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Creative Collage Online Workshop
September 30, 2016 (24/7 online) — Learn to express your personal ideas using collage & a few easy, fun painting techniques. You are 3 feet from my brush as you watch me paint. Short videos. 4 Hours total. Convenient 24/7 access from your computer. I'll even answer your questions by email. Perfect for beginners. Collage is a powerful technique to add to your creative toolbox. You'll learn more every time you watch, and you'll have fun expressing your creativity. Experienced painters will learn new tools & techniques. Your collages will look like real paintings, not just images glued to a surface. Indulging your creativity is a transformative experience. The best art comes from creative play. Begin now. Free package of vintage papers. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $85. includes free package of vintage papers
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

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The Mixed Media Art Journal
October 1-2, 2016 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop (for all levels), you will learn a multitude of techniques for creating a multi purpose art journal. Whether you like to write, paint, doodle or collage, you are sure to enjoy the creation process behind scrumptious layers. We will make our own custom collage papers, stickers and even tape (!) to use in our journaling practice and then complete pages using paints, pens and markers. Whether you are brand new to art journals or experienced, you are sure to find Mary Beth's enthusiasm absolutely contagious. Fee includes a Mixed Media journal and a stash of items that Mary Beth likes to use (you will be able to take these items home) plus supplies provided for class use. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Mary Beth Shaw
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Cost: $260
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Art Journaling at the Speed of Life
October 6-8, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Visual journals are a valuable tool and play an important role in an artist’s creative process. In this workshop, you will be immersed in the process of art journaling. Emphasis will be placed on identifying your own voice and vision while reacting to and working intuitively with your drawings and notes. You will start your journal by creating a variety of backgrounds using acrylic inks and stencils. From there, your compositions will morph into unique pages as you add mixed media on every page. Learn how to manage color and composition using color wheel stencils and design fundamentals. Open to all subject matter and level of experience. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Pam Carriker, www.pamcarriker.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $345, Non-Members: $375
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Mixed Media Magic Online Workshop
October 7, 2016 (24/7 online) — Mixed Media is all about freedom, creative expression & play. Learn to use any tool that will let you express your ideas, even if you can’t draw. Use paint, oil pastels, water-soluble pencils & crayons. Begin with color. Then collage for texture & images. Add visual texture with stencils, stamping & other tools. Finally, a few easy tricks with paint let you turn your creative play into a real painting, even if it’s your first. If you’re already skilled, you’ll learn new techniques, discover new ways to apply your knowledge & have fun. Over 4 hours of on demand short videos. Camera is 3 ft. from my painting. Watch when you choose. Questions? Email to ask. Free vintage papers. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $85. includes free package of vintage papers
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

The Content / Expression of Your Art with Alex Powers
October 10-12, 2016 (10am -4pm) — The workshop will include portrait demonstration, PowerPoint lectures, design lecture with illustrations and consultations of work from home. You will also receive individual critiques at your table/easel along with being involved in group critiques. Alex Powers lives in Myrtle Beach, SC and has been an instructor throughout the United States and abroad. He exhibits in numerous galleries and has many national juried exhibition awards. Alex is the author of “Painting People in Watercolor—A Design Approach". Visit website


Location: Columbia, SC
Instructor: Alex Powers
Sponsor: City Art
Cost: $250
Email: Randy Hanna
Phone: 803-252-3613

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5 Paintings in 5 Days, a unique painting vacation in Mexico!
October 10-14, 2016 (9:30AM-1PM) — Join experienced and accomplished painters, Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, founders of Cristi Fer Art Studio/ since 1989, in charming Colonial mountain town San Miguel Allende. Paint in the morning explore exuberant town in the afternoon! This workshop is for you when: always wanted to paint, used to paint, want to jumpstart the hobbit, recently retired looking for fun hobby, self-taught painter wants to learn the basics, experienced painter looking for an infusion of inspiration. Learn the essentials of composition, color, increase creativity, view the world through an artist perspective, finish 5 paintings and gain confidence to continue painting. No experience needed! All levels welcomed! Individualized expert instruction in a small group setting. All materials included! Maximum 6. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Marinescu & Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $650.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Creating History & Mystery
October 13-16, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Creating history within an acrylic painting means layers and textures, and the transfers add an element of mystery. In this four day course you will begin to master the medium of acrylic, learn how to control the paint and use it to dance with your surface, whether it is panel, paper or canvas. We will explore several of the texture techniques from my book, Surface Treatment Workshop, experiment on different Ampersand panel surfaces and learn how and why to use various acrylic mediums. I emphasize developing composition through both planning and serendipity. Learn which colors will clearly illustrate your vision without becoming muddy and what mediums will make your paintings pop. Integrating the image transfers into the layers will assure success. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Sandra Duran Wilson, www.sandraduranwilson.com
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $525 + $30 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Introduction to Visual Journaling
October 14, 2016 (24/7 online) — Art Journaling engages your creative imagination as you learn to design your ideal life & reach your goals while making art for yourself. You’ll awaken your creativity, your heart & your soul with simple art journaling that connects your inner world with your outer world while nourishing your soul. Your visual journal will become your favorite, hardest working, most important art tool because you’ll learn how to ask questions that encourage the best, possibility-expanding answers. And you’ll understand the many different ways your art journal can serve you, from art playground to powerful life-improvement tool. This class will teach you simple, quick ways of working with paint. All skill levels. All media. Encourages creativity. Free journal. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $75. includes free journal
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

