Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Outrageous Color in Landscape Painting"
January 27-28, 2022
 

Focus on learning to use a loose, colorful and expressive painting technique in your landscapes. Learn to organize and edit scenes to achieve better compositions. Improve your skill and confidence while putting pizazz into your paintings with bold color. His paintings start fast and end slowly and thoughtfully. Joseph always chooses poetry over correctness in his paintings. Students should have their own photo references. This is an easy going, casual workshop for all levels of painters. He believes in patience, good humor, and boundless encouragement. He starts each day with a 30-minute demo in acrylic while sharing tips, techniques and procedures. Each day will end with an always, gentle class critique.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Joseph Melancon
Cost: $180 Member | $220 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Painting and Poetry"
January 29 & 30, 2022
 

Do you jot down writings as you paint? Or maybe you have a ongoing writing practice. Join poet and artist Cathleen Cohen in this live Zoom workshop and explore the link between painting and poetry. Deepen and expand your creative process, even if you've never written a poem before! Paint and write in response to helpful prompts in a supportive environment. Examine how artists like Jean Arp, Kenneth Patchen and Wassily Kandinsky linked the written word and visual art. Some experience with drawing and painting recommended.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cathleen Cohen
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Portrait Painting"
February 1-3, 2022
 

This workshop is designed to teach students to paint a convincing portrait. Students will learn how to capture a likeness of their subject through the use of color value to add depth, brushwork to depict hate, glowing skin tone and clothing. Jenny will demonstrate techniques throughout the workshop. Students can work in acrylic or oil. Students who wish to paint in Oil can use materials (oil paint, brushes, palette, turpenoid) supplied by instructor for $10 fee (canvases are still supplied by student).
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Jenny Berry
Cost: $135 Member | $165 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Artrageous Paint Pouring Classes"
Wednesdays, February 2-23, 2022
 

Learn all about the hot new painting method of pouring paint! Jenni will teach you the ins and outs of paint pouring and plenty of tricks that will create amazing and unique results. She has been pouring and experimenting with this technique for three years now and is so excited with the results. All ages welcome. Come and join Jenni for this fun workshop and let the pouring begin!
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Jenni Messina
Cost: $115 Member | $145 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Open Abstract Impressionism"
Wednesdays, February 2-16, 2022
 

This class is designed for artists with some experience in abstract/impressionism or experienced painters looking to learn more about the abstract/impressionistic style. This class will help refine your skills, and techniques will be shown with hands-on direction. The purpose of the class is for artists to find new skills/or to enhance existing ones in order to accomplish different types of works that best fit their level of experience and their desire to engage in the unknown. Please bring any and all current paintings/examples you may wish to have evaluated/critiqued or that you want to try.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Art Cornell
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Randy Sexton - Expressive Brushwork"
Wednesdays, February 2-23, 2022
 

This class is taught live via Zoom. California-based artist Randall Sexton is nationally known for his use of expressive brushwork. Like your signature, your brushwork is recognizable. In this 4-week class, Sexton will share his methods for creating loose expressive brushwork and will cover fundamentals of successful picture-making: three dimensionality, value, color mixing, brushwork, paint quality, mood and concept. Whatever the subject matter, the success of any painting relies on a solid understanding of the basic principles of picture making in tandem with the creativity and passion of the artist.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $350
Website, email, 206-715-6663


"Abstracting the Landscape"
February 3, 2022
 

Take your landscapes to an impressionistic and somewhat abstracted level to make them more painterly and exciting. Students will paint landscapes from their own photos or those supplied by instructor and learn both design strategies and exciting brushwork to create works of art. The instructor will demonstrate color mixing for color harmony and finishing techniques.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Linda Pullinsi, www.lindapullinsi.com
Cost: $95 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Palette Knife Landscape Painting: Lose the Brush!"
February 5-6, 2022
 

Embrace the freedom that comes from decisive, impasto knife application. Work wet-into-wet in either oil or acrylic (oil is preferred). Students will plan, design, sketch and complete at least two or more compositions in the workshop. This class will focus on the reinforcement of traditional fundamentals including color theory, values, temperature management, large masses, focal point emphasis, simplification of detail and soft edges…all with a palette knife! No brushes allowed. Learn to identify and solve “problems” ahead of time to ensure beautiful results. This is a fun, relaxed atmosphere that will push even the most advanced artists out of their comfort zones and open a new door to passionate expressionism.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Renee Palmer-Jones, www.rpjfineart.com
Cost: $235 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Fundamentals of Abstraction"
February 8-10, 2022
 

This workshop is for the painter ready to push his or her work beyond the point of recognizable subject matter into the realm of pure abstraction. Students will start with traditional representational approaches and move quickly through progressively more abstract techniques, eventually arriving at purely non-objective paintings. Special attention will be paid to the elements of composition as they apply to abstract painting. Through a combination of slideshows, discussions, assignments, and critiques, this workshop will expose students to new artistic possibilities for self-expression. Students should bring their own reference photos and plan to take photos during the workshop. Printed photos and/or digital images on laptop/iPad may also be used. Students will have the option to paint from a still life set-up.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Mark Daniel Nelson, www.markdanielnelson.com
Cost: $415 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Creating Luminosity in Landscapes"
February 10-12, 2022
 

Learn three secrets to create a luminous painting, one that has an inner glow. Experiment with the medium of your choice using prismatic color. Exercises will be offered to enable you to use more sophisticated color choices in your work. Experiment with small color studies and choose your favorite to develop into a larger piece. See how adding tonal variations into shadow areas hold an opportunity for your paintings to take on a richer feel. Better understand why some paintings stand out in a crowd. Use colorful neutrals to help enhance your sunlit areas. Personal one on one time at your easel will assist you in advancing to the next rung in your work.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Linda Richichi
Cost: $295 Member | $325 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Color Confidence"
February 10-13, 2022
 

Learn to mix the exact colors that you want. Experience the delight and joy of color mixing as you become successful and efficient with color mixing. This workshop will help you identify what color you want to mix and then how to mix it efficiently. We will examine how color theory works, and why it doesn’t work so well sometimes. The basics of color theory will be covered but most of the time will be spent mixing color and making small studies. Creativity is sometimes chaotic but color mixing doesn’t have to be, it can be a tool to express your creativity and this class will make it just that. This is a class for all painting media.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Jane Jones, www.janejonesartist.com
Cost: $630 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Painting with the Nagels (Pastel, Oils or Acrylics)"
Thursdays, February 10 - March 24, 2022
 

