Robin Thornhill - The Painterly Landscape in Pastel

      Glastonbury, CT, USA

      AR
      2 reviews
      Sep 10 - 14, 2023
      Group size: 4 - 14
      Robin Thornhill - The Painterly Landscape in Pastel
      Glastonbury, CT, USA

      2 reviews

      $NaN
      Sep 10 - 14, 2023
      Group size: 4 - 14

      About this trip

      If you have been trying to loosen up and create painterly pastel paintings, this workshop is for you! Through demonstrations and daily exercises, we will work on layering color to create a prismatic and painterly pastel painting.  Focus is on value, color and edges which all contribute to building this effect.  

      About Robin Thornhill

       Art has been intertwined in my life as long as I can remember.  In elementary school, I waited in anticipation for the art teacher who only came in once a week. In high school, I was able to take two different art classes every day; it truly was a respite from my unsteady life. Often I would walk to mid-town to a store that carried some art supplies in the back room.  Slowly I would make my way up and down the aisles, coveting the rows of bins that housed graded pencils and fancy erasers, knowing one day these supplies would be the tools I would use to carve out my life's journey; to declare who I am.


      I have since added many more mediums to my art toolbox: oil paints and brushes, boxes of varied charcoal, encaustic supplies and most notable, typeset trays full of soft pastels in an array of brands, shapes, colors & values.


      Born and raised in New England I consider myself fortunate to live in close proximity to the White Mountains and the New England Seacoast, where much of my inspiration is derived from.  The beaches and salt marshes provide an abundance of color, texture and interesting patterns which change with the seasons.  My goal is to show people how nature can have a profound calming and healing effect on us both mentally and physically.  I strive to create pieces that bring a sense of peace and tranquility to the viewer; to transport that viewer to that time and place that made its mark on me.


      I am currently a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America (PSA) and offer regular pastel classes at Cedar Street Studios in Amesbury, Massachusetts as well as plein air and in - studio workshops around New England.

      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 August 11, 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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      Artists Rising
      2 reviews
      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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