Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Colonial Mexico expressive painting in acrylics"
June 14-18, 2021
 

Are you an artist who loves the energy and colors of Latin America particularly Mexico? Do you want to loosen up your style and learn to paint free and exuberant expressive architectural paintings? Bring your own photo of a street corner or view, or use one of my numerous reference photos. Paint with me in the intimate atmosphere of my studio. We’ll use acrylics on canvas. No need to load your luggage with supplies! All the materials are included. In the mornings you will paint and in the afternoon you’ll have time to explore and enjoy the Mexican culture. It will be a great painting vacation! Cristiana is an accomplished painter with 30 years of successful teaching. 4 students per workshop.
 
Location: Chapala, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Mar
Cost: $550.00 includes fees and material
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio and Workshops
Website, email, 052-322-153-1906


"Happy Homes"
June 16, 2021
 

Join Art League instructor Debi West for this 90-minute mini-class offered live through Zoom. Learn how to create impasto happy houses using simple spackle, paint and a touch of collage! Materials: canvas board, spackle, palette knife, acrylic paint, collage images or drawing paper with mixed media to create your own image or word to add to your house, drawing pens, pencil.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $18 for Members, $20 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"The Uncommon Art Journal"
June 17-19, 2021
 

Join us as we spend 3 days immersed in a variety of mixed media techniques, incorporating different materials to create artist journals that are tactile, rich and “uncommon.” During the weekend you will have the opportunity to learn from 3 different Artists with 3 different styles to create 3 handmade artist journals from scratch. Each day will be taught by a different Artist. They will share their own approach and techniques to give your artist journal a unique and organic look. Through the creative process, you will discover artistic beauty in what is unrefined and imperfect. Also join us for "Meet the Instructors" Night.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: 3 Instructors
Cost: $245.00
Sponsor: True Creativity Within
Website, email, 626-470-7278


"Everything Water"
June 18, 2021
 

Online Zoom Demo. Water is one of the most pleasing of subjects. Added to a painting, water can bring movement and depth, or add calm, and reflected colors. Alex will demonstrate detailed techniques to show how to depict the apparent flow or stillness of water to dramatic effect. The focus will be color mixing for various kinds of water bodies, along with brush strokes to achieve the desired effect. Alex will paint in watercolor; however, the color mixing and brush techniques are the same for all painting media. Participate by painting along in your medium of choice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alexandra Sharma
Cost: $8 for Members, $10 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Studio Italia offered since 1997"
June 18-27, 2021
 

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/theory lectures, touring, group discussions, and gastronomy in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. We limit the size of our groups to eight participants and we offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment. Cost of CAD 3375 (around US$ 2500) 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, Lucignano, etc.) train ticket to Florence and entrance to the Uffizi Museum. Please read testimonials from former participants on our website.
 
Location: Lucignano, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$2500
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"5 Paintings in 5 Days"
June 21-25, 2021
 

In this fun workshop you will practice a different style, surface and techniques in acrylics using brushes, pallet knife, briers, mark making, and mono prints. Explore modern and traditional approaches in the context of a variety of subjects. You will receive personalized instruction and encouraging support. Novice, aspiring and experienced artists will discover techniques and inspiration. Instructors: Cristiana Mar and Fernando Gonzalez accomplished artists with different styles and backgrounds will provide demonstrations and guidance. In the mornings you will paint in the intimate atmosphere of their private studio and in the afternoon you’ll have time to explore and enjoy the Mexican culture, abundance of colors, shopping, music and food. Register early only 4 per workshop with safe distancing.
 
Location: Chapala, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Mar & Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: $550.00 includes materials
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio and Workshops
Website, email, 052-322-153-1906


"Creating the Illusion of Depth: Atmospheric Perspective"
June 24, 2021
 

Online Zoom Demo. The illusion of depth in a painting—whether non-objective or realistic—can be very dynamic and pleasing. This appearance is called atmospheric perspective and is used to make contours or objects appear 3-dimensional and to recede into the distance. This effect is obtained by changing values (lightness and darkness) of the color and by reducing the intensity of the color. In a 2-part demo, Alex will demonstrate how to achieve this illusion of depth in both an abstract, and a landscape painting. Alex will be using oils, but the methods and color mixings are the same for all painting media. Plan to paint in your medium of choice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Alexandra Sharma
Cost: $8 for Members, $10 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Creating the Illusions of Depth"
June 25, 2021
 

The illusion of depth in a painting—whether non-objective or realistic—can be very dynamic and pleasing. This appearance is called atmospheric perspective and is used to make contours or objects appear 3-dimensional and to recede into the distance. This effect is obtained by changing values (lightness and darkness) of the color and by reducing the intensity of the color. In a 2-part demo, Alex will demonstrate how to achieve this illusion of depth in both an abstract, and a landscape painting. Alex will be using oils, but the methods and color mixings are the same for all painting media. Plan to paint in your medium of choice.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alexandra Sharma
Cost: $8 for Members, $10 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Studio Provence and Barcelona Art Tour 2021"
June 26 - July 7, 2021
 

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$2900) 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 in France and Spain!
 
Location: Near Manosque & Barcelona, France
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$2900
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Studio Provence and Barcelona Art Tour 2021"
June 26 - July 7, 2021
 

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$2900) 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 in France and Spain!
 
Location: Near Manosque & Barcelona, Spain
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$2900
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Almost Magic, The 6-Color Primary Theory in Practice for Dynamic Compositions"
July 2, 2021
 

Imagine 6 specific colors: reds, blues, and yellows, that will change the way you paint along with how you see and mix colors. All we ever need to know about color is in the color wheel for us to discover. This demonstration will help you broaden your color options, using this limited, but specially chosen, palette of colors. Come prepared to paint in the medium of your choice (watercolor, acrylic, gouache, oil, or pastel) as Alex introduces some surprising color combinations that make for brighter, fresher, more intense colors while avoiding dull colors.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alexandra Sharma
Cost: $8 for Members, $10 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Studio Provence and Barcelona Art Tour 2021"
July 3-14, 2021
 

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 3700 (around US$2800) 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 in France and Spain!
 
