Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Art Journaling: From the Garden"
Tuesdays, May 24 - June 28, 2022
 

Using the spring and summer seasons as a starting point, learn how to commit your life’s memories to book form though engaging prompts and practical tips. Art journaling allows you to document your feelings and life events in a meaningful and creative format through a calming, personally expressive practice. Fuse words with imagery though drawing, watercolor pencil, and more to organize your thoughts and preserve your experiences. No drawing experience is necessary.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Dressler Smith
Cost: $295
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting Animals in Casein and Gouache"
Wednesdays, May 25 - June 29, 2022
 

Cats, dogs, horses, birds, even fantasy animals like dragons have enriched the history of art! Whether done as portraits or as part of your own personal art study, painting animals convincingly adds a rich element to any artist’s vocabulary. Basics, such as composition, color, drawing accuracy and animal anatomy will be part of this course, but rendering textures like fur and feathers, which bring animals to life on the canvas will be a special focus. Although students can work in any medium, the weekly demonstrations will be done in casein and gouache. Art historical examples and contemporary uses of animal imagery, as well as student discussion of their own work will also be a major part of the sessions.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Fred Danziger
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Watercolor Creations"
May 25, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
May 25, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
May 26, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"In-Depth Watercolor (Summer Session 1)"
Fridays, May 27 - July 1, 2022
 

Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"From Austria with Love - Watercolor Painting"
May 27-28, 2022
 

In this online workshop, Gourav will show several of his techniques to achieve depth, color harmony and contrast in a painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Gourav Dutta
Cost: $148 for 7 hours until May 10 then reg price of $198
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
May 27, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"The Art of the Portrait"
May 28, 29, July 2, 2022
 

Delve deep into the intricacies of portraiture watercolor painting with world-class artist Marcos Beccari. As one of the leading artists revolutionizing watercolor portraiture, Beccari brings this class an incredible perspective and approach to painting that can be transformative for artists of all backgrounds. Students will explore the design process from drawing to tonal study to color portrait during three live demonstrations as Marcos takes students behind the scenes of his approach. Using photo references, students will receive guided resources for their own journey expanding the limits of watercolor portraiture. Over these two days, students will breathe life into their portraits while leaving with a good understanding of watercolor painting and the complexities and opportunities in painting the human figure.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Marcos Beccari
Cost: $240
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Watercolor Plunge"
Saturdays, May 28 - July 2, 2022
 

Join Tony Rosati, PAFA BFA faculty and accomplished watercolorist, in this live Zoom class designed for those with little or no experience in watercolor. Acquire a thorough grounding in basic watercolor materials and techniques, including papers, brushes and pigments, as well as transparent and opaque painting methods. Gain the the confidence to continue to work with watercolor beyond the workshop.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Rosati
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Alla Prima Landscape Painting"
Sundays, May 29 - July 3, 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


"Watercolor Creations"
June 1, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 1, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Watercolor Adventures in Southwest France - Session II"
June 2-9, 2022
 

Join Janet and Steve Rogers for their Watercolor Adventure in France! - two workshops – June 2-9 Session I - and/or - June 10 – 17, 2022 Session II. Hurry to sign up – www.hautbaran.com or call 386-451-8441 or 386-562-8118 (Janet or Steve). Cost $2950 – includes tours with William Haas, travel (excluding airfare), instruction with Janet & Steve, gourmet meals, lodging with private bath in beautiful accommodations – indoor state-of-the art studio w/travel easels, stools for travel to painting sites . All you have to bring are some papers, paint and brushes! (and of course your personal stuff!) A dream trip – not to be missed! Beauty and Laughter are free!!!
 
Location: Puy-l'Eveque, France
Instructor: Janet Rogers and Steve Rogers
Cost: $2950
Sponsor: Domaine du Haut Baran
Website, email, 386-451-8441


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 2, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"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


"Entrance to Red Cliff Canyon - Watercolor Painting"
June 3-4, 2022
 

We’ll use the reference photo to inspire without feeling like we need to duplicate or copy. Blocking in the large value shapes and letting the paint mix and flow freely will allow for a dynamic underpainting. The challenge & the key will be to know what needs to be added and what is best left alone. Sometimes, if we can trust the process and be open to those “happy accidents,” the painting almost paints itself!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kristi Grussendorf, AWS
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
June 3, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Online: Hummingbirds in Motion Watercolor Workshop"
June 4-7, 2022
 

In this online watercolor workshop we will paint a realistic hummingbird with motion in the wings. Along with the wet-on-wet technique for motion and soft edges; students will learn color and value techniques to create the shiny feathers. Paint along as Lorraine walks you through the process, step-by-step. Note: Reference photo, supply list, and instructions, are provided prior to the class. Students need to have access to a computer with video and audio during the class. Videos of the lessons are made available to the students and do not expire. Time - 4pm to 7pm (Mountain Time).
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lorraine Watry
Cost: $170.00
Website, email, 719-291-2748


