Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Woodcut Relief"
February 5, 2023
 

Local artist Thurber is preserving a traditional art form—one with deep roots in Cayo Hueso. This workshop offers a very rare opportunity to learn the basics of woodcut relief from someone who’s mastered the form. Go from pencil drawing to carved wood relief, telling Key West stories. All supplies included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Andy Thurber
Cost: $135 / $120 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Your Path to Perfect Color Mixing: Using the 6-Color Split Primary Method"
February 5, 2023
 

Imagine six specially chosen colors that will result in mixes that give you the most vibrant colors all while avoiding muddiness. Colors combine to make other colors, some bright and vibrant, others low key. Learn how this happens and how to control it as you broaden your color options using a limited, but specially chosen, palette of colors. Come prepared to paint in the medium of your choice as Alex introduces some surprising color combinations that make for brighter, more intense, fresh colors, all while avoiding dull color.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Materials and Techniques of Oil Painting"
Mondays, February 6 - April 10, 2023
 

Discover how great oil paintings are made in this fascinating examination of artists’ materials from the pre-Renaissance to the present day! Explore and sample traditional underpainting techniques, glazing and scumbling layering methods, and wet-into-wet alla prima painting in this combination seminar and hands-on class. Learn about artists’ palettes, the development of colors and mediums, and the mass production of art materials, as well as display, storage, and health issues. Includes behind-the-scenes visits to the PAFA painting vaults and works on paper archives. Open to artists and art appreciators alike.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Life Model Drawing"
February 6, 2023
 

Life Drawing, also known as Figure Drawing, is the practice of drawing in order to study the human figure in detail. Many artists perceive figure drawing as an endless effort with limitless possibility for improvement, learning, and diversity. There will be a model, male or female, most often nude, posing for different durations: 2 minutes to 10 minutes, then followed by a long pose of 20 to 30 minutes. Some popular mediums used during life drawings are charcoal, graphite, pen, ink and pastels. For the longer poses, some may use painting mediums like acrylics or oil, or, go back after the session and add in additional media. Feel free to bring and use whatever you desire.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Mondays, February 6-27, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Works & Words"
Tuesdays, February 7-28, 2023
 

Works and Words concentrates on concepts pertaining to why we work, how we work and the results we aim for as artists. Creative and engaging discussion is generated by assignments, critique and slide lectures. Work will be done in each individual’s studio or home and brought to class each week along with notebooks. Assignments will include painting, collage, mixed media. Roberta Marks is a noted Key West artist who works in sculpture, mixed-media, painting, and collage. She has shown in galleries and museums throughout the United States and abroad, including the Smithsonian Institution and Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She has lectured in University settings here and in Europe, and is represented in Key West by the Lucky Street Gallery.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Roberta Marks
Cost: $210 / $190 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Tuesdays, February 7-28, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Beginning Crochet: Part 1"
February 7, 2023
 

Learn basic crochet stitches including chain, single crochet, double crochet and a little flower. Students will all make their first baby hat in this newly offered introduction class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! Students should bring $15 cash to pay for materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Beginning Knitting: Part 1"
February 7, 2023
 

Learn basic techniques such as casting on, knitting and purling, and decrease stitches in this newly offered introduction class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! Students should bring $15 cash to pay for materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Beginner Drawing"
Tuesdays, February 7-28, 2023
 

Everyone can learn to draw, and finding your individual style is an exciting adventure. This course is designed to help beginners and others who want to polish up their drawing skills to become more confident and expressive. We will draw from nature, use man-made made materials, and learn different drawing techniques. Sharpen your pencils and get ready to draw!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Joanna Chalson
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Classical Painting and Drawing"
Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21
 

All of Gayle's classes and workshops include step-by-step instruction and personal guidance. Gayle is classically trained as well as being an excellent instructor. Helping students build a solid foundation of strong basic skills is one of Gayle's most outstanding assets. She is also encouraging, positive and easy to be with. You will be amazed at how fast your art will grow in these intensive-study classes. Work at your own pace, in a small group, at the beautiful OnTrack classroom.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Gayle Levee, www.gaylelevee.com
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Aloha Plein Air painting workshop"
February 7-9, 2023
 

With aloha spirit, two-time Maui Plein Air - "Best in Show" recipient Randall Sexton returns to Maui to share his passion for painting island style. Randall's three-day plein air workshop is focused on the fundamentals of design and painting while exploring expressive paint application, brushwork and color mixing. The class welcomes all artists (from the advanced beginner to experienced) and is open to other mediums (with experience), while Randall's medium of choice is oil paint. Contrast in values and conceptualizing your finished painting are key and Randall will guide you through the process no matter what your level. Hope you can join us!
 
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $525
Website, email


"Open Abstract Class in Non-Objective Abstract and Representational Abstract Landscape"
Wednesdays, February 8 - March 1, 2023
 

This course is appropriate for all artists wishing to advance their level of understanding and capabilities in abstract work. It is for intermediate and advanced students who have an art background and/or have been in previous abstract classes, or who have been doing abstract work. Non-objective abstract work is without any true identity in the representative world. It is a pure creation of expression. Representational landscape as the name implies is work that is recognizable, done in an abstract or different way. This course will be taught in heavy acrylics.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Art Cornell
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Abstract Exploration with Acrylics"
February 9, 2023
 

Join instructor Andrea Smith for a new class on abstract exploration! Abstraction is a unique form of expression and there are zero rules! Emotion, Texture and Imagination take center stage. This class is a judgement-free zone where students will have the opportunity to explore their own style and try new techniques. Vivid color, happy accidents and artistic risk-taking are encouraged. This class is designed for beginners and intermediate students.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Andrea Smith
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Lines, Forms, Shapes: Geometric Inspirations for Painting"
Thursdays, February 9-23, 2023
 

Geometry has been a source of interest, beauty and creative inspiration for the artist through the ages. Geometry and geometric forms are all around us: lines, forms, and shapes can be seen in everything from architecture to plant life to seashells. Artist and educator Michael Smith will guide you through several non-mathematical working methods inspired by geometry in this in-person class, designed to enhance your ongoing body of work or be the starting point for a new one. Create a painting in the medium of your choice: acrylic, gouache or watercolor while you work from your own reference photographs, magazines, books or digital imagery.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michael Smith
Cost: $125
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Online: How to Choose and Paint From Your Own Photos"
February 9-11, 2023
 

You will learn how to break away from copying photos and instead create painterly and convincing watercolors which carry the attributes of the plein air work. For that we will try to understand the light and paint it instead of just describing objects in the picture. The ultimate goal of this workshop is to give you the roadmap for your future development as an artist. You will learn: -How to choose paintable photos -How to adjust your composition for best results -All about the lighting in your scene and how to make it work for your focal point -What’s not to paint or paint loose -Ideas about rearranging people, cars and other elements -How to paint fast
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev
Cost: $179
Sponsor: Yeliseyev Studio
Website, email, 941-330-6865


"Photography 101: Through the Lens"
February 9, 2023
 

Do you love snapping photographs but consider yourself an amateur? Do you own a nice camera but don't know how to use it or, maybe you know how to use it but only it's basic functions? Well look no farther for help because this class was designed specifically for you! Academy instructor and lowcountry photographer Kendra Natter will help students learn the different functions of their digital camera so that they know how to use it in the most efficient manner going forward.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Complete process to design your own painting in Watercolor"
February 9-10, 2023
 

In this class we will work from your photo references to design your vision from value plan to finished painting. If you don’t want to paint your own, you are welcome to work with the reference photo I will be working on. I will be doing a street scene. The reference photo will be provided. Day 1: Composition, Drawing and Value Sketch. I will give you recommendations for the best composition based on your photos. I will then demonstrate the drawing (of the Italian street scene) and giving you time to draw yours. We will then proceed to the value sketch. Day 2: Watercolor painting. I will be painting step by step giving you time to paint yours.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amid El Haddad
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Drop-In Figure Drawing"
February 9, 2023
 

Our monthly drop-in platform helps those who have an ongoing figure drawing practice, want to incorporate the figure into their work, or simply want to start with one of the best possible drawing foundations. So, take a break from working from photos or trying to convince your family members to sit still. Our monthly sessions offer the chance to work from a live model for up to two hours.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Cost: $35 per session
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Commanding Color"
February 10-12, 2023
 

This course is designed to inspire your creativity by learning to "see" and experience some of the different aspects of color theory and painting light on objects. Color is one of the elements of design! This course is also designed to inspire advanced beginners and provide a review and challenge for the advanced student. In this 3-day workshop, watercolor painters will be exposed to the importance of pigment quality, the importance of considering the white paper as a "color", and how to achieve darks. Painters of all mediums will be exposed to all other aspects of color theory to help achieve successful paintings. Acrylic or water-soluble oil painters are welcomed!
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Sue Archer
Cost: $450
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Conversations in Art"
Fridays, February 10-24, 2023
 

For art makers and/or art lovers, please join us for this online workshop series on ekphrasis – responding to art through spontaneous writing. Learn some quick techniques to deepen your connection to artworks on view at Cerulean Arts Gallery, as well as your own artwork. We’ll explore and share observations, questions and personal meaning, following this time-honored practice. This workshop will take place online, live via Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cathleen Cohen
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Watercolor Bootcamp - 2-Days of Wonderful Watercolors"
February 10-11, 2023
 

Join artist and guest instructor, Catherine Hillis for this exciting 2-Day watercolor workshop for beginner or intermediate students! Whether you want to learn some basic skills of watercolor painting, or you need a "tune up," join Catherine Hillis for two days of nothing but watercolor painting. Review the best materials and how to use them and care for them. Move on to basic technique and learn a little about basic composition and design. Your instructor will guide you to complete a well-designed watercolor painting based on your own photographic references. If you've been feeling frustrated with your painting technique, this workshop is for you. Students bring supplies, lunch, snacks, drinks, photographs to work from, etc.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Catherine Hillis
Cost: $300
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Foundations of Watercolor"
February 11-12, 2023
 

Join award-winning watercolor artist Thomas Schaller to learn the essential Foundations of Watercolor. This two-day workshop is an exciting opportunity for the beginning artist to learn the foundational concepts and techniques of painting with watercolor. Tom will introduce you to the world of watercolor, explaining the medium's strengths and quirks, sharing his favorite materials and tools, demonstrating essential brushwork techniques, and discussing the foundations of design and composition. Tom will also share how he uses tone and value as the foundation of his work and discuss the role of planning and sketching in executing a successful painting. This class welcomes curious beginners to watercolor and experienced students looking to strengthen their foundations.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W Schaller
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Gouache Painting Workshop"
February 11-12, 2023
 

Learn the fundamentals of painting with gouache, an opaque watercolor paint. Painters of all levels will fall in love with it as a portable, fast-drying, and easy-to-clean-up alternative to oils – great for travel or limited working time and space. Explore color and painting techniques through still life and outdoor views. Note: Tuition includes a $15 materials fee, which covers surfaces and paints for class-use.)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Allison Syvertsen
Cost: $230
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Fundamentals of Illustration"
Saturdays, February 11 - March 18, 2023
 

Learn how to successfully imagine, develop, and execute an illustration! This course will help students gain effective illustration drawing techniques while encouraging their unique artistic visions. Students will learn the fundamental elements of illustration and design, including different applications of composition, line, character design, color, and storytelling. Students will learn individual elements of illustration art each week by completing exercises that strengthen those skills. Concurrently, students will work on a long-term illustration project. Students are encouraged to explore different materials and techniques while learning to realize their ideas.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Callie Coccia
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Abstract Painting Principles & Techniques"
February 11-12, 2023
 

Koenig takes students through the introductory principles and techniques of Abstraction. This class is about process not product, it is about discovering and tuning into the steps that will lead students to successful abstract painting. Koenig will cover traditional principles such as composition, color, line and value along with some new ideas such as energy, movement and texture. Students will be guided through exercises working on and off the canvas, discovering the mark-making that inspires each individual and ultimately makes the work uniquely your own. This workshop serves as an introduction for new painters, and serves as a refresher course on art theory for those a little further along in their practice.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Marlene Koenig
Cost: $200 / $170 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Bring Something to Mosaic"
February 13, 14, 17
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting 3-Half-Day workshop perfect for students of any level! Do you have an old wooden tray or a small accent table or old window frame or sign? In this class students will learn the basic techniques of mosaic art using stained glass and other media to revive and upcycle something worn. Note: Price includes all materials. Just bring yourself and your item! Items should not exceed 160 square inches (12" x 12") and need to be at least 1/4" thick.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor - Paint En Plein Air"
February 14, 2023
 

Join artist and guest instructor, Catherine Hillis for this exciting 1-day plein air watercolor workshop for beginner and intermediate students! Everybody's talkin' about plein air painting. What is it? What equipment do you use? How do you start a painting? What steps are involved? And how do you know when you're done? Meet instructor Catherine Hillis in beautiful Hilton Head, SC and learn the in's and out's of plein air painting. Ms. Hillis has been on the national plein air circuit for several years now, painting across the country. She'll share tips about equipment and how to approach working in the field. You'll learn how to select a spot and Hillis will provide multiple demonstrations as well as personal coaching.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Catherine Hillis
Cost: $180
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Studio Colombia Art & Eat - Art workshop in South America"
February 14-22, 2023
 

Join our eight-night art workshop and experience the stunning Caribbean coast from Puerto Colombia (Barranquilla) to Cartagena. Learn the fundamentals of perspective drawing and watercolors and have a taste of Colombian Caribbean food and culture. After an art class, try a "mojarra con arroz con coco" with a cold Colombian beer or an "aguardiente". Paint on the beach just like Gauguin was doing in Tahiti. Enjoy a street food tour, attend cooking demonstrations by local chefs and visit food markets. The price of CAD$ 2850 (around US$ 2220) includes instruction, eight-night double accommodation, all ground transportation, all breakfasts, one lunch, two great suppers including wine, one street food tour, cooking demonstrations, art supplies, and museum entrances. The perfect winter getaway!
 
Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$ 2220
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Pet Portraits Focus on Eyes: All Media"
February 15, 2023
 

Fulfill your desire to capture an animal’s character with this portrait class. Learn to build solid form on canvas or paper through accurate color and tonal relationships with emphasis on techniques to portray fur, hair, skin, and especially eyes. Paint from your own photographs or those provided by the instructor. Class demonstrations, critiques and individual attention are an integral part of this class.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Figure Drawing: Exploring the Classical Tradition"
February 15-17, 2023
 

Following in the footsteps of the masters, Speer leads his students through the basics of anatomy, rendering muscle and skeletal structure and the importance of lighting and tone. An alumnus of Vienna’s National Academy of the Fine Arts and recipient of the Academy’s prestigious Johannes Fuger Medal, Lothar leads his students to higher levels of self-sufficiency and visual acuity. All along, Lothar uses his irreverent humor and unconventional art historical perspectives to turn this learning experience into a fun, invigorating and lasting contribution to each participant’s creative journey.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Lothar Speer
Cost: $215 / $185 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Expressive Watercolor: Flowers"
February 15-16, 2023
 

Fresh flowers will greet artists as they attend this creative workshop! We will focus on creating spontaneous and loose floral compositions. Demonstrations, exercises, show and tell, will all combine to make this an exciting experience for all. Students will learn to work intuitively, gain insight into the unique and fluid qualities of watercolor, to “loosen up” through exercises, learn how to create colors, and “overwhelm” problems (or how to “fix” them) – basically students will “Learn to See”.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Janet Rogers
Cost: $350
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Wet and Wild Ocean in Watercolor"
February 16-17, 2023
 

Paint the misty, crashing, salty ocean waves and learn to apply the “anatomy” of an ocean wave to a watercolor painting. A reference photo will be provided but you are welcome to use your own if you prefer. There will be demos, instruction at all levels, one-on-one critique and lots of painting time. The demo will be shown full screen through a dual camera set-up. You will have your own painting time during the class with individual critique throughout. Class time will be structured, yet open enough to accommodate the artistic spirit within us all. All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Julie G. Pollard
Cost: $198 for 8 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Waterscapes"
February 16, 2023
 

Join internationally renowned watercolor artist Pablo Ruben Lopez Sanz for a one-day workshop to perfect painting water scenes. Pablo has spent over a decade specializing in this watercolor technique and will walk you through the process during this live studio session. Students will work with Pablo to paint a scene of water and reflections in water and learn basic skills to paint an atmospheric landscape. All levels are welcome as this workshop will start from the basics of palette organization, correct paper, brushes, and picking the right colors for your piece. This class is primarily available in English. Expand your watercolor toolbox with this personalized learning experience from Pablo Ruben!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Pablo Ruben Lopez Sanz
Cost: $79
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Expressive Watercolor: Head & Figure"
February 17-18, 2023
 

This workshop is to demonstrate an approach to painting the head and figure. Our goal will be to bring life to the painting, learning about the gesture of people, as well as the physical construction. We will cover flesh tones, features, hair, clothing, and backgrounds. Show and Tell will be part of the learning process and is for all levels. Students can work from Janet’s photos or their own. Drawing aids will be provided. No fear!! No matter what level, students will learn how to interpret the head and figure in a spontaneous manner. Once one gets over having to make an exact copy, the likeness comes easier, and the creative process begins.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Janet Rogers
Cost: $350
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"The Portrait Painting Basics Workshop"
February 18-19, 2023
 

This comprehensive workshop covers all aspects of painting a traditional portrait. Topics include achieving a likeness, modeling light and shade, mixing flesh tones and applying paint through various techniques. All participants will produce at least one finished portrait. Includes demonstrations and portrait history. Valuable information for all levels. Tuition includes a $25 model fee.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Theodore Xaras
Cost: $240
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Collage with Color"
February 18, 2023
 

Create a collage using rice papers of different colors and values, printed papers, screen, fabric, and wood pieces. Students may also choose to add ink, crayon, markers or oil stick as a final step in finishing their work. All materials included. This class is the second in a progressive series (Jan 21 is the first one), but may also be taken as a stand-alone workshop.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Pamela Kostmayer
Cost: $100 / $70 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Versatile Watercolor With Pen & Ink"
February 18, 2023
 

Satisfy your desire to draw the scene, and your craving for color! Quick and colorful methods and techniques enable the artist to capture the moment in a lively painted sketch. Learn how to use ink to incorporate texture, rhythm and pattern. Quick sketches are a way to plan and structure a painting, whether as a finished work, or for a later, larger work. Alex will demonstrate methods and use materials throughout the day.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Online Watercolor Workshop"
February 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2023
 

4 online sessions where we will practice many techniques for an award winning painting. Composition, textures, granulating colors, contrasts etc to produce eye-catching watercolors. The sessions will be recorded and available to the participating artists after the workshop too. A one to one zoom session with each participant will be planned, for personal attention, talk and critique.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: George Politis AWS, RI
Cost: 300 USD
Sponsor: Watercolor International
Website, email, +306944422097


"Create & Collaborate: Oil & Cold Wax Retreat"
February 18-19, 2023
 

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa. Join with other artists for two days of working with cold wax medium. This open exploration is for anyone that has taken previous cold wax classes and wants to come together and share ideas, tips, tricks, and community. This is not a guided, instructional workshop; instead it is a gathering time and space for artists to connect. Students may start new paintings or work on pieces already under way. No materials provided, so bring your own. While this is not an instructional session, Rick will be available to share ideas and techniques and answer questions.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rick Ross
Cost: $120
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"One Day Intro To Encaustic Painting Workshop"
February 19, 2023
 

Curious about what encaustic paints are and how to get started with them? In this one day introductory workshop we will begin to explore the possibilities of the encaustic medium. Encaustic painting draws in artists from a wide variety of medium, such as mixed media, photographers, printmakers, painter and much more. We will work on the basics of working in this paint, as well as fusing tools and setting up a studio workspace. This workshop will give students a taste of what is possible with the medium. Most supplies are included in the workshop fee, see supply list for additional items.
 
