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colored pencil workshop in Boone, NC

"Luminous, Lustrous Colored Pencil" (Boone, NC)
October 14-18, 2019

Discover the "pointed potential" of colored pencil with Kristy Kutch, author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil, The New Colored Pencil, and the featured artist in 4 instructional DVDs.  Both "traditional" (waxy) and watercolor pencils will be included, with fascinating "painterly" techniques.  Water soluble wax pastels (which resemble larger crayons) will also be featured.  Enjoy an unforgettable workshop in a top-notch studio atmosphere!

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Figure Painting Workshop in Santa Fe, New Mexico

"Expressive Watercolors - from Flowers to Figures" (Santa Fe, NM)
May 13-17, 2019

Janet Rogers, AWS, will be conducting an intensive and exciting Watercolor Workshop at the charming La Fonda Hotel, located on the famous Santa Fe Plaza, surrounded by inspiring art everywhere! Fresh flowers in our studio will begin our journey of exploration of flowing colors to create beautiful florals and painting people in a loose and natural application of watercolor.

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Pastel Workshop in South Dakota

"Paint the Light in Pastel" (Marvin, SD)
July 15-19, 2019

The Ultimate Summer Art Vacation - an all-inclusive 5-day Art Retreat at The Abbey of the Hills.  Immerse yourself in the tranquility of this former monastery while stimulating your creativity with a Rita Kirkman Pastel Workshop!  Learn from Rita's 40+ years of experience with pastel.  After hours, explore the beautiful grounds, paint outside, sketch and take photos, or simply relax! Lots of individual attention given.

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colored pencil workshop in Grand Marais, MN

"Exploring Colored Pencil Potential" (Grand Marais, MN)
June 24-27, 2019

This course focuses on "painting from a point", using a variety of pencils and surfaces to create dynamic paintings.  Products include: watercolor pencils, waxy/oily colored pencils, and crayon-like wax pastels.  Featuring an abundance of free colored pencils and art materials, this workshop is full to the brim with demonstrations and techniques.  Kristy Kutch is an experienced workshop instructor, author, and featured artist on 4 instructional DVDs.

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Watercolor Painting Workshops

Judy Mudd Watercolor Workshops (Kentucky and other Locations)

Loosen up and paint in a more expressive style of watercolor!  Judy's relaxed, follow-the-leader teaching approach helps students see as artists, free themselves of constraints, explore their vision for paintings, learn valuable watercolor painting techniques, and be more expressive with their brushwork.  Workshops are filled with daily demonstrations, discussion and individual student attention.  Ranging from 1-4 days, experienced beginners to advanced students welcome.

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colored pencil workshop in Lake Geneva, WI

"Colored Pencil: Delicate to Dynamic" (Lake Geneva, WI)
September 9-12, 2019

Sharpen your colored pencils for workshop fun in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin!  Kristy Kutch, a supportive teacher, is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil; she is also featured in 4 instructional DVDs.  Create effects ranging from soft, transparent, and aqueous to dense and dramatic.  Bring an extra tote bag for samples!  $290, including a class dinner and snacks.

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Plein Air Painting Workshop at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico!

New Mexico - Ghost Ranch - Plein Air and Studio Painting
October 13-18, 2019

Water media Painting Course - 6 full days with Kathleen Mooney!  Joy and Fulfillment painting the iconic landscape of Georgia O'Keeffe - beginner to advanced level. Northwest of Santa Fe, Ghost Ranch is on everyone's travel dream list - wouldn't it be great to paint it too? Bring home the perfect memory - paintings you have created!  Register today!

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Landscape Painting workshop in Marfa, TX

5-Day Landscape Painting in Far West Texas- Marfa, TX
June 24-28, 2019

We have it all here: desert, mountains, wide-open spaces, and amazing sunsets, along with a culturally vibrant community. This is an in-depth course taught in locations such as the Antelope Hills and McDonald Observatory/Ft. Davis. There will be demos in oil, acrylic and watercolor. Additionally, there will be an exhibition of works on the final night. Taught by a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient.

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Landscape Painting workshop in Tuscany, Italy

Landscape Painting Workshop in Tuscany, Italy with Artist Tjasa Iris
September 7-14, 2019

What makes this Workshop unique is that the instructor is not just one more instructor out there, she is also an international artist who made it in the Art World! Had museum shows! Studied Fine Art in Florence. Is holding workshops in Europe and Asia since 1996. Fluent in English, Italian and Tuscan dialect! Knows Tuscan-Italian art and culture since she was a teen.

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Figure Painting Class in Philadelphia

Painting the Costumed Figure with David Graeme Baker (Philadelphia, PA)
June 10-14, 2019

Work with esteemed artist and PAFA alum David Graeme Baker to envision, compose, and execute figure paintings that embody your personal vision.  Working from a costumed model, learn how to effectively tackle issues of pose, placement and detail.  Demonstrations and discussion will address capturing the proportions and gestures of the figure, tactics for painting fabric and surrounding elements, strategies for planning extended projects, and sources of inspiration.

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Watercolor Painting Workshop in Barcelona, Spain

Plein-Air Urban Watercolour Workshops in Barcelona
Year-round (see website for details)

This is an opportunity to enjoy a 5 day plein-air intensive watercolor workshop in the heart of Barcelona, Spain.  Professional artist Paul Raymonde and his wife Angela run an urban painting course in one of Europe's most beautiful cities.  Classes are carefully structured to explain and practice the intricacies of traditional watercolor technique.

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