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Advanced Level

Art Retreat at Cannon Beach, Oregon: Watercolor and Collage
October 16-20, 2016 (9am-4pm) — If you are looking for a playful, creative art retreat to learn more about watercolor and relax in an ocean front room with miles of sand to walk on - this workshop is for you! Beautiful Cannon Beach is the location for this four-day art retreat focusing on watercolor and collage. The fun begins at 5pm on Sunday evening at The Ocean Lodge with a gathering to meet everyone and review our week ahead. Each painting day will start with a playful warm-up and a different image to work from emphasizing the design elements of color, shape, value, line and texture. Water soluble Japanese Rice Papers will be incorporated on some paintings to emphasize texture. 12 students minimum, 18 max. Visit website


Location: Cannon Beach, OR
Instructor: Mary Marquiss, www.marymarquiss.com
Sponsor: Cascade Fine Art Workshops
Cost: $425 by June 1; $475 after June 1
Email: Sue Manley
Phone: (541) 408-5524

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Paper Paintings
October 17-21, 2016 — During this comprehensive workshop you will learn a unique figurative collage technique, using a variety of hand painted and found papers. Emphasis will be on developing imagery and form using light, shadow, and directional ripping– very similar to traditional painting techniques. This workshop is all about having fun and experimenting with hand-painting, staining, stamping and patterning sheets of paper! No prior collage experience is necessary. Some painting experience is helpful, but not imperative. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Elizabeth St. Hilaire
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $600
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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Art Coaching Workshop
October 17-21, 2016 — In this Art Coaching Workshop you will explore your creativity through non-academic art exercises, using painting and drawing with mixed-media. You will develop trust in intuition, expand your sense of freedom and possibility, and explore unknown aspects of yourself as creator of meanings. The Art Coaching Workshop is a great opportunity for people with no experience, beginners as well as advanced artists. Play and flow are encouraged, using breathing, body work, relaxing techniques and sound design as well. The final artwork will be the result of your presence in the here and now, in the inspirational city of Barcelona. Visit website


Location: Barcelona, Spain
Instructor: Marta Mandolini
Sponsor: Libremente Art
Cost: 700 €
Email: Marta Mandolini
Phone: +34 619164632

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Mesmerizing Metallic & Interference Paint Online Workshop
October 21, 2016 (24/7 online) — Add drama, flair & mystery to your paintings with interference paints and metallics. Be dramatic or subtle. The choice is yours…limited only by your imagination. You’ll learn easily with close-up video and clear explanations. The Camera is 3 feet from my brush. You see every brushstroke. Watch as often as you like. You’ll learn something new and get new ideas every time you watch. Connect with your creative spirit & have fun. The best art comes from creative play. I designed this class for all levels of experience. I’ve included some basic painting instruction so beginners can benefit. Experienced painters will enjoy learning how to use these versatile paints. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $85.
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Experimental Collage with Lisa Weiss
October 22, 2016 (10am-3pm) — Artist in Residence Lisa Weiss teaches students the tricks and techniques of collage. Experiment with different surfaces and water media to create a completely unique work of art. This workshop is open to all skill levels, new and experienced students are welcomed. Visit website


Location: Key West, FL
Instructor: Lisa Weiss, www.lisaweiss.net
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Email: The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-296-0458