Location: Alpes de Haute Provence, France
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$2800
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Alla Prima Landscape Painting (Online)"
Mondays, July 5 - August 15, 2021
 

Al Gury, Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, presents this in-depth approach to the skills, materials, colors, history, and techniques of direct landscape painting. Working from photographs, master works, or available on-site images, learn concepts that will not only improve your landscape painting but also grow your in confidence in your artistic practice. Video demonstrations, images, and written instructions on Canvas will be supplemented by weekly Zoom discussions and critiques. Oil painting will be the primary focus, but all media are welcome.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"What We Learn From Vincent: Landscape"
Tuesdays, July 6-27, 2021
 

There is so much to learn from the work, life and letters of the great painter, Vincent Van Gogh. Royce Deans and Tali Farchi have lead many art retreats to the very places in France that Vincent created so many of his masterpieces. In this particular class we will look at how he approached the landscape. We will look at color, perspective, architecture in the landscape and more.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $175.00
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Randy Sexton - Expressive Brushwork"
Wednesdays, July 7-28, 2021
 

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


"Painting Over the Line (Online)"
Wednesdays, July 7 - August 11, 2021
 

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 slide 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


"Mindful Art-Making in Challenging Times (Online)"
Thursdays, July 8 - August 12, 2021
 

During the pandemic, you may have experienced anxiety and sadness. You are not alone. Learn to work through your feelings and the anxiety we are all carrying through art-making. Cultivating mindfulness, or wakefulness, allows you to be fully present and aware of your actions, without feeling distracted and overwhelmed by other thoughts or outside influences. Art-making is a natural way of practicing mindfulness, and is especially important in these challenging times. Mindful art-making has been shown not only to reduce stress and improve communication skills, but also benefits those suffering from memory loss, depression, or PTSD. Discover how creativity can enrich your daily life under the guidance of Dona Duncan, registered art therapist and practicing artist, in this live Zoom class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Dona Duncan
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Optical Color in Painting (Online)"
Thursdays, July 8 - August 12, 2021
 

Enrich your painting practice through an understanding of optical color, the perception of color resulting from the combination of hues placed next each other, rather than physically mixed. Just as important as admixture (the blending of pigments), optical mixing through the application of adjacent color strokes allows the creation of a variety of luminous effects. Examine optical color through historical examples from 13th-century egg tempera painting to the light-filled work of the Impressionists and Pointillists. Demystify this exciting perceptual phenomenon and learn how to apply it to your own art by working within a structured plan from varied subject matter in acrylic or gouache paint. Instruction features lecture, and demonstration, and ample references.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jill A. Rupinski
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting the Head from Life"
July 8-10, 2021
 

Painting from a live model is an effective way to improve skills in painting any subject matter. In this workshop you will receive instruction on drawing, design, proper value and color use, and edge control. To benefit most from this class an artist should have some drawing skills and a working knowledge of the medium they are using. The workshop will consist of power point presentations, lectures, demos, and every student will get individual instruction at their easel. While most of the demos/instruction are geared for oil painters, acrylic artists, familiar with their medium, will also benefit and are welcome. A full color booklet of class notes is included.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $650
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Transparent Methods for Oils & Acrylics"
July 9, 2021
 

Oil and acrylic paintings can have that transparent, almost watercolor, look through the application of specific techniques and methods in conjunction with the use of a painting medium. In this demo, Alex will demonstrate fast-drying acrylics in order to cover a range of methods to obtain jewel-like, transparent results. Join us and paint along using a medium (gloss or matte medium for acrylics, or for oils, a medium like a linseed oil or Liquin a Winsor Newton product for oils.)
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alexandra Sharma
Cost: $8 for Members, $10 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mastering Acrylics (Online)"
Saturdays, July 10 - August 14, 2021
 

Master the fundamental materials and techniques of acrylic painting in just six weeks! Through a combination of online videos, illustrated lessons, and live Zoom sessions, learn to paint in the alla prima style, apply paint both opaquely and transparently, blend color and value, and employ various layering techniques. Color mixing and theory are also addressed, and a rich resource of information about the wide array of acrylic painting materials is provided. This course is appropriate for students at all levels, including beginners, but drawing experience is recommended.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Frederic Kaplan
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Artists Painting Retreats in southern France with Mike Snow"
July 10-17, 2021
 

Imagine a week of painting in the beautiful wine country of southern France. Whether you are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Relax, unwind, discover and deepen your artistic creativity. All-inclusive: quality accommodations, outstanding cuisine, art materials, sightseeing and instruction. Small classes for personal attention with the insightful guidance of American-French artist Mike Snow. Come spoil yourself in the healing environment and nature of southern France and discover previously untapped creative skills to grow your artistic talents with this delicious immersion into creativity.
 
Location: Quillan, France
Instructor: Mike Snow
Cost: 1,995 € (early-bird discount available)
Sponsor: Mike Snow & Timothy White
Website, email, (+33) 678 852 282


"Pre-College: Portrait Drawing and Painting (Online)"
July 12-16, 2021
 

Learn to do excellent portraits, understand portrait structure and how to get a likeness. The instructor will guide students through understanding the anatomy and proportions of the head, how to draw the features, learn how to get a likeness and how to build portrait drawings and paintings for your portfolio. An overview of the history of portraits and portrait styles will be included as well as the materials of making a portrait. Step-by-step photo and video demonstrations will be provided, as well as regular live Zoom meetings for group discussion and critique. Additional demonstrations will include a portrait in acrylic and oil, pastel and self-portrait. Students will work in the media of their choice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Small and Quick Still Life Paintings"
July 14-16, 2021
 

This class will focus on small still-life paintings of only a few items. A pear and some grapes, and apple, some peppers, coffee mugs, Plants, Shoes, your toothbrush, and yes anything else you can think of can all make for very interesting painting subjects. Especially for some quick small paintings. Painting small takes the pressure off of having to complete a finished painting. They are fun and excellent practice. And you can sell them too! They are quite popular. In this class we will cover, how to prep the canvas, drawing, framing materials, and even posting the results online.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Clinton Hobart
Cost: $300 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"For the Birds: Interpreting Photos to Create Contemporary Impressionist Paintings"
July 15-17, 2021
 

Learn to make beautiful paintings by using loose, vibrant and confident brush strokes to create energy and movement. The emphasis will be on shapes, values, composition, color temperature, edges, textures and color harmony. There will be a demo and plenty of individual attention throughout the three-day workshop. Participants will be encouraged to interpret rather than just copy photos. Photo reference will be provided or students can bring their own. We’ll have fun and be inspired!
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Vanya Allison, www.vanyaallison.com
Cost: $350 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Colonial Mexico expressive painting in acrylics"
July 19-23, 2021
 

Are you an artist who loves the energy and colors of Latin America particularly Mexico? Do you want to loosen up your style and learn to paint free and exuberant expressive architectural paintings? Bring your own photo of a street corner or view, or use one of my numerous reference photos. Paint with me in the intimate atmosphere of my studio. We’ll use acrylics on canvas. No need to load your luggage with supplies! All the materials are included. In the mornings you will paint and in the afternoon you’ll have time to explore and enjoy the Mexican culture. It will be a great painting vacation! Cristiana is an accomplished painter with 30 years of successful teaching. 4 students per workshop.
 
