2016

Alpine Art Retreat

Day0FlowersPROMOThis year is unique in that we’ve moved our retreat dates to August 14-19, to include more of the late summer. With the one month jump forward one participant from last year gleefully declared, “more wildflowers!!” In addition more activity on the lake, more subjects to sketch and maybe even lively music on the lodge deck weekends will add to the atmosphere.

These are fully packed, yet gently paced, days of creativity. Each day includes personalized instruction with your tandem teachers Elaine Frenett and Jean Warren. Along with learning we take time to savor the beauty of the sparkling lake and relish fascinating food.

VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS, INCLUDING EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION (2 FREE EXTRA NIGHTS STAY) AND SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE! GIFT YOURSELF A WEEK OF CREATIVITY!

Plein Air at Nez Perce Heritage Site

Among the many topics we will explore:

Quickening our seeing to simplify during plein air painting … Allowing pigments to paint themselves …

Exploring abstraction in nature to find the essence of the scene … Guiding our eyes to see from our inner world …

Conjuring images new and different through word play … Painting just the shadows to feel nature’s design …

Collaboration … Distilling the essential elements to integrate Jean's Shadow Seeingwith other … Appreciating how others translate visuals … Discovering how other painters paint …

Experimenting loosely to free inhibitions/inner
chatter … Returning to experiment listening for what emerges from the established patterns …

Watching for intuition to whisper what we are to paint … EXPERIMENTATIONWindWhispersCrpd

 

 

2015

“Watercolor: In Deeper Pursuit”

Want to more understand pigments, mixing colors, glowing glazes and wet-into-wet? This Elaine's Two Brush Techniquebeginning-intermediate to intermediate 6-week spring series will travel through value and color wheel review, then move into landscape (hopefully a plein air adventure, weather permitting), greens, design and corrections. Come swim in the wet, juicy world of watercolor, demos, homework and silly-ness included. Basic watercolor and drawing skills suggested.

“I’ve learned more in the two hours with Elaine than years of buying books and looking at web sites.” – J.B., previous student

Details
  • DATES — Fridays, April 24th thru May 29th, 2015
  • TIME — 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • WHERE — Ashland Art Center’s Main Classroom
  • ADDRESS — 357 E. Main Street, Ashland, OR
  • FEE — $180.00
  • MATERIALS LIST — provided upon registration

Registration

  • In person with Elaine at Studio 13, upstairs at Ashland Art Center
  • Or write elainefrenettatlivedotcom
  • Or call Elaine at 541-944-2196.

Monthly Journaling “Clinic”

Continuing by popular demand … this relaxed and insightful class keeps your watercolor Kids in Creekmomentum going while daring to go into foreign subject matter.

Once a month Elaine will do a quick demo and the remainder of the “clinic” time will be for helping you with YOUR journals and answering any questions you have. She’ll bring along extra materials from the demo for you to try out — and we’ll enjoy the focus of once a month journaling together, catching up, and perhaps learning a wealth of new techniques and ideas from one another. Do come join her!!

Third Friday of Every Month ~ Ongoing!

Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Ashland Art Center’s Main Classroom or up in Elaine’s 2nd Floor Studio 13
357 E. Main Street
Ashland, OR
Fee: $20. All time following the demo will be for participants painting time, individual help or questions.
Materials: Some materials used in demo will be available for sampling.
Registration: In person. Questions: elainefrenettatlivedotcom
or call Elaine at 541-944-2196

“Cross Train Your Creativity” Women’s 2015 Retreat

SOLD  OUT!!!!!

June 7th – June 12th ~ OVERVIEW

A guided exploration for wonder-filled women.

This wide open northeast Oregon terrain, with vistas stretching endlessly, wide open skies and legends of deep TepeeFrmBeckyCRPD130history, will cradle a safe, harmonious and engaging gathering. With this retreat, our intention is to cultivate and steward awareness and creativity through play, invention and connection.

To explore how watercolor,  journaling and plein air painting compliment and ignite new perspectives.

John Muir … “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”

For spirited women who feel invigorated in the whispering beauty of wide open plains tucked up against magnificent mountains!

Limited to 12 participants (including your instructor), and is all inclusive of lodging, Rim Rock Inn meals and all Plein Air Journal Entry from Heritage Siteworkshops.

