art retreat_art workshop_montreal art_girlfriends getaway_watercolor workshopWatercolor Sketching on Location  in Old Montreal

The Workshop

A watercolor sketch can say so much with a few properly placed strokes in just the right color and value. In this workshop, we will concentrate on identifying and capturing the essential elements of the places we visit–the things that evoke the unique feelings we experience during our travels that we will want to remember most when we return home. The sunlight on warm terra cotta, the petals of sunflowers and the old world feeling of the plazas, churches and fountains.

Emphasis will be placed on learning how to draw accurately in a very gestural manner with a brush.  Perspective, proportion, form and value will be the concepts we focus on. Working both monochromatically and in full color, we will use a limited palette of pigments to create vibrant, harmonious studies that can stand on their own or be used as reference for studio paintings.

Most important of all, we will have a relaxed learning experience in a supportive atmosphere where everyone is encouraged to learn at their own pace.

 The Destination

Over five days and four nights, you will explore the world of watercolor sketching – an art that captures the world’s beauty in a way no camera ever could. Step back in time with us with pen and paper in hand as we wander the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal.  Stunning 17th century architecture, sidewalk cafes, horse drawn carriages, world-class museums, art galleries and stylish boutiques. Your days will be spent drawing and painting in a relaxed, fun environment with a group of like-minded travelers. Each day, we’ll go to a charming locale and your instructor will demonstrate drawing and painting with watercolor. This is signature Montreal: Old world elegance and historic detailing, with joie de vivre that will infuse your artist’s soul.

Group Size| 10-12 Participants

Experience| This workshop is open to all levels of experience, from the absolute beginner through the more experienced artist looking to enhance their skills in a fun, relaxed environment.  

Activity Level| Requires moderate physical activity. You need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing steps and be comfortable with some periods of standing. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.

Includes| 4 Nights’ Accommodations in Old Montreal; Welcome + Departure Festivities; Gourmet Regional Cooking Class with Formal Dinner; Breakfast Daily; Private Guided Excursions; Custom Mixed Watercolor Kit + Sketchbook; Art Instruction 

Travel Information| Arrival & Departure Airport: Montreal International |  | Travel Time: Montreal International to Hotel Nelligan Approx 20 minutes – Airport Transfers not included in package cost.**Please note we will notify you by email when it’s time to book your flights.   



Interested in leading an art workshop with us? Give us a call or Contact Us Here  we love chatting about our artists and destinations! 

**The above tour details are an example of what to expect; the specifics may change slightly to allow for better scheduling, the inclusion of special events or life’s unknowns.  

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