Join us at St. Mary’s Art Center, Virginia City, Nevada
June 9 to 15, 2020
St Mary’s Art Center is housed in a stately Victorian building that was first used as a hospital. It was built in 1876 and has served as an art center since the mid nineteen sixties, consequently has a long history of art and artists coming for retreats and workshops. It is considered an historic structure so no elevators but has handicapped restrooms available. You will be climbing stairs.
Cost: $675. includes lodging and instruction.
$500. if not staying at the art center. Tuition only.
Add $50 per night if you have a non-painting companion.
Contact Dale Laitinen for registration form and more info.
Virginia City is situated on the steep sage covered slopes only a few miles from Carson City, or a forty-five minute drive from Reno, Nevada.
Participating artists stay at the art center where each have a room to live in for the duration of the workshop. We create our own meals in the well appointed kitchens on the lower level.
The art studio is open for use in the evenings after workshop instruction, feel free to paint on your own.
As state evening meals are a potluck team oriented event that is fun all who participate. Details will be provided at registration.
Each day of instruction there will be a demo followed by individual painting, critiques are conducted at intervals during the five days.
Powerpoint slide shows will be presented during class time. These pertain to our classroom content.
This year our theme will be from representation to abstraction. We begin painting subjects in the landscape; as the week progresses we create more personal interpretations through design and abstraction.
Materials list will be provided after registration, participants are responsible for obtaining their own supplies.
Workshop Daily Schedule
Tuesday June 9 – Arrival day and evening get together dinner.
Wednesday June 10- Workshop begins
Thursday June 11- Workshop
Friday June 12- Workshop
Saturday June 13- Workshop
Sunday June 14- Final day of workshop.
Monday June 15- Get away day, you are free to leave on day class ends if you wish