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Dancing with Goliath Workshop/Retreat

In this retreat you will delve deep into color, design and value. An intense artistic retreat that allows you to stretch your painting abilities while having the freedom to find your personal creative voice and style. Come join me in Taos, New Mexico for this special retreat filled with tons of art information, art tips, artistic growth and creativity. Watch the evening New Mexico light caress the adobe walls filling the air with a soft apricot glow... it is this light that inspires us to enter our soul. If you have any questions please feel free to email Gwen at gwen@gwenfox.com or call 575-751-0183.

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An All Inclusive Art Destination Holiday (Virginia, USA)

The Shenandoah Art Destination is a 10-acre property, magnificently located near the historic town of Lexington, nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Offering an ideal creative vacation and inspiration for any art lover - all artists welcome from the beginner to the professional painter for watercolor, oil and acrylics; lino and woodcuts; drypoint and mono printing. Daily course guidance/tutelage by your host, Jan-Willem Boer, an established artist in the USA and Europe. Courses run from early spring to late autumn - choice of weekend, 4-day, 7-day or 10-day stay. The fee for your stay is all-inclusive - lodging, food, transport from airport, and art instruction/inspiration. Limited to 8 participants + non-artist partner/spouse welcome. For course schedule & cost: www.ShenandoahArtDestination.com or call 612-221-1140 or contact nancy@shenandoahartdestination.com.

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plein-aire landscape painting workshops in italy!

Italian Landscape Workshop with Nina Weiss: Expressive Color in Umbria

Immerse yourself in the study of the classically beautiful Italian landscape this summer! Designed for artists of all levels, this workshop allows students an intensive exploration of the romantic Italian landscape surrounding the medieval hilltop town of Casperia. Working plein-aire, students take a deep dive into color and learn to extract their visions from these rich landscapes through sketches, drawing, painting, and photographic reference. Enjoy the comfort and charm of private villa historical lodging, delicious locally crafted food, and the instruction of a knowledgeable, passionate teacher. 2018 is Nina's 17th year running the Workshop. Nina taught for 18 years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College, and has videos on Craftsy.com & Prismacolor.com 847.840.0527 nina@ninaweiss.com.

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Icon Painting Workshop, July 30-August 4, 2018 (Flemington, New Jersey, USA)

Join us on this six-day workshop where we will captivate you in the art of the Byzantium painting technique. During the course we'll paint the icon of Christ Pantocrator, inspired by one of the most admired artworks of Byzantine iconography. It is a detail of a wall painting dating back to the 13th century, and was painted by the great iconographer Manuel Panselinos in the Monastery of the Protaton at Holy Mt. Athos. Let us journey together, discovering this traditional artistic expression of theology and spirituality, often called the "meeting place of the Divine". Whether you are beginner or an advanced artist, this workshop offers an opportunity to learn and refine your techniques in this sacred art. The course focuses on the art of egg tempera painting.

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Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA) - La Pointe, WI

Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA) is ranked among the top five art and craft schools in the country. The school is located on Madeline Island, the largest of the 22 Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. Board the car ferry in our charming port town of Bayfield, WI and in twenty minutes you'll slip into Island time. MISA's workshop environment is recognized for its world renowned instructors, spacious studios, superior on-site accommodations, and a staff that will ensure an unforgettable experience. Our fabulous meals and dining facilities provide an additional opportunity to bond with students and instructors. Classes in photography, painting, writing, quilting, fiber arts and mixed media are available June -October. View our workshop schedule at www.madelineschool.com, email misa@madelineschool.com, or call 715.747.2054.

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Paul Jackson Watercolor Workshop "Let's Paint"

As the sun slips below the horizon and the electric lights begin to illuminate the shadows, dramatic lighting conditions occur all around. Darkness and the edges of night are a playground for painters with an adventurous spirit. Paul invites you to join him in exploring the night in watercolor! He will demonstrate painting a dramatic scene with night lighting as he guides you through, illustrating the principles of design, color, value, composition and the mechanics of watercolor. You may choose to follow along and work on the same image, or work from your own collection of images. For more information and/or to register for this workshop, go to the Miami Watercolor Society website link below.

