2015 August 7 thru 11 Art Retreat Mornings, 9am, our color work begins with a given Blue study that will develop into a painting over 5 days, using a veiling watercolor technique and motif with various artistic methods. Afternoons, practicing with other mediums, sketching landscape, explore color exercises inspired by Marc’s animal paintings.  Animal gestures L/D composition with ink. Evening presentations:  Blue Rider artistic presentation with Ammi & Jennifer                                             Health through Anthroposophy with Philip Incao Tuition:  $355, includes supplies, 5 organic lunches & snacks Deposit: $75, nonrefundable ………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………… ……………………… 2015 Landscape Painting Retreat August 21thru 25 noon Explore Goethe’s’ Color Wheel as a landscape with veil painting technique in gouache paint. Afternoons:  Create the essence of trees, flowers, mountains & water in landscape moods inspired by Monet Tuition:  $250 includes 4 organic lunches & snacks Deposit:  $75, nonrefundable Supplies:  $35 extra or bring your own (list provided)  ………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………… …………………………… For more info:  sunstudio.thomson1@gmail.com, 719- 937-7694, POBox 894, Crestone, Colorado 81131 ………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………… …………………… Miracles of Light and Color…..July 9 to 14 in Harlemville New York  Goethean science with Henrike Holdrege & watercolor painting with Jennifer Thomson info@natureinstitute.org, 518-672-0116
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August art retreat 12 to 16, 2016 Metamorphosis Darkness & Dawn Peach blossom, Rosa, and Green give luminosity, as ethereal world presents itself to balance the earthiness of Blacks and Browns.  We will explore lightness and weight through color and the art of painting.  The moving colors awaken our own inner movement and we begin to perceive a motif that condenses from the flowing color.  Download PDF  click to enlarge Landscape Painting Retreat August 26 -29 Experience” Nature through Art” with Jennifer Thomson The landscape Retreat is about change; experiencing another way of working.  It isn’t a ‘how to” retreat.  It is a time to explore new color exercises, ideas and playfulness.  Sometimes one has to walk through ugliness to find anew.  Sometimes we have to stretch further in art to find a new approach to our usual way of working.  Download pdf  
Portland Art Retreat… September 19-24 With Jennifer Thomson Landscape PaintingExperience fall through five days of Art Autumn’s clarity, light changes, coolness, earth’s aroma, signals an inner soul change from summer’s dreaminess to Michael’s wakefulness. Mornings:  Veil painting: Let spaces of Blue, Gold, Orange & Red arise.  A hint of Green, shimmering.  In the periphery overlapping veils of yellow, red and blue die into grey, contrasting the light.  Add Black for weight and wakefulness.  Feel the release of light. As outer nature dies, an inner light appears in the autumn landscape.  Over 5 days, we will explore various artistic approaches to landscape painting.  Such as color moods, gestures, color relationships, compositional light & dark and inspirational exercises from artists of the past. Material:  watercolor, gauche, charcoal. Work Space:  Studio & Outdoors ……nearby area:  garden & creek, possible 2 afternoon outings at Sauvie, Columbia Gorge or a Japanese Garden (depending on weather) Bring with you:  brushes & note pad or sketch pad Daily Class:  9am to 5pm (2 hour lunch break) Tuition:  $425 includes art supplies, 5 veggie lunches and snacks. Deposit:  $100 nonrefundable, to reserve a space Accommodations:  $25 to $35 per night with a community family.  Call Kathy or Robin Location:  Lovely westside, forested setting in Portland, Oregon.  Details given upon registration. Info & Sign up:  Robin Lieberman, robin@robinlieberman.net, 503-222-11921410 SW Morrison Street, Suite 901Portland, Oregon 97205 Kathy Kremer, KKremerDesigns@msn.com   503-636-1977 Jennifer Thomson, sunstudio.thomson1@gmail.com, 719-937-7694www.jenniferthomson.net
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