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Colored Pencil: Landscape using Photo References as Aids
February 13 - March 25, 2016 — Begin any day of the week. This unusual online course is taught by artist/author Bet Borgeson. It will address how to work with prints or slide and digital projectors mixed with natural freehand drawing for the creation of dramatic landscapes without appearing overly photorealistic. Also she will cover how to combine and draw from multiple photo references. Included are 6 weekly lesson guides based on text, hands-on drawing assignments, additional instruction by Borgeson on a one-to-one basis, as well as two full critiques of your art. This online format allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your own environment! Art at right is by Bet Borgeson. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Bet Borgeson Studio
Cost: $190.
Email: Bet
Phone: 805-676-1920

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Hyperrealistic Drawing Workshop by Emanuele Dascanio in Rome
February 14-21, 2016 — Arts in Rome presents a Drawing Hyperrealist Workshop mixing with a Tour Guide of the Eternal City. The course will be held in Rome, Italy, because it is an open-air museum and is full of art galleries which house major sculptures and paintings dating back to the Ancient Roman Empire, through to the Middle Ages, the Renaissance up to Contemporary Art. The course will be held mostly in the afternoon at the Studio in Rome Center prepared with easels, workstations and personal material that will be offered by the association and during the mornings we will visit museums and Ancient Rome. What we offer? - Tourist Guide (English) - Museums and Galleries fees - Apartment shared in the Rome Center Visit website


Location: Roma, Italy
Instructor: Emanuele Dascanio
Sponsor: Arts in Rome
Cost: 2.100 Euro
Email: Bianca
Phone: +39 3281424151

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Hyperrealistic Drawing Workshop by Emanuele Dascanio in Rome
February 14-21, 2016 (9:00-5:00) — It is a serious exploration of drawing the portrait in charcoal. Emanuele will take you step by step through the practical application of: - Emphasizing the structure and planes of the head and body; - Clearly rendering the values of light and shadow; Designing edges, create likeness and composition; Also Arts in Rome offer a study of museums and Rome's heritage thanks to Archeologists; in the fee is included also accomodation in Rome Center and materials. Visit website


Location: Roma, Italy
Instructor: Emanuele Dascanio
Sponsor: Arts in Rome
Cost: 2.100 € includes Art Course, Apartment and Museums fee
Email: Bianca
Phone: +39 3281424151

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende
February 15-19, 2016 (9:20 AM - 1 PM) — Experienced painters and facilitators, muralist Fernando Gonzalez and artist Cristiana Marinescu founders of Cristi Fer Art Studio, offer an unforgettable week of painting and sketching in San Miguel de Allende. The studio is located in a quaint Mexican villa tacked away from the noisy central area. With bright light and unobstructed views of the rolling hills it’s easy to relax and enjoy painting. We incorporate sketching, plein air, alla prima, studio painting in the morning. The afternoons are yours to explore this little town full of excitement, music, color,joy! Admire the Colonial architecture, enjoy the mariachi in the park, be inspired by the brilliant light and long shadows of the afternoon. Register early! Small group for individualized instruction. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzale & Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

Intermediate Level

Colored Pencils: Tangerines
February 17-24, 2016 (3-5 PM) — Using Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, we will draw this photo using the grid method. We will work on creating realistic textures, highlights, and shadows. Demonstrations will be given in class and there will be time to work on our drawings together. Paper will be provided. Be prepared to work on your drawing at home in order to complete it. If you have a smart phone or iPad, please bring it to draw from. This is a series of 4 classes that begin on February 17. SUPPLY LIST: Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencil Set (24 colors or more, 48 or more recommended) Blender pencils Drawing Board Ages 12+ Visit website


Location: Huntsville, AL
Instructor: Carrie Alderfer
Sponsor: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
Cost: $112
Email: Carrie Alderfer
Phone: 256-683-5554