Paint the subject of your choice in the medium of your choice with daily individual comments and help. Beginning pastelists will be encouraged with step-by-step demos. Advanced painters in any medium will benefit from open or individual daily group critiques. Students will vote on the last day Plein air outing.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Don & Joyce Nagel
Cost: $240
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Palette Knife Painting for Sky and Water in Oils or Acrylics"
February 11, 2022
 

We often think that the palette knife will only be useful for painting highly textured subjects or for working in a thick, impasto method. Imagine painting beautiful, smooth water with reflections and dramatic skies. Once you learn how to hold and to load your palette knife with paint, these effects will seem to happen automatically as you paint. Alex will be painting in oils, but the method is the same for acrylics. Paint along in either oil or acrylic.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Just Mixing it: Mixed Media"
February 15, 2022
 

With complimentary colors and their neutrals, watercolor, acrylic, ink, newsprint and stencils we’ll explore botanical illustration from a print and put our own twist on it.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Allison Lehti
Cost: $45 Member | $65 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Intermediate Acrylic Pour Painting"
February 19, 2022
 

This workshop is meant for students who have some experience in acrylic pour painting, or those who attended the January 2022 introductory course. Instructor Mary Ringelstetter will guide students through more advanced pour techniques and color mixing options. Each student will create up to 3 canvases during class, depending on the speed with which you work. Class size is extremely limited and early registration is recommended!
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Mary Ringelstetter
Cost: $115
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Acrylic Landscape Painting"
Saturdays, February 19 - March 5, 2022
 

Students will learn how to use the fast-drying properties of acrylic paints to their creative advantage. Basic concepts of design, light, form, and atmospheric perspective are covered. Students will learn how to select a “good” reference to paint and be introduced to new approaches in landscape painting that acrylic paints can provide. This workshop will be fun and explorative for those not yet aware of the acrylic medium’s power and potential.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Edward Sprafkin, www.sprafkinart.com
Cost: $315 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Painting like the Masters: Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor"
Mondays, February 21 - March 28, 2022
 

Learn to paint like the masters by a former Ringling instructor in your medium of choice with simple techniques. Depth and perspective, light and shadow will be covered with personal instruction and demonstrations. Easy subject materials will be provided. A delightful method of creating beach scenes, seascapes, landscapes, florals, abstract, etc. will be introduced. Seasoned artists or complete novices will enjoy these classes. Students can bring their own materials or materials can be purchased from the instructor. Be prepared to have fun while learning.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Renee DiNapoli
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Loose & Expressive: All Subjects"
Tuesdays, February 22 - March 29, 2022
 

Joseph will guide and encourage you in painting any subject and offer gentle critiques that will have you painting with better design, vivid color, and pure spunk than you thought possible. He emphasizes creativity and has a no fear attitude about painting. Fear of failure can prevent one from advancing. Learn more about brushes, palettes, paints and techniques. Learn to simplify in painting your subject, create varied pure color from a limited palette and leave out unnecessary detail. He will generously share his lifetime of knowledge in drawing and painting. Each student can supply their own reference sketches, photos or still life to paint from or use Joseph’s reference photos. Joseph’s demonstrations will be done in acrylics. Join us!
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Joseph Melancon
Cost: $185 Member | $215 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Persons of Interest: Clues for Painting Lifelike Impressionistic Figures"
February 22-23, 2022
 

A sleuthing expedition into what the human eye needs to see to identify a figure. This class will spend one day working with a live costumed model and a second day working with students’ own photos. Acting like detectives, we’ll learn to eliminate unnecessary detail and delve into the Impressionists’ findings on color and figure to create fully alive portraits and figurative paintings. Oil and acrylic painters will find new ways of approaching color and form in this fun and freeing 2-day exploration.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Leslie Dyas
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Open Studio, Advanced Abstract"
Wednesdays, February 23 - March 30, 2022
 

Learn to paint like the masters by a former Ringling instructor in your medium of choice with simple techniques. Depth and perspective, light and shadow will be covered with personal instruction and demonstrations. Easy subject materials will be provided. A delightful method of creating beach scenes, seascapes, landscapes, florals, abstract, etc. will be introduced. Seasoned artists or complete novices will enjoy these classes. Students can bring their own materials or materials can be purchased from the instructor. Be prepared to have fun while learning.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Barbara Eisenberg
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Contemporary Approaches to Acrylics"
February 23, 2022
 

Take your acrylic painting to the next level with a variety of contemporary techniques in this PowerPoint discovery of alternatives for supports, palettes, brushes, and methods of paint application. Presentation topics include pours, tiles, stable cracking and peeling, and a variety of 3d concepts. This class is lecture-only, offering valuable information for both artists and art appreciators interested in learning the possibilities and methods of acrylic painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $25
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Wine, Paint, Pots & Plants, an Artistic Night Out"
February 24, 2022
 

Join us for a fun evening of wine and painting! With art instruction by Andrea Smith, of 7th & Palm, each student will be guided through painting their own terra cotta pot, perfect to keep or give away as a unique and special gift! Every student will leave with a completed pot and will be given a live plant to accompany their new creation! Let loose and unwind with a glass of wine and get your creativity flowing. No experience is required to join in on the fun so grab your girlfriends, your significant other, or come by yourself so you don't miss out! Price includes all materials.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Andrea Smith
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Experimental Mixed Media"
Fridays, February 25 - April 1, 2022
 

A six week course designed to help you develop your own language in art. Using mixed media (or not!!) you will potentially transform the way you make art. It is not about making art bigger or more complicated, but a search to communicate in a different way. You may use what you have already learned (or not!) in art making, but we will, together, identify new possibilities for your work to evolve.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Peter Gaztambide
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Online Figure Drawing Marathon"
February 26, 2022
 

Join us for a very special online edition of an ArtisTTable Figure Drawing Marathon. In this 6 hour figure drawing session, held on Zoom, you will be able to draw from 3 different models from Europe, Israel and the US for one single registration fee of $30. With your registration you will be able come and go from the session as you would like. This fee also includes automatic registration in our next online exhibition "Figuratively Speaking". The session will run from: 10 AM to 4 PM Eastern US time, 16:00 to 22:00 Central Europe time, 17:00 to 23:00 Israel time.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $30
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage"
March 1-31, 2022
 

SFVACC/SCORE presents “Abstract Acrylic Painting & Collage”, a 3-hour concentrated Zoom demo and instruction workshop that will open up your creative consciousness to the abstract. In conjunction with our “In the Abstract” virtual art exhibit, March 1-31, 2022, we invite you to explore new elements, techniques and materials with artist, Bob Burridge as your instructor. Get ready to create by tearing, gluing, acrylic-paint-splashing and using your ragbag of paper to learn the all new, contemporary Burridge technique. Imagine painting with your fingers, paper towels and brushes. Workshop is for all levels. All students must be 18 years of age or older. Zoom Link will be provided after registration. Register for this workshop by January 14.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Robert Burridge
Cost: $75
Sponsor: SFVACC/SCORE
Website, email, (818) 321-3464


