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Summer Artist Workshop Residencies in the Berkshires

Let the serenity and pastoral beauty of Buxton School's 129-acre campus in Williamstown, MA be the inspiration for your next creation! Art-making has always been a part of Buxton's tradition of progressive education and we are now offering summer workshops for adults in a variety of mediums and disciplines. The campus offers exquisite panoramic views and is a three-minute walk from the nationally renowned Clark Art Institute. Resident artists will have free and unlimited access to The Clark, as well as the Williams College Museum of Art. We are also a ten-minute drive from Mass MoCA, one of the largest contemporary art museums in the world. Join us for a week this summer in the beautiful Berkshire mountains!

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Nina Weiss French Landscape Workshop at Perigord Retreats (July 3-12)

Join Nina Weiss, American Landscape Painter, at Perigord Retreats in South France for the 20th Anniversary of her popular European Landscape Painting and Drawing Workshops! Relax and create in your peaceful country hideaway with the smell of lavender, and enjoy bountiful home cooked cuisine, and an indoor pool. Learn how to observe the landscapes around you and articulate the feelings they evoke into art with Nina's expert guidance. Each day Nina will lead students into the beautiful, historic landscapes and quaint towns of the Dordogne region. Lectures, critiques, and demos will further enhance your learning experience! Nina has taught classes for 32 years and brings that wealth of experience to share with you! To see her work visit:

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Standing on the Edge Art Book - Online Mixed Media Workshop by Sharen Chatterton

Join Sharen Chatterton in this unique workshop. We will stand on the edge, jumping into our magical lives. What if we are meant to go over the edges in life; exploring those things that fill us up and make us whole. Draw, paint and crawl to the edge of each page in this workshop. This is an expression of your creativity, your journey at this time. A time to open up, reach into your creative reservoir, infusing your creative energy into your art and life. This Art Book is a journey that will inspire you. Learn more about yourself; put yourself into the prompts; bring out that which is relevant to your life as you stand on the edge.

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Julia Trickey Botanical Workshop in South West France (Sept 2020)

In the stunning location of La Chapelle D'Escrimis, a medieval 'Templar' chapel now a creative studio in South-West-France, we are delighted to be welcoming award-winning botanical artist Julia Trickey to tutor a four-day botanical watercolour course commencing 20th September 2020. During the course Julia will guide you through the processes and techniques used for botanical art or encourage you to build on what you already know. Using regional and seasonal fruit and flowers, we will consider how to plan and execute an accurate botanical study in watercolour. We will explore appropriate painting techniques to convey form and texture and look at the elements that give botanical art the 'wow' factor. Suitable for those with some watercolour or botanical art experience.

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An All Inclusive Art Destination Holiday (Virginia, USA)

The Shenandoah Art Destination is a 10-acre property, magnificently located near the historic town of Lexington, nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge mountains. It offers an ideal creative vacation and inspiration for any art lover - all artists welcome from the beginner to the professional painter for watercolor, oil and acrylics, pastels; lino and woodcuts; drypoint and mono printing. Daily course guidance/tutelage by your host, Jan-Willem Boer, an established artist in the USA and Europe. Courses run from early spring to late autumn - choice of weekend, 4-day, 6-day or 10-day stay. The fee is all-inclusive - lodging, food, and art instruction/tutelage. Airport/train transport available. Limited to 8 participants + non-artist partner/spouse welcome. For course schedule & cost: or call 612-221-1140 or contact

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Gibson House Art Workshops/Retreats (Haverhill, New Hampshire)

The Gibson House Bed and Breakfast overlooks the peaceful landscape of New Hampshire's pristine Upper Connecticut River Valley, offering an idyllic setting for artists' workshops/retreats. You will find yourself inspired by the charming, unspoiled New England village and the picture-perfect village, garden and mountain views. Two 50-foot-long porches insure outdoor work and relaxation in any weather. And the 2000 square foot art gallery and workshop features 12 foot ceilings with great illumination. A wide variety of workshops are taught by an accomplished group of artists/instructors who have a passion for teaching all experience levels. Attending a Workshop at the Gibson House is an experience you will long remember. Visit, call (603) 989-3125 or (800) 989-2150, or email

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"Exploring Colored Pencil Potential" - Grand Marais, MN (June 29 - July 2, 2020)

Come to the majestic north shore of Lake Superior! This course focuses on "painting from a point", using a variety of pencils and surfaces to create dynamic, vividly-drawn paintings. Products used include: watercolor pencils, waxy/oily colored pencils, and wax pastels. Surfaces include papers, boards, and even sanded papers. Featuring an abundance of colored pencils and art materials, this workshop is full to the brim with personal attention, demonstrations, and techniques that are sure to increase your repertoire. Some drawing experience preferred. Kristy Kutch is an experienced workshop instructor, the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil. She is the featured artist on four instructional DVDs. Kristy is also the author of the book The New Colored Pencil. Contact Grand Marais Art Colony:;; or 218-387-2737.