  • Held at the Rim Rock Inn, Enterprise, Oregon, www.rimrockinnor.com
  • To arrive at the Rim Rock Inn, drive up the Columbia Gorge from Portland, Oregon 360 miles, or from Lewiston, Idaho (where United Airlines connects) drive 56 miles or from Ashland, Oregon, drive 552 miles.
  • Begins Sunday evening (June 7, 2015)
  • Ends Friday afternoon (June 12, 2015)
  • Everyday (six days) includes programs by both instructors: Elaine (watercolor, journaling & plein air)
  • Most activities will take place between Flora (nearby ghost town) and Rim Rock grounds. Mid-week will take us to visit Joseph and the Wallowa Eagle Cap Mountain area.
  • Lodging options include full upstairs Loft Apartment (full kitchen, bathroom & sunny deck), a 20 foot tepee (sleeps 3-6) and tent sites. All with glorious canyon views.
  • In keeping with our back-to-camp playfulness (yes, there may be s’mores), the sleeping arrangements are bunkhouse style (e.g., modern, shared rooms where each person has their own bed). We love how this fits in with the spirit of the retreat. Yet at the same time you may reserve a full private room for an additional fee.
  • All Rim Rock Inn meals are included. Mostly we dine in our roomy, private Loft Apartment. Downstairs in the main floor restaurant, our extended continental breakfast faire will start the day accompanied by tea, coffee and fresh-squeezed juice, and later we partake of a relaxed and refreshing lunch (possibly brown bag if you want to stay out on site). Evening Elaine's Flora Journal Entrymeals will find us embracing the Rim Rock’s Chef’s creativity – perhaps on our private deck.
  • Participants with special menu needs are welcome to bring along their preferences. With the Loft’s fully equipped kitchen you can attend to your personal pleasure too.
  • Amidst the formal instruction and programs you have ample time for hiking and private reflection.
  • One day we will focus on getting out to the beautiful town of Joseph and surrounding wonders. To immerse ourselves in the joy of the outdoors where we’ll visit the Heritage Site of the Nez Perce affording us glistening streams, the fishing pond and spectacular views of the Eagle Cap Range and, of course to paint and sketch.
  • Retreat pricing has a wide range to offer. Lodging in the modern Loft will have:
                   1) shared room (2 beds in 1 of three rooms) for $1750
                   2) full private room (with 2 beds) for $2450 or                    
                   3) shared tipi (with individual futon beds) for $1650.

                   It will include lodging, food, activities, and instruction. Please call with any questions.NativeWhispers- for AGA

  • If you want to upgrade to a private room you would occupy one of the three full bedrooms in the Loft, sharing the bath. You can keep as private as you like, or share with a friend of your choice and pricing would be the “shared room” amount for each of you.
  • In addition to your personal items, bring your favorite watercolor paint brushes, watercolor travel palette, plein air painting set up as well as your trusty journal. If you have questions about materials, please call Elaine: 541-944-2196 or email: elainefrenettatlivedotcom.

Namaste’

As the air is spring crisp, new blossoms begin to unfurl pink and thoughts turn to the renewing of life and perspective, come breathe creativity into your personal expression.

2014

 

“Applegate On Site” ~ two workshops, two sites & two instructors
Silvia Trujillo, oil & acrylics, and Elaine Frenett, watercolor, Applegate On Sitewill lead these two classes. Both Silvia and Elaine have over 40 yrs. combined professional/teaching experience as Oregon/California artists and delight in sharing along the creative path.
Paint the picturesque “Lavender Fields Forever” farm, with lavender at it’s brilliant peak and then, the rolling hills with the dazzling vistas of Valley View Winery. Each session will guide you gently through an outdoor painting intro, separate demos by each instructor in their media and then, ample time for individuals to develop their own unique paintings. A friendly share will close the gathering.
There are optional and additional lavender distillation, vintage car viewing and wine sampling possibilities for you too. Won’t you come celebrate summer in the Applegate Valley with us?
  • Where:  Lavender Fields Forever Farm, Saturday, July 19th and next, Valley View Winery, Saturday, July 26th
  • When:  8am – 1pm
  • Fees:  $60 per session, $110 for both Saturdays
  • Questions: silviastudio1athotmaildotcom  (silviastudio1athotmaildotcom)  541- 301-0906 and/or elainefrenettatlivedotcom  (elainefrenettatlivedotcom)  541-944-2196.
  • Materials List: Upon registration

“Cultivating Collaboration” Presentation & Playshop

Grow your creativity with collaborations! Hear about collaborative projects experienced by our four artist presenters: watercolor artist Elaine Frenett, musician Lisa Nichols, clay artist Polly Beach, and poet Susanne Petermann. After the presentations, there will be a elaineBookBackcover-600collaborative art project and Q&A. This juicy session will launch a monthly gathering for artists who want to pursue collaborative work and want a group to keep momentum going as well as to share ideas and experiences!

