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Watercolor workshop on the waterfront!

Saugatuck, United States

Experience hosted by Cynthia

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, German

What you'll do

Saugatuck is my sanctuary and is filled with art and wonder. Rain or shine, we will keep warm with a hot bevvie or cool off with a cold one. The plan is to meet and go over watercolor basics- bring yourselves and I'll supply students with paper, paints + brushes.
Learn to paint the legendary tulips or become the Cezanne of Saugatuck- getting to act like a local and having a painting to take home! Whether it's brushing up on your old painting skills, learning to paint as a beginning or an outing with your friends- we will have fun!
Other things to note
no prior experience in watercolor painting necessary- wear comfortable shoes and clothes. The class will cancel if there are less than 3 guests booked. If you would like to book a semi private class for $300 and $200 respectively please contact me.
Saugatuck is my sanctuary and is filled with art and wonder. Rain or shine, we will keep warm with a hot bevvie or cool off with a cold one. The plan is to meet and go over watercolor basics- bring yourselves and I'll supply students with paper, paints + brushes.
Learn to paint the legendary tulips or become the Cezanne of Saugatuck- getting to act like a local and having a painting to take home! Whether it's brushing up on your old paintin…

Cynthia's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Equipment
    I'll provide brushes, watercolors and paper!
From $119
/ person

Meet your host, Cynthia

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 16 Reviews
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Hi! I am a designer, a painter and love nature-oriented travel. I also teach via zoom and host workshops in the Vail valley November to May should you be interested. I began my watercolor teaching after suffering an injury, I love yoga but was unable to do my traditional sports and was seeking a way to recover and recharge my spirits, I had no idea how much it helped me keep my mind off things I couldn’t control- so I began teaching others the same!
I moved to the Saugatuck area from Chicago and am very active in the arts- i am also a fifth generation "cottager".
I enjoy both watercolor and oil painting and my style is a fresh version of impressionism. My paintings and designs work their ways into my textile, carpet and lighting designs that have been commercially produced and sold around the world
Hi! I am a designer, a painter and love nature-oriented travel. I also teach via zoom and host workshops in the Vail valley November to May should you be interested. I began my watercolor teaching after suffering an injury, I love yoga but was unable to do my traditional sports and was seeking a way to recover and recharge my spirits, I had no idea how much it helped me keep my mind off things I couldn’t control- so I began teaching others the same!
I moved to the Saugatuck area from Chic…
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Where you'll be

We will meet at Retro Boat Rentals in Saugatuck.
Sites that are my favs will become yours to paint as you become a "local" for groups of 4-6 special site visits can be arranged (vineyards, big red lighthouse in holland, etc)
Rain or shine we will keep warm with a hot bevvie or cool off with a cold one :-)
We will paint en plein aire (outdoors) and learn techniques you and your friends can take home to share

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Claude
July 2019
While on vacation in Saugatuck, Michigan, in July 2019, our family took a watercolor class from Cynthia. We had a fantastic time! In addition to a great location to paint and fun learning the basics of watercolor painting, we each got one-on-one assistance in creating a painting that we were proud of. We are all going to continue painting and learning. Thank you!
While on vacation in Saugatuck, Michigan, in July 2019, our family took a watercolor class from Cynthia. We had a fantastic time! In addition to a great location to paint and fun…
Kerry
July 2019
Cynthia’s class was so much fun. She was wonderful at teaching basics (we had no painting experience) and being encouraging of all skill levels. It was fun painting outside in a beautiful location. It was an experience we will remember!
Christine
July 2019
Painting with Cynthia was a lovely experience. Her professional knowledge and friendly personality led this painting session to be one of my favorite experiences ever! Using Sagatauck as the background for your painting is a fun way of getting a very personalized souvenir.
Painting with Cynthia was a lovely experience. Her professional knowledge and friendly personality led this painting session to be one of my favorite experiences ever! Using Sagat…
Gail
July 2019
Fabulous experience!!! Our group of 3 had such a wonderful relaxing time with Cynthia. Her expertise, patience and encouragement were abundant. The next morning we received a text with pictures she had taken during our session. We had been so involved in creating our masterpieces we never stopped to take pics so this was a wonderful surprise!! Thanks Cynthia for a wonderful afternoon.
Fabulous experience!!! Our group of 3 had such a wonderful relaxing time with Cynthia. Her expertise, patience and encouragement were abundant. The next morning we received a te…
Mimi
July 2019
Cynthia makes it fun, takes a personal interest in you & sincerely wants you to have a fun & positive experience. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to exercise their creative side & is just looking for a fun way to spend your day. It is clear she is an expert, with a wealth & knowledge of experience to help anyone, at any level to make it a fun & learning experience.
Cynthia makes it fun, takes a personal interest in you & sincerely wants you to have a fun & positive experience. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to exercise their…
Susan
July 2019
Great experience, even for a beginner with nerves. Cynthia was warm and welcoming, frequent with her affirmations and clear in her teaching of style, flow and techniques. Nerves calmed down almost immediately with the presence of her warm and knowledgeable step by step approach. It was a very hot day but Cynthia was mindful of it and had ice water and shade ready for us to relax, enjoy and learn.
Great experience, even for a beginner with nerves. Cynthia was warm and welcoming, frequent with her affirmations and clear in her teaching of style, flow and techniques. Nerves ca…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    not much- hat, comfy clothes and shoes :-)