Final Announcements for the 2011 Black Hills Sketching Class


Dear Students — Well, a few short days and we will once again be
paintings in the beautiful Black Hills. We have about a dozen students
signed up for the class — some old timers, some brand new.

Most of the students are staying at the Black Hills Mile Hi Motel in
Custer, 244 Mount Rushmore Road, 605-673-4048. We are meeting there at
1:00pm on Monday to carpool to Legion Lake for our orientation session.
Joan says they have some space in their rooms for two people to a bed if
anyone wants to share (I am assuming this applies to female students,
unless you are a really cute guy, in which case send a recent photo).

We may run into some cool, rainy weather on a day or two so bring
appropriate clothes — I will explore some alternative painting sites if

There is still room in the class for a few more students, so if you have any friends who like to join us bring them along.

I am looking forward to a great week — see you soon — mark



Mark W. McGinnis*

– students will be accepted on beginning to advanced levels (advanced
students may also sketch in media other than watercolor – pastels,
charcoal, graphite, mixed media, etc.)

– Class Fee — $250.00

– contact Mark McGinnis — or 208-921-7189 for registration & fee payment

– minimal materials needed, a list will be given upon enrollment

– students will arrange their own lodging (camp, motel, friends, etc.)
some students are staying at the Mile High Motel in Custer

– all travel by private cars (car pool as much as possible)

– daily demonstrations – individual instruction throughout the day and
group discussions will take place on location at the end of each day

– optional group dinners and  evenings on your own

June 20-24, 2011  (tentative schedule)

Monday, June 20 –1:00pm orientation – gather at the Black Hills Mile Hi
Motel, Custer SD — 1:30pm carpool to Legion Lake in Custer State Park
for demonstration and sketching

Tuesday – June 21 – All day sketching at Horse Thief Lake and Black Elk Wilderness Trail

Wednesday – June 22 – All day sketching in Spearfish Canyon

Thursday – June 23 – All day sketching in French Creek Area

Friday – June 24 – 8:30am – noon – sketching at Peter Norbeck Scenic Overlook

2 thoughts on “Final Announcements for the 2011 Black Hills Sketching Class

  1. Awww, you will be in my home territory! 🙂 Well, maybe I will say hi one day 🙂
    Have a wonderful time, the Hills are gorgeous and maybe, just maybe you will get sunshine! Firing a kiln this week, hoping for a good bunch to take to the Farmers Market on Saturday 🙂
    take care!

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