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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Creative Collage Online Workshop
February 12, 2016 (24/7 online) — In this class you’ll learn how to connect with your creative spirit to express your personal ideas while learning collage & a variety of painting techniques. Four hours of short videos with clear visuals & explanations. Watch at your convenience, as often as you want. Collage is a powerful technique to add to your creative toolbox. You'll learn more every time you watch, and you'll have fun, even if you've never painted before. Experienced painters will love exploring new tools & techniques. You'll love making your collages look like real paintings, more than just images glued to a surface. Indulging your creativity is a transformative experience. The best art comes from creative play. 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

Fostering Self-Awareness through Art
February 13 - April 16, 2016 (Saturdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — This course is designed to foster self-awareness, wellness, and enhanced consciousness through creating art. Students will be encouraged to write daily entries of dreams, thoughts, and feelings in a journal, as well as make visual entries in a sketch book. These entries, along with weekly group discussion sessions, will be the basis for class work in a variety of materials and media including drawing, painting, collage and sculpture. Students will be encouraged to experiment and bring in materials that they use at home including those not necessarily considered “fine art” including crafting, knitting, tying fishing lures – all forms of expression are welcome! For artists and non-artists of all levels of experience with enthusiasm the only prerequisite! Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Elizabeth Hill
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $525, Non-Credit: $395
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

Beginner Level

A Day of Mixed Media
February 20, 2016 (10:00am-5:30pm) — Spend a day in the company of others creating your very own mixed media pieces. Learn mixed media basics such as collage, different acrylic applications, creative backgrounds, texturizing, layering, integrating found objects, scribbling & more. The beauty of mixed media is that anyone with little or no prior art experience can do it. In this all day workshop you are free to experiment and be spontaneous in whatever you create. When working in mixed media there is no one right way to do it. The magic happens when we invite accidents and mistakes during the process. You will be able to freely explore your true inner artist. All materials included. All levels of art experience are welcome. Adults Ages 18+ Visit website


Location: Pasadena, CA
Instructor: Lisa Agaran
Sponsor: True Creativity Within
Cost: $125.00
Email: Lisa Agaran
Phone: 626-470-7278

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Mixed Media Magic Online Workshop
February 22, 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 video lessons. 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

Wheatpaste & Street Art with Michael Owen
February 26-28, 2016 (1-4pm) — What is wheatpaste? Wheat paste is a gel or liquid adhesive made from wheat flour or starch and water. It has been used since antiquity for various arts and crafts such as book binding, découpage, collage, papier-mâché, and adhering paper posters and notices to walls. Leave your mark on our new building with your own wheatpaste design. Michael Owen is a resident artist at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, as well as the creator and lead artist of the Baltimore Love Project, a self-initiated project of 20 love-themed murals spread evenly throughout the city. Visit website


Location: Key West, FL
Instructor: Michael Owen, michaelowenart.com
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Cost: $125, $95 members
Email: The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-296-0458

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Visual Journaling Online Workshop
March 4, 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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days, a unique painting vacation in Mexico!
March 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: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Earth Images: The Art of Nature Printing with Dawn Wilkins
March 9, 2016 (10am-2pm) — 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 in this workshop price. Visit website


Location: Key West, FL
Instructor: Dawn Wilkins
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Cost: $110, $90 members
Email: The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-296-0458

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Creative Collage Online Workshop
March 11, 2016 (24/7 online) — In this class you’ll learn how to connect with your creative spirit to express your personal ideas while learning collage & a variety of painting techniques. Four hours of short videos with clear visuals & explanations. Watch at your convenience, as often as you want. Collage is a powerful technique to add to your creative toolbox. You'll learn more every time you watch, and you'll have fun, even if you've never painted before. Experienced painters will love exploring new tools & techniques. You'll love making your collages look like real paintings, more than just images glued to a surface. Indulging your creativity is a transformative experience. The best art comes from creative play. 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

Watercolor Mixed Media
March 12-13, 2016 (9am-5pm) — Working from still life and natural forms, learn to combine watercolor, colored inks and gouache with brush and steel-point pen to achieve a greater illusion of depth of field, texture, detail, and a volume through transparent and opaque techniques. Demonstrations and visual presentations of historical examples will complement instruction. While this workshop is intended for those who have had previous experience painting in watercolor, it is open to all who wish explore the medium’s potential. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Sherif Habashi, sherifhabashi.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: Non-Credit: $205
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

