Autumn Watercolors in the North Cascades

Autumn Watercolors in the North Cascades
Program Series Learning Center Programs
When Oct 13, 2017 11:00 AM to Oct 15, 2017 03:00 PM
Where North Cascades Environmental Learning Center
Single Accommodations $560.00
Double Accommodations $380.00
Triple Accommodations $285.00
Quadruple Accommodations $285.00
Cost with no Lodging $200.00
Clock hours 18.0
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Hansa yellow, alizarin crimson, yellow ochre, indanthrone blue, carbazole violet: join us for a weekend of art in the North Cascades during the glorious ripening of fall colors!

Painters of all levels are welcome to the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center to learn techniques to capture the golden hues of autumn in the dramatic landscape of the Wild Nearby. Seattle-based artist Molly Hashimoto will teach us how to paint vine maples, larches and bigleaf maples in their fall transition while Institute naturalists will share the natural history of the many species of conifers in the North Cascades.

Throughout the weekend, we'll gather inspiration by exploring the Diablo Lake neighborhood and taking an extended field trip up to Washington Pass. Here, beneath the towering granite of the Early Winter Spires and Liberty Bell, we’ll take a short hike where we can view and paint the glowing larch trees.

When we’re not painting, you’re invited to soak up the views of Pyramid and Colonial Peaks, linger on the shores of Diablo Lake, walk the local trails, enjoy delicious, organic meals prepared in our historic dining hall, find a book to curl up with in the Wild Ginger Library and rest in comfort at night in our guest lodges.

LEARNING CENTER ACCOMMODATIONS: Single, Double, Triple and Quad Accommodations are for families and groups who wish to guarantee lodging with specific individuals during their stay. Triple and Quad Accommodations will require use of an upper bunk, accessible by an easy-to-use ladder. Hostel pricing is the cost for sharing a room with up to three other participants. The number of occupants per room (1-4) will be determined based on the total number of hostel guests each night. We do not guarantee a room with your requested roommate under this option, and you may be lodged in a mixed gender room. Please do not select this if you have participants under 18 in your group.

The Learning Center campus features classrooms, a dining hall, a library, outdoor learning shelters, trails, a canoe dock and an amphitheater. Our three guest lodges have shared gender-specific bathrooms with showers and each room contains two sets of twin bunk beds, desks, wardrobes and wireless internet connectivity. Facilities and local trails are all ADA accessible and a personal mobility vehicle is available. Delicious, healthy meals incorporating local and organic foods are provided in our dining hall. If you have special dietary requirements or food allergies, we will gladly attempt to accommodate them with advance notice. Sorry, but we cannot accommodate pets.

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