Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Impasto Painting"
Tuesdays, July 5 - August 9, 2022
 

Impasto is a technique in which paint is applied in very thick layers, often with visible brush or painting-knife strokes, to impart texture, expression, or even sculptural effects. Impasto techniques have been an essential part of painting history, from the underlying vigorous brushwork of Renaissance artists to the distinctive mark-making of past and contemporary masters such as Rembrandt, Van Gogh, de Kooning, Soutine, Lucian Freud, and Auerbach. Learn techniques to build a thick, textured surface to find your own unique impasto style in this course.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Realistic Still Life Painting"
Wednesdays, July 6 - August 10, 2022
 

Still life is a fascinating and useful introduction to oil painting, offering opportunities to explore color mixing, varied paint application methods, and techniques for creating light, shadow, and volume to impart a sense of realism. Experienced artists will appreciate the genre as a means of both growing their skills and experimenting with composition and subject matter to suggest ideas or meaning. Instruction will focus on selecting objects and arranging compositions, establishing lighting to create focus and drama, and applying and blending oil color to create volume and painterly effects.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Alicia Mino
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting Over the Line"
Wednesdays, July 6 - August 10, 2022
 

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


"From Seen to Scene: A 365 Day Online Mentorship Program"
July 7, 2022 - July 7, 2023
 

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


"Paint without fear"
July 7-14, 2022
 

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


"Plein Air Painting in Valley Forge (Outdoor)"
Thursdays, July 7 - August 11, 2022
 

Enjoy open-air painting in beautiful Valley Forge National Historical Park, a painter’s delight of lush scenery and historic architecture! Just 35 minutes northwest of Center City Philadelphia, the park features great views of the Schuylkill River, Valley Creek, the Valley Forge Farm, Mt. Joy, Mt. Misery, and many valleys, cabins, and colonial houses, with ample parking and access to restrooms. Working from diverse landscape subject matter, students will learn the essential materials, tools, techniques, and strategies for painting on site. Instruction will cover a variety of plein air approaches, including painting with a knife and brush, painting from an imprimatura, Macchiaioli painting, and working from sketches to block in local color. Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Fundamentals of Landscape Painting"
July 7-9, 2022
 

Learning to paint is all about seeing. Through direct observation we see shapes, colors and texture. Once we learn to recognize these observations (actually see what we are looking at) we can begin to emulate these forms in a more accurate way. Representational painting focuses on seeing, i.e. What color is it? How light - how dark? What size is it? Students will learn to answer these basic questions and turn those answers into brush marks, taking your work to the next level. Be ready to work and learn and have fun doing it!
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Paul Steele, www.paulsteelefineart.com
Cost: $350 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Landscape Painting with the Nagel's"
Thursdays, July 7-28, 2022
 

All good paintings evolve from a well-designed abstract value study! Join us for this open painting course focused around landscape paintings and receive plenty of daily individual help along with daily demos. During the first 2 sessions, students will design their landscapes and paint in the medium of their choice. Students will vote on optional Plein-Air day.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Don & Joyce Nagel
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Figure Painting (Summer Session 2)"
Fridays, July 8 - August 12, 2022
 

Painting the human form from observation is one of the cornerstones of PAFA's long tradition of rigorous instruction. Working from the nude model, investigate color mixing, proportion, and composition using oil paint as a medium. Intended for all skill levels, this course offers foundational instruction on building form and mixing flesh tones for beginning-level students, as well as the the valuable opportunity for more advanced students to continue to hone their skills to deepen their understanding of the language of painting.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: David Wilson
Cost: $320
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Painting Basics Workshop"
July 9-10, 2022
 

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.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Theodore Xaras
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Realistic Painting Techniques"
Saturdays, July 9 - August 13, 2022
 

Capture your subjects with confidence as you master the essential components and techniques of realistic oil painting. Informative demonstrations, handouts, and skill-building assignments will address drawing fundamentals for establishing correct proportions and tonal relationships, basic painting materials, color theory, and color tonal values, as well as the physical mixing, application, and blending of paint. Explore old master and modern painting methods, including underpainting, glazing and scumbling. Advanced painting techniques to create highly realistic renderings of materials and textures, such as fabrics and metals, will be explained in detail. A weekly Zoom meeting will be held every Wednesday evening, 7 - 8 p.m., for students to ask questions and present their independent work for critique. Basic drawing skills are a prerequisite.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Robert Waddington
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