Beginner Level

Bookbinding: Stitching Uncovered
March 13, 2016 (9:30am-5:00pm) — By popular request, we are offering a workshop that focuses on bookbinding stitches. In this workshop we will create three books using Coptic, French Link, and a combination stitch. All levels are welcome from the experienced bookbinder who wants more practice to those who have never made a book before. Experience is not necessary, but patience is! It is exciting to make a book with your own two hands but you have to work to get there. Come and see what all the rave is about! All materials will be provided but if you have your own tools (awl, bone folder, bookbinding needle, ruler, pencil), please bring them. Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Carrie Avery
Sponsor: The Makery
Cost: $99.00 workshop fee + $65.00 materials fee
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: 830-438-1884

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Landscapes: Luminosity & Color in Water & Skies
March 17-20, 2016 (9:00 am-4:30 pm) — David Dunlop is a modern-day old master whose luminous paintings draw from both Renaissance techniques and contemporary science. His paintings have been shown internationally and are held in the collections of major corporations. Respected teacher, lecturer and juror well versed in all mediums including: watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel and encaustic. Dunlop is the engaging host and writer of the 13-show national PBS television series, “Landscapes Through Time with David Dunlop,” for which he won an Emmy and a CINE Golden Eagle Award in 2009. Visit daviddunlop.com. Instruction will be offered to artists working in acrylic, oil, and watercolor each day. This 4-day workshop will have a daily combination of lecture/slides, demo, in acrylic, oil and watercolor and student painting. Visit website


Location: Huntsville, AL
Instructor: David Dunlop
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Cost: $595 Museum members / $620 non-members
Email: Laura Smith
Phone: 256-535-4350 x222

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Mesmerizing Metallic & Interference Paint Online Workshop
March 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

Painting in the Dark with Neysa Grassi
March 19-20, 2016 (9am-5pm) — Paint your way through the mystery and uncertainty of the art-making process through this intuitive, practical and empowering workshop with acclaimed artist and PAFA graduate faculty member, Neysa Grassi. Dispel the voices of criticism in your head, and learn to perceive doubt as a valid means of investigation rather than a destructive force. Work in gouache and mixed media on paper to discover the freedom that comes from making imagery without preconceived outcomes. Discussion of painting practices and critiques of students’ previous work will supplement studio activity. All instruction is presented on an artist-to-artist basis, whether participants are beginners or seasoned artists. References will included Phillip Guston, Alberto Giacometti, Outsider Art and other artists/movements. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Neysa Grassi
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $395
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

The Expressive Art of Making Tools, Marks and Collage
April 2-3, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Join Crystal for this two-day intensive in the art of mark-making and collage. Begin by exploring Mineral Point and the magical Shake Rag Alley grounds as you gather found and natural objects to develop your own hand-crafted mark-making tools. Then use your handcrafted tools and brushes in a series of expressive exercises designed to tap into your intuitive voice while creating interesting marks on paper for use as collage fodder. From the art of making the tools, to the marks made with the tools, and finally the art made with the marks made with the tools, learn what it means to trust your intuitive voice to guide you in achieving satisfying and meaningful works of art. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Mixed Media Magic Online Workshop
April 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 video lessons. 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

Creative Collage Online Workshop
April 9, 2016 (24/7 online) — In this class you’ll learn how to connect with your creative spirit to express your personal ideas while learning collage & a variety of painting techniques. Four hours of short videos with clear visuals & explanations. Watch at your convenience, as often as you want. Collage is a powerful technique to add to your creative toolbox. You'll learn more every time you watch, and you'll have fun, even if you've never painted before. Experienced painters will love exploring new tools & techniques. You'll love making your collages look like real paintings, more than just images glued to a surface. Indulging your creativity is a transformative experience. The best art comes from creative play. 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

