| 10 December, 2015 10:51
Georgia Low Country Plein Air Painting Workshop scheduled!
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 to Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Have you ever taken time off from your busy life for a week to focus on your art at a plein air workshop? Like the idea of spending a week in a beautiful vacation home on a private 10-acre island accessible only by boat and with a barrier island preserve just minutes away? Enjoying a vast expanse of undeveloped Atlantic beach and vast expanses of salt marsh? Painting an exotic scene from a pontoon boat? Exploring and painting relics of a historic slave settlement? Spending a day painting in beautiful Savannah with its live oak trees branching overhead? Here's your chance!
Instructors: David Beale, watercolor painter and teacher in Cortland, NY, and his wife Kathie, retired art teacher
Location: Eagle Island, Georgia (click for a video of accommodations)
As described by the owner, "Eagle Island is accessible only by boat and boasts all the modern conveniences and accessories including a state-of-the-art chef's kitchen stocked with kitchen wares, Direct TV, wireless internet, bed and bath linens, a commercial ice machine, and an outdoor fire pit. A six-person hot tub is ingeniously located in front of an outdoor fireplace on the 1500-square-foot, wraparound, screened porch.Slow down. Relax and enjoy the peaceful beauty of this private 10-acre island!"
"Hill owns several other nearby spots worthy of exploration, including a small island immediately adjacent to Eagle Island, set up with a tent and hammock, where any child, young or old, with a bit of imagination could make enough memories for a lifetime all within a week. Couples will appreciate the privacy and amenities such as the heated outdoor shower..."
An Eagle Island vacation is far from roughing it. With a well stocked gourmet kitchen, as well as an outdoor kitchen, we will prepare our meals with as little or much effort as we desire. Well plan on having a Low Country Boil one evening! The surrounding waters are known for their rich bounty of shellfish, and guests are encouraged to prepare crabs they catch themselves in the crab traps that are left baited at the end of the dock.
We will be taken over to Eagle Island from the nearby town of Darien by the owner Andy Hill, given a tour, checked out on the pontoon%
We will visit Sapelo Island, a barrier island now 90% owned by the state of Georgia and accessed only by boat, several times. The island is rich in history, having a lighthouse dating back to 1820 and a mansion owned by slave holders and now publicly owned. Hog Hammock, a community of a few dozen inhabitants, is located on Sapelo Island. It is one of the last island-based Gullah-Geechee communities in America--a living connection to West African languages, folkways, and spiritual traditions. With its dirt roads and tin-roofed houses, Hog Hammock is the site of a social hall, two historic Baptist churches, and a former schoolhouse, all built by descendants of slaves. The nearby Behavior Cemetery has burial sites that date back 200 years. We will have two trucks provided to us by Andy for exploring the island and its extensive beach. David will loan out a book on Hog Hammock to those interested to read in advance!
Participants will be encouraged to paint as much as they want, with no pressure. We will have a daily critique to share work with the group for comments. David and Kathie will be available at any time for individual instruction and encouragement.
PRICING: Prices include accommodations, workshop fee, water transportation and all meals at Eagle Island. Groceries will be ordered online to meet guests' requests and delivered fresh daily. (Meals in Savannah are extra.) Two bunk bed sleeping quarters in a shared room are still available at $1100
Only two spaces are still available!
TO SIGN UP:
CALL 607-753-7786 or EMAIL at [email protected]
TO CONFIRM RESERVATION: Send a deposit of $600, refundable minus a 10% handling fee until March 1, 2016
FINAL PAYMENT DUE by April 1, 2016.