Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Watercolor: Bold and Loose!"
January 28-29, 2022
 

During this workshop, students will learn to paint exciting and expressive watercolors! Students will be painting flowers from fresh arrangements that Grace will bring in on the first day. On day two, students will be painting from a vegetable still life. Students will have the option of working from the floral arrangement again on the second day, instead of the vegetable still life, if they so choose. Over the two days, it is sure to be a fun and lively workshop for anyone who wants to get bold and sassy in their watercolor painting.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Grace Haverty, www.gracehavertyart.com
Cost: $210 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Online Sky Studies Watercolor Workshop"
January 29-30, 2022
 

During this two day, online workshop, students will work along with Lorraine as she demonstrates a variety of skies in small 4”x6” studies (6 to 8, depending on time). We will cover ways to depict soft-fluffy clouds, dramatic sunsets, and stars in the night sky. Learn and use techniques like wet-on-wet, softening edges, layering, and more. Reference photos, drawings, and instructions are emailed prior to the class. Students need to have access to a computer with video and audio during the class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lorraine Watry
Cost: $165.00
Sponsor: Lorraine Watry Studio
Website, email, 719-291-2748


"Painting and Poetry"
January 29 & 30, 2022
 

Do you jot down writings as you paint? Or maybe you have a ongoing writing practice. Join poet and artist Cathleen Cohen in this live Zoom workshop and explore the link between painting and poetry. Deepen and expand your creative process, even if you've never written a poem before! Paint 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. Some experience with drawing and painting recommended.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cathleen Cohen
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Art Journaling: Things Remembered"
January 29, 2022
 

Create an art journal from the fabric of your life! Learn to translate your personal memories and writings into symbolic images and quotes in book form using mixed media drawing, watercolor and collage. Instruction in basic visual art elements and design principles will assist you in crafting a cherished keepsake book or gift for a loved one. No art experience necessary.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Dressler Smith
Cost: $95
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery & Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


"Valentine Mixer in Watercolor"
January 31 - February 1, 2022
 

Enjoy two days of painting Valentine themed watercolors with Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs. We’ll mix it up with a variety of paintings as you try new subjects and explore fun techniques. We will teach you creative brushwork, stylized drawing, mingling colors, stenciling and more. Your colorful paintings will be wonderful Valentine cards. Day One: Cindy Briggs will share her “Quick Sketch” approach for simplified, playful watercolors. Day Two: Theresa Goesling will share her graphic, vibrant style of painting for mini-masterpieces.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"It’s All About the Light"
Tuesdays, February 1-22, 2022
 

Capturing Luminosity in Watercolor while Painting the Landscape, Floral Still life and Architectural Setting. This workshop will focus on techniques in painting the effects of light and movement in a variety of subject matter. Students will gain an understanding about the importance of painting "Light on subjects" not just merely painting the subject. Understanding temperatures of light and shadow, warm and cool colors and working edges will be demonstrated. While using painterly, colorful and impressionistic brushwork, we'll create depth, mood with limited light.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Betty Carr
Cost: $325 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Watercolor Unleashed!"
Tuesdays, February 1 - March 8, 2022
 

Paint a mountain stream with water flowing and cascading beneath red rock formations. Learn how to make water look wet, reflective and splashy! Study will focus on the magnificent subject-matter, watercolor techniques and the creative use of color. Techniques will be demonstrated to address the various puzzles with which the artist is faced when painting this stunning, fascinating and challenging subject! There will be demos, instruction and individual critique throughout the Zoom class.
 
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


"Artist Demonstration by Richard Stephens"
February 2, 2022
 

Richard Stephens is offering a demonstration via Zoom prior to his Lighten Up Loosen Up Watercolor workshop scheduled for February 21-23.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Richard Stephens
Cost: $20 Member | $25 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Beautiful Dordogne-France in Watercolor"
February 3-4, 2022
 

In this workshop, Frank will teach painting principles and above all, how to paint watercolors that look connected, soft and beautiful. We will focus on painting landscapes in snow, using 2 reference paintings of winter scenes.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Frank Eber, AWS
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Stories in Painting"
February 3, 7, 21, 28, March 7
 

Join this small-group live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Students will join Carol as she demonstrates watercolor techniques and addresses how to paint with more emotion and symbolism - sharing her personal concepts and ideas with the class, while students are encouraged to pursue their own imagery. Students will participate in two class critiques where they will share their art and can engage in friendly class discussions that explore why we paint, how we can better communicate our story, and what we can learn from other students. The intention of these conversations is to support students through taking risks, growing their skills, and exploring what art means to them.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $380
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"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


"Guarding the Holiday Tree in Watercolor"
February 5-6, 2022
 

You’ll be supplied with a painting reference photo and an outline drawing to trace onto a half sheet of watercolor paper before the Zoom workshop commences. During the workshop, you’ll follow my step-by-step painting method. Learn how to render winter light through snow covered pine trees.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting Scenes of Tivoli, Italy in Watercolor"
February 7-8, 2022
 

Each painting is pre-recorded allowing for close-ups and review if necessary. I will narrate it live to facilitate easy interaction with you. Fundamentals covered will include: working wet-in-wet, creating a strong composition, evoking a sense of light through the use of values, and manipulating color for its full expressive effect.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Michael Reardon
Cost: $224 for 8 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Painting the Figure from Photographs"
February 7-11, 2022
 

Although painting a person in watercolor may seem daunting, it is every bit as approachable as creating a still life or landscape. Ted will discuss the benefits of photographic reference, as well as how to interpret a photo in order to give life and energy to the subject. In Ted’s daily demonstrations and presentations, he will share his personal approach to painting. Plus, he will introduce the work of other artists with the objective of inspiring enriched seeing and thinking skills. What’s more, significant time is allowed for one-on- one instruction. In an atmosphere that’s both creative and supportive, Ted encourages in each participant a renewed enthusiasm for his or her art – regardless of their skill level.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Ted Nuttall, www.tednuttall.com
Cost: $700 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Reflections in Water - Birds Watercolor Workshop"
February 9-11, 2022
 

Water reflections can be fascinating. The water can act like glass and give an almost perfect reflection of the object or distort the objects due to movement of the surface. This workshop will focus on a swan and its reflection in the water. Students will learn methods to create the puzzle-like reflections in the water by using masking, layering, and wet-on-wet techniques. Next the subject of the reflection, the swan, will be explored as Students learn techniques for creating a realistic likeness of the bird.
 