5 Paintings in 5 Days, a unique painting vacation in Mexico!
April 11-15, 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: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Master Class with Stuart Shils: The Structure of Perception and the Perception of Structure
April 14-17, 2016 (9am-5pm) — Designed for intermediate/advanced artists, designers and architects, the focus of this workshop will be the visual concerns fundamental to making, perceiving and thinking about art, and understanding that the graphic language of abstraction is the source of all visual power. Themes will include examination of with interiority of the “visual moment,” graphic response as improvisational yet analytical commentary, the role of the camera/phone viewfinder as a tool for cultivating closer visual awareness and graphic coherence, and an in-depth exploration of various drawing languages. Through sustained studio work using drawing/ painting media on paper, students will learn to recognize the intimate relationship between observation and abstract structure. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Stuart Shils
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $1,500
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Mesmerizing Metallic & Interference Paint Online Workshop
April 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

Intro to Encaustic Painting
April 16-17, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Learn the fundamentals of painting with encaustic paints and medium. This workshop will cover color mixing, making glazes and safe studio practices for working in this versatile medium. We will also work with the various characteristics that make this medium unique - from optical depth, to texture and mark making - as well as working with image transfers and mixed media applications. You will come away with a basic understanding of the media and fusing techniques, as well as how to incorporate encaustic painting into your current studio practice. No prior encasutic experience required, but general art making experience will be helpful. Instructor will supply panels, paint and medium plus all equipment and brushes needed for use during the workshop. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Cost: $275
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art and Culture in the Balearic Islands
April 16-23, 2016 (9am - 5pm) — Observational drawing and painting are the focus of this workshop. Depicting nature on a Mediterranean Island and local sites too. Any medium or skill level is welcome. Price includes lodging and all meals, no transportation. Spanish classes of all levels available and educational talks about the Spanish culture are part of this cultural experience. Food is mediterranean style with local Spanish cuisine. Day trips to monasteries, Roman ruins and beaches are part of this week in Mallorca. Visit website


Location: Pollensa, Mallorca, Spain
Instructor: Meredith Nemirov
Sponsor: Ridgway Gallery Workshops
Cost: $1495.00
Email: Meredith Nemirov
Phone: 970-318-8444

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Connect, Create & Collaborate!
April 16-17, 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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Visual Journaling Online Workshop
April 23, 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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Paper Paintings - Collage with Hand Painted Paper
April 29 - May 1, 2016 (9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) — In this intense, 3-day workshop, students are taught a unique figurative collage technique. Students will learn to make a beautiful palette of colors with various papers and create an under-painting and collage with paper for an exciting final finish. Working with photographic reference, students will explore drawing, composition, proportion, value, color and collage application. Emphasis will be on developing form using light and shadow, just like in traditional painting techniques. No prior collage experience is necessary. All levels. Visit website


Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Instructor: Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson, paperpaintings.com
Sponsor: Winslow Art Center
Cost: $495
Email: Martha Jordan
Phone: 206-715-6663

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Painting in Portugal
April 30 - May 7, 2016 (10am - 10am) — 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: oil, acrylic and watercolor. We will focus on painting traditional still-life subjects in and around the village cottages: clay pottery, doorways, windows, and surrounding nature. You will learn color mixing, brush stroke techniques and how to compose your paintings. I will show you how to enhance your work by considering unique compositions and various brush painting techniques. We will also paint at several wonderful sites on our visits to Sintra, Mafra, Ericeira and Obidos. Material list required. (8 painters max.) Visit website


Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate
Sponsor: Sandra Iafrate Fine Art
Cost: $1600.US double occupancy
Email: Sandra Iafrate
Phone: 289-696-2789

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Mixed Media Magic Online Workshop
May 1, 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 video lessons. 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

The Fun and Funky Art of Assemblage
May 7-8, 2016 (9am-4pm) — The cast-offs of our disposable culture find their way back into our society's art galleries and homes through offbeat sculptural arrangements—often humorous, always intriguing. Try your hand at this fun and funky art of assemblage sculpture. It's art made with imagination, incredible junk, several kinds of adhesives, and various methods of attaching objects together. You'll find inspiration in Michael's collection of old architectural bits and pieces, toys, mechanical objects, old tools, musical instruments, old boxes, bits of trim. Add your own "finds" to his or trade with fellow participants and construct a free-standing sculpture or wall hanging to take home. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Michael Donovan
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Cost: $225
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Creative Collage Online Workshop
May 8, 2016 (24/7 online) — In this class you’ll learn how to connect with your creative spirit to express your personal ideas while learning collage & a variety of painting techniques. Four hours of short videos with clear visuals & explanations. Watch at your convenience, as often as you want. Collage is a powerful technique to add to your creative toolbox. You'll learn more every time you watch, and you'll have fun, even if you've never painted before. Experienced painters will love exploring new tools & techniques. You'll love making your collages look like real paintings, more than just images glued to a surface. Indulging your creativity is a transformative experience. The best art comes from creative play. 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