Location: La Grange, Illinois
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $150-160
Sponsor: La Grange Art League
Website, email, 708-352-3101


"The Red Door is Open: Collaborative Artmaking"
February 20-22, 2023
 

The Red Door is Open project involves visual artists, musicians and writer/storytellers. Once a group is assembled, the process encourages: Musicians to respond to visual or written work, creating new music through improvisation. Visual artists to respond to music or written work with quick form art projects. Writers to respond to music or visual art with a written piece. Collectively, the group, depending on disciplines and interests, decides on the format for their next exploration. Robert Hitz facilitates and sets the groundwork for the group. At the close of the collaborative adventure, the class sets the stage for a culminating showcase event.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Robert Hitz
Cost: $120 / $100 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Exploring the Archives: Drawings in the PAFA Collection"
February 21, 2023
 

The experience of viewing physical works on paper by master artists is a rare and wonderful pleasure: the freshness of the artist’s hand, the texture of the surface, and the subtle details in the subject are most touchingly apparent up-close and in-person. Add to that another artist’s observations to guide you through the work, and you will come away with a truly insightful experience into the mind and practice of the artist. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to see, appreciate, and be inspired by work rarely on display in the museum galleries.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Cost: $45
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Beginning Crochet: Part 2"
February 21, 2023
 

Learn how to crochet granny squares and then how to connect them together. Students will learn this process and then connect their squares to make a beautiful scarf, blanket or sweater! This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! Students should bring $40 cash to pay for materials, which will all be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Beginning Knitting: Part 2"
February 21, 2023
 

Join us for this continuance of Beginning Knitting: Part 1 and learn how to do ribbing, where your project will be a Ribbed scarf, in this introductory class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. All students should bring $45 cash for ALL materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"One Day of Plein Air with Pastels at Shelter Cove Community Park"
February 21, 2023
 

Spend a lovely day outside learning how to paint with pastels in plein air! The class will start with a pastel painting demonstration on the raised lawn at Shelter Cove Community Park. Carol will share how she creates brilliant color vibration in her pastel paintings. You will learn how to focus in on a strong composition, define your values, identify your light sources, create a point of focus, and how to see and use color effectively in plein air. You will learn the importance of painting light, shadows and colors from real life. There will be personalized teaching and individualized feedback throughout the day.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Carol Iglesias
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mixed Media Explorations"
February 22-23, 2023
 

Students will explore various combinations of mixed media with an emphasis on water-soluble paints and mediums. During the workshop, students develop a variety of surfaces and backgrounds grounds. These techniques can be applied to a variety of subject matter, to create a unique artistic statement. Pederson emphasizes design, personal style and beautiful surface quality using both abstract and referential subjects.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Jean Pederson
Cost: $270 / $230 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Instant Art! The Magic of Poured Acrylics"
February 22, 2023
 

Painting with liquid acrylics using the pour method assisted by a few simple tools is fabulously satisfying, and fun! The resulting bright, crisp and nuanced forms are wonderfully beautiful and other-worldly. Fascinating! Join us in this workshop, where all materials are provided for you for just a $20 fee, and get ready to be amazed and delighted!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Wedding Cookies"
February 22, 2023
 

Looking for a special way to announce your engagement or invite your friends to be a bridesmaid? We have a perfect solution with these beautiful cookies. Also, perfect to serve at wedding showers. You can design them to match your dress (or the bride's dress)! Pastry Chef, Jami Wright will share tips and techniques that will give you insider secrets to professional cookie decorating. We’ll incorporate the fundamentals of art... shape, line, color and texture using fondant and royal icing to make tiny pieces of edible art. Sweet! All supplies are included in the cost. Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Photographing Hilton Head"
February 23, 2023
 

Have you always loved snapping pictures of our beautiful lowcountry, but consider yourself an amateur? Do you ever find yourself wishing you had a little more knowledge on how to capture the best photographs every time? Well worry no longer because this class was specifically designed for people like you! Join local instructor and photographer, Kendra Natter, and learn the ins and outs of capturing the best photographs every time! In this course, Kendra will take students to a favorite spot of many lowcountry photographers, Fish Haul Creek Park. You don't want to miss this class!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kendra Natter
Cost: $70
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Reflections in Watercolor"
February 23, 2023
 

This workshop is a part of the Masters of Watercolor Explorer Program, which includes 4 live workshops each month, and 75+ hours of video courses from 20+ of the world's top watercolorists.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe
Cost: $79
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Paint & Sip"
February 23, 2023
 

Paint, sip, repeat. Sandy West leads participants through an evening of creative imbibing. Follow easy-to-recreate steps toward creating your own masterpiece. No matter your skill lever or confidence, you can grow your artistry while having a great time! All supplies (and wine!) included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Sandy West
Cost: $80 / $60 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Painting on Glass"
February 23, 2023
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own 13”x 6” or 8”x 8” plate using glass as your canvas. No painting experience necessary! This is a fun workshop so bring a friend and create something new! Once you’ve finished your creations, Kathy will take them to her studio, fire them in the kiln and then return the finished plates to the Academy for you to pick up a week later. Students should bring $15 cash for materials the day of the workshop, which will be provided for you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Planes of Vision – 3-day Watercolor Studio Workshop"
February 24-26, 2023
 

During this workshop, we will be painting the variety of subjects including streetscapes, boats, and landscapes. Students will learn how to approach complicated scenery without a struggle and to convey its character without resorting to endless details’ depiction, and master watercolor application techniques in a loose bold brush style of painting. You will discover how to -Define existing scapes into three focal planes to tackle any subject matter -Find focal areas and their place within 3 planes of vision -Use different painting techniques for each focal plane to convey a sense of depth in the painting -Finish your painting with intricate details -Energize your painting with powerful brushwork
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev
Sponsor: New Studio for The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Polymer Clay: Beads & More"
February 25, 2023
 

Learn to make polymer beads! In this extensive one-day workshop you’ll learn to blend polymer clays to create a color wheel of custom colors. Then you’ll learn to create canes which will be used to make beads. We’ll explore a variety of bead shapes and discuss ideas for implementing into finished jewelry. Not interested in beads? Even though we'll be learning how to make beads in this course, polymer clay is extremely versatile, and Jami will share other ideas and ways that you can create with it. All supplies are included in the cost. Just bring yourself and be ready to have a great time!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $130
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting the Lowcountry 101"
February 25, 2023
 

Alongside nationally acclaimed artist and instructor, Addison Palmer, students will learn tips and techniques to help them paint the gorgeous essences that make the lowcountry the special place it is. From composition, to color mixing, shadows, lights and layering, Addison will help students paint from their own photo references in this class for acrylic painters. All levels are welcome to join.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Collage Therapy"
February 25-26, 2023
 

We all need it every now and then, so why not join Sharon for a session of Collage Therapy? Collage is a wonderful way to celebrate your past, your present, your dreams, your life and your passions. It’s a great way to embrace the things you love and the memories you want to share. It is the art for everyone. Sharon will show you the easy way to start and you will never tire of all the possibilities right at your fingertips, so get ready to experiment! Students will be provided with information about products, content, design, color, composition, texture and techniques galore. It’s all about letting go and having a positive experience with art and expressing yourself through creating.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Sharon DiGiulio
Cost: $240 / $220 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Intermediate Acrylic Pour Painting"
February 25, 2023
 

This workshop is meant for students who have some experience in acrylic pour painting, or those who attended the January 2023 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. All materials included. Students should bring a smock or wear clothing that can get paint on it. Class size is extremely limited and early registration is recommended! Canvases need to dry for at least three days after pouring, and will have to be picked up at the gallery the following week.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Mary Ringelstetter
Cost: $135
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Simple Cable Stitch"
February 28, 2023
 

Learn how to make cables using cable needle in this newly offered class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. Each student will create a beautiful cable scarf! This is a fabulous offering for those who have already taken Beginner Knitting Parts 1 and 2, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take your skill to the next level! Students should bring $40 cash for materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Plein Air & Best Approaches to 'Quick Draw' 3-day Workshop"
February 28 - March 2, 2023
 

In this 3-day comprehensive workshop, you will learn Vladislav’s best approaches to working outdoors starting with location and “point-of-view”, important value sketching and composition lessons. Vlad will demonstrate his justified shortcuts in his painting process, and you will learn to paint more efficiently and effectively. You will learn how to choose the subject matter and properly compose it. Most attention will be guided towards the idea of painting the light on objects instead of painting the elements themselves. The last day we will practice “quick draw” painting. You will learn essential time allocation for each task on hand starting from the quick sketch and then efficient painting procedure. We will finish the workshop with the discussion and individual critiques.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev
Sponsor: New Studio for The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Glass Mosaic Stepping Stones"
March 1-2, 2023
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting 2-Half Day Class and create your own personalized glass stepping stone for your yard or to gift. Instructor Ryan McGivern will teach students to use tools to cut or use pre-made tiles to make a decorative focal point for your home. The first day of this workshop, students will design, cut and glue, and on the second day, students will grout and finish their pieces. Note: Price includes all materials. Just bring yourself!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Dramatic Landscape: Capturing Exciting Scenes in Your Painting"
Wednesdays, March 1 - April 5, 2023
 

Tired of painting placid landscapes? Then this class is for you! Experience the excitement that the landscape can bring in this live Zoom class with renowned plein air painter Joseph Sweeney. Paint along with the instructor from a different stimulating image each week - dramatic sunrises, mysterious nocturnes, furious storms, rugged coastlines and more! Topics include creating an exciting composition, using value and color contrasts for dramatic effect, rendering textures, and capturing movement. Sweeney will also provide art historical references and helpful feedback and critique of your work. Instruction is geared towards oil, acrylic, and pastel, but experienced watercolorists are welcome. Each session will be recorded and available for viewing after class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Joseph Sweeney
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Hog Island - Live Online Paint Party with Debra Huse"
March 1, 2023
 

Grab your paint and easel and join award-winning artist Debra Huse for her live online Paint Party! Debra will provide the reference photos and guide you from start to finish as you paint together, brushstroke by brushstroke, to complete a great little painting in two hours! The Paint Party is suitable for everyone from beginner to more advanced painters. After the Paint Party, you will have unlimited access to the recording to rewatch. In the Hog Island Paint Party, we will capture the light and shadow on this awesome old building along the coast, along with the beautiful Cypress trees that show it off. Learn the secret technique to get believable lettering in your paintings!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Debra Huse
Cost: $59.00
Sponsor: Paint Like a Pro
Website


"Neuro-Graphic Therapeutic Paintings"
March 1, 2023
 

Come and learn about this relaxing and peaceful art making trend that not only makes for beautiful paintings, but allows you to get into the zen! Students should bring $10 cash to pay for materials, which will all be provided for you!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Acrylic/Exploring Mediums"
March 2-4, 2023
 

Explore the accessible and versatile medium of acrylic painting, with a master in the field. Speer is a classically trained painter and highly successful Chicago-based caricature artist. He is an alumnus of Vienna’s National Academy of the Fine Arts and recipient of the Academy’s prestigious Johannes Fuger Medal.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Lothar Speer
Cost: $215 / $185 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Colorfield Abstraction Workshop"
March 3-5, 2023
 

Broaden your painting horizons through this in-depth focus on colorfield painting. Explore the painting techniques and color-layering processes behind this sophisticated genre. Masters including Jules Olitski, Morris Louis, Nicolas de Stael, and Richard Diebenkorn will be discussed. Includes a presentation of notable artworks and critique. Painting experience recommended.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Paint & Sip"
March 4, 2023
 

Paint, sip, repeat. Sandy West leads participants through an evening of creative imbibing. Follow easy-to-recreate steps toward creating your own masterpiece. No matter your skill lever or confidence, you can grow your artistry while having a great time! All supplies (and wine!) included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Sandy West
Cost: $80 / $60 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Sequencing Painting Workshop"
March 4, 2023
 

Do you recall that wonderment and joy when you finger painted as a child; that awe of "I made that" when you looked at your painting afterward? As adults, we spend way too much time in our heads and not enough time engaged with our creative selves. Connecting to our creativity brings joy, pleasure, spark and vitality into every aspect of our lives. Sequencing ignites your creative spark. When you create with your fingers, you can engage directly with the paint, surface and tools in a very immediate and tactile way. This approach is a playful, satisfying, and visceral approach to art-making that is genuinely joyful. Join us!
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Damini Celebre
Cost: $85
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Weekend Warriors: Figure and Portrait Painting"
March 4-5, 2023
 

Join us in my studio to paint from life with outstanding models in an inspired atmosphere!! This popular painting series focuses on Figure and Portrait in a series of "Alla Prima: exercises designed to help artists at all levels to strengthen their brushwork, color-mixing, and observation skills. Demonstrations, individualized assistance, and a comfortable, conducive atmosphere provide for a productive and rewarding workshop experience. For intermediate and advanced levels (or beginning students with some figure experience). Demonstrations will be in oil, but open to other mediums. Hope you can join us! Space is limited. Register early.
 
Location: Benicia, California
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $250
Website, email


"Paper Marbling 101"
March 4, 2023
 

Paper marbling is an easy and fun way of creating beautiful artwork. Pigments are floated on a viscous water-based solution and then transferred to prepared paper. The result is a one of a kind creation of color, swirls and unique organic patterns. In this session, participants will learn about how marbling works including a discussion on prep work (which will have already been done), supplies (provided) and the tools used (also provided). Students will choose the pigments, design and create seven pieces of marbled paper! *Paper will need time to dry. Students will have to return to the studio to pick up finished pieces later in the day or the following week*
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jo MacDonald
Cost: $30
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Life Model Drawing"
March 6, 2023
 

Life Drawing, also known as Figure Drawing, is the practice of drawing in order to study the human figure in detail. Many artists perceive figure drawing as an endless effort with limitless possibility for improvement, learning, and diversity. There will be a model, male or female, most often nude, posing for different durations: 2 minutes to 10 minutes, then followed by a long pose of 20 to 30 minutes. Some popular mediums used during life drawings are charcoal, graphite, pen, ink and pastels. For the longer poses, some may use painting mediums like acrylics or oil, or, go back after the session and add in additional media. Feel free to bring and use whatever you desire.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Mosaics From Start to Finish: Framed Mirrors"
Mondays, March 6-27, 2023
 

Do you ever wonder how to make those cool mosaic mirrors you see in fancy hotels and restaurants? Local artist and instructor, Ryan McGivern, will teach students to use stained glass and mixed media to create their very own mosaic mirror frame. Students can choose from a plethora of materials, and are free to bring old buttons, jewelry, game pieces, and small figurines of their own to include in their finished project as well. Ryan will lead students from start to finish using pre-cut frames and students will leave with a completed project! Price includes all materials. Students are welcome and encouraged to bring old jewelry, game pieces, buttons, small figurines or other discarded yet treasured items to use.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $320
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Open Painting in The Medium of Your Choice"
Mondays, March 6-27, 2023
 

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: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Mondays, March 6-27, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Tuesdays, March 7-28, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Beginning Knitting: Part 1"
March 7, 2023
 

Learn basic techniques such as casting on, knitting and purling, and decrease stitches in this newly offered introduction class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! Students should bring $15 cash to pay for materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Beginning Crochet: Part 1"
March 7, 2023
 

Learn basic crochet stitches including chain, single crochet, double crochet and a little flower. Students will all make their first baby hat in this newly offered introduction class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! Students should bring $15 cash to pay for materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"From Seen to Scene: A 365 Day Online Mentorship Program"
March 7, 2023 - March 6, 2024
 

Hosted by the Tucson Art Academy Online, this unique program combines a four-part modular system with guidance, feedback, and mentorship for an entire year…. a wonderful opportunity at a great value!! Study with California-based artist, Randall Sexton, who is nationally known for the color and expressive brushwork in his paintings of “everyday” scenes. This course is designed to encourage artists at all levels to explore new ways of seeing the world around them, to recognize the potential subject matter in everyday scenes, and how to translate that into paintings that share one’s unique vision. The success of any painting relies on a solid understanding of the basic principles of picture making in tandem with your creativity and passion.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $895
Sponsor: Tucson Art Academy Online
Website, email


"1-Day Open Abstract Workshop in Non-Objective Abstract and Representational Abstract Landscapes"
March 8, 2023
 

This newly added workshop is a compacted version of Art's 3-Week February course and is appropriate for all artists wishing to advance their level of understanding and capabilities in abstract work. It is for intermediate and advanced students who have an art background and/or have been in previous abstract classes, or who have been doing abstract work. Non-objective abstract work is without any true identity in the representative world. It is a pure creation of expression. Representational landscape as the name implies is work that is recognizable, done in an abstract or different way. This workshop will be taught in heavy acrylics.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Art Cornell
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Visions of Home"
March 8, 2023
 

Michael Ross leads you through collage techniques to explore the nature of “home”, to complement his exhibition in the Sanger Gallery. All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Michael Ross
Cost: $90 / $75 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Magenta Max - Live Online Paint Party with Debra Huse"
March 8, 2023
 

Grab your paint and easel and join award-winning artist Debra Huse for her live online Paint Party! Debra will provide the reference photos and guide you from start to finish as you paint together, brushstroke by brushstroke, to complete a great little painting in two hours! The Paint Party is suitable for everyone from beginner to more advanced painters. After the Paint Party, you will have unlimited access to the recording to rewatch. In the Magenta Max Paint Party, we will learn the color and design secrets to capturing these beautiful Echinacea flowers. Debra will share her masterful tips for exciting and dramatic color.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Debra Huse
Cost: $59.00
Sponsor: Paint Like a Pro
Website


"Our Beloved Pets in Watercolor"
March 9-10, 2023
 

The intensity of color and use of negative space is a signature of Carol’s work. She will share her unique watercolor technique, painting from background to foreground, using dynamic and inventive color. You will realize one painting each day.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Drop-In Figure Drawing"
March 9, 2023
 

Our monthly drop-in platform helps those who have an ongoing figure drawing practice, want to incorporate the figure into their work, or simply want to start with one of the best possible drawing foundations. So, take a break from working from photos or trying to convince your family members to sit still. Our monthly sessions offer the chance to work from a live model for up to two hours.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Cost: $35 per session
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Expressive Arts & the Tamalpa Life Art Process"
Thursdays, March 9-30, 2023
 

In this series of workshops, participants will explore their individual physical, emotional and mental experiences of life in a body through use of writing, drawing and movement. Based on the work of field pioneers and founders of Tamalpa Institute, Anna and Daria Halprin, each weekly focus on a different body part will build towards creation of a personal mythology and renewed whole body awareness. All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Katharine Doughty
Cost: $175 / $135 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Gelli Plate Printing"
March 10, 2023
 

Gelli plate printing is a fun and accessible way to create beautiful multilayered mono prints that can be used in your next mixed media art project or stand as a piece of artwork on their own. In this class you will learn how to create bands of color and texture and develop your images with stencils, stamping and drawing. Prints are made with acrylic paint and a gelli plate. This gelatinous slab allows you to create beautiful mono types without a press. Unlike traditional woodblock printing, this is not a precise practice and often the results are surprising adding to the fun. Come to appreciate the beauty found in the imperfect and unexpected! All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Marlene Koenig
Cost: $160 / $140 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Boot Camp Celebrates Tennessee Williams"
March 11, 2023
 

