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Acrylic Painting Class By Jennifer Bowman

 
 

Beginning and Intermediate class at the Tri-Dee Arts Store In Mt Vernon, WA
360-336-6131 | www.tri-dee.com

This is a great beginning to intermediate level class. Jennifer’s joy is contagious and you will have a blast hanging out for two days of fun and exciting playing in the paint. You’ll learn basics like color, composition and values as well as fun techniques of splashing rubbing alcohol and rubber placemat textures. We all learn and laugh, and you go home with an “I can DO this” confidence and knowledge. Click on the supplies link above to access a list of what you are welcome to with.

$175 includes small warm-up boards for the first days use, hand-outs and access to texturing pastes and Varnishes. We will be focused on composition, values and turning those “Stuck” paintings into “Fantastic” ones. Bring your own reference photos and ideas.

You will need to bring your own supplies. Click on the supplies link above to access a list of what you are welcome to with… or if this is your first venture into this arena, I will supply/loan you a “stay-wet pallet” loaded with paint and some brushes for $40.

Los Barriles, Mexico (1 hour north of Cabo)

This town is half, ex-pat, retirees from US and Canada hanging out wind-surfing and kite-boarding. There is no problem with unfriendly border issues.

Total cost for all 3 days is $150. Class will run from Wednesday the 21st through Friday the 23rd. The class size will be limited to 10. You will need to bring all your own painting supplies/pallet and small canvases. Contact me at j@jenniferbowman.com to get more info and to save your spot.

I teach for three days and the other days I just hang with friends. If you are interested, here is the rough outline so far.

Class cost is $150 paid directly to me. The rest you pay separately to other entities, hotel, flight, food. This allows those of you with mileage points to use them if you can. Some of the hotels offer all inclusive food options. There is a great grocery store to buy simple fixings for small meals.

The flight I will be on, from here in Seattle, is Alaskan Air #204, Tuesday Feb 20th, 10:15 am. Flight #204 is a non-stop directly to San Jose del Cabo, arrives at 3:30. From there we need to drive one hour north to Los Barriles on the Sea of Cortez. We can arrange a group van if we get it together or at least near the same time. Flight back will be your choice. There is a bus that will take you from Los Barriles back to the the Airport…. but not from the Airport to the hotel cause it leaves San Jose Del Cabo area before we land. http://www.ecobajatours.com/

Hotel Options: https://www.tripadvisor.com/SmartDeals-g1544261-Los_Barriles_Baja_California-Hotel-Deals.html (The 3 below are within walking distance.)

Playa Del Sol (This hotel is right next door to the house I will be teaching at.)

It is a mid-range, wind surfer’s hotel with a limited restaurant. They do have an all-inclusive price, but that limits your choices of eating out each night at the local establishments or with me if we get a group thing together through-out the week. It is right next door to the house I will be teaching at. It is on the beach.

Hotel Las Palmas:

A better quality hotel with a larger array of rooms, suites and condos on the beach.

http://vanwormerresorts.com/hotel/1/palmas-de-cortez

Los Barriles Hotel

This is a smaller Hotel just a few blocks from the class.

It sits back off of the waterfront in the town itself. Great Price $65.

Painting Paradise in the Pacific Northwest, Fidalgo Island, Washington

https://content.sierraclub.org/outings/painting-paradise-pacific-northwest-fidalgo-island-washington#trip=18220A

This unique experience is coordinated soley through the Sierra Club Travel eco tours. It will be a 6 day workshop that includes hiking and painting days. You will need to bring your own supplies. Lodging and some food is included in the price. Click on the website link fore more information and to book the workshop..

The Trip
This trip is designed for participants who want to combine their interests in painting with their love of the outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. We will explore the rich coastal islands of Washington state’s northwest. We will hike through state parks that are on two islands looking for “our” place to paint We will cross the famous Deception State Park Bridge that has breathtaking views toward Canada and onto the vast expanse of the ocean channels below We will set up our easels overlooking Cap Sante Marina that captures views of Mount Baker and the North Cascade Mountains. We will take the Washington Marine Ferry through the channels of the San Juan Islands to spend time at Friday Harbor on San Juan Island.

We will be joined by the nationally renowned Pacific Northwest artist, Jennifer Bowman, for four days of discussions, demonstrations, and guided painting time. We will have at least three unique settings in which to paint during the week. Weather permitting we have planned two to three days of plein-air painting with participants choosing their favorite medium, acrylics, watercolors, or oils.

Beginners class Dakota Art Center in Mt Vernon
http://www.dakotaartcenter.com/2017.html

This will be a three day workshop $250 includes small warm-up boards, hand-outs and access to texturing pastes and Varnishes. You will need to bring your own supplies. Click on the supplies link above to access a list of what you will need. The art store will have supplies available as well… or if this is your first venture into this arena, I will supply/loan you a “stay-wet pallet” loaded with paint for $75. 1-360-416-6556

Acrylic class Tri-Dee Arts Store in Mt Vernon, WA.

Jennifer’s classes are about learning the process and techniques to paint anything! Don’t worry about your skill level, beginners are always welcome.

The class is aimed at the beginning/intermediate student and it is her desire to create a positive and joyful atmosphere that nourishes the development of each artist’s special talents and perceptions. Each day starts with a demonstration, where techniques are used in multiple ways to help the student grasp concepts. You will explore color, value, composition and light.

You will be working on pre-textured surfaces, experimenting with working in color-layering glazes, ‘wet into wet’ and dry brush strokes, and palette knife. Using a strong light source, you will learn to create three-dimensional qualities on two-dimensional paper. You will work on composition and its importance in balancing your image. Using concepts about rhythm, shapes and color, you will be able to lead someone’s eyes through your painting. You will learn and laugh, and you go home with an “I can DO this” confidence and knowledge.

$175 includes small warm-up boards for each days use, hand-outs and access to texturing pastes and Varnishes. This will be a beginner’s to Intermediate class on Saturday and intermediate/advanced on Sunday. You can sign up for either or both depending on your needs. Supplies are available with the art store. http://trideearts.com/contact/360-336-6131

Bowman, “Blush, & Brush” Home Paint Parties:

You can have Jennifer join you and your friends at your house for an evening of creative fun and play using acrylics. All of the supplies and drop cloths will be provided to create your paintings. The base rate is $400; that would be 10 gals at $40 each or 8 at $50, etc. More than 10 would be an additional $40 each. You will need to provide a bright space with tables and chairs. You do need to dress in clothing that needs to get paint on it as well!! Call 360-202-7419 for more information. Travel costs outside of Skagit Valley can be discussed as well.