"Painting Over the Line"
Wednesdays, March 2 - April 6, 2022
 

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class. Expert instruction and advice from the instructor will push you to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs. Paint from personal subject matter to find your own visual language, informed by examples from contemporary and modern art. Painting experience recommended. Kassem will begin each class with a visual presentation/lecture focusing on how master artists through history have addressed color, harmony, focal points, space, mark making, paint application, and more, and how to apply these concepts to your own work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Artrageous Paint Pouring Classes"
Wednesdays, March 2-23, 2022
 

Learn all about the hot new painting method of pouring paint! Jenni will teach you the ins and outs of paint pouring and plenty of tricks that will create amazing and unique results. She has been pouring and experimenting with this technique for three years now and is so excited with the results. All ages welcome. Come and join Jenni for this fun workshop and let the pouring begin!
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Jenni Messina
Cost: $115 Member | $145 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Open Painting in The Medium of Your Choice"
Mondays, March 7-28, 2022
 

Paint with the medium (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel) of your choice in a relaxed atmosphere with as much instructor help as you want. Bring in new or unfinished work you want to do. Short demos, techniques, and critiques will be available to assist you. Realism, impressionism, or something more modern is all welcome.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting Florals Large and Loose"
March 7-8, 2022
 

Come and join the fun of painting large, loose florals! Krista Eaton paints in a delightful contemporary style that works for both oil and acrylic painters. If you’ve thought about trying to paint something large, now’s the time. Students will create their own style and learn to be free with their painting by focusing on large shapes rather than fussy details. Students will be amazed at the work they can create when they learn to paint fast and loose! All levels are welcome, even beginners.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Krista Eaton, www.kristaeaton.com
Cost: $210 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Still Life: Keys to Dynamic Composition"
Thursdays, March 10 & 17, 2022
 

Learn Sarah’s painting process – from the planning stages through finished, brilliant color! Get tips for setting up a successful still life, creating a thumbnail sketch and a value study, and working from the general to the specific, seeing the big value shapes in your still life, and using them as building blocks to create your composition. Next you’ll learn Sarah’s process for alla prima oil painting, working with a split-primary palette of six colors and white. You’ll see three steps: underpainting, color mixing, and brushwork during the demo. Ask questions in real time, via chat. Instruction will be in oils, and acrylics are also welcome. There will be a live critique, assignments, and follow up critiques on our Facebook page.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Sedwick, sarahsedwick.com
Cost: $185 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Six Primary Colors for Unlimited Possibilities"
March 11, 2022
 

Imagine painting with a wide variety of colors by mixing only six specially chosen colors. Painting with a limited palette of colors is one sure way to achieve unity and color harmony. The word “limited” makes us think we won’t have lots of colors, but with the three primary colors, we can mix all the colors. Alex Sharma will demonstrate the mixing possibilities and the wide color variations achievable. Paint along in any medium.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Plein Air Painting Class"
Mondays, March 14 - April 4, 2022
 

Get ready to paint outside. Linda shows students how to capture light, color, and the spirit of Sarasota with demos and one on one help in the beautiful garden surrounding Art Center Sarasota.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Linda Richichi
Cost: $125 Member | $155 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Fundamentals of Studio Landscape Painting"
March 14-18, 2022
 

Designed for all students wishing to develop further fundamentals in landscape painting, including a greater understanding for values, color mixing, atmospheric perspective, and composition including design organization and emphasis. The focus will also be on developing more fluid brushwork and a personal statement in representing outdoor subject matter. Though we will accomplish 8-10 painting studies, the primary focus will be on imparting the necessary information for self-evaluation and growth. Instruction will include lecture and slide presentation, demonstrations, class critique, and plenty of one-on-one time with each student. A field easel is optional, the Artists’ School will have studio easels available. Finally, a class that deciphers the mysteries of age-old concepts and breaks it down into simple, straightforward, easy to understand mechanisms.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: John Poon, www.johnpoon.net
Cost: $655 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Artist Demonstration by Jane Slivka"
March 16, 2022
 

Jane Slivka is offering a demonstration via Zoom prior to her Freedom of Acrylics workshop scheduled for April 4-6.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jane Slivka
Cost: $20 Member | $25 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Painting Water and Beaches"
March 17-18, 2022
 

Every object in a landscape painting involves the use of perspective which means buildings, roads, trees, people, boats, paths…well you get the drift. It is simple to learn and your paintings will be easier and improve drastically. Learn how Joseph chooses subjects, organizes and edits his ideas to get the most dynamic, expressive paintings. Learn to be bold and confident using a fully loaded larger brush. He will share generously his knowledge of painting in each class with demonstrations and feedback. Remember Joseph chooses poetry over exactness, so be bold. He will supply photo references and students are welcome to bring their own. This is an easy going, casual workshop for all levels of painters. He believes in patience, good humor, and boundless encouragement.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Joseph Melancon
Cost: $180 Member | $220 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Paint, Paper, Paste: Mixed Media"
March 17, 2022
 

Busy yet satisfying abstract exercise. On two different weights of paper we’ll experiment using modeling paste with stencils - scratching into it, masking areas with tape, applying a strong color with tissue paper - layering on and covering up with acrylics and pondering composition. We’ll focus on a limited complimentary palette with lots of values, some created by adding newspaper and see where the practice takes us.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Allison Lehti
Cost: $45 Member | $65 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Spontaneous Abstraction Workshop"
March 18-20, 2022
 

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class! Many artists can feel frustrated in front of a blank canvas, unsure of how to start and what to paint. This workshop offers a step-by-step technique which will enable you to paint with confidence by tapping into your intuitive process and finding inspiration more easily. The instructor will push students to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs. Demonstration of techniques will enhance your knowledge of the process of painting. Students will utilize line, color and space and will learn to create busy/calm areas and focal points in their paintings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"All Subject Painting"
March 22-24, 2022
 

Personalized instruction in composition, color mixing, light and shadows and brushwork to help make any subject appear more realistic and add depth to the paintings. Jenny will demonstrate techniques throughout the workshop. Students who wish to paint in Oil can use materials (oil paint, brushes, palette, turpenoid) supplied by instructor for $10 fee (canvases are still supplied by student).
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Jenny Berry
Cost: $135 Member | $165 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Wine, Paint, Pots & Plants, an Artistic Night Out"
March 24, 2022
 