Beginner Level

With All My Heart
October 22, 2016 (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM) — Join mixed media artist Carrie Avery for a special, brand-new workshop featuring sacred hearts. We’ll begin with a plain resin heart and transform them into works of art using paint, gold leafing, and other unique techniques designed to make them personal. Students will make at least two pieces in class, which can hang or be displayed on a shelf. Each student will be guided to create their own art using their own style and color choices. All supplies will be provided – come prepared to get messy! Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Carrie Avery
Sponsor: The Makery
Cost: $99 + Material cost
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: 830.980.9089

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Mask Making with John McBride
October 26-27, 2016 (5-7pm) — Just in time for Fantasy Fest, one of Key West’s favorite visitors returns to help students craft their perfect mask. An expert at his trade, John creates intricately detailed pieces perfect for an elite masquerade ball or a crawl down Duval. Visit website


Location: Key West, FL
Instructor: John McBride, www.maskerville.com/masks
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Email: The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-296-0458

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Creative Collage Online Workshop
October 29, 2016 (24/7 online) — Learn to express your personal ideas using collage & a few easy, fun painting techniques. You are 3 feet from my brush as you watch me paint. Short videos. 4 Hours total. Convenient 24/7 access from your computer. I'll even answer your questions by email. Perfect for beginners. Collage is a powerful technique to add to your creative toolbox. You'll learn more every time you watch, and you'll have fun expressing your creativity. Experienced painters will learn new tools & techniques. Your collages will look like real paintings, not just images glued to a surface. Indulging your creativity is a transformative experience. The best art comes from creative play. Begin now. Free package of vintage papers. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $85. includes free package of vintage papers
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Plein Air Pastel and Watercolor
October 30, 2016 (9am-5pm) — The combination of fluid watercolor and the texture of soft pastel are ideal for rendering outdoor autumn scenes. Learn basic techniques for these two mediums, on their own or in combination, as you translate the dramatic cityscape of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The instructor will demonstrate and reference art historical examples, as well as encourage you to actively observe, select and edit to create a personal statement. Restroom facilities and food options will be available along the way. Previous drawing experience helpful, but not necessary. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $125
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Intermediate Level
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Mixed Media Magic Online Workshop
November 4, 2016 (24/7 online) — Mixed Media is all about freedom, creative expression & play. Learn to use any tool that will let you express your ideas, even if you can’t draw. Use paint, oil pastels, water-soluble pencils & crayons. Begin with color. Then collage for texture & images. Add visual texture with stencils, stamping & other tools. Finally, a few easy tricks with paint let you turn your creative play into a real painting, even if it’s your first. If you’re already skilled, you’ll learn new techniques, discover new ways to apply your knowledge & have fun. Over 4 hours of on demand short videos. Camera is 3 ft. from my painting. Watch when you choose. Questions? Email to ask. Free vintage papers. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $85. includes free package of vintage papers
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

The Codex Compendium
November 4-6, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Codex. This ancient device was a hybrid between scrolls and books and it reminds me of forgotten secrets hidden away and requiring special knowledge to reveal its story. Playing with this concept we will build our own codex of mysteries using a compendium of mixed media techniques. The three day format will allow time to delve into more advanced techniques to create true masterpieces. Our unique artwork will feature a series of 18”x6” canvas panels linked together with grommets and chains or ropes to fold concertina style, or unfurl to reveal the story in its entirety. You decide if you are going to build your story horizontally or vertically, or perhaps a bit of both. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Andrea Matus deMeng
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Cost: $390
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days, a unique painting vacation in Mexico!
November 7-11, 2016 (9:30AM-1PM) — Join experienced and accomplished painters, Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, founders of Cristi Fer Art Studio/ since 1989, in charming Colonial mountain town San Miguel Allende. Paint in the morning explore exuberant town in the afternoon! This workshop is for you when: always wanted to paint, used to paint, want to jumpstart the hobbit, recently retired looking for fun hobby, self-taught painter wants to learn the basics, experienced painter looking for an infusion of inspiration. Learn the essentials of composition, color, increase creativity, view the world through an artist perspective, finish 5 paintings and gain confidence to continue painting. No experience needed! All levels welcomed! Individualized expert instruction in a small group setting. All materials included! Maximum 6. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Marinescu & Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $650.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Introduction to Visual Journaling
November 11, 2016 (24/7 online) — Art Journaling engages your creative imagination as you learn to design your ideal life & reach your goals while making art for yourself. You’ll awaken your creativity, your heart & your soul with simple art journaling that connects your inner world with your outer world while nourishing your soul. Your visual journal will become your favorite, hardest working, most important art tool because you’ll learn how to ask questions that encourage the best, possibility-expanding answers. And you’ll understand the many different ways your art journal can serve you, from art playground to powerful life-improvement tool. This class will teach you simple, quick ways of working with paint. All skill levels. All media. Encourages creativity. Free journal. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $75. includes free journal
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Connect, Create & Collaborate!
November 12-13, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Women want to connect. Is that how we are hard-wired from birth, or do our fast paced lives dictate that we slow down and enjoy each other, and open ourselves up to the possibility of a more creative life? Does this sound like you? In this two day workshop (that will be more like a “PlayShop!”), we will connect with like-minded women – use all sorts of art media, journaling and personal growth exercises. We will explore the world of connecting, creating and collaborating – with not only the women in the class, but with ourselves. No stress, no fear, don’t-have-to-be-an artist environment, learn how you can be more creative and more connected. All are welcome. Bring your curiosity and your sense of adventure! Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Wendy Lee Lynds
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $295
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Intermediate Level