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


"Watercolor: Starting Small"
June 7-8, 2022
 

Sometimes beginners just starting out can find mid-size to large canvases daunting and a little scary. I find it much less stressful to paint small in the beginning! Join us for some fun exploring, learning, or reviewing some watercolor basics and techniques to build on. On our first day, we will be painting some 5” by 7” paintings. These can be placed in small frames or used as greeting cards or to start a notebook for future reference as you continue on your watercolor journey. On our second day, we learn to use a grid to take one of our smaller pieces to the larger 9 by 12 piece while keeping it in perspective. Hope to see you there!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Wendy Cunico
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor Unleashed – A Landscape of Cliffs, Rocks & Boulders"
Tuesdays, June 7 - July 12, 2022
 

Rocks, Pebbles, Boulders, Cliffs: the “bedrock” of landscape painting. Creating the shapes and depth of individual rocks and rocky outcroppings, learning to combine many rocks and pebbles into a single collective shape that says “rock” without detailing each is crucial to successful landscape painting. This class will focus on the challenge of painting a landscape in which rocks, boulders and cliffs are a significant feature. A photo will be provided for your use, but you are always welcome and encouraged to paint from your own reference material. There will be demos, instruction and individual critique throughout the Zoom class. All levels are welcome and encouraged to attend. The only prerequisite is an attitude of joy in the act of painting!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Julie Gilbert Pollard
Cost: $315 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 8, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Watercolor Creations"
June 8, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 9, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Painting in the Loire Valley: Travel Sketching in Watercolor"
June 10-17, 2022
 

We will spend an amazing week in the Loire Valley filling our watercolor journals with memories for a lifetime and inspiration for larger paintings back home. Kathy will share how she chooses and composes a composition with quick colorful sketches. As a master plein air artist at the Olmsted Plein Air Invitational (2016) and Olmsted Georgia Color (2019 & 2020), she has a wealth of painting knowledge to share with you, no matter what your level of experience. We will travel light with a small pack of supplies that can easily fit into your backpack or satchel. Kathy will work with each of you individually to create your best watercolor sketches. Kathy has a love for art, adventure and people.
 
Location: Saint Pierre de Corps, France
Instructor: Kathy Rennell Forbes, www.RennellForbes.com
Cost: $3,590
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
June 10, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Watercolor Adventures in Southwest France - Session II"
June 10-17, 2022
 

Join Janet and Steve Rogers for their Watercolor Adventure in France! - two workshops – June 2-9 Session I - and/or - June 10 – 17, 2022 Session II. Hurry to sign up – www.hautbaran.com or call 386-451-8441 or 386-562-8118 (Janet or Steve). Cost $2950 – includes tours with William Haas, travel (excluding airfare), instruction with Janet & Steve, gourmet meals, lodging with private bath in beautiful accommodations – indoor studio w/travel easels, stools to travel to painting sites or paint in comfortable state-of-the-art studio at Haut Baran. A dream trip – not to be missed! Beauty and Laughter are free!!!
 
Location: Puy-l'Eveque, France
Instructor: Janet Rogers and Steve Rogers
Cost: $2950
Sponsor: Domaine du Haut Baran
Website, email, 386-451-8441


"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


"Watercolour Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
June 11-17, 2022
 

Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The instructor will support you in experimentation and surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the bold use of colour. The workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Plein Air Painting Central Oregon"
June 13-15, 2022
 

Preserve your memories in a reminiscent and unparalleled way. A photograph is evidence of your visit, but a sketch of the same will bring back the feeling of the day, the smell of the local cafe and the feel of the culture. David Lobenberg will teach the six universal skill sets of drawing, as well as, critical compositional, color, and value strategies. David’s watercolor paintings can be found in private, public, and corporate collections across the country. His work has been featured in American Artist, Southwest Art, and American Art Collector magazines to name a few.
 
Location: Bend, Oregon
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Italian Language & Painting Workshop"
June 13-30, 2022
 

For those who love Italy and wish to combine learning the Italian language with painting its spectacular scenery, we offer a true “cultural vacation.” Elisa Bassetti is Director of the Artelingua Language School which specializes in teaching Italian Language and Culture as a second and foreign language. The Italian language course is divided into two parts: standard Italian and Italian for Arts. The second part is preparatory for the painting workshop that follows with artist Arnhild Kart. This uniquely immersive workshop will be held in the beautiful, family-run Hotel Le Fontanelle with an excellent restaurant.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Elisa Bassetti & Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2650 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Watercolor Creations"
June 15, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 15, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 16, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Southern Skies in Watercolor"
June 16-17, 2022
 

Low Country skies, whether at sunrise or sunset, or during those lazy days on the beach are always a joy to experience! In this two-day workshop, Jan will show students her special tips and techniques to help them learn to paint not only skies but clouds in a realistic, beautiful way!
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Jan Ross
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
June 17, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Street in Santorini - Watercolor Painting"
June 18-19, 2022
 

George Politis paints in watermedia and lives in Thessaloniki in Greece. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Greece and in international exhibitions and contests. This watercolor painting class is live and interactive on Zoom. It is intended for Intermediate to Advanced level students.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: George Politis, RI, AWS
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


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

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


"Painting Portraits from Photos"
June 20-24, 2022
 

Though often viewed as intimidating and challenging, painting the figure can be just as approachable as a still life and landscape, and brings with its accomplishment a unique satisfaction and reward. Ted will discuss the pitfalls and pluses of painting from photographic reference as well as how to achieve spontaneity, character, and life in your paintings. Class will include daily demonstrations and one-on-one interaction with class members. As Ted shares the specific techniques he uses to bring excitement to his figurative work, you will find your paintings taking on a new life. And, experience great fun in the process! Ted Nuttall is a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and Watercolor West.
 