Location: Harahan, Louisiana
Instructor: Lorraine Watry
Cost: $350.00/$400.00
Sponsor: Louisiana Watercolor Society
Website, email


"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


"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


"Expressive Flowers in Watercolor"
February 12-14, 2022
 

Fresh flowers in the studio will be the inspiration for the beginning of this workshop. Janet will demonstrate various “fun” exercises geared to interpret flowers in a loose and expressive manner. Discovering the unique “nature” of individual flowers and “finding” new colors will be highlighted. Demonstrations and individual help will weave throughout the workshop, with an emphasis on letting the medium of watercolor lead the students to new adventures in watercolor. (Plein Air – in studio!) Some goals include “keeping the whites”, avoiding “mud”, intuitive color and composition. Besides working with students individually and class demos, Janet and attendees will enjoy “Show and Tell” – and opportunity to see class work together and enjoy!
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Janet Rogers
Cost: $375 Member | $415 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"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


"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


"Painting a Scene of a Medieval Village in Watercolor"
February 17-19, 2022
 

Let’s be inspired by this unique medieval village on the Costa Brava in Spain. Pals is a unique village with stone archways, cobblestone streets and wrought balconies adorned with flowers. I will have the pleasure to paint there during my plein-air painting workshop with French Escapade on the Costa Brava scheduled in May 2022. Hope you will join me. Various techniques will be explored that lend themselves to expressing ourselves with watercolor on this thrilling subject. We will use a photo furnished to you by e-mail. I will be teaching live through Zoom, giving you instruction and critique throughout. Still photos of the painting steps will be sent to you via e-mail after the class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Julie G. Pollard
Cost: $249 for 9 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Light | Composition | Emotion – Painting the Still Life"
Saturdays, February 19 - March 12, 2022
 

In Ted’s daily demonstrations and presentations, he shares his personal approach to painting still life from photographs, focusing on light, expression, color and composition. He introduces the work of other artists with the objective of inspiring enriched seeing and thinking skills. Significant time is allowed for one-on-one instruction in an atmosphere that’s both creative and supportive. Ted encourages, in each participant, a renewed enthusiasm for his or her art, regardless of their skill level.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Ted Nuttall, www.tednuttall.com
Cost: $400 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"The Illustrated Letter"
Saturdays, February 19 - March 5, 2022
 

Artists and authors have been illustrating their correspondence for centuries. Picasso, Victor Hugo, Gaugin, Corot and Van Gogh all combined words and pictures when writing to friends—just to name a few. Of course, these artists and authors didn’t have access to email or texts (thank goodness!) And although we do, I think it might be time for a “Slow Letter” movement, much like Slow Food, where we take the time and make the effort to communicate in a more creative, personal way. Join me as we explore this old idea and make it work for us in today’s high-tech world, with words and pictures of our own. All skill levels welcome!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Jane Barton
Cost: $125 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Painting like the Masters: Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor"
Mondays, February 21 - March 28, 2022
 

Learn to paint like the masters by a former Ringling instructor in your medium of choice with simple techniques. Depth and perspective, light and shadow will be covered with personal instruction and demonstrations. Easy subject materials will be provided. A delightful method of creating beach scenes, seascapes, landscapes, florals, abstract, etc. will be introduced. Seasoned artists or complete novices will enjoy these classes. Students can bring their own materials or materials can be purchased from the instructor. Be prepared to have fun while learning.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Renee DiNapoli
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Lighten Up /Loosen Up Watercolors"
February 21-23, 2022
 

When you take a Richard Stephens workshop you will be exposed to three main things: Informative technical information sprinkled with humor and antidotes, entertaining and educational painting demonstrations, and lots of one-on-one time with Richard as he helps you through your individual painting process. Richard has a true passion for watercolor and enjoys the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience with students of all levels. Each day starts with a short presentation on the “topic of the day” determined by the level and interest of the class. It is not so much a lecture as it is a conversation. Richard encourages feedback and questions as he feels we learn from each other and everyone has something important to share.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Richard Stephens
Cost: $410 Member | $450 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Nostalgic Scenes in Watercolor"
February 21-22, 2022
 

In this workshop, we will paint a nostalgic city scene and a vintage car/camper. While doing so, you will learn to: Unify a painting by linking shapes based on values, Mix colors on the paper, Work on different moisture qualities of paper, Create different edge qualities for the shapes, Work with different consistencies of pigment. The class is live and interactive on Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David R. Smith, AWS
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Be Brave and Have Fun"
February 22-24, 2022
 

Unearth fresh and honest art inside yourself and learn to capture it with paint. Herman will teach you to find originality in your own work. Get started with new ideas in a way that is fun and fast. You will learn about color mixing, glazes, composition, drying time, thickness and edges to create an impressionist painting you never thought possible with watercolor. Expect to be challenged to be brave, and to have fun! Herman's works are featured in the books Australian Impressionists and Realist Artists, 120 years of Watercolourist, Artists and Galleries of Australia and New Zealand, and Profile on Contemporary Watercolours.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Herman Pekel
Cost: $625
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Artist Demonstration by Graham Berry"
February 23, 2022
 

Graham Berry is offering a demonstration via Zoom prior to his People at Work & Play in Watercolor workshop scheduled for March 7-9.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Graham Berry
Cost: $20 Member | $25 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Puppy Project in Watercolor"
February 23-24, 2022
 