Getting Started with Encaustics
November 15-17, 2016 (10am-1pm) — Encaustic painting is using melted & pigmented beeswax to create exciting, luminous paintings. If you have ever been curious about encaustics, this class will show you how to begin in a cost-effective, safe, & playful manner. The three-day workshop will cover a brief history of this ancient medium, the basic equipment that is needed, how to set up your work space, make your own medium, mix your own colors, & give you a chance to explore how encaustics can embrace the other mediums & materials that inform your creative process. Be prepared to make way for experimentation & park the inner critic at the door. Visit website


Location: Key West, FL
Instructor: Cricket Desmarais, cricketdesmarais.com
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Email: The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-296-0458

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Mesmerizing Metallic & Interference Paint Online Workshop
November 18, 2016 (24/7 online) — Add drama, flair & mystery to your paintings with interference paints and metallics. Be dramatic or subtle. The choice is yours…limited only by your imagination. You’ll learn easily with close-up video and clear explanations. The Camera is 3 feet from my brush. You see every brushstroke. Watch as often as you like. You’ll learn something new and get new ideas every time you watch. Connect with your creative spirit & have fun. The best art comes from creative play. I designed this class for all levels of experience. I’ve included some basic painting instruction so beginners can benefit. Experienced painters will enjoy learning how to use these versatile paints. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $85.
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Creative Collage Online Workshop
November 25, 2016 (24/7 online) — Learn to express your personal ideas using collage & a few easy, fun painting techniques. You are 3 feet from my brush as you watch me paint. Short videos. 4 Hours total. Convenient 24/7 access from your computer. I'll even answer your questions by email. Perfect for beginners. Collage is a powerful technique to add to your creative toolbox. You'll learn more every time you watch, and you'll have fun expressing your creativity. Experienced painters will learn new tools & techniques. Your collages will look like real paintings, not just images glued to a surface. Indulging your creativity is a transformative experience. The best art comes from creative play. Begin now. Free package of vintage papers. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $85. includes free package of vintage papers
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Mixed Media Magic Online Workshop
December 2, 2016 (24/7 online) — Mixed Media is all about freedom, creative expression & play. Learn to use any tool that will let you express your ideas, even if you can’t draw. Use paint, oil pastels, water-soluble pencils & crayons. Begin with color. Then collage for texture & images. Add visual texture with stencils, stamping & other tools. Finally, a few easy tricks with paint let you turn your creative play into a real painting, even if it’s your first. If you’re already skilled, you’ll learn new techniques, discover new ways to apply your knowledge & have fun. Over 4 hours of on demand short videos. Camera is 3 ft. from my painting. Watch when you choose. Questions? Email to ask. Free vintage papers. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $85. includes free package of vintage papers
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days, a unique painting vacation in Mexico!
December 12-16, 2016 (9:30AM-1PM) — Join experienced and accomplished painters, Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, founders of Cristi Fer Art Studio/ since 1989, in charming Colonial mountain town San Miguel Allende. Paint in the morning explore exuberant town in the afternoon! This workshop is for you when: always wanted to paint, used to paint, want to jumpstart the hobbit, recently retired looking for fun hobby, self-taught painter wants to learn the basics, experienced painter looking for an infusion of inspiration. Learn the essentials of composition, color, increase creativity, view the world through an artist perspective, finish 5 paintings and gain confidence to continue painting. No experience needed! All levels welcomed! Individualized expert instruction in a small group setting. All materials included! Maximum 6. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Marinescu & Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $650.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Mesmerizing Metallic & Interference Paint Online Workshop
December 16, 2016 (24/7 online) — Add drama, flair & mystery to your paintings with interference paints and metallics. Be dramatic or subtle. The choice is yours…limited only by your imagination. You’ll learn easily with close-up video and clear explanations. The Camera is 3 feet from my brush. You see every brushstroke. Watch as often as you like. You’ll learn something new and get new ideas every time you watch. Connect with your creative spirit & have fun. The best art comes from creative play. I designed this class for all levels of experience. I’ve included some basic painting instruction so beginners can benefit. Experienced painters will enjoy learning how to use these versatile paints. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $85.
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Creative Collage Online Workshop
December 26, 2016 (24/7 online) — Learn to express your personal ideas using collage & a few easy, fun painting techniques. You are 3 feet from my brush as you watch me paint. Short videos. 4 Hours total. Convenient 24/7 access from your computer. I'll even answer your questions by email. Perfect for beginners. Collage is a powerful technique to add to your creative toolbox. You'll learn more every time you watch, and you'll have fun expressing your creativity. Experienced painters will learn new tools & techniques. Your collages will look like real paintings, not just images glued to a surface. Indulging your creativity is a transformative experience. The best art comes from creative play. Begin now. Free package of vintage papers. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $85. includes free package of vintage papers
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Mixed Media Workshop at Art Retreat Tamarindo - Costa Rica
January 9-13, 2017 (9:00-12:00, 1:30-5pm) — Make art in an exotic location to rejuvenate and inspire. Come with a project in mind or as a blank canvas. Sharing our art making processes and inspirations will promote dynamic creative dialogues that will be integrated daily. Deadline Nov. 1, 2016. $850 includes all materials and a fresh lunch daily. Airfare and lodging not included. For more information email studio@artreatreattamarindo.com Visit website


