October 12-15, 2020

Instructor: Margaret Godfrey

What If?
Explore the possibilities!

      • What if you change a color?
      • What if you use collage materials?
      • What if you add a line or shape there . . . or take one away?

Join award-winning artist Margaret Godfrey for 3 fun-filled days of stepping out of the box. Margaret will help you push beyond your comfort zone to create more dynamic and exciting paintings with your own personal touch!


2020 Fall Watercolor Workshop Cost to Attend.

Due to the increased risks of coming and going from the property daily, we are not offering a commuter option.

The class is limited to 8 participants -each person stays in their own room with its own bathroom, and will have a whole table to themselves in class! Housing will be in Wright Hall or in another building on-site (we’re doing some renovation work on Wright Hall that could mean a few of the bedrooms there won’t be available, but we have others close by and available, and Lori will check with you prior to arrival to be sure the housing will work for you.)



Your very own room, no roommates!

Program fee $300 + Meals $150 +
Housing $325 = $775
3 nights +
9 meals


Cancellation Policy:

*During this season of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Menucha will refund even at the last minute if you are sick or unsure whether you have Covid-19.

If 90+ days out, canceling a registration results in a full refund minus a $50 handling fee.

If 46-90 days out, 65% refund. If 30-45 days out, 50% refund.

If fewer than 30 days out, there is no refund available.

Payment Plan Option: 

You may choose to divide the cost across several months, depending upon how far in advance you are registering. Options will automatically appear in the online registration process. The cost is only $5 per month.

Margaret Godfrey

Margaret Godfrey is a symbolic painter who has been described as a conceptual artist. Her paintings have an abundance of symbols, which help tell the underlying story of a series. By working in a series, she is able to explore and express different aspects of the pictorial metaphor. Her patterns and decorative designs flow through her body of work, connecting the layers and messages of a series. In viewing her paintings, look beyond the literal; search for the allegory.

Her pictures incorporate both representational and abstract styles and often include both. She uses watercolor, acrylic, ink, and collage in her creative works on paper. Living in the beautiful McKenzie Valley in Oregon and traveling throughout the U.S and abroad, she finds an abundance of inspiration for creating art. Margaret shares her enthusiasm for art through teaching workshops and active membership in art associations.

Margaret is an award-winning member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon, the Western Federation of Watercolor Societies, the Northwest Watercolor Society and she is a signature member of Northwest Watercolor Society and Hawaii Watercolor Society. She is a member of Watercolor West, National Watercolor Society, and American Watercolor Society. Her works have been in juried shows around the United States. Her paintings hang in private and public collections in the U.S., Honduras, Canada and Japan.

Margaret is a self-educated artist with a background in education and counseling. She has studied with many nationally known artists.

This is a basic schedule


4:30 PM – 5:30 PM Check in Wright Hall

5:30 PM – Welcome & Orientation

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Getting Started Session

Tuesday and Wednesday

8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Studio Sessions

12:00 Noon – Lunch

1:00 PM – Studio Sessions

4:00 PM – Studio Sessions end

5:00 PM – Free time/painting time

6:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Free time to paint, rest, etc.

10:00 PM – Quiet time


8:00 AM – Breakfast

9:00 AM – Studio Sessions

12:00 Noon – Lunch

1:00 PM – Studio Sessions

4:00 PM – Workshop concludes

5:00 PM – Check out



Margaret Godfrey’s What If? Workshop 

Supply List 2020 


Please bring the equipment you are familiar with: Watercolors, Gouache, Acrylics and papers.  

Include the following additional supplies: 


Basic Materials: 

  • Paper support: Masonite, foam core, or gater board1/2 or full watercolor paper size 
  • Sponge, rags, paper towels 
  • Sketch paper, pencils and erasers 
  • A palette with your favorite paints and familiar colors 
  • Exacto knife or box cutter 
  • Matte Medium  
  • Black sharpie 
  • Tracing paper 
  • Scissors 
  • Large water container 
  • Optional: clear contact paper, frog tape, masking fluid, freezer paper 


Paper:  I recommend Arches 140 or 300 lb. cold press2-3 full sheets of WC paper. Please do not bring student grade paper. 


Brushes and Paints: Bring the watercolor/acrylic paints and brushes that you usually use. Include brushes to use with acrylic and matte medium. 


Reference MaterialsThings to inspire a painting: photos, drawings, poems, journals, etc.  


Old (failed?) Paintings: Bring a painting or two for reinventing, or for cutting and tearing for collage. 


Other Cool Stuff (if you have them): Stamps, Watercolor pencils, Chalk, Inks, other mark making things   


Optional: Moo Carve (or similar material) and lino cutter, watercolor crayons and pencils 


Please wear old, comfortable clothes. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the supplies . . .We can share. 


**Don’t spend money on anything you don’t think you will use again J 

Pictures from the Fall 2018 workshop with Anji Grainger