Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats


"Irish Work Clothes"
January 28-29, 2023
 

Creating a strong painting from a photograph is challenging; no matter how inspiring the scene and the moment. In this workshop we will discuss the ways in which we can do this, working from the original photograph to the finished painting. From the poignant mood of this scene; the texture of the worn cloth – the sense of loneliness and the limited palette, we will add to your vocabulary of skills for your future paintings. This class is live and interactive on Zoom.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Evelyn Dunphy
Cost: $198 for 7 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Valentine Mixer 2023"
January 30-31, 2023
 

Paint Valentine’s little vignettes. Create a variety of colorful, small paintings as Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling guide you step-by-step in this two-day Zoom workshop. Tracings are provided or you can prepare your own drawing prior to class when needed. Learn to enrich your watercolors with vibrant, bold creative color.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling
Cost: $178 for 6 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Getting to Know Watercolor"
Mondays, January 30 - February 20, 2023
 

In this class, Chris will have 2 paintings prepared and he will demonstrate a step-by-step approach to help you master the intricate art of watercolor painting. With a goal of teaching the basics and expanding the talent of experienced artists, Chris will guide you through various techniques and help you develop the skills needed to produce beautiful paintings. He will not only tell you how, but show you how! Areas of demonstrations, and techniques will include: design, drawing, color, value, washes, glazing, wet in wet, masking, dry brush, lifting out and more! For more information about Chris, visit his website at www.dreyerdesign.com.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Chris Dreyer
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"In-Depth Watercolor, Section 2"
Wednesdays, February 1 - April 5, 2023
 

Enrich your knowledge of painting with an in-depth look at watercolor. Thoroughly investigate a wide range of watercolor materials and techniques from your choice of landscape, still life, portrait, and figure subjects. Students will receive a comprehensive explanation of watercolor materials and tools, with particular focus will be paid to the properties of paint and pigments as they interact with the paintbrushes and paper. Focus also will be paid on acquiring the skills needed to achieve a richness of color and a feeling of light. Open to watercolorists of all levels and to acrylic/oil painters looking to broaden their skills.
 
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instructor: James Toogood
Cost: $625
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Website, email, 215-972-7632


"Embrace Me"
February 1-3, 2023
 

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 from beginning to end of a painting.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Carrie Waller, AWS, NWS
Cost: $249 for 9 hours
Sponsor: French Escapade
Website, email, 510-483-5713


"Snowy Mountain Scenes"
February 2, 2023
 

You'll explore in this workshop how to capture the sense of a wintery mountain scene with Cindy Briggs. We'll use powerful to delicate shapes, captivating light, and shadow to develop our paintings with demonstrations from start to finish.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Cindy Briggs
Cost: $79
Sponsor: Terracotta
Website, email


"Watercolor Studio: The Complete Approach to Working Loosely"
Thursdays, February 2-23, 2023
 

Each class starts with a demonstration and lively, detailed explanation of materials, methods, color mixing and technique for various subjects. Lessons focus on the basics of transparent watercolor with emphasis on creativity and unique point of view. Work at your own pace on subject matter of your choosing, in a studio and outdoors (weather permitting). Individual attention and critiques are an integral part of this course, which is suitable for both beginner and intermediate painters.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Alex Sharma
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


"Cut Paper Collage"
Thursdays, February 3 - March 10, 2023
 

Create your own collage from painted paper! Learn how to plan and complete an original work of art from pencil sketch to finished collage. This course covers processes for generating ideas, spatial drawing techniques, basic color theory and collage techniques.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Katie Knoeringer
Cost: $195
Sponsor: Cerulean Arts Gallery and Studio
Website, email, 267-514-8647


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


"Commanding Color"
February 10-12, 2023
 

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


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

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


"Foundations of Watercolor"
February 11-12, 2023
 

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


"Gouache Painting Workshop"
February 11-12, 2023
 

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


"Waterscapes"
February 16, 2023
 

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


"Online: Paint Along with Vlad Live"
Sundays, January 22 - February 15, 2023
 

4 Sundays plus bonus “Talk Hour.” Online Live+Recordings+Raffle+Q&A. It’s never been easier to learn remotely from the comfort of your own home. Learn step-by-step approach to a loose watercolor painting and discover timeless traditional watercolor methods of application. The class will be held Live on Zoom. Level: all ambitious watercolor artists. Paint Along Dates: January 22, 29, February 5 and 12. Time: 2 – 5pm Eastern Time. Talk Hour: February 15, 7 – 8pm ET. Fee: $35 for one class or $120 for all 4 including “Talk Hour” Bonus. Replay of Live sessions will be available for a limited time to all participants or for purchase on Vimeo. All registered students will receive line drawing 2 days prior the class.
 
Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Vladislav Yeliseyev
Cost: $35 - $120
Sponsor: Yeliseyev Studio
Website, email, 941-330-6865


"Reflections in Watercolor"
February 23, 2023
 

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


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

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


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

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


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

Paint with the medium (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel) of your choice in a relaxed atmosphere with as much instructor help as you want. Bring in new or unfinished work you want to do. Short demos, techniques, and critiques will be available to assist you. Realism, impressionism, or something more modern is all welcome.
 
Location: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Instructor: Dennis Lake
Cost: $200
Sponsor: Art League of Hilton Head
Website, email, (843) 842-5738


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

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


"Gouache Painting Workshop"
March 11, 2023
 

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


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

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


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

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


"Portraits in Watercolor"
March 23-24, 2023
 

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Join us as we paint with Watercolours/Acrylics on paper. The aim is to create conditions for the ability to create a painting which expresses the observations and insights of individual painters - the basis of originality. We will aim to go beyond the usual, creating something very uniquely yours and an expression of your individuality. We will be stretching one’s thinking and working to find the pure essence of our subject. Simplicity and the impression of light and distance without effort will be our goal. This workshop is useful for both beginners and experienced painters.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Alison Ryde
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


"Full-immersion Watercolor Masterclass in Sicily"
April 29 - May 6, 2023
 

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


"As Above, So Below"
May 4-6, 2023
 

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


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

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


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

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


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

Join us as we paint with Watercolours/Acrylics on paper. The aim is to create conditions for the ability to create a painting which expresses the observations and insights of individual painters - the basis of originality. We will aim to go beyond the usual, creating something very uniquely yours and an expression of your individuality. We will be stretching one’s thinking and working to find the pure essence of our subject. Simplicity and the impression of light and distance without effort will be our goal. This workshop is useful for both beginners and experienced painters.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Alison Ryde
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

This retreat will take you to the very places where Van Gogh and Cézanne painted many of their masterpieces. You will be inspired by the rich locations of Arles, Saint Remi, and Aix-en-Provence. Hosts Tali Farchi (NL) and Shay Avivi (IL) are accomplished painters and teachers, providing art instruction to enrich your creative process, they’ll share information about these artists' lives and how they worked. The ArtisTTable has hosted hundreds of artists of all levels and backgrounds. During this retreat, we will stay in the center of Arles giving easy access to this historic city. This all-inclusive retreat boasts delicious meals, exclusive day trips, and lots of art-making. It will be a trip you won't forget.
 
Location: Arles Provence, France
Instructor: Tali Farchi and Shay Avivi
Cost: $3,100
Sponsor: Artist Table
Website, email, 0031624903316


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

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


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

Join us as we paint with Watercolours/Acrylics on paper. The aim is to create conditions for the ability to create a painting which expresses the observations and insights of individual painters - the basis of originality. We will aim to go beyond the usual, creating something very uniquely yours and an expression of your individuality. We will be stretching one’s thinking and working to find the pure essence of our subject. Simplicity and the impression of light and distance without effort will be our goal. This workshop is useful for both beginners and experienced painters.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Alison Ryde
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

During this retreat to Holland, The Netherlands we will visit the city of Zwolle, founded in 800AD. Its classically designed city center has gorgeous parks surrounded by farmland, wooded areas, canals, dikes, and lots of bikes. Your hosts Tali Farchi (NL) and Shay Avivi (IL) are accomplished painters and teachers, providing art instruction to enrich your creative process. The ArtisTTable has hosted hundreds of artists of all levels and backgrounds. During this retreat, we will stay in the 4-Star Bilderberg Wientjes Hotel. This all-inclusive retreat boasts delicious meals, exclusive day trips, and lots of art-making. You will get the full-local experience that will take you will off the beaten tourist path and be a trip you won't forget.
 