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Friday Afternoon Drawing Lessons
February 19 - March 25, 2016 (Fridays, 3-5pm) — If you can write your name, dial the phone or use a keyboard, you have the ability in your hands to create beautiful artwork. Whether a beginner or in need of fine tuning, Stephanie is gentle, encouraging and creates a stress-free environment in which to learn. So bring your positive attitude, and let’s get to work! You may pre-register or drop in. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Stephanie Schuemann
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $45 per session (6 sessions)
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Photo Illustration Workshop
February 20 - April 16, 2016 (Saturdays, 9am-5pm) — This course examines the use of photographic methods, materials, and reference in the creation of unique digital illustrations. Students will learn basic image manipulation skills in Photoshop as well as how to use a Wacom tablet to draw and paint digitally. Students will sketch concepts and acquire specific photographic reference for their illustrations, which they will combine and alter for the greatest pictorial impact in rich, textural, high-information images. The techniques discussed in this course form an ideal foundation for making work suitable for book covers, posters, and editorial illustrations. The workshop will meet over a three month period, with assignments to work on in-between class dates: February 20, March 19 & April 16. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: Non-Credit: $325
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Intensive Human Anatomy Drawing Course
February 21 - March 3, 2016 (09:00-17:00) — The intensive course aims to capture of the main dynamics of human anatomical arrangements in geometric-structural key. The work of Life Drawing from Plaster Bust and from the Live Model allows the student to recognize the geometric structures of the human body. - 60 Hours of Art Course - 30 Hours of Study and Visit Museums, - Galleries and Ancient Rome - Rome City tour guide (with License) - Museums and Galleries fees - Shared apartment in the Rome City Center - Subscription to Arts in Rome Association - Materials - Art Studio at Trastevere, Roma. Visit website


Location: Roma, Italy
Instructor: Prof. Carlo Alberto Palumbo
Cost: 1.750 Euro
Email: Bianca & Giampiero
Phone: +39 3281424151

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Advanced Level

Intensive Human Anatomy Drawing Course
February 21 - March 3, 2016 (09:00 - 20:00) — This intensive course aims to capture the main dynamics of human anatomical arrangements in a geometric-structural key. The work of Life Drawing from plaster bust and from the living model allows the student to recognize the geometric structures of the human body. Arts in Rome offer the "All Inclusive Formula" in one price. Visit website


Location: Roma, Italy
Instructor: Carlo Alberto Palumbo
Sponsor: Arts in Rome
Cost: 1750 Euro
Email: Bianca Maria
Phone: +39 3281424151

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Figure Drawing with Lothar Speer
February 25-28, 2016 (10am-1pm) — An epic hands-on adventure into the knowledge of centuries to fuel your artistic growth! The answers to all design and drawing problems await in the human figure! Deepen your applied knowledge of composition, movement, value, edges, anatomy, rhythm and proportion at the altar of art’s holy grail! Visit website


Location: Key West, FL
Instructor: Lothar Speer
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Cost: $190, $155 members
Email: The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-296-0458

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil: Beginning Landscape
March 5 - April 15, 2016 — Begin any day of the week. This engaging online course offers a solid beginning in painting landscape. Study with Bet Borgeson, a teacher of drawing and painting for over 30 years. She will show you how to sort and edit nature's often overwhelming visual detail into dramatic compositions, how to mix color and use it to suggest three-dimensional form and space and much more. Format includes weekly lesson guides and reading assignments, drawing assignments, additional personal instruction with Borgeson and two written and illustrated critiques of your work. Her online format allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your environment. Artwork at right is by Bet Borgeson. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio
Cost: $190.
Email: Bet
Phone: 805-676-1920

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

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Drapery Painting with Lothar Speer
March 10-12, 2016 (10am-1pm) — Invigorate your knowledge of form, light and value by going to school with the Old Masters. Let the drama of draperies enchant your imagination with visions of epic power! Visit website


Location: Key West, FL
Instructor: Lothar Speer
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Cost: $145, $120 members
Email: The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-296-0458