Location: Bend, Oregon
Instructor: Ted Nuttall, www.tednuttall.com
Cost: $795 for Full days, $400 for 1/2 days
Sponsor: Cascade Fine Art Workshops
Website, email, (541) 408-5524


"Eat Paint Live The Cotswolds Art Retreat"
June 20-24, 2022
 

Famous for its idyllic towns and villages, its castles and palaces and soft rolling landscapes, The Cotswolds is one of England’s most picturesque areas. This small-group art retreat includes accommodation at a Cotswolds country cottage and farm, plus 4 days and nights of sketching excursions to Oxford, Blenheim Palace and more. All levels welcome, recommended media: watercolors, gouache, inks, pencils, pastels.
 
Location: Cheltenham, England
Instructor: Anne Kupillas and Charles Leon
Cost: $2900
Sponsor: Eat Paint Live
Website, email, 562-362-0976


"Elephants in Watercolor"
June 21-22, 2022
 

Carol will share her unique watercolor techniques, painting from background to foreground, using dynamic and inventive color. You will create one painting each day. Learn how to paint loosely in watercolor— all the while keeping your subject representational and how to push color by exploring different and unusual color combinations.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter, www.carol-carter.com
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting in the French Alps: Watercolor Painting Workshop"
June 21-28, 2022
 

This workshop is focused on the plein-air experience. We will be painting in breathtaking locations in the French Alps where subject matter ranges from bucolic mountain scenes with French barn buildings to lakeside scene with boats as well as busy streets/ town settings. Frank Eber works in a direct, loose style influenced by the Old World masters. Typical in his art are color mixes and light that evoke nostalgia while remaining absolutely in the present. Frank’s watercolor workshops reach beyond technique, encouraging individual expression and observing the elusive balance of forces that create beauty in painting.
 
Location: Haute-Savoie, France
Instructor: Frank Eber, AWS, NWS
Cost: $3,590
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolor Creations"
June 22, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 22, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 23, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"TGIF! Open Studio No Instructor"
June 24, 2022
 

All levels of experience welcomed! Learn at your own pace! Join our family of artists drawing a live, clothed model or bring your own artistic project to work on! NSVA provides the model and the studio space. There will be no instructor, but many artists are willing to share their advice and artistic wisdom! The cost is $20 per class model fee.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Cost: $20 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Landscape Painting In Watercolor: The Summer Scene"
June 25-26, 2022
 

Learn to paint the summer landscape! Class covers important ideas in technique, color, and composition ideas for capturing the summer scene. Online 2-Day Weekend Workshop. Includes Pre-Class Info Sheet with Drawing Layouts and other class info; Four Painting Sessions with Demos and Paint Along Projects; End of Day Critique With Personal Advice and Suggestions; and Class Recordings For Review.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Tony Conner Studios
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


"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


"Venice Canals- Rustic Textures and Reflective Water"
June 25-26, 2022
 

In this course I will show you how to paint the seemingly complex textures and reflections we all associate with Venice. At the heart of all good paintings there is the narrative of what you specifically want to say about your subject. For this painting that subject is time and its effects on buildings and how water can be used to illuminate them in unique ways. Confidence in your brush strokes and mark making is the most important tool in a watercolorist’s arsenal. Instead of painting and reacting to what is happening on the page my goal is to teach you to anticipate what will take place and plan ahead so you are not left guessing at what to do next.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Iain Stewart, AWS
Cost: $198 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Lines, Forms, Shapes: Geometric Inspirations for Painting Workshop"
June 26, 2022
 

Geometry has been a source of interest, beauty and creative inspiration for the artist through the ages. Geometry and geometric forms are all around us: lines, forms, and shapes can be seen in everything from architecture to plant life to seashells. Artist and educator Michael Smith will guide you through several non-mathematical working methods inspired by geometry in this one-day workshop, designed to enhance your ongoing body of work or be the starting point for a new one. Create a painting in the medium of your choice: acrylic, gouache or watercolor while you work from your own reference photographs, magazines, books or digital imagery.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Michael Smith
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"People on the street in Watercolor"
June 27-28, 2022
 

In this course, you will learn simple techniques for working with negative space, making an easy way to create figures. We will be focusing on how to: Build a body in three-dimensional space using a simple understanding of the form; Correct light distribution to create volume; Build a color palette with the choice of basic and complementary colors for human skin tone. The work will be done step by step. You can expect plenty of individual attention and helpful demonstrations all the time.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Solovyev, NEWS
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolor Creations"
June 29, 2022
 

The Watercolor Creations class is for students who have come through the Beginning Watercolor Class or who have a solid foundation with watercolor painting. This class is held every Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 29, 2022
 

Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held on Wednesday afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"'Greens without a single green' in Watercolor"
June 29-30, 2022
 

Come and join me as we paint this lovely sunlit scene along a quiet British canal with all its glorious summer foliage. We will be painting all this verdant greenery without a single green in our palette by mixing our own colour combinations to produce a vibrant watercolour. Don’t be put off by the old adage ‘watercolours are difficult’, you just need to plan ahead and keep your colours clean…and don’t overmix! I will guide you through each stage of the painting in bite sized chunks so that you can build up the picture with confidence and have a finished painting at the end of the sessions. So why not join me …it really can be fun!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Barry Herniman
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Thursday Open Studio with Instructor - All Mediums"
June 30, 2022
 

