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Loosen Up With Aquamedia Painting

It’s Like Four Years of Art School!

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Are you interested in learning about color and composition? Do you wish to discover your painting intentions or go deeper in your art practice?

This highly energized 5-day painting workshop emphasizes loose and creative experimentation. Expect an intense, concentrated, and lively experience where you will create many works of art using spontaneity for maximum effect.

In celebrated painter Robert Burridge’s popular Loosen Up workshop, you will nurture individual success and personal enrichment with an emphasis on daily painting projects accomplished at your own pace.

Burridge’s flagship workshop is designed for the professional painter who is stuck in a style, as well as for the novice who wants to conquer their fear of painting.

In this innovative, exciting program, you will:

  • Experiment with a variety of painting subjects suitable for all levels and experiences
  • Start with multiple 10” x 10” warm-up painting exercises and work up to larger-format paintings
  • Loosen up, have fun again, and paint more
  • Experience Burridge’s critiques, famous for “how to look at your own work” and “where do I go from here?”
  • Take home preprinted notes of useful and need-to-know information as well as Burridge’s newest color wheel technique.

Robert Burridge

April 1 - 6, 2018
Sunday-Friday , 5 nights

$650 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Are you interested in learning about color and composition? Do you wish to discover your painting intentions or go deeper in your art practice?

This highly energized 5-day painting workshop emphasizes loose and creative experimentation. Expect an intense, concentrated, and lively experience where you will create many works of art using spontaneity for maximum effect.

In celebrated painter Robert Burridge’s popular Loosen Up workshop, you will nurture individual success and personal enrichment with an emphasis on daily painting projects accomplished at your own pace.

Burridge’s flagship workshop is designed for the professional painter who is stuck in a style, as well as for the novice who wants to conquer their fear of painting.

In this innovative, exciting program, you will:

  • Experiment with a variety of painting subjects suitable for all levels and experiences
  • Start with multiple 10” x 10” warm-up painting exercises and work up to larger-format paintings
  • Loosen up, have fun again, and paint more
  • Experience Burridge’s critiques, famous for “how to look at your own work” and “where do I go from here?”
  • Take home preprinted notes of useful and need-to-know information as well as Burridge’s newest color wheel technique.

Faculty Bio

Robert Burridge

Robert Burridge is a celebrated contemporary painter who has focused his life on painting every day, after having spent 25 years as an award-winning industrial designer in the corporate design world. A college teacher and contributing author to artists’ magazines, he has self-published the books Loosen Up Workbook & Studio Notes and Hot Art Marketing.

Burridge was educated at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and served a stint as adjunct professor at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (New York City). In 1966 he was part of Fluxus art performances with Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Jim McWilliams, and Charlotte Moorman.

A sought-after juror, lecturer, and workshop instructor, Burridge is also a featured artist-mentor for workshops around the world. He is honorary president of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP) and a signature member of ISAP and the Philadelphia Water Color Society.

He shares his popular Loosen Up techniques through his instructional DVDs. His work hangs in the permanent collections of international embassies, corporate galleries, art colleges, and television and entertainment personalities. He has exhibited work at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and the Elverhoj Museum.

Why Attend

  • Gain the confidence you need and give yourself permission to paint the way you have always wanted to paint.

  • Be inspired by Burridge’s positive approach towards painting—loosen up, expand your creative horizons, and paint things you’ve never seen before.

  • Enter this stress-free but stimulating environment at your own risk—you may develop too much enthusiasm for painting!

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    A positive attitude is a must!

  • Experience Level

    None required. Offers studio experiences for all levels.

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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