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Art Workshop in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Diana Sanford Jam Session! Workshop in Pastel & Mixed Media (Ann Arbor, MI)
October 23-25, 2017

Ever wonder why we "play" music but do art "work"? Come and practice improvising in this playful, interactive workshop. The ability to be spontaneous, receptive and in the moment is vital in our creative process. In this workshop, through carefully structured exercises, you'll train your brain to readily engage the spontaneous mode, strengthening it to become an equal partner in your art making.

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Watercolor Painting Workshop in Barcelona, Spain

Plein-Air Urban Watercolour Workshops in Barcelona
Year-round (see website for details)

This is an opportunity to enjoy a 5 day plein-air intensive watercolor workshop in the heart of Barcelona, Spain. Professional artist Paul Raymonde and his wife Angela run an urban painting course in one of Europe's most beautiful cities. Classes are carefully structured to explain and practice the intricacies of traditional watercolor technique.

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Painting Workshop in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Abstract 101 Mixed Media, Let go and Let Loose in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Monthly workshop starting Nov. 2017

The joy of painting resides in each of us! All you have to do is let loose and let go of pre-conceived ideas. Also abstract art has an undetectable structure. You will learn to understand and have fun applying it. Enhance your creativity, develop new hobby, helps experienced painters loosen-up. Give yourself the gift of play and create beautiful art!

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Painting Workshop in Teton Valley, Idaho

Plein Air Landscape Workshop in beautiful Teton Valley, Idaho
October 1-5, 2017

Join top plein air painter Sid Delmar Leach in Victor, Idaho. Workshop offers a choice of painting in watercolor or acrylic as a water-based medium in the traditional format. Classes will begin at Dreamcatcher Bed and Breakfast taking advantage of the autumn colors and then progress to the rivers, mountains and foliage of the surrounding area within the valley.

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Linocut Workshop in Ubud, Bali

Linocut Workshop in Ubud Bali
January 7-14, 2018

Rediscover the joy of creating. Quieten your mind and connect to your true self making Linocuts. Enter into a creative space with this fully immersive art experience. Absorb the beautiful surroundings, and create without distraction. Learn new skills and share with likeminded people. Explore the possibilities of this unique art form with experienced artist and printmaker Shana James and return home feeling rejuvenated and inspired.

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Painting workshop in Boone, NC

"Luminous, Lustrous Colored Pencil" (Boone, NC)
October 2-6, 2017

Discover the "pointed potential" of colored pencil with Kristy Kutch is the author of 2 books and is the featured artist in 4 instructional DVDs. Kristy teaches colored pencil workshops nationwide. Both "traditional" (waxy) and watercolor pencils are included, with fascinating "painterly" techniques for both types of pencils. Watersoluble wax pastels are also featured. Enjoy an unforgettable workshop in a top-notch atmosphere!

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Painting Plein Air in Italy

Color and Light Tuscany with Marjorie Glick- All mediums!
June 2-9, 2018

Learn to think like a painter while under the Tuscan Sun! We will stay at the beautifully restored San Fedele monastery in the Chianti hills dating from the 11th century. Experience the beauty of Tuscany while enlivening your artists eye to paint/sketch what moves you. The week includes: daily plein air lessons, excursions to sightsee and paint, all breakfasts and all dinners.

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Online painting courses

Visit & Paint France from Home with Dreama (Online)

The online workshop that takes you to France with breathtaking videos-you get to "walk" in Provence and paint the heart of France! All online, take the course at a pace that works for you! If you'd like to paint in a looser style with colors that make your heart sing, this is it!

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