Join us for a fun evening of wine and painting! With art instruction by Andrea Smith, of 7th & Palm, each student will be guided through painting their own terra cotta pot, perfect to keep or give away as a unique and special gift! Every student will leave with a completed pot and will be given a live plant to accompany their new creation! Let loose and unwind with a glass of wine and get your creativity flowing. No experience is required to join in on the fun so grab your girlfriends, your significant other, or come by yourself so you don't miss out! Price includes all materials.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Andrea Smith
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Abstracting the Landscape"
March 28-31, 2022
 

Modernize your paintings to be more joyful and “happy.” Students will learn to abstract the landscape from appropriate photos which will be supplied by Claudia. Students will learn effective composition, the use of cool and warm colors, vibrant color mixing, and experimenting. Claudia will give demonstrations, individual instruction and critiques. The students will have the opportunity to complete a painting each day. The goal: learn, have fun and fall in love with acrylic paints!
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Claudia Hartley, claudiahartley.com
Cost: $525 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Painting the Lowcountry Landscape"
March 29-31, 2022
 

Join Colorado-based pastelist and instructor Susan Mayfield for this 3-day workshop exploring ways to make a more dynamic painting. In this workshop, students will focus on the landscapes of the Lowcountry as inspiration and subject matter. This workshop will consist of demos, painting exercises, group discussions, positive critiques and lots of hands-on individual attention. Oil and acrylic painters are welcome to attend, as long as they understand that the demos will be done in pastel. Make colors pop, develop more interesting compositions, learn to edit and simplify, learn to use contrasts to push values and color temperature to make a stronger painting. Students will learn guidelines to help them critique their own work while strengthening the fundamentals in their paintings.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Susan Mayfield
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting like the Masters: Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor"
Mondays, April 4-25, 2022
 

Learn to paint like the masters by a former Ringling instructor in your medium of choice with simple techniques. Depth and perspective, light and shadow will be covered with personal instruction and demonstrations. Easy subject materials will be provided. A delightful method of creating beach scenes, seascapes, landscapes, florals, abstract, etc. will be introduced. Seasoned artists or complete novices will enjoy these classes. Students can bring their own materials or materials can be purchased from the instructor. Be prepared to have fun while learning.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Renee DiNapoli
Cost: $115 Member | $145 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Painting in Portugal"
April 4-10, 2022
 

Join California-based painter and renowned art instructor Randall Sexton for an exciting week of painting in the beautiful region of Azeitão, Portugal. This all-inclusive 5 day/6 night trip is open to all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Spaces are limited as the group will be the exclusive guests at a 300 year-old villa just south of Lisbon. This fully renovated estate is surrounded by vineyards, cork trees, and olive orchards, and offers a breathtaking array of subjects from the intimate to the monumental. Away from tourists, you will be able to immerse yourself in a unique countryside and participate in daily painting demos/lectures and lots of and one-on-one painting instruction with Randy.
 
Location: Azeitão, Portugal
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $3200/single occ, $2900/double occ
Website, email, (919) 272-5958


"Freedom of Acrylics"
April 4-6, 2022
 

Jane’s love of life bubbles up and over through her motivational artistry approach, as she teaches students to just relax and have a good time. They truly enjoy her outlook and the foundation of her methodology, where she enables the connection between the artist and their art to flow openly without reservation. Jane demonstrates and vividly describes to her students how to utilize color with confidence. As a student, you can look forward to painting still life, landscapes, figures, and if time permits, you might even explore the exciting form of abstraction. Jane's students leave with more than a few canvases in hand; they leave with a sense of accomplishment, a new appreciation for their own abilities and the motivation to keep on painting.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Jane Slivka, janeslivkagallery.com
Cost: $375 Member | $415 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Seeing and Capturing your Subject"
April 4-8, 2022
 

What does the act of ‘seeing’ mean for an artist? Discover the answers in this 5-day workshop as we explore the specifics of observing a subject, interpreting the visual elements, and executing it all onto canvas. We will discuss the way the optics of the eye work as well as seeing light, form, atmosphere and space. The fundamental principles of painting - composition, drawing, value, color, and edges will also be stressed. Each day we will begin with a demo, followed by a fun day of painting and personal instruction. Students may choose to work from their favorite photos and field sketches or set up still lifes. Demonstrations will be in oil but acrylic is welcome.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Mitch Baird, www.mitchbaird.com
Cost: $675 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Acrylic Landscapes"
April 4-8, 2022
 

Understanding the demands of the acrylic medium is the primary focus of this workshop. Hook will emphasize color, composition, atmospheric light, architectural elements, and an intuitive approach to painting. Students will receive individual instruction and critiques in the studio and should complete the workshop with a significant level of confidence working with acrylics. Photography as a visual source for landscape painting is an important part of the class. Photos will be provided.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: William Hook, www.williamhook.net
Cost: $840 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Pushing Color with Landscapes"
Tuesdays, April 5-26, 2022
 

Focus on learning to use a loose, colorful and expressive painting technique in your landscapes. Learn to organize and edit scenes to achieve better compositions. Improve your skill and confidence while putting pizazz into your paintings with bold color. His paintings start fast and end slowly and thoughtfully. Joseph always chooses poetry over correctness in his paintings. Students should have their own photo references. This is an easy going, casual workshop for all levels of painters. He believes in patience, good humor, and boundless encouragement. He starts each day with a 30-minute demo in acrylic while sharing tips, techniques and procedures. Each day will end with an always, gentle class critique.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Joseph Melancon
Cost: $125 Member | $155 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Artrageous Paint Pouring Classes"
Wednesdays, April 6-27, 2022
 

Learn all about the hot new painting method of pouring paint! Jenni will teach you the ins and outs of paint pouring and plenty of tricks that will create amazing and unique results. She has been pouring and experimenting with this technique for three years now and is so excited with the results. All ages welcome. Come and join Jenni for this fun workshop and let the pouring begin!
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Jenni Messina
Cost: $115 Member | $145 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Open Studio, Advanced Abstract"
Wednesdays, April 6 - May 11, 2022
 

Learn to paint like the masters by a former Ringling instructor in your medium of choice with simple techniques. Depth and perspective, light and shadow will be covered with personal instruction and demonstrations. Easy subject materials will be provided. A delightful method of creating beach scenes, seascapes, landscapes, florals, abstract, etc. will be introduced. Seasoned artists or complete novices will enjoy these classes. Students can bring their own materials or materials can be purchased from the instructor. Be prepared to have fun while learning.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Barbara Eisenberg
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Experimental Mixed Media"
Fridays, April 8-29, 2022
 

