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Creative Collage Online Workshop
July 25 for 8 weeks (24/7 Online) — In Creative Collage Online you'll learn to add texture and imagery to your work using an easy process that works perfectly every time. You'll understand because I explain clearly & show techniques in a series of short videos where my camera is 3 feet from my work. You'll have fun, even if you've never painted before. Experienced painters will love exploring new ideas, tools & techniques. You'll have so much fun making your collages. They will look like real paintings, not just a bunch of stuff glued on to a surface. You'll learn to use paint to make everything look like it belongs. The best art comes from creative play. Free package of vintage papers. Visit website


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

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5 Paintings in 5 Days, Art and Creativity Adventure in Mexico
July 28 - August 1, 2014 (9 AM-1PM) — Join us painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different media and techniques. Explore acrylics, oil pastels and oils. Studio and outdoors painting. Learn the basics or unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 6. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana and Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450, instruction, materials, taxi to Studio
Email: Cristiana

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Like a Nomad: Wanderings in Art-Journaling
July 28 - August 1, 2014 — The practice of Art-Journaling cultivates insight into the nature of the creative process and its multiple meanings. Enriched by self trust and acceptance, painting, collage, words, pen, and line work entwine to make expressive complex images. It's all about one's willingness to reveal vulnerability and rawness for the sake of true creative freedom. Experiencing honest and joyous journeys takes precedence over producing beautiful outcomes. In these five days we'll draw inspiration from boundless sources found along our paths and turn it into mini visual life feasts - journal pages. Trek through your intimate geographies and your personal stories and make room, on your pages, for new ones. Tap into the joy of mapping you with the help of fresh multiple media prompts. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Orly Avineri, oneartistjournal.com
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $750
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Nourishing the Creative Heart: Personal Expressions in Mixed Media
July 28 - August 1, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Together we'll collectively embark on a creative and soulful voyage to discover and uncover more of our hidden and authentic genius. For five days we'll mindfully explore personal expression; focusing on possibilities and techniques inherent in collage, painting, and a combination of mediums to create personal and unique mixed media artwork. We'll hold an intention to focus on the connection between our body, mind, and emotions as we explore the creative process in an authentic and meaningful way, touching into the transformative nature of creating. I will share and demonstrate a variety of mixed-media techniques along with music, writing prompts, and themes for exploration to help guide you beneath the surface of your materials and methods. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Katie Kendrick
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $695
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Mixed Media Magic Online Workshop
August 1 for 10 weeks (24/7 Online) — Learn to use any tool that will let you express your ideas, even if you can't draw. Mixed Media is all about freedom, creative expression & play. 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. Free package of vintage papers
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

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Intermediate Level

Personal Images
August 2-3, 2014 (9am-4pm) — We all have images that we are drawn to, photographs and images that are personal to us. It could be a certain animal, even a chair, or childhood photos. In this two-day class we will explore our own personal images. We will explore why and what makes these images important to us. Using layers of paper, and paint, and our pens we will explore, reveal and conceal pages that are meaningful to you. We will explore image transfers to layer. It is really all about you, your words, your images, your colors, and your markmaking. We will spend our days making your art journal pages uniquely about you. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Brian Kasstle
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $255
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Intermediate Level

Sketching with Ink & Watercolour on Location
August 4-8, 2014 (9:30am - 4:30pm ) — Sketching on Location in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada. Capture on paper the memorable sights, experiences and feelings of a journey, or everyday life. When combined ink lines and watercolor washes create a lively visual interplay pleasing to the eye. This workshop challenges you to step out of your comfort zone to develop your drawing skills and your way of looking at the world around you. Sketching basics - the fundamentals of observation, gesture, shading, perspective and composition. Watercolor and Color Theory basics - become comfortable working with watercolor and learn how to apply light watercolor washes that enhance your sketches. Each day begins in the studio, and then we travel out to different locations in beautiful Prince Edward County. Visit website


Location: Bloomfield, ON, Canada
Instructor: Sharon Fox Cranston, SCA, MPAC, PSA
Sponsor: Cranston Gallery on Main
Cost: $400.00
Email: Sharon Cranston
Phone: 613-393-3900

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Acrylics, Layers & Metallics
August 4-6, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Learn to build a painting, layer by layer, using thin glazes of acrylic paint. Build interesting textures on its surface by using acrylic media and other miscellaneous household items. Learn ways to use acrylic mediums, metallic foils and paints to highlight textured areas of your painting. Receive a packet of extensive instructions from Jacqueline on her demonstrated techniques. Create more than one piece, explore techniques in depth and develop your own paintings. Jacqueline offers individual attention during your painting process. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jacqueline Sullivan, blog.JacquelineSullivan.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $450 + materials fee, Non-Members: $475 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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The Art of Play: Creating Just for Fun
August 7-9, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Strengthen your right brain, one art experience at a time! Enjoy the freedom of artful expression as you have fun connecting with your creative self. Become familiar with the use of line, color, shape and texture as you discover your own visual language using watercolor, oil pastels, colored pencils and more. Experience feelings of relaxation and balance, a flow of new ideas, a renewed sense of your creative spirit and most certainly, a confidence in your creative pursuits. Whether you are a non-artist secretly wishing to become more creative, a frequent participant of workshops and classes, or a professional artist wanting to stretch your creative explorations, this workshop is for you. Carole believes that being creative is an essential part of a balanced life. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Carole Pearlman, TheJoyOfCreativity.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $325 + materials fee, Non-Members: $350 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Mesmerizing Metallic & Interference Paint Online Workshop
August 8 for 10 weeks (24/7 Online) — Learn to use the magic of interference & metallic acrylic paints to add drama, flair & mystery to your paintings. The choice is yours...limited only by your imagination. You'll learn easily because you get 4 hours of my clear, close-up video where the Camera is 3 feet from my brush. Watch as often as you like. You'll learn something new and get new ideas every time you watch. You'll connect with your creative spirit & express your personal ideas. 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 receive their value by learning how to use the interference paints. Visit website


