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2018.PatrickSaunders The Dynamic Floral in Oils with
PATRICK SAUNDERS
$375.00

February 16, 17, 18
To register for the Workshop please click HERE.
For lodging information please scroll down.


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The painted floral requires a balance of spontaneity and accuracy, a perfect subject to practice adding energy to all of your paintings. Learn about choosing a subject, composition, values, color temperature, simplification, how to start and when to stop. Each day will include a full demonstration followed by opportunities to create multiple paintings with frequent one-on-one instruction. We will work from both cut flowers in the studio and subjects on location. Class size is limited to 15, so that each student can receive the maximum amount of interaction with the instructor. A suggested materials list will be provided upon registration.

DAY ONE:
-short presentation/slideshow regarding floral painting
-materials review
-demonstration (from photography)
-student painting time
-group discussion, critique and goal setting
DAY TWO:
-demonstration (from cut flowers)
-student painting time
-group discussion, critique and goal setting
DAY THREE:
-demonstration (outdoors in natural light, weather permitting)
-student painting time
-group discussion, critique and goal setting

 

LODGING AT WHISTLE STOP CORNER:

The prices below for LODGING for Patrick Saunders' Dynamic Floral In Oils workshop INCLUDES THREE BREAKFASTS and is for the nights of
Friday, February 15, Saturday 16, Sunday 17. The Welcome Reception is Friday evening at 6:00 o'clock. Refreshments will be served. It's important for all of the registered artists to attend the reception where you will meet Patrick Saunders and eachother, and set up for the workshop so you're ready to go Saturday morning.
If you are staying the night of Monday the 18, that night is complimentary.

We offer lodging for 7-8 in our Guesthouse, and 1-2 in our Cottage. We will post what is available as it changes.
Adjoining the Studio is our Guesthouse with its three bedrooms which can lodge 7-8 artists. The bedrooms are:

1. EMILY DICKINSON ROOM, a large step-back-in-time room which has four single beds. (We think that those who choose this room seem to have the most fun, since it can feel like a slumber party!)
Lodging in Emily Dickinson is $180. per person.

2. CECILIA BEAUX ROOM, has two single beds and sunny yellow beadboard walls, our homage to the famed portrait painter, a contemporary of Mary Cassatt.
Lodging in Cecilia Beaux is $180. per person.

3. AMELIA EARHART ROOM, has a queen size bed and outfitted in a way we think Amelia would have enjoyed. One person can lodge in Amelia for $240, or if you are coming with a friend and are comfortable sharing, two people can lodge in Amelia for $270. (TAKEN)

Artists in the Guesthouse share two baths- one with a walk in shower and one with a tub/shower combination.

A few steps from the Guesthouse is our COTTAGE. It's a Tiny House without the wheels or loft. :-) It has a double (full) bed and a bath with a walk in shower and kitchenette with two burner stove, microwave, toaster, sink and small fridge.
One person can lodge in the Cottage for $270. or two persons can lodge in the Cottage for $300.

PLEASE SEE FLOOR PLANS BELOW.
To SEE THE PHOTOS OF THE GUEST HOUSE AND COTTAGE, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Please email us at us@whistlestopcorner.com with your choice and feel free to call us at 210.602 8562.
When we receive your email, we will reply with a PayPal Payment Request email. When the room is paid, the lodging is reserved.

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SUSAN CARLIN's PORTRAIT PAINTING workshop-
This portrait workshop -May 14-17, 2015, was like no other! I had the fortune of having three artists only for the three and a half days- a luxury rarely experienced. And I couldn't have been happier with those artists- Sharron, Nancy and Sue. They brought their full attentions and eagerness to improve their skills, as well as their good humor and shiny personalities to the workshop, so I was in Instructor Heaven. I love it when artists really push to earn new abilities and the confidence that goes with them, so these three made me VERY happy. I had to be careful not to hover too much, so I even had the chance to tinker with a portrait of Sharron that I started just to demonstrate the initial drawing/composition. As the three main days progressed, tucked in as I could, I was able to finish it and send it home with Sharron. WooHooo!
On Sunday, our friend Shelby modeled for us for three and a half hours- more luxury. For three and a half days we ate and painted and talked and drank coffee and sipped wine and walked over to Hays Street Bridge at sunset, and had some beer and fries at, where else? The Luxury. (A cute outdoor restaurant next to the San Antonio Museum of Art close to us.)
This really was a satisfying workshop. Thank you Sharron and Nancy and Sue!

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SUSAN CARLIN's THE NARRATIVE FIGURE INSIDE workshop-
I am SO happy with how my Narrative Figure Inside went. We were a full house of twelve artists, each one giving their all. I'm so proud of how hard everyone worked. I saw some real stretching and reaching from each artist. That always makes me feel like my efforts to share what I've learned is worth every moment it takes to prepare and to teach. Thank you, Beautiful Ones!

Sue Bown was in the house again, this time with our intention that she stay out of the kitchen and just Paint. But, bless her, she made scones for breakfast one morning and put her special touch on each meal. Thank you, Sue!

We had some inspiring model sessions and some inspired paintings came from them. There wasn't a low energy moment in the whole three and a half days of workshop- it exceeded my expectations by a mile.

Outside of the workshop time itself, we have some beautiful memories of a fun walk on the bridge, a horse-drawn carriage ride to the Riverwalk, a crazy-good dinner at Paesano's, evening gatherings with glasses of wine on the porch, yummy breakfasts and lunches, artists in pajamas and robes after hours... Lovely, truly.

Here are a few photos from Susan Carlin's workshop.

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CAROL MARINE's STILL LIFE workshop-
Our first workshop at Whistle Stop Corner was flat out fantastic. Carol Marine gave an amazing still life workshop for 18 artists for five days in November- the 10th through the 14th. One artist was an ex-pat living in Mexico, one came in from Canada and the others were from the States, with even a very few from Texas. We feel like we made 18 new, dear friends. We hosted nine folks here at our guesthouse and cottage, and the others stayed in nearby hotels. With the incredible leadership of Sue Bown from Bide-A-While in Dickinson, TX, we made breakfast for 14, lunch for 23 and even put on two 'movie nights' and an impromptu game night/dance party on our very last evening. A few artists stayed over an additional night, but eventually had to take them all back to the airport or wave them goodbye as they drove off for home.

Here are a few photos from Carol Marine's workshop.

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