Location: Chapala, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Mar
Cost: $550.00 includes fees and material
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio and Workshops
Website, email, 052-322-153-1906


"Key Elements of Plein Air Painting"
July 20-22, 2021
 

Join George Van Hook, a nationally recognized artist who has won numerous Plein Air competitions and awards from around the country for his oils and watercolors. George stresses allaprima painting and using a loose and fast approach to capture the landscape in the first try. Participants will be meeting on location and painting all day from 9am-4pm with a lunch provided. Workshop includes live demos and individual attention. Please bring your own plein air equipment, supports, and media (oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic).
 
Location: Haverhill, New Hampshire
Instructor: George Van Hook, georgevanhookfineartist.com
Cost: $325
Sponsor: Gibson House Bed and Breakfast
Website, email, (800) 989-2150 or (603) 989-3125


"Abstracting the Landscape"
July 23, 24, 30, 2021
 

Claudia will teach techniques on how to paint in a more modern abstract style using acrylic paints. Watch step-by-step demonstrations as Claudia completes a painting from start to finish. She will show how to set up the palette, lay out the paints and mix colors. She will do mini demos and connect with students in real time through Zoom during each session for personal and group critiques. In the first 2 days, students will complete 2 paintings. The first will follow Claudia’s method to create a bright, happy scene. The second will be an experiment using what was learned from the first with different colors. The last day will be re-grouping for a more in-depth demo and critiquing.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Claudia Hartley
Cost: $325 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"5 Paintings in 5 Days"
July 26-30, 2021
 

In this fun workshop you will practice a different style, surface and techniques in acrylics using brushes, pallet knife, briers, mark making, and mono prints. Explore modern and traditional approaches in the context of a variety of subjects. You will receive personalized instruction and encouraging support. Novice, aspiring and experienced artists will discover techniques and inspiration. Instructors: Cristiana Mar and Fernando Gonzalez accomplished artists with different styles and backgrounds will provide demonstrations and guidance. In the mornings you will paint in the intimate atmosphere of their private studio and in the afternoon you’ll have time to explore and enjoy the Mexican culture, abundance of colors, shopping, music and food. Register early only 4 per workshop with safe distancing.
 
Location: Chapala, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Mar & Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: $550.00 includes materials
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio and Workshops
Website, email, 052-322-153-1906


"Abstract Landscape Painting"
July 27-31, 2021
 

Zoom class. How do you experience nature? Some climb the biggest mountain they can find, others comb the beach or cultivate colorful gardens in their backyard. Abstract landscape painting allows us to relive these moments in nature and capture those fleeting moments of exhilaration, nostalgia and serenity through color and mark.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amanda Hawkins
Cost: $495
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"What We Learn From Vincent: Still Life"
Tuesdays, August 3, 10, 17, 31, 2021
 

There are so many things that we can learn when we study other painters. When we look at the life and work of Vincent Van Gogh, we can explore color, composition, perspective and form. His creative force continues to be an inspiration to the entire world. Royce Deans and Tali Farchi have spent years studying the work of Vincent and visiting many of the locations that he worked. They have much to share.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $175.00
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Studio Italia - Art workshop offered since 1997"
August 16-25, 2021
 

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/theory lectures, touring, group discussions, and gastronomy in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. We limit the size of our groups to eight participants and we offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment. Cost of CAD 3375 (around US$ 2570) 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, Lucignano, etc.) train ticket to Florence and guided tour to the Uffizi Museum. Please read testimonials from former participants on our website.
 
Location: Lucignano, Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$2570
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Colonial Mexico expressive painting in acrylics"
August 16-20, 2021
 

Are you an artist who loves the energy and colors of Latin America particularly Mexico? Do you want to loosen up your style and learn to paint free and exuberant expressive architectural paintings? Bring your own photo of a street corner or view, or use one of my numerous reference photos. Paint with me in the intimate atmosphere of my studio. We’ll use acrylics on canvas. No need to load your luggage with supplies! All the materials are included. In the mornings you will paint and in the afternoon you’ll have time to explore and enjoy the Mexican culture. It will be a great painting vacation! Cristiana is an accomplished painter with 30 years of successful teaching. 4 students per workshop.
 
Location: Chapala, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Mar
Cost: $550.00 includes fees and material
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio and Workshops
Website, email, 052-322-153-1906


"Loosen Up: Seeing, Simplifying and Expression"
August 16-20, 2021
 

Students will use oils (acrylics are allowed as well) to paint from photos. They will have a choice of dozens of photographs consisting of trees, boats, cityscapes, figures, koi, and hanging fruit. Students will also have the option to paint from their own photos if they choose. Penix will cover topics like how to make your paintings more 3-dimensional, the power of warms and cools, color theory, harmony, edges, shape-quality, variety, simplifying, loosening brushwork, elements of design, elements of light and shadow, the power of suggestion and finally painting how you see versus just copying a photograph.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Derek Penix, www.derekpenix.com
Cost: $725 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Six Colors for Painting with an Unlimited Palette for Dynamic Compositions"
August 20, 2021
 

Imagine painting with a wide variety of colors just by mixing 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. Color mixing with the primaries is common for all media. Paint along in any medium.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alexandra Sharma
Cost: $8 for Members, $10 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Artists Painting Retreats in southern France with Mike Snow"
August 21-28, 2021
 

Imagine a week of painting in the beautiful wine country of southern France. Whether you are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Relax, unwind, discover and deepen your artistic creativity. All-inclusive: quality accommodations, outstanding cuisine, art materials, sightseeing and instruction. Small classes for personal attention with the insightful guidance of American-French artist Mike Snow. Come spoil yourself in the healing environment and nature of southern France and discover previously untapped creative skills to grow your artistic talents with this delicious immersion into creativity.
 
