A Float with Heart: San Juan River FUNdraiser with the Great Old Broads on May 14–18 is Full
We are offering a second Women’s Watercolor Workshop with Michal Onyon, May 28–June 1!***
When was the last time you got together with a group of women and painted in watercolor? This fluid, lyrical art form is the perfect medium of expression for a San Juan River workshop. Treat yourself to 5 days of humbling canyon walls, playful rapids, delicate grottoes, and decidedly decent dining; all while digesting the canyon’s magic through art. We have enlisted the best when it comes to our artist in “river-dence”: Michal Onyon, who has married her stunning artwork with Holiday River Expeditions trips for over three decades.
This women’s watercolor workshop on the San Juan takes you to Utah’s southeastern corner, a wonderland of dramatic topography and archaeological treasures. This full five-day trip on the San Juan River (includes the upper and lower sections) is the easiest and best way to see this region. In its upper reaches, the “River Flowing from the Sunrise” eases past the cream-colored sandstone of Comb Ridge, ancient dwelling sites, and petroglyph panels. To the south, the river borders the present-day territory of the Diné (Navajo) People People and the Bears Ears National Monument (as established in December 2016). For thousands of years, the water of the San Juan River has meant life to various cultural groups; their artifacts still line the walls and side canyons of the river.
To learn more about this majestic river check out our new Insider’s Guide to the San Juan Here!
Michal Onyon’s en plein air watercolors of nature have been in gallery shows and were instrumental in awarding her an art residency in Zion National Park. These small, easy paintings are a creative visual of a moment of time observing land and light. To her, they are like zen postcards, where even sounds and the feeling of the air can be remembered. We rarely stay in one spot very long and for her, painting heightens looking closer and longer. In this journey, painting ability does not matter. We can all learn with each other. Come as you are and create in a beautiful place with us.
***This trip is a new offering for us because our 1st Great Old Broads for Wilderness trip is at capacity! We are thrilled that so many folks want to paint on a river and, therefore, are offering this second trip with the incredible Michal Onyon. That said, we will still take proceeds from this trip and donate it to GOB! If you’d like to support their critical work please follow this donation link here!