Key West’s favorite artist celebrates Tennessee Williams with a special edition Painting Bootcamp session. Representatives from the Key West Art and Historical Society, and The Tennessee Williams Exhibit, will start the workshop with some background in the life and artworks of Williams. Students will see some examples of Williams’s paintings before taking their own turn at emulating the famous former Key Wester. All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $50 / $40 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Plein Air Live"
March 11, 2023
 

Painting ‘en plein air’ is one of the biggest thrills you can have as an artist. You get to immerse yourself in exciting and breathtaking landscapes and paint right in the thick of the action! There’s no shortage of different open air environments awaiting you once you’ve mastered the ability to paint outdoors. PleinAir Live gives you invaluable insights and live demonstrations from some of the world’s best plein air artists. Hope you can join us!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Sponsor: Streamline Publishing and Plein Air Magazine
Website


"Gouache Painting Workshop"
March 11, 2023
 

Gouache is an opaque watercolor paint with a beautiful and unique look. It can be used on its own, or in combination with transparent watercolor. Learn the fundamentals of this portable, fast-drying and easy to clean-up medium in this one-day workshop. Explore color and painting techniques while working from an engaging still life.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Larry Francis
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Color Mixing, Color Balance, and Color Charts"
March 11, 2023
 

In this class geared towards artists or those looking to take their art to the next level, we will explore mixing oils. We’ll mix as many colors as we can using the fewest number of “mother” colors. We’ll explore using basic colors and then add some additional colors for comparison. We will make color charts to keep track of our mixes and we’ll do all of this without dirtying a brush. Color mixing is also a good time to practice wielding a palette knife! Beginners are welcome. Supplies to bring along: Pencil or pen for labeling your color charts. Ruler if you’re using tape to make the squares.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jan Norsetter
Cost: $85
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Value Does the Work, Color Gets the Credit"
March 12, 2023
 

In this oil painting class we will explore the role of value vs color. We’ll start by doing some very basic value studies and progress to using color. The aim of this class is to give you some experience in seeing the value relationships of a scene. We’ll use color photos as references, mine or bring your own. For substrates you can use canvas paper, gessoed paper, or gessoed panels. We can do the value studies in black/white mixes or any other single darker color plus white. Beginners are welcome. There will be a lunch break, so please either bring a lunch (fridge and microwave available) or be prepared to purchase food nearby.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jan Norsetter
Cost: $85
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Introduction to Stained Glass"
March 13-15, 2023
 

Students will create their own Stained Glass Window Panel in this all levels course! Instructor Cynthia Buckley will teach students the ins and outs of stained glass and each student will leave with a stunning window panel ready for hanging! Class size is limited to ensure individual attention. Long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toed shoes are recommended. All materials and the use of tools included.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Cynthia Buckley
Cost: $280
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Zen of Nature Printing"
March 15, 2023
 

Explore the many qualities that Nature Printing & Zen share in this print making class connecting artists with nature. Students learn accessible and fun techniques for printing plants and natural subjects on fabrics and paper. Wilkins focuses on repetitive printing practices with the goal of students becoming comfortable with various tools and procedures.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Dawn Wilkins
Cost: $150 / $135 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Why Not Create?"
March 15, 2023
 

Don’t know how to use your iPhone to edit pictures, Excel a mystery, struggling with an artistic vision and not sure how to move forward? Join us for project time. Heffernan follows her successful critique series with a new open-lab concept, allowing participants to bring any stumbling block forward and find solutions. Heffernan will work one-on-one with participants and also crowd-source to the group to devise the best plan of attack for each quandary. Bring whatever you’d like to work on.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Erika Heffernan
Cost: $25 per session
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Refresh! Painting Workshop with Debra Huse"
March 15-17, 2023
 

Are you ready to push yourself to the next level? Work with award-winning artist Debra Huse to refresh and refine your brushwork and design. Get clean color solutions for dynamic paintings. Learn fun and insightful techniques for capturing boats, clouds, and ocean. This workshop will be held indoors and include lots of individual attention. Debra will dial-in with each participant to improve each artist’s strengths. If you like, you are welcome to bring your own photos to work from. Debra will be working in regular oil, but water-based oil and acrylics are fine. Debra is also happy to work with you if you paint in pastel or watercolor. Class size is limited to ensure individual instruction.
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
Instructor: Debra Huse
Cost: $550.00
Sponsor: Huse Skelly Gallery
Website, email


"The World of Watercolor"
March 16-19, 2023
 

Four days packed with world class live instruction where you will learn and explore the art of watercolor from the finest artists around the globe. Learn new techniques, explore inspiring ways to approach watercolor, and learn to tell powerful stories through your art. Explore a wide variety of watercolor painting styles and techniques that will expand your creativity, build your confidence as an artist, and teach you the skills to create your next masterpiece. You will have the ability to engage further with these master artists through end of session Q&A’s. Each day will wrap up with a moderated artist discussion on topics such as storytelling through art, developing your own style, and creating successful art.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"What Do I Paint?"
March 17-18, 2023
 

What Do I Paint? A simple question, or is it? Choices, choices. Narrowing it all down and then deciding how to go about it will be the essence of this class. Students will sort through their own photos and/or sketches to find the perfect one. Then be guided toward the best approach to take to achieve a painting they can be happy with. They will learn techniques to use as a template for their future work. Day one will be exploration of and decision upon source materials, and the start of our painting. Day two will be the resolution of the painting, with small instructor demos throughout. Open to all levels.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Priscilla Coote
Cost: $190 / $170 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"2023 Thoroughly Oaxaca Art Experience 2: mixed media, natural pigments, symbols & talismans"
March 17-27, 2023
 

Join Oaxacan artist Pedro Cruz Pacheco and Corrie McCluskey for an art + culture adventure in Oaxaca, Mexico. Enjoy creative time in an intimate setting and experience a hands-on deep dive into the art and culture of Oaxaca. Fill your well of inspiration + recharge your artist soul (you too, beginners!). Develop your unique voice and visual language by playing with watercolor, mixed media, and collage. We’ll share our symbols and talismans that we incorporate into our art and offer you the opportunity to discover and paint your own - the “secret soul” of things that matter to you. Use natural pigments while making a handmade artist book. Field trips include a Sunday market, artisan studios, ancient ruins, renowned arts center, and papermaking studio.
 
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Instructor: Pedro Cruz Pacheco & Corrie McCluskey
Cost: $1950 (lodging including)
Sponsor: Oaxaca Dreams - Pedro Cruz Pacheco
Website, email, 707-575-6801


"Expressive Brushwork En Plein Air"
March 18-25, 2023
 

Join us for what is sure to be another fun and exciting week of painting in the Tropics. I eagerly return for a fifth year to the gorgeous setting of coastal Boca De Tomatlan, a unique and authentic fishing village just south of Puerto Vallarta. This all-inclusive workshop is one not to be missed, as the Casa De Artistas delivers a rich, relaxing, and inspiring experience. Truly a painter’s paradise…and so much more!
 
Location: Boca de Tomatlan, Mexico
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $2,495
Sponsor: Casa de los Artistas
Website, email, (413) 625-8382


"Be a Cold Wax Boss"
March 18-20, 2023
 

Take your cold wax art to the next level. In this inspiring, intensive workshop, explore creative techniques in oil and cold wax. Learn to effectively and efficiently work in a series, creating strong, dynamic paintings in your own artistic style.
 
Location: Tubac, Arizona
Instructor: Leslie Miller and Dianna Fritzler
Cost: $535
Sponsor: Tubac School of Fine Art
Website, email, 520-398-2589


"Beginning Knitting: Part 2"
March 21, 2023
 

Join us for this continuance of Beginning Knitting: Part 1 and learn how to do ribbing, where your project will be a Ribbed scarf, in this introductory class with published fashion designer, Berta Karapetyan. All students should bring $45 cash for ALL materials, which will be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Beginning Crochet: Part 2"
March 21, 2023
 

Learn how to crochet granny squares and then how to connect them together. Students will learn this process and then connect their squares to make a beautiful scarf, blanket or sweater! This is a fabulous offering for those with absolutely zero experience, so join us in this low-stress, encouraging environment and take the first steps into learning a new skill! Students should bring $40 cash to pay for materials, which will all be provided for you.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $60
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Classical Painting and Drawing"
Tuesdays, March 21, 28
 

All of Gayle's classes and workshops include step-by-step instruction and personal guidance. Gayle is classically trained as well as being an excellent instructor. Helping students build a solid foundation of strong basic skills is one of Gayle's most outstanding assets. She is also encouraging, positive and easy to be with. You will be amazed at how fast your art will grow in these intensive-study classes. Work at your own pace, in a small group, at the beautiful OnTrack classroom.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Gayle Levee, www.gaylelevee.com
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Make Your Own Mosaic Pendants"
March 22, 2023
 

Join local mosaics artist Ryan McGivern for this exciting Half-Day workshop perfect for students of any level! Students will make their very own mosaic necklace pendant with mixed media, glass and found objects. Ryan will show students how to design & execute the creation of their own personal one-of-a-kind mosaic pendant! The instructor will grout the works, and have them ready for pickup the next week. Out-of-Town visitors can pay a $5 flat rate fee to have their pieces shipped to them. Note: Price includes all materials. Just bring yourself!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Ryan McGivern
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Portraits in Watercolor"
March 23-24, 2023
 

Painting people in motion is one of the most interesting tasks in watercolor. But very few people know how to do this – after all, imitation of motion on a sheet of paper is a difficult task. That is, if you don’t know the rules… We’ll go over the very basic ideas that will allow you to create the illusion of motion. And, of course, we will also learn how to draw people without resorting to the help of medical atlases and wasting time studying anatomy. You will receive the 3 reference photos in advance so you can prepare the 3 drawings for the class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Solovyev, NEWS
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Boro-Inspired Wearable Art"
March 23-25, 2023
 

Boro mending, kantha cloth, the Quilts of Gee’s Bend. Each of these evokes images of old, worn fabrics, simply but beautifully stitched for a new purpose. In this workshop we explore the traditions that created these garments and then look to them for inspiration in creating new works of wearable fiber art. Beginning with pieces of old and/or beloved fabrics—vintage linens, pieces of worn jeans, even bits of blankets or tattered garments—we select, curate, layer, and hand stitch them into new life as a work of wearable art. This workshop is a meditative blend of history, hand work, repurposing, and art making. This class is suitable for all levels of fiber artists, but some hand stitching experience is required.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Lisa Binkley
Cost: $415 + $10 kit fee
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Painting on Glass"
March 24, 2023
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own 13”x 6” or 8”x 8” plate using glass as your canvas. No painting experience necessary! This is a fun workshop so bring a friend and create something new! Once you’ve finished your creations, Kathy will take them to her studio, fire them in the kiln and then return the finished plates to the Academy for you to pick up a week later. Students should bring $15 cash for materials the day of the workshop, which will be provided for you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Colored Pencils: Delicate to Dynamic with Kristy Kutch"
March 24-25, 2023
 

Colored pencil is ideal for creating stunning art, all in a portable, non-toxic, neat form. Kristy Kutch is the author of two colored pencil techniques books and is featured in four instructional films. She is a positive, supportive instructor who welcomes students with all levels of experience. With an emphasis on floral art with waxy (non-watercolor) pencils, students will create paintings (as these works are aptly called) on both white and colored surfaces, from velvety to sanded. Effects can range from soft and delicate to richly pigmented. Kristy offers demonstrations, personal attention, and a wealth of information. An array of materials, such as papers, blenders and pencils, will also be given to participants (lunches included). Welcome spring with floral inspiration!
 
Location: Valparaiso, Indiana
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: The Art Barn School of Art
Website, email, 219-462-9009


"Plein Air Workshop 'Freedom of the Brushstroke'"
March 24-26, 2023
 

You will learn Vladislav's best approaches to working outdoors starting with location and “point of view" followed by important value sketching and composition lessons. Each day will start with the detailed demonstration and lesson. Special attention will be given to the choice of colors which may be different from what’s there, and impressionistic style watercolor techniques. Discover simple steps to fresh and loose watercolor painting. Advance your skills in adding imaginary details. Receive individual instructions at the easel while creating your own painting. You will learn: Color mixing techniques, Painting the light, Bold Brush painting techniques, Adding people and other details to your painting, Choosing your focal point, Importance of finishing touches.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev
Cost: $480
Sponsor: Renaissance School of Art
Website, email, 941-330-6865


"Encaustic Collage"
March 25, 2023
 

Create a collage using hot wax, rice papers of different colors and values, printed papers, screen, and small wood pieces. In addition, there will be oil sticks, crayons, stamps, and markers to use for drawing onto the encaustic collage. All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Pamela Kostmayer
Cost: $160 / $130 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"iPhone Street Photography and B/W Editing"
March 25-26, 2023
 

Using Your iPhone for street photography and editing in black and white. This iPhoneography course introduces people to street photography and provides editing instruction (and time for practice), with a particular slant toward black and white. Smartphone familiarity is helpful.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: William Carito
Cost: $180 / $160 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Step by Step Painting: Lowcountry Light"
March 25, 2023
 

Each student will follow along step-by-step with Addison as you complete this gorgeous Hilton Head Island landscape. Addison will be painting alongside everyone, demonstrating and teaching the fundamentals to create the painting. We will be using acrylic paint for this class. All levels are welcome to join.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Learn How to Finish Your Garment Professionally"
March 28, 2023
 

Learn secrets of professional seaming, buttonholes, picking up stitches for the cardigan bands, kitchener stitch and more. Students should bring their unfinished sweater or 4 knitted squares, darning needle and yarn for sewing!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Berta Karapetyan
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Go Bold! Painting Dynamic Pastel Landscapes"
March 29-31, 2023
 

This 3-Day workshop will explore ways to make more compelling and powerful visual statements through the luminous medium of pastel, focusing on the landscape for inspiration and subject matter. The 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, however know that demos will be done in pastel and then Mayfield will work individually with you in your medium. Make colors pop, develop more interesting compositions, learn to edit and simplify, explore ways 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


"Liven Up Your Color and Brushwork"
March 29-31, 2023
 

This workshop is designed to push your skill level to greater heights! Randall will review all the basics of solid picture making while sharing his own methods for livening up your brushwork and color, two key elements for breathing new life into paintings. Come learn from Randall's award winning painting techniques as he shares his enthusiasm for new ideas and approaches for your works.
 
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $585
Website, email


"Airbrush Painting Techniques"
March 30 - April 1, 2023
 

The Pastrana beginner airbrush course is intended for students who are newcomers or novices with limited or no experience in airbrushing. This workshop covers the basic principles of airbrushing, along with drills and exercises for airbrush control. This airbrush class is aimed at artists and craftsmen or women who are talented in their field but want to add another unique skill set such as airbrushing to their repertoire. This workshop is also intended for those who have some limited experience in airbrushing and want to reinforce and strengthen their understanding, knowledge, and practice in this particular field. For more information, visit pastranaunlimited.com. All materials and use of equipment included during the workshop.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Alan Pastrana
Cost: $825 Museum members/ $875 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Painting & Barging in Holland"
March 31 - April 9, 2023
 

Experience plein air painting and the art of the Flemish and Dutch masters on a small group barging tour through Holland with pastel artist Lisa Regopoulos. Lisa will lead art demonstrations and plein air painting sessions capturing the picturesque canals and landscapes with tulips in full bloom! Tour museums, local sites and enchanting villages and country sides dotted with windmills for inspiration. A highlight of our museum visits will be to the Rijksmuseum to see the first retrospective exhibit of Johannes Vermeer’s works and the largest gathering of his works ever. Ports: Amsterdam, Haarlem, Delft, Leiden, Rotterdam and Gouda, and a tour of the incredible Keukenhof Gardens, one of the most beautiful spring gardens in the world.
 
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Instructor: Lisa Regopoulos
Cost: Painters: $2995, Non-painters/Bikers: $2750; single room, add $1200
Sponsor: Artful Travels & International Barging Tours
Website, email, 413-237-4631


"Stories the Life Writes"
March 31 - April 2, 2023
 

Even still life subjects can be incorporated into the most extraordinary story of your life! German artist Theissen leads students through developing drawings with pencil and ink in her signature sepia graphic novel style.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Heidi Theissen
Cost: $310 / $280 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Sketching and Journaling in Watercolor"
April 1-6, 2023
 

Old Pasadena with its Victorian and art deco buildings, palm trees and flowers, awaits your paintbrush. Enjoy a California painting getaway and start your summer early as we paint in Pasadena. Theresa and Cindy will guide you through painting experiences with daily demonstrations, personalized instruction, and encouraging support. They will share how to design and simplify your subject, draw confidently, jazz up your colors, paint with flowing serendipity and experiment with new techniques. Enjoy creating colorful paintings with an emphasis on your own unique point of view.
 
