Sunday, May 26, 2013

Volunteer Teaching at Clearwater Camp in Minocqua, WI

Arts and Crafts Building at Clearwater Camp for Girls, Minocqua, WI 7 x 9.5" on 90 lb Wet media Strathmore

Sleeping Cabin Clearwater Camp 3.5 x 4.5"

Bio submitted for the Clearwater Camp website: 

Ginny Stiles will be a featured guest artist this summer at Clearwater Camp for girls in Minocqua, WI.
She is a Floridian now but she hails from Wisconsin originally, attending Beloit College for her undergrad work and the U of Wisconsin at Whitewater for her master's degree.  She summers in Lac du Flambeau, WI where she and her husband enjoy having their 12 grandchildren visit them.  Retired now for 14 years from elementary school teaching in the Lake Geneva, WI area, she has embraced watercolor as her primary medium and travel journals as a way to record impressions of those travels and adventures.  She also works in pen and ink, mixed media, and acrylic and you can find all these mediums on her blog at
"En plein air"  (in the out of doors) has been one of her favorite ways to paint. Ginny (known as Cricket at camp) will be introducing the girls to "tube" watercolors mixed on a palette in combination with ink and enjoyed en plein air.  

Note: I will be teaching the introductions in the upper level of the arts and crafts building sketched at the top.  These are just rough hand drawing ink sketches done from photos I took yesterday since I did not have time to actually sit down and paint there.  
Obviously the building is located in a fantastic place right out over the water with a darling walking bridge out to the islands on one side.  From the windows we will see the sailboats coming and going and waterskiing.  Down below is the tennis court right on the lake side.  You can google Clearwater Camp Minocqua, WI and they have a wonderful website with a "virtual tour" of the campus.  The first class I teach is June 24.    

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