Thursday Open Studio with Instructor is the class for the student wanting to unleash their creative spirit! Come ready to explore, create, and enjoy! Classes held Thursdays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
 
Location: Jupiter, Florida
Instructor: Peggy Kirkwood
Cost: $50 per class
Sponsor: The New Studio For The Visual Arts
Website, email, 561-295-5712


"Watercolour Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
July 2-8, 2022
 

Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The instructor will support you in experimentation and surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the bold use of colour. The workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Painting Birds in Watercolor"
Wednesdays, July 6-27, 2022
 

Get loose, go outside the lines, and be unafraid of your watercolors! During this 4-week course, Kim will guide students through several different approaches to painting birds -- a very direct painting approach, a wet into wet approach, and a unique “throwing paint” approach. Students will learn to relax and open up their creativity and imaginations. Although, continue to explore additional techniques around the making of shapes, using color combinations, simultaneously designing foreground and background, taking advantage of soft and hard edges, students will gain confidence in reaching the point where they realize their painting is done.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kim Johnson Nechtman
Cost: $210 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Color and Design in Gouache"
Thursdays, July 7 - August 11, 2022
 

Learn the essentials of color mixing and harmony using gouache paint (opaque watercolor) – essential information for artists in all media. Develop your understanding of value, color temperature, and simultaneous contrast through a series of guided exercises using limited palettes. Basic techniques of painting with gouache will also be covered including control of flow, paint application and brush work. Subjects will include repeat pattern design, perspective drawing, tessellations, and making copies of masterworks.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Kate Samworth
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"In-Depth Watercolor (Summer Session 2)"
Fridays, July 8 - August 12, 2022
 

Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Painting & Poetry Workshop"
July 9, 2022
 

Do you jot down writings as you paint? Or maybe you have an ongoing writing practice. Join award winning poet and watercolor artist Cathleen Cohen and explore the link between painting and poetry. Deepen and expand your creative process even if you've never written a poem before! Make your artist statement more engaging! Draw and paint with watercolor and write in response to helpful prompts in a supportive environment. Examine how artists like Jean Arp, Kenneth Patchen and Wassily Kandinsky linked the written word and visual art. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Cathleen Cohen
Cost: $80
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Moving To Mastery In Watercolor"
July 10, 2022
 

This is an in-depth program for those looking to increase the accomplishment and professionalism in their work. You’ll Learn A Conscious Approach To Watercolor Painting Based On Proven Methods In Composition And Color Have you “hit a wall” in your watercolor painting. It’s because mastering technique only takes you so far. The secret to breaking through is really no secret. This online seminar will show you the way with proven ideas in composition and practical color theory. This course is built on an expanded schedule that allows time for individual work and one-on-one coaching/critique sessions.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $875
Sponsor: Tony Conner Art & Illustration
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


"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


"Plein Air in the Park"
Sundays, July 10-31, 2022
 

Capture the colors of summer en plein air through vibrant watercolor and pastel. Become comfortable and confident with the practice of working outdoors, using either or both mediums, at picturesque Lemon Hill and other select locations around the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Fairmount Park. Instruction will cover means of accurately and expressively depicting outdoor sites, pastel drawing and layering methods, watercolor painting techniques, mixed media applications, color mixing, and the history and capabilities of each medium. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Keith Leitner
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"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


"Botanical Drawing & Painting Intensive"
July 11-15, 2022
 

Explore flowers and other natural forms, beginning with line and value drawing and progressing to full-color rendering in watercolor and mixed media. Topics will include sighting techniques, line quality, tone and value, creation of depth, composition, texture, and basic color. All levels welcome. Tuition includes a $10 materials fee for floral subjects, provided.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Linda Gist
Cost: $405
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


"Intuitive Painting with Ink, Watercolor and Gouache"
July 13-16, 2022
 

This workshop is designed to teach all levels of students to paint intuitively, starting without preconceived notions or outcome. There will be no preliminary planning or drawing. Process will dictate direction as students use watercolor, ink and gouache to implement elements and principles of design. Instruction will start with random ink marks, then color using a mixture of ink, watercolor and gouache to create a library of design elements. There will be regular comments and evaluation of work in progress concerning relationships between elements and principles. It is entirely possible finished work may be representational, but the goal is work which is compositionally pleasing and aligned with the artist's personal aesthetic.
 
