An Ocean of Art

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An Ocean of Art

Day One – “On The Waterfront”:

The art class will be led by a local artist of who is renowned for her mixed media and monotype paintings. Today, you will be learning how to mix textures of papers and fabrics on canvas with acrylic paints, inks and varnishes. The artist works both in the Pacific Northwest and in New Zealand. Her work reflects a modern approach to a variety of subjects, creating “collections” of landscapes, still life, human form, nautical themes, and total abstractions. There will be two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The restaurant that will be serving your lunch is a family owned enterprise that is known for the ‘freshest catch of the day’ because they in conjunction with the restaurant, they also are proprietors of the seafood market. After some personal time for shopping, walking on the beach or simply relaxing in your lodging room, dinner will be served in an establishment that is known locally for their traditional as well as eclectic dishes. Their bar boasts a wide variety of revolving northwest and new world wins, a great selection beer, and an extensive Scotch selection!

Day Two – “Watercolors and the Oyster!”:

Today you will be studying under a master of the Watercolor medium. The instructor has left an indelible mark on the American art scene with over 25 years of professional painting and teaching experience. More than 3000 students nationwide have attended his workshops! His art carries a strong sense of the Pacific Northwest, but what distinguishes all of his work is the strength and economy of his images. Your art class will be divided into 2 sessions, one in the morning, and one following lunch in the afternoon. A box lunch with the delectable items tucked inside is hand crafted by a local bakery that patrons drive for miles to enjoy. Their “Thunder Bun” has gained fans from around the world! The Artist and his family have invited you into his home for an evening Oyster BBQ. His family roots are very deep within this community and have been involved in the Oyster trade for generations.

Day Three – “The Ancient Art of History”:

The art you will be learning about today, has strong and historical ties to the Long Beach Peninsula. The morning hours will be spent using the kite as an art project and learning the ancient history of this craft. Lunch this afternoon will be served in a very popular locally owned establishment whose motto is: Good. Fun. Local. Natural. Sustainable. Oh yes, the food is lip smacking good! Afternoon hours will be spent high atop Cape Disappointment visiting the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Be prepared to experience the ‘hands on’ exhibits and drink in the art that is on display. The trail to the lighthouse is well worth the trip, not only for the sketches that one might make, but the view and photo ops are too numerous to mention! The dining experience this evening will be in an historic inn dating back to 1896…but their cuisine is “fine casual dining celebrating the bounty of one of the riches culinary regions of the Pacific Northwest!”


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