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Early Bird Winter 2015-2016 painting workshops (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)


December 2015 & January 2016

Register for one week long workshop at Cristi Fer Art Studio and take advantage of our Early Bird Registration when you enroll during the month of June and July 2015. First came first served. 2 spaces available per workshop at the Early Bird price! Composition, color, intensive practice. Intro to plein air or studio painting. Early Bird $350 includes materials.

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Drawing Academy Free Video Lessons (Online)


Ongoing 24/7

The Drawing Academy is an online Drawing Course and Art Community. In free video lessons, you will discover 12 Biggest Drawing Mistakes to avoid; How to Draw a Life Model; Learn unique drawing techniques that are not taught anywhere else; Study Golden Proportions - the divine formula that rules art; and get Albrecht Durer's "De Symmetria", dating back to 1532!

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"Luminous, Lustrous Colored Pencil" (Boone, NC)


October 12-16, 2015

Kristy Kutch, author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil, as well as 4 instructional DVDs, teaches colored pencil workshops nationwide. Kristy provides an informative and enjoyable classroom atmosphere. Both "traditional" (waxy) and watercolor pencils will be included, with fascinating "painterly" techniques for both types of pencils. Enjoy an unforgettable workshop in a top-notch studio atmosphere.

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Master Class with Jan Baltzell (Philadelphia, PA)


June 12-14, 2015

Join acclaimed artist and PAFA faculty member Jan Baltzell to explore the varied paths from direct observation toward abstraction and invention. Baltzell's own painterly abstractions display a master's control of contrasting mark-making that transcends the viewer's conventional vocabulary.

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Architectural Sketching with Donald Lee Carruthers, AIR (Key West, FL)


June 19, 2015

A practicing architect for 30+ years, Carruthers teaches perspective to help students gain comfort in sketching urban environments. While emphasizing existing architecture, he also touches on the construction of imaginary spaces, expanding students' opportunity to get creative. Techniques for watercolor, mixed media, and pencil are covered, and reference materials provided.

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Bold and Brilliant: Plein Air Painting Using Dramatic Color! (Haverhill, NH)


July 6-9, 2015

Learn how to capture the colors of any landscape in bold dramatic colors, and in a painterly, gestural manner. Step-by-step instruction will help you to learn what to paint and more importantly, what to leave out. Practice using bigger brushes and ample paint. Take color to new unexpected places by working with various color schemes and departing from realism.

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Painting for All Levels (Sedona, AZ)


June 19, 2015

Gain the confidence to be a painter! From the beginning to the experienced student, this one-day class in oil or acrylic will guide and teach students how to approach the painting process with confidence, while exploring the basics of value, pattern, composition and color. Instructor demonstrations and lots of individual attention.

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Alla Prima Figure Painting (Langley, WA)


July 13-16, 2015

This class is about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects. Learn to interpret and simplify by seeing the figure as a series of basic shapes described by color/ light and shadow. This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely.

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Art for the Table (Fish Creek, WI)


July 13-16, 2015

Learn to make finely-crafted, food safe pots using the pottery wheel. Beginning students will be introduced to basic forms such as cups, bowls and plates. Advanced students will refine their technique while creating more advanced forms such as pitchers, jars, and cream and sugar sets. Ample time will be allowed for practicing and perfecting your skills.

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Free-Flowing Landscapes in Watercolor (Fish Creek, WI)


August 21-22, 2015

Let your creative juices flow as you walk the line between representation and abstraction. Allow your watercolors to unleash their natural power with vibrant fluid color, surprising textures, and limitless possibilities. Rob demonstrates his methods and techniques, and outlines a process to create large, loose, flowing watercolor landscapes.

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Joomchi (Coupeville, WA)


July 17-20, 2015

Joomchi is a unique Korean traditional way of making textured handmade paper by using water, and eager hands. This workshop offers participants the opportunity to become acquainted with its history, practice and role in Korean society, as well as the hands-on techniques and reinterpreted adaptations into contemporary art form.

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Plein Air Painting in Watercolor (Avignon, France)


June 9-19, 2015

Avignon is home to some great museums, beautiful architecture, the biggest Gothic palace in the world, and a famous medieval bridge. We will take a couple of painting day trips as well, to hill towns including St. Remy for its fabulous market day! This plein air workshop is designed to inspire you and improve your painting skills.

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Plein Air Painting in Watercolor (Bali)


August 8-22, 2016

Spend two weeks with us on the exotic island of Bali, painting as well as learning about a new culture, new foods, interesting traditions and ceremonies, native dances, museums, massages on the beach ...also great shopping possibilities. Indeed, this is a trip to remember! It's a sensory paradise.