A course designed to help you develop your own language in art. Using mixed media (or not!!) you will potentially transform the way you make art. It is not about making art bigger or more complicated, but a search to communicate in a different way. You may use what you have already learned (or not!) in art making, but we will, together, identify new possibilities for your work to evolve.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Peter Gaztambide
Cost: $115 Member | $145 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"The Impasto Approach with Andrew Denman"
April 11-15, 2022
 

Join Andrew Denman as he shares the secrets to his dramatically different approach to painting in an easy, step-by-step tutorial. Denman is known for his beautiful portrayals of wildlife in a unique style combining realism with stylization and abstraction. You will employ a series of thick, impasto underpaintings, cover over with many layers of gesso, then sand down to reveal astonishing textures, patterns, and colors, which can either stand on their own, function as an abstract foil to any subject, or provide underlayment for natural textures like fur, feathers, bark, rocks, and grass. The first three days will focus on a series of easy-to-follow exercises. The last two days, students will create a small finished painting of their own.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Andrew Denman, www.andrewdenman.com
Cost: $650 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Loose & Expressive Painting Any Subjects"
April 14-15, 2022
 

Joseph is an award-winning artist known for his loose and expressive style of painting. He is completely unafraid of bold color and design and will help you put a fierce, creative freshness in your painting. The whole point is to enjoy the adventure. He paints in acrylic, oil, and watercolor and is eager to show you what you are capable of. Working from objects, photos and sketches, each day will be a new subject but approached to get the most from color, design and light. This is an easy going, casual workshop where each painter gets personal attention. He believes in patience, good humor, and boundless encouragement. Each day will end with an always, gentle class critique.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Joseph Melancon
Cost: $180 Member | $220 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Acrylic Painting Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
April 16-22, 2022
 

Join Arnhild Kart for this acrylic painting course and learn techniques that will lead you to more experimental work in landscape paintings and cityscapes. The instructor supports you in taking your painting process beyond reality, surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the expression of colour. With a broad brush or palette knife, mood and geometry, as well as light and shadow are captured. Here the art of omission is called for in order to direct the view to the essential. We will work with acrylic colours as well as with ink, charcoal, pastels or oil crayons - offering great opportunities for experimentation. This liberating workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle!
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Mastering Water Media: Acrylic and Watercolor"
April 18-22, 2022
 

Capturing the beauty of light through studying temperatures of light and shadow, visual movement, and value/color relationship will be demonstrated daily. In this workshop the still life, landscape, sky-scape, and architectural subjects will be focused on, as well as adding figures into a painting. Carr will emphasize the “how to’s” in achieving dynamic and impressionistic paintings using painterly brushwork in both watercolor and acrylic. Massing and organizing darks and lights, importance of drawing and the value sketch, atmospheric and linear perspective will also be covered. Students will enjoy gaining painting skills while exploring the wide variety of amazing techniques and useful supplies in both acrylic and watercolor. Through individual instruction, observing daily demonstrations, and critiques, students will develop a personal style.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Betty Carr, www.bettycarrfineart.com
Cost: $630 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Brayer Layer Player: Mixed Media"
April 19, 2022
 

Discover the joy of mixed-media painting with tissues, papers and acrylic layering effects. This 3 hour workshop is designed to increase students creative skills using an abstract composition with a contracting color palette.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Allison Lehti
Cost: $45 Member | $65 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Painting Workshop with Alison Ryde"
April 23-29, 2022
 

Join us as we paint with Watercolours/Acrylics on paper. This exciting workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century! The aim is to create conditions for the ability to create a painting which expresses the observations and insights of individual painters - the basis of originality. We will aim to go beyond the usual, creating something very uniquely yours and an expression of your individuality. We will be stretching one’s thinking and working to find the pure essence of our subject. Simplicity and the impression of light and distance without effort will be our goal. This workshop is useful for both beginners and experienced painters.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Alison Ryde
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"In the Pink Acrylic Painting"
May 3, 2022
 

Students will paint a flamingo on 16x20 inch canvases with acrylics. The teacher will be demonstrating for the class, so the students can follow along. As part of our Art Camp series for Adults, all supplies are included and students will receive an Art Center apron.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Charlotte Jordan
Cost: $55 Member | $65 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Van Gogh and Cézanne in Provence, France"
May 8-15, 2022
 

This retreat will take you to the very places that Van Gogh and Cézanne painted many of their masterpieces. You will be inspired by the rich locations of Arles, Saint Remy, and Aix-en-Provence. Hosts Royce Deans (USA) and Tali Farchi (NL) are accomplished painters and teachers, providing art instruction to enrich your creative process, they’ll share information about these artist's lives and how they worked. The ArtisTTable has hosted hundreds of artists of all levels and backgrounds. During this retreat, we will stay in the center of Arles giving easy access to this historic city. This all inclusive retreat boasts delicious meals, exclusive day trips and lots of art making. It will be a trip you won't forget.
 
Location: Arles, and Aix-en-Provence, France
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $2990.00
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Make Your Paintings More Three-Dimensional"
May 12-15, 2022
 

This workshop is for all skill levels from beginner to advanced. Penix will cover topics such as the power of warms and cools, complementaries, harmony, edges, shape-quality, variety, simplifying, loosening brushwork, elements of design, elements of light and shadow, the power of suggestion and seeing in terms of mass and shape relationships. There will be a strong emphasis on making your paintings more three-dimensional. Students will use oils (other mediums are welcome) to paint from photos. They will have a choice of dozens of photographs consisting of boats, cityscapes, figures, birds, hanging fruit and fish. Students will also have the option to paint from their own photos.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Derek Penix, derekpenix.com
Cost: $595
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Painting Workshop with Alison Ryde"
May 14-20, 2022
 

Join us as we paint with Watercolours/Acrylics on paper. This exciting workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century! The aim is to create conditions for the ability to create a painting which expresses the observations and insights of individual painters - the basis of originality. We will aim to go beyond the usual, creating something very uniquely yours and an expression of your individuality. We will be stretching one’s thinking and working to find the pure essence of our subject. Simplicity and the impression of light and distance without effort will be our goal. This workshop is useful for both beginners and experienced painters.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Alison Ryde
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Transparent Stitched Color Pencil Book"
May 15, 2022
 

Working with color pencil on vellum is a beautiful combination of showing extraordinary botanical and animal shapes in a book form. This simple book structure is a perfect way to create, draw, stitch, blend color, ink, collage, and paint on two different but compatible surfaces. The combinations of color will harmonize with each other, shimmering through the translucent surfaces. This book structure is a multi-signature simple bound book that can be easily constructed. You’ll learn at least six different techniques including color pencil techniques on vellum, drawing flora and fauna shapes, color mixing, acrylic painting with abandonment, and book binding to stitch signatures in place. It’s a book that will continue to change and become more beautiful in time.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Creating Energy & Life in Your Paintings"
May 16-18, 2022
 

Join LPAPA Signature Artist Michele Usibelli for this intense and fun filled 3-Day Workshop focused on “Bringing Paintings to Life!” Lessons will include an abbreviated lecture on the fundamentals of sound painting, a discussion of drawing, value, design and color, plus lively Q&A sessions.
 