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

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5 Paintings in 5 Days unblock your creativity, in Mexico
August 10-16, 2014 — No experience needed! Join us in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience a different media and style every day. Discover your own style, unblock your creativity, and find your creative voice! The afternoons are yours to enjoy the town many attractions. You need help organizing your afternoon trips? We can help! Get the most out of your vacation! Take fantastic photos; see the best of historical San Miguel. All materials included! Stay at Cristi Fer Art Retreat, private room with bathroom, breakfast, taxi to town included. Individual retreat or Max. Group size of 4. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allend, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio, San Miguel
Cost: $940 - $1500
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 524151212311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Textile Artwork with Linda Green, Edinburgh, Scotland
August 10-15, 2014 (9.30 - 4.30) — With guidance from this leading Scottish textile artist, we produce small textile artworks developed from drawing, collage, and exploration of found materials from the secluded Dr Neil's garden in the ancient village of Duddingston near the centre of Edinburgh. We examine plant forms, fibrous structures and colours found in a typical Scottish Garden, creating a series of constructed textile experiments.Working in a small group, Linda gives individual attention to each participant. Fee includes tutoring, materials, 4 star accommodation, breakfasts & lunches, welcome reception & dinner, transport within Scotland. Visit website


Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Instructor: Linda Green
Sponsor: Wild at Art Ltd
Cost: $1,737
Email: Ellen Colingsworth or Ute Johnston
Phone: +1333 350289

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Texture - Color - Feeling
August 11-14, 2014 (9am-4pm) — By combining aggressive textures and unusual mediums with various "raw" materials the end result in abstract painting is the creative accomplishment. This method presents the magnetism that is the abstraction to mixed media. Many techniques, materials, compositions and, above all, emotion play off of each other when creating the piece. There is adventure in not knowing where you are going with it until you get there! You will become enlightened as you journey through this process. You must be able to let go of all painting habits to gain the knowledge of layering textures, color and feelings. Executing shapes by utilizing positive and negative space will be discussed. This is the cultivation that nurtures our souls. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Jan Sitts
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $475
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Creative Collage Online Workshop
August 15 for 8 weeks (24/7 Online) — In Creative Collage Online you'll learn to add texture and imagery to your work using an easy process that works perfectly every time. You'll understand because I explain clearly & show techniques in a series of short videos where my camera is 3 feet from my work. You'll have fun, even if you've never painted before. Experienced painters will love exploring new ideas, tools & techniques. You'll have so much fun making your collages. They will look like real paintings, not just a bunch of stuff glued on to a surface. You'll learn to use paint to make everything look like it belongs. The best art comes from creative play. Free package of vintage papers. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Experimental Acrylic/Mixed Media Painting, Sebastopol, CA
August 15-16, 2014 (10am-4pm) — Allow your imagination to take flight as you pour, comb, spray and splash color onto surfaces textured with acrylic gels, gesso and collaged papers. Demonstrations will include a variety of texture and glazing techniques while also addressing issues of design and composition. This workshop is designed to engage your intuitive voice while offering tools and guidance to carry you through to finished paintings. Visit website


Location: Sebastopol, CA
Instructor: Susan Cornelis
Sponsor: Sebastopol Center for the Arts
Cost: $165
Email: Susan Cornelis
Phone: 7078248163

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Visual Journaling Online Workshop
August 15 for 6 weeks (24/7 Online) — This Art Journaling class engages your creative imagination to be your most powerful partner, teacher & mentor. Painting in your journal awakens your creativity, your heart & your soul while connecting your inner world with your outer world. Because your creative brain feels the connection, it feels nourished. You'll enjoy making art for yourself with the easy techniques you'll learn. 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. Appropriate for all skill levels and all media. Free journal. Visit website


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

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Summer Special! Inner Rejuvenation with Expressive Arts
August 18-22, 2014 (9 AM to 1 PM) — Immerse yourself into the creative process! It will rejuvenate your life! It's the path for inner renewal! Offered for the first time in enchanted fishing village of Ajijic on the shore of Lake Chapala, led by experienced art therapist Cristiana Marinescu. You will paint, write, create collages, decorate masks, practice healing visualization. Creativity and Rejuvenation are two innate and interchangeable aspects of Soul. Practice the art or resilience and discover easy steps to enhance creativity in your life. You will have time to explore the many shops, cobble stone streets, restaurants. It is a week of rekindling your creative spirit. No art experience needed. Accommodations are in a tranquil boutique hotel one black for lake and shopping, at extra cost. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450 with materials
Email: Meredith
Phone: 1-800-436-0759

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Painting From Your Own Photographs
August 18-22, 2014 — What makes a good photo to paint from? How much of the photo do I use and what do I leave out? How do I get it onto my paper? Then what? All of these questions and more will be answered during this workshop. Most of us have tons of trip photos that we've always wanted to paint, but never have. This is your chance! Bring your stash and we'll go thru them, finding the best and then actually painting them! This is a watermedia workshop - watercolor, acrylic and/or collage. Having some experience with one of these mediums will help, and Kathie will provide plenty of guidance and individual attention. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Kathie George
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $450
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

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Oil and Cold Wax Painting: Beneath the Surface
August 18-20, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Explore the technique of combining oil paint and cold wax. Unlike encaustic, cold wax is used at room temperature, without heat, to extend the oil paint and serve as a medium. Incorporate other media such as oil sticks and pigment to create dynamic paintings. The process of adding and subtracting creates layers that produce surface and subsurface texture. You will use an array of non-traditional tools to build layers and add depth. This class emphasizes the process and is experimental in nature. The intuitive process encourages students to loosen up and explore. Students will learn from detailed demonstrations, instruction, and individual exploration of the techniques and materials. Positive individual and group critiques will be offered throughout the workshop. Experimentation and personal expression is encouraged. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Dianne Martia, DianneMartia.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $350, Non-Members: $375
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Creative Plein Air Painting in Pastel and Watercolor
August 18-20, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Join this relaxed and informative workshop, and learn "how to see" and paint the landscape in pastels with confidence. Study how light affects color and value and how to design a pastel painting that reflects your personal point of view. Bonnie explains her "Big Picture" approach to composition and demonstrates a three-value system that takes the mystery out of creating a cohesive and powerful design. Work from life, en plein air, and be delighted by the beautiful "up north" locations that only Door County can offer. Bonnie leads gentle group critiques and provides daily demos, including her exciting, award winning, painterly approach that combines watercolor and pastel mediums. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Bonnie Paruch, BonnieParuchFineArt.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $350, Non-Members: $375
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Watercolor Workshop in Greece, with G. Politis AWS, RI, NEWS, AWA
August 19-26, 2014 — Join George Politis AWS, RI, NEWS, AWA, IAF in Epirus, Greece for a journey of exploration and creativity. Working in small and large format, we'll be painting in watercolour (but may use other watermedia like watercolour pencils, acrylic inks and collage), learning techniques and most important... learning to see and find a subject (often far from the obvious). We will paint the rocky scenery and nature of Zagoria and Meteora, and we will explore Epirus from a point known only to locals. Workshop cost: 1140 Euros (everything included... you just have to fly to Thessaloniki, Greece - leave the rest to us). Spouses and/or friends are welcome at 780 euros. Early bird discounts apply. Visit website


Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Instructor: G. Politis AWS, RI, NEWS, AWA
Cost: 1140 euros (all inclusive) - 780 for non painters
Email: George Politis
Phone: +30-694-4422097

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Catharsis! Mark Making Book
August 22-23, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Spontaneous deep down strokes make this class a path to creative genius. Many materials, tools and media will be explored ...spontaneous combustion will occur. Catharsis, by definition, is a purification or purging of the emotions primarily through art. No calligraphy or lettering experience is required - you already have this mark making knowledge inside you. There is something so cleansing about intuitive movement, large scribbling and making art. You will use your creations to create a unique book using a piano hinge, non- adhesive binding that is truly easy - no sewing! Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Lisa Engelbrecht
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $255 plus $10 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Salted Paper Workshop
August 23-24, 2014 (9:30 am to 4 pm) — William Henry Fox Talbot invented the salted paper process in the late 1830s. Initially, the process was used to make positive contact prints from Talbot's paper negatives called, Calotypes. The process was also popular in the Photo-Secession circle during the pre-modern era. The process has enjoyed resurgence along with other alternative processes. The process is beloved for its soft chocolaty color and its relatively easy process. This workshop will use digital negatives and photogram techniques to create an image. You will learn to mix the chemistry, prepare the paper, and expose and process the print. Participants should bring a digital image on a flash drive and/or unique objects to use in the photograms. All chemicals and printing supplies are provided. Visit website


Location: La Grange, IL
Instructor: Adam Finkleston
Sponsor: La Grange Art League
Cost: $265 members / $285 non members
Email: Registrations
Phone: 708-352-3101

Beginner Level

Hill Country Mixed Media Retreat!
August 25-29, 2014 (9 am - 5 pm) — Join us for four days of: Screen printing on paper and glass; Gelatin plate printing on cotton rag paper; Etching images on metal sheet; Casting, fusing and custom cutting glass; Making molds for all types of media; Exploring decorative painting techniques; Putting it all together with creative assemblage techniques. You'll leave with a large shadow box piece and a triptych of smaller framed pieces, all of which will be a reflection of the story you want to tell. You'll get it all: great classes every day, great food, great atmosphere, fun people, and a new creative spark! Join us! Visit website


Location: Austin, TX
Instructor: Susan Taylor Glasgow
Sponsor: Roadhouse Retreats
Cost: $749
Email: Gail Stouffer
Phone: 210-887-6048

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Pushing Paper: Encaustic and Paper in Relief
August 26-28, 2014 (10 am to 5 pm) — Pushing Paper: Encaustic and Paper in Relief is the title Sarah gives to her 3 day intensive here at R&F. Paper, a historically 2 dimensional material, will be redefined in this unique multi-media workshop. We will push the boundaries of encaustic and paper beyond traditional collage into wall based sculptural works. The focus of the class will be combining papers; handmade, found and mass produced, with wax to create structure and form. One of the techniques included in this workshop will be paper casting. Visit website


Location: Kingston, NY
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Sponsor: R& F Handmade Paints
Cost: $550
Email: Registrations
Phone: (800) 206-8088

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Canvas Madness
August 28-29, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Spend two fun-filled days making your own unique canvas art journals (emphasis on totally funky!) - and then filling it authentically. Paint and paper will be flying and a bunch of intriguing writing exercises/prompts will give you all the techniques & tools needed to make journaling a part of your inner life. No experience needed! Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Wendy Lee Lynds
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $255 plus $12 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Art and Spanish in the Heart of Mexico, Design It Yourself
September 1-5, 2014 (9 AM - 12 PM) — Painting, Sketching, Photography and Spanish in San Miguel de Allende colonial charming town tacked in the Bajio hills. Small Groups 3 to 5, group cost $1200. Do you love to travel with friends and family? Enjoy a fantastic cultural vacation together! Cristi Fer Art Studio now offers a blend of conversational Spanish, beginner (getting around town) to advanced (art, culture, sports) and hands on art experience. Choose from a menu, make your own mix: a day of shopping and photography at the Mercado, sketching in the park and painting in studio and outdoors. No experience needed. Spend the afternoons exploring the town. Instructors have 25 years facilitating experience, native Spanish speakers. Flexible schedule - contact us for available dates. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana & Fer Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: Groups up to 5, $1200
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Mixed Media Magic Online Workshop
September 2 for 10 weeks (24/7 Online) — Learn to use any tool that will let you express your ideas, even if you can't draw. Mixed Media is all about freedom, creative expression & play. 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. Free package of vintage papers
Email: Ann Bell
Phone: 281-330-3827

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art Adventure in Mexico, painting, sketching and photography
September 8-12, 2014 (9 AM-1PM) — In San Miguel de Allende the Heart of Mexico. Experienced painters and facilitators, Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist and art therapist Cristiana Marinescu, offer an unforgettable art adventure vacation. Blend 2 days of photography, travel sketching, with 3 days of painting. You'll also have time to relax and explore restaurants, shopping, galleries, cobble stone streets of charming Colonial flavor. We'll take you to best places to photograph and sketch. In the studio you'll learn how to transform your photos and sketches into bright paintings expressing the exuberance of Mexico using acrylic or oils. Plein air painting is optional at additional cost. Novice to experienced painters welcomed. It's a fantastic experience as your first art adventure in Mexico. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana and Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450, instruction materials taxi to Studio
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Big Fat Art
September 8-11, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Big Fat Art is all about process, and about working on multiple pieces. We start on big fat cheap drawing paper with inexpensive paints and drawing materials so that you can't possibly worry about Wasting Good Paint. We work on multiple pieces at once, starting each one using specific materials within given parameters. Then we do another "pass" on all of them, with a different set of parameters. After the second pass, we use the pieces-in-process as playgrounds for trying many different things. Loosening up is key. Then, we move on to good paper. We start the pieces in a similar spontaneous mode, but work on them longer, and make the effort to bring them to resolution. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Jane Davies
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $475
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Visual Journaling Online Workshop
September 10 for 6 weeks (24/7 Online) — This Art Journaling class engages your creative imagination to be your most powerful partner, teacher & mentor. Painting in your journal awakens your creativity, your heart & your soul while connecting your inner world with your outer world. Because your creative brain feels the connection, it feels nourished. You'll enjoy making art for yourself with the easy techniques you'll learn. 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. Appropriate for all skill levels and all media. Free journal. Visit website


