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CAROL MARINE
DAILY PAINTING WORKSHOP
OCTOBER 9-13, 2017


LODGING DATES FOR CAROL MARINE'S WORKSHOP OF OCTOBER 9-13, 2017, will be from 8th to 13th. Guests wishing to stay an additional night on 13st may do so at no charge. Airport shuttle service available for our lodging guests. Please email us with your preference and we will send you a PayPal Payment Request. Lodging availablility is on first-come-first-serve basis, all three buildings share the same courtyard.
Email:
US@WHISTLESTOPCORNER.COM


COTTAGE / TINY HOUSE: (TAKEN)
Lodging 1-2 guests (who like each other well enough to share a double bed). 5 Nights lodging for one person $450, for two people $500.
Includes 5 hearty breakfasts.

APARTMENT BUILDING:
Apartment #1 (second floor with easy flight of stairs): (TAKEN)
Lodging 1-2 guests (who like each other well enough to share a queen size bed). This is a full apartment with all the amenities. 5 Nights lodging for one person $625, for two people $675. Includes 5 hearty breakfasts.

Apertment #2 (second floor with easy flight of stairs): (TAKEN)
Lodging 1-2 guests (who like each other well enough to share a queen size bed). This is a full apartment with all the amenities. 5 Nights lodging for one person $625, for two people $675. Includes 5 hearty breakfasts.


Apartment #3 - The Hideout (two story quirky apartment): (TAKEN)
Lodging 1-2 guests (who like each other well enough to share a queen size bed). 5 Nights lodging for one person $475, for two people $525. Includes 5 hearty breakfasts.


GUEST HOUSE / MAIN STUDIO BUILDING:

Amelia Room: (TAKEN)
Lodging 1-2 guests (Private room for one person or two who like each other well enough to share a double bed).
5 Nights lodging for one person $400, for two people $450.
Includes 5 hearty breakfasts.

Cecilia Beaux Room: (TAKEN) (2 twin beds). 5 Nights lodging $300 per person. Includes 5 hearty breakfasts.

Emily Dickinson Room: (TAKEN) (4SS twin beds). 5 Nights lodging $300 per person. Includes 5 hearty breakfasts.

Warning- you might have twice the fun in a shared room and make new best friends!

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel 30 days before arrival date, and we can refill your place, you'll be fully refunded. If your place is not filled, the refund will be $100 less. If you cancel within 30 days or less, half of your payment will be refunded. If WSC cancels the workshop, you'll be fully refunded.

FOR THOSE ARTISTS WHO LODGE OFF-SITE:
WELCOME RECEPTION Sunday night before the workshop. Bring your supplies and claim a workstation. Have some wine, extensive appetizers (come hungry!), meet Carol and the other artists. Not to be missed! The cost of the reception and your lunches are included in your registration with Carol Marine.

If your hotel or other lodging does not include breakfast and you would like to join us, just contact us. $50 per person.

OFF SITE LODGING OPTIONS:
There are several hotels within a mile of Whistle Stop Corner:
Comfort Suites 505 Live Oak, SA TX 78202 210-227-5200
Red Roof Inn - 1011 E Houston, SA TX 78205 210-229-9973
Hampton Inn - 414 Bowie, SA TX 78205 210-225-8500
Days Inn - 902 E Houston, SA TX 78205 800-329-1073
La Quinta - 303 Blum, SA TX 78205 210-222-9181
Staybridge Suites - 123 Hoefgen, SA TX 78205 210 444-2700
Holiday Express Hotel - 1309 E Commerce St, SA TX 78205 210-220-1010
City View Inn and Suites - 1306 E Commerce St, SA TX 78205 210-222-2220
If you want to stay right on the Riverwalk, there are many choices available. The busiest part of the Riverwalk is only 1.3 miles away, and the hotels run from swanky/expensive to more ordinary/reasonable depending on when you book and what conference might be in town. A quick Googling of San Antonio Riverwalk Hotels will give you many choices.


PAST WORKSHOPS:


CAROL MARINE's STILL LIFE workshop- October 17-21, 2017:
This was our second workshop with Carol Marine at Whistle Stop Corner and it was fantastic again. Carol Marine gave an amazing still life workshop for 18 artists for five days in October- the 17th through the 21st.
During this time all we saw was happy faces of 18 artists while they were going through an intense workshop and building new frienships. We
both were so happy to host Carol and all these talented artist.

PORTRAIT/FIGURE PROJECT WORKSHOP - April 4-6, 2016:

This workshop was designed for Pastel and Oil Painters who already have a basic grasp of the use of their medium and perhaps you're in the middle of their projects, and could use some fresh eyes and guidance or further their skills. We each enjoyed it a lot and took advantage of our small group to cover individual needs of the guest artists.


Here are the a few things we've covered during the workshop:

1.New ways to be sure of your values
2.Good ways to check for accuracy in drawing
3.Ways to make JUST the color you're looking for
4.Ways to emphasize the focal areas,
5.Ways to paint looser or tighter, as the painting needs.


DIGITAL PHOTO EDITING WORKSHOP FOR PAINTERS -July 18-19th:

This workshop was designed to address the need to turn less-than-perfect photo references into ones that beg to be painted. This particular workshop became a two day private lesson with two students. We each enjoyed it a lot and took advantage of our small group to cover even more than what was originally intended.

Here are the a few lessons from the workshop:
• change the lighting – brighten or darken or change the contrast between the two
• selecting an area within the photo to change in any number of ways
• see into shadows you previously thought were ‘black holes’
• resize , change resolution and/or crop to your painting’s target canvas size
• blur or sharpen areas to their best effect
• remove elements or move them over
• change the color of an area within the photo or affect the whole color scheme
• put one photo’s foreground with another’s background/ merging or blending photos
• work with layers of a photo to preserve one aspect while changing another
• using filters to shift your vision from “photo” to “painting”
• much, much more

We will do this again!


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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