Location: Lowell, Michigan
Instructor: Stan Kurth
Cost: $480
Sponsor: Franciscan Life Process Center
Website, email, 616-897-7842


"Painting the Self Portrait with Mary Whyte"
July 14-15, 2022
 

Join Mary Whyte for a Zoom Workshop focusing on the Art of the Self Portrait. For centuries, artists like Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Sargent and Wyeth, periodically turned their focus inward for a reflective self portrait. During this time of the pandemic, historic changes, new insights and self-quarantine, many artists worldwide are doing the same. Using a standalone mirror, Mary will demonstrate and guide you through the techniques of planning your unique composition, drawing, mixing flesh color and creating a background that tells your story. She will also talk about maintaining your pose, avoiding mistakes and will also give personal critiques and tips for marketing your work.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Mary Whyte
Cost: $595
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Paint The Ocean and Seascapes In Watercolor"
July 16-17, 2022
 

Learn to paint the the ocean and seascapes. Class covers important ideas, methods and techniques for your seascape paintings. Online 2-Day Weekend Workshop. Includes Pre-Class Info Sheet with Drawing Layouts and other class info; Four Painting Sessions with Demos and Paint Along Projects; End of Day Critique With Personal Advice and Suggestions; and Class Recordings For Review.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Tony Conner Art & Illustration
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


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

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


"Watercolor From the Beginning"
August 1, 2022
 

Learn everything you need to build a strong foundation for getting started in watercolor. Receive detailed information on paper, paint, and brushes explained clearly and demonstrated with helpful visual aids. Practice mixing colors, learn how to do basic washes, and find out about special techniques unique to watercolor. 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


"Pre-College: Watercolor"
August 1-5, 2022
 

Explore the vibrant and subtle possibilities of watercolor painting. Learn the fundamentals of the medium through transparent and opaque painting methods. Work from still life, old master photographs, and the cityscape. All levels welcome.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Sherif Habashi
Cost: $400
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"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


"Watercolor Landscapes"
August 3, 2022
 

Translate the beauty of nature into watercolor paintings by learning to paint skies, trees, water, mountains, and rocks. This intermediate class will help you learn how to develop a strategy for building depth in your work and how to focus the center of interest using color and value. Lessons on technique for building texture, and how to use masking to pressure the white of the page, will be covered. 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 Watercolor Exploration"
August 4, 2022
 

Watercolors have the reputation of being the most challenging painting medium. The unforgiving white of the paper and the uncontrollable nature of water make it intimidating. Through exercises participants will learn how forgiving white paper can be and how to control water and pigment. Focusing on color and composition, participants will practice techniques while creating a series of abstract paintings. 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


"Watercolor Still Life With Flowers"
August 5, 2022
 

For beginner or experienced watercolor painters, this class will focus on building form, choosing colors that harmonize, as well as painting shadows and backgrounds. Students will bring objects that they are interested in painting, and can make simple attainable compositions with fruit and vegetables, or challenge themselves with crystal and silver. Tips on painting flowers, vases, and water will be included. 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


"Painting the Self Portrait with Mary Whyte"
August 8-9, 2022
 

Picture yourself painting with internationally acclaimed watercolorist, Mary Whyte in Santa Fe, NM. Mary will guide you through the techniques of planning your compositions, drawing, mixing color and creating great backgrounds. She will show you how to work with the model, avoid mistakes and give personal critiques and great tips for marketing your work. Enjoy lots of painting action and one-on-one instruction. Mary’s work is in many corporate and museum collections, and has been featured in International Artist, American Artist, Artist Magazine, and American Art Collector magazines. She has been awarded the Portrait Society of America's Gold Medal.
 
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Instructor: Mary Whyte
Cost: $1000
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Gouache Techniques"
Thursdays, August 11-25, 2022
 

This three-week online workshop is designed to help new painters become familiar with gouache, a fantastic portable medium for plein air. Students will start small and learn the foundational principles of landscape painting in an accessible step-by-step format. Gouache techniques covered will include color mixing, washes, and application through weekly exercises and demos. Composition, values, and color concepts will be covered in the online lectures. The main goal of this workshop is to help develop the skills and confidence needed for new painters to get out to paint and enjoy the process! Total beginners are welcomed, but this class is also a great refresh for painters switching mediums or wanting to get outside.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Judd Mercer
Cost: $300 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Skies and Clouds in Watercolor"
August 13-14, 2022
 

Learn to paint skies and clouds using the best characteristics of watercolor! Watercolor is perfect for creating light, transparent skies and clouds with subtle light and shade effects. Learn and practice the simple techniques that make painting both a cinch! Online 2-Day Weekend Workshop. Includes Pre-Class Info Sheet with Drawing Layouts and other class info; Four Painting Sessions with Demos and Paint Along Projects; End of Day Critique With Personal Advice and Suggestions; and Class Recordings For Review.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Tony Conner Studios
Website, email, 1-802-375-5548


"Bold & Beautiful Watercolors"
August 26-28, 2022
 

Join this live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings of the class. Painting loosely doesn't just 'happen'; it comes from gaining a comfortable level with your skills and materials. However, some techniques can speed up this process. This workshop will focus on using value studies from the outset to identify the large shapes in a scene. We will then complete color painting lessons together. Demonstration paintings will be done by Andy to reinforce the day’s lessons. 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. This class will give you the tools and confidence to do just that.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Little Black Book"
August 28, 2022
 

Create your own decorated papers and then turn them into a hand-bound book. The interior pages of the book will be created with sumi ink and white gouache. The spine will be stitched with beads. Once the book is bound, fun begins as each page becomes a canvas full of creative techniques including embossing, folding, cutting windows, adding tags and embellishments, and collage.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Roann Mathias
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"My Meander Map"
August 28, 2022
 