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

A thought-provoking and inspirational art workshop open to artists of all levels and all media (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.). Nine full days of plein air painting, art history/art theory lectures, touring, and gourmet cuisine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. Our groups of eight participants and our teaching approach allow us to offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment. Cost of CAD 3570 (around US$ 2800) includes instruction, 9-night double accommodation, all breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 gourmet dinners including wine, transportation from and to the Arezzo train station, transportation to all painting sites (Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, etc.) train ticket to Florence, and a guided tour to the Uffizi Museum. Testimonials from former participants on our website.
 
Location: Lucignano, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$2800
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Alla Prima Landscape Painting"
Sundays, July 10 - August 14, 2022
 

Al Gury, Chair of PAFA’s Painting Department and noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice, presents this in-depth approach to the skills, materials, colors, history, and techniques of direct landscape painting. Working from photographs, master works, or available on-site images, learn concepts that will not only improve your landscape painting but also grow your confidence in your artistic practice. Video demonstrations, images, and written instructions on Canvas will be supplemented by critiques and weekly Zoom discussions. Oil painting will be the primary focus, but all media are welcome. This is a Condensed Course, available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Portrait Painting and Drawing"
Sundays, July 10 - August 14, 2022
 

An in-depth approach to portrait painting from noted author of Color for Painters: A Guide to Traditions and Practice. Investigate the structure of the human head through drawings and painted studies. Progress to finished paintings and address issues of likeness, composition, space and texture. Learn to better see and understand color to mix it more successfully – a useful skill for painting any subject matter. Includes weekly step-by-step painting demonstrations, assignments that target each important issue of painting a portrait, critiques and weekly Zoom meetings. All levels welcome. Note: This is a Condensed Course, available for 1.0 undergraduate credit for $525.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Al Gury
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Pre-College: Painting I"
July 11-15, 2022
 

Come explore the vibrant possibilities of oil painting through PAFA’s time honored methods. In this course learn materials and techniques including painting supports, brushes, historical and contemporary oil mediums, and their preparations. Discussions and demonstrations will include topics such as paint chemistry, color mixing of prismatic hues and earth tone colors as well as the additive and subtractive color systems. Painting from a variety of subjects including the still life and the cityscape will allow for a development and understanding of the two-dimensional visual language. All participants are required to be masked, vaccinated, and boosted (if eligible).
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Roger Chavez
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Open Painting in The Medium of Your Choice"
Mondays, July 11 - August 1, 2022
 

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


"For the Birds: Interpreting Photos to Create Contemporary Impressionist Paintings"
July 13-15, 2022
 

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


"How to Find Your Ideal Art Buyer Online Workshop"
July 13, 2022
 

Join our online workshop with award-winning artist Samantha Messias and VAA artist mentor Karen van Hoey Smith. This session is for artists of all levels who would like to understand how to find their ideal art buyer to create multiple streams of income.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Cost: Free to premium members of the VAA, or £39.99
Sponsor: Visual Artists Association
Website, email, 01244952020


"Painting from Photographs in Oil"
July 15-17, 2022
 

Join this small-group live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Over this three-day program, ARC Associate Living Master Tina Garrett will welcome students of all levels to participate in a comprehensive study of portrait painting from photo references. She will take you through her artistic process from beginning to end while providing personalized critiques and advice to improve your painting. Over this workshop, Tina will demonstrate using Photoshop to edit photos and provide insight into analyzing value patterns, angles, and temperature. You will learn how to create accurate color, control the palette, transcend the photo, and create a stunning work of art.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tina Garrett
Cost: $590
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Beating Artist's Block: Resolving Your Unresolved Paintings"
July 15-17, 2022
 

All artists sometimes have difficulty resolving their paintings. It may take weeks, months even years before they work it out. If you are stuck on a painting, join noted artist, teacher and critic, Kassem Amoudi, who will help you speed the process in this live Zoom workshop. Kassem will review your painting and offer suggestions on how to take it towards completion. You will then work on your painting with ongoing feedback as needed. Emphasis will be on taking risks and exploring new territory. As Kassem says: without taking risks and breaking the rules, you will never make it in the artworld. The painting techniques of modern and contemporary masters will also be discussed.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
Cost: $175
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Keys to Color Choices in Landscape Painting"
July 18-20, 2022
 