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


"Reflections in Water"
February 24-25, 2022
 

Join internationally renowned watercolor artist Pablo Ruben Lopez Sanz for a packed two-day workshop to perfect painting reflections in the water. Pablo has spent over a decade specializing in this watercolor technique and will walk you through the process. Students will paint different water reflections and learn the basic knowledge needed to paint an atmospheric landscape. All levels are welcome as this workshop will start from the basics of palette organization, brushes, and picking the right colors. From there, you will work on creating rich landscapes to understand the flow of water over sunken rocks and how to manipulate the water to reflect different atmospheres. Throughout this process, Pablo will be there to provide personal guidance and supervision for all students.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Pablo Ruben Lopez Sanz
Cost: $240
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Painting with Pencils"
February 24, 2022
 

Both regular and watercolor pencils will be explored—demonstrating the amazing effects and ease of use of these versatile materials. One can create richly colored and detailed works that mimic glossy oil paintings or splashy textured acrylic or watercolor paintings, but with no mess and no real set up or clean up needed. Simply start and stop work as you wish! Many techniques will be explored and numerous examples will be available for inspiration. Just pick up a pencil and create your own master work!
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Kathryn Morrill
Cost: $90 Member | $110 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Exploring Watercolor"
Fridays, February 25 - April 1, 2022
 

This class is friendly and supportive, and offers guided instruction and demonstrations. The lessons include: design aspects of planning a composition, use of photo references and live setups, watercolor techniques and discussion of color usage and properties of various pigments.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Gail White
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Kimono Magic: Watercolor & Gold Leaf"
February 25-27, 2022
 

Gold leaf is integral to Japanese art and textiles since the 16th century and have been included in kimonos and obi designs since its introduction. Award-winning artist Carrie Waller has been living and working in Tokyo for over 7 years and is heavily influenced by the designs of Asia. This is an online Zoom workshop. We'll record the sessions for your additional 30 day access. (Hours are 10am-1pm EST on Feb 25, 26 & 27.) Early Bird: $200 by Dec 25.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $240
Sponsor: Beacham Fine Art
Website, email, 843-408-5240


"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


"Shadows and Light"
February 26-27, 2022
 

Join this small-group live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. The unique power of transparent watercolor lies in the fact that the untouched surface of the paper holds all the light the final work can contain. We paint by literally subtracting away enough of this light to tell the luminous stories we design. In this intensive 2-day course, we will look closely at the power of luminous shades and expressive shadows. A deeper understanding of these areas of dark will show us ways we can give the light in our paintings' life and identity.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W Schaller
Cost: $230
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"How to paint shadows and contrasts in Watercolor"
February 26-27, 2022
 

In this online workshop, George will show several of his techniques to achieve striking and successful watercolors, full of textures and contrasts.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: George Politis, RI, AWS
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"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


"Wiegardt’s Painterly Watercolors"
February 28 - March 4, 2022
 

This is a workshop for those who wish to loosen up in watercolor. Painting techniques and a philosophy of design will encourage bold, loose paintings. Eric believes most painting problems are the violation of an elementary painting principle. Lectures will be easily understood and helpful. It is recommended that the student have minimal previous experience. There will be ample time for students to try the concepts presented in a safe environment. Eric will do a completed painting demonstration daily. Subject matter may include land, marine, and streetscapes, florals and interiors.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Eric Wiegardt, www.ericwiegardt.com
Cost: $680 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Blooming Cactus Watercolor Workshop"
March 2-4, 2022
 

When cactus bloom, the desert comes alive with color! In this workshop we will paint a prickly pear cactus with contrasting bright orange/red blooms against a cool green plant. Students will learn methods to create the glowing petals of the flowers in the sunlight. Color mixes for describing the cactus plant and techniques like layering, adjusting a masked area, wet-on-wet, and more. Time permitting, as a contrast to the desert plant, I will also demonstrate how I paint a swan in the water as smaller, bonus painting. Students are welcome to watch or paint along. Instructions, supply list, reference image sent after registration. The workshop video is available to students with no expiration.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Lorraine Watry
Cost: $180
Sponsor: Western Colorado Watercolor Society
Website, email


"Blooming Cactus Watercolor Workshop"
March 2-4, 2022
 

When cactus bloom, the desert comes alive with color! Prickly Pear cactus present beautiful orange, red, yellow, pink or magenta blooms that hummingbirds and other pollinators love. In this in-person workshop we will paint a prickly pear cactus with contrasting bright orange/red blooms against a cool green plant. Students will learn methods to create the glowing petals of the flowers in the sunlight. Color mixes for describing the cactus plant and techniques like layering, adjusting a masked area, wet-on-wet, and more. Bonus: Time permitting we will also do a small swan in water study.
 
Location: Grand Junction, Colorado
Instructor: Lorraine Watry
Cost: $235 members, $270 non-members
Sponsor: Western Colorado Watercolor Society
Website, email, 719-291-2748


"Artist Demonstration by Stan Kurth"
March 2, 2022
 

Stan Kurth is offering a demonstration via Zoom prior to his Intuitive Painting with Ink, Watercolor and Gouache workshop scheduled for March 14-16.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Stan Kurth
Cost: $20 Member | $25 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Watercolor Fundamentals"
Thursdays, March 3 - April 7, 2022
 

Embrace the beauty and versatility of watercolor in this live Zoom class with renowned artist, educator and author Roberto Osti. In-depth demonstration and lecture will acquaint beginners and those with limited experience with the basic materials and techniques as they learn to paint still life objects, landscape and the portrait. Students will be encouraged to engage with the medium to find their own personal means of expression.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Roberto Osti
Cost: $225
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Sressless Very Beginner Watercolor"
Thursdays, March 3-24, 2022
 

