2022 Summer Program


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Class #80

Watercolor Escapades

Judy Barnewolt-Jones

August 28 - September 3, 2022


instructor imageThis will be a friendly and casual workshop, and you’ll have fun loosening up and getting comfortable painting with the rest of the class. Since I am standing in for my good friend, Gary Hanks, I know you were looking forward to painting skies. Gary’s style is unique and not something I will cover, but I will do my best, demonstrating techniques that can simplify your process.

Be sure to bring images of skies that you would like to incorporate in your work. I will bring several as well, and you are welcome to use them. You will paint subject matter of your choice, possibly repositioning the composition to leave plenty of room for sky, atmosphere and drama. We will cover the importance of the placement of compositional elements, values and the role they play in creating the illusion of depth and distance.

There will be individual instruction from Judy, but plenty of time to paint on your own. Constructive critiques, both group and private, are optional. The Clearing, with its peaceful spirit, provides the perfect setting for a week of creativity and growth, granting you the space and time to refocus your energy. You are sure to go away with a sense of connectedness to a group of artists, and an experience you’ll want to repeat again and again!

Judy Barnewolt-Jones is an award-winning watercolorist whose works have been included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States. Her paintings, which she calls “affected representational,” are emotionally charged images, recognizable, yet implying deeper meaning. Judy’s writings accompany many of her works and provide an insightful look into the thought process behind her paintings. She has taught many workshops in both the Midwest and Florida, including many at The Clearing.

Level: Intermediate
Supply List: Supply List PDF

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


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