook: Bring what you have. If getting for 1st time, 6” x 9” or 9”x12” “Super Deluxe Sketchbook” recommended (available online)

Other Things:

  • Water containers (2) (deli tubs are good)
  • Paper towel and/or tissue
  • Lightweight support board 12” x 16” (or larger if you want to work larger, more than one if you want
  • Masking tape
  • Small bottle/vase (to hold a flower)
  • Salt in a small container (optional)
  • Sponge
  • Small spray mist Bottle
  • Old tooth brush
  • Hair dryer (optional)
  • Reference photos
  • Digital camera/iPad etc. if you have one
  • Flowers ( if possible)

1“ Masking tape, paper towel, tissue and flowers will be provided by Omega, but you may want to bring your own.
**These item will be for sale at the workshop.

If you have any questions, contact the faculty:
Phone: 518.658.2960
e-mail: Ann@AnnLindsay.org

Schedule

SUNDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–8:20 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Celebrating Community or Centering Into the Omega Experience
 
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
 
THURSDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
FRIDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

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

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival 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.

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Tuition & Fees

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Title Price

Painting Flowers in Watercolor

$ 495.00

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

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.

$ 1175.00

A Single Cabin Room

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

$ 1345.00

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.

$ 950.00

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.

$ 1040.00

B Single Cabin Room

Private Room With Shared Bath
1 queen bed. Bath shared with adjoining room. Heat. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 1135.00

B Double Cabin Room

Private 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.

$ 840.00

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. Ceiling fan. No air-conditioning. Free Wi-Fi. 

$ 740.00

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.

$ 715.00

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.

$ 725.00

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.

$ 565.00

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.

$ 470.00

The commuter fee includes the benefits of our unique All-Inclusive Stay, without the cost of accommodations. A list of Local Hotels and Inns is available.

1 Night/Per Person Rates

Friday or Saturday Sunday-Thursday 7-Night Stay
$ 50.00 $ 35.00 $ 35.00

Rhinebeck Campus

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Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.

Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $50 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.

Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.

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

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