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Art Workshops, Classes & Tours

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Watercolor in the Land of Lakes and Volcanoes
Click here to learn more about these watercolor workshops in Granada! This 5-day watercolor workshop in the Colonial Heart of Nicaragua is designed to take advantage of the country's natural beauty. We will practice perspective and composition on colorful streets, learn to emulate sunlight as it passes through the forest canopy, plein air paint along a meandering rural road, and capture the essence of Pacific seascapes. Instructor, Amy Bushnell, studied under renown artist, Andy Braitman, in Charlotte, NC, before starting Centro de Arte, a studio/gallery located in the tropical courtyard of an old Colonial-style home. Workshop instruction is combined with activities that will further inspire your creative soul including a cloud forest hike, horse-drawn carriage ride, and natural springs, led by expert guide, Jessica Schugel, Buen Viaje Tours. Limited to 6 participants. www.tourstonicaragua.com/nicaragua-on-canvas-artist-workshop.html

Southeast Masterpiece Christian Artist Conference and Workshops Feb. 18 - 22, 2015 in sunny Florida
Click here to learn more about these workshops in Panama City Beach! After a decade of conferences and exhibits on the West Coast, Masterpiece Christian Fine Arts presents the Southeast Regional Christian Artists Conference and Workshops Feb. 18 - 22nd, 2015 on the sugary white sand beach in Panama City Beach. Breakout of winter doldrums and enjoy camaraderie with other dynamic artists at Laguna Beach Retreat Center. Choose one of 4 tracks to paint with widely respected master instructors. Thomas Blackshear - Excellence in Composition/Design, Frank Ordaz, Portraiture, Tim Solliday - Plein Air, Randall Hasson Calligraphy/art Journaling. This pivotal life event equips artists of faith with technical tools and inspiration to effectively infuse a Biblical worldview with excellence into their piece of the world through fine art. www.mcsoutheast.com or info@mcfineartsfoundation.org or 541-601-7496.

Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA) - La Pointe, WI
Click here to learn more about these art classes and workshops in Wisconsin! Madeline Island School of the Arts is one of the nation's best art and craft schools with 5-day workshops - May through October. The school is located on Madeline Island, surrounded by Lake Superior and the other 21 Apostle Islands. Madeline has an art tradition that dates back 300 years. Step into the peacefulness of "Island Time," where the beautiful blue waters, scenic views and saturated colors will inspire you. Learn plein air and studio painting techniques with some of the best instructors in the world. Classes in photography, writing, quilting, fiber arts and yoga are also available. The school's exclusive lodging is just steps away from the studios. Enjoy delicious meals and signature sun tea while you focus on your creativity. To view a complete schedule, and to register online, visit www.madelineschool.com, email misa@cheqnet.net, or call 715.747.2054.

Artist Residency in Romania
Click here to learn more about this Artist Residency program in Sibiu, Romania! Dacia Gallery invites emerging and established artists to participate in an exciting Artist Residency program in Sibiu, Romania. Dacia's Artist Residency provides an academic program to inspire, refine and redefine the creative direction of artists in a painting intensive program. We are accepting artists that want to dedicate their time to painting and courses will alternate between figurative painting and drawing, the business of art, guest speakers and lecturers. Plus a group exhibition for the resident artists in Romania and at Dacia Gallery in NYC. For more information and to register please visit our website: www.daciagallery.com

Join Tony van Hasselt, A.W.S. to paint plein air in nature's studio without walls!
Click here to learn more about Tony's watercolor workshops! Watercolor workshops at inspiring locations. Spend the Summer on the coast of Maine. See Fall foliage in Vermont or New Hampshire. Search by area in the left column. Join domestic workshops for three or five days. This winter enjoy a warm, sunny break at Tony's annual Escapaint in a small fishing village near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. An all inclusive price plus early bird discounts. On all workshops, enjoy demonstrations, lots of individual painting time and assistance. During critiques, improvements are painted on acetate placed over your work. It is never touched. See and photograph results. Tony's paintings, books, DVD's and workshop listings are at www.vanhasseltworkshops.com

Plein Air Provence with Ted Matz, June 24 - July 1, 2015
Click here to learn more about this printmaking workshop in Bali! A Plein Air Painting Workshop in Arles and St. Remy, France. This is more than a painting workshop with daily-personalized instruction but also an educational adventure into the life of one of the greatest painters of the modern era. Imagine painting in the same locations where Van Gogh painted some of his most important works. The workshop will be based in St. Remy at the Villa Glanum, located across from the asylum where Vincent Van Gogh lived and painted some of his most famous works such as "Starry Night". Contact Mary Lee Kenny at The Travel Gallery-American Express, 561-745-1553 or visit www.thetravelgallery.com

