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The Figure and Urban Scenes with Margaret Dyer (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
October 24-26, 2016

Learn Margaret's method of creating beautiful figures and urban scenes that vibrate with color! You will work from a live model in step-by-step lessons. Margaret will help you establish a solid drawing and then walk you through establishing values that create a strong painting with her method of alternating warm and cool colors. For more info or to register, visit artensity.org

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Gourmet Artists Retreat in Southwest France (Saussignac, France)

Imagine painting in a 17th century château in the middle of wine country in rural France. Relax, unwind, discover and deepen your artistic creativity. All-inclusive, quality accommodations, outstanding cuisine, art materials, sightseeing, and instruction. Small classes for personal attention with the insightful guidance of International artist Mike Snow. Discover untapped painting skills and grow your artistic talents with this intense immersion into creativity.

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Painting Plein Air in Italy

Paint Plein Air in Tuscany with Instructor Larry Moore (Tuscany, Italy)
June 3-10, 2017

Join renowned artist Larry Moore for a week of plein air painting, camaraderie, and fun in Tuscany's Val D'Orcia region! Larry has the ability to give students a way to access the creative spirit and to broaden not just the way they paint, but the way they think. Open to all mediums and class size is limited to 8 students.

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"Colored Pencil: Vivid and Versatile" (Kailua-Kona, Hawaii)
February 28 - March 2, 2017

Hawaii beckons you! Explore the possibilities of colored pencils and watercolor pencils! Learn how to create a tremendous range of effects: shimmer and shine, saturated intensity, sparkling highlights, even fluid, transparent effects. Kristy is an experienced, supportive instructor who is the author of two colored pencil books and the featured artist in four DVDs. All levels welcome! Cost: $295.

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Portrait Painting (Langley, WA)
November 7-10, 2016

In this portrait painting workshop Jeff Hein will discuss the key elements of creating a great portrait: creating a concept, formulating good composition and designing of marks, strokes, shape and color. As students paint from a live model each day, Jeff will critique and assist on an individual basis in an effort to help each student complete the workshop a better portrait and figure painter.

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Discover the Joy of Creativity (Scottsdale, AZ)
December 5-9, 2016

Do you feel that your artwork has become stale and a little predictable? Larisa Aukon will share the process of creating dynamic paintings while rediscovering the joy of creativity. In addition to the basic principles of painting such as composition, design, values and color mixing, this class will teach students how to paint a credible and convincing painting full of energy.

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Acrylic Painting & Collage Workshop with Robert Burridge (San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)
March 19-25, 2017

This workshop will emphasize loose, expressive abstract techniques, creative tearing and paint splashing. Burridge is a celebrated contemporary painter, contributing author to artists' magazines, college teacher and publisher of his own books. We will be primarily painting in our beautiful studio overlooking the bustling town, along with a couple of optional excursions to experience the beautiful surroundings.

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Visit & Paint France from Home with Dreama (Online)

The online workshop that takes you to France with breathtaking videos-you get to "walk" in Provence and paint the heart of France! All online, take the course at a pace that works for you! If you'd like to paint in a looser style with colors that make your heart sing, this is it!

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5 Paintings in 5 Days, Painting Vacation in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
All year round

Learn to view the world through an artist perspective and gain confidence to continue painting. Paint in the morning explore exuberant town in the afternoon! This workshop is for you when: always wanted to paint, want to jumpstart the hobbit, self-taught painter wants to learn the basics, experienced painter looking for inspiration. All levels welcomed! Individualized expert instruction small group setting.

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