Christine Camilleri - Learn to Paint with Confidence

      Glastonbury, CT, USA

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      2 reviews
      May 21 - 26, 2023
      Group size: 4 - 14
      Christine Camilleri - Learn to Paint with Confidence
      Glastonbury, CT, USA

      2 reviews

      $NaN
      May 21 - 26, 2023
      Group size: 4 - 14

      About this trip

      Imagine a beautiful painting with gestures of color and light; a painting that expresses your power as an artist with complete confidence. Many artists are hesitant to explore the concepts of color, dramatic light, shadow, design and creativity. With little to no confidence they risk having a flat, uninteresting, timid work that they are disappointed in without understanding why. This course will take you and your work to a new level no matter where you are starting from. You will learn about concepts you have heard about but have not been able to put into your paintings — until now. Things like:

      • how do I bring bolder color into my work?
      • how do I design and create with confidence?
      • how do I fill my paintings with eye-catching light?
      • how do I paint with gestures that are energetic and loose?
      • how can I use dramatic lighting to best effect?
      • how do I learn to see with an artist’s eye?
      • how can I prevent my painting from going sideways before it’s too late?
      • how do I know my painting is finished?
      • and so much more.

      Many students have noted my unique style of teaching (grounded in adult learning principles) which include: demonstrations, group discussion, private thinking, experiential learning and fun exercises I’ve designed to teach the concepts you’ll need to be a more confident artist. My relaxed style will ensure you feel comfortable asking for help as I value meeting all my students one on one for more focused attention. We will also be having laughs, sharing ideas and using music to relax and paint to help you tap your creativity during our time together. Get ready for a day to day structure that will enhance and build on what we will learn each day; principles will be repeated until they form part of your body of knowledge and you will begin to effortlessly translate them into your paintings. My goal is that by the end of the week your confidence and skill set will be transformed into creating paintings filled with confident strokes 

      About Christine Camilleri

      Christine Camilleri, AFCA, MPAC EP, IAPS M/C, PSA Assoc, OPA Assoc. is a Signature member artist with several art associations and has won multiple awards over her career. She has been featured in several publications including Pastel Journal, “Artists to Watch, 10 Painters Who Captured Our Attention in 2016”. She has had her paintings selected for calendars and books and has exhibited in the Vose Gallery in Boston, MA and the Salmagundi Gallery in New York City. She has received top award honors in shows and has been a juror and sought after instructor for many years. Her bold use of color was noticed by Gamblin who selected her painting “Summer Pastures” for a full page ad in an art magazine to sponsor their oil paints. She works in oils, pastels and acrylics.

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      What’s included

      • Workshop Tuition
      • Guest Rooms
        Guest room ammenities include Towels, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, hair dryers, in room coffeemaker, mini fridge, t.v., internet, lap desks, yoga mats
      • Welcome Reception
        Light appetizers and refreshments
      • All Meals and Snacks
        Includes 4 nights of dinner, lunch and breakfast, daily snack breaks, unlimited coffee, tea & seltzer
      • Art Supplies
        If art supplies are included in the price of the retreat, it will show in the description.
      • Transportation
        Taxis and rental cars available at airport. We may be able to pick you up at the airport or train station with prior arrangements.
      • Optional Excusions
        See below for fun and inspiring add-on excursions
      • Art Supplies
        Your instructor will reach out with details on needed materials and supplies. You can have your supplies shipped directly to us if you do not want to travel with them.
      • Travel Insurance
        Although we do not require trip insurance, we VERY HIGHLY recommend it. Here is a link for purchasing Trip Insurance where you can compare rates and coverage. https://www.travelinsurance.com/

      Available Packages

      Double Room / Shared En-Suite Bath
      Available until April 21, 20236 left

      Price is per person. Double Occupancy. You each have your own "sleeping nook" with fun and cozy privacy curtains and your own closet for personal items And your own bathrobe. You share an en-suite bathroom


      We assign all students  to rooms based on giving everyone a great space. All double occupancy rooms are in the main property


      This fee DOES NOT INCLUDE State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 11%.  


      Here is the breakdown:

      Single Room Retreat Fee                    $1950

      Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%          $215   This tax will be added onto your final payment invoice 

      TOTAL Retreat Fee                                     $2165


      If you want to save $100 by prepaying in full at time of registration please add code "save100" in the discount window at checkout. 

      $1,950
      Deposit: $450
      Single Room with Shared Bath
      4 left

      A room all to myself but with a shared bathroom and at The Cardinal House, an 1800's historic Victorian adjacent to The Connecticut River Valley Inn


      This fee DOES NOT INCLUDE State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 11%. 


