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Color and Light Tuscany with Marjorie Glick (Tuscany, Italy)


Sep. 17-24, 2016

All mediums! 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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'Inspiration in India' Art Retreat in Kerala (Kerala, India)


Oct. 14-21, 2016

Come and stay on a beautiful farm retreat in the heart of the languid, tropical Keralan backwaters. Daily painting classes led by Linda Chaves of the Pink Buddha Art Studio, and trips, outings, pickups and cultural events all included. Option to extend your stay. This will be a life-changing, unforgettable experience of true beauty. Please see website for more details.

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7 Nights in the Cultural Countryside of Portugal (Lisbon, Portugal)


April 30 - May 7, 2016

This workshop is held in a charming village just outside of Lisbon and includes excursions and most meals. Daily studio and plein-air classes are open to painters of all levels and mediums. We will focus on painting traditional still life subjects in and around our fairy tale setting. Visits to Sintra, Mafra, the seaside village of Ericeira and fortified town of Obidos are included. 8 painters maximum.

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Plein-Air Workshop on California's Central Coast (Los Osos and Morro Bay, CA)


April 5-8, 2016

Join artist Ken Christensen for four days of painting around California's Central Coast. Classes are four consecutive afternoons at four different locations. The locations will be centered around Morro Bay and will vary from seascapes to vineyards. The first day, students will meet at Ken's home/studio for a complimentary lunch and meeting with the other artists. $390

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10 Night Provence Plein Air Workshop (Goult, France)


July 17-27, 2016

This extended Plein Air workshop includes 10 nights in a luxurious chateau, full board, transfers, supplies, daily trips to the most iconic painting sites in Provence, and instruction by Liz Hutchinson-Sperry, a recognized expert on painting Plein Air in the French countryside. Capture the color-drenched landscapes of Provence on your canvas this summer!

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Secret, Sacred France Plein Air Workshop (Minerve, France)


June 18-25, 2016

7-night oil and acrylic workshop in a region of France that is cloaked in medieval mystery. Paint the land of the Cathars, the Knights Templar, the Holy Grail, and iconic sites of intrigue such as Rennes Le Chateau. Full board, daily excursions to painting sites with instruction, spectacular accommodations, transfers, basic Plein Air Supplies, lectures and learning.

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Alain Picard - "The Painterly Portrait in Pastel" (Ann Arbor, Michigan)


April 1-3, 2016

In this workshop, we will learn how to light, pose, and photograph our subject, and work from photographic reference materials to create lifelike painterly portraits. Alain will begin day one with a full demonstration of a painterly approach to pastel, using the live model. This demonstration covers pastel portrait techniques for creating an accurate likeness & developing a painterly style.

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Put Drama in Your Figures and Portraits (Scottsdale, AZ)


January 18-22, 2016

The most successful paintings go beyond mere rendering; they tell a story. This workshop will focus on the planning and techniques necessary to create a "painting" rather than a "study." Even a portrait can tell a story! William Schneider will demonstrate in oil and pastels and present a slide show of masterworks that embody these principles.

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Sculptural Felted Garments (Coupeville, WA)


October 13-17, 2015

This feltmaking workshop explores the different possibilities of felted garment designs. Creating intricate and original surface designs using nuno prefelts, each student will develop a pattern that suits her body shape. The main focus of this workshop will be on surface decoration and the manipulation of garment design.

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Earth Images: The Art of Nature Printing with Dawn Wilkins (Key West, FL)


March 9, 2016

A variety of natural subjects including outrageous leaves, ferns, fish, flowers and corals, inspire artist Dawn Wilkins to celebrate their essence in her original hand made mixed media prints and textile designs. Students will be introduced to this accessible and fun technique, printing plants and natural subjects. Supplies are included.

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Fostering Self-Awareness through Art (Philadelphia, PA)


February 13 - April 16, 2016

This course is designed to foster self-awareness, wellness, and enhanced consciousness through creating art. Students' dreams, thoughts, and feelings will be the basis for class work in a variety of materials and media including drawing, painting, collage and sculpture.

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Screenprinting and Beyond (Philadelphia, PA)


January 29 - April 22, 2016

The versatile nature of screenprinting lends itself to printing on paper, fabric and other surfaces. This course will cover all aspects of the process including screen preparation, image development, and printing techniques. The instructor will demonstrate the versatility of the medium by using screenprinting to create a collograph plate, soft ground etching, and a relief print.

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Creating Abstraction in Pastel or Acrylic (Bernard, ME)


August 10-13, 2015

This workshop will emphasize developing abstract paintings in pastel or acrylic. Students will learn a variety of ways to develop both non-objective and nature based abstractions. Time will be spent drawing from nature and taking these drawings back to the studio to create abstractions. Students will learn to "loosen up", be more expressive and work intuitively.

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Color and Energy Workshop: Oils or Acrylics (Bainbridge Island, WA)


May 12-15, 2016

Join artist Karen O'Neil for this four-day painting intensive. Working from still life, students are encouraged to work with larger brushes, and to simplify form. Focus is on the study of atmospheric effects of light on color. Building form with value and color will be emphasized. The relationship of color theory to representational painting will be discussed. All levels welcome.

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Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting (Fish Creek, WI)


June 13-15, 2016

Have you ever wondered how to Loosen-Up your painting style? Paint with more Freedom? Be more Spontaneous? Be more Expressive? Then this workshop is for you! I will teach you how to do all of these while realizing there must be a foundation of structure and design for your abstract paintings. Watercolor, acrylic, oil and pastel are welcome.

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Watercolor Painting Workshop (Bali, Indonesia)


August 8-22, 2016

Spend two weeks with us on the exotic island of Bali, painting as well as learning about a new culture, new foods, interesting traditions and ceremonies, native dances, museums, massages on the beach ...also great shopping possibilities. Indeed, this is a trip to remember! It's a sensory paradise.

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Painting People (Langley, WA)


May 30 - June 3, 2016

Alla prima oil painting, direct painting wet on wet. In this workshop, students will paint from life, observing the model carefully to see and understand the form and also express the character of the individual posing. The objective of the workshop is to develop skill to paint realistically in the tradition of the Old Masters.

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