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Private Sessions

Private Sessions

Just call me to schedule a time for me to sit down with you, conjour up what you’d like to focus upon and then, I’ll craft a specific 2 hour class just for you! It’s one of my favorite arrangements with those I have the privilege of helping along the watercolor path. Contact information at my website, http://elainefrenett.com, or in my listing at Southern Oregon Artists Resource.

Monthly Journaling Clinic 2017 Update

Art Journal Page - Streets Aglow

Art Journal Page – Streets Aglow

Monthly Journaling Clinic

I continue doing my fun and successful monthly, Visual Art Journaling Clinic in my Ashland Art Center Studio! Each 3rd Friday, 3-5pm we gather for an new topic with first a quick demo, then all you have your hand at it in these intimate yet relaxed class. Call me to reserve your space (541-944-2196)to come along and play!

Women’s Retreats

Women’s Retreats

Alpine Celebration

Our August Women’s Alpine Celebration this year was beyond my wildest dream of success. Our cozy group was dazzled by a new chef (“Bear”, by name, in photo), sparked creatively making “everyday a surprise” (to quote one participant) and swooned by personal time enough to even practice one’s mandoline (honest, “I swear”)! And I won’t even go into what happened after the retreat!

2018

Dates for next year’s retreat will be between August 5-16th! Mark your calendars to be included in this limited space sweet Lake Alpine Resort experience.

Traveling Conversations at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, January 2018

California Coastal Clouds, by Elaine Frenett

California Coastal Clouds, Landscape in watercolor by Elaine Frenett

Traveling Conversations
January 2018 at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Gallery III, I’ll be presenting with my dear peer artists, Jean Warren and Floy Zittin, our continuting project, of over 10 years, mailing visual exchanges in paintings (two forms: 5×7 inch individual statements – over 150 – and our collaborative large sheet watercolor pieces). More news to follow.

Traveling Conversations  Show - Art Journal Page - Traveling Conversations Reception

2012 Traveling Conversations Reception

Ashland Open Studios Tour

Ashland Open Studios Tour
Because I’ve moved to Talent I’m FINALLY able to participate in Open Studios. Do come by October 14-15th, 11-5pm. Here’s a handy map and I’ll be doing a demo Saturday at 3pm should you want to catch me in the act!

Inner Bridges Show, Ashland Art Center

Inner Bridges show, Elaine FrenettInner Bridges
Opening October 5th, 5-8pm, for Ashland Art Center‘s Artwalk is my newest experimental work. I’m pairing up with Janette Brown, testing with our creative process how to bring the new and unpredictable to life.

Relishing Our 2017 Retreat

T’was just like yesterday when I close my eyes. I can see the brilliant sun warming to 3GRPWalkDrwalpine lake beaches and granite, the giggles as we attempted to sketch standing under fragrant evergreens or devouring the crazy decadent and luscious peach cobbler. Did I mention we had a new chef, Bear, that was devoted to the energy of the food? Gave thanks when it was delivered, allowed no cussing while working and knew healing qualities of foods! It was so remarkable – the whole magical and unplanned serendipity of it!

Sparkling blue skies visited us each day with the exception of a thunderous errupting of a storm6DessertEopenmoutn

 

welcoming us our very first evening.

And the creative dance – oh YES! We traveled from JrnlEsDuelingDemorealism to self-abstraction and experimental processes. Words were discussed and portrayed in poetry AND, in images. Could you guess what my sketch is suggesting? We invented our very own stamp images and carved them. Time intensive process but you can see the happy results!

 

And most magical always for me, is the weaving together of the women in shared ideas, varying points of view, artistic suggestions and JrnlEsAbstractassistance, garnering insight and understanding, diving into the joy and pain of being human … and eventually … growing new friendships. All these subtle gifts that can never be planned nor controlled.

This “Women’s Alpine Celebration” really was just that – a celebration of nature’s reverence, creative explosions, daily surprises and our shared humanity as women.

Many thanks to all of you who took part. You gave me the beautiful recharge for continuing these retreats at Lake Alpine (as I was Group-dogCRPDfeeling doubtful after health challenges and feeling no inspiration 3ExPtgDonnaSmilin'at times). So, with new vigor Jean Warren and I have already planned the 2018 retreat and encourage you to consider joining us next year between August 5-16. Honest, you won’t want to miss it if the elements I’ve mentioned interest you!

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2012 ~ Painting Autumn’s Color … On Site

2012 ~ Painting Autumn’s Color … On Site

3-Day Watercolor Workshop With Elaine Frenett

Dreamy, color-splashed fall landscapes meander throughout the Rogue Valley. Come sample how to transfer your autumn into watercolor richness. We’ll work with Plein Air painting but processes applicable for journals too.

  • Date: October 12th, 13th & 14th
  • Time: 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm
  • Location: Eden Vale Winery, 2310 Voorhies Road, Medford, OR
  • Fee: $60 per day or $160 all 3 days.