I’m blown away by Harold Fisk’s 1944 folio of illustrations that document changes to the course of the Mississippi River over thousands of years. Come explore Fisk’s techniques that express space and time in a single image. We’ll start by selecting pages from vintage sources – encyclopedias, sheet music, ledgers, and maps! Reference the twists and turns of today’s Mississippi and create your own river on one sheet by drawing and cutting it out. Then, start imagining where that river flowed before. We’ll be painting with only four colors of watercolor and/or gouache, and drawing with Micron pens and graphite pencils. When your painted page is complete, you’ll glue your river on top for a unique mixed media piece.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Carole Spelic
Cost: $152
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Painting in the French Alps: Watercolor Sketching Workshop"
September 2-9, 2022
 

Come along with me to France for a week of painting the French Alps. All the logistics will be taken care of – all you have to do is relax and enjoy as we sketch Alpine meadows, cobblestoned villages, wooden chalets with flowery boxes and spectacular lakes and mountains. We’ll also paint in Annecy, known as the Venice of the North, a beautiful medieval city surrounded by canals and mountains. We’ll capture these once-in-a-lifetime experiences on the pages of our travel journals. The workshop is suitable for all levels, but some experience with drawing and watercolor would be helpful.
 
Location: Haute-Savoie, France
Instructor: Leslie Fehling, www.lesliefehling.com
Cost: $3,390
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolour Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
September 3-9, 2022
 

Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The instructor will support you in experimentation and surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the bold use of colour. The workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Watercolour Workshop with Mariette Egreteau"
September 10-16, 2022
 

Mariette Egreteau Martelli was born in France but now lives in Arezzo, where she has been a teacher for more than thirty years. She has a scientific background and has always been interested in the link between science and art, with her curiosity fully satisfied in the spectacle offered by nature. Light playing on ordinary objects, and the transparency of sky and water are her favourite subjects. She mostly uses watercolour to express herself, for its immediacy and union between water and light. She is bilingual in French and Italian and fluent in English. The workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Mariette Egreteau Martelli
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Painting in Spain: Travel Sketching in Watercolor"
September 10-17, 2022
 

The best thing about our itinerary for travel sketching in Spain is the sheer breadth of subjects to choose from — that, and the near-magical light and colour of this unique part of the world. In our week together I’ll teach you techniques for capturing the close-up and colourful in villages and towns, as well as the distant and scenic on the magical coast of Costa Brava. We’ll sketch the sea, majestic cliffs, boats, a botanical garden, a castle, a medieval village, etc… In true travel sketching tradition, we’ll pack light — carrying a small bag for art materials and a folding stool (that will be provided). This workshop is designed to give you confidence sketching wherever you are.
 
Location: Calella de Palafrugel, Spain
Instructor: Shari Blaukopf, shariblaukopf.com
Cost: $3,390
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting in Spain: Watercolor Painting & Journaling"
September 17-24, 2022
 

Join us on the Costa Brava of Spain and experience daily demonstrations, personalized instruction, and, encouraging support. We show you how to design and simplify your subject, draw confidently, jazz up your colors, paint with serendipity and experiment with new techniques. Enjoy creating colorful paintings with an emphasis on your own unique point of view. We look forward to returning to dreamy Spain and sharing the adventure with you. We have already been there with French Escapade a few years ago and can’t wait to be back! We’ll explore the inspiring coast of the Costa Brava and charming villages as we make the most of our painting time together.
 
Location: Calella de Palafrugel, Spain
Instructor: Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
Cost: $3,390
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolor Painting: Landscapes, Skies, and Water"
September 17-18, 2022
 

Treat yourself to two days of painting with Lee Mothes! Beginners and returning students are welcome, as well as anyone who wants to try new techniques. Lee will start by demonstrating watercolor techniques in capturing cloud patterns, sunlight-on-water, landforms, foliage, and the sense of distance in hills or mountains. Then the class will start painting. Lee will help each student with setting up colors on a palette, how to use brushes, create washes with colors, plus offer tips on perspective and composition. You may choose to work in graphite pencil, color pencils or ink along with watercolor. Lee will provide a list of drawing and watercolor supplies.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Lee Mothes
Cost: $165
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Capturing the Magic of Tuscany"
September 22-30, 2022
 

Join me for a magical painting and sketching vacation workshop in Tuscany, Italy - a trip of a lifetime for artists & art enthusiasts, combining Renaissance art, history, culture, watercolor painting, and Tuscan cousin and wine! We will spend our first 2 days in Florence, immersing ourselves in Renaissance art and architecture, seeing works of Renaissance masters such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. We will then transfer to a 16th -century renovated family-owned farmhouse with its history, winery and a spectacular view. We will be painting on the beautiful grounds of the farmhouse as well as during the excursion to Siena, Pienza and Bagno Vigoni. You will also be enjoying authentic Tuscan cuisine, wine tour and cooking course.
 
