Joyce Hicks

Transform Ordinary Places into Extraordinary Scenes with Watercolor

June 2-8, 2019 (Five Teaching Days)

Joyce will teach you how to create beautiful watercolor landscapes using her 4 easy steps! You will begin creating a unique visual language from common elements found in the landscape! She will show you how to stop painting “things” that lead to uninspiring pictures and teach you how to uncover the character and essence of a place for quality works of art instead. You will learn how to turn an ordinary place into an extraordinary one using a photo, a sketch book for composition and value and a small study for determining color and temperature!

Emphasis will be on concepts, techniques and strategies that will appeal to beginners as well as seasoned artists looking for renewed inspiration. You will learn from clear explanation her reasoning behind artistic decisions and visually from daily step-by-step demonstrations. She will show you how easy it is to deconstruct complicated subjects making them easier to paint and her unique methods for turning boring scenes into exciting works of art. She brings her passion and love for teaching to inspire and motivate in a fun, fast-paced workshop!

Following are just a few of the topics Joyce will cover:

  • how to create landscape symbols from easy-to-paint shapes
  • how to simplify and streamline landscape scenes for strong, powerful compositions
  • how to create works of art using photos, sketchbooks, value plans and color studies
  • how to avoid information overload in your paintings
  • how to create a visual language for painting beautiful landscapes
  • how to use strategies that will allow you to paint with confidence
  • how to work toward your own signature style
  • daily lectures and demonstrations
  • one-on-one instruction
  • something for every level
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Joyce Hicks is a self-taught artist who has an innate ability for transforming ordinary landscape scenes into beautiful works of art that have made her an internationally acclaimed artist. Her dynamic brushwork and expressive use of color combines in a very unique way giving her paintings a fresh, welcoming look that is easily recognizable. She paints with a powerful signature style that invites viewers into her scenes for a glimpse of a simpler way of life. She shares her love of the landscape with viewers by painting a variety of subjects from rural farms, country landscapes and time-worn coastal cottages.

Her sunny paintings have received international recognition and she is a three time award winner of the prestigious American Watercolor Society with Signature Membership Status. She travels frequently in search of beautiful places to paint, conducting national and international workshops, giving gallery talks and acting as an exhibition juror. Her work is widely published appearing in many of the popular Splash Series Books and Art Journey America: Landscapes to name a few. Her painting “Out Santa Rosa Creek Road” was chosen for the cover of Watercolor Artist Magazine along with a full-length feature story about her work and travel in April 2011. She has three feature length instructional DVDs and is the author of the popular book “Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes.”

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

Joyce is also teaching "Clean and Simple Landscape Painting in Oil" June 9-14, 2019

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $605
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $705
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $805
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $475
(There are 6 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 6/2
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
Live at the Lake Concert
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in package)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 6/3-6/7
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, 6/6
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Saturday, 6/8
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Sunday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    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 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
    Thursday 6:30 p.m. Paint Party with David R. Becker (Located in the lower level)
    Friday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

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.