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Online Class: How to Sell your Art Online

In this online class you will learn how to professionally present yourself and your art online. You will also learn how to get access to art lovers worldwide and how to use social media marketing to promote your art. We will also talk about what should go on your professional website and your blog. This class will provide you with a general strategy to set up and maintain your online presence. I will give you assignments at the end of each important unit so you can take it step by step and build on what you already have. No need to be a computer wizard to benefit from this class. I will make it as simple and straightforward as possible because I know you would rather spend most of your time creating art.

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Abstracts That Sell Workshop/Retreat

Discover the #1 secret to selling your abstract paintings. This is a fun yet intense retreat that offers you the freedom to find your personal creative voice. You will learn ow to achieve that captivating glow in your paintings. Develop exciting abstract designs. Find your personal abstract style plus my secret on how to never be without an abstract design. Come to Taos, New Mexico for this special retreat filled with information, artistic growth and creativity. Watch the evening New Mexico light caress the adobe walls filling the air with a soft apricot glow...it is this light that inspires us to enter our soul. For more information email gwen@gwenfox.com or call 575-751-0183.

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Escape to France! Painting Holiday with Chris Brandley

Join award winning artist, Chris Brandley, for 10 glorious days of painting, exploring, and immersing yourself into the beautiful French Countryside of the Dordogne Valley. Chris will show you how to use artistic license to paint from the heart by infusing clean, bold color, loose brush strokes and beautiful lighting into your paintings. She will demo in oils, but this retreat is open to those who work in oils as well as acrylics. Chris has over 28 years of experience in both media. This experience is open for all levels of painting from beginners to advanced! July 4-14, 2018 *Limited seating. Seats filling quickly, don't delay!

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Southern France, Workshop - "Art-making: Travel as Source" September 11-18, 2018

Join artist Lisa Pressman in Durfort, France and allow the stunning landscape and textures of Southern France to inform new art works. Our location will be our inspiration and source for a week of painting, drawing, mark-making and experimentation, in and out of the studio. For all the details - https://bit.ly/2pQTCyd

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Paint on Holiday: Dalvaro Art workshop vacations

As one of the best known painting vacation providers, we believe in offering you extraordinarily well-designed painting workshops that bring you closer to your own aspirations of mastering painting techniques. Allow you to absorb tips and techniques from the world's best tutors, while retaining the memories of all you see and hear. That is why our intimate, individual, inclusive itineraries are designed to help you explore the subtleties of your chosen media while relaxing and being captivated by the local food, culture, people and customs of this rural Valencian community, which we feel defines and embodies the Distinctive Dalvaro Experience. This is a painting vacation on an intimate scale with the individual personal exclusivity you deserve. www.paintonholiday.com

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Online class: Painting Flowers from imagination in mixed media

Learn how to express your own unique style by working from your imagination! In this online class you will be able to watch a series of videos that show the painting process from start to finish. You'll learn how to mount yupo paper on board, paint an abstract background, look for shapes and negative space, add color variation & patterns, and more. Students can work in liquid acrylic paints, or inks or watercolor. There are 9 exclusive videos in this class.

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Creating an Abstract From the Ground Up

Want to paint Abstracts but haven't a clue how to begin? Where do you find ideas for great Abstract designs? When do you know when an Abstract is finished? How do you make those luscious quiet colors so your abstracts stand out? This fabulous workshop will guide you through creating an Abstract painting from beginning to end. All your questions will be answered and Abstracts will become your favorite painting style. Come join me in Taos, New Mexico for this special retreat filled with information, growth and creativity. Watch the evening New Mexico light caress the adobe walls filling the air with a soft apricot glow...it is this light that inspires us to enter our soul. http://www.gwenfox.com or call 575-751-0183.

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The Retreat: Painting Holidays & Art Workshops in Italy

Enjoy a unique urban watercolor experience in Italy's beautiful city of Florence or indulge in a landscape plein-air workshop in the heart of the Italian countryside on one our painting retreats. Your expert tuition is provided by professional painter John W Skelcher. The Retreat also offers painting workshops available with cooking and Yoga classes. Accommodation, meals, materials included. www.lemarcheretreat.com/courses

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Master Classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) was founded in 1805, and is the nation's first school and museum of art. Located in vibrant Center City, Philadelphia, PAFA is just blocks away from the city's major art museums including the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum. Our Master Classes and Workshops offer you the opportunity to work with renowned artists with national and international reputations, many of them on the PAFA faculty. The 2017 line-up includes Woodcut with Dan Miller, Comic Storytelling with Matt Madden, Painting in the Dark with Neysa Grassi, Monotype with Stuart Shils, Abstract Painting with Bill Scott, Plein Air Landscape with John MacDonald, Avian Drawing with Patricia Traub, and Still Life Painting with Christine Lafuente. Visit pafa.org/masterclasses or call 215-972-7632.

