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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. 

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