Telagio Baptista
Exploring Watercolor

Sep 4 - Sep 9

4 Teaching Days

Description

DAY 1:
DISCOVER THE JOY OF PAINTING IN 1-COLOR
Instructor demo/mentoring students to develop their own body of work from concept to a finished painting.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
– Taking one color (black) to a higher level of a magical painting
– How the use of one color to create the shape, composition, and tonal values from light to dark – a monochromatic painting

DAY 2:
EXPLORE HOW 3-COLORS CAN BE MAGICAL
Instructor demo/experience the joy and a sense of harmony in your painting without a multitude use of colors.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
– Less is more with three primary colors – Red, Yellow, and Blue
– How 3-colors can create a rainbow of inviting colors 

DAY 3:
THE JOY OF PAINTING FLOWERS
Instructor demo/experience the various blending techniques of each flower.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
– How to keep your painting alive
– Adding various techniques that will add intrigue and emotion to your painting 

DAY 4:
NO-FEAR PORTRAITS
Instructor demo. It sounds daunting, but it’s not! Watercolor is a magical medium that has no creative boundaries.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
– Painting realism to impressionism through various techniques and styles
– How to render hair, skin blending, tonal values, and details
I will provide several subjects the students can choose to paint from each day. Students can also offer several portraits or their favorite pet to paint from (B&W’s on bond paper and full-color 8-1/2″x11″ prints or larger).

Biography

Telagio Baptista is a recent transplant to Omaha, Nebraska. He was born and raised in Northern California.

Telagio has taken a winding and adventurous path to becoming a full-time professional watercolor artist. He owned a graphic design studio in Hawaii for 20 years, and was a concertmaster violist for a symphony. A professional golfer touring the South Pacific before returning to his ultimate passion – painting.

Telagio developed a love for the visual arts at a young age. His high school paintings won national awards. He was awarded a scholarship to the Fine Art Institute in San Francisco and finished his education at California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, California.

His paintings have won regional, national, and international juried art competitions. Telagio is a portrait, figurative, cityscape, and seascape watercolor artist displaying various atmospheric painting techniques using a limited palette. He often utilizes negative space to allow his images room to “breathe” and to express a specific feeling and mood. For Telagio, every image is an attempt to tell a story.

Telagio works solely with watercolor. “Watercolor is magical, an exotic medium with no creative boundaries.” His images vary from realistic to somewhat more impressionistic.

Fees

If 12 or more students attend class (all teaching days): $595
If 11-10 students attend class (all teaching days): $675
If 9-8 students attend class (all teaching days): $790
If 7-6 students attend class (all teaching days): $990
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Room & One Dinner Fee plus tax: $475
(There are 5 nights’ accommodations included in the “Room & One Dinner Fee” listed above.)

Itinerary

Monday, September, 4
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 Room and Meal Package. $27 additional for day students.)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday – Sept 5-8
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

Friday, Sept 8
9:00 a.m. – Noon Class in Session
NOON Champagne Toast & Dessert (included in package)
Lunch On Own
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Class in Session

Saturday, Sept 9
Depart – check-out time is 10:00

Optional Events – Sign Up Required / Subject to Change:
Tuesday 5:00 p.m. Dine-Around Dinner (Depart from Lodge Lobby)
Tuesday 7:00 p.m. S’more Roast (no charge)
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 $40 per night for accommodations. Costs for box lunches and dinners are additional.

COVID Precautions

For the 2023 season, all artists should be prepared to abide by current CDC recommendations.