Liberating the Soul-Expressive drawing, painting in Sardinia
May 9-13 and 23-27, 2016 — Five glorious, experimental days working from the figure in beautiful medieval studios: life drawing, portraiture, paint, clay, pastels, ink, collage, monoprint. Explore: push your boundaries. Experience the sounds, colours and smells of Sardinia and integrate them into your work. There are no rules. There are no limits. This course is designed to help loosen up and liberate your creative spirit with a balance of structured and non structured time. Workshops are in the mornings and the studio is open all day enabling you to return and continue working after a swim at the beach, a visit to an ancient site or a stroll through town. Visit website


Location: Bosa, Sardinia, Italy
Instructor: Megan Players
Sponsor: Bosa Art School
Cost: £300
Email: Megan Players
Phone: 01398331973

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days, a unique painting vacation in Mexico!
May 9-13, 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: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Visual Journaling Online Workshop
May 22, 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

Beginner Level

Paper Surface Techniques for the Paper Artist
May 22, 2016 (9:30am-5:00pm) — Decorative treatment of papers can be a valuable addition to the technique toolbox for artists working in mixed media. In this one day workshop, we’ll cover techniques such as paper marbling, water bleed tissue, inks, dyes, and more. Color theory will also be discussed and considered for each technique. This is a terrific workshop for paper and collage artists as well as those who are interested in art journaling. All supplies will be provided but you are welcome to bring an art journal to work in. Visit website


Location: Bulverde, TX
Instructor: Carrie Avery
Sponsor: The Makery
Cost: $99.00 workshop fee + $25.00 materials fee
Email: Francesca Watson
Phone: 830-438-1884

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days, a unique painting vacation in Mexico!
June 6-10, 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: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Paint Mojo Expansive
June 8-12, 2016 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop, we will learn to find our own inner muse, reconnect with our creative selves and find inspiration for our art in unexpected places. With a focus on gratitude, letting go of our inner critic and playful exploration, Tracy will guide you through a series of fun, playful, exercises, encouraging you to become an explorer of possibilities. Tracy will share tips and techniques on creating vibrant, expressive, colourful paintings, using acrylics, collage, ink and pastels. She will gently guide you into your own personal creative flow and help you find ways to recognize your own authentic creative voice. Learn to be inspired in every moment and realize there are no mistakes in the creative process, only opportunities to learn and grow! Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Tracy Verdugo
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $965
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Oil and Wax: Personal Color and Powerful Design
June 9-12, 2016 (9am-4pm) — This workshop is for artists working with cold wax medium and oils who have a basic understanding of how to create texture and layers in this medium, but want to explore the next step - how to create a powerful composition using dynamic color and powerful design. Emphasis will be on mixing colors, the importance of grays and glazes, creating strong values and meaningful mark making. Gain an understanding of the power of contrast throughout the painting process and learn how to approach a painting at any stage, understanding the “when” and “how” to pull paintings together to a satisfying conclusion. The majority of time will be devoted to painting, but individual critique and discussion will be included. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Pamela Caughey
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Cost: $400
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

ArtisTTable France, Morvan - Plein Air Art Retreat
June 18-25, 2016 — The ArtisTTable takes pride in providing rich art retreat experiences. Escape from your daily routine and concentrate on painting and creative process. We will be in the Morvan region of France because it provides inspiring locations on farms with rolling hills and quaint villages. Beginning and intermediate painters will find a nurturing environment during demonstrations an plenty of one-on-one support and instruction by ArtisTTable artist-founders, Tali Farchi and Royce Deans. Fee for your stay is all-inclusive; lodging, food, transportation from the train, mindfulness training designed to break creative blocks, and a new Writing for Artists Workshop to enable us to write and speak about our art. Read all the details and register online. Visit website