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

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Taos art Journaling: Playful Pages
September 11-14, 2014 (9/11: 4-6pm, 9/12: 9-8pm, 9/13: 9-8pm ) — Taos, NM is a gorgeous spot with tons of art, vistas & creative inspiration! Our workshop will take place in a picturesque B&B that is dripping with quaint! We will play with our art journal pages using collage, mixed media, encaustic, and inner and outer reflections. We will also create a small, hand-made journal using some basic bookbinding techniques. No experience necessary! This is a no-fail, fun and playful workshop for anyone interested in mixing media and capturing their adventures. Visit website


Location: Taos, NM
Instructor: Judith Cassel-Mamet
Sponsor: Judith Cassel-Mamet
Cost: $380 (workshop only)
Email: Judith Cassel-Mamet
Phone: 303-947-1109

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Personal Expression: A Design Approach
September 15-18, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This workshop is for all types of painters - whether they paint representational, abstract or nonobjective. It is also for all types of mediums - watercolor, acrylic, gesso, gouache, or mixed media. The emphasis is on searching for personal content, design and composition - three steps to fabulous painting. Participants will work on composition, explore personal aspects of their painting and work on their design elements and principles. They will have the option to work with different mediums and explore the use of collage. There will be slide talks, assignments, exercises, sharing processes, personal and group critiques, and discussions. By the end of the workshop, the painter will have a stronger understanding of composition, design elements and principles and personal expression. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Donna Watson, www.donnawatsonstudios.com
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $475
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Advanced Level

Paper Making and Sculpture
September 15-17, 2014 (9:00am - 4:00pm, one hour lunch) — Instructor will introduce the basics of making paper, demonstrate boiling new kozo fiber to break it down into fibers for paper and help students find objects to create textures from nature. Layering them to create fiber castings, create collage images on glass using paper pulp as an adhesive and adding color and depth. Creating a finished and framed paper-pulp collage. Visit website


Location: Springfield, OR
Instructor: Angela Zimmerman
Sponsor: Emerald Art Center
Cost: $285
Email: Paula Goodbar
Phone: 541-726-8595

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Intermediate Level

Urban Collage Workshop - Berlin
September 16-20, 2014 — The workshop will be based upon discovering various visual urban treasures and incorporating them into finished works of art via various media and techniques. The facilitator has been living and working in Berlin for over 20 years and draws vast inspiration for his international exhibitions and projects from the streets of Berlin. He will guide the participants through Berlin's most culturally energized neighborhoods known as Kiez, to collect the imagery and materials that the artists will use in creating their works. The participants will be taken to some of the city's most exciting art venues and off-the-beaten-path landmarks. The group will also attend the opening of the Berliner Liste art fair, which is an integral part of Berlin Art Week. Visit website


Location: Berlin, Germany
Instructor: Pablo von Lichtenberg
Sponsor: ANNEX:art
Cost: 450.00 Euro including accommodations
Email: Pablo von Lichtenberg
Phone: 314-435-3755

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R&F Encaustic Comprehensive
September 16-19, 2014 (9am-4pm) — A hands-on comprehensive encaustic workshop, designed to educate participants in basic encaustic methods and to establish best practices. Artists from a variety of backgrounds find this workshop an exciting opportunity to expand their visual vocabulary using wax. Cynthia will address appropriate grounds and supports to work on, basic painting technique, tools and tips for fusing, and health and safety. The class will alternate between demonstrations and individual work time. Students will quickly progress into advanced techniques such as creating transparent layered glazes, making clean inlaid lines by scribing and scraping, using accretion methods to build texture, incorporating found material for assemblage, and combining oil with encaustic. Cynthia will also present methods for using encaustic with paper including: collage, monotype, image transfer, and dipping. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Cynthia Winika
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $525, Non-Members: $550
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Creative Collage Online Workshop
September 17 for 8 weeks (24/7 Online) — In Creative Collage Online you'll learn to add texture and imagery to your work using an easy process that works perfectly every time. You'll understand because I explain clearly & show techniques in a series of short videos where my camera is 3 feet from my work. You'll have fun, even if you've never painted before. Experienced painters will love exploring new ideas, tools & techniques. You'll have so much fun making your collages. They will look like real paintings, not just a bunch of stuff glued on to a surface. You'll learn to use paint to make everything look like it belongs. The best art comes from creative play. Free package of vintage papers. Visit website


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

Intermediate Level

Slow Down - Wake Up - Make Art
September 19-21, 2014 (Fri 5 - 9 pm, Sat & Sun 9 to 5 pm ) — Learn to approach your existing artistic practice from a new perspective. Our goal will be to wake up the senses and strengthen our ability to perceive directly. Our goal is not necessarily to create finished work, but to experience methods to take to your own studio. The workshop will cultivate awareness, enliven the sense perceptions, and allow for insight. Suitable for visual artists who paint, sculpt, photograph or work in mixed media. Foundation skills will be revisited with a new approach. Nova Scotia is a magical place to experience the autumn. Both rugged and full of culture, it offers great variety for the senses and ample opportunity to "press reset" on your state of mind. Visit website


Location: Prospect Village, Nova Scotia, Canada
Instructor: annie abdalla, MFA, MES
Sponsor: Annie Abdalla Artworks
Cost: $450.00 including vegetarian meals
Email: annie abdalla
Phone: 902-852-3709

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The Brush and Beyond
September 22-26, 2014 — During this class you will develop your own personal painting style, while emphasizing the importance of developing your own creative approach to image making - with either abstract or representational imagery. You will explore new methods of watermedia application, including texturing and techniques for building of layers of paint. You will also experiment with new tools made from commonly found materials. Demonstrations by Mary Ann and individual discussions with her will help you approach your subject with a fresh eye toward composition and design. Finally, throughout the workshop the business of being an artist, including setting goals and priorities will be discussed. Each participant will discover how to become "inspired" and how to network as an artist. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Mary Ann Beckwith
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $550
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