Location: Quillan, France
Instructor: Mike Snow
Cost: 1,995 € (early-bird discount available)
Sponsor: Mike Snow & Timothy White
Website, email, (+33) 678 852 282


"5 Paintings in 5 Days"
August 23-27, 2021
 

In this fun workshop you will practice a different style, surface and techniques in acrylics using brushes, pallet knife, briers, mark making, and mono prints. Explore modern and traditional approaches in the context of a variety of subjects. You will receive personalized instruction and encouraging support. Novice, aspiring and experienced artists will discover techniques and inspiration. Instructors: Cristiana Mar and Fernando Gonzalez accomplished artists with different styles and backgrounds will provide demonstrations and guidance. In the mornings you will paint in the intimate atmosphere of their private studio and in the afternoon you’ll have time to explore and enjoy the Mexican culture, abundance of colors, shopping, music and food. Register early only 4 per workshop with safe distancing.
 
Location: Chapala, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Mar & Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: $550.00 includes materials
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio and Workshops
Website, email, 052-322-153-1906


"Mastering Skies & Reflections in Oil, Acrylic or Pastel"
August 26-29, 2021
 

Master your landscape painting and join South Carolina artist Michael Story for this four day workshop as we use the sky and water as a dramatic design element in our painting’s composition. You’’ll begin your painting with an initial charcoal drawing, followed by a color wash applied over the image. Starting with shadow colors, you’ll begin blocking in your painting, then progressing dark to light to completion. Building final layers of color and avoiding muddy mixtures, you’ll achieve fresh, bright color while capturing depth, drama and mood to your work. He will demonstrate and provide photo reference to paint from if desired along with color exercises you may complete after the workshop. For more information, visit michaelstory.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Michael Story
Cost: $525 Museum members/ $575 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Three Letter Words"
August 27, 2021
 

In this class, we will transfer letterforms (or you can make your own) to small canvas, and add imagery that calls to us. We will use a dry brush technique, which is a silhouetting technique that involves painting the negatives instead of the positives. Dry brushing is a helpful illustration technique to know, and a good exercise in seeing shapes. This project can easily be done in one day. We suggest picking a set of letters that offers more than one word: such as now, won, or own. Let the instructor know the word you pick ahead of time so the letters can be ready for you, or jump in and design your own.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jill Berry
Cost: $140.00
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Palmettos, Spanish Moss and Tree Foliage in Oils or Acrylics for Dynamic Compositions"
August 27, 2021
 

Alex Sharma will demonstrate how to be spontaneous with simplified brush methods for painting the flora of our landscape. We will discuss surface and brush technique, along with color mixing, in order to obtain a lively, realistic yet loose, appearance. Alex will be painting in acrylics; however, much of the brush technique is the same for all paint media. Join us using the medium of your choice.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alexandra Sharma
Cost: $8 for Members, $10 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Artist Retreat"
August 28, 2021
 

Calling all artists and creatives! Explore and discover how to tap into your inner artist in a fun and encouraging environment. We will be exploring the many uses of acrylic paints and mediums and their colour relationships while learning brush technique and how to create compelling abstract work. This class is ideally suited for those who have some knowledge of colour theory and drawing but want to further their techniques as an artist. This workshop offers a different spin on learning intuitively while offering an understanding of the necessary fundamentals. You will work towards creating a free, loose and confident painting which speaks to your unique style. Registration is limited to 10 people in person, and 10 more online.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate
Cost: $85 online / $185 in-person
Website, email


"Artist Retreat"
August 28, 2021
 

Calling all artists and creatives! Explore and discover how to tap into your inner artist in a fun and encouraging environment. We will be exploring the many uses of acrylic paints and mediums and their colour relationships while learning brush technique and how to create compelling abstract work. This class is ideally suited for those who have some knowledge of colour theory and drawing but want to further their techniques as an artist. This workshop offers a different spin on learning intuitively while offering an understanding of the necessary fundamentals. You will work towards creating a free, loose and confident painting which speaks to your unique style. Registration is limited to 10 people in person, and 10 more online.
 
Location: Niagara, Canada
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate
Cost: $85 online / $185 in-person
Website, email


"Delicollage"
August 29, 2021
 

Deli paper — we’ve all tried it! But you’ve probably never done the things with it that we will do in this class. Students will learn to shave pastels, and to add metallic powders and thin Asian papers to their collages. High-flow acrylic paint will be used to add abstract writing as well as Pollock-like drips and splashes. We will create a huge pile of collage papers! We will then choose our favorites and build an abstract collage suitable for framing. You’ll learn a lot about acrylic paints and mediums in the process and go home with a lot of papers for future use!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jacqueline Sullivan
Cost: $155.00
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Painting Holiday in Tuscany"
September 4-11, 2021
 

On this painting holiday artists will be tutored in sessions of fun and creativity by the London-based artist Gina Southgate. Working alongside Gina, you'll learn numerous, simple, effective techniques to incorporate into your own unique and striking artworks. With 30 years' experience Gina is best known for her live paintings of jazz, and she brings this energy to her landscapes and abstracts. You will be hosted at the farmhouse Antico Borgo La Torre, in the tranquil and enchanting surroundings of the Tuscan countryside. The property includes Chianti vineyards, olive trees and a small private lake. Guests will enjoy comfortable rooms, a large natural garden, a 20 metre swimming pool, and wonderful local food.
 
Location: Florence (countryside), Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Gina Southgate
Cost: €1390
Sponsor: Antico Borgo La Torre
Website, email, +39 3206275789


"Etruscan Places Open Air Fundamentals"
September 4-11, 2021
 

Our core program is founded upon the premise that open air painting presents unique challenges to the artist in the fleeting light and unpredictability of atmospheric conditions that require a specific technical approach in execution. We introduce our method through a structured program combining lectures, exercises & demonstrations that aim to enable participants to compose, develop and complete a painting in one session. Two instructors will work directly with participants at all times. Sessions are supported by a Siena museum visit, evening slide shows analyzing works of the masters in the history of landscape painting, books and readings. Fees include materials, surfaces, equipment, meals, accommodation, field trips (Siena and Montalcino), local transport. All levels. 12 student maximum.
 
