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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Landscape Painting Retreat
August 21thru 25th noon

Experience nature through Color & Form with Jennifer Thomson

Explore Goethe’s Color Wheel as a landscape with veil painting technique. Afternoons create the essence of trees, flowers, mountains & water, in landscape moods with different color exercises inspired by Monet. Some works will develop into finished art.  Composition will be explored. Critique.

 Materials:  gouache paints & charcoal

Work space:  Sun Studio & outdoors into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to experience Nature through direct observation.

Daily class:  9 am to 4:30 pm
Lunch break:  12:30 to 2:30
Tuition:  $250 includes 4 organic veggie lunches & snacks
Deposit:  $75 nonrefundable, to reserve a space
Supplies:  $35 extra or bring your own (list provided)
Camping:  5 minutes driving to Sun Studio

Info:  Jennifer Thomson, PO Box 894, Crestone, Colorado 81131, 719-937-7694

Join us in Crestone, Colorado…..August 21-25 noon

2015 August 7 thru 11 Art Retreat
Blue…infinite…..Lustre of the soul…Blue’s character moving inward, lighter on the inside and darker on the periphery.  What happens when other colors interact with blue?  Create inner balance as you experience peacefulness through working with blue.

Mornings:  9am, our color work begins with a given blue study that will develop into a painting over the 5 days. We will practice the veiling technique with watercolor, and motif with various artistic methods.

Our focus in the mornings will be to develop form and motif ‘out of the color’, an approach inspired by Goethe and Steiner that perceives colors as the visible outer garments of invisible forces.

Afternoons:  One afternoon session sketching in charcoal or ink, in Colorado’s magnificent nature. Drawing upon the art of Kandinsky and Franz Marc, we will develop landscape sketches into paintings and explore color exercises inspired by Marc’s animal paintings. We will practice animal gestures with light/dark composition in ink.   Create your own color studies.   Material:  watercolor, gouache, ink, pencil or charcoal

Evening Presentations:  Franz Marc & the Blue Rider group, Artistic presentation Jennifer &Ammi
 Health through Anthroposophy with Philip Incao

Tuition:  $355 includes supplies, plus 5 organic veggie lunches & snacks
Deposit:  $75, nonrefundable, to reserve a space
Accommodations:  B&B, Hotel, Camping
Meals:  nearby cafes & organic food stores.
Location:  Sun Studio in Crestone, Colorado

Sign up & info:  Jennifer Thomson, POBox 894, Crestone, Colorado, 81131,
Spend 5 artistic rejuvenation days at the foot of sacred mountains:  Time for mineral hot spring soaks & swims. Hike in the National Forest or Sand dunes National Park or visit Crestone’s spiritual centers.  See wildlife.  Renew yourself and your life path in contemplation and color in nature’s beauty in Crestone 8000ft. Alpine Valley.
Art is, after all, only a trace…like a footprint which shows that one has walked bravely and in great happiness.  Robert Henri