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Surface Explorations (Mixed Media Workshop)
September 22-26, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Think of this workshop as a buffet! We'll spend the week exploring a large subset of processes that can be used on paper and fabric - all of which should be in every mixed media artist's toolbox. These include photocopy solvent transfers, paper and metal leaf lamination, gilding, water media crayons, a French process called "devoré" - which literally "burns out" cellulose fiber when it is combined with synthetic paper or cloth, and the unexpected beauty of sanding into dry paint to generate gorgeous distressed surfaces. Our mantra will be "what if?" and our goal will be a distinctive visual vocabulary. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Jane Dunnewold
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $695 plus $35 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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5 Paintings in 5 Days, Art and Creativity Adventure in Mexico
September 22-26, 2014 (9 AM-1PM) — Join us painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different media and techniques. Explore acrylics, oil pastels and oils. Studio and outdoors painting. Learn the basics or unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 6. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana and Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450, instruction, materials, taxi to Studio
Email: Cristiana

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Matchbox Structure Workshop
September 22-24, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Using matchboxes, colorful papers, beads and a bit of sewing, we will make a multiple-drawer/handmade book structure. We will begin by decorating our matchboxes with paper and constructing 6 small drawers and 6 miniature books. On top of that we will make a shallow box to house a square, handmade book. To top it all off we will make a decorative lid for the structure, layering paper and finishing with a paper knob for easy removal. We will make colorful, paper sphere "feet" to finish it off. The result is a self-contained conversation piece that will invite viewers to take a closer look inside. Randi pre-cuts most of the materials for the class and provides excellent hand-outs. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Randi Parkhurst
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $375 plus $40 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Mesmerizing Metallic & Interference Paint Online Workshop
September 24 for 10 weeks (24/7 Online) — Learn to use the magic of interference & metallic acrylic paints to add drama, flair & mystery to your paintings. The choice is yours...limited only by your imagination. You'll learn easily because you get 4 hours of my clear, close-up video where the Camera is 3 feet from my brush. Watch as often as you like. You'll learn something new and get new ideas every time you watch. You'll connect with your creative spirit & express your personal ideas. 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 receive their value by learning how to use the interference paints. Visit website


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

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Painting on the Islands of Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides Scotland
September 29 - October 6, 2014 — On the Outer Hebrides awe inspiring becomes 'art inspiring'. Travelling with our paints, we discover the roots of a civilisation and the raw beauty of its isolation on the edge of the British Isles. Nicky Henderson, a local artist, is our art tutor. With her expertise your art work connects with a landscape formed 3,400 million years ago, still sculpted today by wind, rain and human hand. Voted the most favourite islands in Europe, 5th in the world by TripAdvisor. Visit website


Location: Islands of Lewis & Harris, Scotland
Instructor: Nicky Sanderson
Sponsor: Wild at Art Ltd
Cost: £1250
Email: Ellen Colingsworth or Ute Johnston

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Outside & Inside: House Box and Journal
October 2-3, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This workshop is about self-reflection and self-discovery. Each class participant will receive a gessoed wooden house box. The roof comes off this house box and inside is a long house-shaped accordion book or journal. The outside of the box will be about your exterior. What do you project out into the world? If you asked people to describe you what would they say? What are your interests? Using found objects and ephemera participants will make the exterior or outside of the house box reflect their own exterior. The inside will be the journal. What are your passions, your hopes, your dreams or your fears? Using a variety of media, participants will illustrate their personal interior. This workshop is open to any skill level. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Terry Garrett
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $255 plus $15 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Photo Encaustic
October 2-4, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Combine photography with encaustic (wax) painting techniques to transform your photos characterized by soft focus, optical depth, and layered imagery. Learn to layer a variety of treatments over the wax, including image transfers, color glazes, and hand coloring techniques. Explore a variety of paper printing options for your photographs. Sarah demonstrates the basics of working with encaustic paint and provides information on studio set up, safety measures, and more. Ample time is scheduled for hands-on work, individual critiques, and a final group critique. All digital printing, encaustic paints, pigment sticks, and other materials are provided for a supply fee. Tools and equipment are provided. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer, Rehmer-Studio.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $350 + materials fee, Non-Members: $375 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Narrative Collage: Telling Stories with Collage
October 4-5, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This workshop begins with participants making a very nice hard cover journal with high quality paper that can stand up to mixed media applications. This journal will lay flat for ease of working, and does not require previous bookmaking experience. Workshop participants will tell stories by making collages in their newly constructed journals. These stories can be personal, fantasy or perhaps a new fairytale. There will be many media options- paint, paper surface decoration, Gelli plate printing to name a few. An extensive supply of ephemera will be available for use. I will demonstrate several ways to begin a collage story. Some stories can be told in one collage while others may require several. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Terry Garrett
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $255 plus $10 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Stretching the Boundaries
October 6-10, 2014 (9am - 4pm Mon - Thu, 9am - 3pm Fri) — Combine a range of new techniques and materials with watercolor basics and open up a whole new way of painting. You will use ink, gouache, charcoal, gesso, acrylic and watercolor to stretch your skills and imagination way beyond the boundaries of traditional watercolor. John will teach using a variety of subjects and demonstrate for the class twice a day. Visit website


Location: San Francisco, CA
Instructor: John Lovett
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Cost: $795
Email: Tracy Culbertson
Phone: 503-930-4572

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Stirring the Pot
October 13-17, 2014 (9am - 4pm Mon - Thu, 9am - 3pm Fri) — Ready to move on to something new and stimulating, something that will inspire you and put the excitement back into your painting? John will encourage you to produce paintings full of life and vitality. Learn techniques that will retain a painting's freshness, while allowing you to manipulate, adjust and experiment. John will show you how to seamlessly incorporate new and different materials. Visit website


Location: San Francisco, CA
Instructor: John Lovett
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Cost: $795
Email: Tracy Culbertson
Phone: 503-930-4572

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5 Paintings in 5 Days, Art and Creativity Adventure in Mexico
October 13-17, 2014 (9 AM-1PM) — Join us painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different media and techniques. Explore acrylics, oil pastels and oils. Studio and outdoors painting. Learn the basics or unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 6. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana and Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450, instruction, materials, taxi to Studio
Email: Cristiana

