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California Canvas: Mendocino Coast Acrylic Retreat

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Mendocino Botanical Gardens

18220 CA-1

Fort Bragg, ca 95437

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So often it seems like life is moving way too fast. After your job, your chores, the errands, the hectic news media, and what other people need...

where's the time for you?

As a gal with a lot going on, I totally get it. The world feels chaotic these days and everyone's in a rush. It's hard to get the peace and quiet that you crave, let alone dedicate time to your passions.

But here's the important thing. Life is short. We can't let it fly by. The best way to slow down and enjoy yourself is to literally slow down and enjoy yourself. Unplug.

I created this acrylic class for people like you and me who need time away from city life and want to bring more stillness and beauty into their lives. When I realized that I could simultaneously spend time in nature and express my creative side, I was a changed woman! Now I want to share this experience with you.

We live near some of the world's most beautiful landscapes. It would be a shame not to paint them! It can be a challenge, however.

In this class I will take you through a step by step process that will help you:

  • Find gorgeous and accessible places to paint without aimlessly circling and backtracking for half a day.

  • Know what to pack and how to set up so that you don't get stuck without the essentials.

  • Approach painting when time, movement, light, and weather are factors.

  • Select the perfect composition out of a 360 view.

  • Pop your colors so that your landscape offers more charm than just a photograph.

  • Learn quick techniques for painting waves, clouds, rocks, trees, meadows, and distant hills.

  • Avoid getting stuck on the details and create a cohesive, rewarding painting with ease.


Itinerary and materials:

Detailed itinerary with maps, directions, links to finding lodging, and packing list can be found at: http://www.jenniferlaurelkeller.com/mendo-itinerary

Brief overview: All locations are on the Mendocino County Coast in California.

Students are in charge of finding and reserving their own lodging. The Mendocino County Website is a great resource for finding the perfect location and level of luxury for all budgets. https://www.visitmendocino.com/mendocino-county-directory/directory-category/stay-mendocino-county/

Two Day Trip:

Day 1: Location: Cypress Grove, Friday, October 20th, 10:30 am till we’re tired (4 pm or so). West of the town of Mendocino. We'll be painting from the bluffs. There are two small parking areas on either side of where we'll set up. This day includes a meet and greet introduction, step-by-step demos, and plein air painting session.

Day 2: Location: The world renowned Mendocino Botanical Gardens. Saturday, October 21st, 10:30 am till we’re tired (4 pm or so). One of my favorite places ever. We'll set up on the main lawn perennial garden right inside the main entrance. This day includes unbridled plein air painting sessions, incredible views in every direction, demos, and one-on-one coaching. Leave yourself time to tour the gardens, forest, and ocean bluffs outside of class. It's one of the most beautiful places on the west coast. A must-see! Entrance fees will apply.

Three Day Extended Trip: Add an extra day to your vacation!

Day 3: Location: Russian Gulch State Park, Sunday, October 22nd, at 10:30 am till we’re tired (4 pm or so) The link to this location illustrates where the parking and bathroom are. Google was being finicky at this location, but the beach is very obvious - just look for the huge bridge overhead. Look for me with my easel. This day will include more practice, practice, practice in a new location as well as a bonus final touch up session for all of your Mendocino landscapes.

Space for this class is very limited! Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to paint, relax, learn, and explore Mendocino County during your free time.

Register today!



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