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil: Landscape using Photo References as Aids
March 12 - April 22, 2016 — Begin any day of the week. This unusual online course is taught by artist/author Bet Borgeson. It will address how to work with prints or slide and digital projectors mixed with natural freehand drawing for the creation of dramatic landscapes without appearing overly photorealistic. Also she will cover how to combine and draw from multiple photo references. Included are 6 weekly lesson guides based on text, hands-on drawing assignments, additional instruction by Borgeson on a one-to-one basis, as well as two full critiques of your art. This online format allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your own environment! Art at right is by former student Tracy Leuth. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Bet Borgeson Studio
Cost: $190.
Email: Bet
Phone: 805-676-1920

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Drawing in Wet Media
March 14 - April 25, 2016 (Mondays, 1-4pm) — Explore the interactive nature of drawing with brush and pen on paper with various media including ink, acrylic, charcoal and graphite in order to create a wide range of mark-making and tonal effects. Subject matter will include still life, interior spaces, memory and the non-objective. Instruction features in-class demonstrations, critiques, and references to works in history. Drawing experience required. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Emily Brown, emilybrown.net
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: Non-Credit: $325
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Intermediate Level
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Intro to Scratchboard with Lisa Goesling
March 14, 2016 (10am-4pm) — Create a nature-inspired design on this unique portable surface. Chicago artist, Lisa Goesling has had a full life as an artist and sculptor. As a young child, when her friends were out selling lemonade, she was selling homemade coloring books. She participates in exhibitions though-out the U.S., and her art in public/ private collections worldwide. Visit website


Location: Key West, FL
Instructor: Lisa Goesling, www.lisagoesling.com
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Cost: $95, $75 members
Email: The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-296-0458

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende
March 14-18, 2016 (9:20 AM - 1 PM) — Experienced painters and facilitators, muralist Fernando Gonzalez and artist Cristiana Marinescu founders of Cristi Fer Art Studio, offer an unforgettable week of painting and sketching in San Miguel de Allende. The studio is located in a quaint Mexican villa tacked away from the noisy central area. With bright light and unobstructed views of the rolling hills it’s easy to relax and enjoy painting. We incorporate sketching, plein air, alla prima, studio painting in the morning. The afternoons are yours to explore this little town full of excitement, music, color,joy! Admire the Colonial architecture, enjoy the mariachi in the park, be inspired by the brilliant light and long shadows of the afternoon. Register early! Small group for individualized instruction. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzale & Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

The Language of Drawing
March 16 - April 20, 2016 (Wednesdays, 6-9pm) — What we see is most frequently determined by what we tell ourselves we are seeing. Our experience of the visual world, its diversity and its complexity, is often constrained by the names we have given the objects we encounter and the places we inhabit. This course proposes that there is a silent but coherent and uniquely visual language that frees the human gaze from these constraints. Through shared examples, discussions and drawing from florals, figures and unfamiliar finds, students will learn about this language and how to convey their reawakened gaze using traditional drawing media. Basic drawing experience required. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Michael Rossman, www.mlrossman.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: Non-Credit: $295
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Classical Portraiture with Lothar Speer
March 17-20, 2016 (10am-1pm) — The art of the portrait is as old as our desire to know ourselves. Let’s increase our drawing skill and observational prowess so they might lay bare emotional truth and psychological insight! Visit website


Location: Key West, FL
Instructor: Lothar Speer
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Cost: $160, $120 members
Email: The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-296-0458

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Life Drawing
March 18 - April 22, 2016 (Fridays, 9am-3:30pm) — Learn to draw the human figure through study of anatomical, planar, and muscular structure as well as through movement and gesture. Instruction will progress from academic drawing emphasizing accuracy and detail to more expressive interpretations of the figure in a variety of drawing media and a range of sizes. Gain a thorough grasp of the practice of figure drawing and of drawing concepts overall. Useful handouts, helpful critiques, and discussion of master figure drawings through history will enhance instruction and promote discovery and confidence. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Neil di Sabato
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Getting Started in Colored Pencil
March 19 - May 6, 2016 — Color, control, and versatility are three of colored pencil's most winning features--plus they are inexpensive to use. Study with artist/author Bet Borgeson in her relaxed and engaging online course in your own environment for 7 weeks or longer—with mentoring from Bet. Includes 6 lesson guides, hands-on drawing assignments as well as two written and illustrated critiques. Her required textbook, Colored Pencil for the Serious Beginner is available in Kindle format. Start any day of the week! Visit the student gallery on her web site—you'll be impressed by the quality of the artwork. Artwork at right by Bet Borgeson. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Bet Borgeson Studio
Cost: $190.
Email: Bet
Phone: 805-676-1920

