Landscape Painting Weekend Workshop Aug 17-19

LANDSCAPE PAINTING WEEKEND WORKSHOP

 DEVOTE A WEEKEND TO YOURSELF– LEARNING TO DEVELOP A LANDSCAPE PAINTING FROM BEGINNING TO END, WITH ENCOURAGEMENT, STRUCTURE AND A CATERED LUNCH BOTH SATURDAY AND SUNDAY (Aug. 17-19).

Are you looking to jump-start, develop or expand your landscape painting abilities?

Learn how landscape artists layout their compositions, simplify what the eye sees, use a variety of brushes and stroke to communicate different foliage, the importance of shade, color, and tint in expressing planes and so much more.

Don’t worry if none of that verbiage makes sense to you–it will after the workshop! We’ll break it down to the very basics.

Join us Aug. 17-19, for a weekend dedicated fully to the artistry that goes into developing beautiful landscape paintings from start to finish!

SIGN UP HERE

Already booked for the weekend of Aug 17-19? Find out more, below, about our weekly class series, the dates they begin, the series lengths, and types, all formatted for whatever your skill level may be… or not be 😉 

Aug 23 (4-wk) Thursday Evenings: Beginners Acrylic Class

Sept. 5 (5-wk) Wednesday Evenings: Beginner Watercolor

October 4 (6-wk) Thursday Evenings: Intermediate Acrylic Class

October 23 (4-wk) Tuesday Evenings: Beginners Acrylic Class

Wherever the coming weeks take you be sure to stay tuned, as we will be announcing more workshops and events soon!

What creative projects do we have in store for Summer Camps?? Take a peek inside and find out!

Two weeks left to sign-up and join us for our first week of summer camp (June 11-15)!!

We are excited to share with you, between our 3 camps, what will be made during this summer’s morning creative sessions! With each camp week having a different focus, our projects will incorporate the week’s theme and consist of making: ceramic air-plant vases, multi-part dioramas, handmade bound notebooks, self portraits series, plaster bowls and more*! Afternoons will consist of guided paintings (listed below) and each camp week will end with a gallery show of the week’s art work at pick up. SPACES ARE LIMITED to 12 KIDS per camp.

*we have to keep some things a surprise 😉

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“Summer, Summer, Summertime. Time To Sit Back And Unwind”

 Summertime with Gypsy Studios Art

 


Learn to Paint with Acrylics Weekend Workshop 

May 19 & 20 | $240

Interested in learning to paint on your own but have been unable to make a multi-week painting course or live out of town? Then this workshop is just for you and will equip you with basic techniques and fundamentals of composition, perspective and color theory. We provide the lessons, inspiring studio space, and encouragement; you provide your art supplies (list provided), willingness, and favorite bottle of wine (or beverage of your choice). This is your last opportunity until August to learn to paint with us!

 

Painting in the Vineyard 

This is a perfect, stress-free environment that will both inspire your creative spirit and indulge the wine-lover in you. You’ll even walk away with a masterpiece of your own to commemorate the occasion.

If you’re thinking, “I don’t have an artistic bone in my body,” or “but, I don’t know how to paint,” don’t worry! A trained artist will walk you through the entire painting process step-by-step. Most of our guests are amazed by what they’ve created. Events are typically 3 hours long, provide all materials necessary as well as a wine tasting from the host vineyard!

Locations, dates and links can be found below.

 Upcoming Painting in the Vineyard Schedule:

May
6 – Roblar Winery
12 (Mother’s Day Weekend) – Kessler-Haak (BBQ included)
13 (Mother’s Day Weekend) – Hilliard Bruce (with Lunch)
27 (Memorial Day Weekend) – Kalyra

June
16 – Sanford Winery
24 – Kalyra

July
1 – Roblar Winery 
7 – Andrew Murray Vineyard
15 – The Brander Vineyard
21- Koehler Winery
22- Kalyra

August
5- Hilliard Bruce (with Lunch)
25 – Sanford Winery

September
16 – Kalyra
30 – Roblar Winery

Kids Summer Camps 2018

We have 3 week-long camps exploring Contemporary Art, Modern Art, Impressionism, Post Impressionism, and Pop Art. We begin each day with a creative morning project (some days building on the previous day’s art project), followed by a midday lunch break and finishing with an afternoon guided painting. Friday of each camp will close the week’s session with an “Art Show” at pick up time showcasing our camp artist’s paintings from the week!

