"Landscapes, Mindscapes and Sacred Places"

Workshop & Critique

June 19, 20, or 21, 2020

10:00am - 4:00pm

*Class size is limited to 8 artists per session to comply with social distancing guidelines*

It’s about the process, experience, experimentation, letting go and finding the artists within!

This watercolor workshop is for beginners to advanced painters. We will paint impressionistic landscapes and develop a sense of perspective and texture using watercolors and splattering techniques. We will start out bold and free, creating interesting backgrounds. Using layering methods, our paintings will emerge, and with final attention to the details, an exciting painting will be born!

Break for Lunch 12-1

1pm – 4pm: Continue Painting with Group

& Individual Instruction and Encouragement

 

$40.00 Registration + $8 Supply Fee.  Supply list will be sent upon registration.

For information amberpmft@sbcglobal.net  (530) 899-8401

"Influences" Virtual Art Gallery

at Broadway Heights

 

The Mind Vacation Art Gallery and Reception on February 12th, 2020,

featured the work of 7 art instructors who have positively influenced the creative journey of the art students that attend Mind Vacation Watercolor Workshops and Retreats. These talented mentor/teachers continue to inspired the art community throughout the world. The intent of this exhibit is to honor these mentors and to create a sense of unity in the art community

 

Artists: Carol Preble Miles, Christine Mac Shane, Janet Lombardi-Blixt, Kathleen Presentati, Amber Palmer, Lian Quan Zhen, In loving memory of Sal Casa, and Mind Vacation Artists.

 

The history and collective skills that these seven master teachers is very powerful, like a ripple effect the creative energy continues to influence the world.

I am pleased to be participating in Chico Art Center's Open Studios Art Tour this year. Come support local artists and swing by my studio to view my art and photography! There are a series of events leading up to the tours this October:

PATRON'S EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW RECEPTION
Saturday October 5, 6-8pm
$30 per person, tour guide & map included
Tickets available now at the Chico Art Center

& through their website:                                                    

                                              
KICK-OFF RECEPTION
Friday, October 18, 5-7pm
Free!


GALLERY EXHIBIT
October 6-27
Enjoy Artwork by 62 participating artists. Purchase your $12 ticket and plan your self-guided adventure!

2019 Events

Watercolor Workshop with Lian Quan Zhen

Lian Quan Zhen intstructed Mind Vacation Artists on a three-day watercolor workshop event hosted by Amber Palmer. A special thank you to Lian who traveled to Chico in order to inspire our artists and share his experience and skills. A thank you as well to artists who accomodated Lian throughout his stay and everyone who brought their creative minds and souls to the workshop!

 

Future workshops and retreats with Lian Quan Zhen can be found here soon. 

For more information on Lian, visit http://www.lianspainting.com

October 11, 12, &13 2019

Downtown Chico 30th Annual Art Walk 

With Broadway Heights featuring Mind Vacation Artists!

With live music and hors d'oeuvres catered by Broadway Heights, the Mind Vacation Workshop artists were excited to show off their work and basque in the community of creatives. 

300 Broadway, Chico CA 95926 (530) 899-8075

Sausalito Bay and Angel Island

Mind Vacation Retreat

On our Mind Vacation Retreat, we sailed from Sausalito Bay to Angel Island--reveling in the beauty of San Francisco and capturing the scenery with our paintbrushes. With Gallery hopping, dinners and picnics by the water, and painting on the boat--It's safe to say we had a great Mind Vacation. Come join us next time! Info for the next retreat will be posted here shortly. 

Las Vegas Plein Air Workshop

Lian Quan Zhen

lianspaintings.com
 April 22 to 25, 2021

First day: Aril 22 Thursday
8:30am: Meet at front of Albertsons store, address: 11720 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Drive to Red Spring at Calico Basin Rd Las Vegas, NV 89161. Sketch.
12:30pm: lunch at Bonnie Spring Ranch. address: 16395 Bonnie Springs Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89124
2pm: sketch at Bonnie’s Spring Ranch or at the Red Rock Canyon Overlook. Address: 3205 NV-159, Las Vegas, NV 89161
Dinner at Lina’s home (including in the fee)

Second day: April 23 Friday
8:00am: Meet at front of Albertsons store, address: 11720 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135. Drive to Spring Mountain Ranch State Park and sketch in the park
12:30pm: Lunch (bring your own lunch)
2pm: sketch
6:30pm: dinner at Veggie House (popular Chinese vegetarian restaurant): address: 5115 Spring Mountain Rd #203, Las Vegas, NV 89146. Optional.

Third day: April 24 Saturday
8:10am: meet at 168 Market’s food court and have Dim Sum breakfast. address: 3459 S Jones Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146.
Driving for about one hour 10 minutes to the Valley of Fire State Park. address: 29450 Valley of Fire Hwy, Overton, NV 8904 and sketch in the park
1:00pm: lunch provided by Lian.
2pm: sketching.

Fourth day: April 25 Sunday
9am: meet at front of Albertsons store, address: 11720 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
Drive Red Rock Canyon. Address: 1000 Scenic Loop Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89161.
Sketch at the Calico Hill South area
Noon: lunch inside of the park (bring your own lunch)
2pm: sketch at Pine Creek Trailhead area.

Schedule and locations may change according to the weather. Sketching materials will be sent to registered students.

For registration contact: Amber Palmer
Tel: (530) 899-8401
Email: amberpmft@sbcglobal.net

"Aspen Trees with Fall Foliage and Forests"

Workshop & Critique

November 20 & 21, 2020

10:00am - 4:00pm

*Class size is limited to 6-7 artists per session to comply with social distancing guidelines*

It’s about the process, experience, experimentation, letting go and finding the artists within!

It is Fall! It is time to capture the colors of Autumn leaves, Aspen and Birch trees in natural light and learn how to get started with establishing a serene and creative connection with oneself while you paint. I will provide a demonstration and encourage how to create layers of color capturing reflections, bouncing light, deep shadows, and unique color combinations as you create a vibrant composition. I look forward to having fun experimenting with our creativity.

 We will paint outside of the studio using social distancing measures and face masks if the weather permits! If not, we will social distance indoors. All levels of painters are welcome. Only 6-7 artists per class, so reserve your spot soon!

Break for Lunch 12-1

1pm – 4pm: Continue Painting with Group

& Individual Instruction and Encouragement

 

$40.00 Registration + $8 Supply Fee.  Supply list will be sent upon registration.

For information amberpmft@sbcglobal.net  (530) 899-8401

Mind Vacation Watercolor Workshops

Amber Palmer, MA, MFT, Fine Art Consultant & Artist
1430 Esplanade, Suite 15
Chico, CA  95926

© 2017 Amber Palmer Watercolor Workshops

Art Studio/Workshop/Gallery by appointment 

1430 The Esplanade, Ste 15 , Chico CA 95926 

Email: amberpmft@sbcglobal.net

Phone: 530-899-8401