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New Directions for Jewelry, Art Quilts and Surface Embellishments
October 18-19, 2014 — This workshop is packed full of new ideas and directions for many disciplines in Art. Metal work, weaving techniques, and a variety of surface design applications will all be covered. Students have the option of making jewelry, applying the techniques to fabric for Art quilts or a paper surface for books, or making samples to use later. The focus of the class will be to introduce and incorporate weaving and metal smith techniques that can cross over to be used in many disciplines of artwork. Students will use linens, fibers, copper sheeting, wire and mesh, as well as found, recycled and natural items to incorporate surface design techniques such as weaving, twining and looping and to learn a variety of low tech metalsmith techniques. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Mary Hettmansperger, www.maryhetts.com
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $255 plus $22 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Art and Spanish in the Heart of Mexico, Design It Yourself
October 20-24, 2014 (9 AM - 12 PM) — Painting, Sketching, Photography and Spanish in San Miguel de Allende colonial charming town tacked in the Bajio hills. Small Groups 3 to 5, group cost $1200. Do you love to travel with friends and family? Enjoy a fantastic cultural vacation together! Cristi Fer Art Studio now offers a blend of conversational Spanish, beginner (getting around town) to advanced (art, culture, sports) and hands on art experience. Choose from a menu, make your own mix: a day of shopping and photography at the Mercado, sketching in the park and painting in studio and outdoors. No experience needed. Spend the afternoons exploring the town. Instructors have 25 years facilitating experience, native Spanish speakers. Flexible schedule - contact us for available dates. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana & Fer Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: Groups up to 5, $1200
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Connect, Create & Collaborate!
October 23-24, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Women want to connect. 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. With a heart that wants every woman to be open to be all they can be and with the sensibilities of a creativity/life coach, Wendy provides a safe haven. No stress, no fear, don't-have-to-be-an artist environment, learn how you can be more creative and more connected. All are sincerely welcome. Bring your curiosity and your sense of adventure! Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Wendy Lee Lynds
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $255 plus $10 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Sedona Retreat: The Visual Arts Retreat
October 24-26, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreat guides you into a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful landscape, its art-colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual discovery. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse to create a life-changing experience. Over a three-day period you will experience six different art mediums each with their own creative energy and each taught by a different artist: artistic journaling, ceramics, collage, photography, mask-making and jewelry - aspects of these projects cross-pollinate to become a path of unique connections that is different for each individual. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $675
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intro to Encaustic Painting
October 25-26, 2014 (9 am to 4 pm) — Learn the fundamentals of painting with encaustic paints and medium. This two day 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. You do not need prior experience working with encaustic paint, but general art making experience will be helpful. Instructor will supply panels, paint and medium plus all equipment needed. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Sarah Rehmer
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley
Cost: $250
Email: Registrations
Phone: (608) 987-3292

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Art Adventure in Mexico, painting, sketching and photography
October 27-31, 2014 (9 AM-1PM) — In San Miguel de Allende the Heart of Mexico. Experienced painters and facilitators, Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist and art therapist Cristiana Marinescu, offer an unforgettable art adventure vacation. Blend 2 days of photography, travel sketching, with 3 days of painting. You'll also have time to relax and explore restaurants, shopping, galleries, cobble stone streets of charming Colonial flavor. We'll incorporate Day of the Dead symbolism and information. In the studio you'll learn how to transform your photos and sketches into bright paintings expressing the exuberance of Mexico using acrylic or oils. Plein air painting is optional at additional cost. Novice to experienced painters welcomed. It's a fantastic experience as your first art adventure in Mexico. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana and Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450, instruction materials taxi to Studio
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

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5 Paintings in 5 Days, Art and Creativity Adventure in Mexico
November 3-7, 2014 (9 AM-1PM) — Join us painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different media and techniques. Explore acrylics, oil pastels and oils. Studio and outdoors painting. Learn the basics or unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 6. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana and Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450, instruction, materials, taxi to Studio
Email: Cristiana

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Texture - Color - Feeling
November 6-9, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — Jan's experience and enthusiasm create an atmosphere of fun and spontaneity inspiring new directions and discovery through innovative combinations of design and materials. The layering method yields a magnetism that is particular to mixed media. Many techniques, materials, compositions and above all emotion, play off each other in creating the work. Part of the adventure is not knowing where you are going until you get there! You will become thrilled with possibility as you journey through this abstract painting process. You will learn to let go of painting habits and gain the knowledge of layering textures, colors and feelings while executing shapes utilizing a structure of positive and negative space. All of the paints used will be waterbased. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Jan Sitts, www.jansitts.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $575
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art and Spanish in the Heart of Mexico, Design It Yourself
November 10-14, 2014 (9 AM - 12 PM) — Painting, Sketching, Photography and Spanish in San Miguel de Allende colonial charming town tacked in the Bajio hills. Small Groups 3 to 5, group cost $1200. Do you love to travel with friends and family? Enjoy a fantastic cultural vacation together! Cristi Fer Art Studio now offers a blend of conversational Spanish, beginner (getting around town) to advanced (art, culture, sports) and hands on art experience. Choose from a menu, make your own mix: a day of shopping and photography at the Mercado, sketching in the park and painting in studio and outdoors. No experience needed. Spend the afternoons exploring the town. Instructors have 25 years facilitating experience, native Spanish speakers. Flexible schedule - contact us for available dates. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana & Fer Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: Groups up to 5, $1200
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

Advanced Level

Oil & Wax Advanced Workshop, Ballinglen
November 16-24, 2014 — Rebecca Crowell is widely considered to be a pioneer in the use of cold wax medium for abstract painting. She has been teaching her original techniques in workshops across the US since 2009. She brings professionalism and a working artist's perspective to her classes, with university teaching experience, MFA Degree in Painting, representation in numerous galleries in the US as well as in Toronto and Dublin, and a number of overseas artist residencies--including a 2013 Fellowship at Ballinglen Arts Foundation. Visit website


Location: Ballycastle, Co Mayo, Ireland
Instructor: Rebecca Crowell
Sponsor: The Ballinglen Arts Foundaiton
Cost: $1,500
Email: Una Forde
Phone: +353 96 43184

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5 Paintings in 5 Days, Art and Creativity Adventure in Mexico
November 24-28, 2014 (9 AM-1PM) — Join us painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different media and techniques. Explore acrylics, oil pastels and oils. Studio and outdoors painting. Learn the basics or unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 6. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana and Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450, instruction, materials, taxi to Studio
Email: Cristiana

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days, Art and Creativity Adventure in Mexico
December 1-5, 2014 (9 AM-1PM) — Join us painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different media and techniques. Explore acrylics, oil pastels and oils. Studio and outdoors painting. Learn the basics or unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 6. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana and Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450, instruction, materials, taxi to Studio
Email: Cristiana