Camps are geared toward children ages 7-13, allowing structured emphasis with time to freely create, learn different skills in various mediums and build self-confidence with trust in the process.

CONTEMPORARY & MODERN ART
JUNE 11-15, 10AM-2PM

Afternoon Guided Painting Subjects:
Monday- Elephant
Tuesday- Koala
Wednesday- Rhino
Thursday- Ostrich
Friday- Hippopotamus

SIGN UP HERE (JUNE 11-15)

IMPRESSIONISM & POST IMPRESSIONISM
JULY 15-19, 10AM-2PM

Afternoon Guided Painting Subjects:
Monday- Sloth
Tuesday- Alpaca
Wednesday- Flamingo
Thursday- Horse
Friday- Chameleon

SIGN UP HERE (JULY-19)

POP ART
JULY 30- AUG 3, 10AM-2PM

 

Afternoon Guided Painting Subjects:
Monday- Bison
Tuesday- Fox
Wednesday- Moose
Thursday- Wolf
Friday- Owl

SIGN UP HERE (JULY 30-AUG 3)

 

For adults, an upcoming 4-week beginner course starting Wednesday, May 9. JOIN US! 

4-WEEK ADULT ACRYLIC PAINTING COURSE | $175
Wednesday’s beginning May 9-May 30, 6-8:30pm

Choose your subject matter, bring your favorite bottle of wine and learn to paint with focused instruction and guidance from our trained artist. This four-week painting with acrylics series is for beginner painters and will equip you with basic techniques and fundamentals of composition, perspective and color theory, leaving you with a completed masterpiece created by YOU!

Busy Schedule? Newly Formatted Art Classes Just For You!

4-WEEK ADULT BEGINNER ACRYLIC COURSE, WEEKEND WORKSHOPS & SUMMER CAMPS

With Spring in full swing we wanted to make sure we keep you updated on all the new courses, workshops and opportunities to create that we have added to our calendar. Have you been wanting to learn to paint? We have an upcoming 4-week Acrylic Painting Course and an Acrylic Painting Weekend Workshop  which are both geared toward beginner painters and designed to meet whatever your learning style or schedule needs are.

Tuesdays beginning May 9-May 30, 6-8:30pm

Choose your subject matter, bring your favorite bottle of wine and learn to paint with focused instruction and guidance from our trained artist. This four-week painting with acrylics series is for beginner painters and will equip you with basic techniques and fundamentals of composition, perspective and color theory, leaving you with a completed masterpiece created by YOU!

 

Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20, 9am-5pm
Interested in learning to paint on your own but unable to make a multi-week painting course? Then this workshop is just for you and will equip you with basic techniques and fundamentals of composition, perspective and color theory. We provide the lessons, inspiring studio space, and encouragement; you provide your art supplies (list provided), willingness, and favorite bottle of wine (or beverage of your choice).
FOR THOSE LOOKING AHEAD INTO SUMMER…..

KIDS SUMMER CAMPS | $335

June 11-15 (10AM-2PM) Contemporary & Modern Art 
July 16-20 (10AM-2PM) Impressionism & Post-Impressionism
July 30-Aug 3 (10AM-2PM) Pop Art

Looking past May and choosing camps for your children this Summer? We have 3, week long camps exploring the most influential creators & their works from 3 different art movements. We begin each day with a creative morning session (some days building on the previous days art project), followed by a midday lunch break and finishing with an afternoon guided painting session featuring a different subject each day. Friday of each camp will close the week’s session with an “Art Show” at pick up time showcasing our camp artist’s paintings from the week!

Camps are geared toward children ages 7-13, allowing structured emphasis with time to freely create, learn different skills in various mediums and build self-confidence with trust in the process.

More Information or to sign up CLICK HERE 

All materials provided, we just ask that your child bring a sack lunch and water bottle

Join us for Painting in the Vineyard this May!

