SPRING 2018 

Here are descriptions of where Mel will be teaching in the spring of 2018.  For specific information including class availability, class description, registration, tuition, etc., please contact the workshop organizers listed on the '18 Contact Info page.  

Mel's spring schedule begins in New York, New York  where he is once again looking forward to conducting an indoor workshop for the New York Open Center in Manhattan at the end of April. Founded in 1984, the Open Center is a unique place offering a wide variety of educational programs ranging from holistic health, self-development, and yoga & meditation to photography, music, and arts & creativity. With more than 300 programs, the Open Center is a wonderful place where people can enrich their lives. This workshop is scheduled on a Sunday, which makes it convenient for those who work during the week. Start off spring with a watercolor workshop!

Mel continues his spring schedule in Perry, Iowa where he will be conducting a three-day workshop in mid-May.  This indoor workshop is being hosted by the Iowa Watercolor Society and will take place on a Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  The Iowa Watercolor Society, which has an active membership of 150 artists, holds workshops with nationally and internationally known instructors. The Society also has juried exhibitions and traveling shows. Conveniently located just about an hour outside of Des Moines, the town of Perry is home to the historic and beautiful Hotel Pattee.  With its forty individually decorated and themed guest rooms, it is known as one of the finest boutique hotels in the world. Mel's workshops include daily demonstrations, one-on-one instruction, and class critiques. Workshop registration is open to members and non-members on a first come, first serve basis so don't wait to join.

Mel next travels to Montgomery, New York for a weekend workshop in early June, which is a great time of year for plein air painting. The village of Montgomery with its many historic homes, buildings, churches, and farms is located in the beautiful Hudson Valley.  The Wallkill River School, which is organizing this workshop, is a non-profit artists' cooperative that runs an art school and fine art gallery. This outdoor on location workshop in which Mel creates a casual, relaxed atmosphere is open to beginners to advanced painters so all are welcome to join. Scheduled on a Saturday and Sunday, this class is perfect for those who work during the week. You may join for one day or both days.  For inquiries and registration, contact the Wallkill River School.  

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                  MEL STABIN, AWS