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Watercolor Painting Workshops

Judy Mudd Watercolor Workshops

Kentucky and other Locations (Year-round)

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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En Plein Air Painting Retreat in France

En Plein Air Painting Retreat in the South of France

St Puy, Occitanie, France (September 22 - 29, 2019)

Travel to the South of France and learn to paint and sketch from accomplished artists with many years of tutoring experience. Work in oils, watercolor, acrylics or crayon and explore the stunning places that inspired Monet's masterpieces. You will receive 25 hours of tuition adapted to your experience and ability levels, complete with accommodation, meals, day trips, and private transfers.

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Painting Retreats and Workshops in Europe, USA, and Mexico

Let's Talk Art: Painting Retreats and Workshops in Europe, USA, and Mexico

Europe, USA, Mexico (Year-round - see website for details)

Get inspired by wondrous places, unleash your creativity, and receive expert art tuition on one of our all-inclusive painting retreats, starting from US$860. Stunning destinations – All mediums – All subjects – Tuition from professional painters – Small groups – Accommodation included – Meals included – Transfers included – Guided tours and other activities included – Only US$100 deposit and Free Cancellation

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Watercolor Painting Workshop in Barcelona, Spain

Plein-Air Urban Watercolour Workshops in Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain (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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Watercolor Painting in Spain

Heart of Granada: Watercolors Landscape and Townscape Painting in Spain

Granada, Spain (September 15 - 22, 2019)

Capture the authentic Spanish charm with this painting and drawing vacation including live demonstrations, individual tutoring under professional painters' guidance, open air sessions and dynamic workshops. Redefine your artistic expression and creativity as you explore the vivid streets, hilltop views and the local flamenco shows of the mesmerizing Granada. Available in English, Dutch, Hebrew | All levels | Max. 12 people | Lodging, meals included.

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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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Plein Air Painting Workshop in Tuscany

Plein Air Painting in Tuscany

Pienza, Italy (September 25 - October 2, 2019)

One week of painting in the sublime landscape of Tuscany. Garrett Speirs has over 35 years of experience teaching and painting in Tuscany. Gentle guided instruction with daily demonstrations highlighting the day's topic all while painting in the most spectacular Tuscan landscapes. Farm to table meals included with wine. Tuscany awaits!

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Drawing and Painting Workshop in Croatia

Art by the Sea: Illustration and Drawing Retreat on the Stunning Dalmatian Coast

Vodice, Dalmatia, Croatia (September 4 - 11, 2019)

Travel to Croatia and learn to draw and illustrate from a professional painter and illustrator, explore soft pencil and watercolor techniques, and find your inspiration on Croatia's stunning Dalmatian Coast, among wondrous medieval buildings, picturesque bays, and rocky crags overlooking the turquoise Adriatic Sea. Available in English | All levels | Max. 10 people | Airport transfers | US$1,350 | Only 3 places left.

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Watercolor Workshop in Italy

The Tuscan Landscape in Watercolor with Jill William

Villa Casafredda, Tuscany (May 19 - 27, 2020)

An authentic all inclusive Italian experience and plein air workshop providing guests with stunning view of the Italian landscape.  The painting sessions will be facilitated by American watercolorist Jill Williams.  Excursions to exclusive Tuscan destinations, art history, fine dining and the warm hospitality of your hosts will provide you with the very best the region has to offer. Early booking discount till September 30, 2019.

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Summer Art Intensives in Philadelphia

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Holbein Artists' Oil Colors - Set of 20 paint tubes

72-count Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils

best portable French style easel for painting plein air


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