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Vibrant Painting with Colored Pencil
March 19-20, 2016 (9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.) — Colored pencil is a vibrant medium! Discover the "pointed potential" of both "dry" (non-watercolor) and water soluble colored pencils. Kristy demonstrates an amazing range of techniques and guides students in creating their own colored pencil paintings, with hues ranging from light and delicate to intense and saturated. Kristy is a seasoned workshop teacher who is upbeat and supportive of every student, from the beginner to the experienced artist. She is the author of two colored pencil techniques books- including "The New Colored Pencil"- and is the featured artist in four instructional DVDs. With easy access to a wide range of sample materials, this is a great opportunity to explore the medium! Visit website


Location: Johns Creek (Decatur), GA
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Johns Creek Arts
Cost: $200 for members; $220 for non-members
Email: Althea Foster
Phone: 770-623-8448

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Drawing the Portrait from Life
March 19-21, 2016 (9am-4pm) — The focus of this course will be on life drawing methods to investigate the underlying rhythm, expression and emotion of the modern portrait. Students will explore charcoal on toned paper with one pose for the duration so that they can patiently observe and record their findings. All observation will be cumulative and used towards finishing the final work. Instruction will include discussion of practical technical information on the use of charcoal and white chalk, the properties of light on form and how the topography/depth of the face's form can be visualized and represented. Most importantly, students will learn to transcend the materials so that their full concentration is placed on expressing the model’s presence and emotion. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: David Jon Kassan, www.davidkassan.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $475 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Head Study
March 26, 2016 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop students will receive a variety of training techniques to create a convincing head study. Jerry will provide a thorough investigation of the individual forms of the head and teach students how to make them come together as an integrated whole. Students will also learn to use an approach to help first identify the large shapes and then go into the details. The core of instruction will be focused on drawing, values, edges, planes of the head and composition. Before the workshop, a booklet of information will be emailed to all students to help prepare for the class. Bring your chosen medium: charcoal, pastel, oil paint or digital. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Jerry Salinas, www.salinasart.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $90 + $10 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Advanced Level

Drawing the Portrait
March 30 - April 2, 2016 (9 am - 4 pm) — This workshop will focus on drawing the portrait from life. The steps taken to achieve a good likeness require a systematic approach and in this class, students will be instructed in the methods used by many of the great draftsman and painters throughout history. Students will learn to build a strong foundation for the final portrait. Techniques such as delicately modeling form through "veiling" will be emphasized. Leslie's instructional technique includes demonstration, lecture and in-depth, one on-one constructive and gentle guidance. Continental breakfast and lunch are included in this workshop. Visit website


Location: Malibu, CA
Instructor: Leslie Lienau
Sponsor: The Conservatory for Classical Art
Cost: $525.00
Email: Leslie Lienau
Phone: 405-822-1011

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil: Beginning Landscape
April 2 - May 13, 2016 — Begin any day of the week. This engaging online course offers a solid beginning in painting landscape. Study with Bet Borgeson, a teacher of drawing and painting for over 30 years. She will show you how to sort and edit nature's often overwhelming visual detail into dramatic compositions, how to mix color and use it to suggest three-dimensional form and space and much more. Format includes weekly lesson guides and reading assignments, drawing assignments, additional personal instruction with Borgeson and two written and illustrated critiques of your work. Her online format allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your environment. Artwork at right is by Bet Borgeson. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio
Cost: $190.
Email: Bet
Phone: 805-676-1920