      Here is the breakdown:

      Single Room Retreat Fee              $2295

      Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%    $253   This tax will be added onto your final payment invoice

      TOTAL Retreat Fee  with tax           $2548


      If you want to save $100 by prepaying in full at time of registration please add code "save100" in the discount window at checkout. 

      $2,295
      Deposit: $450
      Single Room with Private Bath
      only 2 left

      A room all to myself  with my own private en-suite bathroom and balcony in the Main House


      This fee DOES NOT INCLUDE State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 11%.  


      Here is the breakdown:

      Single Room Retreat Fee              $2650

      Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%    $292   This tax will be added onto your final payment invoice 

      TOTAL Retreat Fee                               $2942


      If you want to save $100 by prepaying in full at time of registration please add code "save100" in the discount window at checkout. 

      $2,650
      Deposit: $450
      Day Student
      10 left

      For participants who don't need overnight lodging. Price is per person and includes lunch only. Doesn't include 24/7 after hours studio use after end of workshop.


      This fee DOES NOT INCLUDE State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 6.45%. 


      Here is the breakdown:

      Single Room Retreat Fee                     $975

      Accommodation/Sales Tax 6.45         $63   This tax will be added onto your final payment invoice 

      TOTAL Retreat Fee                                          $1038


      There are no prepay discounts for the Day Student rate

      $975
      Deposit: $450
      Double Room (Non-Artist)
      only 2 left

      Do you have a loved one who you want to join you but WILL NOT be taking any classes? Use this add-on. This fee includes everything that the full rate includes EXCEPT for the classroom time.


      This fee DOES NOT INCLUDE State of Ct Room Occupancy/Sales Tax of 11%.


      Here is the breakdown:

      Extra Guest                                           $1200

      Accommodation/Sales Tax 11%         $132   This tax will be added onto your final payment invoice 

      TOTAL Retreat Fee                                     $1332


      There are no pre-pay discounts for this choice

      $1,200
      Deposit: $450

      Available options



      Itinerary

      Day 1
      Arrival

      5pm Welcome Reception - meet your fellow students reception with appetizers and refreshments.


      Room check ins begin at 3pm

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      I've always loved art I've always liked to create I've always liked the hosptality industry I've always loved the water I've always liked to transform spaces I've always loved gardens and gardening I am a die-hard New Englander So we bought a beautiful historic property in the center of a very historic town, Glastonbury with direct river access... Spent years rennovating... Transformed this tired property into a showpiece of Art, design and gardens... Made a home and business reflecting my design style... Have been operatin

      Reviews

      Pat is a superior hostess and provides excellent food and service. Very generous! It was an excellent experience. I would not hesitate to attend another art workshop here in the future.
      By Alyson W for Margaret Dyer - The Figure in its Environment on 06 Nov, 2022
      Kim‘s workshop was amazing! Through her paced tutorials and guided practice, Kim demystified the process of painting with oils while enlarging the fun and freedom of the medium. She taught us to embrace the “messy middle”, reaching outside our comfort zones, then how to bring peace to the chaos by focusing first on placing the darks and adding highlights at the end, resulting in a beautifully gratifying final product. Her ease with the paints and simple approach to teaching allowed us to succeed with our own process through a light touch and “less is more” approach. Kim’s joyful and calm demeanor offered positive encouragement and support along the way, often reminding us to banish our own inner-critic. She encouraged us to trust the process with patience and to embrace our own styles. I am eager to take another class from Kim to continue growing in my own confidence as an artist. The Connecticut River Valley Inn, hosted by Pat and Wayne, was a thoughtful artist’s retreat that was welcoming and supportive. Pat, an artist herself, designed the perfect studio space and provided the behind the scenes comforts of thoughtful and accommodating meals, beautiful surroundings, and just the right amount of engagement. It was the perfect place for painting and relaxing. Thank you Pat!!
      By Leigh L for Kim Myers Smith - Painting Spring in New England on 28 May, 2022
      Thank you so much for your kind review. I am in my element when I host these retreats, doing all I can to make it a wonderful experience… and, being an artist myself it is very fulfilling to meet kindred spirits in the art/creativity world. Kim is definitely a wonderful teacher. I am so happy she took me up on my invitation to her to teach at The Connecticut River Valley Inn. I am hoping she comes back again…. And I hope you do as well All the students were so much fun to have around. I was happy to serve each and every one of them.
      By Artists Rising on 28 May, 2022
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