Joseph Paquet painting Studio

2017 Catalina Island 5-Day Workshop

Monday, January 16th thru Friday, January 20th

This is a great way to beat the winter blues and learn some great things along the way!

Schedule for the week:

  • Sunday, Jan 15th Orientation Dinner (Steve's Steakhouse, 6:30pm)
  • Monday, Jan 16th Lecture & Demo
  • Tuesday, Jan 17th Painting Avalon Harbor
  • Wednesday, Jan 18th Painting Avalon Harbor
  • Thursday, Jan 19th Trip to Shark Harbor, (Back side of island) weather permitting
    $20-25 bus fee for round trip (cost depends on the number of students going)
  • Friday, Jan 21st painting from high points above Avalon Harbor

Cost: $850, make checks payable to: Joseph Paquet Studio, LLC.
Transportation, Meals and Hotel are the responsibility of each student.

Airline Tickets: I recommend an early morning flight to Orange County Airport (John Wayne) as you will need a shuttle and boat. Plan to arrive on Saturday or Sunday.
* Remember, you will need a plane, shuttle and boat, so apportion your time accordingly.

Shuttle and Boat to Catalina Island: You can save by getting both tickets through Karmel Shuttle 1.888.995.7433.

The shuttle takes approximately 1 hour to “The Landing” at Long Beach for the Catalina Express Boat. You must be there 1 hour prior to boat departure and off-season boat departures are reduced so call for schedule.

Hotel: Villa Portofino

Villa Portofino has given the group reduced reduced rates and is holding a block of 16 rooms for us but rooms need to be reserved early.

  • Rooms are under the name Joe Paquet, be sure to mention this for the special rate
  • Rooms will be blocked from Saturday, January 16 to Saturday, January 23.
  • Queens $65 weekday and $105 weekend
  • Kings $75 weekday and $125 weekend
  • Suites and Deluxe rooms receive a 10% discount
  • Room Tax Rate: 12%
  • Room block will be held up to 30 days prior to arrival
  • Payment is will be taken 30 days prior to arrival
  • You can ship boxes ahead and Villa Portofino will hold them for you
  • Sending boxes to hotel: best to ship a week prior to your arrival, as weather can affect Island deliveries.

Contact: John @ 310.510.0555 Ex 122


Required Materials List

  • Good Field Easel or Tripod based Pochade Box
  • Painting Umbrella (Artwork Essentials in Irvine California has the best I've used)
  • Paints:
  • White – Cremnitz or Titanium (your choice)
  • Cadmium Yellow Light  (Old Holland or Rembrant)
  • Cadmium Yellow  (Winsor Newton)
  • Cadmium Orange  (Winsor Newton)
  • Cadmium Scarlet or Cadmium Red Light  (Winsor Newton)
  • Alizarin Crimson  (Winsor Newton)
  • Manganese Blue  (Old Holland or Bloxx)
  • Cobalt Blue  (Winsor Newton)
  • Ultramarine Blue  (Winsor Newton)
  • Ivory Black  (Winsor Newton)
  • Raw Umber  (Winsor Newton.  For Toning Panels)
  • Pthalo Green  (Old Holland or Gamblin)
  • Painting Medium – 50/50 Mixture of Cold Pressed Linseed Oil & Gamsol or Turpenoid.  (Keep in a separate bottle)
  • Palette Cups
  • Paper Towels
  • Garbage Bags
  • Palette Knives (2)
  • Brushes  - Long Bristle Flats or Filberts  (Two each, #2, #4, #6, #8, #10)
  • Panels  (your choice)  Sizes:  8x10”,  9x12”,  11x14”, 12x16”  (or metric equivalent) 

Plan on two paintings each day. Panels should be toned with a light imprimatura of Raw Umber & White. As for value, think Mocha!

  • Suggested:
  • Brush Washer (Be sure to keep it double bagged in ziplock bags)
  • Sennelier Gel 'N Dry – This is ideal to mix with your white when traveling to ensure bringing home dry panels.
  • Panel Box – to safly transport panels
  • Sunscreen

To Register for the Catalina Workshop

Enrollment is limited, so do not hesitate to register. Registration forms (available here) must be completed in full and accompanied by a check to reserve your position in class.