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The most personalized plein-air painting workshops in Europe

We have the reputation to be the company that organizes the most personalised painting workshops by taking care of you from start to finish. We provide transportation to painting spots in a comfortable mini van and a bilingual tour leader stays with you at all times. We hire the best teachers known for their love and reputation of teaching. Our workshops take place in unique places carefully chosen for their beauty but also their history, culture and food: France, Spain, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland. Because of the small size of the group (6 to 12 students), not only will the teacher will be able to spend time with each participant but each trip will feel like a family trip. Our motto is "Don't be a tourist, be our guest". www.frenchescapade.com, contact@frenchescapade.com, 510-483-5713

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Learn Painting with Ann Bell (Houston, TX)

Private painting classes with artist Ann Bell give you a unique creative experience. Personal attention enables you to improve quickly, whether you're a beginner or experienced. You choose the subject matter and degree of detail you want: abstract, realism or in between. You'll learn how to paint, how to mix colors, how to compose your painting, and how to evaluate your finished painting. You can learn watercolor, acrylic or mixed media, even if you can't draw a straight line. Ann provides all supplies for your first class, so even if you are visiting Houston, you can enjoy painting with Ann in her centrally located artist studio. Online Classes are available. Visit www.annbell.net/classes.htm, or contact Ann Bell at artist@AnnBell.net or 281-330-3827.

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12 weeks of Drawing Explorations (online class)

I believe that drawing should be fun and free from too many rules! I also believe that the only way to get better at drawing is to draw as much as you can. Explore different ways of drawing and have fun! This class is for beginners to advanced artists. Anyone can do it and you can choose each week how much time and effort you want to invest in each course.

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A variety of one week painting workshops all year around

Cristi Fer Art Studio and Gallery established in 1989, offers a great variety of one week workshops in San Miguel de Allende, picturesque and inspirational setting, called The Heart of Mexico. We welcome beginners to advanced artists to join acrylic, watercolor, oil painting workshops, teaching expressionist and realistic painting, in studio and plein air. Choose one of the scheduled workshops or contact us for a private week. Novice encouraged to enroll. We offer personalized instruction in a small group setting from accomplished and experienced painters and instructors. It is a fantastic vacation blending painting and side seeing of Colonial architecture, narrow cobblestone streets, shopping, restaurants and brilliant light. Gain experience and confidence! Contact us in advance at www.cristiferart.com and cristiferart@gmail.com

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Watercolor Workshop in Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic with Penny Day Thompson (May 20-26, 2018)

Join us as we once again open the worlds of freedom and creativeness in a quest to reveal our individual expression through art. We'll be painting at Altos de Chavon, 16th century replica of a Mediterranean Village perched above the Chavon River, on Playa Minitas, a private beach where the land becomes one with the Caribbean Sea. Penny Thompson, is one of Savannah's premiere watercolorists. Prior to living in Savannah, she taught watercolours on Long Island for 15 years. Her works are in private collections throughout the country. Teaching, she tries to instill that the artist takes a normal scene and "embellishes it with their palette using light and color, patterns of shadow, varying tonal values and glints of sunlight."

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Plein-Air Urban Watercolour Workshops in Barcelona

Year round - This is an opportunity to enjoy a 5-day plein-air intensive urban watercolor workshop in the heart of Barcelona. Professional artist Paul Raymonde and his wife Angela run this unusual city based painting course in one of Europe's most beautiful metropolis'. The week's curriculum is carefully structured to cover all aspects of technique. Starting with simple value studies it rapidly progresses to full colour paintings. Classes are held in the mornings leaving visitors time to explore the sights and culture of Barcelona. All materials are supplied and a picnic lunch with wine (if desired). All abilities are welcome. Visit the website for details.