Location: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Instructor: Hollie Heller & Shawna Moore
Sponsor: Art Retreat Tamarindo
Cost: $850.00
Email: Hollie Heller
Phone: 908.642.6690

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Women's Art and Writing Retreat
January 27-29, 2017 (4:00 p.m. Friday-2:00 p.m. Sunday) — Join other women for a weekend of art, writing, and connection in a beautiful woodland setting. Includes four workshops, six meals, hotel-style lodging, and supplies. Single or double occupancy rates offered. Visit website


Location: Eagle Creek, OR
Instructor: Heather Anderson and Anne Paris
Sponsor: Art Friends
Cost: $395-$425
Email: Anne Paris
Phone: 503-329-3813

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Challenging Collage
February 3-4, 2017 (9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) — Explore the technique of collage and décollage as strategies for mixed media works of art with artist and educator Jean Hess. Day One: Create “traditional” collages on a backing or substrate using the more common methods of joining or overlaying materials such as gluing, acrylic resins and paint. Techniques include but not limited to spilling, breaking, crushing, marking and chance juxtapositions of materials. Day Two: Free-floating collage/assemblage. Using techniques such as stitching, wiring, stapling cold figure in place. Explore the works such artists as El Anatsui in 2000’s, Howardena Pindell in 1970’s and Pierre Buraglio in 1970’s. Hess will also demonstrate different surface materials, tools, methods and manipulations. Visit jeanhess.com Visit website


Location: Huntsville, AL
Instructor: Jean Hess
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Cost: $275 Museum members/$300 non-members
Email: Laura Smith
Phone: 256-535-4350 x222

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Acrylic Painting & Collage Workshop with Robert Burridge
March 19-25, 2017 — Join us for great fun in San Miguel! You've heard of it, you've wanted to go, now is the time. The weather is perfect at this time of year, cool, and spring-like, with many flowering trees in bloom. All levels of painting experience welcome. This workshop with Robert Burridge will emphasize loose, expressive abstract techniques, creative tearing and paint splashing. Burridge is a celebrated contemporary painter, contributing author to artists’ magazines, college teacher and publisher of his own books. We will be primarily painting in our beautiful studio overlooking the bustling town, along with a couple of optional excursions to experience the beautiful San Miguel de Allende. Included: tuition, 6 nights lodging, all breakfasts, 3 dinners, taxes, tips and the occasional taxi. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Bob Burridge, www.robertburridge.com
Sponsor: Flying Colors Art Workshops
Cost: $1695 painters, $1495 non-painters
Email: Johanna Morrell
Phone: 858-518-0949