Location: Pasadena, California
Instructor: Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel not included)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Power of Black and White: Intro to Scratchboard"
April 1-2, 2023
 

The process of scratchboard is as basic as drawing with a pencil. The artist uses a knife instead of a pencil and applies the strokes to a panel coated with black india ink over white clay instead of applying to white paper. With each stroke of the knife blade, a scratch removes the black ink revealing the white beneath. We’ll be initially inspired by viewing contemporary scratchboard artists’ works, then do an exercise to gain confidence in removing a wide range of black and creating those grey tones, and finally on the second day we’ll do a quick review of composition and be starting our own artworks using our chosen subject matter and an excellent composition.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rhonda Nass
Cost: $175 + $15 kit fee
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Stories in Painting"
Mondays, April 3-24, 2023
 

Explore storytelling through art and discover the true meaning behind your artwork. In this mentorship course, you will walk alongside Carol and gain an intimate community of fellow artists as you develop your ability to tell stories through art. Carol will show you how to build color, composition, and watercolor design skills that will inspire you to paint with emotion. You will also learn to integrate symbolism into your artwork to convey a deeper meaning. During class critiques, you will share your artwork and engage in friendly discussions to discover why we paint, how to communicate our artistic experiences, when to take risks, and what we can learn from one another. You will also receive direct feedback from Carol.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $380
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Mondays, April 3-24, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Life Model Drawing"
April 3, 2023
 

Life Drawing, also known as Figure Drawing, is the practice of drawing in order to study the human figure in detail. Many artists perceive figure drawing as an endless effort with limitless possibility for improvement, learning, and diversity. There will be a model, male or female, most often nude, posing for different durations: 2 minutes to 10 minutes, then followed by a long pose of 20 to 30 minutes. Some popular mediums used during life drawings are charcoal, graphite, pen, ink and pastels. For the longer poses, some may use painting mediums like acrylics or oil, or, go back after the session and add in additional media. Feel free to bring and use whatever you desire.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting Boot Camp with Rick Worth"
Tuesdays, April 4-25, 2023
 

By most measures (including a fistful of Bubba awards), Rick Worth is the most popular artist in Key West, and it’s no wonder; he’s hardworking, funny, easygoing and dripping with talent. Worth reprises his role as drill sergeant for another season. Worth captures the daily life on the island on small roof tiles, large murals, and even over a dozen local cars. He portrays the uniqueness of conch life in both his subjects and his own easygoing attitude. Learn from Rick in a fun and easy step-by-step process and leave with your own masterpiece with new scenes each week! All supplies and materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Rick Worth
Cost: $140 / $115 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Classical Painting and Drawing"
Tuesdays, April 4, 11
 

All of Gayle's classes and workshops include step-by-step instruction and personal guidance. Gayle is classically trained as well as being an excellent instructor. Helping students build a solid foundation of strong basic skills is one of Gayle's most outstanding assets. She is also encouraging, positive and easy to be with. You will be amazed at how fast your art will grow in these intensive-study classes. Work at your own pace, in a small group, at the beautiful OnTrack classroom.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Gayle Levee, www.gaylelevee.com
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Beach Bookmarks"
April 5, 2023
 

As the summer approaches and your reading list grows, you'll want to make some lovely beach inspired painted bookmarks! Learn painting techniques and enjoy exploring through these fun mini art works! Students should bring $10 cash to pay for materials, which will all be provided for you!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Debi West
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Journey Into the Great Round"
April 8, 2023
 

Journey into the Great Round is a yoga, meditation and philosophy class. As artists, we recognize there is a rhythm to our creative process. There are some days we are energized and full of inspiration, and there are other days when we feel stuck and exhausted. Understanding these rhythms and cycles is critical in finding your flow and sustaining a creative practice without getting frustrated and feeling defeated. We will move through an all-levels yoga class and guided meditation which embodies this journey. Learn how to navigate the ups and downs that are inevitable in all journeys (artistic, relationship, work, parenthood, creative projects, loss, etc.) and understand it is ultimately about personal growth.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Marlene Koenig
Cost: $75 / $60 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Printmaking and Fabric Dying with Vegetables"
April 8, 2023
 

For kids age 6-16 only. Using Bruno Munari’s classic book as inspiration, students will discover the art of printmaking & fabric dying using everyday vegetables to a create t-shirt and one-of-a-kind prints on paper. Basic principles of design will be taught and students will be led via a variety of prompts to keep them focused while pressing the edges of their creativity. All supplies included. Students may bring in additional light or white fabrics to create with.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Cricket Desmarais
Cost: $125 / $105 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Portrait Painting"
April 10-19, 2023
 

In this 5-day workshop, Shana Levenson will instruct students on how to create an emotive painting that surpasses the photograph. Being able to create authentic paintings and capture the essence of who a person is will be a major focal point of the workshop. Students will create a finished portrait painting from a photo reference using traditional painting techniques. Emphasis will be placed on value control, skin tone, and edges. By focusing on deliberate color weaving and maintaining accurate mass relationships, the application of paint marks creates form and energy. Students will use the method of relative sizing to transcribe their photograph to their paper. Class discussions will include how to accurately judge values, edges and forms within your photo.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Shana Levenson
Cost: $700
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Watercolour Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
April 10-14, 2023
 

Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The instructor will support you in experimentation and surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the bold use of colour.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Drop-In Figure Drawing"
April 13, 2023
 

Our monthly drop-in platform helps those who have an ongoing figure drawing practice, want to incorporate the figure into their work, or simply want to start with one of the best possible drawing foundations. So, take a break from working from photos or trying to convince your family members to sit still. Our monthly sessions offer the chance to work from a live model for up to two hours.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Cost: $35 per session
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"The Art of Caricature: Reasons and Means of Exaggeration"
April 13-14, 2023
 

Over the course of three evenings, Lothar Speer teaches artists how to capture the likeness of friends and strangers with a tongue in cheek nod to personality traits. Learn to incorporate the subtle art of satire into your drawing practice.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Lothar Speer
Cost: $140 / $125 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Ceramics: Serving Dishes with Finesse"
April 14 & 15, 2023
 

Master ceramic artists Lynnette Hesser and Steve Loucks will begin by demonstrating techniques to make unique serving dishes and then help you make your own to serve your special occasion or favorite foods such as cheese balls, shrimp cocktail, asparagus, deviled eggs, or baked salmon. Learn how to alter basic bowl and plate forms by darting, stretching, and reforming them and then embellishing them with carvings, sprigs, lugs, and/or handles. We will demonstrate all the clay wheel and handbuilding techniques used and more, as well as, help each participant individually both days. Pieces may be either taken home unfired or left to be bisqued and picked up later. For more information, visit the artists’ websites: lynnettehesserceramics.com and stevelouckspottery.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Lynnette Hesser & Steve Loucks
Cost: $450 Museum members/ $500 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Art and Culture in the Balearic Islands"
April 15-22, 2023
 

Art and Culture in the Balearic Islands is a plein air painting and drawing retreat on the island of Mallorca, Spain. This is our sixth trip to spend the week at La Serranía near Pollensa capturing the beautiful Mediterranean environment capturing the native species, the sea, sky and rocky coastline. All demos are done in watercolor but you are free to work in the medium of your choice. Learning about the history and culture of the Iberian Peninsula is also part of the workshop in the evenings. There is also guided hiking available.
 
Location: Pollensa, Spain
Instructor: Meredith Nemirov
Cost: $2850.00
Sponsor: Ridgway Gallery Workshops LLC
Website, email, 970-318-8444


"Image, Words and Movement"
April 15-16, 2023
 

Images, Words, and Movement: Teaching Artist Panzeca leads participants through a series of exercises in writing, drawing, and movement. In this two-day workshop, students will write poems using randomly generated words, draw and ink narrative comics, mix and match images and captions, and write an improvisational poem after dancing.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Andrea Panzeca
Cost: $75 / $60 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Drawing spaces short course"
April 16-22, 2023
 

The drawing spaces course is run at Villa Pisani Bolognese Scalabrin, one of Italy’s secret treasures, set close to the magical Colli Euganei. Andy Siddall, Architect, trained at the Royal College of Art, and currently teaching fellow in Interior Design at Edinburgh College of Art, will take you through an adventure in fine drawing skills. He has two unique talents, the first is a fine eye for architectural detail, the second for filling his students with confidence. This is a course for both beginners and the more experienced. Andy’s aim is to encourage you to see the building in front of you with a 3 dimensional presence that interacts with the light and a glorious environment.
 
Location: Vescovana (PD), Italy
Instructor: Andy Siddall
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Linda Winter
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"Acrylic Painting Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
April 17-21, 2023
 

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.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Mosaic Workshop"
April 17-21, 2023
 

Born in Rome in 1975, Tiziana Mondini studied art and was awarded the diploma of Master Mosaicist. After an apprenticeship and internships with artistic businesses in Ravenna, she began her own business in 2000, creating artistic mosaics to order. By working with artists and professionals, she learned to create works of contemporary art and design. Her total dedication to this genre of art has now led the artist to become a lecturer in mosaic art for private and official organisations. Her art studio has since become a multi-purpose center of local art in the Italian artistic tradition.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Tiziana Mondini
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
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"Why Not Create?"
April 19, 2023
 

Don’t know how to use your iPhone to edit pictures, Excel a mystery, struggling with an artistic vision and not sure how to move forward? Join us for project time. Heffernan follows her successful critique series with a new open-lab concept, allowing participants to bring any stumbling block forward and find solutions. Heffernan will work one-on-one with participants and also crowd-source to the group to devise the best plan of attack for each quandary. Bring whatever you’d like to work on.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Erika Heffernan
Cost: $25 per session
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Batik: Painting with Wax and Dye on Fabric"
April 20-21, 2023
 

Try the classic textile art form that originated on the island of Java, Indonesia. Learn to create designs with wax and dye on fabric. Students must arrive with 3 pencil drawings on white cotton fabric. The rest of the materials are included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Wendy Tatter
Cost: $145 / $110 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Watercolour magic and mixed media"
April 20-27, 2023
 

Join us at La Salle in glorious Gascony, France for a fabulous 7 night all inclusive painting holiday. You will be staying in a beautiful country retreat with designated art studio and pool and expert watercolour tuition with artist Nicki. All levels and non painters welcome. Complementing workshops with Nicki, we visit beautiful villages, markets, gallery and wine tasting. At the end of a successful day relax and enjoy a meal with your group. Make memories and lasting friendships.
 
Location: Toulouse, France
Instructor: Nicki Saunders
Cost: From $1200 / person
Website, email, 0033(0)562294520


"Go Bold - In Design and Paint Application"
April 21-23, 2023
 

Are you frustrated with your paintings lately..feel like they lack something that you can't quite put your finger on. Join me for this three-day Plein Air painting intensive to jumpstart your work to another level. Much of the success of any painting is the strength of its initial design and your ability to keep your intention flowing with excitement. I will introduce some new ways of handling the paint to help energize your work while reviewing the basic principles of solid picture-making. Open to all levels, however, prior experience painting on location is mandatory. Register soon, Class size is limited to 12.
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $575
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"Water Gilding"
April 21 & 22, 2023
 

Come to a once in a lifetime workshop with master craftsman and nationally acclaimed artist Alan Shuptrine! Learn the historical background of this lost art of water gilding and discuss the art of the frame by taking a tour through the museum’s collection and viewing frames on display. Then head to the Museum Academy studios and learn water gilding with 22 kt. genuine gold leaf. At the end of the class, students will leave with their own water gilded and finished frame. Alan Shuptrine is also recognized as a nationally renowned artist for his sensitive and detailed paintings in watercolor and oil. His accomplishments in master craftsmanship with gold leaf are in museums nationwide. For more information, visit alanshuptrine.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Alan Shuptrine
Cost: $475 Museum members/ $525 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Watercolor Painting Instructors Retreat in Sicily"
April 22-29, 2023
 

Experience magical Sicily, enjoy breathtaking vistas, tiny villages, amazing Sicilian gastronomy and local wine. My interest in creating a Retreat for Tutors is to create a forum for instructors in watercolor to explore the Art of Teaching. My concerns in the way watercolor workshops are being conducted, seem to me to have vastly narrow limits in the general format in which they are conducted. Of course, to be sure I haven’t seen all the various methods used and the ones I have seen are quite well done but could there be more? I hope this idea appeals to you and you will join me in kicking off a wonderful retreat tradition for years to come.
 
Location: Marsala, Italy
Instructor: Stewart White
Cost: From 1700 €
Sponsor: Salinara
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"Step by Step Painting: Carolina Wren"
April 22, 2023
 

Each student will follow along step-by-step with Addison as you complete a gorgeous Carolina Wren. Addison will be painting alongside everyone, demonstrating and teaching the fundamentals to create the painting. You will discuss composition, color mixing, shape, shade, light, value and more! Students should use acrylic paint for this class. All levels are welcome to join.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting Workshop with Alison Ryde"
April 24-28, 2023
 

Join us as we paint with Watercolours/Acrylics on paper. 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: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"How To Create Pastel Paintings with Vibrant Colors"
April 26-27, 2023
 

Learn how to paint with pastels in brilliant color! Carol will share how she creates color vibration in her pastel paintings. The class will start with a full pastel painting demonstration each morning. You will learn how to work with your photos to create a strong composition, define your values, create an underpainting, identify a light source, create a point of focus, and how to see and use color and paper effectively to create a mood for your painting. There will be personalized teaching and individualized feedback throughout the day.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Carol Iglesias
Cost: $260
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Paint Pouring with a Sea Creature"
April 26-27, 2023
 

West builds upon her popular Paint Pouring series with a special two-day workshop. Pour your aquamarine background on day one and then return to add a sea creature to the finished product. All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Sandy West
Cost: $170 / $145 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"One Day of Plein Air with Pastels at Veterans Memorial Park"
April 28, 2023
 

Expand on your classroom skills and spend a lovely day outside learning how to paint with pastels in plein air! The class will start with a pastel painting demonstration on the boardwalk at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Carol will share how she creates brilliant color vibration in her pastel paintings. You will learn how to focus in on a strong composition, define your values, identify your light source, create a point of focus, and how to see and use color effectively in plein air. You will learn the importance of painting light, shadows and colors from real life. There will be personalized teaching and individualized feedback throughout the day.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Carol Iglesias
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting on Glass"
April 28, 2023
 

This fun workshop gives you the chance to play with glass! You will create your own 13”x 6” or 8”x 8” plate using glass as your canvas. No painting experience necessary! This is a fun workshop so bring a friend and create something new! Once you’ve finished your creations, Kathy will take them to her studio, fire them in the kiln and then return the finished plates to the Academy for you to pick up a week later. Students should bring $15 cash for materials the day of the workshop, which will be provided for you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Kathy Oda
Cost: $50
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Pastel Painting Workshop: The People and Landscapes of Umbria"
April 29 - May 5, 2023
 

This pastel workshop is designed for the beginning and intermediate pastelist and will cover materials, basic design, color, and application. Some materials will be supplied. We will be painting from life and photographs taken on-site or in the surrounding areas of Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy. This is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of pastel painting as well as providing a challenge to those who already have a basic understanding of pastel technique. Expect plenty of encouragement and actionable advice. Enjoy a beautiful location with magnificent views and a special atmosphere that only Umbria can offer.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Neva Rossi Smoll
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Get it Down / With Figure and Portrait"
April 29-30, 2023
 

This popular weekend class focuses on the figure and portrait in a series of exercises designed to challenge artists at every experience level, but especially for intermediate to advanced painters. Class size is limited to 9 students. There will be plenty of room to view demonstrations and lots of individual feedback. Saturday is an “aerobic work-out” of short poses (25 to 40 minutes), while Sunday consists of longer poses - (one in the AM and one in the PM). A supply list will be sent out upon registration. Working from life, students come away with a new understanding of the human form, color-mixing, composition, and paint-handling.
 
Location: Saratoga, California
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $475
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"Full-immersion Watercolor Masterclass in Sicily"
April 29 - May 6, 2023
 

Join Polish Watercolorist Artist Michal Jasiewicz to a painting retreat in delightful and peaceful West-Sicily with amazing light and color conditions. Michal will be your tutor during your stay at the stunning Salinara Art Farm, in the Trapani region. Daily painting excursions to surrounding salt pans, local markets, vineyards, villages such as the medieval town Erice, Archeological Park of Selinunte, one of the most flourishing classical civilizations of the Mediterranean area. The workshop will take you through selecting a dramatic composition and simplifying it, tone, light, color theory, effects and how to build up a watercolour painting in a structured, demonstration-led setting. Limited single rooms for a supplement.
 
Location: Marsala, Italy
Instructor: Michal Jasiewicz
Cost: 1650 €
Sponsor: Salinara
Website, email


"Mixed Media Acrylic Painting"
April 29, 2023
 

In this workshop you will create a 10"x10" mixed media on canvas artwork using provided materials including GOLDEN Artist Colours paints and mediums. You will develop unique brush technique and learn various methods of paint and collage pieces to canvas.
 
Location: Niagara, Canada
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate
Cost: CA$80.00
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"Classical Painting and Drawing"
Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16
 

All of Gayle's classes and workshops include step-by-step instruction and personal guidance. Gayle is classically trained as well as being an excellent instructor. Helping students build a solid foundation of strong basic skills is one of Gayle's most outstanding assets. She is also encouraging, positive and easy to be with. You will be amazed at how fast your art will grow in these intensive-study classes. Work at your own pace, in a small group, at the beautiful OnTrack classroom.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Gayle Levee, www.gaylelevee.com
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Wet-Felted Fiber Vessel"
May 3, 2023
 

Learn a new technique – wet-felting – by creating a small fiber vessel. Fiber artist Vogel’s professional background in weaving and graphic design influences her treatment of textile works through a keen sense for composition and line and the haptic aspects of fiber. All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Marianne Vogel
Cost: $155 / $135 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"As Above, So Below"
May 4-6, 2023
 

This plein air workshop focuses on the rich historical and biological life of the Kapok Tree. Utilizing a variety of drawing and painting techniques, these painting classes will allow us to get up close and personal to this majestic Key West icon from above, below, and inside out. Moving between 3 different public locations, students will play with scale, perspective, light, and shadow to create a series of drawings and paintings on location. Morehouse will lead discussions on exploring how trees communicate and what we as humans can learn about reciprocal relationships through trees’ interdependent networks of communication and collaboration.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Fiona Morehouse
Cost: $260 / $220 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Bird Reflections Three Day Workshop"
May 4-6, 2023
 

Water reflections can be fascinating. The water can act like glass and give an almost perfect reflection of the object or distort the objects due to movement of the surface. This workshop will focus on a bird and its reflection in the water. Students will learn methods to create the puzzle-like reflections in the water by using masking, layering, and wet-on-wet techniques. Next the subject of the reflection, the bird, will be explored as students learn techniques for creating a realistic likeness of the bird. The fundamentals of watercolor and the application of design principals will be discussed and demonstrated so that each student will have the tools to complete their own successful painting.
 
Location: Fairhope, Alabama
Instructor: Lorraine Watry
Cost: $400 (members), $440 (non-members)
Sponsor: Watercolor Society of Alabama
Website, email


"Travel Sketching and Journaling Workshop"
May 5-12, 2023
 

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Belgium for seven fun-filled days and capture all the memories on the pages of your illustrated watercolor journal. Famous for Gothic architecture, timber-frame houses, winding canals, and mouthwatering chocolates, Belgium also has a spectacular coastline on the North Sea and is home to world-class art museums. I can’t wait to experience it all – especially the chocolates! There’s something for everyone, and as your instructor, I’ll help you convert all that inspiration into lively sketches that will keep the trip fresh in your mind for years to come. Each day, we’ll sketch outdoors, visiting a wide variety of painting locations, everything from bustling town squares and quaint villages to windswept beaches and historic windmills.
 
Location: Bruges, Belgium
Instructor: Leslie Fehling
Cost: $3,590
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Pastel Painting Workshop: The People and Landscapes of Umbria"
May 6-12, 2023
 

This pastel workshop is designed for the beginning and intermediate pastelist and will cover materials, basic design, color, and application. Some materials will be supplied. We will be painting from life and photographs taken on-site or in the surrounding areas of Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy. This is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of pastel painting as well as providing a challenge to those who already have a basic understanding of pastel technique. Expect plenty of encouragement and actionable advice. Enjoy a beautiful location with magnificent views and a special atmosphere that only Umbria can offer.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Neva Rossi Smoll
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Painting Retreat travel to sunny Sicily and learn oil painting"
May 6-13, 2023
 

Painting, eating, drinking and touring like an Italian, and yes, soaking in some sun after a long winter. So come join me and have some fun, and learn a lot while you do! Why Sicily? It seems so far away. Why go all the way to paint there? Well, because of the light. The sparkling clear, vibrating light. Sicily, and specifically the area we will paint in, is at the very bottom of Italy. Far to the south and out to the west, Marsala is the nearest town. Low in latitude, at the tip of the boot, the toe juts far enough out into the Mediterranean to make the area feel like an island. Limited single rooms for a supplement.
 
Location: Marsala, Italy
Instructor: Thomas Jefferson Kitts
Cost: From 2640 €
Sponsor: Salinara
Website, email


"Stained Glass Workshop"
May 6-20, 2023
 

Maddalena Forenza continues the tradition, having learnt the art of glass-painting from her mother. Her work can be admired on the counter facade of the Church of Santo Spirito in Perugia and in the Lemmo Rossi Scotti Castle at Santa Petronilla on the outskirts of Perugia. Course includes 9 half days of creative arts immersion with all materials and supplies, 14 nights full exclusive deluxe accommodation in Agriturismo La Malvarina, 14 gourmet dinners, and breakfasts each morning with fresh croissants, fruits & yogurt. When you are not painting, you can enjoy the swimming pool, set up some horse-back riding nearby, or enjoy sightseeing.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Maddalena Forenza
Cost: 3860 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Cultural Tour: Spain – Barcelona/Costa Brava"
May 6-13, 2023
 

Discover hidden gems of Spanish history, art and culture in Barcelona and Catalonia. From Gaudi’s masterpieces to the colorful La Boqueria market in Barcelona, from olive groves and archaeological sites to fishing villages and vineyards on the Costa Brava, from tapas and paella to flamenco and surreal Dali, let Spain seduce you!
 
