Eden Compton - From Sketch to Studio

      Glastonbury, CT, USA

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      2 reviews
      Jul 16 - 20, 2023
      Group size: 4 - 14
      Eden Compton - From Sketch to Studio
      Glastonbury, CT, USA

      2 reviews

      $NaN
      Jul 16 - 20, 2023
      Group size: 4 - 14

      About this trip

      Learn how to get the most of your plein air sketches and turn them into actual paintings in the studio. Emphasis will be on capturing just the most important elements of color, composition and atmosphere in your outdoor sketches and then compiling that information in the studio to create compelling and expressive paintings that don't rely entirely on photographs. The instructor will be using gouache for the sketching portion of the class and oil paint for the final paintings. Students are free to use whatever medium they would like for the studio portion of the class. Pastel, Oil and Acrylic are all good options but gouache would be the recommended sketching medium.


      Day One

      On location. We will spend at the first day painting on location with our gouache and sketchbooks. The instructor will demo sketching technique in gouache. Students will then spend the rest of the day creating several quick plein air notes and sketches.


      Day Two

      Studio. We will cover the basics of color and composition as we sort through our sketches from the previous day. Instructor will demo basic composition guidelines in the morning. The afternoon session we will sort through our work to pick the most promising sketches for larger paintings.


      Day Three

      Studio. We will create and transfer our compositions to the final surface and work on them for the day.


      Last Half Day

      Review of work and discussion of next steps for taking your work further as well as social media if time permits. 

      About Eden Compton

      American painter Eden Compton was born in Texas and raised in Connecticut. She owns and operates a fine art gallery in the arts district of Saratoga Springs in upstate New York. Her gallery is also a teaching studio where she offers private classes and a variety of workshops in pastel, oil and gouache. Her “Intro to Gouache” workshop is a particularly popular class in the area.


      Eden has been involved in art her entire life as her grandparents were well known artists in Texas who kept a studio in Mexico where they were known to paint occasionally with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Though always an avid sketcher, Eden started painting professionally when she quit her advertising career in New York City and moved to the Caribbean to work as a charter chef on a private boat over 20 years ago. She met her husband Richard in Tortola and together they sailed and ran private sailing charter boats in the Caribbean and Eastern U.S. for many years before moving ashore permanently and settling in upstate NY.


      "While my extensive travel has sparked an interest in different types of subject matter ranging from rural landscapes to rainy cityscapes to market scenes, My landscape work is an attempt to synthesize memory painting based on observation with my plein air studies. It begins with sketches and drawings done on location and then completed in the studio where I can spend more time developing the concept of the painting. I am exploring visual expressions of poetic concepts rather than literal interpretations of a scene.”


      Her formal art education began with a BA in Art History from Colgate University and independent courses at the International Center for Photography in NYC. She has studied with many master artists in workshops and classes over the years. Her award winning work has been included in national juried shows including the Catherine Lorillard Society, Salmagundi and the International Pastel Society as well as numerous regional and local shows. Her work can be seen in galleries in upstate New York and Boston. She is a juried member of the Degas Pastel Society, Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America and an Associate with Distinction of the American Women Artists Association.  

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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 June 16, 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

      Your Organizer


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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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