Location: Buonconvento, Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
Cost: $2,500 - $2,860 depending on occupancy
Sponsor: Etruscan Places
Website, email, 212-780-3216


"What We Learn From Vincent: Portraits and People"
Tuesdays, September 7-28, 2021
 

If we study the work and life of Vincent Van Gogh we find a most interesting, complex and caring person. He cared deeply for people and longed to express that desire in his paintings his entire life. In this class we will look at his portraits and self-portraits as well as how he used figures in his landscapes. Royce Deans and Tali Farchi your instructors for this class have made it a priority in their own work to learn every thing they can from Vincent.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $175.00
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Abstract Expressionism – Online Painting Workshop"
September 8 - October 26, 2021
 

A course for Self-Expression. Self-Exploration and Fun! Online 8-week, guided independent study painting course. Structured exercises offered weekly. We use Zoom for our weekly critiques. Class time is 2-hours. 8-week series. Tuesdays, 10 am Hawaii time (Other possible day can be arranged) How it works: New painting exercises are introduced each week. I'll explain the exercises and record the classes. Students complete their paintings on their own time and we will meet 1x/week for shared critique and feedback. Choose whatever painting medium you prefer. I suggest acrylic on paper or canvas. I'll send a materials list. The size of the artwork will vary, depending on your personal setup at home. Limited class size. All levels are welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Abbie Rabinowitz
Cost: $280-400 (sliding scale)
Sponsor: www.abbierabinowitz.com
Website, email, 808-657-8108


"Rendering the Invisible Visible for US and Canada"
September 8 - December 15, 2021
 

Our live online art classes offered via Zoom are a unique mix of art history/theory lectures, painting, and discussions that will help you take your art to the next level. This 12-week workshop has been designed around this pandemic and of course, the stories arising from such a life-mind-altering situation. Do we agree that art is more than the mere representation of the surroundings, so we can finally accept rendering visible the invisible? We are currently reshaping our perceptions, rethinking our behavior to give birth to a new personal narrative. Knowing that creativity comes from everywhere and everything, the purpose of this online course is to help you fully express these new stories, using the painting medium of your choice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$300
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Rendering the Invisible Visible for Australia"
September 9 - December 16, 2021
 

Our live online art classes offered via Zoom are a unique mix of art history/theory lectures, painting, and discussions that will help you take your art to the next level. This 12-week workshop has been designed around this pandemic and of course, the stories arising from such a life-mind-altering situation. Do we agree that art is more than the mere representation of the surroundings, so we can finally accept rendering visible the invisible? We are currently reshaping our perceptions, rethinking our behavior to give birth to a new personal narrative. Knowing that creativity comes from everywhere and everything, the purpose of this online course is to help you fully express these new stories, using the painting medium of your choice.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$300
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Colonial Mexico expressive painting in acrylics"
September 13-17, 2021
 

Are you an artist who loves the energy and colors of Latin America particularly Mexico? Do you want to loosen up your style and learn to paint free and exuberant expressive architectural paintings? Bring your own photo of a street corner or view, or use one of my numerous reference photos. Paint with me in the intimate atmosphere of my studio. We’ll use acrylics on canvas. No need to load your luggage with supplies! All the materials are included. In the mornings you will paint and in the afternoon you’ll have time to explore and enjoy the Mexican culture. It will be a great painting vacation! Cristiana is an accomplished painter with 30 years of successful teaching. 4 students per workshop.
 
Location: Chapala, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Mar
Cost: $550.00 includes fees and material
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio and Workshops
Website, email, 052-322-153-1906


"Mix It Up On Canvas"
September 16-18, 2021
 

Participants in the Mix it up on Canvas workshop will create mixed media/collage paintings on canvas using an intuitive process, starting with no preconceived notions or outcome. Process will dictate direction as students use a variety of techniques to implement elements and principles of design. Instruction will start with semi-arbitrary application of collage materials in combination with acrylic, gesso, acrylic mediums and assorted mark-making tools. There will be regular comments and evaluation of work in progress concerning relationships between elements and principles. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is work which is compositionally pleasing and aligned with the artist’s personal aesthetic. The workshop is open to students of all levels of experience.
 
Location: Lowell, Michigan
Instructor: Stan Kurth
Cost: $416
Sponsor: Franciscan Life Process Center
Website, email


"Artists Painting Retreats in southern France with Mike Snow"
September 18-25, 2021
 

Imagine a week of painting in the beautiful wine country of southern France. Whether you are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Relax, unwind, discover and deepen your artistic creativity. All-inclusive: quality accommodations, outstanding cuisine, art materials, sightseeing and instruction. Small classes for personal attention with the insightful guidance of American-French artist Mike Snow. Come spoil yourself in the healing environment and nature of southern France and discover previously untapped creative skills to grow your artistic talents with this delicious immersion into creativity.
 
Location: Quillan, France
Instructor: Mike Snow
Cost: 1,995 € (early-bird discount available)
Sponsor: Mike Snow & Timothy White
Website, email, (+33) 678 852 282


"Autumn in Vermont"
September 20-23, 2021
 

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
Sponsor: Langrove Inn
Website, (802) 824-6673


"5 Paintings in 5 Days"
September 20-24, 2021
 

In this fun workshop you will practice a different style, surface and techniques in acrylics using brushes, pallet knife, briers, mark making, and mono prints. Explore modern and traditional approaches in the context of a variety of subjects. You will receive personalized instruction and encouraging support. Novice, aspiring and experienced artists will discover techniques and inspiration. Instructors: Cristiana Mar and Fernando Gonzalez accomplished artists with different styles and backgrounds will provide demonstrations and guidance. In the mornings you will paint in the intimate atmosphere of their private studio and in the afternoon you’ll have time to explore and enjoy the Mexican culture, abundance of colors, shopping, music and food. Register early only 4 per workshop with safe distancing.
 
Location: Chapala, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Mar & Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: $550.00 includes materials
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio and Workshops
Website, email, 052-322-153-1906


"Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting"
September 23-25, 2021
 

Have you ever wondered how to Loosen-Up your painting style? Paint with more Freedom? Be more Spontaneous? Be more Expressive? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then my Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting Workshop is for you! I will also teach you the design fundamentals of shape, value, color, edges and center of interest. Here is some of what we’ll cover: • How to loosen up and paint spontaneously with no pre-planning • How to use big brushes and lots of juicy paint • How to paint from your heart, not your head • How to create fresh beautiful color without making “mud” • Art business information • And much more!
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: David M. Kessler
Cost: $425 Museum members/ $475 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Fly Away Home: Creating a Mixed Media Artist Book"
September 24-26, 2021
 