BOOK HERE – May 6, Painting at Roblar

BOOK HERE- May 12, MOTHER’S DAY EVENT at Kessler-Haak

BOOK HERE- May 13, MOTHER’S DAY EVENT at Hilliard Bruce

BOOK HERE – May 27, Painting at Kalyra Winery

Mothers Day Weekend Events

This year celebrate the woman who has “loved you forever, and liked you for always,” with something unique and memorable! Skip the traditional brunch and make a memory that will last a lifetime. Join us Saturday, May 12 at Kessler-Haak Vineyard or Sunday, May 13 at Hilliard Bruce Vineyard for a creative twist on Mother’s Day. Both days’ include step-by-step instruction of how to paint the Vineyard you are visiting, wine tasting of their fine wines, and gourmet lunches.

SIGN UP and join us Saturday May 12  OR     Sunday May 13

NOTE FOR MOMS: If you have received this email and want to be honored with more than brunch, breakfast in bed, or a bouquet of flowers (all of which are nice enough), we have included a printer friendly description of these events. Click the link below, print the page, and give to the child, spouse, or person responsible for making your day special.
PRINTER FRIENDLY DESCRIPTION
CLICK HERE

UNABLE TO JOIN FOR MOTHER’S DAY BUT STILL WANT TO GIFT HER AN ORIGINAL ARTISTIC EXPERIENCE?

TAKE A LOOK AT OTHER PAINTING IN THE VINEYARD DATES, WEEKEND WORKSHOPS, OR CONSIDER A GIFT CERTIFICATE AND LET HER PICK!

Gift Certificate for 1 PAINTING IN THE VINEYARD

Gift Certificate for 2 PAINTING IN THE VINEYARDS

OR THE OPTION BELOW TO
“GO ALL OUT” THIS MOTHER’S DAY!

BEGINNER ACRYLIC PAINTING WORKSHOP | $240
MAY 19 & 20, 9am-5pm
Interested in learning to paint on your own but have been unable to make a multi-week painting course or live out of town? Then this workshop is just for you and will equip you with basic techniques and fundamentals of composition, perspective and color theory. We provide the lessons, inspiring studio space, and encouragement; you provide your art supplies (list provided), willingness, and favorite bottle of wine (or beverage of your choice).
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January Class Line-Up at Gypsy Studios Landing

Join us this January or February as we open the studio back up after the holidays for an array of class style choices! We will have new Youth Acrylic classes, Adult Acrylic classes and Adult Watercolor classes! Sign yourself up or purchase as a gift now through December 31 and receive a free Gypsy Studios canvas tote to carry those brushes, paints and so much more in!

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ADULT ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSES
Now offering FOUR & SIX-WEEK acrylic painting courses for beginner to intermediate painters. These classes will equip you with basic techniques, fundamentals of composition and color theory. Students choose their subject matter and will create their painting with focused instruction and guidance from our trained artist.

Students choose their subject matter and will create their painting with focused instruction and guidance from our trained artist.

6 Week Beginner Daytime Acrylic Painting Series
(Beginning Thursday January 18 from 10am-12:30pm)
Classes are 2.5 hours long and begin January 18 and end on February 22. (10am – 12:30pm)
Students are responsible to purchase needed supplies.

4 Week Beginner Evening Acrylic Painting Series
(Beginning Tuesday February 6 from 6pm-8:30pm)
Classes are 2.5 hours long and begin January 18 and end on February 22. (10am – 12:30pm)
Students are responsible to purchase needed supplies.

6 Week Intermediate (Returning) Acrylic Series
(Beginning Thursday January 18 from 6pm-8:30pm)
This class will jump off from the basics and start to dig into technique, practices, style and composition. We’ll start off playing with paint and mediums to loosen up from our tendencies toward rigidity and see where our own creativity takes us…then we’ll play with a limited palette in a complementary study where we’ll all paint the same objects. Then I’ll work through a landscape painting from a photo step-by-step as if I was working on it in my studio. That way you’ll all be able to follow along with every step and see how one artist works, at least ? Lastly, I’ll have everyone bring in a painting from an artist they admire or just love and I’ll help you re-create that piece of work. You learn so much by copying artists…really…it’s not a bad thing! promise.

Limited to 8 students.

Class runs from January 18 till February 22.

ADULT WATERCOLOR PAINTING CLASSES
Join us Wednesday evenings for this five-week painting with watercolor series for beginner to intermediate painters. This class will equip you with basic techniques, fundamentals of composition and color theory. Students choose their subject matter and will create their painting with focused instruction and guidance from our trained artist, Chelsea Ward.