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Cost: $3,390 Before Nov 30th; $3,590 after
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Wet-Felted Fiber Vessel"
May 6, 2023
 

Learn a new technique – wet-felting – by creating a small fiber vessel. Fiber artist Vogel’s professional background in weaving and graphic design influences her treatment of textile works through a keen sense for composition and line and the haptic aspects of fiber. All materials included.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Marianne Vogel
Cost: $155 / $135 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop in Spain"
May 7-14, 2023
 

Join Brian Murphy for a week-long plein air painting adventure in the magnificent Costa Brava, Spain. Learn to loosen up your technique and create Light Filled paintings while also learning how to paint with a Limited Palette. Brian has led numerous painting trips to France, Italy and Ireland and this workshop will continue the tradition of painting and experiencing the natural beauty and culture of the world. Spend each day discovering the wonderful light the Costa Brava landscape and seascapes provide while learning how to capture that light on your canvas. There will be daily critiques and discussions about your paintings and Brian will spend part of each day “one on one” with you as you paint the magnificent views.
 
Location: Calella de Palafrugel, Spain
Instructor: Brian Murphy, www.bmurphy.net
Cost: $3,590
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Mosaic Workshop"
May 8-12, 2023
 

Born in Rome in 1975, Tiziana Mondini studied art and was awarded the diploma of Master Mosaicist. After an apprenticeship and internships with artistic businesses in Ravenna, she began her own business in 2000, creating artistic mosaics to order. By working with artists and professionals, she learned to create works of contemporary art and design. Her total dedication to this genre of art has now led the artist to become a lecturer in mosaic art for private and official organisations. Her art studio has since become a multi-purpose center of local art in the Italian artistic tradition.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Tiziana Mondini
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Life Model Drawing"
May 8, 2023
 

Life Drawing, also known as Figure Drawing, is the practice of drawing in order to study the human figure in detail. Many artists perceive figure drawing as an endless effort with limitless possibility for improvement, learning, and diversity. There will be a model, male or female, most often nude, posing for different durations: 2 minutes to 10 minutes, then followed by a long pose of 20 to 30 minutes. Some popular mediums used during life drawings are charcoal, graphite, pen, ink and pastels. For the longer poses, some may use painting mediums like acrylics or oil, or, go back after the session and add in additional media. Feel free to bring and use whatever you desire.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting Workshop with Alison Ryde"
May 13-19, 2023
 

Join us as we paint with Watercolours/Acrylics on paper. 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: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Watercolor Plein Air Painting Retreat in Sicily"
May 13-20, 2023
 

We invite you to enjoy a plein air watercolour painting retreat in beautiful West-Sicily. Led by Israeli watercolorist Amir Nir who will be your tutor during your stay at the stunning Salinara Art Farm, in the Trapani region. Daily painting excursions to surrounding towns and villages. Come along to learn to paint en plein air or just to enjoy the company of fellow artists. You will explore surroundings, the itinerary includes visits local markets, salt pans, vineyards, breathtaking Erice Mountain and its medieval village. Every day you will have a picturesque destination to sketch and paint, explore and meet the locals. Limited single rooms for a supplement.
 
Location: Marsala, Italy
Instructor: Amir Nir
Cost: From 1550 €
Sponsor: Salinara
Website, email


"Painting in Spain: Travel Sketching in Watercolor"
May 14-21, 2023
 

Join me for one week of sketching with watercolor in beautiful Spain. Drawing while traveling is the best way to experience and remember a new place. When we see new sights everything strikes us as unusual, memorable and inspiring. We have a natural desire to admire new vistas, taste new flavors, inhale unusual aromas and record these sensations through taking photos, but also through drawing and writing. For me, drawing while traveling is instinctual, and I am eager to share my passion to fully immerse yourself in a new place through the practice of travel sketching. I will share some of my favorite watercolor techniques and tips on drawing architecture, water, and greenery.
 
Location: Calella de Palafrugel, Spain
Instructor: Rita Sabler, www.ritasabler.com
Cost: $3,590
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting Picturesque Saint Antonin-Noble-Val France"
May 16-22, 2023
 

Keith Wicks and Chuck Pyle are teaming up with Charolette Clement (privet chef) to paint and enjoy the picturesque town of Saint Antonin-Noble-Val. With two instructors there's lots of one on one time to learn from these two master painters. We will visit St Cirq de la Popie one of the most beautiful towns of France and visit the Toulouse Lautrec Museum. We will also visit the flea market in Albi and the famous farmers market in St Antonin painting and taking in the sites. Students who join will visit Le Touron Charolette's beautiful home and outdoor restaurant for spectacular dining experience. This week will be packed with fun and painting in Plein Air. Enrollment limited to the first 8 students.
 
Location: Saint Antonin-Noble-Val, France
Instructor: Keith Wicks and Chuck Pyle
Cost: $3000
Sponsor: Keith Wicks Fine Art
Website, email, 707-304-0274


"Portraits: Beautiful Skin Tones in Oil"
May 19-21, 2023
 

Want to paint more vibrant portraits? Ann Moeller Steverson will teach you how to create beautiful soft skin tones with a rainbow of natural colors. By enhancing your observational skills and noticing subtleties, you will explore how ambient light affects objects and color. You will learn how to observe the planes of the head, set up attractive and effective lighting, create excellent reference images, and mix paint for more natural-looking colors. Learning these techniques will help your subject matter glow, feel alive and significantly improve your skin tones. For information, visit annmoellerstudios.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Ann Moeller Steverson
Cost: $450 Museum members/ $475 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Fresco Workshop in Italy"
May 20-27, 2023
 

Learn fresco techniques and materials from Elvio Marchionni, a specialist in medieval painting techniques. His studies in 1963 at the Bernardino de Betto Art Institute in Perugia gave him a love for restoration and medieval art that he still has today. This fascinating workshop takes place, as in renaissance time, at the Artist atelier and the accomodation at the four stars Hotel Palazzo Bocci in Spello.
 
Location: Spello, Italy
Instructor: Elvio Marchionni
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Pet Portraits 101"
May 20, 2023
 

Join nationally and internationally acclaimed artist and instructor, Addison Palmer, for this 1-Day in-person painting workshop where you will learn the keys to painting your pet in a realistic manner. Note: Students will paint from their own printed reference photos for this workshop in heavy acrylics.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Addison Palmer
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Sculpture Workshop with wire and paper maché"
May 22-26, 2023
 

Join Arnhild Kart for this inspiring workshop that includes a short introduction to artistic anatomy, the construction of an anatomic skeleton, sculpture modelling with paper and glue, and different types of final treatments. Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Studio Painting: Beyond the Basics"
May 25-27, 2023
 

Take a step beyond the basics of painting by exploring color harmony, value pattern and edges. Class is limited to 12 students. A healthy, delicious lunch will be prepared by Brenda for $14 per day.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $550
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Pastel painting with Sophie"
May 29 - June 5, 2023
 

Are you hoping to fulfill a dream in 2023? Join us and artist Sophie Amauger for a 7 night all inclusive pastel painting week in Southern France. You will stay at La Salle, our beautiful farmhouse B&B. We will be painting outdoors daily in the ancient villages and countryside nearby. Suitable for all levels, Sophie will be concentrating on composition, contrast and values. At the end of the day, cool off with a glass of your favourite tipple in the suntrap by the pool and enjoy a 3 course meal with fellow guests, make lasting friendships and happy memories. Non painters welcome. Prices start at $1200 / person in a private room with en suite facilities.
 
Location: Toulouse, France
Instructor: Sophie Amauger
Cost: From $1200
Website, email, 0033(0)562294520


"Acrylic Painting Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
May 29 - June 2, 2023
 

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.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Painting in the Loire Valley: Travel Sketching in Perspective & Watercolor"
June 1-8, 2023
 

We will spend an amazing week in the Loire Valley filling our watercolor journals with memories of a lifetime. Sketching on-location is powerful. The process of drawing imprints what you see into your brain in such a way that years from now, the sounds of the people walking by, the scent of the rain, the feel of the warm air, and much more will all flood back when you look at your sketch. Urban Sketching is about quickly capturing your experiences on paper, and more important, in your mind and heart. In this workshop, I combine my background in architecture and illustration, together with my many years of teaching, to demystify the world of on-location perspective sketching and painting.
 
Location: Saint Pierre de Corps, France
Instructor: Stephanie Bower
Cost: $3,590
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting in the French Alps: Watercolor Painting Workshop"
June 2-9, 2023
 

Join David on a watercolor journey, in the breathtaking surrounding of the Alps. You will be learning valuable watercolor concepts and techniques. This workshop will save you countless hours of trial & error by demonstrating approaches in an easily understood manner that will open new doors of discovery and creativity.David will discuss outdoor equipment options, considerations when choosing a composition, value study options to help prepare for the painting process, and provide numerous demonstrations and individual attention. Regardless of your level of experience, you’re almost guaranteed to leave with a handsome work of art, and the skills, concepts, and confidence to take your paintings to a higher level.
 
Location: Haute-Savoie, France
Instructor: David R. Smith
Cost: $3,590
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Studio Painting: Beyond the Basics"
June 2-4, 2023
 

Join us for a 3-day oil painting workshop with American Impressionist Artist, James Richards. His work is best known for its expressive and often experimental brushwork, spontaneity, sensitive color and mystery. Day 1 James will share his concepts, ideas and techniques for creating loose, impressionistic paintings. In addition, you’ll also be working on creating color harmony while using a limited palette. Days 2 and 3 will be a combination of studio/En Plein Air (weather permitting) demonstrations by James and student painting. You’ll have the opportunity to apply and sharpen the concepts and techniques from the previous day’s study while James circulates and works with students individually. You will be encouraged to paint multiple pieces, with a focus on smaller studies.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: James Richards (AISM)
Cost: $550
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Explore And Paint Croatia with Vladislav Yeliseyev"
June 3-10, 2023
 

Artists Dream Vacation – Croatia Painting And Cultural Tour! Be inspired by narrow limestone streets and unique baroque buildings, the endless shimmer of the Adriatic and interplay of light on the old stone buildings, mountain and valley, green hills and naked stones, fishing boats and majestic courtyards. Our itinerary will include painting and exploring old towns, fresh food market, local folklore, sparkling marinas, boat trip to one of the picturesque islands and much more! A tour of the world’s second most frequented open-air museum will definitely astound you. The fantastic views will inspire you to paint and to take photographs, and the sights that you will capture will continue to amaze you! Small group. Non-painters are welcome. Discount deadline: 11/30/2022
 
Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev
Cost: $3390
Sponsor: Renaissance School of Art
Website, email, 941.330.6865


"Life Model Drawing"
June 5, 2023
 

Life Drawing, also known as Figure Drawing, is the practice of drawing in order to study the human figure in detail. Many artists perceive figure drawing as an endless effort with limitless possibility for improvement, learning, and diversity. There will be a model, male or female, most often nude, posing for different durations: 2 minutes to 10 minutes, then followed by a long pose of 20 to 30 minutes. Some popular mediums used during life drawings are charcoal, graphite, pen, ink and pastels. For the longer poses, some may use painting mediums like acrylics or oil, or, go back after the session and add in additional media. Feel free to bring and use whatever you desire.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Cost: $20
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Van Gogh & Cezanne in Provence"
June 8-15, 2023
 

This retreat will take you to the very places where Van Gogh and Cézanne painted many of their masterpieces. You will be inspired by the rich locations of Arles, Saint Remi, and Aix-en-Provence. Hosts Tali Farchi (NL) and Shay Avivi (IL) are accomplished painters and teachers, providing art instruction to enrich your creative process, they’ll share information about these artists' 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 Provence, France
Instructor: Tali Farchi and Shay Avivi
Cost: $3,100
Sponsor: Artist Table
Website, email, 0031624903316


"Stained Glass Workshop"
June 10-24, 2023
 

Maddalena Forenza continues the tradition, having learnt the art of glass-painting from her mother. Her work can be admired on the counter facade of the Church of Santo Spirito in Perugia and in the Lemmo Rossi Scotti Castle at Santa Petronilla on the outskirts of Perugia. Course includes 9 half days of creative arts immersion with all materials and supplies, 14 nights full exclusive deluxe accommodation in Agriturismo La Malvarina, 14 gourmet dinners, and breakfasts each morning with fresh croissants, fruits & yogurt. When you are not painting, you can enjoy the swimming pool, set up some horse-back riding nearby, or enjoy sightseeing.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Maddalena Forenza
Cost: 3860 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Drawing spaces short course"
June 11-17, 2023
 

The drawing spaces course is run at Villa Pisani Bolognese Scalabrin, one of Italy’s secret treasures, set close to the magical Colli Euganei. Andy Siddall, Architect, trained at the Royal College of Art, and currently teaching fellow in Interior Design at Edinburgh College of Art, will take you through an adventure in fine drawing skills. He has two unique talents, the first is a fine eye for architectural detail, the second for filling his students with confidence. This is a course for both beginners and the more experienced. Andy’s aim is to encourage you to see the building in front of you with a 3 dimensional presence that interacts with the light and a glorious environment.
 
Location: Vescovana (PD), Italy
Instructor: Andy Siddall
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Linda Winter
Website, email


"Paint the Beauty of Carmel, California"
June 12-14, 2023
 

Are your paintings muddy and well, …kinda grey? In this in-person plein air workshop, you will learn how color secrets can transform your paintings! Many times, paintings end up looking too blue and green or grey. Learn how to push reds into your paintings in unexpected ways and places. Learn how to warm up a blue so it shimmers. Unlock the secrets to sparkle on the water! Award-winning artist Debra Huse is a great teacher, sharing every aspect of her techniques to achieve successful paintings. Break old habits and bring a new, more confident, approach to your work.
 
Location: Carmel, California
Instructor: Debra Huse
Cost: $595.00
Sponsor: Carmel Visual Arts
Website


"Watercolour Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
June 12-16, 2023
 

Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The instructor will support you in experimentation and surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the bold use of colour.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Mosaic Workshop"
June 12-16, 2023
 

Born in Rome in 1975, Tiziana Mondini studied art and was awarded the diploma of Master Mosaicist. After an apprenticeship and internships with artistic businesses in Ravenna, she began her own business in 2000, creating artistic mosaics to order. By working with artists and professionals, she learned to create works of contemporary art and design. Her total dedication to this genre of art has now led the artist to become a lecturer in mosaic art for private and official organisations. Her art studio has since become a multi-purpose center of local art in the Italian artistic tradition.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Tiziana Mondini
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Painting Workshop with Alison Ryde"
June 17-23, 2023
 

Join us as we paint with Watercolours/Acrylics on paper. 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: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Painting & Sailing in Croatia with Robert Masla"
June 17-25, 2023
 

Experience the beauty of Croatia and plein air painting on a small group sailing tour through the breathtaking islands of Croatia with artist Robert Masla. In addition to the islands, we’ll tour ancient cities and UNESCO World Heritage sites with captivating coastlines for inspiration - all from the comfort of our private, luxury 41 meter (134.5’) yacht Barbara. Robert will lead art demonstrations and plein air painting sessions capturing the natural beauty of these Adriatic islands surrounded by the sea, nature and centuries of history!
 
Location: Dubrovnik, Croatia
Instructor: Robert Masla
Cost: $4795 Painters; $4525 non painters
Sponsor: Artful Travels & International Barging Tours
Website, email, 413-237-4631


"Summer Solstice Plein Air Watercolor Intensive"
June 18-21, 2023
 

Artist Susan Sugar invites students to the beach for a 4 session plein air watercolor workshop at dusk. Each evening begins with a group critique with the goal of becoming comfortable sharing their process with other painters. After the group critique, students disperse to paint on their own. Sugar circulates from person to person, offering individual counsel, as needed. The workshop culminates with a final critique and potluck at Sugar’s home/studio Turtle House. An exhibition of student work hosted by The Studios of Key West will take place at a later date.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Susan Sugar
Cost: $275 / $225 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Painting Workshop with Laura Raborn"
June 18-24, 2023
 

The Figure in Action: How to loosely and accurately create paintings of people in their environment. Using simple methods, this enriching painting workshop will interrupt the tendency to overthink and will allow artists to break free of their inner critic. We will explore the stunning Assisi landscape in search of people in action and practice gestural sketches while enjoying the scenery. We will also collect photos on our outdoor excursions to use in the studio for subject matter during drawing and painting lessons.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Laura Raborn
Cost: € 2500
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Photo + Encaustic: Ethereal Markings and Monochrome"
June 20-23, 2023
 

This workshop is designed for both painters and photographers interested in gaining new skills and pushing the boundaries of their studio practice through the combination of encaustic, collage, and black and white photography. Explore a range of subject matter, paper rusting techniques, and methods for mixing media to create dynamic hybrid artworks. Begin by utilizing various methods of underdrawings to bring in pattern and additional detail to the work, such as wood burning tools, inks, oil paints, and encaustic. Focus is placed on incorporating embedded photo prints on thin papers such as tissue and Japanese papers, as well as image transfers to create final work that is both ethereal and richly detailed in its layers. Individualized feedback is provided
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: Members: $590 | Non-Members: $620
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, 920.868.3455


"Drawing for Painters"
June 22-24, 2023
 

This class is a three day intensive drawing experience. The emphasis is on accurate drawing for painting. If the drawing part of the painting process steals your joy, this is the class for you. Drawing is the foundation for painting. Improving your drawing will certainly improve your painting. Class is limited to 12 students. A healthy, delicious lunch will be prepared by Brenda for $14 per day.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $480
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Watercolor Sketching in the South West of France"
June 22-29, 2023
 

Join us in the South West of France and have a creative life experience. You’ll enjoy inspiring locations, daily painting demonstrations, personalized instruction, and encouraging support with Cindy and Theresa. We show you how to simplify and design your subject, draw confidently, jazz up your colors, paint with serendipity and experiment with new techniques. Create colorful paintings en Plein Air and celebrate your own unique point of view. We look forward to sharing this dreamy adventure with you.
 
Location: Cordes-sur-Ciel, France
Instructor: Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling
Cost: $3,590
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting in the Dutch Landscape"
June 22-29, 2023
 

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 Tali Farchi (NL) and Shay Avivi (IL) 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: Tali Farchi and Shay Avivi
Cost: $3,100
Sponsor: Artist Table
Website, email, 0031624903316


"Fresco Workshop in Italy"
June 24-30, 2023
 

Learn fresco techniques and materials from Elvio Marchionni, a specialist in medieval painting techniques. His studies in 1963 at the Bernardino de Betto Art Institute in Perugia gave him a love for restoration and medieval art that he still has today. This fascinating workshop takes place, as in renaissance time, at the Artist atelier and the accomodation at the four stars Hotel Palazzo Bocci in Spello.
 