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil: Landscape using Photo References as Aids
April 9 - May 20, 2016 — Begin any day of the week. This unusual online course is taught by artist/author Bet Borgeson. It will address how to work with prints or slide and digital projectors mixed with natural freehand drawing for the creation of dramatic landscapes without appearing overly photorealistic. Also she will cover how to combine and draw from multiple photo references. Included are 6 weekly lesson guides based on text, hands-on drawing assignments, additional instruction by Borgeson on a one-to-one basis, as well as two full critiques of your art. This online format allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your own environment! Art at right is by Bet Borgeson. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Bet Borgeson Studio
Cost: $190.
Email: Bet
Phone: 805-676-1920

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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Getting Started in Colored Pencil
April 16 - May 27, 2016 — Color, control, and versatility are three of colored pencil's most winning features--plus they are inexpensive to use. Study with artist/author Bet Borgeson in her relaxed and engaging online course in your own environment for 7 weeks or longer—with mentoring from Bet. Includes 6 lesson guides, hands-on drawing assignments as well as two written and illustrated critiques. Her required textbook, Colored Pencil for the Serious Beginner is available in Kindle format. Start any day of the week! Visit the student gallery on her web site—you'll be impressed by the quality of the artwork. Artwork at right by former student, Ann Coligny. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Bet Borgeson Studio
Cost: $190.
Email: Bet
Phone: 805-676-1920

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

Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende
April 18-22, 2016 (9:20 AM - 1 PM) — Experienced painters and facilitators, muralist Fernando Gonzalez and artist Cristiana Marinescu founders of Cristi Fer Art Studio, offer an unforgettable week of painting and sketching in San Miguel de Allende. The studio is located in a quaint Mexican villa tacked away from the noisy central area. With bright light and unobstructed views of the rolling hills it’s easy to relax and enjoy painting. We incorporate sketching, plein air, alla prima, studio painting in the morning. The afternoons are yours to explore this little town full of excitement, music, color,joy! Admire the Colonial architecture, enjoy the mariachi in the park, be inspired by the brilliant light and long shadows of the afternoon. Register early! Small group for individualized instruction. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzale & Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Discovering the Art of Pentimenti with Joe Norman
April 22-24, 2016 — Pentimenti is the underlying image in a drawing, painting, or original draft that shows through as a result of manipulation to the top layer of a work of art. A highly regarded educator and artist, Joe Norman is widely considered a world-class draughtsman and printmaker. Many scholars and art historians place him among the most important African American printmakers and master muralists of his generation. In 1995, Norman had his first drawing and print Retro-Survey at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He is a Professor of Art and former Chairman of Painting and Drawing at the University of Georgia and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI. He is also the former Founding Director of Study Abroad Latin America. Visit website


Location: Key West, FL
Instructor: Joe Norman
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Cost: $100, $85 members
Email: The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-296-0458

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Drawing and Painting Workshop
April 23-30, 2016 — During this course, we will explore the unique ancient urban scenes of a truly authentic part of Italy. The unspoilt historic character of the surrounding towns and cities gives the observant visitor the impression that here time stands still. Many of the traditions of days gone by are still ever present in the daily life of the Marchesian population. Life here happens in slow motion and you will be able to step out of time and observe and capture. Our drawings will tell the story of our ancient surroundings and capture the spirit of its time and space. All materials provided. Visit website


Location: Force, Italy
Instructor: John W. Skelcher
Sponsor: The Retreat
Email: John Skelcher
Phone: +393349034401

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Drawing the Figure for Fashion
April 23-24, 2016 (9am-5pm) — This workshop is designed to give the aspiring fashion designer or fashion enthusiast essential information for drawing the human figure for fashion purposes. Topics include the special proportions of the fashion figure, how fabric drapes on the human form, key anatomical landmarks, and ways of making your drawing come alive with movement and gesture. Students will draw from live models in a range of materials, including pencil, pastels, markers, ink and mixed media. The class will also address how to convey the texture and pattern of fabric and the practice of drawing from photographs in relation to life drawing. Visit website


