August 16, 2017

We had a full house of 20 artists for a weekend watercolor workshop with Uruguayan artist Alvaro Castagnet at the beginning of August. Aside from onsite painting around the Hudson River Valley, the workshop was also treated to a full birthday surprise for one of our attendees with balloons and a very special gluten free cake from a local bakery. Here’s a few things the students had to say about their experience;

As a day student, I liked seeing the Greenville Arms Inn very much, and was impressed with the quality of the paintings on the walls of the inn. Any of the staff that I happened to meet were very friendly and helpful.

Thank you so much for offering vegetarian options at lunch and dinner . . . plus making them gourmet! Gnocchi was magnifico; apple pie and chocolate chip cookies outstanding.”

Alvaro’s workshop exceeded my expectations! I was familiar with his paintings, and I had seen some of his videos, but to witness his painting, and his explanations he gave as he painted was dramatic and exciting and eye-opening. I greatly appreciated his opening lecture on his philosophy of art, which clarified for me my mission as an artist.

My stay at the Greenville Arms for the Alvaro Castagnet Watercolor Workshop has been a complete delight. I have a severe Gluten allergy complicated by other food allergy considerations, yet, for every meal Chef Mark LaPolla produced completely delightful gourmet meals that more than met my needs and made me feel so pampered and so welcome.

As always, we’ll share a few of the images we captured here on our blog, but encourage you to also check out the full gallery on our Facebook page. You can also scroll back in our Instagram feed to see what we captured during the class.

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