To create a successful landscape painting, artists factor in lots of information, both about the scene and their painting goals. Good color choices are central to that mix! In this class, students will learn how to select the color groups that best represent the location, season, and time of day, but also the feelings they want to express in their landscape painting. Ways to orchestrate and build various harmonies that pull the colors together will be explored to help students achieve their paintings’ color goals. Come get inspired with practical and efficient strategies that are easily applied and make the painting experience more comfortable and enjoyable. David demonstrates in oils, but acrylic painters are welcome.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: David Flitner, www.davidflitner.com
Cost: $350 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Painting Hands & Jewelry"
July 18, 20, 22, 2022
 

Join this small-group live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Over this 3-day workshop, Shana will discuss the structure of hands so you will understand the bone structure while learning how to paint skin tones and the values of dynamic hands. She will also discuss different approaches to jewelry with delicate brushstrokes and simple details to create realistic jewelry. Hands and jewelry describe so much emotion in a painting. Color, structure, values - there are so many aspects to painting a hand and finding the nuances in different textures in jewelry that you can capture to make a convincing and realistic painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Shana Levenson
Cost: $320
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Color Matters Workshop"
July 22-24, 2022
 

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


"More Than What We See: Color, Abstraction, Representation"
July 22-23, 2022
 

Explore an approach to painting that frees you from rules and embraces chance. This workshop will explore experimental painting approaches that can be applied to both representation and abstraction; great for the artist interested in representational abstraction.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Anton Nowels, www.antonnowels.com
Cost: $220 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Secrets to Painting Eyes!"
July 23, 2022
 

Learn how to create deep, glassy eyes that look better than real. All attendees will join Tina’s private Facebook Group to view the live broadcast of this one day intensive. Tina will lecture and demonstrate her painting technique while students interact with Tina, asking direct questions during the demonstration by commenting in the live broadcast. Students will receive their answers in real time. At the end of the day, students will be given an assignment to paint in their studio. Students will post their paintings in the discussion thread in the group within 7 days to receive critique. The live broadcast will be available for students to rewatch for up to 30 days.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tina Garrett
Cost: $150 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Painting Lyrical Water"
August 4, 2022
 

Featuring moving water as her subject matter for this one-day workshop, Barbara will present and demonstrate the approach she uses for most landscape paintings. Skills covered will include composition, editing, value structure, color temperature and chroma, with the particular focus for this workshop on capturing brilliant light effects in the water. Barbara’s demonstration will be in oil, but students are welcome to paint in either oil or pastel. The demonstration will be in the morning and students will paint in the afternoon. This workshop is open to all levels, although artists with at least some basic landscape painting experience and familiarity with their supplies will benefit most.
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
Instructor: Barbara Jaenicke
Cost: $160 (Members) / $180 (Non-Members)
Sponsor: Oregon Society of Artists
Website, email, (503) 228-0706


"Portrait Painting"
August 11-14, 2022
 

Zhaoming’s understanding of classical techniques and superb draftsmanship has enabled him to paint in a loose manner and develop a unique style. In this 4-day workshop, Zhaoming will teach a traditional “painterly” technique of oil painting. It will be applied to portrait painting in an "alla prima” approach. Emphasis will be placed on composition, color, light and form. Students will be led into portrait painting practice by observing Zhaoming’s demonstrations along with individual instruction, and critiques. OSA is accepting a deposit of $400 with a $100 non-refundable fee for canceling contact the office to if you wish to make a deposit. Full payment due 60 days prior to the workshop.
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
Instructor: Zhaoming Wu
Cost: $795 + $60 for model fee
Sponsor: Oregon Society of Artists
Website, email, (503) 228-0706


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

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


"Painting in France: Oil Painting Workshop"
August 19-26, 2022
 

Join me to follow in the footsteps of master painters Monet, Pisarro, Renoir, Gaugin, Picasso, Cassatt and more. Each day we’ll enjoy artistic and cultural experiences, including the unique opportunity to paint in Monet’s Garden with no crowds. My plein air workshops are extremely comprehensive and have been described as ‘art school in a week’. I’ll de-mystify the painting process by teaching straightforward, easy to understand steps. Using tried and true principles as a jumping off point will allow you to loosen up and find your own voice. You’ll leave this class with the skills needed to take your work to the next level…both outdoors and in the studio. There will be demos, discussions, handouts, lots of painting time and individual attention.
 
