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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 Workshop in Louisiana

Alvaro Castagnet Watercolor Workshop (David Art Center in Metairie, LA)
April 4-6, 2019

David Art Center welcomes international Master Watercolor Artist Alvaro Castagnet (A.W.S.) for 3 intense days of inspiration, hard work and productive creativity. Through many demonstrations, dialogues and humor, Alvaro will express his philosophy about painting. You will learn to achieve successful results, make quick decisions, and simplify for the most impact! Alvaro is an inspirational and expressive painter who has won many prestigious international awards.

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Plein Air Painting Workshop in Ireland!

Art Workshops and Tours in Ireland
July 22-29, 2019

Hugh O'Neill Ireland Art Tours celebrating 25th year. Our retreats are designed for those with no previous experience. The unique courses reflect the culture and history of the area, interwoven with art-history excursions, providing inspiration, variety and interest throughout the week. We supply your art materials in Ireland. A unique opportunity for new or developing artists to work in a group alongside an acclaimed Irish born artist.

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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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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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Plein Air Water Media Painting Workshop in Iceland!

Iceland - Snaefellsnes - Stunning Arnarstapi and Hellnar Coastline Painting
June 9-14, 2019

Water media Painting Course - 6 full days with two instructors - Kathleen Conover and Kathleen Mooney!  Independent Travelers - painters and non-painters - beginner to advanced level.  Iceland 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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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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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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