Location: Bend, Oregon
Instructor: Michele Usibelli
Cost: $500
Sponsor: Cascade Fine Art Workshops
Website, email, (541) 408-5524


"Landscape Painting: Earth, Water, and Sky (& More)!"
May 19-22, 2022
 

David Dunlop is a modern-day old master whose luminous paintings draw from both Renaissance techniques and contemporary science. Each day begins with demonstrations and followed by Dunlop working individually with each artist. These personal instructor visits allow each artist to expand their skills and enjoyably realize their own ambitions in a relaxed, friendly, and comfortable way. The workshop will have a daily combination of lecture/slides, demo in acrylic, oil and watercolor and student painting. The following subjects will be covered: Day 1. Broad Panoramic Landscapes with Big Skies. Day 2. Water. Day 3. Intimate Landscapes; Nature up Close. Day 4. The Other Landscape, the Cityscape. For more information, visit daviddunlop.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: David Dunlop
Cost: $725 Museum members/ $775 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Acrylic Painting Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
May 21-27, 2022
 

Join Arnhild Kart for this acrylic painting course and learn techniques that will lead you to more experimental work in landscape paintings and cityscapes. The instructor supports you in taking your painting process beyond reality, surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the expression of colour. With a broad brush or palette knife, mood and geometry, as well as light and shadow are captured. Here the art of omission is called for in order to direct the view to the essential. We will work with acrylic colours as well as with ink, charcoal, pastels or oil crayons - offering great opportunities for experimentation. This liberating workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle!
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Painting the Dutch Landscape"
May 22-29, 2022
 

During this retreat to Holland, The Netherlands we will visit the city of Zwolle, founded in 800AD. Its classically designed city center has gorgeous parks surrounded by farmland, wooded areas, canals, dikes, and lots of bikes. Your hosts Royce Deans (USA) and Tali Farchi (Zwolle) are accomplished painters and teachers, providing art instruction to enrich your creative process. The ArtisTTable has hosted hundreds of artists of all levels and backgrounds. During this retreat, we will stay in the 4-Star Bilderberg Wientjes Hotel. This all inclusive retreat boasts delicious meals, exclusive day trips and lots of art making. You will get the full-local experience that will take you will off the beaten tourist path and be a trip you won't forget.
 
Location: Zwolle, The Netherlands
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $2990.00
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"The Figure and the Landscape"
May 30 - June 4, 2022
 

Have you been struggling with adding a figure into a scene…or been curious about painting from life en plein air? Come join Randall Sexton for this unique workshop experience in the Northwoods of Wisconsin at the natural serene world of Dillman’s Bay Resort. The class will focus on the fundamentals of plein air for two days and then experience the joy of working on location from life with a model(s). Open to all levels the demonstrations will be done in oil, but the workshop is open to other mediums as well. Beginning students must have some experience with plein air (mainly to insure that you have proper equipment and experience working outside. Hope you can join us!
 
Location: Luc du Flambeau, Wisconsin
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Sponsor: Dillman's Bay Resort
Website, email, 715-588-3143


"The New Nouveau"
June 9-12, 2022
 

In our new approach to the now classic art form of Art Nouveau, we are going to spend four glorious days collaging and winding botanicals and whiplash curves around a central figure. We’ll focus on creating rich layered backgrounds, color mixing, transparent glazes, mesmerizing collage constructs, and adding the perfect accents. I will walk you through the process of creating your own nouveau-inspired stencil, botanical shapes, and undulating curves with the use of several tools to simplify the process and introduce you to some stunningly creative uses for paint skins. We’ll honor the old traditions and pay homage to Gustav Klimt with our skillful use of gold leaf, but we’ll bring this art form into the the 21st century.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Andrea Matus deMeng
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Studio Italia - Art workshop in Tuscany offered since 1997"
June 11-20, 2022
 

A thought-provoking and inspirational art workshop open to artists of all levels and all media (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.). Nine full days of plein air painting, art history/art theory lectures, touring, group discussions, and gourmet cuisine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. We limit the size of our groups to eight participants to offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment. Cost of CAD 3375 (around US$ 2600) includes art instruction, 9-night double accommodation, all breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 gourmet dinners including wine, transportation from and to the Arezzo train station, transportation to all painting sites (Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, etc.) train ticket to Florence, and a guided tour to the Uffizi Museum. Testimonials from former participants on our website.
 
Location: Lucignano, Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US $2600
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Learning to Paint the Head"
June 16-18, 2022
 

This class is designed as a skills building workshop. We will take a deep dive into drawing and proportions, value as it relates to skin tone, edges, and likeness. Class exercises, where you will work from photo reference, will equip you for painting better portraits. 4 weeks of online help, following the class, will walk you through that portrait project that you have been wanting to do. Students will receive a full color booklet of notes. Class size will be held to 12 students to maximize individual attention.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $590
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Sketch to Studio"
June 16-18, 2022
 

Students will paint “grocery bag” sketches on Kraft paper and then use the color sketches and pencil drawings to create larger paintings. This practice trains visual memory and helps a painter find their personal style.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $500
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Painting Workshop with Alison Ryde"
June 18-24, 2022
 

Join us as we paint with Watercolours/Acrylics on paper. This exciting workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century! The aim is to create conditions for the ability to create a painting which expresses the observations and insights of individual painters - the basis of originality. We will aim to go beyond the usual, creating something very uniquely yours and an expression of your individuality. We will be stretching one’s thinking and working to find the pure essence of our subject. Simplicity and the impression of light and distance without effort will be our goal. This workshop is useful for both beginners and experienced painters.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Alison Ryde
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Atelier Provence and Barcelona Art Trip 2022"
June 25 - July 6, 2022
 

A seven-day plein-air painting workshop in the Alpes de Haute Provence followed by a four-day art history tour in Barcelona. A unique learning experience open to artists of all levels and all mediums. Paint a varied range of subjects, from lavender and poppy fields to ochre cliffs and beautiful mountain scenery, visit Barcelona’s great art museums and architecture, and enjoy famous Provencal and Catalan cuisine. Price of CAD 3800 (around US$2950) includes painting instruction, art history/theory lectures,11-night double accommodation, 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 gourmet dinners including wine, TGV train ticket Avignon-Barcelona, transportation, and entrances to all museums and sites on schedule (Cézanne’s studio, La Sagrada Familia, Picasso Museum, Miró Museum, etc.). The perfect art holidays!
 
