Big Bold Bloom Wild Painting Workshop

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  • with Lynn Whipple
  • August 14th -16th, 2020
  • Lincolnton, NC

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  • About

              Retreat Schedule: 

              August 14th -16th, 2020

    Friday 10 - 5
    Saturday 10 - 5
    Sunday 10 - 4

    ****All supplies are included****
    What you can expect: 
    Fast and fun drawing exercises, step by step painting instruction and lots of demonstrations and discussion about design. We will work in layers on our paintings, adding color and energy to each layer, often spinning the canvas, spattering and dripping! 
    We will play with the vibration of colors against each other, such as brights against neutral tones and we will place complimentary colors next to each other in our drawing and painting as well. And finally, we will bring our paintings to a finish by organizing our background and foreground areas and adding additional drawing, and special small details. 
    You will enjoy an atmosphere of playful experimentation, encouragement, one-on-one attention and a great group of artists to paint with. There will be music and possible dancing…I can’t wait!  

    * NOTE : Students staying with us in our on-site accommodations will also receive continental breakfast, Chef prepared dinner, unlimited access to studios & art supplies, and on-site amenities. To inquire about on-site lodging contact or call 704.240.8076 for availability and pricing. 

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What airport do I fly into?

    Charlotte Douglas Airport in North Carolina

    Do I need to rent a car?

    We offer complimentary rides (at specified times) to and from the airport and shuttle you each day to the studio. For more info, click here.

    Where do I stay?

    You can either book a room at our new studio or get a special rate with one of our hotel partners.

    To book a room at our studio, email or call us at 704-240-8076 or For more info on rooms, click here.

    To book a room with a special rate with our hotel partner, see below:

    Quality Inn (located 2 miles from Donna Downey Studios)
    1550 E Main St, Lincolnton, North Carolina, 28092
    Phone: +1-623-432-0782
    Book Here

    Hampton Inn (located 2 miles from Donna Downey Studios)
    129 Roper Drive, Lincolnton, North Carolina, 28092
    Phone: +1-704-736-2000
    To register online for the special event rate, click here or call and use Donna Downey Studios corporate code 0002759994

    What is the cancellation policy?

    Purchased class spots are non-refundable. In the event that you cannot attend, and the workshop is sold out, please email to be put in contact with the first person on the waiting list. From there, the payment must be worked out between both parties. If there is no waiting list, we are unfortunately unable to provide any refund or credit.

    If you would like to enroll in a workshop that has been sold out,
    please send an email to and you will be put on a waiting list.
    Questions? Contact