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Glass Blowing Lessons, Samplers and Demos at GRT Hot Glass Studios in Indianapolis

GRT Hot Glass Studios offers you an amazing hands on educational experiences with molten glass. Private lessons are $60/hr for one person or $50/hr/person where each person makes about 7 items in a two hour lesson. The Sampler experience is a group setting where each student creates a flower for $40 or an ornament/paperweight/pumpkin for $50. Click here to see Samplers. Discounted price available of 45 per person for over 7 people. Demonstrations offered for groups at $5 per person, 25 to 60 is $3 per person with a silent auction on what is created. Like Kenyon's Creations to see events on Facebook or visit/email us at kenyonscreations.com and thanks for your interest in this wonderful molten medium.

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Joel Popadics Watercolor Workshops

Joel Popadics AWS is noted for his watercolor landscapes, particularly his use of green. He has been a professional artist his entire career and a popular instructor for over thirty years. He has conducted numerous workshops throughout the United States and Europe. Joel is Vice-President of the American Watercolor Society and Past-President of the New Jersey Watercolor Society. He's been featured many times in American Artist, Artist's Magazine, Watercolor Artist, and Watercolor Magic Magazines. He received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Joel's workshops are presented with numerous demonstrations loaded with useful information geared to artists of all levels of ability. He creates a serious, but fun painting environment with individual instruction provided throughout the day.

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Acrylic Painting in San Miguel de Allende with artist Susan Santiago

The focus of this class will be to learn the materials and techniques of painting in Acrylic. Students will learn the basics of handling acrylic paints and brushes and explore a variety of techniques such as glazing, layering impasto, and alla prima. They will then these techniques to landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and genre scenes of San Miguel de Allende. We will cover the fundamentals of composition, tone, and blending colors. Once we have covered the fundamentals of using the medium. We will focus on the process of making a painting. This includes developing a concept, gathering visual reference materials, and creating the sketch and color study. This is an ongoing class and students may enroll throughout the year.

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2018 Workshops and Classes at On Track Studios

On Track Studios is a working studio for painters. There is a large room for workshops, a welcoming kitchen, and large porches. "On Track" has a rural feel, but is conveniently located near downtown Franklin and Nashville Tennessee. Upcoming Workshops for 2018 include: Dawn E. Whitelaw - March 12-14; Seth Haverkamp - March 16-18; Peggy Root - May 8-11; Chantel Lynn Barber - May 18-19; Dawn E Whitelaw - June 25-28; Tom Root - July 18-20; Dawn E. Whitelaw - August 26-29. Please go to www.on-track-studios.com for additional information.

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Gibson House Art Workshops/Retreats (Haverhill, New Hampshire)

The Gibson House Bed and Breakfast overlooks the peaceful landscape of New Hampshire's pristine Upper Connecticut River Valley, offering an idyllic setting for artists' workshops/retreats. You will find yourself inspired by the charming, unspoiled New England village and the picture-perfect village, garden and mountain views. Two 50-foot-long porches insure outdoor work and relaxation in any weather. And the 2000 square foot art gallery and workshop features 12 foot ceilings with great illumination. A wide variety of workshops are taught by an accomplished group of artists/instructors who have a passion for teaching all experience levels. Attending a Workshop at the Gibson House is an experience you will long remember. Visit www.gibsonhousebb.com, call (603) 989-3125 or (800) 989-2150, or email gibsonhousebb@charter.net

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The Sacred Valley of Peru with Sharon Rusch Shaver

Join us on an Artist Adventure to the Sacred Valley of Peru. This exciting workshop for artists and those who would like to learn, will be held from May 31 to June 10, 2018. Sharon Rusch Shaver is a professional award winning artist and traveler who has been organizing and teaching artist workshops around the world since 1996. All inclusive*: En-suite, comfortable accommodations, gourmet Peruvian cuisine, transfers to sites, museum fees, as well as demonstrations and instruction. This area of Peru is full of incredibly beautiful ancient sites and a wonderfully kind indigenous people whose lifestyle of weaving colorful garments and sharing their love for life is evident in all they do. A limited number available for $2,650 All inclusive*.

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Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats

Established in 2011, Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats offers online attendees the opportunity to learn with accomplished artisans and crafters within the intimacy of our online classrooms. Filmed by artists, for artists, our workshops are tailored for beginner and intermediate levels. The broad spectrum of our program encompasses a diversity of interests including mixed media jewelry, collage, assemblage, art journaling, watercolor, textile art, and encaustic. Our workshop retreat schedules include individual six week sessions where registered attendees can enjoy the online classroom experience featuring detailed video instruction, and access to instructors and fellow classmates. Fun tutorials and activities are included with general registration. Additionally, we offer a variety of DVDs of our previously presented workshops. Visit us www.ArtfulGathering.com

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Plein-Air Painting Holiday with an Italian Artist in Bellagio - Lake Como

Do not miss the unique opportunity to paint with an Italian Maestro on the enchanting banks of Lake Como where you will discover and try the ancient techniques used by the world famous Italian Masters and based on the alchemy process, making use of pure gold, silver and copper dusts. This is a private holiday experience only for you and your party and dedicated to those who wish to explore the artistic soul of Italy with the locals.

