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artbreakTM Arts Immersion Vacations in Prague and Florence

Named in 2008 by National Geographic as one of the world's 'Best Girlfriends Getaways'! The secret is out: artbreakTM is a one-of-a-kind learning vacation and totally new way to experience two great European capitals - via their artistic hearts. artbreakTM puts you in intimate contact with vibrant artistic communities, 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 opera, symphony, ballet, and jazz. artbreakTM is a chance to inspire your artistic self and an exquisitely choreographed cultural adventure. Visit to learn more.

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Bryan Mark Taylor Plein air workshop in Spain "How to build your painting"

Bryan will teach you about light & shadow, values, shapes, design, perspective, edges, and colors. You will learn how to create a strong focal point by juggling all these key elements at the same time. This oil workshop is specifically designed for all levels of artists who want to take their work to the next level. Bryan will take you through a structured learning plan with demos, and exercises to help you acquire skills rapidly. Beginners and experienced artists will improve their skills, learn specialized techniques, and get plenty of individual attention. It will be a fun and instructive workshop where we will discover the magic of this idyllic city, Córdoba, that holds 4 inscriptions in the World Heritage List.

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"Art on the Water" Plein Air River Trip: August 24 - September 1, 2024

Special Interest 9 day Plein Air Painting/Sketching Workshop in Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon, Arizona). Painting White Water, Side Canyons and Botany, Managing artwork in the wilderness, Setting up quick compositions,Talks on Art History in Grand Canyon. Take a river trip of a lifetime and get a chance to sit on the Colorado River and paint!
Instructor: Ani Eastwood with Grand Canyon Expeditions
Sponsor: Grand Canyon Expeditions Company
Website, 1-800-544-2691

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Art adventure in Ireland with celebrated Irish Artist Hugh O'Neill (August 18-24, 2024)

All your art materials and easel are supplied free at the painting locations as part of the price so you can relax and have fun as you learn and tour. We are celebrating 26 years of total success, positive testimonials and 100 percent customer satisfaction. If you are thinking of traveling all the way from USA to Europe for an art workshop holiday, you will definitely want to be with the magically talented and experienced Hugh O'Neill. Enjoy daily Individualized instruction with informative painting demonstrations You will visit and experience castles, beaches by the Irish Sea, St Patrick's first church, art theory lectures, touring beautiful coastal areas of County Down in Ireland.

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Click here to learn more about this Figure Painting workshop in Italy!

From Start to Finish: Figure Painting in Oils with Trisha Lambi

Embark on a captivating week-long workshop in Assisi with Schola Artis Pro Vobis, where you'll learn the art of figure painting from start to finish. Led by renowned artist Trisha Lambi, you'll explore the expressive medium of oil painting, discovering how to infuse emotion into your work through light and form. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to develop your skills and unleash your creativity in a supportive environment. Your tuition covers 7 nights of deluxe accommodation, including gourmet dinners paired with regional wines, as well as all meals and art materials. During the afternoons, explore the picturesque surroundings of Assisi and the Umbrian countryside at your leisure.

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Kristy Kutch Colored Pencil Workshop (June 17-21, 2024 in Boone, NC)

Discover the "pointed potential" of colored pencil! Kristy Kutch, author of "Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil", "The New Colored Pencil", and the featured artist in 4 instructional DVDs, has taught colored pencil workshops nationwide. She provides an informative and enjoyable in-person classroom atmosphere. Both "traditional" (waxy) and watercolor pencils will be included, with fascinating "painterly" techniques for both types of pencils. Explore a wide range of compatible papers and boards which lend themselves beautifully to this dynamic medium. There will be demonstrations, individual attention, many materials to sample, and a generous cache of take-home supplies for each student. Enjoy an unforgettable workshop in the Blue Ridge Mountains with a gracious, helpful staff and a top-notch studio atmosphere. Visit or contact Cheap Joe's Art Stuff at or 800-227-2788.

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Click here to learn more about this Color Wax and Oil Workshop in Maine!

Color Wax and Oil Workshop in Maine (August 1-4, 2024)

Join Anne Hebebrand for three days of working with cold wax and oil paint. Whether you are a newcomer to this medium or more experienced, you're welcome to participate at any skill level. She will offer guidance and ample demonstrations, allowing you to progress at your own pace. Students will delve into various techniques, composition, color theory and editing. Explore unique techniques including building layers, working with contrast, veils of color, brayer and transfer techniques, mark-making, masking and stenciling, reductive techniques, compression and blotting. Workshop setting is in a barn at the Haley House in Kittery Maine, ten minutes from Portsmouth, New Hampshire and one hour away from Logan Airport in Boston. All meals provided.

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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 or contact Kristy at or 219-874-4688.

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