Painting in watercolors is quick, colorful and delightful. Alex starts with an introduction to types of paper, colors and use of brushes. Then, the painting fun begins with easy watercolor brush techniques and mixing. We will then build slowly from the simple to more complex methods of putting paint to paper. Topics include use of value, control of the medium, color mixing, surface variations and compositions. Demonstrations are an integral part of the class. Come prepared to be delighted and inspired as we paint from still life and your own photo references.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Watercolor Spread"
March 3, 2022
 

Students will create a large design spread of different subjects and patterns. They can experiment with a looser style and choose a limited color palette to emphasize the designs. Ink pens and coloring pencils can also be used to create some cleaner edges and different textures. As part of our Art Camp series for Adults, all supplies are included and students will receive an Art Center apron.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Charlotte Jordan
Cost: $55 Member | $65 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Hosukai Tea in Watercolor"
March 3-6, 2022
 

Join award winning, international artist, Carrie Waller as she shares her watercolor techniques. Carrie is a natural teacher and shares methods in an easy to follow way. Her mission is to elevate everyday objects into extraordinary paintings. She shares her process for painting from beginning to end. Learn how to really “see” what you are painting and achieve the look you want.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller, AWS, NWS
Cost: $269 for 10 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Alternative Techniques in Watercolor"
March 7-9, 2022
 

This workshop combines a loose free approach with sharp observational skills, coupled with tonal observational painting and the joy of pure colour to create a mix of styles & techniques that will increase your knowledge base. Day 1: we will explore a few drawing styles. These drawing techniques will help improve the quality of your observational skills and help you see connections from one object/subject to another. We will then take that into a wash & line drawing. Day 2: we will focus on producing a monochromatic painting. Day 3: we will expand upon that Grisaille painting and explore pure colour washes to produce a painting that exudes atmosphere and strength of tone & colour.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Angus McEwan, RWS
Cost: $249 for 9 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Open Painting in The Medium of Your Choice"
Mondays, March 7-28, 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


"The Art of Watercolor"
Mondays, March 7 - April 11, 2022
 

Join James Toogood, AWS/NWS/AAA, PAFA CE faculty, renowned watercolorist, and author of Incredible Light and Texture in Watercolor for a discussion of what is needed to paint truly great and successful watercolors. James will present a thorough explanation of watercolor materials and techniques. Topics will include the proper selection and preparation of your paper, brushes, color palettes as well as a thorough discussion of paint and pigment. James will take you through the development of a painting, from drawing and composition to opening washes to a completed piece. He will talk about how to develop a sense of light and atmosphere, and how to achieve a range of textural effects from glass, metal, stone, grass and water and more!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"People at Work & Play in Watercolor"
March 7-9, 2022
 

The workshop will focus on how to render the figure individually as well as in small groupings. I will demonstrate how to draw/paint the human form accurately while capturing the body in movement as well in repose. I will share tips and my techniques on how to use watercolor media to capture the illusion of light and be bold with colour! Students will work from source photographs that I will provide. I will paint step-by-step and the students will paint each step before I move onto the next step and so on. I will also paint a demo from start to finish as a demonstration of the speed I normally work.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Graham Berry, www.grahamberrystudio.com
Cost: $390 Member | $430 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Mountains Majestic"
March 8-10, 2022
 

With a minimal five-color palette and two flat watercolor brushes, we will capture both majestic mountains scenes: “Yosemite Sunset” and “The Grand Tetons”. I am a firm believer that watercolor painting is about depicting more with less. Too many palette colors and brush choices distract from the creative power of the medium. With my minimal approach, you will learn to K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple) each painting to end up with two beautiful, translucent Mountains Majestic watercolors!
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Cost: $425
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Bold & Bright Watercolors"
March 11-13, 2022
 

Join this small-group live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. The process of learning to paint is a journey that is aided by practice, patience, and experimentation. Painting loosely doesn't just 'happen'; it comes from gaining a comfort level with your skills and materials over time. No matter your artistic background, there are techniques that can support students as they find their voice. We will focus on using value studies from the outset to identify the large shapes in a scene, then complete color painting lessons together so students have a platform to ask questions as we work through the color process.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Andy Evansen
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"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


"Intuitive Painting with Ink, Watercolor & Gouache"
March 14-16, 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: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Stan Kurth
Cost: $410 Member | $450 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Painting Atmosphere"
March 19-20, 2022
 

Join this small-group live Zoom class where you can share images for critique & enjoy lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. One of the amazing qualities of watercolor is an understanding that there is as much power in the areas of the work that are not painted as those that are. And often, to create an atmosphere in our work, the best effects are achieved by learning what areas of our work not to paint. In this intensive 2-Day course, we will take a close look at the unseen, the suggested, motion, mood, and energies in our work that feel like authentic atmospheres.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W Schaller
Cost: $230
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"The Traveler’s Creative Sketchbook"
March 19, 2022
 

Learn an exciting new way to bring your travels home. Creating a travel sketchbook can enhance one's experience and connection to this new world of exploration. Students will come home from their next trip with less photos, less stress and possibly some new ideas to incorporate into their everyday life and work. This class includes drawing, painting and writing, but no experience is necessary to learn Jane's favorite Travel Sketchbook techniques!
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Jane Barton, www.janebartonstudio.com
Cost: $95 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Creating Expressive Animal Paintings in Watercolor"
Mondays, March 21 - April 11, 2022
 

Get loose, go outside the lines, and don’t be afraid of watercolors! During this four-week course, Kim will guide students through three different approaches to an animal subject: a very direct painting approach, a wet-into-wet approach, and a unique “throwing paint” approach. Students will let their fears evaporate, learning instead to relax and open up their creativity and imaginations. Students will continue to explore additional techniques around the making of shapes, using color combinations, simultaneously designing foreground and background, and taking advantage of soft and hard edges. Students will gain confidence in reaching the point where they realize their painting is complete.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Kim Johnson Nechtman, www.kj-art.com
Cost: $210 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Desert Blossoms in Watercolor"
March 22-29, 2022
 