Location: Giverny, France
Instructor: Jane Hunt, janehuntart.com
Cost: $3,590
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Using Abstract Thinking to Create Illustrative Paintings"
August 23-25, 2022
 

Aline is known for her vivid paintings and creative use of color. Working from their own photo references, students will transform these into pastel or oil paintings using the principles of color and design. Aline will emphasize the understanding of color in terms of temperature, intensity, and value while translating those ideas using pastel or oil techniques. Experimenting with exciting different colors while maintaining the value and intensity will serve as a great exercise in helping students expand their color sensitivity. Ten stroke exercises are fun to develop confidence in both decision-making and interesting strokes. Let’s say goodbye to overworked tight pastels and oils and learn to create loose, bold but still illustrative paintings.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Aline Ordman
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting in France: Oil Painting Workshop"
August 26 - September 2, 2022
 

Join me to follow in the footsteps of master painters Monet, Pisarro, Renoir, Gaugin, Picasso, Cassatt and more. Each day we’ll enjoy artistic and cultural experiences, including the unique opportunity to paint in Monet’s Garden with no crowds. My plein air workshops are extremely comprehensive and have been described as ‘art school in a week’. I’ll de-mystify the painting process by teaching straightforward, easy to understand steps. Using tried and true principles as a jumping off point will allow you to loosen up and find your own voice. You’ll leave this class with the skills needed to take your work to the next level…both outdoors and in the studio. There will be demos, discussions, handouts, lots of painting time and individual attention.
 
Location: Giverny, France
Instructor: Jane Hunt, janehuntart.com
Cost: $3,590
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"The Ins & Outs of Dogs"
August 26, 2022
 

You asked for it and we’re doing it! This one day workshop is a crash course in Dog Anatomy without all the boing diagrams!! Johanne will demonstrate how to paint various shapes of ears, noses, eyes and even snouts. Then put them all together into a portrait. Ever wonder how to make your portrait look real? It starts with knowing how all the parts fit! This workshop will change the way you approach any portrait. Even people! The workshop will be recorded and the recording available to students for two months.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Johanne Mangi
Cost: $75 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Introduction to Munsell Color Theory"
August 27, 28, September 17
 

Join this small-group live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Demystify the world of color mixing with the careful guidance of classical figurative painter, and educator Graydon Parrish. Parrish has taught color theory for years and has even remodeled color theories by Albert Munsell and Josef Albers to fit traditional painting methods. Color mixing can be challenging and intimidating, but with the right techniques can be broken down into manageable steps. This course will clear up any misconceptions about paint purchasing, color theory, and color mixing that you might have. You will learn to navigate the palettes and approaches of other painters, past and present.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Graydon Parrish
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Abstract Painting with Oil and Cold Wax"
August 27-28, 2022
 

Come and explore a new medium! In this class, you will learn about building multiple layers with cold wax and oil paints. The wax and paint will be brushed, smeared, and spread into a pleasing composition of layered, translucent color. Once the layers are built, you can work back into them, making marks and patterns. When layering paint, understanding color theory is very important, particularly with translucent paint. You will spend some time mixing colors and see how far you can “push” the paint colors that are provided. The end result of this time spent emerged in wax and paint will be several abstract paintings.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jacqueline Sullivan
Cost: $305
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Painting From Life"
September 6-8, 2022
 

We will paint realistically in oils, using an all prima method (wet on wet). We will paint directly from a live model and very carefully observe the relationships of forms of the model. Our goal will be to create paintings that capture the three dimensional feelings of the space and forms that we actually see as well as the personality of the model posing. Each day there will be a demo and lecture, followed by students painting the rest of the time. Instructor will critique every student's painting 1 - 2 times each day. OSA is accepting a deposit of $300 with a $100 non-refundable fee for canceling. Full payment due 60 days prior to the workshop.
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
Instructor: Max Ginsburg
Cost: $595 + $60 Model Fee
Sponsor: Oregon Society of Artists
Website, email, (503) 228-0706


