What should we expect to experience at an event like this?
The purpose of this event is painters painting together. Nothing more. Our goal is friendship and bonding. Though we may come up with something unexpected, there is no event other than daily painting and meals so you should expect nothing but painting. There are NO workshops, no lectures, no offsite events (though we may come up with some as extras).
Are we all painting together?
Painters will be free to go where they wish to paint. Each will be provided with a guide offering ideas of places to paint. We do intend to have a suggested morning and a suggested afternoon place each day, however you may wish to go on your own. We would like to have at least one day where we all paint together.
The sunsets can be spectacular and the warm afternoon sun is wonderful. We are trying to coordinate late dinners so you can paint till sundown, but we don’t yet know if the resort will accommodate us. If not, there are wonderful paint spots on or near resort.
What is going on in the evenings?
We think this is a great time to make friends, tell stories, have a glass of wine (paid bar available). We will be able to gather in a common area in the evenings. We also are hoping to be able to set up critique sessions and a place to show your paintings from the day.
Will there be an orientation?
We will have an orientation on the evening of check in to help you know the area.
Will there be a group photo?
We will schedule one group photo. Location to be determined.
Will there be photo sharing?
We plan to post photos on the exclusive Facebook group. We encourage others to post theirs as well.
Will there be opening cocktails or drinks?
Yes, we plan on this for opening evening and there is an open cash bar each evening.
We will attempt to provide mineral spirits or turps, but bring your own if you can. Supplies are difficult to find locally
Some locations will have restrooms.
Are there handicapped facilities?
By law the resort will be able to handle your needs. Though many sites may be just off the road, others are hard to get to or require some walking, hiking, climbing. If you have assistance needs, please send an email request in advance so we can be ready to accommodate your needs.
Will there be transportation to paint spots and airports?
Everyone should carpool as much as possible because there may not be easy parking in all spots. Our exclusive Facebook group is a great place to communicate before the event if you need an airport ride or want to find a car buddy.
What is happening to the paintings we’re providing?
It is somewhat customary in many events to offer a painting in exchange for guest lodging or other services. This event started small but blossomed into a giant outing, which has required Streamline (publisher of the magazines) to devote many hours to customer service calls, organization and coordination, plus we have had to hire onsite assistance. Since we’re not charging for the event but charging for room/meals/facilities only this is an optional gift. It is not required but is appreciated. Painting gifts are NOT tax deductible.