Join Us For Next Year at The Parker Ranch

Join un in Clayton for the next painting retreat and you can be painting right here on the river!

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Still time to sign up Plein air at Parker Ranch

3 Day Retreat $75 Plus Lodging   May 4 - 6  Friday -  Sunday

Stay together, paint together. The Parker Ranch  in Clayton, GA is a cozy gathering place and a place I go back to year after year. 

Painting Retreat $75

Stay together, paint together. The Parker Ranch  in Clayton GA is a cozy gathering place. The owners, Becky and Paula have hosted my plein workshops several times and they always out do themselves to make sure everyone is comfortable.
 

 Working from the landscape is such a great way to improve your paintings, but it can be overwhelming when just starting out.  I'll help you with tips and tricks to setting up and how to find your focus. This is a painting retreat with a loose structure and limited instruction. I will be available to give advice as you paint or you can strike out on your own.  This year, I would love for us to hit the town of Clayton for a night painting as well. ( optional - but fun!!) I love the energy working outdoors brings to my paintings and I think you will too.
Retreat Times
 2 - 6 Friday,  10 - 5 Saturday,  10 - 2:30  Sunday (optional night painting on Friday or Saturday ) 

 

Join me for a relaxing weekend painting  and camaraderie in the beautiful North GA  mountains.
Cost - $75 for the retreat pay here  and $140 for a single room/ $70 shared room a night for the rooms - reserve with Becky at Parker Ranch and pay her directly.  Becky Hoover  becky@parkersranch.com   
http://www.parkersranch.com
404-373-0566

Retreat Includes daily tips in the field as needed, nightly critique, and social hour with wine and cheese. Breakfast each morning is provided by the Ranch with your reservation. 

Deadline to sign up is April 2nd.

Room arrange should be made through Becky at the Parker Lodge
Becky Hoover  becky@parkersranch.com   
http://www.parkersranch.com
404-373-0566

You can request a private or shared room.

What's not included:
Lodging
Lunches and dinner
Painting supplies

Supply list

This is a rain or shine event. Bring photos to work from just in case we have bad weather. There are plenty of covered porches we can paint from as well

Here is a link  to a great post from fellow artist Lori Putman with tips for flying with you paints.
http://www.loriputnam.com/blog/taking-flight-tips-for-the-winged-artist/

** I have a few extra plein air easels if you are new. Just let me know right away if you need one.

Find out more HERE
Deadline to sign up is April 2nd.

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Hooray for spring!
Dawn

May 20 - 22 No Stress Plein Air 3 day Workshop

Painting at Tallulah Gorge at our last trip to Parker Ranch

May 20 - 22 No Stress Plein Air at the Parker Ranch in Clayton GA

Stay together, paint together.

The Parker Ranch

 in Clayton Ga is a cozy gathering place. The owners, Becky and Paula have hosted my plein workshops several times and they always out do themselves to make sure everyone is comfortable.

Learn to capture the outdoor with a limited color palette and the palette knife. Working from the landscape is such a great way to improve your paintings, but it can be overwhelming when just starting out. In this class, I'll help you with tips and tricks to setting up, how to find your focus, and get started. Using a limited palette will help you with color mixing and creating harmony in your paintings.  I love the energy working with a palette knife brings to my paintings. An added bonus - no cleaning your brushes!! You will learn different ways to use the knife to get your desired effect.

Classes  Times

12 - 5 Friday, 10 - 5 Sat, & 10 - 3 Sunday

Cost $225 Includes daily instruction and demos in the field and one on one instruction throughout  the day. Nightly social hour with wine and cheese

Breakfast each morning is provided by the Ranch with your reservation.

100.00 holds your spot.

Deadline to sign up is May 14 th.

Room arrange should be made through Becky at the Parker Lodge

Becky Hoover 

becky@parkersranch.com

http://www.parkersranch.com

404-373-0566

You can request a private or shared room.