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Open Air Italy - Plein Air Painting Workshops & Retreats

Open Air Italy is in its 10th year of specializing in well-organized artist workshops and retreats with small groups of participants and world-class instruction. All instructors are well-known artists with a gift for teaching. We want the participant to spend their time learning and painting, as well as living and relaxing, in the most beautiful areas of Europe. Much time and effort is given to everything, from the planning of accommodations to the choice of various charming painting locations. All accommodations are single occupancy for artists. Workshops are planned with a focus on multiple group activities, while still allowing time for individual expression and exploration. All instructed workshops are limited to eight participants in order to allow plenty of one-on-one time with the instructor. To learn more about specific workshops or retreats please visit www.openairitaly.com or contact via email at okiegirl54@gmail.com.

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Neutrals, Edges, Shapes and Value Workshop/Retreat (Taos, New Mexico)

You will delve deep into how to get luscious neutrals, sensual edges, beautiful shapes and value that holds the painting together. An intense artistic retreat that allows you to stretch your painting abilities while having the freedom to find your personal creative voice. This course puts all the pieces together so you know how to fully create a painting with meaning. You will learn how to mix luscious Quiet Neutrals, the meaning of soft and hard edges plus where and how to use them, how to create the same value with different colors to make several connecting shapes, shapes, the good, the bad and the ugly, and how to connect your shapes successfully. http://www.gwenfox.com or email gwen@gwenfox.com or call 575-751-0183.

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Creating a Visual Memoir Using Writing and Collage (Taos, New Mexico)

Join internationally acclaimed award winning artist, teacher, speaker and art coach, Gwen Fox, and international speaker, author, psychotherapist and writing coach, Junie Swadron for 5 days of magical artistic expression. These five days are devoted to igniting your creativity, imagination allowing you to reconnect with your personal sense of beauty and truth. Both collage and writing have enormous power to invoke your muse and the invisible intelligence that emanates from your heart. You will be gently guided by women who have the expertise of leading others through their processes for over two decades achieving profound results. You do not have to have painted, collaged or written before to come away with what you hoped to accomplish.

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Dorothy Fagan Colorist Expressionist Painting Retreat in Tuscany

Known for her vibrant oil and pastel palettes, and expressive calligraphy drawings, mixed media, and watercolors ~ Dorothy Fagan invites you to energize your signature style in Tuscany. Absorb the Tuscan colors into your palette. Fuse la dolce vita with your brush strokes. Paint with Dorothy at a restored 15th Century villa on a spectacular 2500 acre estate between rocky coastline, beaches, thermal spas, Monte Amiata, and archaeological sites ... Absorb the Tuscan Lifestyle into your art & life. Visit http://thepaintinglesson.com or call 804-366-0990.

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Etruscan Places - Landscape Painting in Tuscany and Civita Castellana, Italy

Etruscan Places offers a completely unique series of open air painting workshops on location, rain or shine, in some of Italy's most spectacular landscapes. Artists, curators, writers Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson are residents and home owners in both the USA and Italy. Their presence in Tuscany since 1995 guarantees their knowledge of the landscape, inhabitants and local culture and everything connected with it. Presently 4 distinct 1 week classes are offered May - October: Open Air Fundamentals (all levels); Elements of Landscape (intermediate +); Roman Campagna (advanced); Advanced Seminar. Fees include materials and surfaces, equipment, meals, accommodation, field trips and local transport. 12 student max and 2 instructors every class. 40%+ participant return rate. Contact www.landscapepainting.com or call 212-780-3216.