Create a book dedicated to the winged creatures that we all love by diving into the concepts of nests and what home means to us in our hearts. We will begin with texturing our pages, using gesso and modeling paste. Then we will mark up our surfaces in unique ways, adding texture to our backgrounds. Next, we will add color and collage to our pages using instructor favorite techniques, nature-based stencil designs, and make our own stamps. Lastly, we will add focal points and details that will make our pages sing, including hand stitching and some more detailed mark making. We will use a simple technique to bind our pages into an artist book that tells your own unique story.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Roxanne Evans Stout
Cost: $440.00
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Acrylics: Transparent Methods for Glass and Water"
September 24, 2021
 

Acrylic paint is an opaque medium similar to oils. However, it can also have a transparent, many-layered look through the application of specific methods in conjunction with the use of a painting medium. This paint-along demo will feature how to use the layering process using an acrylic medium to create the illusion of glass and clear water, among other applications. Alex will be using gloss medium to mix with her paints. Any acrylic medium is fine (matte, gloss et al).
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alexandra Sharma
Cost: $8 for Members, $10 for Non-members
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Plein Air Painting Retreat with Artist Nicholas O'Leary"
September 30 - October 7, 2021
 

Join artist Nicholas O'Leary on a plein air painting retreat in Almería, Spain. Receive expert tuition and draw your creative inspiration from an idyllic oasis full of exotic palms, trees and plants from all over the world, waterfalls, fountains, and ponds. Stay at a stunning Spanish Finca, enjoy delicious organic meals, and take in the Granada skyline and Sierra Nevada scenic vistas from the Alhambra's red fortress towers. UpTrek painting retreat inclusions: tuition, accommodation, meals, drinks, trips, studio space, transfers. For details, please visit our website (link below) or get in touch at contact@uptrek.com
 
Location: Almería, Spain
Instructor: Nicholas O'Leary
Cost: $2,650
Sponsor: UpTreK
Website, email, +40757302302


"Studio Italia offered since 1997"
October 1-10, 2021
 

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/theory lectures, touring, group discussions, and gastronomy in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. We limit the size of our groups to eight participants and we offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment. Cost of CAD 3375 (around US$ 2500) 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, Lucignano, etc.) train ticket to Florence and entrance to the Uffizi Museum. Please read testimonials from former participants on our website.
 
Location: Lucignano, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$2500
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Studio and Plein Air Painting during the Tuscan Harvest"
October 2-9, 2021
 

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: Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate
Cost: 1750 GBP
Website, email


"Advanced Seminar"
October 9-16, 2021
 

Our Advanced Seminar will offer experienced painters the opportunity to work intensively all day without the disruption of movements. Two instructors, Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson, will be available to work with participants. Critiques will be held daily. Slide shows on issues relevant to landscape painting will be held two evenings. Fees include most materials, surfaces and equipment, accommodations, all meals and wine, field trip, local transportation. Reduced fees for extended stays.
 
Location: Buonconvento, Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
Cost: $2,500 - $2,860 depending on occupancy
Sponsor: Etruscan Places
Website, email, 212-780-3216


"Painting The Rustic Elegance of Southern Italy"
October 10-17, 2021
 

Sicily is an island of contrasts -from fertile volcanic land, ancient and arid ruins to baroque style architecture. 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. Enjoy daily painting classes in a spacious beautiful studio 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 where you will see real Sicilian life and paint in the renowned Giardino Ibleo gardens.
 
Location: Sicily, Italy
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate
Website, email


"Landscapes Unbound"
October 18-20, 2021
 

Sarah B. Hansen’s main objective in painting is to convey a connection to nature through its most elemental shapes. Using suggested patterns from an underlying texture, she captures this feeling by establishing strong color schemes, dynamic compositions, and gestural strokes using various tools. During the course of this workshop, Sarah will discuss the value of compositions, structure of natural forms, and development of color schemes. You will learn how to “see” landscape forms as masses of interlocking shapes and values, thus creating an abstract, yet recognizable landscape painting.
 
Location: Bend, Oregon
Instructor: Sarah B. Hansen, www.sarahbhansen.com
Cost: $395 in-person; $295 Zoom students
Sponsor: Cascade Fine Art Workshops
Website, email, (541) 408-5524


"Colonial Mexico expressive painting in acrylics"
October 18-22, 2021
 

Are you an artist who loves the energy and colors of Latin America particularly Mexico? Do you want to loosen up your style and learn to paint free and exuberant expressive architectural paintings? Bring your own photo of a street corner or view, or use one of my numerous reference photos. Paint with me in the intimate atmosphere of my studio. We’ll use acrylics on canvas. No need to load your luggage with supplies! All the materials are included. In the mornings you will paint and in the afternoon you’ll have time to explore and enjoy the Mexican culture. It will be a great painting vacation! Cristiana is an accomplished painter with 30 years of successful teaching. 4 students per workshop.
 
Location: Chapala, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Mar
Cost: $550.00 includes fees and material
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio and Workshops
Website, email, 052-322-153-1906


"Expressive Brushwork in Oil & Acrylic!"
October 20-23, 2021
 

Award Winning Artist Workshops was created for artists with a desire to study with the highest caliber instructors. Join California artist Randall Sexton at the McDowell Arts Center for a 4-Day workshop in "Expressive Brushwork." Brushwork is your other “Voice”…Your Signature... It is recognizable whether you know it or not. Think of painting as if weaving a tapestry…overlapping the negative shapes with positive shapes (and visa versa) to create the edges of shapes….and to define the shapes in the process.
 
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $575
Website, email, 1-877-860-3500


"Artists Painting Retreats on southern coast of Spain with Mike Snow"
October 23-30, 2021
 

Break down walls and barriers, and expand your freedom of expression. Whether you are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Retreats take place at the southern-most tip of Spain next to the National Park del Estrecho, with stunning views of the Mediterranean sea and Morocco. All-inclusive: quality accommodations, outstanding cuisine, art materials, sightseeing and instruction. Small classes for personal attention with the insightful guidance of American-French artist Mike Snow. Come spoil yourself in the healing environment and nature of Andalusia, Spain and discover previously untapped creative skills to grow your artistic talents with this delicious immersion into creativity.
 
