Art Workshops, Classes & Retreats
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Art in the Mountains - "Premier Destination Workshops!" Since 1983
Art in the Mountains has 10 - 15 fine art painting classes each year including studio and plein-air classes. Our instructors are internationally known and published artists who enjoy sharing their knowledge and techniques in their workshops. We offer instruction in most media and genres. Classes include daily demonstrations, unique curriculum, and one-on-one support. Class sizes are limited to 18 or 20 so you get more individual instruction. Please visit our website for our current line-up of classes and workshops and remember to check back at the end of the year when we post next year's schedule. We hope to see you soon.
Equine Drawing/Painting Workshop at The Kentucky Horse Park, Sept. 5-9, 2016
Sponsored by The American Academy of Equine Art. Open to artists working in oil, acrylic or pastel with basic competence in their medium. Instructor Lynn Maderich is a multi award-winning oil painter who is an Associate Member of the Society of Animal Artists and a Juried Member of The American Academy of Equine Art. Visit Lynn's web site at www.lynnmaderich.com for a detailed description of her workshop. Whether your style is loose or tight, she will improve your realistic depictions of the horse using classic methods taught at The Atelier art school where she teaches (www.theatelier.org). Cost: $500. Register at
Master Classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 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 just 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 2016 line-up includes Dan Miller, Neysa Grassi, Scott Noel, Stuart Shils, Susan Van Campen, James Toogood, Joe Sweeney, Ellen Eagle, Christine Lafuente and Elizabeth Osborne. Visit
pafa.org/masterclasses or call 215-972-7632.
"Lush and Lively Colored Pencil" - November 9-11, 2016 in Kerrville, TX
Discover the "pointed potential" of colored pencil! Kristy Kutch, author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil, is also the featured artist in the DVDs Colored Pencil Landscapes: Beyond the Basics, Colored Pencil Techniques: Easy Landscape Painting, How to Paint Flowers, and How to Paint Fruit. Kristy has taught colored pencil workshops nationwide providing an informative, enjoyable, supportive classroom atmosphere. Both "traditional" (waxy)and watercolor pencils are included, with fascinating "painterly" techniques for both types of pencils. Watercolor wax pastels (which resemble crayons) are also featured. Explore a wide range of surfaces which lend themselves beautifully to this dynamic medium. Demonstrations, individual attention, materials to sample, and a cache of take-home supplies- there's something for everyone! Cost: $350 (All supplies provided).
Register online at www.kacckerrville.com/education or contact Grace Roach; 830-895-2911.
Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA) - La Pointe, WI
Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA) is ranked among the top five art and craft schools in the country. The school is located on Madeline Island, the largest of the 22 Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. Board the car ferry in our charming port town of Bayfield, WI and in twenty minutes you'll slip into Island time. MISA's workshop environment is known for its world renowned instructors, spacious studios, superior on-site accommodations, and a staff that will ensure an unforgettable experience. Our fabulous meals and dining facilities provide an additional opportunity to bond with students and instructors. Classes in photography, painting, writing, quilting, fiber arts and mixed media are available June -October. View our workshop schedule at
www.madelineschool.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 715.747.2054.
Acrylic Painting Workshops in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Study Acrylic painting with Susan Santiago, Director of Galeria San Francisco, in a sun filled space, in San Miguel de Allende. The gallery, located in one of the oldest buildings in the city, overlooks the Jardin, with great views of the Parroquia, and has restaurants and shops directly below. Susan has 30 years of experience as an art teacher and exhibiting artist in Los Angeles. She opened her gallery in San Miguel in 2014 and offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes throughout the year. If you are interested in learning the basics, improving or brushing up your skills, then these classes are for you. For more information please visit the
gallery's website or send an email to email@example.com.
Open Air Italy - Plein Air Workshops
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn Painting with Ann Bell (Houston, TX)
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.
A variety of one week painting workshops all year around
Cristi Fer Art Studio and Gallery established in 1989, offers a great variety of one week workshops in San Miguel de Allende, picturesque and inspirational setting, called The Heart of Mexico. We welcome beginners to advanced artists to join acrylic, watercolor, oil painting workshops, teaching expressionist and realistic painting, in studio and plein air. Choose one of the scheduled workshops or contact us for a private week. Novice encouraged to enroll. We offer personalized instruction in a small group setting from accomplished and experienced painters and instructors. It is a fantastic vacation blending painting and side seeing of Colonial architecture, narrow cobblestone streets, shopping, restaurants and brilliant light. Gain experience and confidence! Contact us in advance at
www.cristiferart.com and email@example.com
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
www.gibsonhousebb.com, call (603) 989-3125 or (800) 989-2150, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ARTISTours Painting Vacation - Art Holidays in Croatia
ARTISTours takes you on exceptional art tours and painting vacations/ holidays in Croatia, a very beautiful and safe country with a long tradition, always attracting artists of all kinds. ARTISTours is an authentic opportunity to paint and create in a relaxed and friendly environment and in idyllic settings with professional artists, specialists in a variety of media. Created for artists, art painters of all levels and art lovers to enjoy art and paint in delightful and inspiring locations. Our tours combine traveling with painting and entertainment with learning. Come enjoy, create and relax while ARTISTours takes care of everything else. ARTISTours is a real art retreat, a unique and fun experience, a perfect art travel tour. Visit
www.artistours.com or contact email@example.com
Etruscan Places - Landscape Painting in Tuscany and Civita Castellana, 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.
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".
www.frenchescapade.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-483-5713
Flying Colors 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, email@example.com, 858.518-0949
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-874-4688.
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
www.artbreak.org to learn more.
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. Offering 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; 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, 7-day or 10-day stay. The fee for your stay is all-inclusive - lodging, food, transport from airport, and art instruction/inspiration. Limited to 8 participants + non-artist partner/spouse welcome. For course schedule & cost:
www.ShenandoahArtDestination.com or call 612-221-1140 or contact email@example.com.
Weeklong All Inclusive Retreats with Renown Artist Instructors in a Tropical Paradise
"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!
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