Bend, OR – Plein Air Workshop & Retreat

Plein Air Artists Retreat & Workshop, Bend Oregon June 28, 29, 30, 2016 
Watch for New workshops to be announced.  

Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs are your guides as we paint Downtown Bend, Smith Rock and Sunriver in beautiful Central Oregon. Fill your watercolor sketchbook or paint from your easel with two instructors for more personalized instruction. June 28, 29 & 30, 2016. On Friday, July 1st enjoy a day of exploring on your own and stop by our Sotheby’s on Wall Street Exhibit and Studio Sale at the Downtown Bend Art Walk. Lunch and parking fee included at Smith Rock.  Accommodations (see suggestions below), transportation (we will carpool) and meals other than specified not included. We will plan an optional group dinner or lunch at one of our destinations.

Tuesday, June 28 – Day 1.  Downtown Bend:  Meet in front of the Crows Feet Commons 875 NW Brooks Street, Downtown Bend between 9:30/10am.  We will demonstrate there or nearby at 10am and then paint at a variety of other locations within walking distance.  Parking lots on both sides of the Crows Feet (white building)  

Meet in front of Crows Feet 875 Brookswood Downtown Bend at 9:30/10am.  Demonstration at 10am

Wednesday, June 29 – Day 2.  Smith Rock State Park – We’ll meet at the Pavilion. Drive to the park following signs, when you get there go straight and veer right.  A parking meter is by the yurt $5 (We will reimburse)  Park and walk to the Big Covered Pavillion.  We’ll be there early to save tables for the group.  Show up anytime between 9-10am.  Demonstration at 10am.  Lunch & $5 parking included.  Optional:  Bend downtown Market by the Crows Feet.  mid to late afternoon for photos, snacks, and quick sketch.  Smith Rock is a 45 Minute Drive from Bend – outside of Terrebone.  Absolutely spectacular!  Directions to Smith Rock.  

Thursday, June 30 – Day 3.  Sunriver.  Meet in the back of the Main Sunriver Restort Lodge 9:30/10am.  Cafe there for Coffee, snacks, lunch.  Demonstration at the lodge location at 10am.  We will venture out to other locations after lunch.  Directions to Sunriver Resort Lodge at 176 Center Drive, Sunriver.   Big parking lot to the right of the lodge – Free all day.  Great bike trails if you want to bring your bike for a ride after painting – rentals available near the newly renovated Sunriver Mall.  

Need a ride?  Call Cindy at 541-420-9463 and we’ll coordinate.  No Worries.  Each location we can find cover.  

Friday, July 1st – Enjoy Bend on your own, Art walk 5:30-8pm.  Join Theresa and Cindy at Sotheby’s on Wall Street for Art Wine, Sparkling Water & Appetizers, 

SIGNUPS OPEN: Total Due to Sign up $275.  Special Requests – call Cindy at 541-420-9463.   Supply List – Keep it simple, Basic Watercolor supplies, wc sketchbook or small pieces of 140lb Arches Cold Press paper (or similar)  a fine point marker, and a beach chair.  Don’t have any supplies?  We have a few extras you can rent.  

No cancellation refunds after June 1st.   Suggested Hotels: The Oxford, and Doubletree Inn are in downtown Bend walk to the Artwalk and painting downtown. Hampton Inn & Suites is next to the Old Mill District, go rafting, concerts, shopping and dining nearby, close to downtown Marriott, Close to downtown Tetherow, Inn of the Seventh Mountain – 15 to 20 minutes from downtown Bend Sunriver Resort – We’ll spend one of our days here. VRBO – anywhere walking or driving 10 minutes from downtown will be convenient. Cindy lives in Bend about 10 minutes drive west of downtown Bend, so we’ll be meeting with you at specified locations.