Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


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

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


"Americana Watercolor Landscapes"
February 4 & 5, 2022
 

Join nationally renowned watercolor artist, Alan Shuptrine, for an in-depth Americana watercolor workshop! Focusing on Southern landscapes, barns, and hints of Americana, Alan will teach students how to create a watercolor from back to front, while providing individual guidance. Using wet and dry-brush techniques, he will also discuss how to utilize lighting and distance to create your composition, as well as attention to specific details. A painter known for his watercolor technical ability, sensitive and thought-provoking paintings, Shuptrine has extended his reputation from a renowned master craftsman and water gilder to a nationally acclaimed watercolorist. For more information, visit alanshuptrine.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Alan Shuptrine
Cost: $350 Museum members/ $375 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"The Unspoken Rules of Color"
February 4-6, 2022
 

In the beginning of our painting journey, we are all told to paint what we see. If we thoroughly understand the rules of color, creating that illusion of what we see will become a little closer to reality. This is a hands-on workshop with brief demonstrations, as well as one-on-one instruction that will be given to exercise the objective. Students will work from the live model as reference.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Michael Maczuga, www.michaelmaczuga.com
Cost: $415 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Portrait and Figure Painting 'Weekend Warriors' Workshop"
February 5-6, 2022
 

These popular weekend classes focus on the figure/portrait in a series of exercises designed to challenge artists at every experience level. Working from life, students come away with a new understanding of the human form, color-mixing, composition, and paint-handling. Saturday is an “aerobic work-out” of short poses (25 to 40 minutes).... and Sunday consists of longer poses - (one in the AM and one in the PM). Each student is expected to bring their own easel (plein air set-up works great) and supplies (a supply list will be sent out upon registration).
 
Location: Benicia, California
Instructor: Randall Sexton, www.rcsexton.com
Cost: $275 (includes model fees)
Website, 415-307-9796


"Color Confidence"
February 10-13, 2022
 

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


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

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


"Design and Composition: Storytelling from your own photos"
February 11-12, 2022
 

Keiko will teach you how to design a painting by applying the basic rules of composition. Day 1: We will use your references creatively to have more fun with watercolor. We will be focusing on story telling and explore different ideas and options by doing various sketches. Day 2: We will put together sketches to make a final painting. Bring your own reference photos to add your own figures in the painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe, www.ktanabefineart.com
Cost: $198 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Perspective Drawing"
Mondays, February 14-28, 2022
 

Learn to draw correct perspective to help with your paintings and other artistic creations. One, two, and three-point perspective drawings will be explained, demonstrated, and practiced.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $120
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painting Venice"
February 15-16, 2022
 

Learn watercolor techinques from an avid plein-air painter. Day 1: Venice Sunset. The sunset over the domes of Santa Maria Della Salute in Venice remains an irresistible subject. The scene has been celebrated by thousands of painters through the centuries. Day 2: Canals of Venice. As an artist, I never tire of painting those narrow canals of Venice with the dance of shade and light on the beautiful buildings.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Amid El Haddad, www.amidelhaddad.com
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Museum Visits with the ArtisTTable"
Tuesdays, February 15, 22, March 1, 8
 

In this series of classes we will be making virtual visits to some of the wonderful museums of the world and studying the art and artists whose masterpieces are housed there. Each week we will visit a different museum: Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Drawing), Chicago Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois (Abstraction), The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, New York (Motifs & Associations), Musée d'Orsay in Paris, France (Impressions of Impressionism). Class will be held on Zoom from 3:00 to 5:00 PM EST
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Cost: $175
Sponsor: ArtisTTable
Website, email, 231.883.1681


"Studio Colombia Art & Eat"
February 15-23, 2022
 

Join our eight-night 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. Visit a few restaurants’ kitchens and learn from their chefs. Take part in a street food tour. Price of CAD 2600 (around US$2075) includes eight-night double accommodation in comfortable and centrally located hotels, all ground transportation, all breakfasts, one lunch, two suppers, one street food tour, art instruction, cooking classes/demonstrations, art supplies, and more.
 
