2022 Summer Program
Watercolor Fresh & Loose: Paint With Confidence
May 8 - May 14, 2022
Do you need to loosen up with expressive brushwork and bolder composition and color? Do you need encouragement and more confidence in your own creativity? Need blocks of time to paint? Specific how-to skills in basic watercolor techniques? If the answer to any or all of these is yes, then treat yourself to a creative week of personal art-making.
Mornings will begin with short inspirational readings to spark your creative spirit, followed by “how-to" demos in watercolor techniques. Topics include how to loosen up with expressive brushwork, how to do wet-in-wet and drybrush techniques, the beauty of transparency and how to mix clean, bold color, and techniques for painting from your own photos. And an added bonus: how to resurrect those so-called “dead paintings” by lifting and other techniques.
Afternoons are for your own quiet painting time, with one-on-one guidance from Jane. Each afternoon session ends with an inspirational or instructional DVD. Jane is skilled at uncovering and playing to your strengths, and she creates a fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere. You'll also enjoy the interaction and camaraderie of kindred spirits—fellow artists trying to conquer this marvelous and maddening medium!
Throughout the week, you’ll be encouraged to explore, stretch and be more confident, with a gentle encouraging teacher.
A special welcome to returning students: Class instruction will include both new and tried-and-true watercolor demos. You’ll build on the creative skills you’ve been developing and gain more confidence with Jane’s guidance.
Jane Barnard is a highly skilled and supportive teacher. She is a member of the Wisconsin Watercolor Society, Wisconsin Visual Artists and the Wisconsin Plein Air Painters. She has a master's degree from Marquette University. She has studied at the University of Paris (Sorbonne) and the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and has taken workshops from master watercolorists. Jane is a passionate painter and teacher and is especially gentle and helpful in encouraging those wanting to stretch their artistic vision and skill. She teaches at The Clearing, at Dillman’s Creative Art Center in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin and at Monroe Street Art Center in Madison. She has led two art workshops to Provence, France and has been invited to return to the Lemon Tree House as an artist-in-residence in Tuscany, Italy in 2022.
A supply list will be sent prior to class and is available online.
Jane will contact students prior to class.
Pricing (per person):
$1180 Dorm Room Package*
$1280 Two-Person Room Package*
$1920 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$675 Commuter Package** (limited availability)
*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals **package includes tuition & 7 meals
NEW IN 2022! In order to register online, you will need to sign into a Clearing User Account. Complete user account info and "How To's" can be found on our Clearing User Account Page.