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Paper Paintings
December 5-7, 2014 (10 - 5 on the first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — Paper Paintings is an intense workshop in which 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 a 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. Some painting would be helpful, but not imperative. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $375
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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"Art & Soul, - Exploring Your Inner Landscape - Art Meditation, Yoga
December 6-13, 2014 (all day) — Robert Masla will lead us on a playful, and fun artistic jouney to uncover our Creative Self in a nurturing and supportive environment where exploration is encouraged and where there are no mistakes. Come and play in this fun, relaxing and rejuvenating workshop of artistic discovery. Richard Masla will compliment each day with calming, centering and invigorating Hatha Yoga exercises and stretches, Pranayama - (breathing techniques) that balance and revitalize our energy, and soulful visualization, meditation and song that opens our hearts. Visit website


Location: Boca de Tomatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Instructor: Robert Masla and Richard Masla
Sponsor: Casa de los Artistas, Robert Masla Studi
Cost: $1,895. - $1,995.
Email: Robert Masla
Phone: 413-625-8382

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Sedona Retreat: The Visual Arts Retreat
December 16-18, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreat guides you into a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful landscape, its art-colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual discovery. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse to create a life-changing experience. Over a three-day period you will experience six different art mediums each with their own creative energy and each taught by a different artist: artistic journaling, ceramics, collage, photography, mask-making and jewelry - aspects of these projects cross-pollinate to become a path of unique connections that is different for each individual. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $675
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art and Spanish in the Heart of Mexico, Design It Yourself
December 22-26, 2014 (9 AM - 12 PM) — Painting, Sketching, Photography and Spanish in San Miguel de Allende colonial charming town tacked in the Bajio hills. Small Groups 3 to 5, group cost $1200. Do you love to travel with friends and family? Enjoy a fantastic cultural vacation together! Cristi Fer Art Studio now offers a blend of conversational Spanish, beginner (getting around town) to advanced (art, culture, sports) and hands on art experience. Choose from a menu, make your own mix: a day of shopping and photography at the Mercado, sketching in the park and painting in studio and outdoors. No experience needed. Spend the afternoons exploring the town. Instructors have 25 years facilitating experience, native Spanish speakers. Flexible schedule - contact us for available dates. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana & Fer Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: Groups up to 5, $1200
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days, Art and Creativity Adventure in Mexico
January 5-9, 2015 (9 AM-1PM) — Join us painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different media and techniques. Explore acrylics, oil pastels and oils. Studio and outdoors painting. Learn the basics or unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 6. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana and Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450, instruction, materials, taxi to Studio
Email: Cristiana

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"Celebrating - Creativity - Culture - Cuisine"
January 10-17, 2015 (all day) — Imagine this incredible vacation experience: Taking the time to explore the depths of your creativity in an atmosphere free of judgment, filled with joyful camaraderie, while enjoying fabulous cuisine and unique cultural adventures. Visual Artists Donna Estabrooks, who's art is focused on the human condition, such as courage, hope, love, unity, relationships and "Listening and also letting go" and Casa co-founder, Robert Masla, who has over 30 years experience bringing both external and eidetic images into painterly form and helping others do so through his teaching, will be your facilitators. The week is for everyone, regardless of your artistic background, beginners who haven't drawn or painted since they where children to experienced and professional artists looking for fresh inspiration. Visit website


Location: Boca de Tomatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Instructor: Robert Masla and Donna Estabrooks
Sponsor: Casa de los Artistas - Masla Studios
Cost: $1,895. - $1,995.
Email: Robert Masla
Phone: 413-625-8382

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art and Spanish in the Heart of Mexico, Design It Yourself
January 12-16, 2015 (9 AM - 12 PM) — Painting, Sketching, Photography and Spanish in San Miguel de Allende colonial charming town tacked in the Bajio hills. Small Groups 3 to 5, group cost $1200. Do you love to travel with friends and family? Enjoy a fantastic cultural vacation together! Cristi Fer Art Studio now offers a blend of conversational Spanish, beginner (getting around town) to advanced (art, culture, sports) and hands on art experience. Choose from a menu, make your own mix: a day of shopping and photography at the Mercado, sketching in the park and painting in studio and outdoors. No experience needed. Spend the afternoons exploring the town. Instructors have 25 years facilitating experience, native Spanish speakers. Flexible schedule - contact us for available dates. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana & Fer Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: Groups up to 5, $1200
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art and Spanish in the Heart of Mexico, Design It Yourself
February 2-6, 2015 (9 AM - 12 PM) — Painting, Sketching, Photography and Spanish in San Miguel de Allende colonial charming town tacked in the Bajio hills. Small Groups 3 to 5, group cost $1200. Do you love to travel with friends and family? Enjoy a fantastic cultural vacation together! Cristi Fer Art Studio now offers a blend of conversational Spanish, beginner (getting around town) to advanced (art, culture, sports) and hands on art experience. Choose from a menu, make your own mix: a day of shopping and photography at the Mercado, sketching in the park and painting in studio and outdoors. No experience needed. Spend the afternoons exploring the town. Instructors have 25 years facilitating experience, native Spanish speakers. Flexible schedule - contact us for available dates. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana & Fer Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: Groups up to 5, $1200
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days, Art and Creativity Adventure in Mexico
February 9-13, 2015 (9 AM - 1 PM) — Join us, painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with over 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different media and techniques. Explore acrylics, oil pastels and oils. Studio and outdoors painting. Learn the basics or unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together we will take them to the next step. The afternoons are to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 12. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana and Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450, instruction materials taxi to Studio
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art Adventure in Mexico, painting, sketching and photography
February 16-20, 2015 (9 AM-1PM) — In San Miguel de Allende the Heart of Mexico. Experienced painters and facilitators, Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist and art therapist Cristiana Marinescu, offer an unforgettable art adventure vacation. Blend 2 days of photography, travel sketching, with 3 days of painting. You'll also have time to relax and explore restaurants, shopping, galleries, cobble stone streets charming Colonial flavor. We'll take you to best places to photograph and sketch. In the studio you'll learn how to transform your photos and sketches into bright paintings expressing the exuberance of Mexico using acrylic or oils. Plein air painting is optional at additional cost. Novice to experienced painters welcomed. It's a fantastic experience as your first art adventure in Mexico. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana and Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450, instruction materials taxi to Studio
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
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Drawing and Painting in Mexico with the Springfield Museum School
March 7-24, 2015 (all day) — Join Jeanne Fontaine and the Springfield Museum School Travel Program on their return to the Casa for "Drawing and Painting in Mexico, Plein air and the Studio" - with Casa co-founder, artist Robert Masla and special guest - artist Doug Gillette. A week of drawing, painting, creative exploration, fine cuisine, cultural excursions and fun and adventure. "The combination of the uniqueness of the Boca, the ideal environment of the Casa and the wonderful art instruction made for what I think must be the most exotic trip I've taken... This experience will remain with me for a long, long time" - Jeanne Fontaine, Courses & Travel Curator, Museum School-Springfield Museums, MA Visit website


