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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 www.gibsonhousebb.com, call (603) 989-3125 or (800) 989-2150, or email gibsonhousebb@charter.net

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Plein Air Painting Retreat with Artist Nicholas O'Leary in Almería (Spain, September 30 - October 7, 2021)

Join artist Nicholas O'Leary on a plein air painting retreat in Almería, Spain. Receive expert tuition and get inspired by an idyllic oasis full of exotic palms, trees and plants from all over the world, waterfalls, fountains, and ponds. Stay at a stunning Spanish Finca, enjoy delicious organic meals, and take in the Granada skyline and Sierra Nevada scenic vistas from the Alhambra's red fortress towers. UpTrek painting retreat inclusions: 7 nights of accommodation - All meals and drinks - Painting and sketching classes, individual tuition, and demonstrations with artist Nicholas O'Leary - Full-day trip to Granada - Easels, art boards - Private transportation and airport transfers. For details, please visit uptrek.com or get in touch at contact@uptrek.com.

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Kristy Kutch Colored Pencil Workshops

Kristy Kutch has been creating colored pencil art for almost thirty years and has been teaching colored pencil workshops since 1991. A teacher with a life license, she applies many basic learning principles to her workshops, enthusiastically meeting each student at the appropriate level. Beginners are always welcome, but even advanced artists benefit from Kristy's instruction. Offering demonstrations of techniques and the characteristics of different types of colored pencils, papers, and other related materials, Kristy covers a wide range of possibilities. Kristy is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil. She is also the feature artist in the Artist Palette Productions DVD "Colored Pencil Landscapes: Beyond The Basics". Kristy's workshops are held nationwide; each is an enjoyable, supportive, memorable experience in a beautiful location. Visit www.artshow.com/kutch/ or contact Kristy at kakutch@earthlink.net or 219-874-4688.

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Mary Whyte Watercolor Workshop (Wallingford, PA)

Join Mary Whyte for an inspiring and educational two days of painting the figure from life in watercolor, suitable for students of all levels. Mary will guide students in color mixing, drawing, composition, getting a likeness and creating dynamic works, as well as offer tips on marketing and the business side of being an artist. Each day will start with a painting demonstration, then the students will paint alongside Mary as she offers one-on-one assistance and encouragement. Learn how to capture your subject in a watercolor portrait with expert, Mary Whyte. Sponsored by Philadelphia Water Color Society. For details, please visit www.pwcsociety.org or email Denise Vitollo at denise.vitollo@pwcsociety.org

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Painting Retreat at the French Manoir with Artists Carolyn Gavin and Helen Dardik (September 23-30, 2021)

Join artists Carolyn Gavin and Helen Dardik on a painting retreat in the historical Limousin area of France. Receive expert tuition focusing on a variety of styles, techniques, mediums and subject matter and get inspired by luscious landscapes, rolling hills, fairy-tale beaux villages and chateaus. Stay at a stunning 18th-century French Manoir and enjoy exquisite gourmet meals accompanied by some of the best wines the region has to offer. UpTrek painting retreat inclusions: 7 nights of accommodation - Meals and drinks - Painting workshop and individual tuition with artists Carolyn Gavin and Helen Dardik - Trips to Limoges, Arnac-Pompadour and Ségur-le-Château - Private transportation and transfers. For details, please visit uptrek.com or get in touch at contact@uptrek.com.

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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 www.landscapepainting.com or call 212-780-3216.

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Foundational Art Classes with Judith Becker

Judith Becker is a professional artist with degrees in design and education. As the Education Director for the Berkeley Arts Council in Martinsburg, WV, her popular classes cover many art techniques to enhance the skills of beginners and experienced artists. She specializes in painting with colored pencil, pastel and watercolor, and often mixes her media for unusual effects. In April and May, she will offer introductions to two of her favorites: Colored Pencil and Watercolor Pencil - similar media with subtle nuances. Judith's deep knowledge of color, style, and technique will help build on your current experience; enabling you to progress in your artistic skills! Classes are adapted for presentation via Zoom.