Location: Spello, Italy
Instructor: Elvio Marchionni
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Sculpture Casting Workshop with Sandra Wascher"
June 24-30, 2023
 

This is a wonderful opportunity to create art in a beautiful setting with gorgeous views, delicious cuisine, accommodating lodging and enjoy the magical atmosphere of the Umbria region of Italy. Join us for an exploratory course in the art of casting and mold-making. Learn to cast a relief of your face, torso, feet or hands in plaster gauze with various finishes to create a memorable self-portrait. Fabricate one or more reusable molds in latex rubber, silicone, and polyurethane rubber with mother-molds. Experiment with various materials to cast your forms from the fabricated molds. Assemble cast forms into a cohesive sculpture or a repetitive compositional design. Materials will be supplied. Take home all artwork made. Course taught in English.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Sandra Wascher
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Atelier Provence and Barcelona Art Tour"
June 24 - July 5, 2023
 

A unique art workshop/art tour open to artists of all levels and media (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.). Seven days of plein-air painting, art history/theory lectures, and gourmet cuisine in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence followed by four days visiting Barcelona’s top art sites and enjoying Catalan cuisine. The price of CAD 4275 (around US$ 3330) includes instruction, 11-night double accommodation, 11 breakfasts, 6 healthy lunches, 6 gourmet dinners including wine, transportation from the Manosque train station to our lodge, transportation to all painting sites (Banon, Simiane-la-Rotonde, Rustrel, etc.), TGV train ticket Avignon-Barcelona, transportation and entrance fees to all museums and sites on schedule (Cézanne’s studio, La Sagrada Familia, Picasso Museum, Miró Museum, etc.). Limited single rooms for a supplement.
 
Location: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence & Barcelona, France
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$ 3330
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Summer Solstice Plein Air Watercolor Intensive"
June 25-28, 2023
 

Artist Susan Sugar invites students to the beach for a 4 session plein air watercolor workshop at dusk. Each evening begins with a group critique with the goal of becoming comfortable sharing their process with other painters. After the group critique, students disperse to paint on their own. Sugar circulates from person to person, offering individual counsel, as needed. The workshop culminates with a final critique and potluck at Sugar’s home/studio Turtle House. An exhibition of student work hosted by The Studios of Key West will take place at a later date.
 
Location: Key West, Florida
Instructor: Susan Sugar
Cost: $275 / $225 for members
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Website, email, (305) 296-0458


"Painting in the French Alps: Watercolor Painting Workshop"
June 26 - July 3, 2023
 

The most enjoyable painting I do is when I paint outdoors. There is an intimacy and sense of “being there” that only occurs when you take the time to slow down and record your surroundings in watercolor- and what surroundings we will have! Join me in the French Alps for a truly memorable week! We will tour daily with an easy schedule of demonstration, one on one critique, and group discussions designed to build your confidence and ability alike. You may paint or explore or do both on any given day. I will be there to guide you through my approach to painting en plein air and help you take your watercolors to the next level!
 
Location: Haute-Savoie, France
Instructor: Iain Stewart
Cost: $3,590
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Acrylic Painting Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
June 26-30, 2023
 

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.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Sculpture Casting Workshop with Sandra Wascher"
July 1-7, 2023
 

This is a wonderful opportunity to create art in a beautiful setting with gorgeous views, delicious cuisine, accommodating lodging and enjoy the magical atmosphere of the Umbria region of Italy. Join us for an exploratory course in the art of casting and mold-making. Learn to cast a relief of your face, torso, feet or hands in plaster gauze with various finishes to create a memorable self-portrait. Fabricate one or more reusable molds in latex rubber, silicone, and polyurethane rubber with mother-molds. Experiment with various materials to cast your forms from the fabricated molds. Assemble cast forms into a cohesive sculpture or a repetitive compositional design. Materials will be supplied. Take home all artwork made. Course taught in English.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Sandra Wascher
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Fresco Workshop in Italy"
July 1-8, 2023
 

Learn fresco techniques and materials from Elvio Marchionni, a specialist in medieval painting techniques. His studies in 1963 at the Bernardino de Betto Art Institute in Perugia gave him a love for restoration and medieval art that he still has today. This fascinating workshop takes place, as in renaissance time, at the Artist atelier and the accomodation at the four stars Hotel Palazzo Bocci in Spello.
 
Location: Spello, Italy
Instructor: Elvio Marchionni
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Stained Glass Workshop"
July 1-15, 2023
 

Maddalena Forenza continues the tradition, having learnt the art of glass-painting from her mother. Her work can be admired on the counter facade of the Church of Santo Spirito in Perugia and in the Lemmo Rossi Scotti Castle at Santa Petronilla on the outskirts of Perugia. Course includes 9 half days of creative arts immersion with all materials and supplies, 14 nights full exclusive deluxe accommodation in Agriturismo La Malvarina, 14 gourmet dinners, and breakfasts each morning with fresh croissants, fruits & yogurt. When you are not painting, you can enjoy the swimming pool, set up some horse-back riding nearby, or enjoy sightseeing.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Maddalena Forenza
Cost: 3860 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Watercolour Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
July 3-7, 2023
 

Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The instructor will support you in experimentation and surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the bold use of colour.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Mosaic Workshop"
July 3-7, 2023
 

Born in Rome in 1975, Tiziana Mondini studied art and was awarded the diploma of Master Mosaicist. After an apprenticeship and internships with artistic businesses in Ravenna, she began her own business in 2000, creating artistic mosaics to order. By working with artists and professionals, she learned to create works of contemporary art and design. Her total dedication to this genre of art has now led the artist to become a lecturer in mosaic art for private and official organisations. Her art studio has since become a multi-purpose center of local art in the Italian artistic tradition.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Tiziana Mondini
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Watercolor Workshop in Paros, Greece"
July 5-12, 2023
 

Watercolor Workshop in Paros, Greece. All inclusive (classes, hotel, all meals each day, sightseeing, transfers within the island). Plein air and in studio painting.
 
Location: Paros, Greece
Instructor: George Politis
Cost: 2400 euros
Sponsor: Watercolor International
Website, email, +306944422097


"Sculpture Casting Workshop with Sandra Wascher"
July 8-14, 2023
 

This is a wonderful opportunity to create art in a beautiful setting with gorgeous views, delicious cuisine, accommodating lodging and enjoy the magical atmosphere of the Umbria region of Italy. Join us for an exploratory course in the art of casting and mold-making. Learn to cast a relief of your face, torso, feet or hands in plaster gauze with various finishes to create a memorable self-portrait. Fabricate one or more reusable molds in latex rubber, silicone, and polyurethane rubber with mother-molds. Experiment with various materials to cast your forms from the fabricated molds. Assemble cast forms into a cohesive sculpture or a repetitive compositional design. Materials will be supplied. Take home all artwork made. Course taught in English.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Sandra Wascher
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Studio Italia - Art workshop in Tuscany offered since 1997"
July 9-18, 2023
 

A thought-provoking and inspirational art workshop open to artists of all levels and media (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.). Join us for 9 full days of plein air painting, art history/theory lectures, touring, and gourmet cuisine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. Our teaching approach and groups limited to eight participants allow us to offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment. Cost of CAD 3775 (around US$ 2900) 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. Limited single rooms for a supplement.
 
Location: Lucignano, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$ 2900
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Sculpture Workshop with wire and paper maché"
July 10-14, 2023
 

Join Arnhild Kart for this inspiring workshop that includes a short introduction to artistic anatomy, the construction of an anatomic skeleton, sculpture modelling with paper and glue, and different types of final treatments. Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Vibrant, Versatile Colored Pencil"
July 14-16, 2023
 

This workshop focuses on "painting from a point", using a wide variety of colored pencils and compatible surfaces to create dynamic, vividly-drawn colored pencil paintings. Materials used include waxy/oily colored pencils as well as those remarkable “sleeper” products, watercolor pencils. Surfaces (provided) include papers, boards, even unique sanded papers. Featuring an abundance of free art supplies, this workshop is full to the brim with personal attention, demonstrations, tools, and techniques that are sure to increase your repertoire. Kristy Kutch, C.P.S.A. is an experienced, supportive workshop teacher, the author of two colored pencil technique books and the featured artist on four instructional films.
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
Instructor: Kristy Kutch, C.P.S.A.
Sponsor: Oregon Society of Artists
Website, email, 503-228-0706


"Sculpture Casting Workshop with Sandra Wascher"
July 15-21, 2023
 

This is a wonderful opportunity to create art in a beautiful setting with gorgeous views, delicious cuisine, accommodating lodging and enjoy the magical atmosphere of the Umbria region of Italy. Join us for an exploratory course in the art of casting and mold-making. Learn to cast a relief of your face, torso, feet or hands in plaster gauze with various finishes to create a memorable self-portrait. Fabricate one or more reusable molds in latex rubber, silicone, and polyurethane rubber with mother-molds. Experiment with various materials to cast your forms from the fabricated molds. Assemble cast forms into a cohesive sculpture or a repetitive compositional design. Materials will be supplied. Take home all artwork made. Course taught in English.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Sandra Wascher
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Acrylic Painting Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
July 17-21, 2023
 

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.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Learning to Paint the Head"
July 20-22, 2023
 

The 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 limited to maximize individual attention. A healthy, delicious lunch will be prepared by Brenda for $14 per day.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $590
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Sculpture Casting Workshop with Sandra Wascher"
July 22-29, 2023
 

This is a wonderful opportunity to create art in a beautiful setting with gorgeous views, delicious cuisine, accommodating lodging and enjoy the magical atmosphere of the Umbria region of Italy. Join us for an exploratory course in the art of casting and mold-making. Learn to cast a relief of your face, torso, feet or hands in plaster gauze with various finishes to create a memorable self-portrait. Fabricate one or more reusable molds in latex rubber, silicone, and polyurethane rubber with mother-molds. Experiment with various materials to cast your forms from the fabricated molds. Assemble cast forms into a cohesive sculpture or a repetitive compositional design. Materials will be supplied. Take home all artwork made. Course taught in English.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Sandra Wascher
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Painting Workshop with Alison Ryde"
July 22-28, 2023
 

Join us as we paint with Watercolours/Acrylics on paper. 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: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Painting Workshop with Qi Yang"
July 24-30, 2023
 

Expressionistic Painting was the historic revolution of German art movement in the late 1970s and the 80s, which was one of the most important streams of the abstract figurative painting in the world. In this workshop you will learn figurative painting in an abstract style. The figure here means either the human or animal or imaginative figurations, whatever you like. It is free from your own idea and will be shaped from your insight feeling. And which abstraction of the figuration you prefer to paint – if you generate figurative form by drawing with lines, colors or by sketching with color stains of abstraction, could be individual and personal decided for your best choice.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Qi Yang
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
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"Full Day Artist Retreat 2023"
August 5, 2023
 

This workshop will focus on working in abstraction 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: $185 in-person
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"Figure in the Landscape"
August 7-9, 2023
 

Bill Farnsworth will teach a 3-day oil painting workshop dealing with a figure in a landscape. Bill will paint a demo every morning to show students a step-by-step process. Students will learn the importance of capturing the gesture of a figure and how it brings a narrative to a painting. Emphasis will be on drawing, values and edges. Bill will be instructing from photos the first two days and then a model the last day. A healthy, delicious lunch will be prepared by Brenda for $14 per day.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Bill Farnsworth
Cost: $550
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Painting the Figure in the Landscape"
August 17-20, 2023
 

With this workshop, Qiang will introduce his approaches of adding figures into landscape paintings in oil. Painters need to have adequate amount of training in anatomy, proportion, perspective, and skin tones to be able manage subtle variations in human forms. He will introduce visual tools to make figure painting much easier. The students will create storytelling paintings in an expressive style. Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate. Qiang Huang (pronounced as Chong Wong) was born and raised in Beijing China and now lives in Austin, Texas. He has studied art from multiple master artists like David Leffel and Sherrie McGraw. For more information, visit qh-art.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Qiang Huang
Cost: $600 Museum members/ $650 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Watercolor Workshop in Santorini, Greece"
August 19-26, 2023
 

Join George Politis on the dream island of Santorini, Greece for a journey of exploration and creativity. Working in small and large format, we'll be painting in watercolour and other watermedia like watercolour pencils, acrylic inks and collage, learning techniques and most important... learning to see and find a subject (often far from the obvious). This workshop aims to boost the creativity by new inspirational ideas, winning techniques for an once-in-a-lifetime experience. All inclusive. Price includes George Politis art classes, Double accommodations at excellent local hotel with buffet breakfasts each morning, covering August 19-26, all Lunches and Dinners every day, Daily trips / Sightseeing tours.
 
Location: Santorini, Greece
Instructor: George Politis
Cost: 2400 euros
Sponsor: Watercolor International
Website, email, +306944422097


"Watercolour Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
August 21-15, 2023
 

Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The instructor will support you in experimentation and surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the bold use of colour.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Painting in France: Watercolor Sketching Workshop"
August 25 - September 1, 2023
 

Join me as we visit Monet’s house, studio, gardens and ponds. This wonderful week is entirely devoted to filling our sketchbooks with the very scenes that inspired the greatest Impressionists: not just Monet, but also Renoir, Pissarro and Cezanne. And, we crown this glorious week with a day at Auvers-sur-Oise, where Van Gogh spent his final days. And what better way to record this memorable week than in our sketchbooks? I’ll share my techniques for capturing the texture and colour of the Normandy Region’s storybook villages and narrow lanes. We’ll sketch gardens and ponds, romantic scenes along the Seine River, and a charming medieval mill. I’ll show you how to keep your watercolour sketches loose, fresh and vibrant.
 
Location: Giverny, France
Instructor: Shari Blaukopf
Cost: $3,590 ($3,390 before Jan 31st)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting in France: Watercolor Sketching Workshop"
September 1-8, 2023
 

Join me as we visit Monet’s house, studio, gardens and ponds. This wonderful week is entirely devoted to filling our sketchbooks with the very scenes that inspired the greatest Impressionists: not just Monet, but also Renoir, Pissarro and Cezanne. And, we crown this glorious week with a day at Auvers-sur-Oise, where Van Gogh spent his final days. And what better way to record this memorable week than in our sketchbooks? I’ll share my techniques for capturing the texture and colour of the Normandy Region’s storybook villages and narrow lanes. We’ll sketch gardens and ponds, romantic scenes along the Seine River, and a charming medieval mill. I’ll show you how to keep your watercolour sketches loose, fresh and vibrant.
 
Location: Giverny, France
Instructor: Shari Blaukopf
Cost: $3,590 ($3,390 before Jan 31st)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting in Provence: Oil Painting Workshop"
September 1-8, 2023
 

While learning the importance of oil painting techniques (values, edges, composition, etc.), the joy of actually painting France en plein air won’t get lost on Kathie! Her enthusiasm for painting the rolling vineyards and lavender fields with you will be contagious! Kathie will walk through her process of narrowing down the choices of subject matter and then demo before it’s time for you to get your brushes wet too… and she will be right alongside cheering you on with personal instruction and encouragement! There is a reason why you want to paint. Kathie will work to help you tap that desire by throwing herself into the entire experience and beauty of Provence!
 
Location: Venasque, France
Instructor: Kathie Odom
Cost: $3,390 before Jan 31st
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Aristides Atelier: Classical Drawing & Painting"
September 2023 to June 2024
 

My classical drawing and painting course is a sequential and comprehensive program offered online over the course of nine months. We start with incremental steps that build over time to gain the foundational skills and techniques required to create successful art. Interwoven throughout each project are discussions, demonstrations, and lectures, all designed to help you understand and apply what you are learning. After each lesson, artists, historians, and curators will join us for live lectures & discussions. This program is for all skill levels, whether you’ve always been interested in art, but never took the first steps, or if you’re a more experienced artist seeking a cohesive and sequential classical art education.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Juliette Aristides
Cost: $7,250
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Painting in Provence: Oil Painting Workshop"
September 8-15, 2023
 

While learning the importance of oil painting techniques (values, edges, composition, etc.), the joy of actually painting France en plein air won’t get lost on Kathie! Her enthusiasm for painting the rolling vineyards and lavender fields with you will be contagious! Kathie will walk through her process of narrowing down the choices of subject matter and then demo before it’s time for you to get your brushes wet too… and she will be right alongside cheering you on with personal instruction and encouragement! There is a reason why you want to paint. Kathie will work to help you tap that desire by throwing herself into the entire experience and beauty of Provence!
 
Location: Venasque, France
Instructor: Kathie Odom
Cost: $3,390 before Jan 31st
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolour Workshop - Landscape Painting with Qi Yang"
September 9-16, 2023
 

The Work of Qi Yang challenges two painting conceptions of Western and Eastern arts constantly. Yang merges Zen, together with German Expressionism that emphasizes emotion in the paintings through lines, colors, composition and technique. This workshop offers painting combined with poetic thinking for the Italian landscape – from the region Toscana to Assisi. We will at first learn to sketch nature directly in front of beautiful surroundings, for example, trees, forests, mountains, waters and ancient castles, churches, old houses, etc. After sketching the techniques of aquarelle and color ink will be taught, both of which can be used either separately or as mixed technique. Accompanied with the workshop the art theory of the composition on the landscape painting will be taught.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Qi Yang
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
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"Fresco Workshop in Italy"
September 9-16, 2023
 

Learn fresco techniques and materials from Elvio Marchionni, a specialist in medieval painting techniques. His studies in 1963 at the Bernardino de Betto Art Institute in Perugia gave him a love for restoration and medieval art that he still has today. This fascinating workshop takes place, as in renaissance time, at the Artist atelier and the accomodation at the four stars Hotel Palazzo Bocci in Spello.
 
Location: Spello, Italy
Instructor: Elvio Marchionni
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Encaustic Painting: Basics, Methods, and Materials"
September 9-10, 2023
 

Alternating between demonstrations and working time, learn how to set up your workspace and use the materials and equipment safely, as well as explore basic painting techniques and fusing methods. If you have current pieces made in another medium, please bring for a discussion on how to translate or enhance the work with encaustic paints. All paints and tools are supplied. Designed for students new to the encaustic medium, this workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the materials, working methods, and safety of encaustic painting. Gain a solid foundation and the confidence to continue exploring encaustic beyond the workshop.
 
