Visit or Paint with Jan

Visit and/or Paint with Jan  – for a morning, a day or a week!

It is my very real pleasure to welcome you who want to visit and/or paint with me. And I offer below several ways to do it.

As a watercolor teacher and writer, I love the power of color as well as words. My very simple home at Casa de Corazon allows me to do both. From my open-air studio I can see the lush valley and the city below while the thermal updrafts enable the Swallow-tailed Kites and various Vultures to soar just beyond. And oh the colors! I feel drenched in it year around – the flowers, the vibrantly colored tanagers at the feeder and the tropical light. Even from my indoor office computer, I can continue to see it all while I look up from my writing.

Painting with Jan

Painting for a morning with Jan

Outdoor kitchen and studio

This is perfect for the person who is already in San Isidro and just would like to have a private morning painting session with Jan in her studio.

$150 / person

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

All levels welcome and Jan will help with whatever you want to focus on in watercolor. Plus – we will have a great time doing it!

Testimonial for a Private Painting Instruction

I found Jan on the internet through a Costa Rica website a few years before I actually met her but she was always at the back of my mind as someone I would love to meet and learn from. Jan is a warm, caring and deep person who shares not only her invaluable expertise in art and color but also her very interesting amazing story as a person. Jan paints with her mind and her heart. Her instinct and knowledge in color was very eye opening and profound. What I like most about Jan’s style is her boldness of color and vivid portrayals of nature and the environment. Jan was very approachable and down to earth. I look forward to continuing my education in art with Jan next year when I return for my “winter” in Costa Rica. Thanks Jan!

Paula Saskatchewan, Canada 2013

Testimonial for a Private Painting Instruction

Painting 1 – 4 Days at Casa de Corazon with Jan

$335/day/person for 1 – 4 days
Cabina  (Double occupancy at reduced rate)

$350/day/person for 1 – 4 days
Casa Tranquila (Double occupancy at reduced rate)

Carol and Jane in the outdoor studio

Includes:

  • 5+ hours/day of private painting and instruction with Jan. Most people enjoy a paint along style where you select the subject and/or technique(s) you want to work on and we each paint separate paintings together.  We’ll talk about the process as we go and evaluate our results when we finish in a collaborative style.
  • Two of your meals/day while you are with Jan. If you like to cook – great!  We’ll shop and all the rest is available in the outdoor kitchen!
  • All local transportation with Jan, within 1/2 hour of Casa de Corazon. Taxis are available for a trip into town separately, if desired.
  • Accommodations in one of Jan’s cabinas or in Casa Tranquila.  Each cabina has a private bathroom and queen sized bed. Casa Tranquila is fully furnished with a kitchen, private bathroom and twin beds.
  • Full access to Jan’s studio and outdoor kitchen
  • Full access to the private outdoor, stone enclosed shower under a tree!
  • Full access to Jan’s organic vegetable garden.
  • Conversations with Sage, Jan’s African Gray sage-like parrot

The full amount to be paid in advance to Jan Hart through Pay Pal unless other arrangements are made.

Testimonial for a Private Intensive

Every moment I spent in Costa Rica with Jan was an eye opening experience. She has created a unique and lovely indoor/outdoor home in a magical place. I found it peaceful and calming.

 I also had fun sharing laughter, interesting conversation, great food and some “WOW”  experiences with my two fellow painters.

 As an artist and teacher Jan is kind and encouraging, insightful and skilled in relaying ideas. I loved her enthusiasm and her patience….

 This was an unforgettable experience. I came looking for inspiration and found it!

Mary Lu Larsen, 2015

Testimonial for a Private Intensive

Jan’s Five Day Painting Intensive

Five days and six nights at Casa de Corazon in either a cabina or Casa Tranquila

$1500/person

Heliconia

The Painting Intensives have continued from 2009 and continue to be a popular way to come to paint, visit and enjoy Jan’s place and instruction.  We have spaces for three people to have private accommodations. We can also accommodate families with adult children.

Discounts offered if participants sign up as a group of 2 or 3.