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Unique Mixed Media Classes to Expand Your Artistic Skills

Tired of traditional art classes? Looking for something different? Or hesitant to start? Try exploring your creativity through mixed media. Whether you're a beginner interested in starting a creative practice or experienced and would like to take your skills to the next level, Lisa offers a variety of live Zoom classes and unique projects. She not only teaches you the basics, she will also show you how to blend a variety of mixed media techniques for artistic freedom. When you allow mistakes & accidents into the creative process, artistic magic happens. Lisa Agaran is a professional artist, instructor and creativity coach. Visit TrueCreativityWithin.com.

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Plein Air Tuscany in Italy

With over 35 years of experience painting in Tuscany artist Garrett Speirs will expose you to the most beautiful backroads of Tuscany. Seven amazing days of painting and learning down long forgotten country roads. The workshop is very limited in size so that in-depth instruction is available to every student. Each day begins with a demonstration and topic of the day. Our countryside farm house is truly a special place to spend our week. Almost all meals are included in our stay. Farm to table multi-course bountiful meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Spring 2021: April 23-29.

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Pastel Workshop and Demo with Aline Ordman (Online)

Philadelphia Water Color Society invites you to join Master Pastelist Aline Ordman, for her Pastel Workshop and Demo. In the workshop students will be working from their own photo references, and they will transform these images into pastel paintings using the principles of color and design. Along with daily painting demonstrations, Aline will emphasize the understanding of color in terms of temperature, intensity and value while translating those ideas using pastel technique. Individual attention and group critiques will serve to help students in their efforts. This class is limited in size to provide optimal time working with each artist. For details visit www.pwcsociety.org or contact Denise Vitollo at denise.vitollo@pwcsociety.org

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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 www.artbreak.org to learn more.

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Painting Retreat at the Château with Artists Carolyn Gavin and Helen Dardik (France, September 14-21, 2021)

Join artists Carolyn Gavin and Helen Dardik on a painting retreat at an authentic château in the South of France. Receive expert tuition focusing on a variety of styles, techniques, mediums and subject matter, enjoy a stunning 22-acre private estate, draw your inspiration from quintessentially French medieval villages, and indulge in the exquisite local cuisine. UpTrek painting retreat inclusions: 7 nights of accommodation at Château Dumas - Meals and drinks - Painting workshop and individual tuition with artists Carolyn Gavin and Helen Dardik - Trips to Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, Les Jardins de Quercy, Montpezat-de-Quercy and wine tasting at a local winery - Private transportation and airport transfers. For details, please visit uptrek.com or get in touch at contact@uptrek.com.

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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: www.ShenandoahArtDestination.com or call 612-221-1140 or contact nancy@shenandoahartdestination.com.

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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". www.frenchescapade.com, contact@frenchescapade.com, 510-483-5713

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Judy Mudd Watercolor Workshops and Classes

Online Workshops and Classes! Learn how to paint in watercolor from home! Judy has taught students to paint in watercolor for over 15 years. Step-by-step, students have a bird's eye view of Judy's painting setup, and can see every move from drawing, mixing paint on her palette, to brushwork and more. Sessions include reference photos, drawing guides prior to class, then group discussion regarding artistic concept and composition, Q&A, warmup exercises, and pauses during the painting process for student reviews. Many students love these online lessons better than in-person because they see so much. Plus, all workshop and class sessions are recorded and available to download and keep for review over and over.

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Creative Entrepreneur Retreat with Artist Cat Coquillette in France (August 28 - September 4, 2021)

Join artist Cat Coquillette and educator Logan Elliott for an "artpreneur" retreat at a beautiful 18th century countryside manor in Southwestern France. In addition to painting alongside Cat every morning, you'll also learn insider-knowledge to succeed in the art industry. Visit enchanting chateaus and beaux villages and indulge in exquisite French cuisine paired with some of the best wines in the region. UpTrek painting retreat inclusions: 7 nights of accommodation - Meals and drinks - Painting workshop and individual tuition with artist CatCoquillette and educator Logan Elliott - Trips to Château de Pompadour, the Pompadour National Anglo-Arab Stud and Ségur-le-Château - Private transportation and transfers. For details, please visit uptrek.com or get in touch at contact@uptrek.com.

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