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Painter Carole Hillsbery
Workshop instructor and watercolor painter extraordinaire, Carole Hillsbery. Carole's use of white space and color.
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Two Workshops with Artist
Carole Hillsbery at McKenzie Orchards

This workshop is over, but please send us an email at mckenzieorchards@yahoo.com to be put on a list to attend a future workshop with Carole Hillsbery, or another artist. We will send you the announcement of future workshops.

Landscapes Workshop -- Thursday and Friday, May 16-17, 2013 and

Watercolor on Canvas Workshop Saturday and Sunday, May 18-19, 2013

Sign up for one or both workshops.

To reserve your space, call Innkeeper Karen Reid at 541-515-8153

Enrollment limited to a total of 20 artists, each workshop.

Don't be left out. Book your space now.

The Workshop Instructor

Carole Hillsbery is a highly accomplished watercolorist who now lives in Florence, OR. Carole describes herself a “shape maker” starting with large fresh washes of color and working toward smaller, more intense shapes and colors that define the subject. She is an impressionist in her approach to her work which has been described as "meticulously imprecise" as she thoughtfully and carefully builds shapes to represent her subject.

Carole is a signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies and the Arizona Watercolor Association. She is a juried member of the Arizona Art Alliance and the Arizona Artist Guild and a new juried member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon. She was recently elected to the Northwest Watercolor Society.

Landscape Workshop (May 16-17, 2013)

Carole will demonstrate her approaches to using white space, colors, shapes and values to achieve stunning compositions, with the subject matter of McKenzie Orchards scenes.

Springtime is glorious for painting at our scenic 5-acre property on the McKenzie River near Springfield and Eugene. Trees leafing and budding, riot of spring flowers in bloom, in short -- a painter's palette.

Watercolor on Canvas Workshop (May 18-19,2013)

Carole will show you how watercolor translates beautifully to canvas. She will demonstrate how to adapt your skills to this medium, and how to preserve the paintings so they can be simply framed, without glass.

Daily Itinerary

9 am - noon Workshop
Noon-1 pm. Lunch
1 pm - 4 pm. Workshop
5-6 pm. evening wine and snacks (inn guests only)
6:30 pm. Bistro supper (optional) (for inn guests only)

Enrollment Options and Pricing

Choose Landscape Workshop -- $200 includes two full-days workshop, luncheon, snacks and facility fee both days.
Choose Watercolor on Canvas Workshop -- $200 includes two full days workshop, luncheon, snacks and facility fee both days.


Be an artist in residence and enjoy all the benefits and comforts of an inn stay at beautiful McKenzie Orchards B&B
Any room single or double occupancy (couples) $150 per night includes evening wine and appetizers, gourmet breakfast each morning.
Any room shared occupancy (two participants not sharing a bed) $90 per person per night.
Two-night minimum stay required, either Wednesday/Thursday night or Friday/Saturday night (or both).

Evening meals

A light bistro supper evening meal can be added for $22/person per meal for inn overnight guests and spouses only, on Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday night. Suppers must be requested at time of workshop booking to be added to the package.


Attendance Either workshop can be cancelled if fewer than 8 attendees sign up by May 1, 2013. If a workshop is cancelled, all deposits will be refunded.
Deposit 50% of the total fee (workshop, overnight accommodations, if using) is due at the time of booking, and will be charged to a credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover) or can be paid by check.
Cancellation Cancellation until April 25 -- your deposit is fully refundable. Cancellation April 25 through May 5; a cancellation fee of $50 (workshop) or $100 (workshop and overnight stay) will be charged. Cancellations after May 5 will receive no refund.
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