Painting Treasures of St Lucia St Lucia, West Indies
Join us in the Caribbean for a Painter's winter get-away on the island of St Lucia!!! Great for non-painters as well!
Limited space...enroll early!!! Ensure your participation!
Study with our instructor and capture the adventures of plein air painting colorful landscapes in the beautiful and picturesque island of St Lucia in the West Indies. Discover how painting from life helps us to see and observe the affects of light and atmosphere. Learn how to simplify your subject while painting more quickly and accurately, with special attention placed on learning to see masses, as opposed to line, and form, rather than detail.
The entire painting process will be covered along with daily demonstrations in oil. Instructor will work individually with each student at their easel and guide them at their own level. This workshop is for anyone interested in learning to develop creative, painterly paintings with clean, rich color, mood, and dynamic compositions. There will be group critiques at the end of each day.
Experience the thrill and beauty of a wonderful part of St. Lucia, and even more so, taking these memories you've created home with you! This workshop is for beginners to advanced artists and will be conducted outdoors on location.
Workshop is open to painters of all levels. Artists are free to use any medium (graphite, watercolor, oil, Acrylic or pastel) though the instructor will demo in oil. Whether you are a novice just learning to mix color, or a professional needing advanced problem solving, individualized instruction will address needs at your level and push you to the next step in your personal development. We will stay at the historic Balenbouche Estate, an old plantation nestled on the southcoast of St. Lucia.
painting among the sights and sounds of beautiful St Lucia: Crystal blue water, tropical flowers & vegetation, weathered fishing villages, beautiful beaches, bold color and vibrant sunlight.
in the warm ambiance of St Lucia, in the shadow of extinct volcanos known as the Pitons. Caressed by the trade winds...
the joy of learning and gaining painting skills and confidence with the expert instruction of an acclaimed professional painter and the camaraderie of a small group of learners.
great Carribean & French Creole foods, new friends, breath-taking vistas, history and the hospitality of the people of St Lucia.
All-inclusive* enrollment options include:
Transfer from/to Hewennora airport on arrival Feb 1st & departure Feb 8th. Six days of discovery and plein air painting on
the Island of St lucia: Villages, beaches,
landscapes, flowers, people and culture
Seven nights accommodations**
Local transfers on painting days and to off-site lunches & dinners
All daily meals*** (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Daily aperitifs before dinner***
*Air travel is not included and is the responsibility of each participant. St lucia is served by American Airlines, Delta, Virgin Atlantic and others. For UVF info see:http://www.slaspa.com/a_services.php
Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) is the suggested arrival and departure airport. Hewanorra International Airport is located in Vieux Fort, 20 minutes from Balenbouche Estate.
Add US$550.00 for single occupancy **Balenbouche Estate or equivalent. Based on availability ***Included with "All-inclusive" plans only All guests are responsible for handling their own luggage/baggage... ...we suggest to pack light.
Accommodations: Balenbouche Estate Note: Shared accommodations only, based on availability. Open to painters and non-painters Space limited. Additional accommodations include D'Andres Inn
Balenbouche Estate is a relaxed antique plantation estate away from traffic set in a lush tropical environment just a few minutes walk to the Carribbean sea. Accommodations are quaint cottages with intimate rooms with open-air features common in the tropics. Cottages and rooms accommodate from 2-6 persons, some with shared bathroom facilities, and are assigned on an as-received basis.
About St Lucia... St. Lucia is a natural paradise offering wonderful scenery along with characteristic Caribbean cultural flavour. The small island of St. Lucia resembles the islands of the South Pacific.St Lucia has a great variety of plant and animal life. Orchids and exotic plants grow wild in the rainforest while roadsides are covered with many tropical flowers. Colourful tropical birds abound, including endangered species like the indigenous St Lucia parrots well as hummingbirds and the St. Lucia Oriole.
The twin Pitons are the island's majestic and distinctive ancient volcanic mountain landmarks. Steep coastlines, beaches of various shades of sands, fishing villages, antique plantation houses and remnants of long-forgotten sugar mills and the rainforest preserves of St. Lucia's mountainous interior offer one of the Caribbean's finest locales for painting in a moderate year-round climate. Areas of particular interest and planned paint-out days include Viex Fort, Choiseul & Laborie in the south, and Soufriere and the Pitons on the west coast.