Location: LaRochemillay, France
Instructor: Tali Farchi and Royce Deans
Sponsor: The ArtisTTable
Cost: $1350.00
Email: Royce Deans
Phone: 231.883.1681

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art.journal.PLAY: Creative Explorations in Mixed Media, Printmaking and Art Journaling
June 23-26, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Experiment with mixed media, painting, printmaking and fabric collage techniques to create a one-of-a-kind art journal. We will start with printing fabric and paper with handmade and found tools. Then build a journal with a “textured” collage cover that is wrapped with embellished fibers and yarns. You will leave feeling inspired to fill your new handmade book with techniques I share about building colorful mixed media layers. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Tracy Bautista
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $705
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

ArtisTTable Netherlands, Olst - Plein Air Art Retreat
June 28 - July 5, 2016 — Participants in ArtisTTable Art Retreats are treated real adventure and escape from their regular routine, by concentrating primarily on seeing and painting while exploring new directions in artistic process and practice. We will be based in a refurbished Dutch farm house, just outside of Olst, The Netherlands. ArtisTTable developers and artist-founders Tali Farchi and Royce Deans will provide demonstrations and personal instruction. Fee for your stay is all-inclusive; lodging, food, transportation from train station, workshops in mindfulness that help overcome creative blocks, and a new Writing for Artists workshop that will help us to find the language to enable us to talk and write about our work. Read all the details and register online. Visit website


Location: Olst, Netherlands
Instructor: Tali Farchi and Royce Deans
Sponsor: The ArtisTTable
Cost: $1350.00
Email: Royce Deans
Phone: 231.883.1681

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Fearless Painting by land or by sea
July 7-14, 2016 — Fearless Painting by land or by sea is an opportunity for artists to learn unique mixed water media painting methods that lend themselves to creating dynamic, dimensional land and seascape artwork in any style, including abstraction while using watercolors, acrylics and collage. This 4-day workshop will introduce you to a variety of art tools that you never thought you could paint with, and the fearless use of mixed media. Explore painting dimensional, exciting and unique compositions and challenge yourself to use more than just transparent water media with a number 12 brush! A digital photography project will help painters to be inspired during their Acadia Maine art vacation and help them take their artwork to a new level. Visit website


Location: Bernard, ME
Instructor: Elise Beattie, www.embart.com
Sponsor: Acadia Workshop Center
Cost: $595
Email: Gail Ribas
Phone: 207-244-9742

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Kimberley Artist's Adventure
July 11-17, 2016 (10am) — Come with us on this 7 day adventure as we explore the landscape, wildlife and characters from our base on an authentic Aussie cattle station near Wyndham in the remote far north of Western Australia. Venture "off the beaten track" into wilderness areas not accessible to the public. You'll have your own comfortable Bush Hut or Bunkhouse room to retreat to each evening, and one night camping out beside a pristine waterhole. You'll meet the locals and get a real sense of the history, lifestyle and mystical beauty of the east Kimberley - all while creating your art and developing techniques. Many other activities are included - peruse the itinerary on the website. Early bird specials and group discounts. Visit website


Location: Kununurra, Australia
Instructor: Nada Murphy
Sponsor: On The Verandah
Cost: $3295pp AUD
Email: Rachel Dillon
Phone: 61893881513

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Ireland in Color
July 11-19, 2016 (9:00 am-4:00pm) — "I learned more in two days of painting with O'Neill than I have learned in twenty years with other instructors" Denise Hodgins Call, Virginia. Well planned successful art tours since 1996 and regarded as the best. Director Irish born Hugh O'Neill knows those special places of 5 star visual beauty: Enjoy a relaxed cultural adventure: History, Music, Castles, Golf, dramatic coastlines, fresh local food. Designed for all levels and aspiring artists with no experience. Separate itinerary for spouses, friends. Opportunity of a life time. No lugging equipment around. Private coach and driver takes you right to beautiful spots to paint. All Art materials can be in Ireland for you for a fee. Visit website