YOUTH ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSES
These classes are geared toward 10-15 year olds who love to paint, create and do all things art! This is a seven-session painting with acrylics series for beginner to intermediate painters. First-time beginner students will need to take the optional Pre-Session class that meets one week before the first class (on Wednesday, January 10 from 3:30-5pm). Returning students are welcome as well–but not required as they’ve already taken this session. This class will equip them with basic techniques and fundamentals of composition, perspective and color theory.

Classes are 1.5 hours long and will meet on Wednesdays beginning January 10 (Pre-Session) and end on February 28. (3:30pm – 5:00pm)

 

 

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Reminder: Reserve your spot before December 31, 2017 and receive $150 off your Summer enrollment of our Italian Bellissima Art Retreat in either the Tuscan village of Castiglion Fiorentino or a week in “Italy’s hidden gem” Lucca!

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Hone in on your acrylic abilities!

Enhance Your Acrylic Skills While Learning to Develop Your
Painting Techniques!

Join us as we spend a weekend creating, learning, and most of all PAINTING! Have you enjoyed our painting in the vineyard events and want to learn more? In particular how to actually paint on your own without step-by-step instruction? Would you like to learn how to execute a painting from start to finish from an experienced artist? Do you wish you lived closer to the studio or had more time to join an art class but can’t make it work? Then this weekend workshop is for you!

We’re only opening this workshop to 8 people, so be sure to reserve your spot ASAP if you’d like to join!

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FRIDAY Evening FEB 16 6pm-8:30pm (Optional but recommended for all who haven’t painted before or just would like a refresher)

Join us for a refresher lesson on Composition and Color Theory

 

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SATURDAY FEB 17, 9am-5pm A Focus on Still Life 

9am-12pm Creative Session
12-1pm Lunch (provided)
1-6pm Still Life Lesson

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SUNDAY FEB 18, 9am-5pm Learning about Landscapes 

9am-12pm Creative Session
12-1pm Lunch (provided)
1-6pm Lesson in Landscapes

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MONDAY FEB 19, 9am-12pm Weekend Wrap Up 

9am-12pm Plein Air Painting (weather dependent) or Completion of Landscapes

 

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”.
-Thomas Merton

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Bellissima Art Retreat Summer 2018 Dates just released!

Discover your bliss in Italy this Summer!

We’re so excited to announce that we’ve finally got our dates and details together for our 2018 Tuscan Art Retreat…and we hope you’ll join us.
We have two different retreats planned for you this year. ​Each week includes lodging in luxurious and authentically Tuscan accommodations. Enjoy sketching, your choice of watercolor or acrylic classes, walking tours in the local villages, authentic Italian cooking classes and time to just take in the beauty of Italy in either a the Tuscan countryside or a charming city center.

We believe that living a full life means waking those senses that often lie dormant while we work, pay bills, get the kids to their activities, and a plethora of other “life” tasks. So we’ve created holistic art retreats that are designed to refresh you, draw out your creativity, and give you space to breathe and get acquainted with yourself again.

Below, you’ll find more information on each retreat. We invite you to spark your creativity, try something new, and make a memory that will last a lifetime! Join us in Tuscany this Summer and give yourself the space to create.

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TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE VILLA
(June 23 – 29)

Relax poolside under the Tuscan sun while surrounded by olive trees and vineyards. Villa Panichi will be our home for the week, tucked up on the hillside overlooking the Val di Chio and the charming town, Castiglion Fiorentino. The villa dates back to 1570, and is filled with an authentic rustic charm you can only find in Tuscany. We will visit the famed, local towns of Cortona (featured in Under the Tuscan Sun) and have a full day trip to Assisi. Sample local wines and olive oils made fresh by the locals and feel like a local yourself.  Show me all the details!

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LUXURIOUS LUCCA APARTMENT
(July 1-7)

Are you ready to call the “hidden gem of Tuscany” your home for a week? Live like the Tuscans do in the historic center of Lucca! Just an hour west of Florence, Lucca is a charming town surrounded by a medieval wall completely covered in trees. Ride bikes through the town, explore the historic center, shop like an Italian and learn to paint the countryside and cobble stone streets…you’ll have your favorite cappuccino and gelato spot in no time! Show me all the details!