  • Saturday, February 22, from 10:00am – 12 noon
  • Free
  • Please RSVP if possible to karaQlewisatgmaildotcom  (karaQlewisatgmaildotcom)  
  • Click here to learn about the artist presenters 
  • Questions? Email karaQlewisatgmaildotcom  (karaQlewisatgmaildotcom)   or elainefrenettatlivedotcom  (elainefrenettatlivedotcom)  
  • Ashland Art Center
    • 357 E. Main Street
    • Ashland, Oregon
    • 541-488-2772

Third Friday Monthly Visual Art Journaling Clinic

Art Journal Page - Ajijic Night and Thanksgiving

Page from Elaine’s Art Journal

Once a month Elaine will do a quick demo and the remainder of the “clinic” time will be for helping you with YOUR journals and answering any questions you have. She’ll bring along extra materials from the demo for you to try out — and we’ll enjoy the focus of once a month journaling together, catching up, and perhaps learning a wealth of new techniques and ideas from one another. Do come join her!! Third Friday of Every Month ~ Ongoing! Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Location: Ashland Art Center’s Main Classroom or up in Elaine’s 2nd Floor Studio 13 357 E. Main Street Ashland, OR Fee: $10/hour. One hour minimum for demo. All following time will be for individual help, questions, or ideas. Materials: Some materials used in demo will be available for sampling. Registration: In person. Questions: elainefrenettatlivedotcom  (elainefrenettatlivedotcom)   or call Elaine at 541-944-2196

“Traveling Conversations” Show with Elaine Frenett, Jean Warren and Floy Zittin

May 2014 at Illahe Studios & Gallery

Elaine Frenett Traveling conversations Show and Workshop announcement image

215 4th Street
Ashland, Oregon
541-488-5072
Opening Reception May 2nd, Ashland’s First Friday Artwalk 5-8pm
All three collaborative artists present with over 150 original artworks produced over a period of 8 years. Personal “an inspired journal” books available for purchase with images from the show, word inspiration and plenty of journaling room on lush watercolor-able paper.

 “Traveling Conversations” Workshop with Elaine Frenett, Jean Warren and Floy Zittin

May 3rd, 10-2pm Ashland Art Center Classroom 357 E. Main Street, Ashland, Oregon We will playfully adventure into replicating two collaborative processes specifically illustrated and on view at the Illahe Gallery’s May “Traveling Conversations” Show. Each participant will experience both the exhilarating and challenging emotions of this deep learning process. Won’t you come join us? Questions: elainefrenettatlivedotcom   (elainefrenettatlivedotcom)  or call Elaine at 541-944-2196

2013 ~ Visual Art Journaling “Clinic”

Inviting you to Elaine Frenett’s newest journaling opportunity! And it’s all about YOU!! Once a month she’ll do a quick demo and the remainder of the “clinic” time will be for helping you with YOUR journals and answering any questions you have. She’ll bring along extra materials from the demo for you to try out — and we’ll enjoy the focus of once a month journaling together, catching up, and perhaps learning a wealth of new techniques and ideas from one another. Do come join her!! Third Friday of Every Month ~ Ongoing! Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Location: Ashland Art Center’s Main Classroom or up in her 2nd Floor Studio 357 E. Main Street Ashland, OR Fee: $10/hour. One hour minimum for demo. All following time will be for individual help, questions, or ideas. Materials: Some materials used in demo will be available for sampling. Registration: In person. Questions: elainefrenettatlivedotcom  (elainefrenettatlivedotcom)   or call Elaine at 541-944-2196

2013 ~ Watercolor Basics: Focus on Landscape

Overview

This class was so well attended and appreciated last year it may become an annual Spring Class. From value studies, color wheel review (a special week just on greens!) and then onto more diverse and complex techniques, this series will help you deepen your watercolor foundations.  Some drawing skills and watercolor experience needed. With these 6 class sessions one week apart, participants have time to practice their new skills and savor what only watercolor can do! At the request of “Basics” students I may do an October “Intermediate Watercolor” Class. Let me know if you are interested!

Details

  • DATES — Mondays, April 8th thru May 13th, 2013
  • TIME — 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • WHERE — Ashland Art Center’s Main Classroom
  • ADDRESS — 357 E. Main Street, Ashland, OR
  • FEE — $180.00 (due by March 31, 2012)
  • MATERIALS LIST — provided upon registration

Registration

  • In person with Elaine at Studio 13, upstairs
  • Or write elainefrenettatlivedotcom
  • Or call Elaine at 541-944-2196.

2012 ~ Painting Autumn’s Color … On Site

3-Day Watercolor Workshop With Elaine Frenett Dreamy, color-splashed fall landscapes meander throughout the Rogue Valley. Come sample how to transfer your autumn into watercolor richness. We’ll work with Plein Air painting but processes applicable for journals too. Date: October 12th, 13th & 14th                                                                                                                               Time: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm                                                                                                                                  Location: Eden Vale Winery, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford, OR Fee: $60 per day or $160 all 3 days. Materials list upon registration. Registration or questions: elainefrenettatlivedotcom  (elainefrenettatlivedotcom)   or call Elaine at 541-944-2196