Location: Algeciras, Spain
Instructor: Mike Snow
Cost: 1,995 € (early-bird discount available)
Sponsor: Mike Snow & Timothy White
Website, email, (+33) 678 852 282


"5 Paintings in 5 Days"
October 25-29, 2021
 

In this fun workshop you will practice a different style, surface and techniques in acrylics using brushes, pallet knife, briers, mark making, and mono prints. Explore modern and traditional approaches in the context of a variety of subjects. You will receive personalized instruction and encouraging support. Novice, aspiring and experienced artists will discover techniques and inspiration. Instructors: Cristiana Mar and Fernando Gonzalez accomplished artists with different styles and backgrounds will provide demonstrations and guidance. In the mornings you will paint in the intimate atmosphere of their private studio and in the afternoon you’ll have time to explore and enjoy the Mexican culture, abundance of colors, shopping, music and food. Register early only 4 per workshop with safe distancing.
 
Location: Chapala, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Mar & Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: $550.00 includes materials
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio and Workshops
Website, email, 052-322-153-1906


"Rose Frantzen Workshop in Provence"
October 26 - November 4, 2021
 

Exclusive 10-day painting workshop in Southern France with painting legend, Rose Frantzen. This workshop is a rare opportunity to learn from Rose Frantzen, the award-winning artist known as an American treasure. The chateau estate is the perfect location to combine elite learning and immersion in Provençal culture. Guests will paint models on the estate, in the village, and also at local painting destinations with historical art significance. Rose will be in residence with guests the entire time. Experience both an exclusive painting workshop with instruction and the best of French life. All-inclusive: instruction, food, wine, Chateau accommodations, museums, entrance fees, ground transportation; except air-fare. All levels. Non-painters welcome.
 
Location: Avignon, France
Instructor: Rose Frantzen
Cost: $5200
Sponsor: Workshops in France
Website, email, 323-251-4487


"Painting Horizons: Approaches to Landscape"
November 6-7, 2021
 

Join Wisconsin artist Danica Oudeans and learn the art of painting landscape. This introductory class will give detailed instruction on how to create inspirational landscapes with acrylic paints. Demonstrations will be given on how to plan your painting, mix colors, select your brush, and focus on a variety of brushwork techniques. All materials are provided to you as part of your registration fee.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Danica Oudeans
Cost: $185 (includes all supplies)
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Beyond Description: Expressive Painting through Image Structure"
November 8-12, 2021
 

Your growth as an artist is my priority as we study great artists and unlock the universal secrets of image structure. At a primal level, it’s this abstract image structure that moves us-- the use of line, shape, space, value, color, and texture. This applies to any style or genre of painting because every good painting is good due to the underlying abstraction - the power of the purely visual. The plan is always to help you reach your potential, painting your way, with your voice and vision, but better than ever before. You can paint representational or abstract. Oils, watercolors, collage, and acrylics welcome. Come be encouraged and inspired in a fun, upbeat atmosphere.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: David Michael Slonim
Cost: $675 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Colonial Mexico expressive painting in acrylics"
November 15-19, 2021
 

Are you an artist who loves the energy and colors of Latin America particularly Mexico? Do you want to loosen up your style and learn to paint free and exuberant expressive architectural paintings? Bring your own photo of a street corner or view, or use one of my numerous reference photos. Paint with me in the intimate atmosphere of my studio. We’ll use acrylics on canvas. No need to load your luggage with supplies! All the materials are included. In the mornings you will paint and in the afternoon you’ll have time to explore and enjoy the Mexican culture. It will be a great painting vacation! Cristiana is an accomplished painter with 30 years of successful teaching. 4 students per workshop.
 
Location: Chapala, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Mar
Cost: $550.00 includes fees and material
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio and Workshops
Website, email, 052-322-153-1906


"5 Paintings in 5 Days"
November 22-26, 2021
 

In this fun workshop you will practice a different style, surface and techniques in acrylics using brushes, pallet knife, briers, mark making, and mono prints. Explore modern and traditional approaches in the context of a variety of subjects. You will receive personalized instruction and encouraging support. Novice, aspiring and experienced artists will discover techniques and inspiration. Instructors: Cristiana Mar and Fernando Gonzalez accomplished artists with different styles and backgrounds will provide demonstrations and guidance. In the mornings you will paint in the intimate atmosphere of their private studio and in the afternoon you’ll have time to explore and enjoy the Mexican culture, abundance of colors, shopping, music and food. Register early only 4 per workshop with safe distancing.
 
Location: Chapala, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Mar & Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: $550.00 includes materials
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio and Workshops
Website, email, 052-322-153-1906


"Colonial Mexico expressive painting in acrylics"
December 20-24, 2021
 

Are you an artist who loves the energy and colors of Latin America particularly Mexico? Do you want to loosen up your style and learn to paint free and exuberant expressive architectural paintings? Bring your own photo of a street corner or view, or use one of my numerous reference photos. Paint with me in the intimate atmosphere of my studio. We’ll use acrylics on canvas. No need to load your luggage with supplies! All the materials are included. In the mornings you will paint and in the afternoon you’ll have time to explore and enjoy the Mexican culture. It will be a great painting vacation! Cristiana is an accomplished painter with 30 years of successful teaching. 4 students per workshop.
 
Location: Chapala, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Mar
Cost: $550.00 includes fees and material
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio and Workshops
Website, email, 052-322-153-1906


"5 Paintings in 5 Days"
December 27-31, 2021
 

In this fun workshop you will practice a different style, surface and techniques in acrylics using brushes, pallet knife, briers, mark making, and mono prints. Explore modern and traditional approaches in the context of a variety of subjects. You will receive personalized instruction and encouraging support. Novice, aspiring and experienced artists will discover techniques and inspiration. Instructors: Cristiana Mar and Fernando Gonzalez accomplished artists with different styles and backgrounds will provide demonstrations and guidance. In the mornings you will paint in the intimate atmosphere of their private studio and in the afternoon you’ll have time to explore and enjoy the Mexican culture, abundance of colors, shopping, music and food. Register early only 4 per workshop with safe distancing.
 
Location: Chapala, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Mar & Fernando Gonzalez
Cost: $550.00 includes materials
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio and Workshops
Website, email, 052-322-153-1906


"Artists Painting Retreats on southern coast of Spain with Mike Snow"
March 19-26, 2022
 

Break down walls and barriers and expand your freedom of expression. Whether you are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Retreats take place at the southern-most tip of Spain next to the National Park del Estrecho, with stunning views of the Mediterranean sea and Morocco. All-inclusive: quality accommodations, outstanding cuisine, art materials, sightseeing and instruction. Small classes for personal attention with the insightful guidance of American-French artist Mike Snow. Come spoil yourself in the healing environment and nature of Andalusia, Spain and discover previously untapped creative skills to grow your artistic talents with this delicious immersion into creativity.
 