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We can’t wait to show you our Italy 🙂 Go ahead…give yourself some space to create.
Love + Art,
Chelsea & Christi

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Upcoming Events and Ongoing Offerings at THE LANDING

We’ve been working hard on filling out our calendar over here at The Landing with new events and classes that we want to keep you informed of. We are just LOVING hosting so many art classes for kids and adults alike here in Buellton. Keep scrolling to see a taste of what we’ve got going on.

In other news….the holidays are just around the corner…WHA?! Can you believe it? Life seems to be easing back into that natural Fall rhythm with school in session and cooler temperatures sneaking in here or there…I mean, we are still in CA after-all. We’re guessing that like us, your plate is filling up by the minute, so why not let us help you plan your next birthday, kid’s birthday party, team building event or holiday party?! We’ve got information below on how we can help take one thing off your plate and provide a once in a life time event for you!

If you are a parent and looking at upcoming holiday breaks we will be announcing a holiday schedule for your child to participate in, while out of school! We are planning half day, full day or multi day art class schedules to keep those busy minds occupied during the breaks. Stay tuned for dates and further details!

We’d so appreciate it if you’d share this email with your local friends and family so we can get the word about our new studio in town!

Love + Art,
The Gypsies

PS. We’re also planning some fun community nights this Fall/Winter where we hope to showcase student work, talk art history, invite guest artists to do demos and and talk about their medium so stay tuned for more info on those as well.

 

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UPCOMING:
HARVEST PUMPKIN PAINTING PARTY 
Pop-Up Pumpkin Painting at Gypsy Studios Landing! All ages welcome and multiple time slots available for reservation. Come for as little or as long as you would like and help your little creator make something special to adorn your doorstep or kitchen table! Imaginative play and art making are essential for growing minds.

We will be providing all material necessary including the pumpkin, festive snacks, a safe space, fun music and instructors to help if you get stuck.

First child $20 with additional siblings $15 each (pumpkin included in ticket price)

Adult kids can pay the child fee as well 😉 We know you want to get out there with your kid! Must purchase tickets in advance, but drop-in from the hours of 10:30am-2:30pm …come for 30 minutes or 3 hours

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UPCOMING:
SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER
ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSES 
Youth Acrylic Paint Series 5-week series beginning Wednesday, September 27 from 3:30-5pm for $145

Students choose their subject matter and will create their painting with focused instruction and guidance from our trained artist. Students paint what they please.

Class One: Composition & Color Theory
Class Two: Value Painting
Class Three: Monochromatic Study
Class Four: Underpainting
Class Five: Actual Color Study

Beginner Acrylic Paint Classes 4-week series beginning Thursday Oct 5 from 6pm-8:30pm for $150 (Last series of 2017)

This class will equip you with basic techniques and fundamentals of composition, perspective and color theory.

Students choose their subject matter and will create their painting with focused instruction and guidance from our trained artist.
Week One: Composition & Color Theory
Week Two: Value Painting
Week Three: Underpainting
Week Four: Actual Color Study

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ONGOING:
PRIVATE PARTIES
We love doing private parties! If you’ve got a group and a location (your own place included), we’ll bring the party to you or if you’d rather, you can host the party at our studio in Buellton? Painting parties are always a huge hit–a creative twist on your next get-together and there’s even a built-in party favor to commemorate the occasion.

We can paint your view, you can choose the painting for the group from the gallery or even request a custom painting that is special to you or the occasion. We’ll provide all of the supplies for the painting (table covers, easels, canvas, paint, brushes, palettes and water glasses)—all you have to supply is any food or drink you’d like to provide for your guests.

Painting time is typically around 2 hours and if it’s at your place, we’ll come early to set up and stick around to help with cleanup. All of our paint is non-toxic and water-based, so nothing to worry about there.

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ONGOING:
PRIVATE KIDS PARTIES
If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate your tween or youngster’s birthday this year—you’ve found it! The birthday boy or girl will get to choose the featured painting and will receive a birthday surprise. Your job is easy— reserve a time and wrangle up the kids—we’ll do the rest. Painting parties are always a huge hit and there’s even a built-in party favor to commemorate the occasion. Parties are two-hours long. They include guided instruction, 1 large Gino’s cheese pizza and everything the kids or teens need to complete their own masterpieces. All of our paint is non-toxic and water-based, so nothing to worry about there.
Kids’ parties start at $365 for a party of up to 8 kids. $25 per additional painter.
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