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  • <font color="#ffffff">0</font>Winter Escape Watercolor Workshop - Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo resort, Dominican Republic - January 14 - 21, 2018

    0Winter Escape Watercolor Workshop - Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo resort, Dominican Republic - January 14 - 21, 2018

    Watercolor Winter Escape  Bahia Principe El Portillo Resort in Dominican Republic7 day watercolor workshopJanuary 14 - 21, 2018 with IWS Master Artist Zan BarrageWarm sand below your feet, Cobalt Turquoise shore-line and Ultramarine Blue sea and sky.Escape the cold days of winter and come join us in an exciting watercolor workshop on a trip to the heart of the warm and beautiful Caribbean. On this seven-day vacation and watercolor workshop, each day will be a new adventure as you loosen your style and explore different facets of this medium. All skill levels are welcome and each participating artist will receive Zan’s individual attention. We will balance our time between painting and enjoying the beach and resort. Our trip also includes a one day excursion to one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, where we will sketch and then enjoy a rock lobster lunch and many fun activities. At the beautiful all-inclusive Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo resort we will enjoy excellent 5 Star service, a crystal clear beach, and relaxing, comfortable, high quality rooms. We will have painting sessions every day but have time for fun, relaxation and exciting activities. We will eat lunch and dinner as a group, where we can engage in critiques of our daily work and enjoy discussions about art, all in a spirit of fun and learning.About Zan Barrage: Zan is an International Watercolors Society Master Artist and has been teaching watercolors to beginners and advanced artists for many years. His style is loose, colorful and full of light. He has a warm, caring approach to teaching and focuses on building skills and techniques while exploring the beauty of watercolors. The Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo resort in Samana is located on the beautiful Samana Peninsula. Described by Christopher Columbus as “the fairest land on the face of the earth,” the Samana Peninsula is considered by Dominicans and visitors alike as the prettiest part of the island of Hispaniola. It is the jewel in the crown of Dominican Republic. Engulf yourself in white sandy beaches, cool azure waters and balmy Caribbean nights. Sketch and paint coconut-covered mountains that march down to the sea or majestic capes that plunge to the ocean’s depths where vibrant, coral reefs teem with brightly-colored fish and spiny lobster.  Captivating beaches offering powdery white sand, tranquil turquoise water and an inviting year-round climate makes El Portillo the perfect escape. With all-day entertainment including activities and shows, shopping and a lively nightlife in Las Terrenas Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo resort guests can enjoy everything this beautiful island has to offer.Limited spaces are available in this all-inclusive watercolor-workshop-vacation. Reserve your spot now (A CAD$200 deposit is required) Total cost is CAD$1999 + Tax which includes:- air travel from Toronto (for all other starting points please consult with Tanja - see below)- destination ground travel - double occupancy lodging- meals- drinks- excursion - and watercolor workshop Companion rates are lower. Please inquire about these savings by phone or email.Travel from Montreal and other departure locations are available.Don’t miss out on all the fun and learning. The trip is being organized in conjunction with Barrett & Carlysle Travel Owner Tanja Schneider-Steinbock. Barrett & Carlysle Travel is one of the best travel agents in Toronto with first-hand knowledge of all the resorts they recommend.Call or email Tanja Schneider-Steinbock at Barrett & Carlysle Travel (TICO#50012209): Tel (416) 640.0433 ext 23 or 866.468.4741 www.barrett-carlysle.comtanja@barrett-carlysle.comTanja is working closely with us to make our trip unforgettable and fun. Call or email her and she will answer all your questions about the resort and travel arrangements. Call or email Zan Barrage and he will answer all your questions about the workshop and art portion of the trip.Tel (416) 417.9997www.zanbarrage.comzan@zanbarrage.comhttps://www.facebook.com/ArtistZanBarrageTentative Schedule (May be modified based on your comfort and needs)Day 1: - 11:40am Arrive at Resort - 3:00pm Meet and greet pool side- 6:00pm Quick Demo at the beach- 7:30pm Group Dinner- Free time after dinnerDay 2:- 9:00am – 12:00pm Morning session (Demo, individual attention and technique development)- 12:00pm Group Lunch and discussion- 1:00pm – 4:30pm Free time- 4:30pm – 6:30pm Optional afternoon session (Demo, individual attention and technique development)- 7:30pm Group Dinner- Free time after dinnerDay 3:- Excursion: Rincon Beach: Visit a casita where you will sample fruit, coffee, vanilla and other delicious products of the farm, then spend time on one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. Enjoy optional horseback riding or snorkeling, and a rock lobster for lunch. We will take our sketchbooks with us and do local sketching on the beach.Day 4:- 9:00am – 12:00pm Morning session (Demo, individual attention and technique development)- 12:00pm Group Lunch and discussion- 1:00pm – 4:30pm Free time- 4:30pm – 6:30pm Optional afternoon session (Demo, individual attention and technique development)- 7:30pm Group Dinner- Free time after dinnerDay 5:- 9:00am – 12:00pm Morning session (Demo, individual attention and technique development)- 12:00pm Group Lunch and discussion- 1:00pm – 4:30pm Free time- 4:30pm – 6:30pm Optional afternoon session (Demo, individual attention and technique development)- 7:30pm Group Dinner- Free time after dinnerDay 6:- 9:00am – 12:00pm Morning session (Demo, individual attention and technique development)- 12:00pm Group Lunch and discussion- 1:00pm – 4:30pm Free time- 4:30pm – 6:30pm Optional afternoon session (Demo, individual attention and technique development)- 7:30pm Group Dinner- Free time after dinnerDay 7:- Return Flight Departure 12:45pmExcept for the Day 3 excursion, we will be painting in the comfort and safety of our wonderful resort. We will look for different vistas to paint with a variety of subjects and learning opportunities. The resort is also working on giving us comfortable painting space in case of rain. 25 hrs of workshop instruction with plenty of down time for the beach, lounging, snorkeling, and lots of other wonderful activities. 