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Figure Painting: Simplified (Scottsdale, AZ)


July 28-30, 2015

If you have been intimidated by the idea of painting the figurative subject, or simply want to revisit the basics of painting portraits, nudes and costumed models, this class is for you. Build a solid foundation in the fundamentals of figure painting. Clearly expressed principles regarding values, form modeling, color and edges will demystify these sometimes confusing topics.

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Color and Energy Workshop: Oils or Acrylics (Bainbridge Island, WA)


May 12-15, 2016

Join artist Karen O'Neil for this four-day painting intensive. Working from still life, students are encouraged to work with larger brushes, and to simplify form. Focus is on the study of atmospheric effects of light on color. Building form with value and color will be emphasized. The relationship of color theory to representational painting will be discussed. All levels welcome.

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Creating Abstraction in Pastel or Acrylic (Bernard, ME)


August 10-13, 2015

This workshop will emphasize developing abstract paintings in pastel or acrylic. Students will learn a variety of ways to develop both non-objective and nature based abstractions. Time will be spent drawing from nature and taking these drawings back to the studio to create abstractions. Students will learn to "loosen up", be more expressive and work intuitively.

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"Carmel By The Sea" En Plein Air (Carmel, CA)


August 24-27, 2015

Paint along the Monterey and Carmel Coastline en plain air with Plein Air Painters of America member, Randall Sexton. Open to all levels, this workshop is especially geared to encourage the experienced artist to reach greater heights in their work. Sexton will review the basics of solid picture making - while sharing his own methods for simplifying.

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Northern Light: On location in Maine with acrylics and watercolor! (Rockland, ME)


August 31 - September 4, 2015

Whichever medium you use, you'll benefit from Bill's expertise in the areas of concept and composition, drawing, values, color, and paint-handling. His response to his environment is lyric and sensitive and his instruction is solid, attentive and thorough. This Plein Air class will take full advantage of our beautiful nearby painting sites.

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Loosen Up Intensive (Bend, OR)


August 24-26, 2015

Marla uses the foundations of painting together with a playful non-precious approach to help you discover the assurance and confidence that allows true "loosening up" in your painting. This workshop includes demonstrations, individual mentoring, and positive actionable critiques. Paint with more confidence & expression. Learn how to interpret your reference not copy it.

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Creatively Paint with Gary Bodner (Atlanta, GA)


November 13-14, 2015

Experience a fun-filled two day workshop with one of Atlanta's favorite artists, Gary Bodner. He will encourage students to work large, strong and colorful with an expressionistic style and to think more creatively. Bodner was recently honored by the Huntsville Museum of Art as the "Painter of the Year".

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Jul7
NATIONAL call to artists

Off the Press, traditional prints of all types - Brooklyn, NY

Jul10
NATIONAL call to artists

Louisville 30th Anniversary National Fine Art Show - Louisville, CO - $3,000 in awards

Jul10
NATIONAL call to artists

Portrait Society of Atlanta Fall Juried Exhibition 2015 - Marietta, GA - Awards Reception: Sept 26, 6-8pm

Jul15
NATIONAL call to artists

Gallatin Art Crossing - Bozeman, MT - $250 stipend for new artists, $300 grant to People's Choice winner

Jul17
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Malvern Retreat House Art Show - Malvern, PA - 100 artists accepted

Jul20
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The Beverly Hills Art Show - Beverly Hills, CA - $4,500 in awards

Jul26
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6th Annual International Painting Annual Publication - $2,000 in awards

Jul30
NATIONAL call to artists

NOAPS 25th Best of America Exhibit 2015 - Bolivar, MO - $10,000 in cash and sponsor awards

Jul31
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Summer 2015 Studio Visit Competition - 150 artists selected for vol. 31 & 32

Aug1
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

Open Call for Art - 5 Year Anniversary Online Exhibition - Over $10,000 in cash and awards

Aug1
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American Craft Council Shows - Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul, San Francisco

Aug8
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

ViewPoint 47 - Cincinnati, OH - Over $6,000 in cash and sponsor awards

Aug31
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A Show Of Heads - Hudson, NY - $2200 in publication awards

Aug31
INTERNATIONAL call to artists

I PECOFacet International Painting Competition - Arteixo, Spain - Awards: 6,000 euros / 4,000 euros

Oct1
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Sugarloaf Craft Festivals Accepting Artist Applications for Fall 2015 - cities in MD, NJ, PA, VA

Oct1
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The Manifest Prize - Cincinnati, OH - $5,000 Cash Award + Solo Exhibition of ONE work

Nov6
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50 Art and Photo Contests - Online exhibition - Cash Prizes