WEEK-END WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP
August 2, 3 & 4, 2013: NOW REGISTERING
(Two night - Three day workshop)
This weekend workshop teaches the beginning watercolorist how to create the spatial illusion that makes painting look “real.” Using a series of fun exercises to practice technique, students will learn how to handle paint materials effectively, and how to mix colors to achieve the freshness and immediacy of watercolor painting. Students will experience working from the studio into en plein air, [painting from direct observation in nature] . Demonstrations of how to paint water, clouds, trees and fields are preparation for painting the rolling hills and vistas surrounding our Cornwall Inn.
No experience is needed.
All art supplies, lovely accommodations for two nights, all gourmet meals (2 dinners, 2 lunches, 2 breakfast), taxes and gratuities are included!
$500 shared double room; $550 shared two room suite and $650 for single - CALL 860.672.6884 for details
THE EPICURIOUS ARTIST
Connecticut’s First All-Inclusive Art and Cooking Instruction Workshop
October 3, 4 & 5, 2012 - Fall Foliage Season!! NOW REGISTERING
April 18, 19 & 20, 2013: Registration CLOSED.
Join us at our traditional New England Country Inn for an all-inclusive four day retreat workshop. You will create and illustrate your own cookbook in a variety of media with recipes you have practiced.
Gourmet meals, classic country lodging, free time to explore the local offerings, professional art instruction and learning chef’s secrets make this a unique weekend not to be missed.
ALL SKILL LEVELS WELCOMED!
Cornwall Inn owner, Stacey Marcin, has teamed up with professional artist, Gay Schempp of Winsted, CT to create Connecticut’s first all inclusive art and cooking workshop. The three day workshop, The Epicurious Artist, is for inquisitive adults who appreciate art, good food and learning new things in a wonderfully inviting environment. The workshop will be offered this April.
“Mark and I have been considering offering art workshops at the Inn for years but one thing or another always prevented us from pursuing” said Stacey. Recently, however, all the stars aligned in their favor when Stacey met Gay Schempp at a wine and cheese event. A week earlier Stacey called Amy Wynn, Executive Director of Northwest Connecticut Arts Council to discuss the idea of offering art workshops at the Inn to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and the artistic vibe that exists in Cornwall. Amy immediately thought of Gay Schempp who has been successfully teaching destination art workshops for a decade. The innkeeper and artist met at one of Northwest Connecticut Arts Council’s networking gatherings and discussed the idea.
“Gay Schempp is the perfect person for the job” said Stacey. “Not only is she an extremely talented artist, she understands how to teach all levels and, most importantly, is a people person.” Gay has taught all forms of art around the world. She organized workshops in Japan, Greece, Italy and more locally, in Madison, CT making her an expert with the logistics of offering workshops with full engaging agendas. Currently, Gay teaches private and group lessons at her art studio in Winsted.
It was Gay’s idea to couple art instruction with cooking lessons. She always felt the two go hand-in-hand. “Most of the artists I know have a passion for good food, so why not teach both” said Gay. Having a wonderful chef on staff, this made perfect sense to the innkeepers; thus, The Epicurious Artist was born.