Summer Watercolors in the North Cascades

Summer Watercolors in the North Cascades
Program Series Learning Center Programs
When Jun 16, 2017 11:00 AM to Jun 18, 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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With brush in hand, dramatic mountain vistas layered in greens, grays and blues will certainly stir creativity within the artist’s soul. Join artist Michelle Cooper at the North Cascades Environmental Learning Center and learn an entire repertoire of techniques to express our “wild nearby” with watercolors — a flexible medium that seems designed especially for the mystical Pacific Northwest!

Teaching to all levels, Michele will lead the group as we carve out the deep shadows of early morning on Pyramid Peak, dab our brushes wet-on-wet to express the mid-day chartreuse of vine maples, glaze the limitless light of summer skies and drybrush the late afternoon waves on Diablo Lake. 

Take your handmade nature journal from the classroom out on an easy trek as we sketch and learn more about the flora and fauna from one of the Center's naturalists. The Learning Center's neighborhood offers endless inspiration and subject matter to practice our plein air painting in a supportive environment of fellow artists and nature lovers.

When you’re not painting, feel free to soak up the views of Pyramid and Colonial Peaks, linger on the shores of Diablo Lake, dine on healthful, organic, delicious 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. 

Art supplies are not included in tuition; you will receive a list of what to bring prior to class.

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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