Monday, August 7, 2017

2nd Annual Art Retreat in Estes Park, CO - July 2017

The Painted Prism Art Retreat in Estes was great fun, with a small but enthusiastic group!

Getting into the spirit of Art Nouveau

Playing a painting game on the first night . . . 

Setting up for early morning yoga on the deck . . . 

Beautiful views from the yoga deck . . . 

Starting in on the first day's Tree Grid Project --

Here's me . . . 

 . . . and my partners in creativity, Mo & Cheri . . . 

Stuffed Poblano Peppers -- not too spicy, but oh so tasty!

Finding references for the 2nd day's project -- Orange Line Panting

Always time for a break

and even a selfie.

The rain forced us inside to paint, on two of the days, but we all managed nicely . . . 

Relaxing on the covered deck, after the last day of workshops . . .

The Tree Grid Sampler

The Orange-Line Paintings

The Art Nouveau Paintings

What a great time we had, in this beautiful place!

See you all next year!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Upcoming WORKSHOP at the WINERY

I'm excited to be planning another Watercolor Workshop at the Wolf Creek Winery, in Norton, Ohio.

This year's workshop will be a 3-day event, August 16-18, 2017.

The cost of the 3-day workshop is $250.  This tuition includes lunch and beverages each day, with wine in the afternoon, of course!

To sign up for this workshop, you can REGISTER with DEPOSIT here.

Our three projects will include prisms and patterns, gardens and grids, bouquets and black background, fruit and flowers.


After you register for the workshop, I will send you a recommended supply list.  If you have any questions, please contact me at:

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Upcoming PAINTED PRISM ART RETREAT in Estes Park, Colorado

There is still time to register for this fun retreat!  

We now have a few openings because of two cancellations.

Join us for 3 days and 4 nights in beautiful Estes Park -- 
to paint and create, to rest and rejuvenate, to learn and share.

All skill levels welcome -- 

TO REGISTER, with a deposit of $200, click here.
The balance of $350 will be due by July 1st,
a balance of $250 (early-bird) will be due by May 31.

All the supplies for the retreat are included in the tuition -- 
which also includes breakfast and lunch every day,
beverages throughout the day (wine in the evenings), 
and a yoga class every morning (if you're interested).

We will be staying and painting and playing here at a beautiful private mountain retreat in Estes Park -- set on 30 acres, with a private lake and gorgeous mountain views.

Your lodging is separate from the tuition. 

Come join us for 3 full days and 4 nights 
(Thursday afternoon until Monday morning)
 to learn, explore, and expand your talents, ideas, and creativity 
in this relaxed and friendly environment.

Thursday, 7/20 -- Check in between 3 and 6 pm.  Welcome Reception at 5 pm.

Friday through Sunday, 7/21-23 -- Our days will begin with a light breakfast, coffee, and tea.
Then, relaxing movement/exercise -- yoga, a jog, or a walk around the grounds.
The Art Workshops will start each day at 9:30 am.  We will be involved in art lessons and  projects for 5+ hours each day -- with time out for lunch.

At the end of each day, we will gather together at the main house -- for sharing, reflecting, story-telling, connecting -- and enjoying a glass of wine.

To Register for the Painted Prism Art Retreat:

- You can secure your spot at this retreat, by paying a deposit of $200, HERE.   The early bird balance of $250 will be due by May 31, 2017.  Or, the full balance of $350 will be due by July 1, 2017.

- You can also register by contacting Pat Howard at:

Once you register for the retreat and pay the $200 deposit, you will receive an e-mail from us, describing how to book your lodging for the retreat.  

- At the present time, we have two cabins still available.  This cost is separate from the tuition, but very affordable.