The desert is full of inspiration with its magnificent cacti and blooms. In this class students will use this inspiration and some basic techniques to draw and paint desert plants and blossoms. Students will learn to break down their subject into simple shapes and draw more accurately. After drawing, students will use multiple layers of color while exploring various ways of adding vibrancy and contrast to their paintings.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Devon Meyer, www.devonmeyerartist.com
Cost: $95 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Watercolor & Gouache! Paint the Rocky Coastline"
March 23, 2022
 

An exciting dramatic subject for beginners and experienced painters as well. The Florida coast is mostly sandy beach and mangrove, but many coastlines are rocky cliffs including Jupiter Beach. Step by step, using a few basic watercolor techniques, we will create movement of the waves and the texture of the rocks. The addition of gouache will create an opaque dimension. Great class for beginners as little drawing is involved, but experienced painters will learn some new techniques and explore gouache. All supplies provided. No experience necessary.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Cedar Kindy
Cost: $120 Member | $150 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Botanical Alla Prima Workshop"
March 26-27, 2022
 

Embody the spirit of spring with fresh and immediate painting! Learn to capture the essence of a living, botanical subject quickly and spontaneously in pencil and watercolor. This alla prima method can be used for preparatory studies for sustained paintings, compiling a field sketchbook, or as an end in itself. All levels welcome. (Tuition includes $10 materials fee.)
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Linda Gist
Cost: $205
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Magic in Watercolor"
March 28-30, 2022
 

Capture the magic and passion of watercolors in a three-day painting workshop with Alvaro Castagnet. This is an opportunity to have fun learning from an energetic and colorful master of expressive watercolor. Alvaro begins with philosophical introduction and then follows by a simple "one go" demonstration. Techniques such as wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, lost & found edges, color blending, values and more will all be discussed with challenging exercises, demonstrations and critiques. Alvaro will help you develop your own unique and personal style. There is always a fun, productive atmosphere in his class. If you are seeking further insight into this magic medium, this course will provide solutions to all your questions.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Alvaro Castagnet
Cost: $675 Member | $715 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"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


"Travel Sketching in Watercolor"
March 29 - April 3, 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


"Watercolor Sketching for Beginners"
March 31 - April 2, 2022
 

This is a wonderful class for beginners. Students will spend their time painting from life and photos in the studio. With good weather they may paint outdoors on the School grounds. Shop Amery’s supply list to buy the portable notebook, watercolor palette, and brushes. Bring everything to class and learn how to use this expressive medium. Watercolors operate very differently than oil or pastel. A lot of the fun is in how one lets the colors dry and flow. Students will break down the different techniques of watercolor into simple steps. Then, they will learn how to apply them in real situations.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Amery Bohling, www.amerybohling.com
Cost: $315 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Watercolor Glass Impressions: Sunlit Ball Jars"
April 1-2, 2022
 

Ball jars bring back nostalgic feelings for most of us. A good time with grandmother in the kitchen, and maybe later we saved our favorite marbles or buttons in them! "Painting glass and its reflections is the closest thing I've found to painting fascinating little abstract worlds." Helen Beacham. This two-day watercolor workshop will take place in person. Lunch is provided both days!
 
Location: Chapin, South Carolina
Instructor: Helen K Beacham
Cost: $250
Sponsor: Crooked Creek Art League
Website, email, 843-408-5240


"Gouache Landscape Painting"
Mondays, April 4-25, 2022
 

Gouache is a fun, portable, water-based medium that allows spontaneous painterly effects. Gouache is known for its vibrant color, matte finish, and reactivating properties allowing control of edges and corrections along the way. This 4-week painting course will explore a range of landscape subjects to broaden our skill set and increase our painting confidence. Students are encouraged to work at a smaller scale to increase their productivity and get over the learning curve of the medium faster. There will be weekly demonstrations and email support throughout the course.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Edward Sprafkin
Cost: $300 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Painting like the Masters: Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor"
Mondays, April 4-25, 2022
 

Learn to paint like the masters by a former Ringling instructor in your medium of choice with simple techniques. Depth and perspective, light and shadow will be covered with personal instruction and demonstrations. Easy subject materials will be provided. A delightful method of creating beach scenes, seascapes, landscapes, florals, abstract, etc. will be introduced. Seasoned artists or complete novices will enjoy these classes. Students can bring their own materials or materials can be purchased from the instructor. Be prepared to have fun while learning.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Renee DiNapoli
Cost: $115 Member | $145 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"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


"The Pillars of Watercolor"
April 7-8 and/or 9-10, 2022
 

Seeking answers and understanding? This workshop will explain all aspects of successful painting using frequent demonstrations and detailed analysis. We will explore a range of subject including composition and design, effectively using light and dark values, color mixing, edges, brush stroke techniques and much more. Stimulate and expand your insight into the magic of watercolors! This workshop is for resilient outdoor painters who want plainspoken feedback and lots of painting action. Alvaro is author of Watercolor Painting with Passion, Painting with Passion, Beyond Technique and Watercolour Masterclass. His work has been featured in International Artist and The Artist’s Magazine.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: Alvaro Castagnet
Cost: $500 each or $950 for both
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Website, email, 503-930-4572


"Watercolor Painting Class"
Thursdays, April 7-28, 2022
 

Using a step-by-step approach, beginning students will learn basic watercolor methods, processes, and techniques i.e.: laying-in flat and graded washes, wet-into-wet methods, glazing, creating textures, mixed media etc. Focus will also be on color mixing, color theory, composition, perspective, the visual art elements i.e.; line, shape, form, value, color, and texture. Intermediate and advanced students will explore making personal statements and producing unique watercolor paintings. Supply list will be determined on the first day of class based on the individual level of expertise.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Vito-Leonardo Scarola
Cost: $115 Member | $145 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"The Art of Sumi-e"
April 7-8, 2022
 