Location: Newcastle, Ireland
Instructor: Hugh O'Neill
Sponsor: En Plein Air International
Cost: $3300.00
Email: Hugh O'Neill
Phone: 561-797-8630

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Nature Journal
July 11-15, 2016 — You will spend time outdoors, sketching and painting from nature, using pencil, pen and watercolor. Jane will show you basic drawing and quick, intuitive watercolor techniques, which will become the heart of your nature journal. Using Madeline Island’s flowers, pods, leaves, and rocks, as subjects for your drawings, you’ll also carve original stamps, create monoprints and add collage to your journal. There will be plenty of time to bring your findings back to the studio to draw and paint. By the end of the week, your journal (made from recycled cereal boxes and fine watercolor paper) will be filled to the brim with color, images and memories of your week on the Island. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Jane LaFazio
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $650
Email: Jenna J. Erickson
Phone: 715-747-2054

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5 Paintings in 5 Days, a unique painting vacation in Mexico!
July 11-15, 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: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Experimental Watermedia Collage
July 16-17, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Create paintings that will “Wow” everyone by pouring color onto watercolor paper using Golden Paint’s new and very brilliant QoR watercolors. Pouring results in a loose, flowing, colorful wash that happens naturally. After mastering the basic technique, we’ll experiment with other techniques including the tried and true salt and alcohol method, but adding things like Rit dyes, pastel powders, metal leaf, metallic powders, collage and more, to create very unique and interesting abstract works. We’ll also explore markmaking and Asemic (abstract) writing and learn the best ways to include this writing into our abstract works. Once the paintings are complete, we will cut some up and build a layered collage. You’ll go home with several frameable small abstract paintings. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Jacqueline Sullivan
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Cost: $240
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Jam Packed & Abstract
July 25-26, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Immerse yourself in a world of Abstract acrylic (mixed media) painting where we will dive into several of the elements of design, exploring how they are used in the principles of art. Sound complicated and too art ‘schoolish’? Think again! Jodi will help you approach your painting through experimental yet guided demonstrations and exercises. Color, texture, balance, line, patterns and more will become second nature when you learn the basic foundations on how to create abstract paintings. Bring your journal along for note taking, and some simple exercises to remember when you are back home. Students will be working on 2 medium sized canvases or if you prefer for travel reasons, large sheets of water color paper (poster sized). Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Jodi Ohl
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $285
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Funky Little Neighborhoods & Journal Jam
July 27-28, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Do you have an adventurous spirit and an eye for the unusual? Do you love color and texture? During this fabulous 2 day art extravaganza you will be amazed at the range of creative directions you can go. You’ll adore these funky and happy little neighborhoods that we will create! Your instructor, Jodi Ohl, will lead you through art journaling exercises along with a host of painting demonstrations and tutorials. Working on journal spreads and a large painting throughout the 2 days, students will come away with more than just a painting and a few journal pages, they will have inspiration and an assortment of painting techniques in acrylic/mixed media which can be used in a variety of different art processes. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Jodi Ohl
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $285
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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The Alchemy of Spontaneous Expression
August 1-5, 2016 (9am-4pm) — A soulful painting is a map, a series of creative thoughts and gestures layered across a substrate, the mysterious visual language of authentic creative expression that speaks from our heart to our soul. For five luxurious days we’ll have the opportunity to explore that rich and mysterious landscape, roaming the outside edges of our comfort zone in loving support of our curious and expanding soul. Together we’ll playfully experiment with techniques and exercises that engage our senses and I’ll share some visualization and awareness practices that sharpen our intuition and deepen the communication between our heart and the canvas. Whether we are new to painting or come as experienced painters, this week we’ll all gather together as we explore. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Katie Kendrick
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $765
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days, a unique painting vacation in Mexico!
August 8-12, 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: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Photo Encaustic Equine Workshop
August 13-19, 2016 — This is a one-of-a-kind experience to photograph and create photo encaustic images of horses. Horses are amazingly sensitive beings. They are mystical, magical, and intuitive. They make us feel powerful and that anything is possible–that our lives are free from restrictions. Working with beeswax can be very similar….rich imagery, bold brush strokes, playful drips all creating paintings full of gesture spontaneity and motion. Working with beeswax you don’t necessarily see everything in your image, in fact it’s what you don’t see that can be more powerful than what you do see. This 5-day, 6-night workshop is designed to accommodate all levels of encaustic artists. Visit website


