Workshop retreats are a fabulous way to really boost your skills and knowledge in a concentrated time frame. We are proud to offer a variety of weekend and mid week courses throughout the year for artists of all experience and skill levels, who want to 'up their creative game' quickly and confidently. We limit the size of our workshops to ensure plenty of one-on-one time with the instructor, and follow an agenda-based curriculum designed to include goals and objectives that students can measure their progress by.
If a formal workshop is not really what you're looking for, we also offer guests the opportunity to paint at leisure during their stay with us, in one of our two atelier studios. During warm weather months, the gardens and beach offer wonderful opportunities for Plein Air activities. We keep an inventory of easels, paint supplies and equipment onsite for guest use and purchase, and Yvette is usually available to help with tips, painting ideas, and suggestions. Guests can also book private one-on-one art lessons with Yvette for more specialized attention.
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ABSTRACT PAINTING WORKSHOP
The Attraction Of Abstraction
Over 3 days, build a design-driven masterpiece from the ground up, using modern materials and traditional composition principles. This accessible painting style allows you to explore attributes of abstract work, a breadth of acrylic paints and diverse mediums, and how to produce original designs that reveal your personal painting style.
MASTERING COLOR WORKSHOP
Art & Science Of Color Demystified
This 3 day workshop explores the ABC's of color theory - the 3 dimensions that describe color, and how to reliably mix thousands of colors from just a handful of pigments. You'll learn why muddy colors occur, how glazes can be used to color correct, and why understanding the physics of light is super meaningful in art.