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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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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 or get in touch at

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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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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 or contact Kristy at or 219-874-4688.

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Watercolor Painting Retreat in the French Countryside with Artist Michele Illing (France, May 11-18, 2021)

Join artist Michele Illing on a watercolor painting retreat in the French countryside and draw your creative inspiration from beautiful vine covered hills and picturesque villages. Receive expert individual tuition, stay at a beautiful country house, embrace the freedom to paint en plein air, and enjoy delicious homemade meals. UpTrek painting retreat inclusions: 7 nights of accommodation - All meals and drinks - Painting and sketching classes, individual tuition, and demonstrations with artist Michele Illing - Painting trips to Chalais, Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Saint-Émilion vineyards - Easels, art boards, water containers - Wine and cheese tasting - Traditional French market visit - Private transportation. For details, please visit or get in touch at

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Explore Your True Creativity with Mixed Media

Are you a beginning artist or someone interested in starting a creative practice? Have prior art experience, but would like to take your creativity to the next level? Mixed Media is the perfect way to free up your creativity, especially if you feel blocked or hesitant to start. Lisa Agaran is a professional artist, instructor and creativity coach. She not only teaches you the basics, she will also show you how to blend a variety of techniques, materials and mediums for artistic freedom. Lisa offers online courses and live Zoom classes such as Mixed Media Abstract, Book of Creative Awakenings, Mixed Media Minis and more. When you allow mistakes & accidents into the creative process, artistic magic happens. Visit

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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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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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Botanical and Floral Art Retreat in Portugal with Artist Janie Pirie (Portugal, August 28 - September 4, 2021)

Join artist Janie Pirie on a botanical and floral art retreat on the Algarve coast in Portugal. Receive expert art tuition, stay at a restored authentic Portuguese private villa with panoramic views of the hills and the ocean, indulge in chef-made meals served with some of the best local wines, and get inspired by bohemian Lisbon, Sintra's UNESCO world heritage palaces, and the nearby São Julião beach. UpTrek painting retreat inclusions: 7 nights of accommodation - Meals and drinks - Illustration and drawing classes, individual tuition, and demonstrations with gold-medal winning botanical artist Janie Pirie - Trips to Lisbon and Sintra - Private transportation and airport transfers. For details, please visit or get in touch at

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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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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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"Capture Ecuador with Kristy Kutch" (March 8-20, 2021)

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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