Location: Wolf, WY
Instructor: Clare O'Neill
Sponsor: Taylor & O'Neill
Cost: $2150 + $200 material fee
Email: Clare O'Neill
Phone: 651-312-0113

Beginner Level

“Picture This” Clock
August 15-16, 2016 (9am-4pm) — In this two day workshop students will be exploring different surface techniques on wood laser cut gears. Students will also be taught the process of creating a faux tintype from their own pictures. Students will be framing these tin-type pictures onto gears. Construction of the clock will be created using the gears. Special attention to balance and dimension to create an illusion of movement will be an emphasis. Each student will leave with a finished working original “Picture This” wall clock measuring approximately 12” in diameter. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Erin Keck
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $330
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level

“Color Flow / Cold Enameled” Clock
August 17-18, 2016 (9am-4pm) — In this two day workshop students will be exploring different surface techniques on wood laser cut gears. Students will explore cold surface enamel process on wood gears. Students will construct their clocks using the gears that they embellished. Special attention to balance and dimension to create an illusion of movement will be an emphasis. Each student will leave with a finished working original “Cold Enameled” wall clock measuring approximately 12” in diameter. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Erin Keck
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $330
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Illuminated Manuscripts – 2-Day Intensive Collage-Assemblage
August 20-21, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Illuminated Manuscripts originally referred to the stunning letterforms created through the use of gold leaf, metallic inks and a skilled hand but the term also evolved to refer to any manuscript with very ornate drawings, painting and borders. Using these old books as our inspiration, we are going to twist this concept around a bit and create our own illuminated mixed media books of art by “literally” adding a light and truly illuminating the book from the inside. Reflection and ornamentation that peek right through our book covers will make the viewer feel that that they are bound to find some wonderful morsel of artistic magnificence when these books are opened and we won’t disappoint them. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Andrea Matus deMeng
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $315
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Intermediate Level

ArtisTTable Michigan, Beaver Island - Plein Air Art Retreat
August 21-28, 2016 — Beaver Island is the largest island in Lake Michigan and will be a magical place for the ArtisTTable’s August retreat. Attendees will focus intensely on painting their impressions of the island. A 1920’s lodge and its forested grounds will be our inspiring home base as we explore lake shores, woods and the town of St. James. ArtisTTable developers and artist-founders Tali Farchi and Royce Deans will provide demonstrations and personal instruction. Your fee for your stay is all-inclusive; including: food, lodging and ferry transport to the island from Charlevoix. Read all the details and register online. Visit website


Location: St. James, MI
Instructor: Tali Farchi and Royce Deans
Sponsor: The ArtisTTable
Cost: $1200.00
Email: Royce Deans
Phone: 231.883.1681