Location: Cartagena, Colombia
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US $2075
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


"Intermediate Acrylic Pour Painting"
February 19, 2022
 

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


"Painting the Desert Mountain Landscape"
February 22-25, 2022
 

This workshop is aimed at students looking to improve their techniques for painting the rugged desert mountain landscape. It will cover all aspects of approaching this challenging subject: effective color mixing techniques, creating intelligent composition to draw viewers into the painting, atmospheric and linear perspective, painting rocks and shrub convincingly, value structure and how to approach a landscape from start to finish with a heavy focus on creating the effect of natural light. Students will spend four days in the studio where Matt will take you through his entire process -capturing reference material through plein air painting and photography, editing images to make better compositions and transferring concepts to canvas. This immersive workshop will consist of demonstrations, discussion and plenty of hands-on painting.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Matt Ryder, www.ryderscanvas.com
Cost: $550 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Creating Mood with Color and Light"
February 25-27, 2022
 

Join this small-group live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Magic happens when colors are harmonized with other design elements. By understanding how color affects the overall feel in our painting, we can use it to express our emotions and make a stronger statement. In this three-day workshop, students will explore the energy of vibrant colors and the subtlety of muted colors. Through a step-by-step demonstration and a running commentary, Keiko will guide you through her creative process to explain how she uses color as a useful tool. The goal is to capture the light and the essence of the subject that conveys a specific mood.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe
Cost: $290
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Online Figure Drawing Marathon"
February 26, 2022
 

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


"Explosive Colorful Portrait Painting"
February 28, 2022
 

Do you want a painting that will have explosive colors that are not garish? This is the class for you! No matter if you’re working from a limited palette or using many colors, it is the control of the values and temperatures that will make your painting an expressive image. We will be using traditional and non-traditional tools. A canvas and illustrated class notes will be supplied.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Jerry Salinas, www.salinasart.com
Cost: $95 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Drawing Fundamentals"
Tuesdays, March 1-29, 2022
 

Join PAFA faculty Charles Muldowney from his home studio and master the five fundamental building blocks of strong drawing: composition, line, light/value, space, and volume/mass. Each class will focus on one of these foundational concepts from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Demonstrations, projects, and critiques will fortify your understanding of each topic presented.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Composing in Color"
March 8-10, 2022
 

Paint is a colored substance, spread on a surface. The magic of painting is turning paint into color. Making the colors tell a story, giving a viewer butterflies, mesmerizing – that is composing in color. Students will start with simple still life, progress to the model and then into complex settings. Students will whisper a mood with the color and learn to let the color talk.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Simon Kogan, www.simonkogan.com
Cost: $425 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"From Seen to Scene: A 365 Day Online Mentorship Program"
March 8, 2022 - March 8, 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


"Encaustic Collage and Image Transfers"
March 11-13, 2022
 

Encaustic and paper are an incredibly versatile match and, with the addition of pigment sticks and other materials, we will create works with an optical depth, luminosity, and a painterly quality. Paper will be the foundation of our pieces which will serve as rich backgrounds for transferring photographic images on the surface. Basics of studio safety, substrate options, painting techniques, and archival work methods will be covered. All base mediums and paints as well as eco-dye supplies will be provided, but students will be encouraged to bring a variety of found papers and other materials to use. No prior experience with encaustic painting required, but general art-making experience is helpful.
 
Location: Tubac, Arizona
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $700
Sponsor: Tubac School of Fine Art
Website, email, 520-398-2589


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

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


"Expressive Brushwork En Plein Air"
March 19-26, 2022
 

Join us for what is sure to be another fun and exciting week of painting in the Tropics as I eagerly return for a fourth 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: $2,195
Sponsor: Casa de los Artistas
Website, email, (413) 625-8382


"Mix all the greens you'll ever need"
March 28-29, 2022
 

By mixing your own greens you are able to create transparent, glowing, warm and cool variations that can be adapted to any subject, season, lighting or weather. Simply by looking at a tree or field or any “green” subject and seeing all of the colors except green will be your first step towards gaining a repertoire of warm and cool combinations to use when painting subjects that our brain tells us are “green”. We will “name” the green in the painting, and then choose pigments to mix it. These paintings are all in the “spring” palette. Within each are warm and cool colors of different values.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Evelyn Dunphy
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Discover a New Way of Seeing Color"
March 28 - April 1, 2022
 

“Color that expresses the light key of nature can make any subject strikingly beautiful.” —Camille Przewodek. This workshop introduces a way of seeing and using color to paint outdoor light; capturing the time and type of day by expressing the various light keys of nature. The first two days, students will paint outdoor still life (crucial study that will prepare students to tackle the landscape on Wednesday and Thursday). On Friday, students will study the clothed figure outdoors. Students are encouraged to bring original artwork or photos and talk to Camille about their vision as artists during the week. Camille is an acknowledged authority on color that regularly serves as an entry and awards judge. Portable easel required.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Camille Przewodek, www.przewodek.com
Cost: $700 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Painting in Portugal"
April 4-10, 2022
 