"Painting Flowers with Confidence"
September 6-8, 2022
 

Flower painting has always been one of the most widely loved and practiced artforms, now you will have the opportunity to learn the techniques and methods to create beautiful florals that sing with life. Matt will start with a demonstration each day talking through the techniques required to paint this tricky subject both from life and from photos. The main emphasis of this workshop will be giving you the tools you need to create realistic flowers using loose impressionistic brush work that are filled with light. Matt's method is to simplify first, establishing values and then focusing on colour temperature to lift your flowers from the canvas. Students will receive individual guidance on composition, drawing, colour harmony, colour temperature and values.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Matt Ryder
Cost: $315 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


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

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


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

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


"Foundations in Classical Drawing & Painting"
September 19, 2022 to June 2023
 

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: $6,950
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


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

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


"Painting The Figure and Portrait Alla Prima"
September 22-25, 2022
 

Learn techniques to create a fresh, direct response to your subjects. There will be painting demonstrations and lots of class time for students to work from a live figure and portrait model. The class will work on a different painting/pose each day and learn to simplify and interpret the figure/portrait as a series of basic shapes and planes described by light and shadow. In addition to discussing technical concepts like value, color, paint application and basic proportions of the head and figure, we’ll also talk about some of the psychological aspects of learning to paint, such as giving ourselves permission to experiment and make mistakes so that we can learn and discover ways to become better, more creative artists.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: David Shevlino, www.davidshevlino.com
Cost: $475 includes model fees
Sponsor: On Track Studios
Website, email


"Exploring Oil and Cold Wax Painting"
September 23-25, 2022
 

When I discovered oil and cold wax painting five years ago, I was instantly hooked! I’m here to make your learning a little less intimidating by sharing with you everything I know about this genre, so that you can grow as an artist no matter what your experience. We will discover how to use cold wax with oil paint by creating abstract samplers and full-sized paintings on wood and paper. We’ll cover preparing surfaces, favorite techniques, layering, revealing, concealing, shifting, editing and working with colors. Trying something new can be scary, but it can also be an investment. Aren’t you worth it? If growth as an artist is a priority, let’s take the mystery out of this medium together!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Jodi Ohl
Cost: $430
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Intuitive Painting at Alabama Art Colony 2022"
September 30 - October 4, 2022
 

Stan Kurth will be one of 3 instructors at Alabama Art Colony taking place at Children's Harbor on Lake Martin, Alabama. Children's Harbor on Lake Martin provides a serene and inspiring environment for the four and a half day workshop. Stan's class is designed to help students paint intuitively using their preferred substrates, mediums and painting tools. This process will work with all mediums. There will be no preliminary planning. Process will dictate direction as students use their choice of mediums, substrates and mark-making tools to intuitively implement elements and principles of design. Instruction starts with random marks to create a library of design elements. As the painting progresses there will be a shift with more emphasis on composition.
 
Location: Alexander City, Alabama
Instructor: Stan Kurth
Cost: $750 Semi-Private Room, $850 Private Room
Sponsor: Alabama Art Colony
Website, email, 334-546-2233


"Studio Italia - Art workshop offered since 1997"
October 1-10, 2022
 

A thought-provoking and inspirational art workshop open to artists of all levels and all media (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.). Nine full days of plein air painting, art history/art theory lectures, touring, group discussions, and gourmet cuisine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. We offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment that fosters creativity and fun. Cost of CAD 3570 (around US$ 2800) includes art instruction, 9-night double accommodation, all breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 gourmet dinners including wine, transportation from and to the Arezzo train station, transportation to all painting sites (Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, etc.) train ticket to Florence, and a guided tour to the Uffizi Museum. Testimonials from former participants on our website.
 
Location: Lucignano, Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US $2800
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Landscape Painting in Oils"
October 3-5, 2022
 

During this landscape painting class, TJ Cunningham will focus on the two challenges that he considers the greatest impediment to a successful landscape painting. First, how to create atmosphere, and second, how to sculpt the landscape so that the trees seem vertical while the surrounding landscape appears flat. Painting time will take place in the studio and will address ideas behind a good landscape painting. TJ will begin each day with a presentation of his working process. The attendees will also receive clear instruction on how to simplify the landscape in an expressive way. Paint quality, value pattern, and abstraction will all be discussed as valuable tools when used in landscape painting.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: TJ Cunningham
Cost: $480
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Drawing to Painting"
Tuesdays, October 4 - November 22, 2022
 