Location: Fish Creek, Wisconsin
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: Members: $270 | Non-Members: $295
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Website, email, 920.868.3455


"Umbria Art History"
September 9-16, 2023
 

Introducing history of art in Umbria – journey among the wonder. Day 1 Assisi – before and after Giotto: Cimabue and Pietro Cavallini. Investigation around art changings through the XIII century. Day 2 Spoleto – Alberto Sotio: unique XII century school of art in remote Umbria, how byzantine influences have produced masterpieces. Day 3 Montefalco – Benozzo Gozzoli: a piece of Florence in Umbria. Spello – Pinturicchio: artist of the most reach XVth century courts of Italian Renaissance. Day 4 Orvieto – From ‘300 to ‘500: three centuries in a single masterpiece, the Duomo of Orvieto and the ‘Fabrica’. Day 5 Perugia – briefing up: Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, eight centuries of History of Art in Umbria in one place.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Irene Maturi
Cost: € 2500
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
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"Mastering Texture with Ginger Thomas"
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Discover a new abstract art technique to add excitement to your painting. World-renowned artist Ginger Thomas teaches her signature texture style in her new intermediate online course. In Mastering Texture with Ginger Thomas you will learn: How to add elements to the texture, Contouring the texture to develop different patterns, Creating a landscape painting with texture and drip effects, Mixing colors with high-flow acrylics, Choosing paint colors for your pieces, How to fix texture problems on your canvas. You’ll also receive bonus material on becoming a professional artist including the pros and cons of art fairs. Take Mastering Texture with Ginger Thomas at your pace. Lifetime access. Now available.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ginger Thomas
Cost: $199
Sponsor: Ginger Thomas Studios
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"Watercolor Painting"
September 11-14, 2023
 

The workshop sessions begin each morning at 9:00 a.m. when Couch completes a painting, explaining what he is doing, and why, as he paints. The “mysteries” of design will be unraveled for you while you learn watercolor painting! Students paint in the afternoons, after which Couch critiques all the day’s completed work, including his own. An optional slide show/lecture on the principles of design – including color and composition – will be presented in the afternoon of the first day. Skill Level: Beginners, Students, Hobbyists & Professional Artists. Visit tonycouch.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Tony Couch
Cost: $600 Museum members/ $650 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Watercolour Workshop with Mariette Egreteau"
September 11-15, 2023
 

Mariette Egreteau Martelli was born in France but now lives in Arezzo, where she has been a teacher for more than thirty years. She has a scientific background and has always been interested in the link between science and art, with her curiosity fully satisfied in the spectacle offered by nature. Light playing on ordinary objects, and the transparency of sky and water are her favourite subjects. She mostly uses watercolour to express herself, for its immediacy and union between water and light. She is bilingual in French and Italian and fluent in English.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Mariette Egreteau Martelli
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Sculpture Workshop with wire and paper maché"
September 11-15, 2023
 

Join Arnhild Kart for this inspiring workshop that includes a short introduction to artistic anatomy, the construction of an anatomic skeleton, sculpture modelling with paper and glue, and different types of final treatments. Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Uniquely Umbria! Pastel Painting in Inspirational Italy"
September 11-15, 2023
 

Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy. Draw inspiration from the magnificent countryside, the fragrant flora, the beautiful food and drink or the charm of the Agriturismo La Malvarina using soft pastel. Learn the basics or improve your pastel painting skills in the morning and in the afternoon, explore this gorgeous region steeped in history, art and culture. Each morning will begin with a demonstration of tips and techniques for pastel application as well as instruction about various surfaces and types of pastels. After the demo, each student will receive individual instruction at the easel. Students will take their art pieces home in clear bags suitable for travel. Are you ready to express your vision of Italy?
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Joycelyn Schedler
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Colored Pencil: Delicate to Dynamic"
September 11-14, 2023 (9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.)
 

Sharpen your colored pencils for workshop fun in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin- post-summer rush but still during the mild September weather. Kristy Kutch, a supportive, generous teacher, is the author of "Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil" and "The New Colored Pencil". Kristy is featured in 4 instructional DVDs. Included are many aspects of this medium and its compatible surfaces. Create effects ranging from soft, transparent, and aqueous to dense and dramatic. Harbor Shores Hotel, on Geneva Lake, offers outstanding student discounts. Rooms feature mini-fridges, wet-bars, and microwaves. (Lodging reservations should be made separately. Inquire at 888-746-7371 to receive booking link. Mention this workshop for discount.) Bring an extra tote bag for samples; plan for this memorable workshop!
 
Location: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Instructor: Kristy A. Kutch, C.P.S.A.
Cost: $285
Sponsor: Kristy Kutch Colored Pencil Workshops
Website, email, 219-874-4688


"Populating the Landscape / Elements or Feature"
September 13-16, 2023
 

Join Randall Sexton for his 20th-year return to Landgrove with a freshly modified format for 2023. This four-day intensive will combine plein air and studio time dedicated to the challenges of the Figure in the Landscape. The focus will incorporate the landscape of the greater Landgrove area with figurative elements and painting the figure on location en plein air (weather permitting). The class is open to all levels, but geared towards artists with prior plein air experience looking to strengthen their figurative skills. Sexton will be painting in oil, is open to students using other mediums.
 
Location: Landgrove, Vermont
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Sponsor: Langrove Inn
Website, (802) 824-6673


"Painting in Provence: Watercolor Sketching Workshop"
September 15-22, 2023
 

Do you struggle to apply watercolour or get overwhelmed sometimes when sketching? I will help solve your problems by showing you how to make fast improvements through sharing my most successful tips with watercolour sketching. You will receive plenty of individual tuition, demonstrations and examples to support you along the way. Return home armed with new skills in watercolour and sketching as you will have learnt how to sketch confidently, understand paint consistency and application and mix wonderful glowing colours to capture the magical light of Provence. I will encourage you to sketch what makes your heart sing! We will be a lovely small group so I can work with you individually to ensure that every aspect of the experience meets your expectations.
 
Location: Venasque, France
Instructor: Judy Salleh, www.judysalleh.com.au
Cost: $3,390 before Jan 31st
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"A painting retreat. Watercolor journaling in Siicily"
September 15-28, 2023
 

Join Winnie Givot for her 5th workshop to Villa Salinara on the west coast of Sicily, a unique place that has been shaped by many cultures over many thousands of years. Our days will be filled with painting, drawing and writing in our watercolor journals as we explore this beautiful place, seeing more deeply through our art. Winnie will give daily lessons and individual help. This is an opportunity for art immersion as we play with color and texture, with composition, writing and page embellishments, while connecting with the beauty around us. There will be lightheartedness and musings in our journals and our days. Limited single rooms for a supplement.
 
Location: Marsala, Italy
Instructor: Winnie Givot
Cost: US$ 4200
Sponsor: Salinara
Website, email


"Stained Glass Workshop"
September 16-30, 2023
 

Maddalena Forenza continues the tradition, having learnt the art of glass-painting from her mother. Her work can be admired on the counter facade of the Church of Santo Spirito in Perugia and in the Lemmo Rossi Scotti Castle at Santa Petronilla on the outskirts of Perugia. Course includes 9 half days of creative arts immersion with all materials and supplies, 14 nights full exclusive deluxe accommodation in Agriturismo La Malvarina, 14 gourmet dinners, and breakfasts each morning with fresh croissants, fruits & yogurt. When you are not painting, you can enjoy the swimming pool, set up some horse-back riding nearby, or enjoy sightseeing.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Maddalena Forenza
Cost: 3860 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Uniquely Umbria! Pastel Painting in Inspirational Italy"
September 18-22, 2023
 

Umbria, the Green Heart of Italy. Draw inspiration from the magnificent countryside, the fragrant flora, the beautiful food and drink or the charm of the Agriturismo La Malvarina using soft pastel. Learn the basics or improve your pastel painting skills in the morning and in the afternoon, explore this gorgeous region steeped in history, art and culture. Each morning will begin with a demonstration of tips and techniques for pastel application as well as instruction about various surfaces and types of pastels. After the demo, each student will receive individual instruction at the easel. Students will take their art pieces home in clear bags suitable for travel. Are you ready to express your vision of Italy?
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Joycelyn Schedler
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Art Journaling Oaxaca to Puebla: watercolor, mixed media, collage"
September 22 - October 2, 2023
 

Are you hooked on art journals and want to play with paint and collage while traveling? Love to incorporate found objects into your art? Want to go on a vintage ephemera hunt in a picturesque alley full of antique stores and an antiquities bazaar? This workshop is for creative hunter gatherers, cultural explorers and lifelong learners who enjoy expressing themselves visually. First, a week-long deep dive into the art & culture of Oaxaca, with its soulful art scene, indigenous culture & rich culinary and artisanal traditions. We'll visit ancient ruins and artisan villages for weaving, alebrijes, red clay, and go on an evening gallery walk. Then, beautiful Puebla for a weekend search for vintage ephemera and collaging our found treasures.
 
Location: Oaxaca & Puebla, Mexico
Instructor: Pedro Cruz Pacheco + Corrie McCluskey
Cost: $2550 (lodging included)
Sponsor: Oacxaca Dreams / Pedro Cruz Pacheco & Corrie McCluskey
Website, email, 707-575-6801


"Mosaic Workshop"
September 25-29, 2023
 

Born in Rome in 1975, Tiziana Mondini studied art and was awarded the diploma of Master Mosaicist. After an apprenticeship and internships with artistic businesses in Ravenna, she began her own business in 2000, creating artistic mosaics to order. By working with artists and professionals, she learned to create works of contemporary art and design. Her total dedication to this genre of art has now led the artist to become a lecturer in mosaic art for private and official organisations. Her art studio has since become a multi-purpose center of local art in the Italian artistic tradition.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Tiziana Mondini
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Simplifying the Complex en Plein Air"
September 25-27, 2023
 

Come paint the Monterey and Carmel Coastline with award-winning California artist Randall 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. Hosted by Carmel Visual Arts, Sexton returns to lead his seventh workshop in the Monterey Peninsula. Class size is limited and they tend to fill up quickly so don’t hesitate to register. Hope you can join us!
 
Location: Carmel, California
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $600
Sponsor: Carmel Visual Arts
Website, (831) 620-2955


"Acrylic Painting Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
September 25-29, 2023
 

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.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Painting in Provence: Watercolor Workshop"
September 28 - October 5, 2023
 

The wonderful views and landscapes of Provence seem to be just made for watercolor. Complex juicy color transitions, bright sun and all the incredible villages of Provence are just begging to be caught on the tip of your brush. But every view, every subject that you want to transfer to your paper requires a different approach. Sometimes it needs the use of a different technique, or a serious change in the set of colors. Understanding how to properly build a project to achieve the best result with the least effort is the key to success. An excellent program of relaxation and enjoyment of Provence will be combined with informative work in the open air to create vibrant and sunny watercolors.
 
Location: Venasque, France
Instructor: Michael Solovyev
Cost: $3,390 before Jan 31st
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Fresco Workshop in Italy"
September 30 - October 7, 2023
 

Learn fresco techniques and materials from Elvio Marchionni, a specialist in medieval painting techniques. His studies in 1963 at the Bernardino de Betto Art Institute in Perugia gave him a love for restoration and medieval art that he still has today. This fascinating workshop takes place, as in renaissance time, at the Artist atelier and the accomodation at the four stars Hotel Palazzo Bocci in Spello.
 
Location: Spello, Italy
Instructor: Elvio Marchionni
Cost: 2500 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Capturing light and atmosphere in watercolor"
September 30 - October 7, 2023
 

Come to enjoy a masterful tuition by Keiko Tanabe, subject matters will be landscape, Mediterranean seascape, old historic city scape, locations in the charming 18th century farmhouse where the participants will stay. Sicily it’s like a dream, colorful sunset, olive groves, lined vineyards, picturesque villages with narrow streets, churches, a never ending range of restaurants and cafés, blue skies and beautiful nature, jovial people, traditional foods and great local wine. The participants will benefit from daily one-on-one guidance and a group sharing with Keiko. You can expect to learn about composition, how to capture lights and atmosphere, methods and techniques of creative process. Limited single rooms for a supplement.
 
Location: Marsala, Italy
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe
Cost: 1950 €
Sponsor: Salinara
Website, email


"Studio Italia - Art workshop in Tuscany offered since 1997"
October 1-10, 2023
 

A thought-provoking and inspirational art workshop open to artists of all levels and media (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.). Join us for 9 full days of plein air painting, art history/theory lectures, touring, and gourmet cuisine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. Our teaching approach and groups limited to eight participants allow us to offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment. Cost of CAD 3775 (around US$ 2900) 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. Limited single rooms for a supplement.
 
Location: Lucignano, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$ 2900
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Sicily Painting Holiday 2023"
October 1-8, 2023
 

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: $2980. Canadian
Website, email


"Mosaic Workshop"
October 2-6, 2023
 

Born in Rome in 1975, Tiziana Mondini studied art and was awarded the diploma of Master Mosaicist. After an apprenticeship and internships with artistic businesses in Ravenna, she began her own business in 2000, creating artistic mosaics to order. By working with artists and professionals, she learned to create works of contemporary art and design. Her total dedication to this genre of art has now led the artist to become a lecturer in mosaic art for private and official organisations. Her art studio has since become a multi-purpose center of local art in the Italian artistic tradition.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Tiziana Mondini
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Watercolour Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
October 2-6, 2023
 

Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The instructor will support you in experimentation and surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the bold use of colour.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Stained Glass Workshop"
October 7-21, 2023
 

Maddalena Forenza continues the tradition, having learnt the art of glass-painting from her mother. Her work can be admired on the counter facade of the Church of Santo Spirito in Perugia and in the Lemmo Rossi Scotti Castle at Santa Petronilla on the outskirts of Perugia. Course includes 9 half days of creative arts immersion with all materials and supplies, 14 nights full exclusive deluxe accommodation in Agriturismo La Malvarina, 14 gourmet dinners, and breakfasts each morning with fresh croissants, fruits & yogurt. When you are not painting, you can enjoy the swimming pool, set up some horse-back riding nearby, or enjoy sightseeing.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Maddalena Forenza
Cost: 3860 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Watercolor Sketching and Journaling in Western Sicily"
October 8-15, 2023
 

Join Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling for their workshop at the stunning Salinara Art Farm on the west coast of Sicily. Cindy and Theresa will give daily painting lessons and individual help, encouraging support, share how to draw and simplify your subject, play with colors and water, textures, composition, writing and precious advice on how to create and improve your watercolor journal pages. Resume of the workshop, final discussion about student’s works with Cindy and Theresa. Sicily is a unique island that has been shaped by many cultures over many thousands of years. Salinara is a 10 minute walk from the Sea, close by are salt pans with windmills, lined vineyards and olive groves. Limited single rooms for a supplement.
 
Location: Marsala, Italy
Instructor: Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs
Cost: From 2900 €
Sponsor: Salinara
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"Colored Pencil: Vivid and Versatile"
October 8-12, 2023
 

Step into historic, charming Glastonbury, Connecticut and experience creating (and lodging) at a beautiful colonial inn! This course focuses on "painting from a point", using a variety of colored pencils and surfaces to create dynamic, vividly-drawn paintings. Products used include watercolor pencils and waxy/oily colored pencils. Surfaces feature papers, boards, and even sanded papers. Featuring an abundance of colored pencils and free art materials, this workshop is full to the brim with small-group personal attention, demonstrations, and techniques that are sure to increase your repertoire. Kristy Kutch is an upbeat, experienced workshop instructor, the author of "Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil" and "The New Colored Pencil". She is also the featured artist on four instructional DVDs.
 
Location: Glastonbury, Connecticut
Instructor: Kristy A. Kutch, C.P.S.A.
Sponsor: Artists Rising Creativity Retreats
Website, email, 860-916-0514


"Czech Republic – Painting and Cultural Vacation"
October 8-15, 2023
 

We have designed an amazing adventure filled with artists’ favorites such as breathtaking views of Czech towns and rivers, fantastic guided tours, exceptional daily watercolor instructions and painting spectacular sceneries of Bohemian landscape complimented with delicious local delicacies, comfortable lodging and private transportation. All mediums | All levels | Non-painters are welcome. Explore the country of castles with Vlad. We will start our journey in Prague, “Golden City of a Thousand Spires”, one of most fascinating cities in Europe, exploring and painting in historic neighborhoods across the Vltava River. Crossing the country down to the South region, we will experience the number and variety of Czech castles from Gothic ruins to majestic, baroque mansions that are simply awe-inspiring.
 
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev
Sponsor: Renaissance School of Art
Website, email, 941-330-6865


"Sculpture Workshop with wire and paper maché"
October 9-13, 2023
 

Join Arnhild Kart for this inspiring workshop that includes a short introduction to artistic anatomy, the construction of an anatomic skeleton, sculpture modelling with paper and glue, and different types of final treatments. Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
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"Key Elements of Plein Air Painting"
October 11-13, 2023
 

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, for a four-day plein air workshop. George stresses alla prima 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. Workshop includes live demos and individual attention. Please bring your own plein air equipment, supports, and media (oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic). A healthy, delicious lunch will be prepared by Brenda for $14 per day.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: George Van Hook
Cost: $475
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Painting in a relaxing atmosphere in picturesque Marsala"
October 15-22, 2023
 

Join watercolor artist Jeni Caruana on the beautiful island of Sicily in the Mediterranean Sea. Jeni is an experienced tutor for all levels of artists, from beginners to advanced. She encourages everyone to challenge their boundaries and make new discoveries about their own unique expression. Whether it’s basic techniques to give a firm background, or a nudge into loosening up rigid habits, Jeni gives individual attention and inspiration to everyone in the group. The sessions are taught in watercolour, because it is so portable and easy to use on site, but the principles of drawing and colour apply to all mediums, so artists are welcome to bring whatever they are most happy with. Or to bring something different to experiment!
 
Location: Marsala, Italy
Instructor: Jeni Caruana
Sponsor: Salinara
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"Watercolour Workshop with Mariette Egreteau"
October 16-20, 2023
 

Mariette Egreteau Martelli was born in France but now lives in Arezzo, where she has been a teacher for more than thirty years. She has a scientific background and has always been interested in the link between science and art, with her curiosity fully satisfied in the spectacle offered by nature. Light playing on ordinary objects, and the transparency of sky and water are her favourite subjects. She mostly uses watercolour to express herself, for its immediacy and union between water and light. She is bilingual in French and Italian and fluent in English.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Mariette Egreteau Martelli
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
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"Día de Muertos Workshop: watercolor, group altar, sand tapestry"
October 27 - November 5, 2023
 

Take a deep dive into the indigenous culture, rich culinary and artisanal traditions of magical Oaxaca with us. Immerse yourself in the color and pageantry of Día de Muertos, and together we'll paint imagery and symbolic representations of our loved ones to honor their memories, assemble a beautiful group altar & construct a sand tapestry. We'll visit two cemeteries where Oaxaqueños lovingly decorate the graves of their ancestors and bring offerings to share with their spirits, and catch a comparsa - the traditional Muertos parade - along the pedestrian street. Group field trips include visits to artisan villages for weaving, alebrijes, and red clay. All levels are welcome, you too beginners! Take home art and experiences to last a lifetime.
 
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Instructor: Pedro Cruz Pacheco
Cost: $2095 (lodging included)
Sponsor: Oacxaca Dreams / Pedro Cruz Pacheco & Corrie McCluskey
Website, email, 707-575-6801


"Lay It Down & Leave It Alone!"
November 6-10, 2023
 

Enjoy painting indoors and outdoors in Southern California as you learn to "Lay It Down & Leave It Alone"! Award-winning artist Debra Huse will teach you three things you must always do for a successful painting and the Impressionist masters' secrets that she has uncovered. Let Debra “hold your hand” to get the correct feel of the brush and how to apply paint. Learn the secrets to capturing clouds, mountains, water, boats, skies, and trees. Enjoy positive, upbeat and insightful instruction. Break old habits and bring a new, more confident, approach to your work. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention and instruction.
 