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

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil: Beginning Landscape
April 23 - June 3, 2016 — Begin any day of the week. This engaging online course offers a solid beginning in painting landscape. Study with Bet Borgeson, a teacher of drawing and painting for over 30 years. She will show you how to sort and edit nature's often overwhelming visual detail into dramatic compositions, how to mix color and use it to suggest three-dimensional form and space and much more. Format includes weekly lesson guides and reading assignments, drawing assignments, additional personal instruction with Borgeson and two written and illustrated critiques of your work. Her online format allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your environment. Artwork at right is by Bet Borgeson. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio
Cost: $190.
Email: Bet
Phone: 805-676-1920

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Understanding the Human Face
April 25-29, 2016 (8:30am-4:30pm) — If you struggle to get the desired degree of likeness or just the right expression in your portraits, this might be the class for you! It benefits artists working in any medium who seek to accurately and naturalistically depict facial images. As artists, a better comprehension of the human face in all its complexity and variation can lend an added dimension to our portraits. This unique study-oriented workshop will involve exercises in both drawing and sculpture. We will cover basic craniofacial anatomy, depiction of individual facial features, facial variations due to sex and ancestry, subtleties of growth and aging, along with the myriad expressions that can be read from our faces. Attendees will do multiple exercises to enhance discernment and comprehension of the human visage. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Karen T. Taylor, www.karenttaylor.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $950
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil: Landscape using Photo References as Aids
April 30 - June 10, 2016 — Begin any day of the week. This unusual online course is taught by artist/author Bet Borgeson. It will address how to work with prints or slide and digital projectors mixed with natural freehand drawing for the creation of dramatic landscapes without appearing overly photorealistic. Also she will cover how to combine and draw from multiple photo references. Included are 6 weekly lesson guides based on text, hands-on drawing assignments, additional instruction by Borgeson on a one-to-one basis, as well as two full critiques of your art. This online format allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your own environment! Art at right is by former student Jeanie Turner. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Bet Borgeson Studio
Cost: $190.
Email: Bet
Phone: 805-676-1920

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Painting in Spain: Ink and Watercolor Sketching/Painting Workshop
May 2-9, 2016 — Let Spain seduce you! Costa Brava, where the mountains meet the sea, is the setting of this exciting painting tour in the province of Gerona. Craggy cliffs, sandy coves, pristine beaches and inland, the fascinating, ancient history all await to be painted and experienced. The combination of travel sketching (ink and watercolor) and painting gives you the best of both worlds; the immediacy of travel sketching and the spontaneity of plein air painting. I want all the participants to leave the workshop with smiles on their faces knowing they received excellent group and personal instruction, successfully faced their artistic challenges, experienced the culture of Costa Brava and most importantly had fun! Maximum of 12 participants. Visit website


Location: Calella de Palafrugel, Spain
Instructor: David Savellano, davidsavellano.com
Sponsor: French Escapade
Cost: $3,190
Email: Jackie Grandchamps
Phone: 510-483-5713

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Composite Drawing: Transcribing a Facial Memory into Art
May 2-6, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Composite drawings are investigative tools meant to convey information about a suspect's face. That being said, they must also be good artwork. Effective art technique and style both enhance the ability to capture a likeness, and increase the potential for recognition and identification. This workshop addresses three critical aspects of the composite drawing process: drawing, interviewing, and application within a law enforcement context. The workshop content comprises a range of drawing-intensive exercises that reinforce traditional drawing fundamentals such as facial proportion, value and shading. Additionally, practical exercises will explore distinctions of gender, ancestral heritage and expression. Photographic reference material will be utilized in class and instruction will be supplemented through a demonstration with a live model. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Jorge Molina
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $850
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Landscape Drawing and Painting
May 3-5, 2016 (11am-2pm) — Drawing and painting out-of-doors presents unique surprises and pleasures as well as particular challenges. Working at the Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park, learn tactics to efficiently set up on location, select a composition and capture the light, color and shapes of the surrounding landscape. Students may work in the drawing/painting media of their choice. Free parking and restroom facilities available. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Emily Brown, emilybrown.net
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: Non-Credit: $150
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Portrait Drawing Workshop
May 7-8, 2016 (9am-5pm) — Learn to create a finished portrait in pencil and charcoal that captures likeness and conveys expressive effect. The workshop will begin with a structural approach to the head and its features and progress to the study of anatomy, composition and value. Excellent for all levels. Visit website