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Click here to learn more about this watercolor workshop in Red Wing, Minnesota!

Watercolor Impressionism - Faces and Places (May 18-21, 2020)

Join Award Winning American Impressionist Michael Holter for Watercolor Impressionism - Faces and Places sponsored by Red Wing Arts May 18-21. This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting paintings of people and places. You will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results. You will engage in exercises that will solidify your content and discuss works and the impact these artists achieve using their techniques. By the end of the workshop you will feel confident that you can complete successful paintings. Red Wing Arts started in 1952 as an interactive educational arts program and sits on the shores of the beautiful Mississippi River in Red Wing Minnesota. Contact Red Wing Arts: or 651.388.7569

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The most personalized plein-air painting workshops in Europe

We have the reputation to be the company that organizes the most personalised painting workshops by taking care of you from start to finish. We provide transportation to painting spots in a comfortable mini van and a bilingual tour leader stays with you at all times. We hire the best teachers known for their love and reputation of teaching. Our workshops take place in unique places carefully chosen for their beauty but also their history, culture and food: France, Spain, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland. Because of the small size of the group (6 to 12 students), not only will the teacher will be able to spend time with each participant but each trip will feel like a family trip. Our motto is "Don't be a tourist, be our guest".,, 510-483-5713

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"Capturing the Light" Watercolor Workshop by Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS

Berkeley Arts Council, Martinsburg, WV is pleased to offer an exciting watercolor workshop by Lynn Ferris, AWS, NWS, nationally known artist and instructor. Bring your work to the next level. Light and shadow shouldn't be after thoughts in our paintings. Good use of light and shadow is one of the best ways to take a painting from ordinary to extraordinary. In her signature workshop "Capturing the Light," Lynn will show students how to use light and shadow to design stronger compositions and bring drama to a variety of subject matter. Students gain new skills and confidence working with shadows, light sources, creating glow, and more. Lynn provides handouts, reference materials, and lots of personal attention. May 2 and 3, 2020

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"Capturing the Magic of Tuscany" (September 4-12, 2020)

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

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Awaken Your True Creativity, Santa Fe, NM (April 22-25)

Join me on a unique 4-day experience in one of the most creative places in the world. Designed to rekindle the relationship with your inner artist through the art of mixed media. During the retreat you will uncover your true creativity by blending together different mediums to create an interesting and rich wall hanging art piece. You will create your own collage material through the exploration of different watercolor techniques. In addition to creating your own art piece during the retreat I will be walking you through a series of brief journaling exercises to help you connect with your inner artist and creativity. Includes all art materials, complimentary henna tattoo, yoga, food, field trip through Canyon Road and more.

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Small group creative vacations, art retreats and tailor made art experiences in Scotland, UK

There couldn't be a better way to experience Scotland with its incredible natural beauty and rich heritage. Book your space on one of our small group art tours or retreats, or let us design an exclusive creative experience for you and your companions. Check out our 2020 programme: Artist-led Outlander Art Experience; Painting in the Outer Hebrides; Art & wildlife cruise from Lewis & Harris to the Isle of Skye; Orkney creative retreat; Canal-based painting holiday; Singing holiday in Edinburgh and much more... We offer: Painting / drawing / weaving / pottery/ ceramics/ creative writing / photography / jewelry / silversmithing / stone carving / printmaking. New: singing holidays in traditional Scottish song. Find out more:

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Workshops for 2020

Join award-winning artist/instructor Sandra Iafrate this year as we learn, explore and create! A wonderful balance of fundamentals and guidance mixed with your own exploration to bring out the best artist in you! Feb. 29th: New Zealand: a full-day of demonstrations and creation. May 2 - 9 Provence: painting poppies and other wildflowers and landscapes in beautiful French countryside. (Registration for Provence closes soon, Jan. 30!) Oct. 3 - 11 Tuscany: staying amidst vineyards and olive trees in our beautiful farm house in Tuscany and Oct. 11 - 18, Sicily: capture beautiful rustic elegance of Sicily's seaside and countryside. Some paints and materials will be supplied! Only a few spots remaining on these memorable painting holidays. Call 289-696-2789 or email

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Margaret Bowland Oil Painting

The Bauhaus is pleased to announce Margaret Bowland will be instructing a 4-day workshop in oil painting. Margaret has taught painting at the New York Academy of Art for over 20 years and for the first time will be teaching outside of the academy! If you're planning on taking a workshop this year, make it this one. May 5, 6, 7, 8, 2020. Her workshop will focus on composition and painting techniques, producing the three stages of a painting that lead to the final product. The Bauhaus painting Studio is located in the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art in Central Wisconsin. This is an incredible opportunity to paint with one of the world's greatest contemporary figurative painters.