Location: Florence, Trequanda, Italy
Instructor: Yuki Hall, TWSA
Cost: $3,400
Website, email, 937-679-2464


"Watercolour Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
October 1-7, 2022
 

Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The instructor will support you in experimentation and surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the bold use of colour. The workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"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


"Watercolour Workshop with Mariette Egreteau"
October 22-28, 2022
 

Mariette Egreteau Martelli was born in France but now lives in Arezzo, where she has been a teacher for more than thirty years. She has a scientific background and has always been interested in the link between science and art, with her curiosity fully satisfied in the spectacle offered by nature. Light playing on ordinary objects, and the transparency of sky and water are her favourite subjects. She mostly uses watercolour to express herself, for its immediacy and union between water and light. She is bilingual in French and Italian and fluent in English. The workshop will be held in the fabulously restored Giomici’s Castle dating back to the eleventh century.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Mariette Egreteau Martelli
Cost: 2200 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Italian Language & Painting Workshop"
October 24-31, 2022
 

For those who love Italy and wish to combine learning the Italian language with painting its spectacular scenery, we offer a true “cultural vacation.” Elisa Bassetti is Director of the Artelingua Language School which specializes in teaching Italian Language and Culture as a second and foreign language. The Italian language course is divided into two parts: standard Italian and Italian for Arts. The second part is preparatory for the painting workshop that follows with artist Arnhild Kart. This uniquely immersive workshop will be held in the beautiful, family-run Hotel Le Fontanelle with an excellent restaurant.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Elisa Bassetti & Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2650 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Travel Sketching in Watercolor"
October 26-31, 2022
 

Join me for 4 days of sketching with watercolor in beautiful Santa Barbara. We’ll enjoy the free-flowing and colorful nature of watercolor at its best while sketching and having fun! I’ll help you develop observation skills, color awareness, simple design principles and learn about light and shadows. We’ll investigate various techniques, sketching tools, and approaches to watercolor. Enjoy time with fellow artists, instruction and friendly critiques.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: Brenda Swenson, www.swensonsart.net
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"2022 Día de Muertos Art + Culture Workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico"
October 28 - November 6, 2022
 

Want to experience a hands-on, deep dive into authentic traditions of Day of the Dead? Nowhere is it observed with more color and pageantry than Oaxaca. Immerse yourself in the soulful art scene, indigenous culture, rich culinary and artisanal traditions of this magical city. Gather decorations and offerings for our group altar, make a Muertos sand tapestry, and tin milagros. Field trips include evening visits to cemeteries where graves are lovingly adorned, and master artisan studios. Paint symbolic representations of loved ones - adding natural pigments to make uniquely Oaxacan memories on paper. Mexican artist Pedro Cruz Pacheco shares his extensive repertoire of personal symbols incorporated into his art, and you'll discover and paint your own in this intimate setting.
 
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Instructor: Pedro Cruz Pacheco
Cost: $1850 (lodging including)
Sponsor: Oaxaca Dreams - Pedro Cruz Pacheco
Website, email, 707-575-6801


"On-The-Go Ink-n-Splash Sketching Workshop"
November 1-6, 2022
 

Close by or across the globe, travel light and capture your views with pop and zing. All it takes is a small watercolor palette (with five basic primary colors), a classic Ticonderoga pencil, a black office pen, a medium size watercolor brush, a small water container, and a medium-size sketch book. You are now at the ready to knock off joyful sketches! To keep those sketches rolling, I’ll teach you how to visually K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple) what you see and what you draw and paint.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolor Journaling"
November 1-6, 2022
 

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Santa Barbara for five blissful days, and capture all the fun and memories on the pages of your illustrated watercolor journal. Each day, we’ll sketch outdoors in the warm California sunshine, and I’ll share practical ways to narrow your focus and sketch what you love about a scene. I’ll give you the building blocks for creating dynamic sketchbook pages filled with colorful images, hand lettering, and creative page layouts that complement your images perfectly, and, along the way, I’ll show you practical ways to confidently draw even the trickiest subject matter. If you’ve always wanted to sketch on location, this is a great opportunity to give it a try.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: Leslie Fehling
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolor Painting Workshop"
November 6-11, 2022
 

Join David on a Watercolor Journey, learning the most valuable watercolor concepts and techniques. This workshop will save you countless hours of trial & error by demonstrating approaches in an easily understood manner that will open new doors of discovery and creativity. David will discuss outdoor equipment options, considerations when choosing a composition, value study options to help prepare for the painting process, and provide numerous demonstrations and individual attention. Regardless of your level of experience, you’re almost guaranteed to leave with a handsome work of art, and the skills, concepts, and confidence to take your paintings to a higher level.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: David R. Smith, AWS
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolor Painting"
November 6-11, 2022
 

Come and paint in beautiful, historic Santa Barbara with Carol Carter. We will begin each day with a watercolor tutorial. In the studio, Carol will share her watercolor technique while teaching site specific tutorials gathered from various vistas in Santa Barbara. The workshop will provide templates, reference photos and materials information. After lunch, we will visit the painting site downtown Santa Barbara that will be the topic of our next day painting: time for photography and sketching: the Mission, the Rose garden, the Wharf, the Presidio, the Court House, etc… Relax, enjoy, learn a new watercolor technique or two.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Polar and Panda Bears and Cubs"
November 10-12, 2022
 

Both engaging creatures are synomymous with the color white, but guess what? White fur is like white snow. It often reflects subtle and beautiful ambient colors. And Pandas live in rich forest-likesettings. There is a ton of creative color possibilities, and that is what we will be exploring with both mamas! A simple five-color palette and two round watercolor brushes will be required.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


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

Join Oaxacan watercolor artist Pedro Cruz Pacheco and immerse yourself in the soulful art scene, indigenous culture, rich culinary and artisanal traditions of this magical colonial city, a UNESCO world heritage site. Field trips include a Sunday open air market, artisan studios, Francisco Toledo's CaSa arts center, and a papermaking studio. Use locally sourced natural pigments to make uniquely Oaxacan memories on paper in a handmade artist book. Develop your unique voice and mark making by playing with different materials. Get out of your habitual way of doing things and be surprised by what shows up on paper. Find your symbols, talismans, personal marks - the "secret soul" of things that matter to you and bring them into your painting.
 