Register here

What's not included:

Lodging

Lunches and dinner

Painting supplies

Supply list 

This is a rain or shine event. Bring photos to work from just in case we have bad weather.

Here is a

link

 to a great post from fellow artist Lori Putman with tips for flying with you paints.

http://www.loriputnam.com/blog/taking-flight-tips-for-the-winged-artist/

*For those that arrive early on Thursday, we'll get a little painting done.

** I have a few extra plein air easels if you are new. Just let me know right away if you need one.

The Parker Ranch

The Parker Ranch is a laid back loge built in 1907 as an Atlanta family summer home in Clayton GA. It has 6 rooms all with private baths. Some are double occupancy - two beds - so you can share rooms  if you'd like, and one cabin. Clayton is just under 2 hours from Atlanta, world away. The Lodge is about one mile from town with good restaurants and lots of charm.

Room arrange should be made through Becky at the Parker Lodge

Becky Hoover 

becky@parkersranch.com

http://www.parkersranch.com

404-373-0566

Close by

Lake Burton

Dillard House

Talulah Gorge and Day Use Area

Cancellation Policy:  If cancellation is made ten or more days prior to beginning workshop date, a full refund will be made.  If cancellation is made less than 10 days prior to beginning of workshop, half of the workshop fee will be refunded.  Cancellations of 5 days or less from beginning date of workshop, no refunds issued. If workshop is cancelled by the artist, the entire workshop fee will be refunded.  If flying, it is advised that you purchase refundable airline tickets in the event of a cancellation

 

Weekend Plein air workshop Oct 10 - 12, Parker Ranch in Clayton GA

Weekend Plein air workshop Oct 10 - 12, Parker Ranch in Clayton GA   

This a a great painting event   - not to be missed
210.00 for the weekend
Lodging, breakfast, social hour included in price.
50.00 for the class and 80.00 a night for the lodge - you can't beat it!!  
Room arrangements must be made through Becky at Parker Lodge,
Becky Hoover   becky@parkersranch.com
404-373-0566
Becky is offering the painters a reduced rate of 80.00 a night. (Big thank you - it's peak time)
She is a wonderful host and will take great care of you. Make sure to let Becky know if you'd like to share the room with a friend.

This will be a relaxed painting event in the mountain during the beautiful fall color.  We will meet after breakfast, around nine and go to our first painting  location.  Take a break for lunch and the paint  some more.There will be demos on how to set up your work space and how to get started, along with individual  instruction during the day.  This is your painting experience, so get in as much as you'd like. you can also set up at the lodge to paint. It's up to you. We will me back at the lodge around 5 for a 6:00 wine social before dinner.
Click on the  photo link below to register For the class.





































Happy painting!                             
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Plein air painting weekend retreat!

Mark you calendars for May 30 - June 1. The plein air group is headed to the Parker Ranch for a great weekend of plein air painting. We can come up Friday evening or Saturday morning, it's up to you. I am going to arrive on Friday so I can start painting right away. This is a wonderful lodge in Clayton Ga. I have been talking with the owner Becky and she is giving us 20% off the rooms, covering the taxes, and feeding us breakfast as well! Contact Becky directly to reserve your room.
Becky Hoover
becky@parkersranch.com
The Parker Ranch
404-373-0566

Before heading to town for dinner on Saturday, let's have a wine and cheese happy hour in the lodge. After breakfast on Sunday, we can head out for a little more painting before heading home, or just relax, it's all up to you. This is not a class just a great opportunity to paint with friends and make new ones.
http://www.parkersranch.com/#!about-us/c6cz

A little about the lodge. It's a laid back lodge built in the 1907 as an Atlanta family summer home in Clayton GA. It has 6 rooms all with private baths. Some room are double occupancy - two beds - so you can share a room if you'd like. Just let Becky know when you call or email. Clayton is about 1hour and 45 minutes from Atlanta and should be a pretty easy drive. The Ranch is about one mile from downtown Clayton with good restaurants and lots of charm.

Happy Painting!

Dawn