Learn the delicate art of Japanese Sumi-e painting. This workshop is for all levels. Students will learn a variety of brush strokes, how to load Sumi ink onto the brush and how to apply background “wash.” Students who have painted semi-e before are encouraged to bring a piece of their own artwork in to share on the first day. As this is an all-day workshop lunch will be ordered and brought in. Cost less than $10 including tip. Please bring cash if you wish to order lunch or bring your own lunch. We have a refrigerator that lunches and drinks if needed.
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
Instructor: Keiko Romerstein
Cost: $175 Member | $205 Non-member
Sponsor: Art Center Sarasota
Website, email, 941-365-2032


"Botanical Abstraction"
April 7, 2022
 

Take your watercolor botanical paintings to the next level by abstracting your images while focusing on winning design principles. Linda will provide flower photos and demonstrate different ways to decide color harmonies and exciting design possibilities. Students will work out their ideas with color studies before moving onto their final piece.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Linda Pullinsi, www.lindapullinsi.com
Cost: $95 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Sketching and Journaling in Watercolor"
April 8-13, 2022
 

I’ll teach you techniques for capturing the close-up and colourful in this wonderful town, as well as the distant and scenic on the magical coast of Santa Barbara. 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, gazing at a street scene or the way the light grazes the trunk of a tree. We’ll work spontaneously, and I’ll show you how to keep your watercolour sketches fresh and colourful. Each day will start with a short demo and end with a critique, hopefully while sitting in a shady courtyard with a glass of wine in hand.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: Shari Blaukopf, www.shariblaukopf.com
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolor Painting Workshop"
April 8-13, 2022
 

Join me on this wonderful trip to Santa Barbara! We will explore and paint outdoors while enjoying the joie de vivre the town has to offer. If you’re looking for a cozy, personalized therefore very special painting holiday organized by an experienced tour operator, this is it. Since we will be a small group, I can also closely work with each one of you for a semi-private painting experience. My teaching style consists of one hour demo once or twice a day followed by one-to-one support.
 
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe, www.ktanabefineart.com
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel is not incl.)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"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


"Art Escape - Charleston- Gardens of Spring"
April 8-11, 2022
 

3 full days of Escaping into Gardens and History of Charleston- the plantations, the architecture and the Southern Style. All Breakfasts, lunches snacks included. Lodging separate. Transportation between locations is included. You will have an option work with Painter- Lorelle Miller to do Plein Air Watercolors, oil or your own medium of choice or go with fine art photographer April Bielefeldt. Spring in the South offers a mix of Oak Lined roads, fine gardens, and quaint streets and plantations. Evenings will be available for sharing and critique if you choose. April / Lorelle like to take an immersive approach, staying in historic places, eating local foods encouraging artists to play! Recharge and nurture the Creative Spirit inside you.
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Instructor: Lorelle Miller - April Bielefeldt
Cost: $1500.00
Sponsor: FallPhotoTrips
Website, email, 818-723-7413


"Watercolour Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
April 9-15, 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


"Nature Journaling: Artist Books"
April 9-10, 2022
 

Learn to make an accordion folded, standing booklet with your nature illustrations on both sides. We’ll start with a 4×6?, 4-panel prefolded accordion style booklet made from watercolor paper. Cynthia will do several demonstrations to show how to draw, use ink pens, paint in watercolor or use watercolor pens, make collage, and add calligraphy. Each person will create a unique nature art booklet that will stand vertically for display. No previous experience needed.
 
Location: Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Instructor: Cynthia Quinn
Cost: $150 + $10 supply fee
Sponsor: River Arts Inc
Website, email, 608-643-5215


"Painting Portraits with Character"
Mondays, April 18 - May 9, 2022
 

Painting portraits can be intimidating to say the least, but I want to show you how to let go of that fear! In this class you will need some drawing skills behind you to achieve good contour drawings for your paintings. We will dissect the face and put it back together, and from there I will show you how to cross those lines to get good connecting shapes within your subjects and to your backgrounds. We will concentrate on composition, the use of color, lights and darks, and where to use soft and hard edges. Participants will gain confidence, learn to be more analytical of their own and others’ paintings, and upgrade their abilities.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Kim Johnson Nechtman, www.kj-art.com
Cost: $210 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Mastering Water Media: Acrylic and Watercolor"
April 18-22, 2022
 

Capturing the beauty of light through studying temperatures of light and shadow, visual movement, and value/color relationship will be demonstrated daily. In this workshop the still life, landscape, sky-scape, and architectural subjects will be focused on, as well as adding figures into a painting. Carr will emphasize the “how to’s” in achieving dynamic and impressionistic paintings using painterly brushwork in both watercolor and acrylic. Massing and organizing darks and lights, importance of drawing and the value sketch, atmospheric and linear perspective will also be covered. Students will enjoy gaining painting skills while exploring the wide variety of amazing techniques and useful supplies in both acrylic and watercolor. Through individual instruction, observing daily demonstrations, and critiques, students will develop a personal style.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Betty Carr, www.bettycarrfineart.com
Cost: $630 (not including fees)
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Website, email, (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707


"Venice Retreat: Watercolor Sketching"
April 22 - May 5, 2022
 

This is truly a Retreat...a mix of sketching in the morning and sightseeing in the afternoons. I think everyone should see Venice's beauty with their own eyes! We'll stay together in a Venice apartment . Whether we cook our meals in our apartment (using only the freshest ingredients), or enjoy a glass of house wine in a small trattoria near San Marco, we'll make memories that will stay with us for a lifetime! My website fills in the other details.
 