Painting Vacation in San Miguel de Allende, The Heart of Mexico
Click here to learn more about these art workshops in Mexico! Enjoy a fantastic painting vacation in Mexico at Cristi Fer Art Studio, teaching since 1989. San Miguel de Allende is a charming Colonial mountain town with exuberant atmosphere and lots to explore. A Heaven for artists! With mild winters, sunny and bright all year-round! Our workshop participants are anywhere from novice, beginner to experienced painters. At Cristi Fer Art Studio you can choose a "One Painting in One Day" confidence enhancing workshop, to "5 Paintings in 5 Days" including drawing, acrylics, mixed media, representational and abstract or "Art Adventure in Mexico" photography, in studio and plein air painting. All workshops are offered all year around. One week starting at $450 USD per person or bring your own small group and save while you enjoy painting with friends. Contact us cristiferart@yahoo.com, www.cristiferart.com

Master Classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Click here to learn more about these art classes in Philadelphia! The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) was founded in 1805, and is the nation's first school and museum of art. Located in a vibrant Center City, Philadelphia location, PAFA is only blocks away from the city's major art museums including the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum. Our Master Classes and Workshops offer you the opportunity to work with renowned artists with national and international reputations, many of them on the PAFA faculty. Classes are scheduled in two- or three-day formats, usually over weekends and often include a public lecture. The 2014/2015 line-up includes Michael Grimaldi, David Brewster, Everett Kinstler, Elizabeth Osborne, Stuart Shils and Daniel Greene. Visit pafa.edu/masterclasses or call 215-972-7632.

Open Air Italy - Plein Air Workshops
Click here to learn more about these Plein Air Workshops in Italy! Open Air Italy is in its 7th year of specializing in well-organized artist workshops and retreats with small groups of participants and world-class instruction. All instructors are well-known artists with a gift for teaching. We want the participant to spend their time learning and painting, as well as living and relaxing, in the most beautiful areas of Europe. Much time and effort is given to everything, from the planning of accommodations to the choice of various charming painting locations. All accommodations are single occupancy for artists. Workshops are planned with a focus on multiple group activities, while still allowing time for individual expression and exploration. All instructed workshops are limited to eight participants in order to allow plenty of one-on-one time with the instructor. To learn more about specific workshops or retreats please visit www.openairitaly.com or contact via email at okiegirl54@gmail.com.

Learn Painting with Ann Bell (Houston, TX)
Click here to learn more about these mixed media workshops! Private painting classes with artist Ann Bell give you a unique creative experience. Personal attention enables you to improve quickly, whether you're a beginner or experienced. You choose the subject matter and degree of detail you want: abstract, realism or in between. You'll learn how to paint, how to mix colors, how to compose your painting, and how to evaluate your finished painting. You can learn watercolor, acrylic or mixed media, even if you can't draw a straight line. Ann provides all supplies for your first class, so even if you are visiting Houston, you can enjoy painting with Ann in her centrally located artist studio. Online Classes are available. Visit www.annbell.net/classes.htm, or contact Ann Bell at artist@AnnBell.net or 281-330-3827.

Gibson House Art Workshops/Retreats (Haverhill, New Hampshire)
Click here to learn more about these art workshops in 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

Etruscan Places - Landscape Painting in Tuscany and Civita Castellana, Italy
Click here to learn more about these plein air painting workshops in Italy! 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.

Kristy Kutch Colored Pencil Workshops
Click here to learn more about these 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. Her techniques book, Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil (Watson-Guptill Publications), was released in 2005. Her new book, The New Colored Pencil, is a May, 2014 Watson-Guptill release. 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. To learn more, visit www.artshow.com/kutch/ or contact Kristy at kakutch@earthlink.net or 219-874-4688.

Art in the Mountains - Premier Destination Workshops - Celebrating 30 Years of Fine Art Painting Workshops
Click here to learn more about these art workshops in Bend, Oregon! Learn and explore in a fun, comfortable and educational setting with world renowned instructors. Workshops are designed to offer instruction in every genre and medium, studio and plein air, with various needs in mind for every level of artist. Join us in beautiful Bend, Oregon or meet us at one of our other exciting destinations. We are truly committed to our clientele and offer support throughout your workshop. From the moment of your first inquiry, you will be treated with respect and courtesy, provided all information needed to plan your week, and welcomed into our art family. See our schedule: www.artinthemountains.com. Call for your free color brochure (503) 930-4572.

Tony Belobrajdic Watercolors - Painting in Spain
Click here to learn more about Painting in Spain! Paint simplistic, strong yet confident watercolors with a distinct and daring approach within the beautiful backdrop of Costa Brava, Spain. Learn how to paint watercolors with award winning Sydney artist Tony Belobrajdic in a relaxed, picturesque European setting of Costa Brava in spring. Small groups allows for attention to be given and time to be spent with each individual student in our group tours. Learn to paint landscapes, street-scenes, maritime themes and figures through Tony's distinct watercolour style. From bustling Barcelona to the exclusive beaches of Costa Brava, which can be seen from the Hotel, enjoy what the Mediterranean has to offer on our tour taking place May 25 to June 1, 2015. Please visit www.artiscon.com, tony@perspectiva.com.au