2012 Itinerary Subject to change Wednesday February 1 - Arrival to St Lucia/Hewenorra (UVF) - 3:00 pm Arrival at Hewanorra Airport and transfer to accommodations - 7:00 pm Evening Welcome Reception - 8:00 pm Dinner at Balenbouche Estate Thursday February 2 - Balenbouche Estate - 8:00 am Breakfast - 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Morning session - 12:30 am Lunch - 2:00 pm -5:00 pm Afternoon session - 6:30 pm Aperitif - 7:30 pm Dinner at Debbie’s Friday February 3 - Cape Moule à Chique Lighthouse & Anse de Sable beach - 8:00 am Breakfast - Morning session at Anse de Sable beach - 12:00 pm Lunch at The Reef - 2:00-5:00 pm Afternoon session - 6:30 pm Aperitif at The Bamboo Bar - 7:30 pm Dinner at Mama Rose Market Place Saturday February 4 - Laborie - 8:00 am Breakfast - 9:00 am – 12:00 Morning session in Laborie - 12:00 pm Lunch in Laborie - 2:00 pm -5:00 pm Afternoon session in Laborie - 6:30 pm Aperitif - 7:30 pm Dinner at Balenbouche Estate Sunday February 5 - Balenbouche Estate - 8:00 am Breakfast - 9:00a-12:00 pm Morning session - 12:00 pm Lunch - 2:00 pm -5:00 pm Afternoon session - 6:30 pm Aperitif - 7:30 pm Dinner TBA Monday February 6 – Soufriere - 7:00 am Breakfast - 9:00 am -12:00 pm Morning session in Soufriere - 12:00 pm Lunch in Soufriere - 2:00 pm -5:00 pm Afternoon session in Soufriere - 5:30 pm Aperitif - 6:00 pm Dinner TBA Tuesday February 7 - Micoud/ East Coast - 8:00 am Breakfast - 9:00 am-12:00 pm Morning session - 12:00 pm Lunch - 2:00 pm -5:00 pm Afternoon session - 6:30 pm Aperitif - 7:30 pm Dinner at Balenbouche Estate Wednesday February 8 - Departure - Checkout & transfer to Hewanorra Airport in Vieux Fort
Note: Toscana Americana reserves the right to alter this itinerary. All times are approximate. Note: Transfers are provided only for programmed meals and activities away from the hotel. Note: All guests are responsible for handling their own luggage/baggage....we suggest to pack light. Note: No refunds are given for any unused aspects of the itinerary or for any activities outside the above itinerary.
Travel to St Lucia American Airlines offers service to St Lucia/Hewenora International airport (UVF) from Miami (MIA). The flight from Miami to St Lucia/UVF is AA2297.
AA also offfers connecting flights to Miami from various cities. Flight from Cleveland (AA3591 for example) require an overnight in Miami to make the St Lucia flight connection the next morning. Flight from Boston (AA2061 for example) is an early morning departure from Boston with arrival to St lucia the same afternoon, with a change of plane in Miami (AA2297). Other Boston itineraries require an overnight stay. Plan your travel to arrive at St Lucia/Hewenora (UVF) oon Wednesday February 1, 2012.
Bring the smallest and lightest version of each item, because we will need to carry our own gear as we venture from one painting location to another. It would be good to fit everything in one bag or backpack, so that it is easier to transport.
Participants are required to provide their own art supplies, preferred paints, brushes & tools along with a portable easel. A suggested list of art supplies for oil, that Carolyn uses, is listed below. Note: Do not pack prohibited items in carry-on-luggage! They will be confiscated. Check catalogs such as the ones listed below for all your supplies. Art Supply Warehouse www.aswexpress.com Jerry's Artarama at www.jerrysartarama.com Cheap Joe's Art Stuff at www.cheapjoes.com
Paints 1. Titanium White 2. Cadmium Yellow Lemon 3. Cadmium Yellow Pale 4. Cadmium Red Light. 5. Alizarin Crimson 6. Thalo Blue 7. Ultramarine Blue 8. Yellow Ochre 9. Terra Rosa 10. Ivory Black
Brushes 3-4 bristle (hogs hair) filbert brushes ranging in sizes from 2-20 (small, medium & large) 3-4 softer brushes of either a sable, mongoose or synthetic sable ranging in sizes from 2-20 (small, medium & large) 1 each bristle and softer flat brush in both a smaller size (1/4-1/2 inch) and a larger one (1 inch wide) One round softer hair brush for detail if needed. Suggested brands are Silver Brush, Royal & Langnickel, Isabey and Winsor & Newton. .
Medium Winsor & Newton Liquin Alkyd Painting Medium 75 ml bottle
Canvas Canvas 5-10 panels such as Raymar cotton canvas panels or Windriver Art cotton canvas panels or Fredrex Canvas Panels (small ones, 11 x 14 or under)
Plan on 1-2 every day you paint www.raymarart.com www.windriverarts.com www.fredrixartistcanvas.com
Palette This may be included in your easel. If not, a non-white palette of your choice, preferably 12 x 16, toned, Either plexi glass, wood, etc. (no glass due to possible breakage)
Easel Easels used for plein air painting, such as half-sized French Easel, (M.A.B.E.F. or Julian are good brands), Open Box M, Guerrilla Box or Easy L http://www.guerrillapainter.com/ http://www.artworkessentials.com/ http://www.openboxm.com/
Miscellaneous 1" or 2” Angular trowel shaped palette knife or similar Brush washer air tight container or other air tight container for Mineral Spirits (Mineral spirits will have to be purchased once you arrive in Europe) Paper towels (regular paper towels are available for purchase in Viex Fort Razor blade or scraper to remove paint from palette Sketch book, pencils and sharpener if needed (11 x 14 or smaller) for drawing and taking notes.
Mineral Spirits will be supplied in a limited quantitiy to each oil painter. Additional mineral spirits (MS) may be purchased nearby. DO NOT PACK AND BRING. IT IS ILLEGAL TO BRING OMS ON FLIGHTS. Participants purchase their own mineral spririts or equivalent. Oderless mineral sprirts are not available in St Lucia. Use only in well-ventilated outdoor areas.
Paper towels and plastic grocery bags (for trash) will be supplied on location.