Location: Newport Beach, California
Instructor: Debra Huse
Cost: $795.00
Sponsor: Huse Skelly Fine Art Gallery
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"Taking Your Work to the Next Level"
November 9-11, 2023
 

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 10 to maximize individual help. A healthy, delicious lunch will be prepared by Brenda for $14 per day.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, www.dawnwhitelaw.com
Cost: $600
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Private Pottery Wheel or Handbuilding Lessons"
Ongoing
 

Ever wanted to try your hand at throwing clay on the wheel? Want to make a cup or bowl that you can proudly call your own? One-on-One lessons are a perfect way for students of all levels, even beginners, to gain experience and learn to elevate your work using additive and subtractive techniques to modify your forms. Sign up for private, one-on-one wheel lessons (or Handbuilding) with Art League instructor and local potter, Jami Wright. Call Art League Academy to schedule a time that works for you! Students should bring $25 cash for materials the day of the lesson, which will be provided for you by the instructor.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jami Wright
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Inkwash Workshop with Trishna Patnaik"
Throughout 2023
 

Paintings in black ink are called sumie in Japan. Sumie basically uses only black ink. Sumie uses various techniques of shading and gradation. Shading and gradation can be obtained through changing the amount of water added to the ink. You will be working with black ink on cartridge sheets. Take Away: Two Paintings (A4 size each). Art Material to be arranged by participants on their own. Art Material list will be given to registered participants. For registrations write to trishnapatnaik86@gmail.com and let us fix a mutually convenient date after that for the workshop.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Trishna Patnaik
Cost: 1500 INR
Sponsor: Freelancer
email, +919867982075


"Artist Residency in South of France (Provence & Luberon)"
ongoing
 

La Maison de Beaumont’s multi-disciplinary artist residency was created with the goal of offering a beautiful space for musicians, scholars, writers, painters and other artists who seek a quiet place to work undisturbed on their art. The scenery and beauty of the region, as well as the history and comfort of the house, provide an ideal setting to focus on creative work. The Residency provides: • Up to two months in residence at La Maison de Beaumont • A fully equipped private apartment with kitchen & bath • Access to a multi-use space that can serve as an artist studio or a performance and exhibition space • A Common Terrace for relaxation, networking with other residents, meditation, etc.
 
Location: Beaumont-de-Pertuis, France
Cost: 45 Euros to apply
Sponsor: La Maison de Beaumont
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"Basics of Encaustic"
Online ongoing
 

I cover studio safety and set up, as well a many tips and tricks in each lesson from my 17 years of working in encaustic and mixed media, and 12 years of teaching classes and workshops. Some of the topics we cover: Sizing Panels, Direct and Indirect Fusing methods, Scraping to refine surface and shape, Image Transfers, Using oils, Raised and Inset line work, and much more!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $119
Sponsor: Sarah Rehmer | visual artist
Website, email, (708) 680-6759


"Encaustic Mixed Media and Collage"
Online ongoing
 

I cover studio safety and set up, as well a many tips and tricks in each lesson from my 17 years of working in encaustic and mixed media, and 12 years of teaching classes and workshops. Some of the topics we cover: Sizing Panels, Direct and Indirect Fusing methods, Scraping to refine surface and shape, Image Transfers, Using oils, Using various types of paper, Mounting Paper to a panel and much more!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $149
Sponsor: Sarah Rehmer | visual artist
Website, email, (708) 680-6759


"Encaustic and Photography E-Course"
ongoing
 

In this 21 video e-course you will get all the basics plus more in getting you up and working with encaustic paints and your photographs. Over 3 hours of video content plus a companion guide outlining some additional info on supplies used. • Sizing Panels • Working on Mounted and Embedded Prints • Direct and Indirect Fusing methods • Scraping to refine surface and shape • Image Transfers • Using oils • Using various types of photo paper • Hand Coloring on an image • much more!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $149
Sponsor: Sarah Rehmer | visual artist
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"Painting the landscape (but seeing more)"
Ongoing classes
 

These ongoing classes series of 4 meetings each, are for you, who wish to improve your painting and sketching skills of the Landscape. Painting from your window or from images you took yourself. Will be available to participants of any level! Classes offer individual instruction and assignments. In addition, I will be open to specific requests for technique or any artistic "problem" that you may want to talk about and work out. Finding shapes, colors, and color values. Using the brush as an extension of your hand, we can work looser. The class is on Mondays. Duration 2 hours (it is an international group check your time zone on the site)
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tali Farchi
Cost: $125 for 4 meetings
Sponsor: Artist Table
Website, email, 0031624903316


"Story Painting"
Ongoing classes
 

Storytelling versus Story Painting? Or maybe not versus? Let’s tell your story in a painting. In this class, we will learn how to tell your story, convey atmosphere, and feel, and understand colors, lines, focal-point, framing, and depth. You can add (or deduct) from the painting that will tell your story! Let us hear your tale! an ongoing class and instructions. From the prehistoric images in the caves to Edward Hopper... from the bible in pictures to the most modern painters of our times... We will set our subjects in 4 meetings. If you miss a class there will be a recording available.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tali Farchi
Cost: $125 for 4 meetings
Sponsor: Artist Table
Website, email, 0031624903316


"Online Figure Drawing via Zoom"
Every Wednesday
 

An international group meets online via Zoom every Wednesday (check your time zone). Short and long poses, from 5-10 minutes and 20-30 minutes. Each week I invite a new model to pose. There is always some music in the background that I'm sharing too. 2 hours session. No instruction. At the end of the session, we show each other the work. Friendly atmosphere, everyone is welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Open session hosted by Tali Farchi
Cost: $15 per session
Sponsor: Artist Table
Website, email, 0031624903316


"Painting Music Online"
Every Thursday
 

“Painting Music” is an intuitive painting and drawing, open session for everyone. No painting or drawing skills are needed. Move your paint as the music tells you... on a canvas or in your sketchbook. I create a one-hour playlist of the different subjects each week. You may paint one painting or 10 or as much as you want. No rules. You may interpret the music as figurative or abstract, anything goes! The camera of your device will be pointed to the working area, so we can also see the progress, and be inspired. After the session, we look at each other's artwork and talk about the process.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tali Farchi
Cost: $10 per session
Sponsor: Artist Table
Website, email, 0031624903316


"Drawing and Perspective"
video course
 

Learn with Thomas Schaller as he instructs on how to establish perspective and dimensionality in your work. Thomas W. Schaller AWS NWS TWSA ASAI, is an award-winning artist, architect, and author based in New York City. As a renowned architectural artist, he received a Graham Foundation Grant and was a two-time recipient of the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize. He has authored three books; the best-selling, and AIA award winner, Architecture in Watercolor (VNR – McGraw Hill) The Art of Architectural Drawing (J.Wiley and Sons), and Thomas W. Schaller, Architect of Light : Watercolor Paintings by a Master. (Penguin Random House)
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W. Schaller
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"The Built Environment"
video course
 

During this video course, award-winning watercolorist, Thomas Schaller, demonstrates the way to express your experience of the built environment through watercolor painting. Tom will walk you through the process of discovering new methods to compose, simplify, and edit images of the built environment in dynamic ways. You will also examine the narrative power of one and two-point - as well as more unusual - perspective angles. The course was filmed in Tom's studio and includes three complete painting demonstrations for a total of 3+ hours of video lessons.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W. Schaller
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Vibrant Street Scenes"
video course
 

In this video course, Michal Jasiewicz guides you through his creative processes both for painting plein-air and in-studio. Each demo begins with an explanation of selecting and analyzing a subject to plan for the composition. He will then explain his process step by step from the initial sketch through adding the finishing details. The course was filmed in Lucca, Italy. Included in the course are four complete painting demonstrations, two outdoors on location and two in-studio, for a total of 4+ hours of video content. Throughout the course, you’ll work on thoughtfully-designed exercises that help you hone your watercolor skills and projects that help you breathe life into your own paintings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michal Jasiewicz
Cost: $89
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Seeing the Natural World"
video course
 

In this video course, award-winning watercolorist, Thomas Schaller, will demonstrate how to capture the experience of the natural world through watercolor. Tom will guide you in your pursuit of developing your own creative voice by helping you discover various expressive ways to depict the effects of light, shadow, and atmosphere and most effectively paint the world around you. Tom will share his creative process and technique with you as he paints skies, water, reflections, and landscape elements. You will also develop various methods to paint atmospheric conditions like fog, night skies, rain, and more. The course was filmed in Tom's studio and includes two complete painting demonstrations for a total 3+ hours of video lessons.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W. Schaller
Cost: $109
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Loose & Vivid Landscapes"
video course
 

In this immersive video course, award-winning watercolorist, Andy Evansen, guides you through his entire painting process. The course begins with instruction on selecting scenes, as well as manipulating and using reference photos in the studio. In each of the painting demonstrations, Andy will focus on sketching and using value studies from the outset to identify the large shapes in a scene. He will then move on toward completing the color paintings. The course was filmed in Andy's home state of Minnesota and includes three complete painting demonstrations, two stunning landscapes and one serene street scene, for a total of 5+ hours of video content. This course is for artists at all levels.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Scenes in Italy"
video course
 

In this video course, Italian watercolorist, Igor Sava, takes you through his entire painting process. He will walk you through creating a story from a reference image and modifying the subject. You will also learn about Igor’s materials, compositional and design choices, mixing pigments to create warm and cool tones and more! This course was filmed in Italy. Included are 2 complete painting demonstrations filmed in studio for a total of 4+ hours of video content. Throughout the course, you’ll work on thoughtfully-designed exercises that help you hone your watercolor skills and projects that help you breathe life into your own paintings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Igor Sava
Cost: $89
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Tuscan Harbor"
video course
 

In this video course, Anders Andersson shares his thoughts and techniques throughout the entire design process, breaking down each step in a way that makes it accessible and digestible for artists at any level. He hopes to edge you out of your comfort zone and leave you feeling confident and inspired. Painting with watercolor is unlike painting with any other medium. Anders says, “it’s all about curiosity, a journey through chaos and order.” Painting with watercolor teaches us to be okay with things we cannot control. Learning the soul of watercolor means tuning into the watercolor and allowing the watercolor to do its work. Join Anders on the journey of uncovering the personality of watercolor.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Anders Andersson
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Watercolor Explorer Program"
ongoing
 

Learn from the world's top watercolorists filmed in their studio and Plein-air on locations worldwide. Explore a range of techniques and weave dazzling new styles into your paintings through immersive video lessons, live workshops, and personal feedback. Engage with the artists live during weekly Zoom workshops. Instructors will take you behind the scenes as they create original works and answer your questions about their method and creative process. Hone your skills with thoughtfully designed projects and get feedback on your work from professional artists. Connect with a community of like-minded learners across all levels from around the world.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: 20+ top artists
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Representational Abstraction"
video course
 

An award-winning watercolor artist, John Salminen has spent multiple decades perfecting his techniques and instruction in this field. In this video course, John will demonstrate how you can capture representational abstraction. He will begin with a well-designed abstract foundation and introduce representational subject matter to that foundation. The course was filmed in John’s hometown of Duluth, Minnesota. Included in the course is one complete painting demonstration, filmed in a studio setting, for a total of 4+ hours. Whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of composition, use a new technique, or better understand the foundation of abstract painting, John will walk you through his process in a clear and informative way to enhance your understanding and improve your work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: John Salminen
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Wildlife in Watercolor"
video course
 

Award-winning watercolorist, Carol Carter has spent her career expressing her creativity through the inventive use of color. In this video course, you will learn how to paint Carol’s strategic “cell painting” technique with fluidity, to create a unified watercolor with bold, dynamic, and inventive colors. You will gain confidence in painting more complex subjects by learning how to simplify the shapes and washes and to develop a unified statement. Included in the course are three complete painting demonstrations filmed in studio as well as additional tutorials of specific skills. Throughout the course, you’ll work on thoughtfully-designed exercises that help you hone your watercolor skills and projects that help you breathe life into your own paintings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Flow in Watercolor Portrait"
video course
 

In this video course, Stephen Zhang demonstrates the integrated process of applying watercolor techniques to build the human form. This course was filmed in Stephen's Studio and includes two complete portraiture demonstrations, as well as exercises and projects for you to practice and demonstrate your learning. This course is for artists at all levels who want to learn to display the human form through watercolor portraiture. Whether you are looking to develop your skills in brushwork and watercolor foundations, painting the human form, or understanding how to create flow in your work as a watercolorist, Stephen will cover it all in this course!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Stephen Zhang
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Stories in Painting"
video course
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. This four-week class is designed to discuss content, meaning, intention, expression, communication of a personal, autobiographical, and narrative painting. I will demonstrate the techniques in executing a watercolor and imbuing it with emotion and symbolism. Every week, we will look at painting with a new lens.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $266
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Loose & Vivid Florals"
video course
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. Learn how world-renowned watercolorist Yuko Nagayama observes and recreates vivid florals in watercolor. In this demonstration, you will learn about Yuko's process, from the beginning stages of creating a solid floral arrangement to the sketching process and finally executing the final painting. Yuko's down-to-earth and straightforward approach to art education provides students of all artistic backgrounds an opportunity to experiment with floral watercolors.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Yuko Nagayama
Cost: $39
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Classical Figure Drawing Foundations"
video course
 

This methodical eight-week figure drawing course will teach you cornerstone principles for realist drawing of the human form. In this course, American figurative artist Patricia Watwood will introduce the essential components she uses to craft realistic figure drawings. First, Patricia will guide you through learning to use the central axis to establish a dynamic gesture with the pose. Next, she will teach the envelope and block-in, building your perceptual skills to see flat shapes, angles, and distances, and observing light and shadow patterns. Patricia will also lead you through understanding the primary structures of the torso and the basics of proportion, an essential in every figurative artist's toolbox. You will use male and female full-figure pose photo and video references.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Patricia Watwood
Cost: $465
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Design & the Power of Imagination"
ongoing
 

As an instructor, it is my sincere desire to help guide aspiring painters to find better ways to trust, develop, and listen to their artistic voice. This is not done by providing answers so much as in helping artists to ask the right questions. When we begin to grasp this and ask ourselves these fundamental questions, we are well on our way to making significant strides. The curriculum presents a comprehensive and sequential education of watercolor techniques while inspiring the development of your own unique style. The program has rolling admission; you can join anytime and start from the beginning of the curriculum. Each month you will progress through a new 4-8 hour video series while honing your style & technique.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W. Schaller
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Rustic Textures"
video course
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 3 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Angus McEwan and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. In this class, Angus will introduce you to using more creative textures in your artwork with purpose and intent. You will be specifically looking at representing wood & rust. Angus will demonstrate a few of the techniques he employs in his work. These will then be applied to an image that Angus will provide. Includes 14 supplementary videos and 17 accompanying PDFs on demonstrations as well as “Colour mixing (optical mixing),” “How I use Colour,” “My palette & Mixing tints,” “Stretching Paper-Gum strip,” and “Stretching to the edge.”
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $238
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Capturing Essentials in Landscape"
video course
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 2 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Eugen Chisnicean and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Eugen will take you behind the scenes of creating a landscape painting using watercolor. He will share his approach to design and compositional process, introducing "The Language of the Landscape" as a common language between teacher and students. Students will learn how to read and simplify any subject, build their compositions, capture the essentials of their desired landscape, and create mood and atmosphere using a watercolor medium.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Eugen Chisnicean
Cost: $154
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Bold & Colourful Watercolors"
video course
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 3 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Andy Evansen and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Painting loosely doesn't just 'happen'; it comes from gaining a comfort level with your skills and materials over time. However, there are techniques that can speed up this process. This workshop will focus on using value studies to identify the large shapes in a scene. Then we will move on to color. Demonstration paintings will reinforce the day’s lessons. In order to loosen up, it is imperative to have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish with your painting and then execute it quickly.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $238
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Macroscale Contemporary Landscape"
video course
 

Enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule and have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This demo will show the creation of a large-scale contemporary landscape painting in watercolor from start to finish. Students will explore painterly ways to find the composition. Activating the entire picture plane and working with “push and pull” early in the process will be prioritized. We will use techniques such as glazing, scumbling, splattering, and smearing to deconstruct the image, and Elizabeth will demonstrate a variety of mark-making in this unconventional approach to watercolor. The inclusion of gouache will introduce opacity, and layering and removing paint will be a key part of the evolution of the painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Elizabeth Allison
Cost: $35
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Rustic Textures: Personal Project"
video course
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 4 days of recordings available, 6 personal critiques from Angus McEwan and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This class will primarily focus on mentoring students to develop their own body of work from concept to manifestation. In addition to exercises and demos, students will work on self-directed projects that incorporate drawing, painting textures. The class will also include critiques, discussions, and readings. This course is an opportunity to work on your own unique painting with guidance, support, and mentoring, with a whole host of supplementary videos, pdfs, and other support material.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $315
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Expanding the Limits of Watercolour"
video course
 

Enjoy this self-paced class where you will have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. In this intensive but fun course we will experiment with and push watercolor to the limits. This will make you question your understanding of watercolors. This isn’t just about messing around with paint, as we will corral our experimentation into a detailed rendition of surface texture. I will take you through the process step by step, but I will also back this up with videos & pdfs. Enjoy exploring watercolor while learning.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $238
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Simplifying Landscapes"
video course
 

This video course is for artists at all levels who want to learn to paint natural landscapes or urban scenes with confidence. Whether you are looking to develop your plein-air skills, improve your ability to capture natural light and colors in your studio work, or enhance your natural and urban compositions - award-winning watercolorist Andy Evansen will cover it all! He guides you through the complete plein air painting process, from setting up on location, selecting a scene, understanding natural light and shadow, using simple shapes to create striking compositions, drawing with confidence, and finishing a painting. The course was filmed outdoors on location and includes three complete painting demonstrations with two charming landscapes and one bustling urban scene.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $109
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Water Scenes in Madrid"
video course
 

This course is for artists at all levels who want to learn to paint natural landscapes and waterscapes with confidence. Whether you are looking to develop your plein-air skills, improve your ability to capture natural light and colors in your studio work, or enhance your natural compositions - Pablo will cover it all in this course! An award-winning plein air artist, Pablo has spent over a decade specializing in the painting of water scenes. In this video course, Pablo will demonstrate how you can capture the ethereal flow, reflections, and color of water scenes. He’ll walk you through his set up, materials, palette, and explain his techniques for creating reflectivity, translucency, and fluidity in water scenes.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Pablo Ruben Lopez Sanz
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"The Art of the Illustrated Journal"
video course
 

In this video course, award-winning watercolorist, Brenda Swenson, will teach you to discover inspiration, awaken your senses, and tell your stories through illustrated journaling. You'll learn the fundamentals of watercolor, how to draw and paint from life and references, and how to find limitless artistic inspiration in everyday life. Included in the course are four demonstrations as well as lessons on watercolor, drawing, and font-writing techniques. Throughout the course, you’ll work on thoughtfully-designed projects that help you hone your illustration, sketching, and watercolor skills and breathe life into your own illustrated journal.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Brenda Swenson
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"San Diego Seascapes"
video course
 

In this video course, award winning watercolorist, Keiko Tanabe walks you through her process of painting in Plein Air. She will share how she selects a scene, creates a striking composition, and uses value and color to create mood in her work. This course was filmed outdoors on location in San Diego California, and includes three complete painting demonstrations with two harbor scenes and one beach scene. This course is for artists at all levels who want to learn to paint natural seascapes with confidence. Whether you are looking to develop your plein-air skills, improve your ability to capture natural light and colors in your studio work, or enhance your compositions - Keiko will cover it all in this course!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe
Cost: $99
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Watercolor Portraiture Masterclass"
video course
 

In this masterclass, world-renowned portrait artist Mary Whyte gives a comprehensive guide to mastering the skills of painting portraits in watercolor. This course will take you through each step on how to create a successful portrait, setting you on the path to creating your best work ever. Mary Whyte begins this course with a full demonstration, showing her process from beginning to end. The demonstration is followed by six focused learning modules, breaking down each stage of developing not only a successful portrait, but a painting with emotion that will endure. The course was filmed in Mary Whyte’s studio in Charleston, South Carolina.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Mary Whyte
Sponsor: Terracotta
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