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Drawing Closer to Nature - Asheville, NC (May 7-10, 2020)

Nestled in the wooded hills north of Asheville, NC, Bend of Ivy Lodge is a place to retreat into the subtle inflections of spring. Join William Henry Price, artist, naturalist and experienced teacher in this art and nature immersion. We will work both outdoors and in the studio. Through painting, drawing and writing we form intimate contacts with wildflowers, rocks and streams. Hours of painting in a light-filled studio in a supportive, inspiring group. Gain a deeper connection with nature, a leap forward in painting technique, understanding the art of native peoples, and confidence in your own voice. We have timed our workshop to coincide with the spring ephemerals as well returning warblers and thrushes.

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Etruscan Places Landscape Painting in Tuscany and Civita Castellana

Etruscan Places offers a completely unique series of open air painting workshops on location, rain or shine, in some of Italy's most spectacular landscapes. Artists, curators, writers Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson are residents and home owners in both the USA and Italy. Their presence in Tuscany since 1995 guarantees their knowledge of the landscape, inhabitants and local culture and everything connected with it. Presently 4 distinct 1 week classes are offered May - October: Open Air Fundamentals (all levels); Elements of Landscape (intermediate +); Roman Campagna (advanced); Advanced Seminar. Fees include materials and surfaces, equipment, meals, accommodation, field trips and local transport. 12 student max and 2 instructors every class. 40%+ participant return rate. Contact 212-780-3216

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Not Just in the Mountains, We Workshop in Gorgeous Cities, on Cruise Ships and Abroad!

2020 - Cruising in Europe, touring and painting in Italy and in premier destinations, like Newport, OR, Miami, FL and beautiful Bend, Oregon. Study with Mary Whyte, David Taylor, Alvaro Castagnet, Herman Pekel, David Lobenberg, Joan Fullerton, Amanda Hyatt, Fealing Lin, Liz Walker and/or Kathleen Conover. We offer classes for all levels of painters in studio and en plein air. We host a reception the night before each workshops so you can meet your instructor and classmates before we get started. This is our 38th year of providing fine art painting workshops for aspiring artists like you. We hope you will join us!

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Mary Whyte Figure and Landscape Watercolor Workshop in St. Kitts (June 6-13, 2020)

Enjoy a full week of watercolor painting in a beautiful Caribbean setting of Christophe Harbour, St. Kitts with Mary Whyte, Portrait Society gold medal recipient. This retreat is designed for a small group of artists to work directly with one of the world's most renowned watercolor artists. Mary will show you techniques, compositions, mixing color, creating great backgrounds, how to work with models, avoid mistakes and give personal critiques and great tips for marketing your work. A full week of Caribbean fun planned for you: snorkeling boat trip, dancing to steel drums, watching beautiful sunsets, and enjoying 5-star meals. A boat trip to Nevis to paint at an old plantation Golden Rock and dinner at Sunshines. $4,200 - Single Occupancy. Contact Beth Haizlip: or (904) 535-9525

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Paint Maine, New Mexico, Arizona and Worldwide with Michael Chesley Johnson

Join internationally-recognized artist, author and instructor Michael Chesley Johnson in beautiful locations like Downeast Maine, New Mexico and Arizona. Contributor to Pastel Journal, The Artists Magazine and author of books and videos, Michael has taught in the US, Canada and abroad for 20 years. Join him in Maine and Arizona for all-level workshops and retreats; in New Mexico for private painting intensives and retreats; or abroad for exclusive sketching tours in places such as Scotland. In the workshops, Michael will show you his process for capturing the landscape quickly and effectively but without sacrificing mood or magic. Advanced students also will benefit. He will travel to your location for a group workshop - or join your group on a trip, worldwide!

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Discover Japan: Watercolor Pen and Ink Art Retreat

Take this journey through Japan with an award-winning artist, Lorraine Watry, NWS, RMNWS, CWS, PPWS. As we travel through central Japan touring and sketching, Lorraine's 25 years of watercolor experience will help you to develop your own style of watercolor pen and ink artwork. From light sketching to Plein air painting Lorraine will guide you by providing personalized instruction, demonstrations and group critiques. This art retreat welcomes artists of all levels. Beginner to advanced students can collaborate and encourage each other in a creative atmosphere. Tour highlights - 26 hours of Art Workshop Time, Mori Building Digital Art Museum, Private Workshop at Pigment Art Store, Tea Ceremony, Japanese Calligraphy Class and more. Guided Tour with Samurai Tours.

