Alexis Lavine

Interpreting Photographs for Creative Watercolors

June 25-30, 2017 (Four Teaching Days)

Alexis Lavine has thousands of photos, which inspire her watercolor paintings. Never copying, she interprets what she sees in them, uses her imagination, and designs and creates paintings that are original, personal, and better than the photos that initially inspired them! During this workshop, Alexis will share her methods of interpreting photos. She will surprise, inform, and encourage you. Alexis will use watercolor for her demos, but she will present a huge amount of information that will be helpful for all artists using all media - regarding the different ways she uses her photos, designs her paintings, imagines her pictorial stories, draws her shapes, selects colors and values, and lots more! This workshop will be great for painters of all levels... for beginners to intermediates, who want to avoid copying their photos, and for more advanced painters, who want to break out and use their photos in new and creative ways. So - grab your camera and start shooting. Dig those boxes of old photos out of your closet. And spend an insightful and eye-opening week, learning new ways to make great paintings!

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Alexis Lavine was recently honored as “One to Watch” by Watercolor Artist Magazine!  Her luminous watercolors have been published in Splash, The Artistic Touch, The Best of Watercolor, and Watercolor Artist Magazine. Creative Art Press has published a five-DVD instructional series, called “Painting Creatively with Photographs” featuring her watercolors, in a variety of subjects. She is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society, Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Watercolor West, the North East Watercolor Society, and the Southern Watercolor Society, and has won numerous awards in national, international, and regional exhibitions. Her work can be found in galleries in the mid-Atlantic and Southern states, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Alexis has been teaching for nearly thirty years, guiding and inspiring college students and adults of all ages.

This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Something for All Levels.

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $485
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $525
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $550
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $385
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 6/25
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in package)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6/26-6/29
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own or Box Lunches can be ordered (pre-order required)
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, 6/29
1:00 p.m. Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 6/30
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Monday 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
    Wednesday 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Thursday 5:30 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.