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Vision Cards
April 1, 2017 (9am-4pm) — Vision cards will guide students to the life they desire, a creative life filled with energy and true enjoyment; they’re a vision board that can be easily carried with you! Students will create one for many different aspects of themselves: spiritual self, health, wealth, family, friends, travel, creative life, whatever is important to them. Vision cards are fun and easy to make; no artistic skills required! Each student will make 5 to 10 cards using collage, doodling, stenciling, and paint. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Linda Pullinsi, www.lindapullinsi.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $90
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Art and Culture in the Balearic Islands
April 15-22, 2017 (9-5) — We are returning to the Mediterranean island of Mallorca, Spain to spend a week together exploring nature and finding inspiration to set us on our own artistic path. Our days will be filled with on-site drawing and painting of the abundant native vegetation as well as nearby beaches and coastal towns. Camaraderie and casual critiques are part of the week of making art in a beautiful natural setting. Visit website


Location: Mallorca, Spain
Instructor: Meredith Nemirov
Sponsor: Ridgway Gallery Workshops
Cost: $1500
Email: Meredith Nemirov
Phone: 970 318-8444

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Mixed Media Mondays
November 9, 2016 - April 26, 2017 (Mondays, 10am-4pm) — Bring your current creative project, lunch and your spirit of fun. Count on being encouraged exactly where you are in your process, and being an encouragement to others! To add a bit of spice, Whidbey Island artist, Wendy Lee Lynds, will start out our time together with “no-pain-flex-your-creative-muscle” exercises. Don’t miss the chance to connect with other kindred spirits…..and to start out your week in a creative way! These are pay-as-you-go, drop-in sessions. Come to one, come to all! Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Wendy Lee Lynds
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $12 per session
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Encaustic Journey in Tuscany!
May 3-10, 2017 (sessions daily) — Shelley’s Encaustic Workshop will give students of all levels an opportunity to explore the ancient art method of Encaustics in a contemporary existence. Students will learn the basics as well as advanced applications of Encaustic, the process of using melted beeswax, pigments and damar resin to create richly colored paintings using alternate media processes. We will learn the history, safety and versatility of this intense medium that invites you to experiment! We will engage in various methods and techniques including fusing, incising, collage, mixed media, image transfers, imbedding, mark-making, shellac burn and incorporating your preferred medium. This is the ideal class for beginners and seasoned artists alike as we embark upon this journey of learning Encaustic in Tuscany. Visit website


Location: Cortona, Italy
Instructor: Shelley Jean
Sponsor: Toscana Americana Workshops
Cost: From $3099.00
Email: Patrick Mahoney
Phone: 0039 3314229047

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The Tuscan Palette
June 3-10, 2017 — You are right in the Chianti Hills, the heart of Tuscany where we will paint all this scenic and historic area has to offer: cypress trees, wild flowers, the chiaroscuro of doorways and balconies, and of course the glow of the Tuscan sun! This workshop is open to painters of all levels and mediums. You will learn color mixing, brush stroke techniques and how to compose your paintings. I will take the time to sit with beginners before and after classes. As well as spend time with experienced painters to help develop their work and take it to the next level. And I will dedicate a full day to sunflowers and poppies! I hope you can Join! Visit website


Location: near Sienna, Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate
Sponsor: IlChiostro
Cost: $2370. early booking
Email: Sandra Iafrate
Phone: 289-696-2789

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100 Drawings, Paintings, and Explorations
August 28 - September 1, 2017 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) — How do you make good art? How do you make art that is truly yours? Jane's view is that there are no tricks, gimmicks, or shortcuts to this elusive goal: it just takes a lot of art making to cultivate your inner awareness of who you are as an artist. Fortunately, making a lot of art is fun, if you can let go of the expectations and negative voices (that inner critic!) that get in your way. In this workshop we will focus on quantity – making a lot of pieces from a given starting point. By focusing on quantity, you begin to let go of the constant judgment and evaluation. Visit website


Location: Bend, OR
Instructor: Jane Davies
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Cost: $625
Email: Tracy Culbertson
Phone: 503.930.4572

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Residency on the Greek Island of Skopelos
March - November — The residency lasts 2 weeks - 2 months and is designed for the artist that wants to not only develop their work but also interact and be inspired by the Greek culture. Applications must be submitted and approved by our board of directors. The studio is set high on the hill overlooking the Aegean Sea and the neighboring island of Alonissos. Typically artists have transformative experiences in Skopelos and at SkopArt. Visit website