Location: Zwolle, The Netherlands
Instructor: Tali Farchi and Shay Avivi
Cost: $3,100
Sponsor: Artist Table
Website, email, 0031624903316


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

A thought-provoking and inspirational art workshop open to artists of all levels and media (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.). Join us for 9 full days of plein air painting, art history/theory lectures, touring, and gourmet cuisine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. Our teaching approach and groups limited to eight participants allow us to offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment. Cost of CAD 3775 (around US$ 2900) includes art instruction, 9-night double accommodation, all breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 gourmet dinners including wine, transportation from and to the Arezzo train station, transportation to all painting sites (Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, etc.), train ticket to Florence, and a guided tour to the Uffizi Museum. Limited single rooms for a supplement.
 
Location: Lucignano, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$ 2900
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


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

Join us as we paint with Watercolours/Acrylics on paper. The aim is to create conditions for the ability to create a painting which expresses the observations and insights of individual painters - the basis of originality. We will aim to go beyond the usual, creating something very uniquely yours and an expression of your individuality. We will be stretching one’s thinking and working to find the pure essence of our subject. Simplicity and the impression of light and distance without effort will be our goal. This workshop is useful for both beginners and experienced painters.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Alison Ryde
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
Website, email


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


"Watercolor Painting"
September 11-14, 2023
 

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

A thought-provoking and inspirational art workshop open to artists of all levels and media (oils, acrylics, watercolors, etc.). Join us for 9 full days of plein air painting, art history/theory lectures, touring, and gourmet cuisine in the most beautiful area of Tuscany. Our teaching approach and groups limited to eight participants allow us to offer personalized instruction and a stimulating learning environment. Cost of CAD 3775 (around US$ 2900) includes art instruction, 9-night double accommodation, all breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 gourmet dinners including wine, transportation from and to the Arezzo train station, transportation to all painting sites (Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, etc.), train ticket to Florence, and a guided tour to the Uffizi Museum. Limited single rooms for a supplement.
 
Location: Lucignano, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Yves M. Larocque
Cost: US$ 2900
Sponsor: Walk the Arts
Website, email, 800-611-4789


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

Arnhild Kart’s actions are always based on the clear awareness that only the knowledge and determination of the artist can transform a work from the “chaos,” inherent in the raw, inanimate material, to the “work of art” rich in vitality and concrete in its being. The instructor will support you in experimentation and surrendering more and more to the painterly process and the bold use of colour.
 
Location: Assisi, Italy
Instructor: Arnhild Kart
Cost: 2350 €
Sponsor: Schola Artis Pro Vobis
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"Watercolor Sketching and Journaling in Western Sicily"
October 8-15, 2023
 

Join Cindy Briggs and Theresa Goesling for their workshop at the stunning Salinara Art Farm on the west coast of Sicily. Cindy and Theresa will give daily painting lessons and individual help, encouraging support, share how to draw and simplify your subject, play with colors and water, textures, composition, writing and precious advice on how to create and improve your watercolor journal pages. Resume of the workshop, final discussion about student’s works with Cindy and Theresa. Sicily is a unique island that has been shaped by many cultures over many thousands of years. Salinara is a 10 minute walk from the Sea, close by are salt pans with windmills, lined vineyards and olive groves. Limited single rooms for a supplement.
 
Location: Marsala, Italy
Instructor: Theresa Goesling and Cindy Briggs
Cost: From 2900 €
Sponsor: Salinara
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"Czech Republic – Painting and Cultural Vacation"
October 8-15, 2023
 

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


"Key Elements of Plein Air Painting"
October 11-13, 2023
 

Join George Van Hook, a nationally recognized artist who has won numerous Plein Air competitions and awards from around the country for his oils and watercolors, for a four-day plein air workshop. George stresses alla prima painting and using a loose and fast approach to capture the landscape in the first try. Participants will be meeting on location and painting all day from 9am-4pm. Workshop includes live demos and individual attention. Please bring your own plein air equipment, supports, and media (oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic). A healthy, delicious lunch will be prepared by Brenda for $14 per day.
 
Location: Franklin, Tennessee
Instructor: George Van Hook
Cost: $475
Sponsor: On Track Studios
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"Painting in a relaxing atmosphere in picturesque Marsala"
October 15-22, 2023
 

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

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

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


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

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

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


"Online Figure Drawing via Zoom"
Every Wednesday
 

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


"Painting Music Online"
Every Thursday
 

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


"The Built Environment"
video course
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

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