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

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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

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Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende
May 16-20, 2016 (9:20 AM - 1 PM) — Experienced painters and facilitators, muralist Fernando Gonzalez and artist Cristiana Marinescu founders of Cristi Fer Art Studio, offer an unforgettable week of painting and sketching in San Miguel de Allende. The studio is located in a quaint Mexican villa tacked away from the noisy central area. With bright light and unobstructed views of the rolling hills it’s easy to relax and enjoy painting. We incorporate sketching, plein air, alla prima, studio painting in the morning. The afternoons are yours to explore this little town full of excitement, music, color,joy! Admire the Colonial architecture, enjoy the mariachi in the park, be inspired by the brilliant light and long shadows of the afternoon. Register early! Small group for individualized instruction. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzale & Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Sketch on the Go
May 21, 2016 (9am-5pm) — Capture the active life of the city and its rich architecture. This is an excellent workshop for anyone who wants to learn to sketch on the bus or train, in cafés and public parks or while traveling abroad. Topics discussed and demonstrated include perspective, gauging proportions by eye, gesture figure drawing, and methods for simplifying shape and form. Use your favorite drawing media: pencil, ink, crayon, or watercolor. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: Non-Credit: $115
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Pastel Workshop with Vicente Romero Redondo
May 22 - June 1, 2016 (10 Days) — Transparents colors, warm colors and slashing colors of sunlight breaking through a beach house. These are the pastels of Vicente Romero. What we want to teach in this course? The use of color in addition to the composition of the live drawing. Romero’s paintings provide all a human figure in a well defined and detailed space. It is included also Guided Tour of Rome during the Mornings and Art Course in the Afternoons. What we offer? - Intensive Art Course in the Studio - Tourist Guide - Museums and Galleries fees - Apartment shared in the Rome Center Visit website


Location: Roma, Italy
Instructor: Vicente Romero Redondo
Sponsor: Arts in Rome
Cost: Euro 3.100
Email: Bianca
Phone: +39 3281424151

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Visionary Artist Retreat and Master Workshop with Juan Carlos Taminc
June 1-15, 2016 — This unique retreat is specially designed for artists who wish to further explore and develop their skills in the area of visionary painting, while immersed in the magic of the Amazon rainforest. Through connecting to the visionary realms in ayahuasca ceremony and work with other medicinal plants of indigenous peoples, the participants will have an opportunity to attune to Divine Inspiration and to give their work a new depth. Juan Carlos will be giving guided lectures, and workshops, as well as ceremonies and dieta. Each participant will work with ayahuasca and the traditional artist-plant Hiponbe Kene. We have beautiful treehouse accommodation in the Amazon Rainforest. Please see our website for more information about what we do. Visit website


Location: Puerto Maldonado, Peru
Instructor: Juan Carlos Taminchi
Sponsor: Overview Canto Luz Centre for Research and Cultural Preservation
Cost: $2500-2600 US
Email: Mariya Garnet

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Drawing the Draped Figure with a Russian Master
June 4-7, 2016 — We are honored to welcome Iliya Mirochnik, trained at the Repin Academy and winner of First Place award at Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition! Ilya is a very effective hands on teacher. He treats everyone individually according to what they want to achieve. He does short 15 min demos to start and then pushes everyone to work, placing his canvas so that everyone can see what he is doing. He will then go around and spend a lot of time with each student, pointing out weaknesses, mistakes and helping them to fix these. He has an amazing ability to understand how every person is different and pushes you there. He is a great inspiration. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: Iliya Mirochnik, www.iliyamirochnik.com
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $650, plus model fee
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