Location: Alpes de Haute Provence/Barcelona, France
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US $2950
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Acrylic Painting Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
June 25 - July 1, 2022
 

Join Arnhild Kart for this acrylic painting course and learn techniques that will lead you to more experimental work in landscape paintings and cityscapes. The instructor supports you in taking your painting process beyond reality, surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the expression of colour. With a broad brush or palette knife, mood and geometry, as well as light and shadow are captured. Here the art of omission is called for in order to direct the view to the essential. We will work with acrylic colours as well as with ink, charcoal, pastels or oil crayons - offering great opportunities for experimentation. This liberating workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle!
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Paint without fear"
July 7-14, 2022
 

Bonjour, join us and artist Gregory Wellman at our beautiful country house, La Salle, in Southern France for a 7 night painting holiday. Luxury accommodation, delicious meals with wine, a friendly environment and like minded people. Non painters are welcome. We will visit villages nearby, passing through glorious landscapes ablaze with Sunflowers. We will be winetasting at the Chateau, visiting wonderful farmer's markets plus a fabulous flea market. Groups are of 5 -10 artists enabling plenty of individual tuition, painting on location and in the studio. Gregory demonstrates in acrylic but invites artists to bring their preferred medium. His teaching style is encouraging and confidence building while developing skills and technique. Pack your paints and brushes and let's go!
 
Location: Toulouse, France
Instructor: Gregory Wellman
Cost: $1660
Sponsor: Painting holidays at La Salle
Website, email, 0033(0)562294520


"Studio Italia - Art workshop in Tuscany offered since 1997"
July 10-19, 2022
 

A thought-provoking and inspirational art workshop open to artists of all levels and all media (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.). Nine full days of plein air painting, art history/art theory lectures, touring, and gourmet cuisine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. Our groups of eight participants and our teaching approach allow us to offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment. Cost of CAD 3475 (around US$ 2700) includes instruction, 9-night double accommodation, all breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 gourmet dinners including wine, transportation from and to the Arezzo train station, transportation to all painting sites (Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, etc.) train ticket to Florence, and a guided tour to the Uffizi Museum. Testimonials from former participants on our website.
 
Location: Lucignano, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$2700
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Painting Workshop with Alison Ryde"
July 16-22, 2022
 

Join us as we paint with Watercolours/Acrylics on paper. This exciting workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century! The aim is to create conditions for the ability to create a painting which expresses the observations and insights of individual painters - the basis of originality. We will aim to go beyond the usual, creating something very uniquely yours and an expression of your individuality. We will be stretching one’s thinking and working to find the pure essence of our subject. Simplicity and the impression of light and distance without effort will be our goal. This workshop is useful for both beginners and experienced painters.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Alison Ryde
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Abstract Artist Retreat 2022"
August 6, 2022
 

This workshop scheduled for 2022 will focus on working in abstract while considering some basic fundamentals exploring composition, colour and expressive brushwork. This event is held at my Niagara-on-the-Lake studio. The studio is bright and spacious and registration is limited to 10 people. Outdoor painting may be an option, weather permitting. In this workshop you will learn how to plan work as well as work intuitively to create a loose and confident painting which speaks to your unique style. No lugging of paints and materials! All GOLDEN Artist quality paints and mediums are included along with 16”x20” canvas. A healthy artisan lunch is included and all beverages. All participants will take home their abstract work along with an Artist Pack gift.
 
Location: Niagara, Canada
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate
Cost: $80 online / $185 in-person
Website, email


"Abstract Artist Retreat 2022"
August 6, 2022
 

This workshop scheduled for 2022 will focus on working in abstract while considering some basic fundamentals exploring composition, colour and expressive brushwork. In this workshop you will learn how to plan work as well as work intuitively to create a loose and confident painting which speaks to your unique style.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate
Cost: $80 online / $185 in-person
Website, email


"Studio Painting: Beyond the Basics"
August 18-20, 2022
 

In this class you will develop a better understanding of certain aspects of your work. Take a step beyond the basics of painting by exploring color harmony, value pattern and edges.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $495
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Raku Painting"
August 25, 2022
 

Raku is a Japanese form of pottery that often results in a coppery metallic finish with blue, green, and purple highlights. In this class, Jacqueline will use her experience as a Golden Artist Educator to guide you in working with aluminum foil and other metallic media to form these glistening little paintings that are like jewels that resemble the colors of the ancient art of Raku and its colorful metallic finish.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jacqueline Sullivan
Cost: $155
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Textures and Transfers"
August 26, 2022
 

Image transfers are one of the best ways to add photos to your work. Transfers create luscious, transparent layers that can be painted over and altered with different acrylic media, adding stunning dimensions to the page. In reverse, transfers can be applied over textured surfaces, adding more depth. Both inkjet and Xerox transfer techniques will be taught. Explore new and unusual techniques using joint compound, crackle paste, gesso, and molding paste to create irresistible textures and raised areas. This will be so much fun that you won’t want to stop adding layers and textures!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Roann Mathias
Cost: $155
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Acrylic Textures & Layers"
August 26, 2022
 

The best thing about working with acrylic paint is the versatility of the medium. Jacqueline is a certified teacher for Golden Paints and will use her experience to guide you in exploring making various textures to be used in their painting practice. We’ll work with textural elements like tissue and cheesecloth and other household items. You’ll learn about acrylic pastes and mediums as they build their textured painting. The result will be richly textured surfaces and very interesting abstract paintings. You’ll develop an understanding of how to make many different acrylic mediums work better for you in your art work. Using the principles of design in creating an abstract painting is an integral part of the class.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jacqueline Sullivan
Cost: $155
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Plein Air Painting in Vermont"
September 12-15, 2022
 

Join Randall for his annual return to the quintessential New England backdrop of Landgrove Vermont. Close to the Vermont Country Store in Weston, between Manchester and Brattleboro, this plein air workshop is a favorite of past and returning attendees. All levels welcome, visiting students are encouraged to spoil themselves at the Langrove Inn that hosts the workshop series.
 
