VERMONT ART ADVENTURE
September 26 - Oct 1, 2021

Brilliant leaves, creative studio time, local wine and cheese tasting, Long Trail hiking, a maple sugar shack, delicious catered meals and a visit to world famous MASS MoCA in nearby North Adams.

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Stay in this beautiful 1864 mansion in Southern Vermont and explore some fascinating art themes based on our visit to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art! 

Give yourself the gift of healing creativity 

in a gorgeous setting!

This Bohemia Art Adventure is at a beautiful 1864 historic mansion in southern Vermont during peak foliage time. Picture yourself hiking around the lake, marvelling at the brilliance of the multi-colored leaves, inspired to feed your creative soul with the projects we have planned for your five-night stay. We will immerse ourselves in mixed media expressive art projects, long walks, art talks, good food and great company! And you will have plenty of time to rest, read, and rejuvenate YOU.

THE ART PART

Louise Bourgeois is on exhibit at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, a gem of a museum in nearby North Adams, MA. We will visit the museum and base our projects on her work and ideas.

Powerful themes in Louise's work that we will explore: SPIRALS, HANDS, FRIENDSHIPS, FEAR AND ANXIETIES, HOME, SEXUALITY, MORTALITY.

"The spiral is an attempt at controlling the chaos. It has two directions. Where do you place yourself, at the periphery or at the vortex? Beginning at the outside is the fear of losing control; the winding is a tightening, a retreating, a compacting to the point of disappearance. Beginning at the center is affirmation, the move outward is a representation of giving, and giving up control; of trust, positive energy, of life itself."

~LOUISE BOURGEOIS                                

 

Materials will include acrylic and watercolor paints, various other drawing and writing tools, collage materials, found objects. You are welcome to bring any favorite art materials.

NO ART EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

TENTATIVE ITINERARY

 

DAY 1. (Sunday, 9/26)

Arrive in Whitingham by 5 PM. Get settled in your room.

Greetings and outline of our week. Dinner at 7:30.

Documentary showing:

Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, the Mistress, and the Tangerine

DAY 2. (Monday, 9/27)

Breakfast

Expressive art warm ups, local walking/hiking.

Lunch on the porch

Visit to Sprague and Sons Sugar shack(optional).

Studio Time

Dinner at 7:30

DAY 3. (Tuesday, 9/28)

Breakfast

MASS MoCA Museum visit departing at 9:30 am (30 min. drive) Docent-led tour of Louise Bourgeois exhibit. Time on own to see rest of museum.

~ 1:00 Lunch in North Adams. 

3:00 Introduce project; studio time.

6:00 cocktails/appetizers on the porch.

7:30 Dinner

DAY 4 (Wed, 9/29)

Breakfast

Outside group project

Lunch on the porch.

Long Trail hike (optional).

afternoon

Studio Time

6:00 cocktails/appetizers on the porch. 

7:30 Dinner

DAY 5 (Wed, 9/29)

Breakfast

Outside group project

Lunch on the porch.

Long Trail hike (optional).

Afternoon Studio Time

5:00 Local wine and cheese tasting

7:30 Dinner

DAY 6 (Thurs. 9/30)

Breakfast

Hike (optional)

Local exploration/lunch on own (lunch buffet available at the house)

Studio Time all day

6:00 Cocktails and appetizers on the porch

Discussion/presentation of projects

7:30 Farewell dinner

DAY 7 (Friday 10/1)

Depart by 10 AM.

 

 

 

 

 

THE DETAILS

All delicious, healthy meals, wine and beverages and materials  are included except lunch on Tuesday and any meals out on your own. Travel to Vermont is not included. The house is 1 hour, 20 minutes from Albany International Airport. There may be carpooling possibilities! We will hold a Zoom meeting before the trip to go over details and questions; we will also form a Facebook group.

PLEASE CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS!

Limit 8 participants. $1950 single occupancy, $1500 double occupancy. 

 

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