Watercolor Landscape: The Spirit of Adventure

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Rhinebeck, NY

Omega Member Benefits

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member

$445

regular

$495

Workshop

Watercolor Landscape: The Spirit of Adventure

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Rhinebeck, NY

Program Tuition

member

$445

regular

$495

Explore the creative process through watercolor painting in this playful workshop with award-winning artist Ann Kristin Lindsay.

Our yearning to connect with the world and express its beauty is natural and vital. Painting watercolor landscapes offers us a way to experience that connection. By focusing on the creative process as an adventure in playful exploration, rather than focusing on a final product, we transform our trepidation into excitement. We become free to enjoy the journey and marvel at all that happens along the way.

Award-winning artist Ann Kristin Lindsay, author of Watercolor: A New Beginning, helps students of all experience levels who want to feel bolder, more adventurous, and more capable painting in watercolor. As we become comfortable with the unknowns of the creative process—painting without frustration, fear, or judgment—we gain confidence that serves us in life.

Through a series of sequential painting adventures, we explore many facets of watercolor painting, including working with negative space, skies, water, and reflections—all the while experiencing the deeply satisfying, soulful pleasures of watercolor landscape painting.

Enrollment is limited for this program; register early.

Art Kits can be rented for $30 or purchased in advance for $70. For either, you will still need to bring 2 water containers, an old toothbrush, and a sketchbook or notebook.

Rented Kits include: paper, brushes & enough paint for the workshop.

Purchased Kits include: include 1 full sheet of Arches 100% rag cold-press watercolor paper, (4) 5ml tubes of Grumbacher Academy watercolors, 4 synthetic watercolor brushes: (3/4” flat, #6 & #14 rounds, 1 script liner), 1 folding watercolor palette, a sponge, pencil, eraser and support board.

To rent or purchase a kit or if you have any questions, contact the faculty:
Phone: 518.658.2960
e-mail: Ann@AnnLindsay.org

MATERIALS LIST: (view as pdf)

Suggestions only. If you have painted before and have materials that are comparable, just bring what you have. Paper Towels, tissues & 1“ masking tape will be provided, but you may want to bring your own.

For Painting:

  • WATERCOLORS:
    • Red:
      • A cool red: Red Rose Deep, Permanent Rose, Thalo Crimson** etc.
    • 2 Yellows:
      • Golden Yellow (Any light yellow (not Naples) is fine)**
      • Quinacridone Gold
    • 1 BROWN:
      • Burnt Sienna
  • 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
      • Flats: 3/4” synthetic** (optional) 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 and 4B (medium and soft)
  • Pen: Sharpie fine pt or ultra fine point
  • Erasers: White Plastic and/or Kneaded
  • Sketchbook: Bring what you have. If getting for 1st time, 6” x 9” or 9”x12” “Aquabee Super Deluxe Sketchbook” recommended (available online)

Other Things:

  • 2 Water containers (deli tubs are good)
  • Lightweight support board 12” x 16” (or larger if you want to work larger; more than one support board can be handy)
  • Small.spray mist bottle
  • Sponge
  • Old tooth brush
  • Hair dryer (optional)
  • Reference photos (printed out 4 x 6” or larger)

**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

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
 
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 is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

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.

Program Tuition

member

$445

regular

$495

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight

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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).

Commute

5 nights commuter fee
$200.00

The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.


See our Cancellation Policy.

Certificate of Attendance : $25

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