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The Codex Compendium
August 22-24, 2016 (9am-4pm) — 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 are going to be building our own codex of mysteries using a compendium of mixed media techniques. The three day format will allow us to delve into more advanced techniques to create true masterpieces. Our unique artwork will feature a series of 18”x6” canvas panels that link together with grommets and chains or ropes to fold concertina style, or unfurl to reveal the story in its entirety. You can decide if you are going to build your story horizontally or vertically, or perhaps a bit of both. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Andrea Matus deMeng
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $465
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Layers & Process: A Journey in Mixed Media Abstract Painting
August 24-26, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Create a large mixed media abstract painting from start to finish. Learn the basics of abstract painting – the 3 C’s, the 3 WOW’s (how to make your painting fantastic), and how to critique and complete your painting. Dive into the process by watching demonstrations and then working on your painting(s). You will be creating in layers by adding and removing; mixing heavy body paints, tinting & shading, creating texture, lifting and staining, glazing with polymer mediums, and adding mixed media. This workshop will allow for lots of painting time and the opportunity to explore your own creative freedom and discovery. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Deb Chaney, www.debchaney.com
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $410
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Box Full of Dreams: Mixed Media Assemblage Workshop
August 26, 2016 (10am-5pm) — Joseph Cornell is known for his special brand of visual poetry, brought to life in what he called the Box Construction. Cornell created little stories inside “shadow boxes” - voyages of the imagination – forged by assembling a seemingly disparate and random collection of objects into dreamlike miniature tableaus that addressed his interests in childhood, space, birds, and ballerinas. This class builds on the Cornell box idea. We will build our “memory boxes” poetic little “theatre boxes” that evoke the memories contained within. We will assemblage found objects and elevate those objects to a place of reverence – of redemption. Use found objects you have been collecting to create a unique work of art that speaks from your heart. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Lorraine Reynolds
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Cost: $140
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Mixed Media Collage
August 27, 2016 (9am-4:30pm) — Explore the endless possibilities of collage. Create a collage by applying a variety of approaches to materials that have meaning to you such as photographs, fabric scraps, letters, drawings, and decorative papers. Rita will demonstrate various techniques and provide workshop handouts. Artists of all skill levels are welcome. Class fee includes the prepared board on which you will mount your collage. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: RIta Yanny
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Cost: $115
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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5 Paintings in 5 Days, a unique painting vacation in Mexico!
September 5-9, 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: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Watercolor Journaling: Creating a Visual Diary
September 5-9, 2016 — With a few watercolor art supplies and your journal, you will be ready to capture memories of your travels in a colorful and unique way. Create a visual diary of watercolor painting, journaling, and mixed media as you slow down, observe, and savor your time in beautiful coastal Maine. This exciting class will motivate artists of all skill levels to record their journeys in an imaginative way using watercolor and mixed media. Students will explore ways to make their travel journal interesting and reflective of their experiences as we work our way from the studio to painting plein air the quaint coastal scenes of Maine. It is fun to create a personal work of art more wonderful than any photo album. Visit website


Location: Bernard, ME
Instructor: Jacqueline Newbold
Sponsor: Acadia Workshop Center
Cost: $595
Email: Gail Ribas
Phone: 207-244-9742

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Advanced Level

Expanding Your Vision with Oil and Cold Wax
September 8-11, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Expand your personal vocabulary and vision through exercises, conversation and writing. We will revisit cold wax and other media to create expressive layered and richly surfaced paintings using a variety of materials including R&F pigment sticks, cold wax, graphite, ink, pastels and oil paint. Techniques covered will include layering, excavating and monoprinting, as well as the use of edge, line, texture, mark making and editing. Students will be encouraged to work in a series. Activities will include exercises, informal group discussion, individual support, Power Point presentations and more. We will focus on content, how to see and move the work forward. This class is for students who have already worked with cold wax and oil. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Lisa Pressman
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Cost: $495
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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Romancing The Himalayas
September 10-25, 2016 — India is a painter's dream. You will paint it all in this once in a lifetime workshop traveling to many different villages in the low Himalayas. Historical sites, dazzling interiors and colorful people in saris, await your art eye. You will return home with numerous onsite sketches to make large paintings from. Non-painting partners welcome. Frequent art critiques by Johanna, demos and instruction. Visit website


Location: Dharamshala, India
Instructor: Johanna Spinks
Sponsor: Indus Experiences
Cost: $2998.00 plus airfare
Email: Johanna Spinks
Phone: 310-384-7029

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Inside the Outside - An in depth look at abstract from the landscape
September 12-16, 2016 — Marsha Staiger's workshops are exciting, informative, fun, and challenging for beginning, intermediate or advanced painters. An energetic working artist, she is a seasoned instructor with a teaching career of more than 30 years. Her artwork has been included in national and international exhibitions group and one artist exhibitions while maintaining a studio at the Torpedo Factory Arts Center for the past decade. This Mixed Media workshop will reinforce the elements of art and their principles as well as acrylic technique via demonstration, printed material and critique. The class will work in the workshop area as well as with plein air studies. Working with acrylics on site gives the ability to capture the light, sound and rhythms on location. Visit website


Location: Bernard, ME
Instructor: Marsha Staiger, www.marshastaiger.com
Sponsor: Acadia Workshop Center
Cost: $650
Email: Gail Ribas
Phone: 207-244-9742

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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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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: $450.00 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: $570
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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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

Beginner Level
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: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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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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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: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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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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