Painting in the Guadalupe river.

New Braunfels, United States

Experience hosted by Rachel

2 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 6 people
Private groups available for up to 8.
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

We will meet at Cypress Bend Park where I will have all materials and set up for a relaxing immersive painting experience. I will provide chairs, all art supplies and some light snacks and drinks. We will set up in the water, the river at this place is low enough to come right to the seat of a chair, the painting kits which I created are comfortable in your lap so that you can enjoy the cool of the water as you work on a painting of the beautiful cypress lined Guadalupe river. (For the winter months added, we will set up on the bank). I will provide art instructions as much as you like or as little and all ages and skill levels are invited. May also bring children or pets to play in the water during the session as long as you keep an eye on them for no extra charge. As well, may bring your own supplies or snacks if you like. The Guadalupe river is a source of endless inspiration; with the gentle shadows of clouds and cypress trees reflecting of the water, frequent birds and tubers can add splashes of life to your painting composition.
Other things to note
Please let me know of any concerns, I will always be available to communicate and want to make this a family friendly great experience.
We will meet at Cypress Bend Park where I will have all materials and set up for a relaxing immersive painting experience. I will provide chairs, all art supplies and some light snacks and drinks. We will set up in the water, the river at this place is low enough to come right to the seat of a chair, the painting kits which I created are comfortable in your lap so that you can enjoy the cool of the water as you work on a painting of the beautif…

What's included

  • Food
    A selection of light snacks, please let me know of allergens ahead of time
  • Drinks
    A cooler of mixed drinks including water and juices or tea.
  • Equipment
    Customized art kits and all supplies to create art works. All chairs and t...

Meet your Host, Rachel

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 23 Reviews
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Rachel Dziga is an American artist who spends her time teaching plein air workshops in both the beautiful Texas hill country and Tuscan countryside of Italy. She received her M.F.A in Florence Italy for Interdisciplinary Art and has exhibited internationally and participated in international artist workshops. As well she has recently been featured in the book: Women Makers of Arkansas; her home state. Her goal in teaching within nature is to encourage students to develop a skill for observing, to find peace in nature and to be free to create. She has taught all ages and skill levels in multimedia. She focuses on light, form and compositional tricks to help students improve skills quickly and have a lasting understanding of art techniques.
Rachel Dziga is an American artist who spends her time teaching plein air workshops in both the beautiful Texas hill country and Tuscan countryside of Italy. She received her M.F.A in Florence Italy for Interdisciplinary Art and has exhibited internationally and participated in international artist workshops. As well she has recently been featured in the book: Women Makers of Arkansas; her home state. Her goal in teaching within nature is to encourage students to develop a skill for observing…
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Where you'll be

Cypress Bend Creek is a secluded spot on the spring fed clear Guadalupe River lined with twisted giant cypress trees that create a canopy of foliage over the water. As well there is a play area and large park that is family friendly.

Rated 4.96 out of 5 from 23 reviews.

Carol
August 2021
We were so nervous because we had never painted before but it was an incredible location and Rachel made it so fun and easy. I loved it!!
Sherelle
August 2021
This tour was amazing! Rachel was so nice and knowledgeable. She paid attention to little details! Our dog even got to join in on the fun in this magical and peaceful location! Can’t wait to take more family and friends!
Melissa
July 2021
This was such a unique and fun experience for our family. Beautiful location. We agreed it has been the best part of our vacation!
Nathan
July 2021
What a great time! My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and decided painting in the river would be fun. Rachel made it AWESOME! She’s got great paints(from her travels/training in Italy), a great location for painting a fun personality and interesting stories. We can’t wait to do it again with friends or our kids!
Monica
June 2021
My nieces and I had a wonderful time. The experience was perfect, fun, beautiful location, organized and worth every cent. I will definitely do this again & bring friends back! Rachel was the perfect host!!!
Stephanie
June 2021
Painting with Rachel was the most amazing way to spend a Sunday morning!! She is a fantastic teacher. She made me feel so comfortable like there was nothing I could do wrong on the paper!! I have a new found joy for painting!!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Alcohol is allowed but no glass

Suitable shoes for rocky riverbeds