Location: Boca de Tomatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Instructor: Robert Masla, Douglas Gillette
Sponsor: Casa de los Artistas - Masla Studios
Cost: $1,595. - $1,995.
Email: Robert Masla
Phone: 413-625-8382

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art and Spanish in the Heart of Mexico, Design It Yourself
March 16-20, 2015 (9 AM - 12 PM) — Painting, Sketching, Photography and Spanish in San Miguel de Allende colonial charming town tacked in the Bajio hills. Small Groups 3 to 5, group cost $1200. Do you love to travel with friends and family? Enjoy a fantastic cultural vacation together! Cristi Fer Art Studio now offers a blend of conversational Spanish, beginner (getting around town) to advanced (art, culture, sports) and hands on art experience. Choose from a menu, make your own mix: a day of shopping and photography at the Mercado, sketching in the park and painting in studio and outdoors. No experience needed. Spend the afternoons exploring the town. Instructors have 25 years facilitating experience, native Spanish speakers. Flexible schedule - contact us for available dates. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana & Fer Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: Groups up to 5, $1200
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days, Art and Creativity Adventure in Mexico
March 23-27, 2015 (9 AM - 1 PM) — Join us, painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with over 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different media and techniques. Explore acrylics, oil pastels and oils. Studio and outdoors painting. Learn the basics or unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together we will take them to the next step. The afternoons are to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 12. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana and Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450, instruction materials taxi to Studio
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days, Art and Creativity Adventure in Mexico
April 13-17, 2015 (9 AM - 1 PM) — Join us, painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with over 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different media and techniques. Explore acrylics, oil pastels and oils. Studio and outdoors painting. Learn the basics or unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together we will take them to the next step. The afternoons are to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 12. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana and Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450, instruction materials taxi to Studio
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art and Spanish in the Heart of Mexico, Design It Yourself
April 20-24, 2015 (9 AM - 12 PM) — Painting, Sketching, Photography and Spanish in San Miguel de Allende colonial charming town tacked in the Bajio hills. Small Groups 3 to 5, group cost $1200. Do you love to travel with friends and family? Enjoy a fantastic cultural vacation together! Cristi Fer Art Studio now offers a blend of conversational Spanish, beginner (getting around town) to advanced (art, culture, sports) and hands on art experience. Choose from a menu, make your own mix: a day of shopping and photography at the Mercado, sketching in the park and painting in studio and outdoors. No experience needed. Spend the afternoons exploring the town. Instructors have 25 years facilitating experience, native Spanish speakers. Flexible schedule - contact us for available dates. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana & Fer Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: Groups up to 5, $1200
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Encaustic Art in Tuscany
May 23-30, 2015 — This class is for artists who want to learn the encaustic technique or advanced encaustic artists who are interested in learning new ways of working in encaustic or combining their technique with another. In addition we will also be using local Cortona beeswax!! Your works will have a truly Tuscan base all created in the inspirational environment of Cortona!! Our week will also include day-trips to Chianti and Siena! Visit website


Location: Cortona, Italy
Instructor: Debra Vantuinen
Sponsor: Toscana Americana Workshops
Cost: All-inclusive from US$3590.00
Email: Patrick Mahoney
Phone: 0039 331 422 9047

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'Colours of America' 14-Night Painting Tour
May 26 - June 9, 2015 — Come with us to paint and draw the stunning canyon and desert landscapes of Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico. This tour offers you spectacular locations to paint & draw and includes Pamela's art workshops, demonstrations and positive critiquing. The journey includes scenic Grand Canyon and the red rock Canyons of Sedona. We also visit the Georgia O'Keeffe museum and a tour of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West house and studio. The galleries of Canyon Road, Santa Fe and the pueblo of Taos will provide inspiration, as will visiting and painting with local artists. Hotels are 4-star, stylish, full of character and wonderfully located! Non painters are welcome with a varied itinerary including painting workshops, excursions, gallery and studio visits. Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Pamela Fairburn
Sponsor: Pamela Fairburn Art
Cost: $6,530 per person, twin share basis
Email: Pamela Fairburn
Phone: +61408801104

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Artist Retreat: Abstract/Figurative Workshop
May 26-30, 2015 — This workshop pushes you out of your safe zone and into a looser, abstract direction drawing, painting and collaging the contemporary nude. You will learn expressive painting techniques for the modern painter. If you ever wanted to learn how to paint the freestyle abstract figure, this workshop is for you. Color is explained and explored. You will learn the 12 Design Compositions for a successful painting. "Drawing the nude" skills are not a prerequisite. Classes will include a variety of poses with an undraped model, lots of paint sketching, gestural drawing and finger painting techniques. Be prepared to paint looser, bolder, freer, lighter and more intuitively. Plenty of time for action-filled painting exercises, demos and personalized attention. All water soluble paints are welcomed. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Robert Burridge
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $600
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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A.R.T - Art Retreat Tamarindo
ongoing — Artist Retreat and Workshop on Pacific Coast of Costa Rica with a focus on collage and mixed media. Come work amid the beauty of the beach, gardens and wildlife as inspiration. Small classes held in a beautiful 700 sq ft studio with ocean views. Max 8 students. Workshops are taught by Hollie Heller who has been teaching collage and mixed media for over 25 years nationally and in university settings. The studio is stocked with interesting materials to work with, combined with the beautiful natural materials that can be collected on the beach. Poolside lunches included with open studio hours available in the evening. Easy access to local accommodations. Visit the website for more registration details, application form. Visit website


Location: Tamarindo, Costa Rica
Instructor: Hollie Heller
Sponsor: Art Retreat Tamarindo
Cost: $895.00
Email: Hollie Heller
Phone: 908.642.6690

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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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

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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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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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Intermediate Level
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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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