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Watercolor workshops with Marjorie Glick in Deer Isle and Stonington, Maine

Bring your work to the next level as you explore watercolors elusive qualities of transparency and spontaneity with an accomplished artist who loves to teach. Learn to see and mix luminous color, and compose dynamic compositions. 4 day plein air watercolor workshop on the coast of Maine in beautiful Deer Isle- a haven for artists. It is a magical place with its many islands amid sparkling blue waters, moss covered spruce forests and dramatic peach granite outcroppings. Daily demonstrations followed by individualized instruction and group critiques. Marjorie Glick is a painter of large scale lush colored realism watercolors. Her work has been described as being timelessly elegant and complex and is prized for its beauty and reverence for nature. For more info visit www.marjorieglick.com or contact marjorieglick@mac.com

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artbreak Arts Immersion Vacations in Prague (Czech Republic)

Named in 2008 by National Geographic as one of the world's 'Best Girlfriends Getaways'! The secret is out: artbreak is a one-of-a-kind learning vacation and totally new way to experience a great European capital - via its artistic heart. artbreak puts you in intimate contact with Prague's vibrant artistic community, morning to night, for six creativity-filled days. Your mornings: three hours in an atelier, honing your skills at painting, collage and ceramics. Afterwards you'll browse private galleries and major museums, then fit in some wine tasting and dinner before heading out to savor the absolute best of Prague's opera, theatre, ballet, and superlative jazz scene. artbreak is a chance to inspire your artistic self and an exquisitely choreographed cultural adventure. Visit www.artbreak.org to learn more.

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Tailor made and small group art workshop retreats in Scotland

Are you an artist looking to develop your skills, with stunning Scottish scenery, colours and light for inspiration? Or maybe you've always wanted to learn how to draw, paint, take fine art photographs, make silver jewelry? Experience Scotland differently with Wild at Art. Connect with our beautiful locations in an authentic way, with guidance of some of the best local artists. Relax, create & enjoy...and let us do the rest! Book one of our small group tours or let us design an exclusive art workshop retreat for you and your companion(s). New in 2019 - Outlander art tours! Painting / drawing / pottery/ ceramics/ creative writing / cookery / photography / jewellery / silversmithing / stonecarving / printmaking / felting

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Christine Swann, PSA, IAPS-MC - The Power of Pastel Portrait Workshop (June 9-10) - 3rd Street Gallery, Pittsburgh PA

Christine is known for her powerful depictions of light. This workshop focuses on better understanding and control of the medium while applying it to portraiture with an emphasis on understanding light. This not a "demonstration in the morning" and then "do your own thing" the rest of the day" workshop! Christine's 5-layer approach to understanding light and controlling the "power" of the pastel medium will help artists create well-designed works of art. Working with a model, students will learn how to take better photo references and then begin working from them, adjusting to how to make a photo work as a reference for a painting while learning the differences between working from photos and from life. Paintings are finished from life. All levels welcome. $295 includes model fees.

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Watercolors in Provence: An All-Inclusive Riverboat Cruise through the South of France - June 23-30, 2018

Create beautiful, luminous watercolor paintings, and lifelong memories, on this luxurious European river cruise in the South of France! From Lyon to Nice, this all-inclusive workshop onboard the spectacular Emerald Waterways' Liberté will be led by artist Barbara Kerstetter and her partner, Leon Axel. Imagine capturing on Arches paper the beauty and majesty of lavender and poppy fields as far as the eye can see while sipping wine in the 'original' wine country. Barbara will lead daily workshops as you explore all the fascinating nuances of the medium, and Leon will talk and teach about the techniques and history of watercolors and the 'science of seeing'. All materials provided in this wonderful and unique workshop for beginners to advanced painters. For more information, or to sign up, visit www.barbarakerstetter.com or contact Symantha at info@lotustours.us or call (212) 267-5414.

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Kristy Kutch Colored Pencil Workshops

Kristy Kutch has been creating colored pencil art for almost thirty years and has been teaching colored pencil workshops since 1991. A teacher with a life license, she applies many basic learning principles to her workshops, enthusiastically meeting each student at the appropriate level. Beginners are always welcome, but even advanced artists benefit from Kristy's instruction. Offering demonstrations of techniques and the characteristics of different types of colored pencils, papers, and other related materials, Kristy covers a wide range of possibilities. Kristy is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil. She is also the feature artist in the Artist Palette Productions DVD "Colored Pencil Landscapes: Beyond The Basics". Kristy's workshops are held nationwide; each is an enjoyable, supportive, memorable experience in a beautiful location. Visit www.artshow.com/kutch/ or contact Kristy at kakutch@earthlink.net or 219-874-4688.

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