Do you enjoy drawing, but are intimidated by paint? In this eight-week course, we'll explore diverse techniques and media that will give you the confidence you need to enable a smooth transition from drawing to painting. Find out why many common painting problems have their roots, and their solutions, in drawing. Topics include drawing with ink, the roles of value, understanding color, paint sticks and pastels, the expressive use of mark-making and more. This course is for people with some experience of drawing fundamentals, though beginners are also welcome.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Richard Moninski
Cost: $300
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"One Day of Plein Air Painting in Oils"
October 6, 2022
 

This class is perfect for intermediate and advanced-level oil painters! TJ Cunningham is a nationally recognized artist who is particularly noted for his landscape paintings, while Adam Clague is known for his dynamic portraits and figures in oil. With this one-day workshop, you will have the unique opportunity to learn from both!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: TJ Cunningham & Adam Clague
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting the Portrait in Oils"
October 7-9, 2022
 

Painting portraits can be highly rewarding, but it can also be intimidating! Perhaps your past attempts have looked flat and formless. Maybe the skin colors have been "chalky" or "muddy." If these struggles sound familiar, you are not alone. I'm excited to show you how to conquer these challenges and many more in this information-packed workshop! I'll begin each morning by sharing vital principles for portrait painting. Then, you'll see those concepts in action as I demonstrate painting a portrait from a live model. I'll verbalize my thoughts and show you my process from start to finish. Each afternoon, you'll have the opportunity to paint from a live model as I offer one-on-one assistance and critiques.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Adam Clague
Cost: $450
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Simplifying the Complex en Plein Air"
October 8-10, 2022
 

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


"Modern Impressionism in Action"
October 19-22, 2022
 

Colley Whisson believes "It is not what you paint but how you paint it". He has a strong belief that he is not copying nature but giving expression to visual ideas. Colley teaches the fundamentals needed to produce paintings with powerful light effects, loose brushwork and sensitivity to the subject. Colley's workshops are conducted in a positive and uplifting manner. In this workshop, he will focus on tone, composition, brushwork, color saturation, and pay special attention to the importance of edges. Colley employs a step-by-step process, demonstrating to all levels of students the best approach to constructing a painting. Weather permitting, Colley will conduct an outdoor demonstration to show his approach to working on site, or 'en plein air'.
 
Location: Bend, Oregon
Instructor: Colley Whisson, www.colleywhisson.com
Cost: $675
Sponsor: Cascade Fine Art Workshops
Website, email, (541) 408-5524


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

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


"Zooming Zoo Animals"
Fridays, November 11 - December 2, 2022
 

Have you considered wildlife painting? Come join us for a unique experience. Johanne has designed a workshop centered around a live stream from the Beardsley Zoo in CT. Along with the live animal demonstrations we will have access to high resolution photographs by the Zoo's official photographer. Does all that fur confuse you? Do your paintings fall short of lifelike? Wondering how to make your subject alive? Want to learn better brush handling? Afraid you haven't the drawing skills to tackle this subject? If you answered yes to one or more of those questions then this workshop is for you! We will explore all of that and more. Johanne guarantees you will end up much braver than you imagined possible.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Johanne Mangi
Cost: $300 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"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: $3,390 Before Nov 30th
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"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


"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 3875 (around US$ 3025) 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$ 3025
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"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


"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 3875 (around US$ 3025) 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$ 3025
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"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
Website, email


"Introduction to Oil Painting"
ongoing
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. Angela will give you access to her step-by-step introduction to painting with oils, helping you to feel more confident through the skills you will be practicing and the tools you’ll get to know. Through PDFs, Instructional videos on how to use and load your brush, care for your supplies, and how to layer oil paint, you’ll learn how to use oil paint to create works of art at home without the fear of toxic fumes.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angela Bandurka
Cost: $89
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Rees Atelier"
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This remotely accessible course teaches classical drawing and painting and provides personal critiques and guidance. This self-paced program will give you the opportunity to build a foundation of skills that will last a lifetime while being directed down a path focused on your personal goals and ambitions. From tightly rendered realism to glazing, to impressionistic realism, no two artists are alike. No one program is right for everyone. So join me while we take the best of the foundation lessons from traditional ateliers and combine them with a deep dive into the methods and techniques that will help you become the artist you’ve always wanted to be.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tim Rees
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


 

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