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Learn to paint with confidence using a simple palette of warm and cool colours
with Sheree Jones
November 20 - 27, 2019
March 18 - 25, 2020

This workshop
is designed for experienced beginners and intermediate oil and acrylic painters wanting to take their work to the next level. There will be plenty of one on one instruction with time for positive and encouraging conversation.

Sheree will share her tips and techniques on:

Working with a limited palette

How to keep it simple …and mix the colours you want

How to edit a scene and create a solid composition

The importance of a thumbnail and value sketch

How to keep your sense of humour in the field “en plein air”

Are you a studio painter looking to “ experience your subject from life ”?

Are you an avid painter looking to take your work to the next level?

Then this fun and informative workshop is for you!

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:

Sheree is an artist & oil painter in North Vancouver, BC.
She has been passionate about her art since “ the age of crayons ”.

An active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, her work can be found in numerous collections around the globe.

She leads workshops in her personal teaching studio & on plein air adventures throughout BC and internationally. She also teaches a number of popular courses for the West Vancouver district.

A respected teacher & mentor, Sheree ' s enthusiastic energy brings inspiration to all who come to work with her.

Teaching Philosophy:
“ I believe in sharing my love and knowledge of painting in a relaxed & encouraging environment.

I take great pleasure in guiding students through their own creative process, encouraging them to listen to their own voice. ”

“ My love of colour, of texture in fabrics, of shifting light in the landscape gives me the inspiration to put paint to canvas. Drawing from these elements, creating line, shape and form with strong design is what brings me to my easel each and every day. ”

Contact info for Sheree:
Tel. 1.604.980.0855
email: sheree@shereejones.com

Sheree's Artwork

My Secret Garden

Two Kayaks

Costa Rica Sunset

Three Amigos

Into the Blue

After the Storm


Tentative Itinerary

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

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
Demo evening with Sheree

7am 30 min Yoga (optional)
8am - 9am Breakfast
9:30am - 4pm workshop
Art discussions or movie in the Casa

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

Exploring Old Fort and shopping at San Blas,

Lunch at the beach
relax for the rest of the day
return to you studio to paint
Dinner at Casa Manana

7am 30 min Meditation (optional)
8am - 9am Breakfast
9:30am - 4pm workshop
Happy hour, critique

7am 30 min Meditation (optional)
8am - 9am Breakfast
9:30am - 4pm workshop
Happy hour, siesta
Dinner: party with local artists at the Casa Buena

7am 30 min Yoga (optional)
8am - 9am Breakfast
9:30am-4pm workshop:
Happy hour, siesta, free time
Art Show and Tell

8am - 9am Breakfast
Transport to PV Airport

Art Supplies for the Workshop

Please see art supplies list recommended by the Instructor below. Artist quality acrylic and oil paints, solvents, brush cleaners and rugs are included in your fee. We also have some easels for use, but you can bring your own if you wish. Please bring your own favorite brushes, canvases and palettes.

Click here to see supply list

Cost: $1800.00 plus GST 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 plus 5% upon registration

B. Make a deposit of $500.00 and pay balance before December 15, 2018

Payment Method

A. send your check (Money draft or certified check if outside of Canada) made payable to Jane Romanishko (contact Jane for her mailing address)
B. Email your money to janerom@shaw.ca

C. Pay via Paypal NOTE: There will be $30 extra fee for using paypal

Full 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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