Women’s Watercolor Workshop in Labyrinth Canyon

A Float with Heart: Green River through Labyrinth Canyon FUNdraiser with the Great Old Broads – Sept 3-7, 2020

A float of a lifetime! Treat yourself to a women’s watercolor workshop with acclaimed artist Suze Woolf while you explore the amazing Utah landscape via the beautiful Green River. 

Broads has partnered with our friends at Holiday River Expeditions and special guests to create an experience of a lifetime—a float with heart. 

Artist Suze Woolf will guide you as you create watercolor memories of this stunning landscape. With informal outdoor sessions, you’ll be introduced to foundational watercolor methods with daily demonstrations and frequent opportunities to practice them. Watercolor is one the most rapid and portable of all painting media, so it’s perfect for a raft trip. Five days on this glorious stretch of river will be filled with art, exploration, and yoga, too! Restore and inspire your spirit on this truly unique trip.

Express your deepened appreciation for this gorgeous canyon through your paintings, learn new watercolor techniques, and practice while workshopping with a professional. You’ll be accompanied by a Broads’ staff member who will share stories of the ongoing efforts to protect this iconic landscape.

All food, life jackets and waterproof river bags are included. You can bring your own sleeping bag and tent or rent a kit from us.  You’ll receive a shopping list for your required watercolor supplies and all that’s left to pack is your sense of adventure and love of wild places!

What makes Labyrinth Canyon so special? Check out our Insider’s Guide.

$1450 per person plus tips for the guides

A portion of your registration will be generously donated by Holiday River Expeditions to Great Old Broads for Wilderness. Suze Woolf has graciously donated her time and expertise for this adventure.

Open to 19 registrants

 

Suze Woolf FacilitatorAbout Suze Woolf

Suze studied ceramics and printmaking at the University of Washington. Though known as a watercolorist, she explores a wide range of media from painting, paper-casting, artist books, and pyrography to installation—sometimes all together.

She has exhibited throughout the Pacific Northwest but also in Utah, British Columbia, Maryland, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Washington DC. Her work is in regional public collections as well as many private ones. She has curated a large travelling exhibit, juried competitions for municipalities and artist organizations, and contributed work to non-profit fundraising. An installation of her burned tree portraits is touring museums until 2022.

She has received grants, stipends and exhibits from Artist Trust, Shunpike, The Entrada Institute, Zion Natural History Association, the Museum of Northwest Art, and the San Juan Islands Museum of Art. She has been artist in residence in Zion, Glacier, Capitol Reef, and North Cascades National Parks. She was a test artist resident at the Grand Canyon Trust’s remote Kane Ranch. 2019 was her seventh appearance in Zion’s annual plein air invitational. She has also been an invited resident at art colonies such as the Banff Centre, the Vermont Studio Center, Willowtail Springs, Jentel Foundation and Playa Summer Lake. Check out her Website and Blog.

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Trip Overview

  • Type:

    Rafting

  • Location:

    Canyonlands National Park

  • Length:

    5 Days

  • Dates:

    Sept 3-7, 2020

  • Meet at:

    Green River, Utah @ 8:00 am

  • Difficulty:

    Beginner

  • Min. Age:

    5

  • Deposit:

    300

Highlights

  • Learn the art of watercolor with Suze Woolf
  • Easy, calm water perfect for kayaks and SUPs
  • Beautiful, classic red rock canyon country
  • Unique hiking opportunities in countless side canyons
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Rates & Dates

5 Day

  • Adult:
  • $1450
  • Youth:
    18 and under
  • $1450
  • Senior:
    65 and older
  • $1450
  • Group:
    10 or more
  • $1450
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2020
  • Sept
  • 3-7

Itinerary

Situated due north of Canyonlands National Park, Labyrinth Canyon guides the Green River gently south through Navajo and Wingate sandstone. Float past the confluence with the San Rafael River and deeper into designated wilderness. The take out point for Labyrinth is at Mineral Bottom, just a few miles upstream of Stillwater Canyon and the national park boundary. Travel 68 river miles from the town of Green River to Mineral Bottom through abundant, arid beauty and wide open spaces for night sky viewing.

Typical Itinerary

Day 1:

Meet at Holiday River Expeditions headquarters in Green River, Utah, at 8:00 a.m. Mountain Time. Pack your dry bags and pick up any last minute items at our store (see our packing checklist for items you can pick up in Green River). We’ll start our trip just across the bridge at the Green River State Park. The put in marks a spot that was once used as a crossing for explorers and settlers traveling on the Spanish Trail. The trip begins peacefully as the river winds through the lowlands past Crystal Geyser and Dellenbaugh Butte.

Days 2–4:

The river quietly enters Labyrinth Canyon near Ruby Ranch and the confluence with the San Rafael River. With each mile the surrounding cliffs become more dramatic. Hikes include wandering along the ephemeral stream that flows at the bottom of  Three Canyon, and climbing to the saddle of Bowknot Bend, where the river travels in an eight-mile loop only to return to within 100 yards of where it started. Check out historic inscriptions in several places. Find markings left by Norm Nevills, Buzz Holmstrom, the Kolb brothers, and the elusive French fur trapper, Denis Julien. Each night we’ll turn our gazes upward and listen to stories about the constellations and use binoculars and a laser pointer to find the Andromeda Galaxy and build a mental map in the sky.

Day 5:

Enjoy one last morning of coffee and breakfast on the river. We’ll float the last handful of miles to the take out at Mineral Bottom, with one more stop for lunch and a short hike at Hell Roaring Canyon. The drive out of the canyon from Mineral Bottom is absolutely spectacular, as we climb up a series of steep switchbacks that were literally carved out of the canyon wall! We’ll aim to be back at our Green River warehouse between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Please keep in mind that this is a sample itinerary and may not be the exact trip you will experience. You may go on different hikes and explore slightly different parts of the canyon. This is just meant to give an idea of what the trip will be like. It could also be exactly what you do. Keep an open mind, be flexible, go with the flow, and enjoy!

One of the advantages of a river trip is the flexibility of the daily itinerary. It can vary widely from one trip to the next based on group desires, campsite availability, Mother Nature, and courtesy for other groups on the river. This sample itinerary illustrates a trip through Labyrinth Canyon on the Green River: one of the most spectacular canyons within the Colorado Plateau!

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