Location: Venice, Italy
Instructor: Helen K Beacham
Cost: $2950
Sponsor: Beacham Fine Art
Website, email, 843-408-5240


"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


"Painting Workshop with Alison Ryde"
April 23-29, 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 Sketching Workshop"
April 28 - May 3, 2022
 

Join me to learn watercolor sketching in beautiful Pasadena. 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: Pasadena, California
Instructor: Brenda Swenson, www.swensonsart.net
Cost: $1,590 (Hotel not included)
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Watercolor Portraits from Life"
May 2-4, 2022
 

Watercolor is a magical medium well-suited for portraiture from life. In this 3-day workshop, Annette will guide students through her practical approach for drawing and painting the portrait in watercolor working from a live model. She will cover how to draw a convincing head through observation of facial structure, features, and shadow pattern. She will also explain materials, techniques for handling color, mixing flesh tones, brushwork, and controlling edges. In addition, Annette will discuss understanding water to paint ratio, and how to control the medium when painting vertically. There will be a demo each morning with time for students to draw and paint in the afternoon. This class is geared toward having fun, sharpening drawing skills, and painting expressively in watercolor.
 
Location: Scottsdale, Arizona
Instructor: Annette Smith, www.annettesmithfineart.com
Cost: $315 (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


"Altered Grid Journaling"
May 12, 2022
 

Imagine, draw, and paint with pathways and grids on paper in your journal. Divide and intersect lines with interesting botanical shapes that tie the compositions together. We will draw the shapes with easy prompts and methods that will help you overcome those “I can’t draw” thoughts. Stencils, gesso mark making, and dropped in watercolor will give textures and depth to the flora and backgrounds. Watercolor techniques are very diverse. The methods I’ll teach you will create color fusion with beautiful interlocking values and hues that flow together on their own. Crisscross, laugh, plot, and paint the day away!
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia
Cost: $150
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Plein Air in Watercolor"
May 13-14, 2022
 

Join award-winning artist Catherine Hillis for this exciting plein air watercolor workshop for intermediate and advanced students! Learn how to paint en plein air, as seen in the May 2021 issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine. Artists will learn how to pick the right equipment for their personal style, select a location and set up in the field. The instructor will lay out logical steps for painting successful watercolors outdoors. Painting landscapes and gardens are only part of the theme. The instructor will show you some ways to approach painting the marsh and will cover the basics of composition and perspective. A classroom is available in case of inclement weather. Hillis will share many onsite demonstrations to guide painters to success.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Catherine Hillis
Cost: $330
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Painted Paper Quilts"
May 13, 2022
 

This paper quilt is loaded with colorful crinkly textures. Paint and ink will flow into the crevices giving the papers a wonderful aged look. Explore this special watermedia batik-like technique on Masa rice paper. We’ll use an acrylic ink technique to make marks and paint with watercolor, letting the colors blend and fuse together naturally. We’ll also make lines with water-soluble oil pastels and add translucent paper layers and fabric raw edges. Dive into detail with colored pencils, ink lines, adornments, and collage elements to embellish the shapes. And to complete the remnant look, we’ll add sari ribbons to embellish the edges, giving the quilt a delightful aged look.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia
Cost: $165
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Poured Painted Surfaces"
May 14, 2022
 

Watermedia pours provide harmonious glowing washes of color on paper. Paint will literally be poured on wet paper surfaces with a “let it go” attitude! Incredible fusions of color will appear with hardly any effort at all. This is a great way to build up colorful backgrounds for collage and extended layers for stenciling and stamping. Be prepared to loosen up and experiment with different resists and textures to build up the surfaces, paint translucent layers, and create extraordinary shapes. Explore mark making with alcohol inks, gesso, and other risk-taking strokes that will break that “tight grip on the brush” approach.
 
Location: Mineral Point, Wisconsin
Instructor: Helen Shafer Garcia
Cost: $160
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Website, email, 608-987-3292


"Painting Workshop with Alison Ryde"
May 14-20, 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


"Watercolour Workshop with Arnhild Kart"
May 14-20, 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


"Creating Energy & Life in Your Paintings"
May 16-18, 2022
 

Join LPAPA Signature Artist Michele Usibelli for this intense and fun filled 3-Day Workshop focused on “Bringing Paintings to Life!” Lessons will include an abbreviated lecture on the fundamentals of sound painting, a discussion of drawing, value, design and color, plus lively Q&A sessions.
 
Location: Bend, Oregon
Instructor: Michele Usibelli
Cost: $500
Sponsor: Cascade Fine Art Workshops
Website, email, (541) 408-5524


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"Portraits in Watercolor"
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
Sponsor: Cascade Fine Art Workshops
Website, email, (541) 408-5524


"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


"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


"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


"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


"Flow in Watercolor Portrait"
July 13-15, 2022
 

This workshop will explore how to paint portraits using organic and loose techniques. The objective is to paint portraits that express the persons' characters and personalities and to do it with the artist's own personal touches. The interactive class includes: Daily demos, Introductions to concepts such as anatomy, forms, lighting, and brushwork, and Individual student work feedback. This workshop aims to help students to develop their unique creative vocabulary in watercolor portraits. Stephen will explore a new set of subjects for the demonstrations.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Stephen Zhang
Cost: $350
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"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


"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


"Thoroughly Oaxaca Art Experience 2: mixed media, natural pigments"
August 1-10, 2022
 

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: $1850 (lodging including)
Sponsor: Oaxaca Dreams - Pedro Cruz Pacheco
Website, email, 707-575-6801


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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


"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: 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


"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


"Painting in Spain: Watercolor & Sketching"
September 24 - October 1, 2022
 

Explore beautiful Spain with watercolorist Carrie Waller and the well-respected French Escapade tour company (small group of 6-12 people max.)! Carrie has won numerous awards and has been published in many publications including the Watercolor Artist Magazine, The Art of Watercolor, Pratique des Arts, Artist’s and Illustrators and the Splash, Best of Watercolor series, 14, 16, 17, 18, and 19. She is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Louisiana Watercolor Society, Mid-Southern Watercolorists and Watercolor USA Honor Society.
 
