Monday, May 14, 2007

Watercolor Workshop - Negril, Jamaica

Come paint with me in Jamaica this summer-----



I have been invited to be The Artist in Residence at the lovely and lush Whistling Bird resort cottages in Negril Jamaica this summer. During our month-long stay at Whistling Bird, I will be offering two Watercolor Workshop sessions, geared toward Absolute Beginners, and invite you to attend.

If you've never picked up a paint brush but have always dreamed of giving watercolor a try, this workshop is for you. While geared toward the absolute beginner, I also welcome anyone who would like to join us for 5 days of painting in a most beautiful Caribbean setting.
Nestled in a beautifully landscaped beach front garden of palms, seagrape, almond and mango trees, the Whistling Bird is just steps away from the acclaimed 7-mile, white sand Negril Beach. There is simply no shortage of subjects for our paintings - the turquoise sea, the white sandy beach, the brilliant greens and gem-colored florals of our surroundings will relax and inspire you.


We will meet each morning at Whistling Bird for a 2-3 hour session of demonstrations, techniques and exercises. After a break for lunch and free time, we will reconvene in the afternoon and explore another locale in Negril to sketch and paint en plein air.
My husband was born and raised in the parish of Westmoreland and knows all of Negril's vistas and views and will share his intimate knowledge of the area as we explore for the perfect setting to paint.

We may visit the cliffs of the West End or the charming winding roads of Orange Hill or visit The Royal Palm reserve. After each day's excursion, we will reconvene at Whistling Bird to share and critique our work. Our final day will consist of a day-long excursion well beyond Negril to sketch and paint at one of the many beautiful attractions inland, such as YS Falls or The Blue Hole and Benji's Paradise.


The two Monday-Friday sessions will be offered as follows:

Session I: August 13 - August 17, 2007
Session 2: August 20 - August 24, 2007

Cost Per Session is $425 pp, plus materials. Transportation and admission to all excursions is included. Class sizes are limited to 10.

Airfare and accommodations are not included.

Secure your position in the class of your choice -- click one of the two buttons to the top right of this page to sign up now and pay with PayPal.

Any questions? Email me for more information and the materials list:

info@vhmckenzie.com

I encourage you to book a room at Whistling Bird,our home away from home when we make our annual visits to Jamaica. Located a quarter of the way along Negril's 7-mile beach, Whistling Bird offers privacy and serenity but also easy access to the many shops, restaurants and nightspots that dot the beach. The cottages include one or two bedroom, open suite or 1 room bungalows with oversize private bathrooms.



See you in Jamaica!


Click here to download Workshop Registration Form


Pay by check/M.O. or click on Session Buttons on the home pageto pay via Paypal. Deadline to enroll: July 15, 2007