Event Details


Time: July 16, 2017 at 3pm to July 22, 2017 at 11am
Location: Wildacres Retreat near Little Switzerland, NC
City/Town: Little Switzerland, NC
Website or Map: https://www.facebook.com/pg/W…
Phone: Linda Vesely, (828) 765-8400
Event Type: week-long, workshops, in, painting, multi-media, clay, printmaking, &, photography
Organized By: Amy Rice Blumenthal for the Wildacres Retreat
Latest Activity: Jan 24, 2017

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Event Description

WILDACRES ART WORKSHOP! Mark your calendars for July 16 – 22, at the Wildacres Retreat near Little Switzerland, NC. I will be joining a remarkable group of artists offering a week filled with painting, printmaking, mixed media, pottery and photography.

Please email me for the application packet and complete information on all the classes & instructors offered at the 2016 Wildacres Art Workshop.


This workshop will explore the immediacy of plein air oil painting using a limited palette of non-toxic materials. Instruction and demonstrations in oils will be offered each morning prior to venturing out to paint. (The techniques covered can be adapted to work in acrylic paints.) We will have an informal group critique before dinner each day, bringing the painting experiences into focus and setting challenges for the next day’s work. We welcome all painting levels to join this perennial favorite at Wildacres Retreat!

(NOTE: Since there are frequent changes in elevation at this mountaintop retreat, participants should be able to independently navigate the grounds.)

STUDIO PAINTING with Oil and Pastel -- with Greg Barnes

Explore the impressionist style with award winning artist Greg Barnes as your personal guide. Greg tailors his instruction to reach all levels from beginning pointers to advanced techniques. Working from photographs or smaller studies, the class will focus on capturing the essence of a scene through design, color harmonies, and intuitive interpretation. Although Greg’s preferred mediums are pastel and oil, acrylics are welcome. Each class begins with a pastel or oil demonstration and lecture by Greg, focusing on different aspects of producing a captivating painting. The remaining time will be spent at your easel, painting from your own photos or ones supplied by Greg. He will visit each easel as you paint, giving individual instruction and personal attention. The class will finish with a critique of each student’s work.

These classes are open for registration beginning today and they will fill up fast. Please let me know if I may send you the workshop application materials; my email is bobnulf@aol.com (Deposits are refundable until June 15, 2017. Mail to Linda Vesely, 14842 S. Hwy. 226, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Final payments will be due no later than June 15, 2017.)

Check-in will begin at 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 16, with checkout after breakfast on Saturday, July 22. Tuition includes all classes and room and board, (6 nights and 17 meals), based upon 2 people per room. Single rooms, if available, will have an additional fee of $200. 

Classes will be held each morning with teachers being available throughout the day. Studios are open and available all day, every day. Meals are served at 8 am, 12:30 pm, and 6 pm. (Dinner on the opening night, 7/16, will be at 6:30 pm.)

For additional information about Wildacres, please visit http://www.wildacres.org

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