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


"Exploring the Rendering of Glass & Flora in Watercolor"
April 8 & 9, 2022
 

Painting ball jars has been a love of Jennifer Redstreake Geary’s for the past 10 years. In this workshop, students will explore not only painting glass and its various distortions, but also how that affects the subject inside. The floral subject with its organic lines mixes well with the antique ball jar. Geary will show you her method of image transfer onto Ampersand Aquabord ™, where she begins a painting and how not to get lost in all the chaos that is the whole image. Each student will work on a 12” x 16” painting. Don’t be discouraged or intimidated, though, as we have two days to complete this project! For more information, visit redstreakecreative.com.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: Jennifer Redstreake Geary
Cost: $325 Museum members/ $350 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Group Critique"
April 9, 2022
 

Feeling isolated in your studio? Unsure of your next step? A group critique is an excellent means of both dispelling feelings of artistic isolation or uncertainty and finding inspiration in the ideas and artwork of others in a supportive environment. Join acclaimed artists and PAFA faculty Neysa Grassi and Bruce Samuelson for supportive, non-judgmental feedback on your artwork while helping you to dispel feelings of self-criticism or discouragement. Learn to perceive doubt as a tantalizing entry for creative investigation rather than a destructive force. Each participant will receive a 30-minute individual critique, led by the critics but benefitting from feedback from the rest of the group, beginning at 9 a.m.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Neysa Grassi and Bruce Samuelson
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Color Mixing with a Limited Palette and Palette Knife Painting"
April 11-12, 2022
 

This exciting two-day class for oil painters is designed to give the artist a really useful method of color mixing to achieve consistent, harmonious paintings, and to then apply those skills to palette knife painting. Day One: Students will learn how to use only six oil colors (plus white) to create every color of paint previously purchased one tube at a time. Using this method will set the artist on the way to mastering color temperature, values, and intensity. Day Two: Students will focus on traditional fundamentals including values, temperature management, large masses, focal point emphasis, simplification of detail and soft edges…all with a palette knife! No brushes allowed.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Renee Palmer-Jones, www.RPJfineart.com
Cost: $235 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Intro to Encaustic Paintings"
April 22-23, 2022
 

Designed for students new to the encaustic medium or those wanting to expand their knowledge, this 2-day workshop provides a hands-on introduction to the materials, working methods, and safety fundamentals for working in encaustic. Students will leave the workshop with a solid technical foundation and the confidence to continue exploring encaustic beyond the workshop. Sarah approaches her teaching with alternating between demonstrations and working time so students can see and discuss a process, and then immediately give it a try. We will explore basic painting techniques, color mixing, fusing methods, and surface refinement. All paints and tools/brushes are supplied.
 
Location: St Charles, Illinois
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $335
Sponsor: Fine Line Creative Arts Center
Website, 630.584.9443


"Virtual International Watercolor Paint Along"
April 23-24, 2022
 

Each of the 12 artists will not only do a demo, but paint along with you while sharing their unique techniques, tips and tricks they have developed over the years. Each artist will give a 75 minute class. There will be no overlapped classes meaning you will be able to attend every teacher’s class, one after the other. The event will be live, online on Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: 12 World-Renowned Artists
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Composition: Structure, Unity and Variety"
April 25-29, 2022
 

Through lecture and demonstration, this workshop will reinforce the student’s understanding of composition, form and various methods of applying paint. Students will work on specific assignments, exploring ways of simplifying and abstracting the subject while adding endless variety to the marks and colors used. Students will be shown multiple ways of starting and building a painting (both with direct and indirect procedures such as Alla Prima and glazing) and ways of simplifying their palette preparation. This workshop inspires a more experimental approach, discovering new tools, methods, materials, as well as in adjusting elements of the painting, such as the value key/color palette, shapes and edges. Students are advised to first attend “Suggesting Reality” to be fully prepared for this class.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Douglas Fryer, www.douglasfryer.blogspot.com
Cost: $750 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


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

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


"Eco Dye and Collage – Exploring Natural Patterns and Colors"
May 11-13, 2022
 

We will kick our workshop experience off by making our own collage papers through various processes such as rust printing and eco-dyeing with plants and flowers. We will explore both boiled and steamed methods for eco-dying on a variety of papers. From there we can further alter the papers with modifier baths, drawing inks, and more to make collage materials that are works of art all on their own. See workshop link for full info.
 
Location: Lowell, Michigan
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Cost: $460
Sponsor: Franciscan Life Process Center
Website, email, (616) 897-7842


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

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


"Painting florals alla prima inside and out"
May 12-19, 2022
 

Join us, and oil painting artist, Alex Kelly for a 7 night painting holiday in our 200 year old farmhouse in this beautiful little known region of Southern France. Charming authentic accommodation and menus featuring many regional specialities, excursions and tuition with Alex included, painting beautiful florals in oil for all levels. Non painting partners welcome. Pack your palette and brushes and lets go!
 
