“Art seems to be a creative outlet that allows guests to blow off steam in a way they don’t usually experience,” explains Paul Fitzpatrick, Managing Director of The Lodge at Woodloch.
Hawley, PA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013
The Lodge at Woodloch launched with a philosophy of Personal Awakening; almost seven years later, the philosophy is more poignant today than ever before. As so many individuals get swept up in the whirlwind of life, guests have the opportunity to shift from their everyday routines and re-focus on themselves at this all-inclusive resort. They can reconnect to the creative and stress-relieving outlets that will continue to benefit them long after they leave.
The art program has been a long-time favorite of the guests at The Lodge at Woodloch with each class being filled to the brim. Guests, whether lifetime artists or total novices, are always impressed with what they learn and the “masterpiece” they can take home to remember their experience by. Due to the interest and demand, this spring, The Lodge tripled the offerings of the art program to include a total of three instructors and a multitude of new classes. The art program used to include only a Watercolor and Sketching Class, and now also includes Pastels, Nature’s Vignette, Light and Shadow, and Mosaic workshops. “Art seems to be a creative outlet that allows guests to blow off steam in a way they don’t usually experience,” explains Paul Fitzpatrick, Managing Director of The Lodge at Woodloch. “The ability to get into a zen-like state and allow the mind to explore new territories clears the way for a unique level of relaxation.” The decision to expand the program came from reading dozens and dozens of guest comments about the profound impact that the classes and instructors had on their experiences. The full listing of art classes and description are as follows:
Draw the Line
Investigate how a line can transform in this straight-up drawing workshop. Discover the power of the mark not only in rendering but also in expression. Be introduced to the possibilities in the mediums of pencil and charcoal.
Introduction to Drawing
Drawing differs from painting in that it is much more exploratory with emphasis on observation and composition. Leave inspired by the journey of self-discovery and a picture that showcases a rejuvenated artistic energy.
Explore new, hidden, or forgotten talents. This two-hour watercolor painting class offers the opportunity to express feelings through simple brushstrokes. Discover the pure beauty of nature and The Lodge's surroundings by taking time to stop and really notice the colors and textures of the Pennsylvania countryside and capture it on paper. Leave with a finished work of art and a new or renewed creative side.
In this watercolor workshop, discover this magical medium in brush techniques of wet on wet, dry brush, transparency to opaque, layers, and white space. There will also be an overview of paper types and the effect of the paper working in tandem with the pigment.
Have Fun with Color
Experiment with several varieties of materials and papers to let the spirit sing. No experience necessary.
Challenge and regenerate the artist within by doing a short study and creating a single subject vignette from the natural environment and surroundings.
Embrace velvety rich colors with magic at every stroke. Pastels offer a softer side and meld the worlds of painting and drawing together. Join this workshop on Pastels to discover the softer side of color expression.
Understanding Light & Shadow
Using pencil and blending techniques, hidden talents will come to light. Guests will learn different skills to define and model simple objects for a dimensional effect.
All art workshops are part of the dozens of daily classes and workshops that are complimentary to all overnight guests as part of the all-inclusive experience. The Lodge at Woodloch is known for its proximity to major metropolitan cities which makes it the perfect choice for a weekend getaway weekend getaway.
About The Lodge at Woodloch:
The Lodge at Woodloch is an award-winning all-inclusive luxury destination spa resort destination spa resort, offering complete spa programs, treatments, outdoor adventure activities, golf, classes and packages in a pristine mountain retreat environment. Located on over 150 wooded acres with a private lake in the Lake Region of Northeast Pennsylvania, The Lodge provides an oasis for personal awakening and renewal just 2 ½ hours outside of New York City. The exclusive property features 57 luxury accommodations and a 40,000-square-foot spa. Additional information and reservations are available toll-free at 1-866-953-8500 or on the website at TheLodgeAtWoodloch.com.