Materials list upon registration. Registration or questions: elainefrenettatlivedotcom or call Elaine at 541-944-2196

Early Bird Bonus for 2017 Alpine Art Retreat EXTENDED to July 15!!

Early Bird Bonus for 2017 Alpine Art Retreat EXTENDED to July 15!!

We have extended our Early Bird bonus (2 additonal free nights) if you register before July 15th. We have only 2 remaining spaces, so we just need two more amazing women! Call Elaine Frenett at: 541-944-2196 to register

2017 Alpine Art Retreat Objectives and Summary

dscn5363A guided exploration for wonder-filled women.

Following last year’s “full to over-flowing” attendance, we have reshaped our intentions. Jean and I would like to direct our energies to more quiet moments allowing more personal discovery. With that purpose in mind, we have limited retreat participation to just eight (including two instructors), and is all inclusive of lodging, meals and workshops. With this experience, unique in its quiet reflection and playful interaction…you will discover how to combine eyes and mind with heart!

To explore how images and words and spirit stir together within us as creatives and take time to understand and direct those urges.

In this cradle of deep connecting, inquisitive women, nature’s still wonder, and expanded self-awareness, you will explore journaling and how it relates to the art of watercolor.

For a select number of curious women who feel invigorated in the rustic beauty of a mountain setting!

Each year our format is reinvented to inspire both leaders and participants. This intimate venue encourages individual introspection and shared connection while nature’s quiet insists upon acknowledgement and wonder.

  • Held at the Lake Alpine Resort in Bear Valley, California. Map of location: 300wlakesshore2http://www.mapquest.com/maps?city=Lake%20Alpine&state=CA
  • Begins Tuesday evening (August 22, 2017)
  • Ends Sunday afternoon (August 27, 2017)
  • Everyday (six days) includes programs in painting, journaling and writing – all
    processes of discovery.
  • There are two instructors for the full program time (Elaine Frenett and Jean Warren)
  • Location is at the wonderful Lake Alpine Resort.
  • The cabins include full kitchen & bathroom facilities, plus a sunny deck with a sparkling lake view.
  • Our playful gathering is held in two rustic, spacious and fully stocked cabins, lovingly named the “Ponderosa” and “Sequoia.”
  • In keeping with our back-to-camp playfulness (yes, there could be s’mores!), the300wbobbiedemo
    sleeping arrangements are bunkhouse style (e.g., shared rooms where each person has their own bed). We love how this fits in with the spirit of the retreat. Yet at the same time there are two private rooms available too. All share bathroom.
  • Meals are included. We may dine at our cabin or at the Resort dining area or deck. We’ll begin with light breakfast fare accompanied by tea, coffee and juice, and later we partake of a relaxed and refreshing lunch. Evening meals will find us embracing our chef’s creativity – perhaps on our private deck.
  • Participants with special menu needs are welcome to bring along their preferences. We make every effort to accommodate special diets, within resources. With two fully equipped kitchens you can attend to your personal pleasure too.Luscious, Refreshing Lunch
  • Amidst the formal instruction and programs you have ample time for hiking and private reflection.
  • One day we will hike or travel to a new sketching destination. Immersing ourselves in the wonder of the outdoors and fresh territory.
  • This all inclusive retreat is $1,750.00 for shared rooms, which includes lodging, food, activities, and instruction.
  • If you want to upgrade to a private room (shared bath), add $600.00. You can keep
    private as you like.
  • 300wsequoiaprvtroomIn addition to your personal items, bring your favorite paint brushes, paint and
    stretched or mounted water media paper, canvas and/or your journal/sketchbook. If you have questions about materials, please call or write.

The days are summer warmed, while cooling evenings are cozy and thoughts turn to introspection.

Add 2 Free Nights!

300wbobbiechipmunkSign up by June 15, 2017 (as space remains, remember there are only 6 slots) and will be treated to 2 nights added for free.

The Alpine Art Women’s Retreat with lodging, meals and workshops is a wonderful value at $300.00 per day.

Yet, sign up now and with the added bonus of two free nights your retreat is only $219.00 per day.jeansmosquiteprwpainting300

Staying two more days makes a perfect stay. These two free days are a great way to practice what you’ve learned, to get out and explore, and to savor the friendships made. Here is how one of our creatives explored our free day at Mosquito Lake, near Ebbets Pass.

Just imagine, a full five days of workshops and then the treat of two more joyful days of exploration.

If you like the idea of lingering until Tuesday (instead of leaving around noon Sunday), then sign up today to reserve your space by calling Elaine at: 541-944-2196.

Emerging

Image of 'Emerging,' an experimental watercolor painting by artist Elaine Frenett. Artist, illustrator and art journaling teacher, Elaine facilitates a yearly art journaling retreat for women in Lake Alpine, California and teaches classes in watercolor, plein air painting and journaling in southern Oregon's beautiful Rogue Valley. Explore elainefrenett.com to learn more about the artist and view galleries of her artwork.

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