Location: Calella de Palafrugel, Spain
Instructor: Carrie Waller, www.carriewallerfineart.com
Cost: $3,390
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"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
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"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


"Painting in Provence: Watercolor Painting Workshop"
October 9-16, 2022
 

Join Uma Kelkar for a wonderful week in Provence. Participants will learn how to employ just enough shapes, colors and stroked to achieve maximum impact. This is Uma’s definition of elegance. Exercises during each day will build up towards a final painting. We will focus on the technical skills at the beginning followed by discussion of elements of design and Uma’s philosophy of painting. If you’ve always wanted to overcome the fear of wet on wet painting, rest assured that at the end of the workshop, you will feel more confident about approaching it independently.
 
Location: Venasque, France
Instructor: Uma Kelkar, www.umakelkar.com
Cost: $3,390
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"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
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"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 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


"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


"Creative Watercolor Portraits - Online Program"
Ongoing
 

From start to finish, discover how to draw and paint 6+ watercolor portraits. Enjoy livestream paint-alongs and an encouraging facebook community. You'll learn how to mix skin tones, layer and blend paint, create eyes that sparkle and capture the personality of your subject in flowing colors. Program now open for a limited time.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $247
Sponsor: CindyBriggs
Website, email, 541-420-9463


"All About Watercolors Membership Program"
Ongoing
 

Enjoy monthly livestream paint-alongs in this watercolor immersion course. Monthly video modules are also added to the library of lesson modules. You'll make connections in our encouraging private facebook community with over 100 artists. Beginner basics lessons and more advanced lessons provided, plus bonuses. Registration is only open twice a year.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $42 month or $420 year
Sponsor: Cindy Briggs
Website, email, 541-420-9463


"Design & the Power of Imagination"
ongoing
 

As an instructor, it is my sincere desire to help guide aspiring painters to find better ways to trust, develop, and listen to their artistic voice. This is not done by providing answers so much as in helping artists to ask the right questions. When we begin to grasp this and ask ourselves these fundamental questions, we are well on our way to making significant strides. The curriculum presents a comprehensive and sequential education of watercolor techniques while inspiring the development of your own unique style. The program has rolling admission; you can join anytime and start from the beginning of the curriculum. Each month you will progress through a new 4-8 hour video series while honing your style & technique.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Thomas W. Schaller
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Flow in Watercolor Portrait"
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 Stephen Zhang and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. This workshop explores how to paint portraits using organic and loose techniques. The objective is to learn how to tell the subjects' stories and explore the artist’s own unique touches. This solid foundation will enable students to express their personal creative vocabulary more clearly and effectively in watercolor portraits.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Stephen Zhang
Cost: $340
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
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"Introduction to Painting Glass: Glass Teacups"
ongoing
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule and have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Includes a personal critique from Carrie Waller. Learn how to capture the structure and transparency of glass in watercolor. Through demos, discussion, and a step-by-step painting of a glass teacup, Carrie offers guidance and methodology on painting realistic glass. A sketch is provided, ready to transfer to your watercolor paper. An image is also provided illustrating where to apply your masking fluid. This is a fun interactive, and informative class. The solid foundation of painting glass will enable students to express their personal creative vocabulary more clearly and effectively.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $140
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"Illuminated Glass Teapots"
ongoing
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 6 days of recordings available, 3 personal critiques from Carrie Waller and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Learn how to capture the structure and transparency of glass in watercolor. Through demos, discussion, and a step-by-step painting of glass teapots illuminated by bright bulbs, Carrie offers guidance and methodology on painting realistic glass. This class includes 20+ hours of instructional videos of Carrie painting from start to finish. Carrie uses live class sessions for demonstrations, critiques, and learning the fundamentals of capturing glass and light reflections in watercolor.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $360
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"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
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"Introduction to Painting Glass: Lightbulbs"
ongoing
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule and have lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Includes a personal critique from Carrie Waller. Learn how to capture the structure and transparency of glass in watercolor. Through demos, discussion, and a step-by-step painting of a glass teacup, Carrie offers guidance and methodology on painting realistic glass. A sketch is provided, ready to transfer to your watercolor paper. An image is also provided illustrating where to apply your masking fluid. This is a fun interactive, and informative class. The solid foundation of painting glass will enable students to express their personal creative vocabulary more clearly and effectively.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $140
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
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"Stories of Still Life"
ongoing
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 4 days of recordings available, 4 personal critiques from Carol Carter and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. It’s a challenge to notice the small things in life —the ordinary things— and make them extraordinary. This class is designed to discuss content, meaning, intention, expression, communication of a personal, autobiographical, and narrative painting. Students will learn the history of still life in watercolor, prepare their own still life setups at home, and fundamental concepts of composition, value, and storytelling in creating a successful painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carol Carter
Cost: $380
Sponsor: Terracotta
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"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
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"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


"Watercolor Portrait—Capturing the inside and outside"
ongoing
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. In this unique demo, Stephen will share how he paints expressive portraits built on the solid foundation of physical forms. He will demonstrate how he uses dynamic brushwork and colors to loosen up and to express the subject's personality.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Stephen Zhang
Cost: $35
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Tea & Red Maple Leaves"
ongoing
 

With this self-paced class you will enjoy the convenience of learning on your own schedule. There are 4 days of recordings, 4 personal critiques from Carrie Waller and lifetime access to recordings, videos, and resources. Carrie is known for her highly detailed and realistic still-life paintings in watercolor. Join her for a workshop where she shares tips and techniques for a gorgeous composition. She breaks the painting down into easy-to-follow steps and guides you through her style. Carrie provides all the resource material to simplify your process: a reference photo, a supply list, an image of her drawing, and a map to guide you through the masking process. Carrie’s students have phenomenal success with her easy-to-follow and clear teaching style.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $360
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Maple Leaf & Glass Demo"
ongoing
 

Enjoy learning at your own pace. Join award-winning watercolor painter Carrie Waller for an instructive demo where she shares her techniques for realistic glass. Carrie will be using a challenging palette of reds and will share her palette and methods for achieving saturated and vibrant reds in watercolor.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller
Cost: $30
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


"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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