Location: Landgrove, Vermont
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $650
Sponsor: Langrove Inn
Website, (802) 824-6673


"Creating Beautiful Landscapes in Acrylic or Oil"
September 15-18, 2022
 

Completing a painting each day. Learn to perceive and simplify shape and color while creating a painting. Visually interpret relationship of shape, value and color. Donna Bland will start a demo painting, then begin a step-by-step process to completing a painting each day. Bland lives and paints in the Austin, Texas area. She is a member of Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, the Austin Plein Air Painters, American Women Artists and Artists of Texas. She formally studied art at The Student Art League of New York, Scottsdale School of Art, University of Georgia and Tyler Junior College in Texas. For more information, visit donnabland.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Donna Bland
Cost: $550 Museum members/ $600 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Simplifying the Complex en Plein Air / Kentucky Style"
September 22-24, 2022
 

Come paint in central Kentucky with award-winning California artist Randy Sexton. This 3-day workshop is open to all levels—but it is especially geared to push the experienced artist to greater heights. Randy will review the basics of solid picture making… while sharing his own methods for “Simplifying the Complex.” Three days will be spent on location (gathering direct experience en plein air.) Daily demonstrations will be followed up with “one-on-one” assistance at the easel. An additional day of Portrait and Figure painting is also an option!
 
Location: Springfield, Kentucky
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $595
Sponsor: The Art Distillery
Website, 831.620.2955


"Expressive Realism: Landscape, Still-life, and Figurative"
September 22-24, 2022
 

Join us for this “Three day ~ Three subject” workshop focused on the importance of design and paint handling while exploring the differences and similarities of Landscape, Still-Life, and Figurative subject matter. In his workshops Randall Sexton is frequently asked to help people “loosen-up” with their brushwork. Yes indeed, Brushwork is your other “Voice”…Your Signature… It is recognizable whether you know it or not….but brushes aren’t the only way to this endgame. A solid understanding of the fundamentals of good design will bolster your ability to paint more expressive and exciting work. Oil/Acrylic, All Levels Welcome.
 
Location: Lowell, Michigan
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $600
Sponsor: Franciscan Life Process Center
Website, 831.620.2955


"Acrylic Painting Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
September 25 - October 1, 2022
 

Join Arnhild Kart for this acrylic painting course and learn techniques that will lead you to more experimental work in landscape paintings and cityscapes. The instructor supports you in taking your painting process beyond reality, surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the expression of colour. With a broad brush or palette knife, mood and geometry, as well as light and shadow are captured. Here the art of omission is called for in order to direct the view to the essential. We will work with acrylic colours as well as with ink, charcoal, pastels or oil crayons - offering great opportunities for experimentation. This liberating workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle!
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Tuscany Painting Holiday 2022"
October 1-8, 2022
 

Join us for this wonderful painting holiday during Italian harvest. See the vineyards at their ripe stages and smell the new autumn air as we paint in the Tuscan countryside and visit medieval towns nearby. Our stay is in an 18th century restored country house just outside of Sienna. Town visits to Sienna, Chiusure di Asciano and San Guismè will be part of our plein air explorations and inspiration! Most of our material is included in this trip. Professional-quality oil and acrylic paints and mediums are included, most meals, wine, excursions and accommodations. All painting levels are welcome from beginners to experienced artist, in this encouraging creative atmosphere.
 
Location: Siena, Italy
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate, sandraiafrate.com
Cost: 1750 GBP
Website, email


"Studio Italia - Art workshop offered since 1997"
October 1-11, 2022
 

A thought-provoking and inspirational art workshop open to artists of all levels and all media (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.). Nine full days of plein air painting, art history/art theory lectures, touring, group discussions, and gourmet cuisine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. We offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment that fosters creativity and fun. Cost of CAD 3375 (around US$ 2600) includes art instruction, 9-night double accommodation, all breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 gourmet dinners including wine, transportation from and to the Arezzo train station, transportation to all painting sites (Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, etc.) train ticket to Florence, and a guided tour to the Uffizi Museum. Testimonials from former participants on our website.
 
Location: Lucignano, Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US $2600
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Sicily Painting Holiday 2022"
October 9-16, 2022
 

Sicily is an island of contrasts -from fertile volcanic land, ancient and arid ruins to baroque style architecture, it offers beautiful compositions for painters. Its stunning location in the middle of the Mediterranean means it is blessed with good weather, ideal for painting! This painting holiday is a complete artistic journey from start to finish. You will stay at authentic yet modern villas in the south-east of the island, surrounded by almond, olive and pomegranate trees. Your painting supplies, sketchbook, pencils, boards and easels are provided in a spacious beautiful studio. You will enjoy daily painting classes and excursions to: the coastal town of Siracusa; Ortigia; the Baroque town of Noto; the fishing village of Marzamemi; and the cities of Modica and Ragusa.
 
Location: Sicily, Italy
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate, sandraiafrate.com
Cost: 1750 GBP
Website, email


"Impressionism in Action"
October 19-22, 2022
 

Colley Whisson believes "It is not what you paint but how you paint it". He has a strong belief that he is not copying nature but giving expression to visual ideas. Colley teaches the fundamentals needed to produce paintings with powerful light effects, loose brushwork and sensitivity to the subject. Colley's workshops are conducted in a positive and uplifting manner. In this workshop, he will focus on tone, composition, brushwork, color saturation, and pay special attention to the importance of edges. Colley employs a step-by-step process, demonstrating to all levels of students the best approach to constructing a painting. Weather permitting, Colley will conduct an outdoor demonstration to show his approach to working on site, or 'en plein air'.
 
Location: Bend, Oregon
Instructor: Colley Whisson, www.colleywhisson.com
Sponsor: Cascade Fine Art Workshops
Website, email, (541) 408-5524


"Acrylic Painting Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
October 22-28, 2022
 

Join Arnhild Kart for this acrylic painting course and learn techniques that will lead you to more experimental work in landscape paintings and cityscapes. The instructor supports you in taking your painting process beyond reality, surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the expression of colour. With a broad brush or palette knife, mood and geometry, as well as light and shadow are captured. Here the art of omission is called for in order to direct the view to the essential. We will work with acrylic colours as well as with ink, charcoal, pastels or oil crayons - offering great opportunities for experimentation. This liberating workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle!
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Taking Your Work to The Next Level"
November 3-5, 2022
 

Artists who are interested in improving their work often get stalled in their progress and just need a kick-start to get back on the path for excellence. This workshop is a chance to take a good honest look at your current work and consider what exactly needs improvement. The class will be divided into three parts: identification of the one area that most needs improvement, individualized exercises to address the problem, studio painting to put new ideas in to practice. Six weeks of online mentoring is included with the class to maximize the class work. Class size is limited to 12 to maximize individual help.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $550
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Introduction to Acrylics"
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Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. Angela will give you access to her step-by-step introduction to painting with acrylics, helping you to feel more confident through the skills you will be practicing and the tools you’ll get to know. Through PDFs, Instructional videos on how to use and load your brush, care for your supplies, and how to layer acrylic paint, you’ll learn how to use acrylic paint to create works of art at home.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angela Bandurka
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


 

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