Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats

"Sketch the Different Flavors of Montreal"
August 9-16, 2017

Montreal is a beautiful, almost European city, right here in North America! It's my home town! Acceptable Media: Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Gouache, water-soluble crayons, or graphite. Skill Level: From beginners (with at least some minimal experience in sketching or painting...not necessarily experience in plein air) up to advanced levels are invited. Includes: Shared accommodations in a quaint yet updated Montreal apartment, workshop instruction for 6 days, continental breakfast every day, and 2 dinners. Not included: Airfare, travel to and from the airport, lunches, 5 dinners, Metro or bus fares, sightseeing, museum or garden entry fees, and personal expenses.
Location: Montreal, Canada
Instructor: Helen K Beacham
Cost: $1500.00
Sponsor: Helen K Beacham Fine Art
Website, email, 843-408-5240

"5-Day Plein Air Painting Workshop in Beautiful Nova Scotia, Canada"
August 14-18, 2017

Join artist James Middleton for a 5-day outdoor painting workshop on the beautiful South Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada. The workshops offer a good balance between friendly interchange and education. They will be a relaxed, yet informative experience for all participants. Subjects covered: • Various ways to start a painting. • Making quick field sketches to determine compositions. • Making preliminary value sketches. • Types of light and value planes. • Understanding cool/warm colours. • Simplifying detail for a more powerful statement. • Understanding edges (soft, hard and lost). • Creating atmospheric perspective. And more. If you are coming from out-of-province, I recommend staying a few extra days – or even longer – to enjoy the spectacular Bluenose Coast!
Location: LaHave, Canada
Instructor: James Middleton
Cost: $477.00 USD
Website, email, 902-693-2093

"Expressive Brushwork: Calgary, Canada"
September 7-10, 2017

Hosted by Doug Swinton Arts in Calgary Canada this four day workshop is focused on brush handling. Combining plein-air work with studio work for three days and one day of figure painting. Sexton will be working with oil paint -but open to other mediums.
Location: Calgary, Canada
Instructor: Randall Sexton,
Cost: $729
Sponsor: Doug Swinton Arts
Website, email, 1-877-860-3500

"Paper-Paintings Collage Workshop in Québec"
October 15-20, 2017

Come join us in Québec, a spectacularly beautiful city of natural beauty and historic architecture, where art and creativity flow like a river. Delight in a combined creative-vacation experience. Elizabeth is an award-winning artist with an exceptional talent in (and passion for) handmade paper and collage. Through a variety of techniques you’ll learn to create a palette of beautiful hand-painted papers: splattering, stamping, printing, dry brushing & staining, creating papers uniquely yours. Elizabeth shares ways to use these beautiful papers to develop form using light and shadow, very similar to traditional painting techniques. You’ll take home new friends, new experiences, and a new enthusiasm for the treasures you can create with your own two hands. Escape with us!
Location: Québec, Canada
Instructor: Elizabeth St. Hilaire,
Cost: $2,695 Shared, $500 Single Supplement
Sponsor: Arts & Cultural Travel
Website, email, 617-855-9209

"3 day immersive encaustic workshop"
To be arranged with client

This three day immersive encaustic workshop with award winning artist Tracey-Mae Chambers in beautiful Norfolk County Ontario. All experience levels are welcome and all supplies are included. A vegetarian lunch and wine as well as snacks and drinks are provided. Please see website for all details.
Location: Simcoe, Canada
Instructor: Tracey-Mae Chambers
Cost: $700
Sponsor: The Queen Bee Studio
Website, email, 226-440-2402


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