Location: Skopelos, Greece
Sponsor: The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts
Cost: Starting at $500
Email: Jill Somer
Phone: 40 24240 24143

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Fundamental Art Skills
Monday - Friday - year round (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) — Sherry Egger has a background in graphic art and has experience in a variety of mediums. Her work has been featured in The Colored Pencil Magazine and she was selected to do a technique demonstration article for this magazine in 2015. A popular instructor, she is comfortable with many different artistic mediums and her classes consist of not only pencilists but also those who paint in oil and acrylic. Her emphasis on fundamentals, values, and strong contrast bring both beginning artists as well as those who have been painting for years. Creativity is her strong suit and she is constantly experimenting with new techniques, new concepts and different mediums. Sherry instructs weekly classes at Anderson Gallery’s - Artist's Annex. Visit website


Location: St. Simons Island, GA
Instructor: Sherry Egger
Sponsor: Anderson Fine Art Gallery
Cost: $40.
Email: Sherry Egger
Phone: 912.506.2982

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Community Open Studios
Thru April (Tuesday-Saturday) — Make room for your creativity this winter. This is the time we open our light-filled, generously appointed studios to individuals and groups in search of a space for self-directed creativity. Some groups have even made it an annual tradition! You're free to utilize special equipment like potter's wheels, jewelry torches, an etching press, or substantial easels for large-scale work. If you have special equipment or studio needs, please let us know ahead of time. Shared studio space is available for rent Tuesday through Saturday. Enjoy the luxury of an expansive workspace without having to set up or take down your materials during the continuous length of your rental. Other amenities include unlimited complementary hot coffee in our Guenzel Gallery and full kitchen privileges. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $15 per day, $65 for 5 days, $120 for 10 days
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Private Painting Lessons in Watercolor or Acrylic
By Appointment — Get personal one-on-one painting lessons from artist & teacher Ann Bell in her Houston studio at mutually convenient time and day. Ann has taught hundreds of people how to paint in watercolor and acrylic. You can begin to paint for fun in as little as one 4 hour lesson. Even if you have never painted before. Even if you can't draw a straight line. Even if you "don't have talent." Of course, expertise takes longer, but once you understand the basics, books, videos and group classes will make more sense. Individual attention speeds your progress. All materials are provided for your first lesson. Online classes are available if you can't come to Houston. Near downtown, close to all freeways. Visit website


Location: Houston, TX
Instructor: Ann Bell
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

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Visual Journaling Online Workshop
Begin any time — Visual Journaling offers an easy intuitive way to connect with your creative spirit, capture emotions & ideas, access inner knowledge, record life's special moments, and envision your future. This powerful tool is available to everyone, even non-artists, although many artists use it as a rich resource to develop new work & to access intuition. Carl Jung said "The soul speaks in images." You'll learn simple ways to create interesting color & texture on your pages, how to add images, personal photos & text. This powerful tool is yours forever after this introductory class. Watch online as many times as you like. Receive bonus journal if you register early. 6 weekly video lessons. Or receive all right away. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Cost: $75. Free journal
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

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Creative Collage Online Workshop
Begin any time — Learn Creative Collage at home, any time. Connect with your creative spirit as you express your personal ideas. My camera is only 3 feet from my hands as I clearly show you my perfect-every-time collage technique and my easy ways of painting texture with acrylic paint. I share my thoughts & choices. I explain what I'm doing & why, in detail. Over 4 hours of instruction. You'll learn to make real paintings (not just things glued on a surface), even if you are a new painter. Watch videos as many times as you like for at least 6 months. You'll have fun making your own original collage paintings. The best art comes from creative play. Free vintage papers. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

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Mixed Media Online Workshop
Begin this online class at any time (24/7 on your computer) — Learn mixed media in the comfort of your own home, no matter where you live. You'll learn how to connect with your creative spirit as you express your personal ideas. In this online class, you'll watch videos to learn collage & simple printing techniques. You'll learn to cut a stencil & apply paint or texture through it. I'll explain clearly & show techniques in a series of short videos. You'll learn & have fun, even if you've never painted before. Experienced painters will love exploring new tools & techniques. You'll have so much fun making your mixed media paintings. The best art comes from creative play. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ann Bell
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

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