Location: Oaxaca, Mexico
Instructor: Pedro Cruz Pacheco & Corrie McCluskey
Cost: $1950 (lodging including)
Sponsor: Oaxaca Dreams - Pedro Cruz Pacheco
Website, email, 707-575-6801


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

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


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

Join me for one week of sketching with watercolor in beautiful Spain. Drawing while traveling is the best way to experience and remember a new place. When we see new sights everything strikes us as unusual, memorable and inspiring. We have a natural desire to admire new vistas, taste new flavors, inhale unusual aromas and record these sensations through taking photos, but also through drawing and writing. For me, drawing while traveling is instinctual, and I am eager to share my passion to fully immerse yourself in a new place through the practice of travel sketching. I will share some of my favorite watercolor techniques and tips on drawing architecture, water, and greenery.
 
Location: Calella de Palafrugel, Spain
Instructor: Rita Sabler, www.ritasabler.com
Cost: $3,390 Before Nov 30th
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


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

We will spend an amazing week in the Loire Valley filling our watercolor journals with memories of a lifetime. Sketching on-location is powerful. The process of drawing imprints what you see into your brain in such a way that years from now, the sounds of the people walking by, the scent of the rain, the feel of the warm air, and much more will all flood back when you look at your sketch. Urban Sketching is about quickly capturing your experiences on paper, and more important, in your mind and heart. In this workshop, I combine my background in architecture and illustration, together with my many years of teaching, to demystify the world of on-location perspective sketching and painting.
 
Location: Saint Pierre de Corps, France
Instructor: Stephanie Bower
Cost: $3,590 ($3,390 before Nov 30th)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


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

Join David on a watercolor journey, in the breathtaking surrounding of the Alps. You will be learning valuable watercolor concepts and techniques. This workshop will save you countless hours of trial & error by demonstrating approaches in an easily understood manner that will open new doors of discovery and creativity.David will discuss outdoor equipment options, considerations when choosing a composition, value study options to help prepare for the painting process, and provide numerous demonstrations and individual attention. Regardless of your level of experience, you’re almost guaranteed to leave with a handsome work of art, and the skills, concepts, and confidence to take your paintings to a higher level.
 
Location: Haute-Savoie, France
Instructor: David R. Smith
Cost: $3,590 ($3,390 before Nov 30th)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting in France: Watercolor Sketching Workshop"
August 25 - September 1, 2022
 

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


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

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


"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


"Rustic Textures"
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 Angus McEwan and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. In this class, Angus will introduce you to using more creative textures in your artwork with purpose and intent. You will be specifically looking at representing wood & rust. Angus will demonstrate a few of the techniques he employs in his work. These will then be applied to an image that Angus will provide. Includes 14 supplementary videos and 17 accompanying PDFs on demonstrations as well as “Colour mixing (optical mixing),” “How I use Colour,” “My palette & Mixing tints,” “Stretching Paper-Gum strip,” and “Stretching to the edge.”
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Capturing Essentials in Landscape"
ongoing
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 2 days of recordings available, 2 personal critiques from Eugen Chisnicean and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Eugen will take you behind the scenes of creating a landscape painting using watercolor. He will share his approach to design and compositional process, introducing "The Language of the Landscape" as a common language between teacher and students. Students will learn how to read and simplify any subject, build their compositions, capture the essentials of their desired landscape, and create mood and atmosphere using a watercolor medium.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Eugen Chisnicean
Cost: $220
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Bold & Colourful 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


"Macroscale Contemporary Landscape"
ongoing
 

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


"Expanding the Limits of Watercolour"
ongoing
 

Enjoy this self-paced class where you will have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. In this intensive but fun course we will experiment with and push watercolor to the limits. This will make you question your understanding of watercolors. This isn’t just about messing around with paint, as we will corral our experimentation into a detailed rendition of surface texture. I will take you through the process step by step, but I will also back this up with videos & pdfs. Enjoy exploring watercolor while learning.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan
Cost: $340
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Language of Landscape"
ongoing
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. In this course, Eugen takes you behind the scenes of creating a landscape painting. He shares his approach to design and compositional process, introducing "The Language of the Landscape" as a common language between teacher and students. Each lesson has step-by-step demonstrations showing in detail various technical approaches to watercolor. The course contains different types of landscape subjects and compositional solutions. This course grows with you! New lessons and teaching ideas will be added regularly and will be accessible to existing students.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Eugen Chisnicean
Cost: $130
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Stories in Painting"
ongoing
 

Enjoy lifetime access to this sequential video series that includes personal critiques from the artist for dynamic & engaging online education. This four-week class is designed to discuss content, meaning, intention, expression, communication of a personal, autobiographical, and narrative painting. I will demonstrate the techniques in executing a watercolor and imbuing it with emotion and symbolism. Every week, we will look at painting with a new lens.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $380
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Loose & Vivid Florals"
ongoing
 

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


 

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