Teresa Saia



Hosted by La Conner Art Workshops

We are very excited to announce our 2007 series of Artists Plein Air Painting Retreats at the beautiful Icicle Creek Music Center. Nestled in the eastern foothills of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, the center is located in the Icicle Canyon outside of Leavenworth, WA. Just 3 hours from Seattle, this new Music Center, designed in partnership with Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat, offers very comfortable lodging and healthy gourmet dining in a truly spectacular setting. Its architecture and landscaping were designed to blend with nature and to preserve or restore the natural landscaping and habitat of the area. Sleeping Lady has received both awards and recognition for environmental conservation and ecotourism.
To preview this ‘Plein Air Paradise’, visit the Icicle Creek Music Center web site at www.icicle.org or to learn more about the Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat visit www.sleepinglady.com

Price includes: 6 nights of lodging. (Cabins sleep 5), workshop instruction,
continental breakfasts and three dinners.

$1200 for Shared Lodging

$1400 for Double Occupancy


Expressionistic Landscapes –Plein Air Oils
Sept. 17-18-19-20-21
Some Experience Helpful

‘Painting on site, out of doors, is one of the hardest things one can do and the more beautiful something is, the harder it is to paint.’ This having been said by Robert Gamblin in an interview, our Leavenworth retreat should prove to be quite a challenge. This is great opportunity to work with a master colorist, a student of Wolf Kahn, in a very beautiful place and learn how to combine color and mark making in a descriptive and emotive manner. The goal of this workshop is to use the landscape and one’s feelings simultaneously as the subject matter Through demonstration, lecture, and lots of one-on one attention in the field, Robert will guide you toward developing a personal vision. Learn to look for visual ideas that you are always interested in as part of your artistic language. Learn to relax, be ‘yourself’ and comfortable with what you see before you attempt to paint it.

Robert Gamblin studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of Oregon. Founder of Gamblin Artist Colors Co., Robert has worked with top conservators recreating historic formulae and is active in educating the art community through projects and lectures. He is the author of the “Gamblin Color Book”, an informative resource detailing material qualities and techniques for the fine artist. For more information about Robert and his work, visit his website at www.robertgamblinstudio.com

Very Extreme Plein Air Pastels
Sept. 24-25-26-27-28
Some Experience Helpful

Richard McKinley is both a master Plein Air painter and a dedicated instructor. He has a wealth of information to share, is tireless in that pursuit and his intensity, focus and energy are legendary. By demonstration and lecture, Richard will show you the techniques and fundamentals necessary to structure a successful Plein Air painting. You will learn how to produce a concise field sketch, a successful under-painting and improve your ability to accurately see value relationships and color harmonies when painting on location. This workshop will be like no other you have experienced. The days are very long, but the rewards are great.

Richard McKinley has been a professional working artist for 35 years and has over 30 years of teaching experience. He is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and Northwest Pastel Society; Signature Distinguished Pastelist with the Pastel Society of the West Coast; Signature Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of Oregon and a member of the Oil Painters of America. His work is represented in several national galleries and he is a frequent contributing editor for the Pastel Journal. Richard’s work had been included in several books, most recently, A Painters Guide to Design and Composition, by Margot Schulzke and Pure Color, the Best of Pastel, edited by Maureen Bloomfield and James A. Markle, both published by North Light. For more information about Richard, visit his website: www.mckinleystudio.com