Sorry. Contrary to the title’s suggestion, you’re not going to get any dirt on my childhood growing up in Belleville, Illinois. Another cheap ploy, I’ll admit, in trying to grab your attention. Summer is however a time when the kids are out of school, heading off to camps, and having lots of fun. On the other hand, adults seem to be cheated out of all the summer excitement. For many of us, work continues to get in the way. So I have to ask, where are the fun camps and vacations for the grown-ups?
This year I am leading an art camp in Ontario Canada at Cat Island Lodge. (Check out the photos above) From July 23rd – 30th students will be painting the splendor of Canada on Trout Lake. This will be a “Plein Air” painting camp. Each day we will be traveling from the lodge by boat to a different location. We will take our provided Plein Air Painting easels and supplies and spend at least five hours painting the scene in front of us. We will then return to the lodge and have a daily art show for the other students, staff, and visitors to enjoy.
I can assure you that painting won’t be the only enjoyable part of the trip. Traditional freshly caught Walleye shore lunches will be on the menu as well as daily breakfasts and dinners prepared by the staff at Cat Island Lodge. There will also be time for fishing, relaxing, and being one with the great outdoors of Canada. If conditions are right, you may even be able to glimpse the beauty of the Northern Lights. There are still a few limited spots available so if you are interested, contact us and we will get the ball rolling.
Canadian Inspired Paintings
by Anthony J. Padgett