Includes:

  • 5+ hours/day of private painting and critiqueing with Jan. Most people enjoy a paint along style where you select the subject and/or technique(s) you want to work on and we each paint separate paintings together.  We’ll talk about the process as we go and evaluate our results when we finish.
  • Two of your meals/day while you are with Jan
  • All local transportation with Jan, within 1/2 hour of Casa de Corazon. Taxis are available for a trip into town separately if desired.
  • Accommodations in one of Jan’s cabinas or Casa Tranquila.  Each cabina has a private bathroom and queen sized bed. Casa Tranquila is fully furnished with a kitchen, private bathroom and twin beds.
  • Full access to Jan’s studio and outdoor kitchen
  • Full access to the private outdoor stone enclosed shower under a tree!
  • Full access to Jan’s organic vegetable garden.
  • Conversations with Sage, Jan’s African Gray sage-like parrot

The full amount to be paid in advance to Jan Hart through Pay Pal or direct deposit unless other arrangements are made.

Email me here and we’ll get started! Or if you wish, please fill out the form below. Thank you!

Testimonial for a 5 Day Intensive

I had the great pleasure of attending Jan’s ‘Intensive” painting class this last February.  Jan along with her two dogs and parrot provided a very warm welcome to her home and outdoor studio/workshop area. The location totally supports an artist’s creativity – being up above the city of San Isidro – the quiet, the view of the surrounding hills, the city below (especially at night when the twinkling lights of the city come on), the vegetation, the sound of the birds… I even saw a Chestnut Mandibled Toucan right there on Jan’s property!

Now on to the wonderful benefits taking the “Intensive”:

5 days/small group = more time….

  • allows Jan to be more detailed in her excellent and very thorough instruction
  • allows Jan more demonstration time
  • affords more time to watch and learn from Jan’s personal process while she paints her own paintings
  • because you are staying on the property and painting there each day – your creative flow is uninterrupted and is allowed to flow and flourish
  • provides the opportunity to implement and really “get” what you’ve been learning which then allows Jan to better see and understand your individual process to guide you in your painting
  • allows for more critique time
  • more fun!

When family and friends ask me about my experience taking the Intensive Class – I let them know Jan is on the top of my list of instructors – some information I have heard before but I better understood after Jan’s very thorough explanation and demonstration as well as learning new techniques such as “dancing stroke” which allows the background in a painting to do just that – dance.

To be able to stay on the property, in Jan’s incredible setting is an opportunity not to be missed.  I stayed in the Casa Tranquila and that was wonderful – to be able to walk out each morning and just a few steps away to the outdoor set up for breakfast and class – who could ask for more?  Outings that we took for a meal, the farmers market and to the beach offer a glimpse into life in Costa Rica.

Thank you Jan for sharing your home and your talent – you really put your Heart in to all that you provide those who come to enjoy the Intensive Classes. 

 

PS: I took advantage of hiring both Marco and Francisco for parts of my trip and they are both very nice individuals and it was a great pleasure to have met them both and highly recommend their assistance.

And how about ending with the photo of the view from the studio – it is just so very good.

Joy Pitt, 2016

Testimonial for a 5 Day Intensive

Accommodations

Casa Tranquila

  • Casa Tranquila is the newest addition to Casa de Corazon and located directly across the walkway from Jan’s house.
  • With a spectacular 180 degree+ view out, it has a full kitchen, library, two twin beds that can be moved together if desired and a full private bathroom. A doorway from Casa Tranquila opens directly to the covered carport for easy access.

Cabina

  • There are two cabinas located 34 steps above the open air full outdoor kitchen with a spectacular view, tables for painting, a hammock, nearby outdoor shower and bathroom as well as small organic garden.
  • Each cabina has a queen sized bed, spectacular view, small porch and private bath with shower. It is kind of like living in a tree house.

Come for a visit

Cabina or Casa Tranquila Rental

For those who would simply appreciate some private time to themselves and in the way that they choose.

This is for you who wish to do it all yourself – and have one of the Cabinas or Casa Tranquila for yourself, independently from Jan (except for breakfast and perhaps relaxing on the Infinity deck in the evening). Includes breakfast and coffee each morning. It is best if you have your own car – or are willing to call for a taxi when needed. ­

  • Cabina – $55/night/person ($80/night/couple) Single occupancy in one of Jan’s cabinas. 3 nights minimum and 3 weeks maximum stay. Full access to the outdoor kitchen for your cooking needs.
  • Casa Tranquilla – $65/night/person ($100/night/couple) Single occupancy in Casa Tranquila. 3 nights minimum and 3 weeks maximum stay. Full access to outdoor studio, organic garden and outdoor shower.

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