Joyce Hicks

Clean and Simple Landscape Painting in Oil

June 9-14, 2019 (Four Teaching Days)

Joyce will teach you how to create beautiful landscape paintings in Oil using her clean and simple methods without the use of harsh solvents and mediums!! She will show you how painting “things” can lead to uninspiring results and how you can turn ordinary places into extraordinary scenes instead! She will share techniques and strategies that will appeal to beginners as well as seasoned artists looking for renewed inspiration. You will learn from clear explanation her reasoning behind artistic decisions and visually from step-by-step demonstrations. You will learn her steps for deconstructing complicated subjects using her unique methods for turning boring scenes into exciting works of art. Her passion and love for teaching will inspire and motivate in this fun, fast-paced workshop!

Following are just a few of the topics Joyce will cover:

  • how to simplify common elements found in the landscape into easy-to-paint shapes
  • how to declutter and streamline complicated landscape scenes for stronger compositions
  • how to create works of art using your photos for inspiration not to paint from
  • how to use your sketchbook to plan composition and value
  • how to achieve pure, clean, luminous results in your landscape paintings
  • how to use important strategies that will allow you to paint with confidence
  • how to paint solvent free with water-soluble oil paint
  • daily lectures and demonstrations
  • one-on-one instruction
  • something for every level
  • traditional oil painting material are welcome

Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes by Joyce Hicks is a best-selling book for those wishing to learn her simple methods for turning ordinary landscape scenes into extraordinary ones regardless of your chosen medium.

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Her sunny paintings have received international recognition and she is a three time award winner of the prestigious American Watercolor Society with Signature Membership Status. She travels frequently in search of beautiful places to paint, conducting national and international workshops, giving gallery talks and acting as an exhibition juror. Her work is widely published appearing in many of the popular Splash Series Books and Art Journey America: Landscapes to name a few. Her painting “Out Santa Rosa Creek Road” was chosen for the cover of Watercolor Artist Magazine along with a full-length feature story about her work and travel in April 2011. She has three feature length instructional DVDs and is the author of the popular book “Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes.”

This is a Studio Only Workshop.
Something for All Levels.

Joyce is also teaching "Transform Ordinary Places into Extraordinary Scenes with Watercolor" June 2-8, 2019

Workshop Fee plus tax per student:
If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $595
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $695
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $795
Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $400
(There are 5 nights' accommodations included in the "Room & One Dinner Fee" listed above.)
Cancellation Policy, Class Fees and Tiered Pricing Explained
A partial tuition scholarship is offered
Workshop Itinerary


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Workshop Itinerary

Sunday, 6/9
Check-In to your unit at Dillman’s (check-in time is 3:00)
5:00 Welcome Reception (included in package)
6:00 Dinner at Dillman's (included in package)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6/10-6/13
Breakfast On Own
9:00 a.m. - Noon Class in Session
Lunch On Own

Meals are on your own. All accommodations have cooking facilities. You may preorder box lunches and dinners for meals to be taken alone or with your group in: your studio, the lodge deck, cafe, or your accommodation. (Pre-ordering for lunches and dinners is required.)

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Thursday, 6/13
NOON Farewell Champagne Toast (included in package)

Friday, 6/14
Depart - check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events - Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
    Sunday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Monday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
    Monday 7:00 p.m. S'more Roast (no charge)

    Tuesday 8:00 a.m. Yoga
    Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

    Wednesday Noon & 4:00 p.m. Pontoon Ride on White Sand Lake (no charge)
    Wednesday 5:00 p.m. Moondeer & Friends Gallery Tour (no charge)
    Wednesday 6:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner

    Thursday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)

Dine-Around Dinners: Registration required at the front desk, meet at 5:00pm in the main lobby for carpooling.

Day students are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception (included in your package). You are also invited to join the class dinners (additional fee). PAL’s (Participants at large) can vacation at Dillman’s for $45 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.