Location: Toulouse, France
Instructor: Alex Kelly
Cost: $1660
Sponsor: Painting holidays at La Salle
Website, email, 0033(0)562294520


"Color Mixing with a Limited Palette"
May 14, 2022
 

This relaxing, one-day class for oil painters is designed to give the artist a really useful method of color mixing to achieve consistent, harmonious paintings. Color Theory doesn’t need to be complicated nor involve lengthy charts to consult. Learn how to use only six oil colors (plus white) to create every color of paint previously purchased one tube at a time. Using this method will set the artist on the way to mastering color temperature, values, and intensity. Note: It is imperative to purchase the exact oil colors given in the supply list. It is also imperative to use the same brand of paint. Please do not bring any color that says “hue” on the label.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Renee Palmer-Jones, www.RPJfineart.com
Cost: $95 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Value, Value, Value: Introduction to Scratchboard"
May 14-15, 2022
 

Scratchboard, as in black and white photography, draws its drama by including the widest range of light to dark in each “painting.” The process itself 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. The challenge is to remember you are creating various grey tones all the way to white (depending on the amount of scratching you do to remove the black). It is a thrill mid-process because your imagery emerges with each stroke.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Rhonda Nass
Cost: $175 + $15 kit fee
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


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

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


"Photography Basics and Adobe Lightroom Post-Processing"
May 21-22, 2022
 

Day 1: Field Day at Parfrey’s Glen State Natural Area. In the field, we’ll cover how to use aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and focusing to perfect your compositions and exposures. Day 2: Post-Processing and Adobe Lightroom at River Arts Studio. In the studio, we’ll spend time learning to process the photos you took on Day 1 using Adobe Lightroom. Students should bring their cameras and any necessary cords, laptop and charger, and a notepad.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Mike Murray
Cost: $60
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


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

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


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

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


"California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™"
June 2-5, 2022
 

Absolutely no drawing experience necessary in David Lobenberg’s California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture™ workshop. He uses a reference photo and tracing technique that’s super simple to execute. Throughout the course of the workshop, artists learn: How to shoot dramatic, stylistic reference photos with a smart phone and natural daylight. How to utilize a simple photo/tracing technique to prepare for the painting process. How to bust through the color barrier. How to mix gutsy colors with a minimal five-color palette. How to merge positive and negative stencil embellishment techniques into their portraits. Artists will have the where-with-all to follow their own path towards creating California Vibe Watercolor Portraits™! For more information, visit lobenbergart.com and Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and on YouTube.
 
Location: Huntsville, Alabama
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $575 Museum members/ $625 non-members
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Website, email, 256-535-6372


"Dafford Murals Master Workshop"
June 6-18, 2022
 

West Kentucky Community and Technical College’s Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) announces the Dafford Murals Master Workshop, an intensive introduction to the materials, processes, and techniques of renowned muralist Robert Dafford. During this twelve-day hands-on workshop, June 6-18, 2022, Dafford will share his process from start to finish, with students applying these lessons on interior wall panels before moving onsite to the riverfront. Dafford’s team will complete the murals in the following weeks. Artists may apply to participate through submission of works samples through CaFÉ, an online application and jurying site at bit.ly/3m1AoTs. Submissions must be received by January 31, 2022. Accepted applicants will be notified by February 18, 2022.
 
Location: Paducah, Kentucky
Instructor: Robert Dafford
Cost: $795
Sponsor: Paducah School of Art and Design
Website, email, 270-534-3902


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

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


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

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


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

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


"Color Theory Through Watercolor"
August 2, 2022
 

Understanding color is essential to creating work that captivates the eye and evokes certain moods or emotions. Through a series of fun exercises you will learn to understand tints, shades, and tone, the color wheel, complementary colors, warm and cool colors, and color schemes. You will make useful charts and swatches that can be used for future reference. Whether you are just starting out or have some experience with watercolor, this class will help you masterfully mix color, no matter what your medium or level of experience. This is one in a series of five classes designed to be taken in sequence or individually.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Cost: $100
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Abstract Artist Retreat 2022"
August 6, 2022
 

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


"Abstract Artist Retreat 2022"
August 6, 2022
 

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


"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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


"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
Website, email


"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
Website, email


"Bold & Colorful Watercolors"
ongoing
 

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: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Rustic Textures: Personal Project"
ongoing
 

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: $450
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


 

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