Location: Algeciras, Spain
Instructor: Mike Snow
Cost: 1,995 € (early-bird discount available)
Sponsor: Mike Snow & Timothy White
Website, email, (+33) 678 852 282


"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


"Artists Painting Retreats on southern coast of Spain with Mike Snow"
April 16-23, 2022
 

Break down walls and barriers and expand your freedom of expression. Whether you are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Retreats take place at the southern-most tip of Spain next to the National Park del Estrecho, with stunning views of the Mediterranean sea and Morocco. All-inclusive: quality accommodations, outstanding cuisine, art materials, sightseeing and instruction. Small classes for personal attention with the insightful guidance of American-French artist Mike Snow. Come spoil yourself in the healing environment and nature of Andalusia, Spain and discover previously untapped creative skills to grow your artistic talents with this delicious immersion into creativity.
 
Location: Algeciras, Spain
Instructor: Mike Snow
Cost: 1,995 € (early-bird discount available)
Sponsor: Mike Snow & Timothy White
Website, email, (+33) 678 852 282


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

This special art retreat will take you many of the places you will recognize as the very locations that Vincent painted many of his greatest masterpieces. We will also pay a visit to Cézanne's studio and his beloved Mont Sainte Victoire. We will be staying right in Arles at the Best Western Artrium that is an easy walk to the same sights, sounds and smells of these great artists. Come and be prepared to do lots of drawing and painting, it will be a trip you won't ever forget.
 
Location: Arles, and Aix-en-Provence, France
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $2990.00
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


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

This art retreat to Zwolle, The Netherlands is one of our favorites to be certain. Zwolle is a picture perfect Dutch city. A classically designed city center with gorgeous parks that you will love. Dutch farmland, canals, dikes, lots of bikes and beautiful wooded areas. Sign up before October 15, 2021 and the cost is only $2840.00
 
Location: Zwolle, The Netherlands
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $2990.00
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Artists Painting Retreats in southern France with Mike Snow"
June 4-11, 2022
 

Imagine a week of painting in the beautiful wine country of southern France. Whether you are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Relax, unwind, discover and deepen your artistic creativity. All-inclusive: quality accommodations, outstanding cuisine, art materials, sightseeing and instruction. Small classes for personal attention with the insightful guidance of American-French artist Mike Snow. Come spoil yourself in the healing environment and nature of southern France and discover previously untapped creative skills to grow your artistic talents with this delicious immersion into creativity.
 
Location: Quillan, France
Instructor: Mike Snow
Cost: 1,995 € (early-bird discount available)
Sponsor: Mike Snow & Timothy White
Website, email, (+33) 678 852 282


"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


"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


"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


"Artists Painting Retreats in southern France with Mike Snow"
July 16-23, 2022
 

Imagine a week of painting in the beautiful wine country of southern France. Whether you are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Relax, unwind, discover and deepen your artistic creativity. All-inclusive: quality accommodations, outstanding cuisine, art materials, sightseeing and instruction. Small classes for personal attention with the insightful guidance of American-French artist Mike Snow. Come spoil yourself in the healing environment and nature of southern France and discover previously untapped creative skills to grow your artistic talents with this delicious immersion into creativity.
 
Location: Quillan, France
Instructor: Mike Snow
Cost: 1,995 € (early-bird discount available)
Sponsor: Mike Snow & Timothy White
Website, email, (+33) 678 852 282


"Artists Painting Retreats in southern France with Mike Snow"
August 27 - September 3, 2022
 

Imagine a week of painting in the beautiful wine country of southern France. Whether you are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Relax, unwind, discover and deepen your artistic creativity. All-inclusive: quality accommodations, outstanding cuisine, art materials, sightseeing and instruction. Small classes for personal attention with the insightful guidance of American-French artist Mike Snow. Come spoil yourself in the healing environment and nature of southern France and discover previously untapped creative skills to grow your artistic talents with this delicious immersion into creativity.
 
Location: Quillan, France
Instructor: Mike Snow
Cost: 1,995 € (early-bird discount available)
Sponsor: Mike Snow & Timothy White
Website, email, (+33) 678 852 282


"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


"Artists Painting Retreats on southern coast of Spain with Mike Snow"
October 22-29, 2022
 

Break down walls and barriers and expand your freedom of expression. Whether you are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Retreats take place at the southern-most tip of Spain next to the National Park del Estrecho, with stunning views of the Mediterranean sea and Morocco. All-inclusive: quality accommodations, outstanding cuisine, art materials, sightseeing and instruction. Small classes for personal attention with the insightful guidance of American-French artist Mike Snow. Come spoil yourself in the healing environment and nature of Andalusia, Spain and discover previously untapped creative skills to grow your artistic talents with this delicious immersion into creativity.
 
Location: Algeciras, Spain
Instructor: Mike Snow
Cost: 1,995 € (early-bird discount available)
Sponsor: Mike Snow & Timothy White
Website, email, (+33) 678 852 282


"Acrylic Pouring"
TBD (to be determined by your availability)
 

Acrylic Pouring provides an opportunity to create your acrylic pouring masterpiece and achieve the best results with spectacular cell-like and lacey effects. This 3-session workshop, held via Zoom, is provided by ARTiClass by Agora Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located in the heart of Chelsea NY since 1984. This unique and professional workshop will enable you to learn or improve your acrylic pouring skills from the extremely talented and experienced instructor, Kristina Tonev, while interacting with other art lovers! In addition to enjoying our professional standards and friendly easy-to-use website, our graduates can join our online community, be awarded with the gallery's representation benefits and may be elected for the 2021 ARTiClass competition.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kristina Tonev
Cost: $199
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email, (+1) 212-226-4151


"Short Introduction to Drawing"
TBD (to be determined by your availability)
 

Short Introduction to Drawing provides an opportunity to try different techniques for creating contour drawings and bringing them up to life with colors. This 3-session workshop, held via Zoom, is provided by ARTiClass by Agora Gallery - a contemporary art gallery located in Chelsea NY since 1984. Learn or improve your drawing skills from the extremely talented and experienced instructor, Kinga Brassay, while interacting & getting encouragement from other art lovers from all over the world! In addition to enjoying our professional standards and friendly easy to use website, our graduates can join our online community, be awarded with the gallery's representation benefits and may be elected for the 2021 ARTiClass competition.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kinga Brassay
Cost: $199
Sponsor: ARTiClass by Agora Gallery
Website, email, 212-226-4151


 

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