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Vibrant Paintings in Acrylic
with Marla Blackwell
March 11 - March 18, 2020


Join Marla
in a fun and energized week of painting in acrylics! This will be a non-intimidating class on learning the basic fundamentals of how to capture the essence of painting.

Discover more colours you love by mixing primaries and adding black or white.  The possibilities are endless and so is the subject matter…landscape, waterscape, figures, buildings.  Want to loosen up your style…..no problem!  Marla will demonstrate her technique on painting more freely and ‘painterly

You'll learn
perspective, composition and how to design the painting in your own and unique style and color palette! Lots of demos and one-on-one instruction



While you're busy creating art, your friendly hosts at Casa Buena will be working hard, ensuring that your stay is a memorable one. Outstanding food, accommodations, and field trips will satisfy your desires for both comfort and adventure.

 



Workshop Instructor:
Marla Blackwell

“Painting completes me as a person. It is the way I express myself.
I am transported to the very scene as I immerse myself in a painting.
My sincere desire is for the viewer to share this experience with me and discover the peace, harmony and contentment I find in that place. 
My love is for the land. I am inspired by nature. The colors and majestic formations that abound in this great country stir my inner passion, which I strive to portray in vibrant colors.”


The landscape is Marla’s favourite subject to paint. She grew up in Southern Alberta and now resides west of Cochrane, Alberta, Canada. The Alberta Foothills are spectacular which is why she never tires of painting them – they are in her backyard!

Contact info for Marla:
website: http://www.marlablackwell.ca/
email: mjsart@gmail.com
Phone: 1.403.874.3047

Marla's Artwork

Porta Del Grano
Tofino

Autumn Essence 1, Acrylic

Lake Como, Acrylic


Violet Cascade  

Springbank Autumn Twilight

A Time to Reflect
Where We Live

Autumn Essence 2

Grand Valley Field


Tentative Itinerary

Wednesday, March 11
Arriving to Puerto Vallarta Airport
Taking taxi to your hotel,
Meeting at the hotel lobby at 5:30
for Dinner and Art Gallery walk

Thursday, March 12
8am - 9am Continental breakfast at the hotel
2 hour scenic drive North to Los Cocos, Nayarit,
where Casa Buena is located.
Stopping at La Panita Art Market
and Lunch on the Beach
Settling in at Casa Buena, setting up your work space
Dinner

Friday , March 13
7:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
10:00am - 4pm workshop
Dinner
Art discussions or movie in the Casa

Saturday, March 14
7:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
10:00am - 4pm workshop
Happy hour, critique
Dinner at Casa Manana

Sunday, March 15
Early start at 6:30, light breakfast,
7am - 9am organized tour to the Jungle

Exploring and shopping at San Blas,

Lunch at the beach
relax for the rest of the day
or
return to you studio to paint

Dinner

Monday, March 16
7:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
10:00am - 4pm workshop
Happy hour
Pot Luck dinner with local Artists

Tuesday, March 17
7:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
10:00am - 4pm workshop

Happy hour, siesta, free time
Dinner
Art Show and Tell

Wednesday, March 18
7am - 9am Breakfast
Transport to PV Airport


Cost: $1800.00 including Instructions,
most art supplies, 7 days accommodation,
transportation from and to Puerto Vallarta,
all breakfasts, lunches and dinners,
entertainment and a field trip to the Jungle.

Payment Options

A. Pay in full $1800.00 upon registration.
B. Make a deposit of $500.00 and pay balance before Feb 115, 2020

Spouses or friends are welcome for $1200.00 (all included except for workshop fee)

Payment Method
B. Email your money to janerom@shaw.ca

C. Pay via Paypal by clicking here:

Full payment



Deposit payment

 

Balance payment



Cancellation Policy

A. If your workshop is cancelled due to Instructor's unavailability, you will be notified immediately and you will receive a full refund.

B. If you can't attend your retreat and notify us 45 days prior to the retreat, you are welcome to transfer 100% of your full payment to another Casa Buena Art Retreat within 2 years of the date of cancellation. You can transfer your payment to another person or any other options that Casa Buena has to offer.

C. If you can't attend your retreat and notify us 30 days prior to the retreat, you are welcome to transfer 70% of your full payment to another Casa Buena Art Retreat within 2 years of the date of cancellation.

D. If you can't attend your retreat and notify us 14 days or less prior to the retreat, Casa Buena Art Retreat will not issue any refunds or transfers to other session. Your only choice is to transfer your payment to another person.




Los Cocos, Nayarit, Mexico email: janerom@shaw.ca

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