Peninsula School of Art: Discover Your Unique Artistic Voice
Click here to learn more about these art workshops in scenic Door County, Wisconsin! Located in a garden setting under towering trees, we are the Midwest's destination for turning inspiration into fine art, and students into artists. For 50 years, we've fostered the talents and skills of each student - from novice to professional - with small class sizes and well-equipped studios. Open all year, our light-filled, spacious studios host artist educators of the highest caliber. During 1-5 day workshops, these artists express their love for teaching and encourage each student to discover his/her unique artistic voice. Master artists' works, displayed in educationally themed gallery exhibitions, reveal artists' processes, free of charge to the public. Forty artists from throughout the US and points beyond paint the incredible beauty of the Door County peninsula in our 9th annual Door County Plein Air Festival, July 19-25, 2015. www.PeninsulaSchoolofArt.com

Weeklong All Inclusive Retreats with Renown Artist Instructors in a Tropical Paradise
Click here to learn more about these art workshops near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! "The Casa Experience is truly unique - It touches the very soul of the artist and provides endless inspiration!" - Sterling Edwards, renown watercolor artist and workshop instructor. Located in the charming village of Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, on Mexico's gorgeous Pacific Coast, Casa de los Artistas offers one of the most affordable and unique art and cultural experiences available. Oceanside accommodations, all gourmet meals and drinks, private room/bath/balcony and view, (we do not charge extra for a single!), and much more. See our website for details, schedule, free video instruction and more. Find out why participants that have come to the Casa return saying it is the best workshop experience they have ever had! www.ArtWorkshopVacations.com

The most personalized plein-air painting workshops in Europe
Click here to learn more about these art 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

Mosaic Art Retreat (Petaluma, CA)
Click here to learn more about this art retreat! Learn mosaic art in a relaxed, fun, and beautiful atmosphere at the beautiful retreat center of Earthrise in Petaluma CA, with master mosaic artist, Martin Cheek! Martin has worked and taught for over 25 years in the USA and Europe. His art courses offer inspiration, imagination, creativity development, and individual guidance to all art students, making each course a unique learning experience for artists at all levels. Completely new to mosaic arts, this will be a great beginning! For more details on this retreat, go to: http://www.martincheek.co.uk/6-day-retreat-and-mosaic-workshop-in-
petaluma-ca
or http://www.noetic.org/earthrise/. Contact debralyn@mac.com for any other questions.

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. February 23-27, 2015, Plein Air with Donna Dickson
Click here to learn more about this plein air painting workshop! In this workshop we will concentrate on all the basics but especially color - there could be no better place to do this than in the colorful, cobbled streets of old San Miguel. If your drawing skills are good that's great but getting the colors right and values correct will make the difference between a so/so painting and one with a sense of moment and place. We'll also be looking for the big shapes and main elements in your picture. And we'll learn to simplify quickly. While this workshop is open to all levels, it would help to have at least some "plein air" experience. It's best to get used to working with your equipment. Oils, watercolors and acrylics are welcome. website: http://donnadicksonart.com/sanmiguelworkshoppage.html email: galerialoreto@yahoo.ca

Linocut Carving and Printing in Ubud, Bali (January 5-12, 2015)
Click here to learn more about this printmaking workshop in Bali! Immerse yourself in 8 days of creative printmaking in Bali, surrounded by the artistic culture of Ubud. Suitable for: beginners needing step by step instruction, teachers and arts workers looking to up skill or professional artists wishing to explore their own theme. Your Tutor Shana is an experienced artist and teacher able to cater to all levels of ability. All materials, tuition breakfast and lunch are provided. Enjoy the warm tropical climate and the peaceful gardens of the Arma Resort. Start 2015 relaxed and rejuvenated. Website: www.ubudartworkshops.com

Flying Colors Art Workshops
Click here to learn more about these art workshops! Flying Colors Art Workshops specializes in organizing and hosting art workshops around the world - USA, Europe, Latin America and Asia. We concentrate on providing workshop participants with the finest, widely known instructors, and in arranging a variety of travel destinations designed to enhance participant experiences and satisfaction. As a result, Flying Colors enjoys a well established 20+ year reputation for creative planning, attention to detail and a commitment to artists' needs and interests. Every effort is made to identify workshop locations that feature unique cultural, historical and landscape characteristics. Your comfort and safety remain uppermost as we plan and carry out these diverse workshop experiences. And we also focus on having fun-- a LOT of fun! www.flyingcolorsart.com, flyingcolorsart@mac.com, 858.518-0949

artbreak Arts Immersion Vacations in Prague (Czech Republic)
Click here to learn more about these art tours in Prague! 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.

Santa Fe Creative Tourism - Art Workshops & Classes
Click here to learn more about art workshops in Santa Fe! Workshops and classes taught by local community members in vibrant artists' studios: www.santafecreativetourism.org. Learn painting, photography, printmaking, ceramics, papermaking, glass making, traditional tin smithing, spinning wool, and more!

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