Jeannie McGuire

Watercolor: Character Is More Than a Pretty Face

June 25-30, 2017 (Four Teaching Days)

Jeannie aims to inspire artists to create character in their figurative work. She will share her painting application and spontaneous thoughts and stories that guide her design process and style. As a student you are encouraged to be imaginative about the people in your reference photos. To study their expressions, body language, surroundings and interactions and then paint what you sense about them or what you makeup from that point. You will hear about natural design in reference materials, cropping for impact, versatility of pigment to water ratios, intentional and spontaneous marks, use of titanium white as an additional pigment, and the freedom to change your mind (yes in watercolor). This workshop will focus primarily on the face. You will work on as many paintings as you like with the goal to create exhibit quality art that speaks.

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Exhibiting internationally, Jeannie's work has been recognized with numerous awards including the American Watercolor Society’s 144th Gold Medal of Honor for her painting “Kenneth”. Jeannie juries art exhibitions and gives figurative design watercolor workshops to artists, always encouraging a purpose for creating art. Her original work and commissions are in both private and public collections and represented in art magazines. She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the Pittsburgh Watercolor Society and other select small groups.

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): $550
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $630
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $765
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.