Thursday, February 14, 2019

Snowcamp 2019, second session

I am excited to be doing Snowcamp again this year. This is the tenth year and I have frozen a hundred or more artists using this workshop. Perhaps you would like to be one of them. The first session is full, and this year I am adding a second.
The workshop will be held March 2-4 at the Inn on Sunset Hill above Franconia, New Hampshire, as usual. The inn is informal and a little bit funky. Here is a picture of the place below. How Old New England is that?

The workshop will begin on Saturday morning and end Monday evening when the light fails. That's three days. I charge 300 dollars per person, a 150 dollar down payment and 150 dollars to be paid at the event. Please understand this is a non refundable deposit. If you sign up I will hold a place in the class for you, regardless of whether you actually intend to come. That is what the deposit hires me to do, and guarantees you will receive. So please don't sign up unless you are planning to come.

Snowcamp is a winter workshop. It can be very cold.

The class is limited to twelve, or sometimes twelve and a monitor. So everyone gets plenty of personal attention. Each morning I do a demo and then students paint while I run from easel to easel teaching each student individually. I have several painting exercises that will help build the student's skills in landscape painting that I work into the schedule. We meet for breakfast and dinner. After dinner I do a slide show on the history of landscape panting and the design ideas in selected artist's work.
The camaraderie is an important part of the workshop and we will all be good friends before the workshop is over. Snowcamp is a lot of fun, and I hope to teach you as much as I possibly can in the three days it runs. I can save you YEARS of screwing around! This is as intense an experience as I can make it and you will do little but paint, eat, and sleep while you are there. I will work you like a borrowed mule.
One of the important things I teach about snow painting is the opalescent color of snow. I will show you a system for creating the look of snow in light using broken color.
Snowcamp usually fills, so if you want to come, sign up.

The inn takes care of all our needs and it is required that you stay there to participate. If you absolutely must stay off campus, a day rate can be arranged with the inn. All of the lodging and reservations can be made with the Inn on Sunset Hill. If you go to their web site or call them be sure to ask for the special rate the make for the workshop.

The inn has meal service for us and a beer and wine cellar. We are able to keep our equipment in the lower level so we won't have to drag our kit back to our rooms every night.. The procedure is this, first call the inn, their number is 603-823-7244, book your room, and then sign up using the button below.

1 comment:

mdmattin said...

Hello Stape,
I have reserved a room at Sunset Hill and am trying to pay with the Pay Now button. It doesn’t work for me. Can I pay you directly or through a PayPal link?
Thank you,