  • <font color="#ffffff">1</font>Watercolour Fundamentals (Friday Evenings) (VAB)<br>Friday Evenings - September 8 to 29

    1Watercolour Fundamentals (Friday Evenings) (VAB)
    Friday Evenings - September 8 to 29

    Friday Evenings - September 8 to 29           6:00 - 9:00pm                                  This four-session workshop is designed to build your watercolour skills and confidence. You will be doing a lot of exercises and painting various subjects throughout the sessions and for homework. You will also have a lot of fun as you expand your skills and methods. As we progress through the sessions, you will:         -   Master the fundamentals of watercolour.          -   Learn to express yourself with confidence and vigor.          -   Take risks, be adventurous and bold.          -   Improve your brush-work and make your colours dance. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned watercolour artist who wants a review and to loosen up your painting style, this four-session workshop is for you.  Each of these four workshop sessions builds on the one before it and stretches your comfort zone a bit further. Your confidence will grow. Your colours will dance and your paintings will burst with light and expression.To make sure that you get the individual attention that you need, these workshops will be limited to 8 participants. These workshops are exclusively run through Visual Arts Brampton. Four-session workshop Date & Times Date: Friday Evenings - July 7 to 28, 2017    Time:: 6:00pm - 9:00pmLocation: Visual Arts Brampton 1 Bartley Bull Parkway - Suite 10 Brampton, ON, L6W 3T7 Price: VAB Members $120 (with coupon code), Non-members $145 per workshop (4 sessions)Duration: 3hrs each session

  • <font color="#ffffff">2</font>Advanced Watercolour Studies (VAB)<br>Friday Mornings - September 8 to 29

    2Advanced Watercolour Studies (VAB)
    Friday Mornings - September 8 to 29

    Friday Mornings - Friday Mornings - September 8 to 29          10am-1pm                                       In this advanced workshop series, you will apply new techniques experiment with colours and delve into design and composition. You will come out of your comfort zone, shake things up and in the process paint inspired paintings that will thrill and excite.Each of these four workshop sessions builds on the one before it and stretches your comfort zone a bit further. We will be doing a lot of exercises, sketches and full paintings. To make sure that you get the one-on-one attention that you need, these workshops will be limited to 8 participants. Your confidence will grow. Your colours will dance and your paintings will burst with light and expression. These workshops are exclusively run through Visual Arts Brampton. Four-session workshop Date & TimesDate: Friday Mornings - July 7 to 28, 2017Time: 10am-1pm Price: VAB Members $120 (with coupon code), Non-members $145 per workshop (4 sessions) + Tax Duration: 3hrsLocation: Visual Arts Brampton 1 Bartley Bull Parkway - Suite 10 Brampton, ON, L6W 3T7 

  • Individual Private Class

    Individual Private Class

     Private instruction designed to meet individual needs. The plan for these classes is worked out with the student to meet their desired outcome and goal. Normally a work assessment is desirable so that I can gauge where the artist is in their development and where I feel they need guidance and help.The classes are given at Visual Arts Brampton in a private studio but preferably when other activity is going on in the rest of the studio. The rate for these classes is per hour and it is advisable to work in 2-3 hour sessions. 

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