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A few more photos from the trip to Capon Springs.  Here is the spring house.  The sign above the door says, “Capon Springs – called by local Indian tribes Cape-Cape-pe-pon (the healing waters) rises through 1600 feet of rock, the last 300 feet being sandstone-a natural filter.  The flow-100 gallons a minute – has been undiminished for centuries.  It’s origin unknown.” 

Wednesday night after Bingo they served a homemade pizza snack.  Yum.  It was made in their huge brick oven where they also make tons of bread which they serve at all meals.  Every morning at 8:30 the flag is raised in a ceremony and the National Anthem is sung proudly by all who attend.  Traditions are alive and well at Capon Springs.  It is such a beautiful place.

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Our final day of instructing at Capon Springs saw us working with Palette Knives.  Everyone was game to give it a try and we had fun creating some wonderful art.  Then we finally got a little time to relax and enjoyed a soak in the mineral waters at the spa.  What a treat….especially with a little Epson Salt thrown in to help the old arthritic knees.  We spent time at the Fish Pond and wandering around taking photos of this magical place and ended with the traditional weekly Bingo game. (I didn’t win.)

What a fun day!  If you get an opportunity (or you should make one) to come out to Capon Springs Resort and Farm you should jump at the chance.  It is an amazing place that is such a gift to enjoy.  Plan to come join us for the Spring Artist Retreat on May 20-24, 2018.  It will be a good excuse for you to get away and to discover all that Capon Springs has to offer!

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Yesterday at the Capon Springs Artists Retreat we created Paper Paintings.  And it was thrilling that so many came to give it a try….26 paper painters to be exact!  Terrific!!!  What fun we had creating wonderful animals, flowers and scenes using only torn and cut paper.

Then last night everyone displayed the work they have done since Sunday and we had live music for our “Art Show”.

It was terrific.  If you didn’t come to the Artists Retreat you should KICK YOURSELF!  It is so much fun.  The good news is we have dates for the one in the spring….May 20-24, 2018.  Mark your calendar NOW!

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We arrived yesterday afternoon at Capon Springs Resort and Farm for an artist Retreat that will run through Thursday.  Last night we had a Paint Party that was open to everyone…even if you had never painted before.  And I think we may have some converts!

I love it when people paint for the first time and find that they can really do it!  What fun…and we had some really nice paintings come out of this group.  Today we are setting up for our first session which is and Introduction to Painting.  While we have some people coming to the Retreat that have painted for years, we have many who are new to art.  There will be something for everyone.

And look…I’m the “Artist in Residence”.  Cool, huh??!!    It’s not too late.  If you are close enough and are interested you can join us.  Just contact Capon Springs for room availability.  It’s just $99 per night and includes 3 meals and all art instruction.  Bring your own supplies or use ours for a small supply fee.  You won’t regret it.  This place is AWESOME!  Did I mention the spa and mineral springs??!!

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20170610_064000Kids get Art Camp in the Summer and now adults have their own Camp coming up in October! Yeah!!!! We’ve been asked to teach at Capon Springs & Farms Resort from October 1 to 5, (Sunday to Thursday). You can come for one night or all four with this flexible schedule. The best part of coming is that the $99 per night includes 3 meals per day (made from scratch and some from the farm), art instruction and all other resort activities, except for golf and spa services. Bring your own art supplies and paint along. Or if you don’t have art supplies and you want to give it a try, there will be a small supply fee for the things you want to try. How easy is that?!

Capon Springs is such a beautiful place…lots of beautiful views and things to paint.  It’s like going back in time to a peaceful and relaxing place.  So put this on your calendar and contact Capon Springs right now to reserve a room. If you want to bring your spouse/partner there is plenty for them to do there too! Hiking, golf, spa services and more! You can paint in the mornings and enjoy the resort activities in the afternoon. Go to www.caponsprings.net or call (304) 874-3695 to register. We’ll see you there in October. We can’t wait!!!!

You can click this link to see the daily Art schedule. (Capon Springs Retreat Schedule final) We will feature instruction in acrylic, paper painting, palette knife painting and more…. and there will even be a demonstration one evening in spinning wool.  Try something new on these days, or if you already paint, you can work on whatever you prefer and get advice and instruction.  Contact Capon Springs now to register!

 

 

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The very first Paint Party ever at Capon Springs was a HUGE success!  The painters were terrific and did a fabulous job creating a beautiful work of art featuring the Band Stand at the Resort.

Capon Springs is an all inclusive family mountain resort …. and while it is only about 32 miles from Front Royal it seems a really long way away.  It’s like going back in time.  I told my friend who went last night to help with the Paint Party that it is “32 miles and 6 decades away”!  It’s wonderful.  You can learn more about it here.  We had a grand time enjoying dinner there before the Paint Party.  It was delightful to see all these multi-generational families sitting together passes plates and bowls of food around the table and having conversations while dining.  I am thrilled that Jonathan, one of the owners of this gem, has invited me to come back and teach again.

I’ll be back for another Paint Party and we will also be offering a multi disciplined Art Week in the Fall.  Stay tuned for more info soon.  You will definitely want to plan to go for a few days.

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The Main Lodge with Dining Room

The Main Lodge with Dining Room

Gazebo

Gazebo

Spring fed Pool

Spring fed Pool

Pavilion at Golf Course

Pavilion at Golf Course

Presidential Lodge

Presidential Lodge

Road passes right through property

Road passes right through property

Umbrellas by the door.  They think of everything.

Umbrellas by the door. They think of everything.

Yesterday I took a step back in time…at least it felt that way.  I visited Capon Springs Resort & Farm just a short 40 minute drive from Front Royal.  It’s an all-inclusive mountain resort featuring 19th century architecture and a wonderful camp layout where you park your car and walk around the grounds to everything you need from a spa to the spring fed pool to the all-you-can-eat dining hall to your rooms in one of several cabins or lodge buildings.  It was just delightful.  There are tennis and badminton courts, a golf course, shuffleboard and hiking trails.

I went in particular to see the layout as well as the meeting rooms because I am scouting a location to hold a retreat for The Studio.  I think I may have found it.  Be sure to check out Capon Springs by clicking here.  I am sure it’s not “the place” for everyone but if you like to enjoy a little slower pace and visiting with friends in an ideal setting, then it’s for you!

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