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Click here to learn more about this Plein Air Painting Workshop in Grand Canyon National Park!

"Art on the Water" Plein Air River Trip: August 24 - September 1, 2024

Special Interest 9 day Plein Air Painting/Sketching Workshop in Grand Canyon National Park (Grand Canyon, Arizona). Painting White Water, Side Canyons and Botany, Managing artwork in the wilderness, Setting up quick compositions,Talks on Art History in Grand Canyon. Take a river trip of a lifetime and get a chance to sit on the Colorado River and paint!
Instructor: Ani Eastwood with Grand Canyon Expeditions
Sponsor: Grand Canyon Expeditions Company
Website, 1-800-544-2691

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Click here to learn more about this art workshop holiday in Ireland!

Art adventure in Ireland with celebrated Irish Artist Hugh O'Neill (August 18-24, 2024)

All your art materials and easel are supplied free at the painting locations as part of the price so you can relax and have fun as you learn and tour. We are celebrating 26 years of total success, positive testimonials and 100 percent customer satisfaction. If you are thinking of traveling all the way from USA to Europe for an art workshop holiday, you will definitely want to be with the magically talented and experienced Hugh O'Neill. Enjoy daily Individualized instruction with informative painting demonstrations You will visit and experience castles, beaches by the Irish Sea, St Patrick's first church, art theory lectures, touring beautiful coastal areas of County Down in Ireland.

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Click here to learn more about these colored pencil workshops!

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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Click here to learn more about this Watercolor Workshop in the Green Mountains of Vermont!

Richard Sneary, AWS, NWS - Watercolor Workshop: June 13-15, 2024

Enjoy three days of painting in the Green Mountains of Vermont with nationally recognized artist and experienced workshop presenter, Richard Sneary, AWS, NWS. Sneary's paintings are recognized for their depiction of light through the use of value and color and always illustrate a sense of place, its character and the story being told. This will be a plein air and studio workshop. Experience with the medium of watercolor is expected. Presented by Valley Artists Guild, Warren, VT. Class size is limited. Cost: $325. Registration at 802-583-2224 or contact

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Click here to learn more about this Art Workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico!

Handmade in Oaxaca, Art + Culture Workshop: watercolor, mixed media/collage, natural pigments, masks (September 27 - October 6, 2024)

This workshop focuses on the handmade - work you make, and beautiful art and handicrafts made in Oaxaca. In the art class, we'll start with watercolor, adding natural pigments sourced in Oaxaca to our palette. We'll create visual texture and imagery with mixed media and collage, using paper scraps, old magazines, maps & newspaper, bits and pieces of ephemera. We'll paint our own little wooden mask, with instruction from a master mask maker. Includes field trips to a Sunday market, studio visits with an accomplished Oaxacan painter/printmaker, a papermaking studio, a master painter & mask maker, an art center housed in a renovated textile factory, and a guided street art walk- all mixed in with art instruction and creative play time.

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Click here to learn more about these Inspirational Artist's Retreats!

Roisin O'Farrell Artist's Retreats

Inspirational Retreats to Bring You To Life. Carefully crafted to balance our days with blocks of time for painting indoors and out, leisurely dining, music and poetry, excursions and free time to chill or swim. These retreats offer you a nurturing blend of painting without expectation, breathing life into your creativity and allowing yourself to be looked after, for a change. Three spectacular locations worldwide. Small intimate groups. It's not hard to imagine finding inspiration from the wild Atlantic coastline of idyllic Ireland, or immersing yourself in the ancient light of Malta, or gazing out at the vast, rolling Catskill Mountains in the US.

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Expressive Loose Watercolors: Flowers to Figures - April 28 to May 2, 2024

Join award-winning artist Janet Rogers at the picturesque Connecticut River Valley Inn in historic Glastonbury, CT. Experience hands-on instruction, inspiration, and camaraderie in a dynamic workshop. Beginning with fresh flowers as inspiration, progress to capturing the head and figure. Through engaging drawing and painting exercises, develop a loose, natural approach for more spontaneous and expressive paintings. Learn to depict translucent flesh tones and capture the gesture of the person, including painting children. All levels welcome! Explore more about this workshop and our beautiful property and register now by clicking the link below. Limited spots available!

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Click here to learn more about this Art Workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico!

Día de Muertos Oaxaca Art + Culture Workshop: watercolor, group altar, sand tapestry (October 26 - November 4, 2024)

Experience a hands-on deep dive into the authentic traditions of Day of the Dead. Visit a local mercado to find altar decorations and offerings. Then spend your days painting imagery and symbolic representations of loved ones to honor their memories, assemble a beautiful group altar (with photos of your dearly departed), and construct and decorate a traditional sand tapestry. Visit two cemeteries where Oaxaqueños lovingly adorn the graves of their ancestors and bring offerings to share with their spirits. Participate in a comparsa - the traditional Muertos parade. Field trips include artisan studio visits: tapetes (woven wool rugs) alebrijes (carved wooden objects) and a women's red clay collective (who will invite us to see their own gorgeous Muertos altar).

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Click here to learn more about these art tours in Prague!

artbreakTM Arts Immersion Vacations in Prague and Florence

Named in 2008 by National Geographic as one of the world's 'Best Girlfriends Getaways'! The secret is out: artbreakTM is a one-of-a-kind learning vacation and totally new way to experience two great European capitals - via their artistic hearts. artbreakTM puts you in intimate contact with vibrant artistic communities, 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 opera, symphony, ballet, and jazz. artbreakTM is a chance to inspire your artistic self and an exquisitely choreographed cultural adventure. Visit to learn more.

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Click here to learn more about this Plein Air Painting workshop in Vermont!

Plein Air Workshop series in Southern Vermont at The Wilmington Inn

The Wilmington Inn in historic Wilmington is the base for a painting retreat in Vermont's Green Mountains. Surrounded by lakes, mountains, and forests, the area's mid-summer landscape is lush and colorful. As artists, you will be taking the time to observe and record where we are and what we see. Your time there will be richer than that of most tourists who simply pass through. We will celebrate the Vermont landscape through an artist's eye, our drawings and paintings becoming visual records of our experience. This workshop is an opportunity for you to experience the plein air painting process. Working outdoors on-site allows us to immerse ourselves in the land with all our senses - looking, listening, and smelling the unique character of the location.

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