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Plein-Air Urban Watercolour Workshops in Barcelona

Year round - This is an opportunity to enjoy a 5-day plein-air intensive urban watercolor workshop in the heart of Barcelona. Professional artist Paul Raymonde and his wife Angela run this unusual city based painting course in one of Europe's most beautiful metropolis'. The week's curriculum is carefully structured to cover all aspects of technique. Starting with simple value studies it rapidly progresses to full colour paintings. Classes are held in the mornings leaving visitors time to explore the sights and culture of Barcelona. All materials are supplied and a picnic lunch with wine (if desired). All abilities are welcome. Visit the website for details.

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"Lush and Lively Colored Pencil"

The New Jersey shore beckons you! Explore the possibilities that can literally be drawn from the point of a colored pencil- or watercolor pencil! With vast choices of surfaces, blending tools, and techniques, colored pencil yields a tremendous range of effects: shimmer and shine, saturated intensity, sparkling highlights, even fluid, transparent effects. This promises to be an enjoyable workshop in a beautiful, historic Victorian mansion near the Atlantic Ocean. Kristy is an experienced, upbeat, supportive instructor who is the author of two colored pencil books and the featured artist in four DVDs. She has taught over 200 workshops, readily making her students feel at home, whatever their experience. Contact Workshop Coordinator, Tamara Woronczuk, at the Ocean County Artists' Guild: or 732-998-8286

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artbreak Arts Immersion Vacations in Prague (Czech Republic)

Named in 2008 by National Geographic as one of the world's 'Best Girlfriends Getaways'! The secret is out: artbreak is a one-of-a-kind learning vacation and totally new way to experience a great European capital - via its artistic heart. artbreak puts you in intimate contact with Prague's vibrant artistic community, morning to night, for six creativity-filled days. Your mornings: three hours in an atelier, honing your skills at painting, collage and ceramics. Afterwards you'll browse private galleries and major museums, then fit in some wine tasting and dinner before heading out to savor the absolute best of Prague's opera, theatre, ballet, and superlative jazz scene. artbreak is a chance to inspire your artistic self and an exquisitely choreographed cultural adventure. Visit to learn more.

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"Capture Ecuador with Kristy Kutch"

Ecuador is incredible: highlands, snow-capped mountains, volcanoes, and waterfalls. Under the guidance of this experienced tour company, visit Inca markets and stay in historic haciendas (with modern amenities.) The Galapagos Islands, 600 miles west of South America, are the crown jewel of the natural world. They offer a fantastic range of unique creatures. Staying aboard the magnificent cruise ship M/V Santa Cruz, participants will enjoy the guidance of a naturalist, plus options for hiking, snorkeling, and glass bottom boat tours. Since the Galapagos are environmentally protected, some art media are not allowed. Colored pencil and graphite pencil are permitted and encouraged. Kristy Kutch, an experienced instructor and author, will guide the group in sketching and capturing these unique experiences. $8,550 per person.

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Lucy Levenson Textile Workshop in South-West France (September 7-10, 2020)

We are delighted to welcome British textile artist Lucy Levenson to tutor an inspirational four-day workshop from 7th September 2020. The course will be located in the stunning Medieval Templar chapel studio La Chapelle D'Escrimis in South West France. Lucy, whose work is vibrant and uplifting, will teach you how to create your own 18 x 18-inch version of her latest design 'Hare in Flower Meadow". Your panel will be made using vintage fabrics, hand sewn embroidery silks and fabric paint. All equipment and materials will be provided. All levels of experience welcomed. Small class to enable plenty of instruction time. At the conclusion of the course you will have the skills and knowledge to continue your own textile creations.

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A variety of one week painting workshops all year around in Puerto Vallarta

Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops established in 1989, offers a great variety of one week workshops in Puerto Vallarta, Old Town, Mexico, picturesque and inspirational setting where the ocean meets the mountains. We welcome beginners to advanced artists to join acrylic and mixed media painting workshops, teaching expressionist, abstract and realistic painting. Choose one of the scheduled workshops or contact us for a private week. Novice encouraged to enroll. We offer personalized instruction in a small group setting from accomplished and experienced painters and instructors. It is a fantastic vacation blending painting and side seeing, the beach, shopping, restaurants and brilliant light. Gain experience and confidence! Contact us in advance at and

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