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Plein Air France: Vineyards & Villages
June 4-11, 2016 — Looking for a great value Plein Air workshop in the south of France? Spend 7 nights in a splendid accommodation set high on a hilltop, overlooking vineyards, olive groves and an ancient village. Daily painting trips with your accomplished instructor to castles, flower fields, walled cities, and seaside vistas. Full board, supplies, and transfers included! Visit website


Location: Minerve, France
Instructor: Mary Lou Boardman
Sponsor: Cerulean-France
Cost: $2600
Email: Nan Dawkins
Phone: 954-663-7250

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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

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The Figure in Action
June 6-10, 2016 (9am-4pm) — The expressive movement and energetic form of classical figure painting has influenced artists for centuries. This class will explore the dynamic potential of the human form and introduce these concepts into drawings and paintings. Students will study the various approaches artists from the past used to infuse their work with movement and energy and then execute their own pictures with the help of live models. Demonstrations will be given focusing on arrangement of the model and painting and drawing technique. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Robert Liberace, www.robertliberace.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $825 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende
June 13-17, 2016 (9:20 AM - 1 PM) — Experienced painters and facilitators, muralist Fernando Gonzalez and artist Cristiana Marinescu founders of Cristi Fer Art Studio, offer an unforgettable week of painting and sketching in San Miguel de Allende. The studio is located in a quaint Mexican villa tacked away from the noisy central area. With bright light and unobstructed views of the rolling hills it’s easy to relax and enjoy painting. We incorporate sketching, plein air, alla prima, studio painting in the morning. The afternoons are yours to explore this little town full of excitement, music, color,joy! Admire the Colonial architecture, enjoy the mariachi in the park, be inspired by the brilliant light and long shadows of the afternoon. Register early! Small group for individualized instruction. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzale & Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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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

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Dynamic Figure Drawing Workshop by Glenn Vilppu
June 19-29, 2016 (10 Days) — Glenn Vilppu is a world renowned Artist and Teacher with an extraordinary ability to represent the human figure in movement, that has characterized it in his 40 years of professional experience. Arts in Rome offers Visit Rome & Drawing Workshop. The scheme of teaching is divided into steps. First, Glenn teaches figure drawing in movement from life models, then composition and finally he will add base colouring for light and shadow. The workshop is combined with the Tour in Rome during the mornings where we will visit all Monuments, Ancient Rome and Galleries. Price includes: - Intensive Art Course in the Studio - Tourist Guide - Museums and Galleries fees - Apartment shared in the Rome Center. Visit website


Location: Roma, Italy
Instructor: Glenn Vilppu
Sponsor: Arts in Rome
Cost: Euro 3.100
Email: Bianca
Phone: +39 3281424151

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The Portrait in Conte
June 20-22, 2016 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will focus on the portrait drawn with conte and hard pastel. Students will work from several models and poses to get a feel for the broad, gestural start and the sense of underlying structure. These materials allow a great variety of strokes and marks from a broad brush mark to a fine line, with expressive smudges and tones added to the tool-box of form building marks. The illusion of form arises not from an accumulation of detail, but from a few concise, correct choices of form. The quick portrait is about seeing the big underlying forms and bone structure, the ability to create likeness that starts with the shape of the head, and finds the features, without just copying features alone. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: David Riedel
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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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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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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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

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"Lush and Lively Colored Pencil"
July 12-15, 2016 (9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.) — Come to the magnificent Oregon coast for four unforgettable days exploring the world of colored pencil! Kristy Kutch, a seasoned workshop instructor, is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil and is the featured artist in 4 instructional DVDs. She provides a supportive, enjoyable atmosphere for learning. Promoting the amazing potential of colored pencils, watercolor pencils, and watercolor wax pastels (artist's watercolor crayons), Kristy is generous with demonstrations. Kristy provides personal attention as well as a variety of sample art supplies: pencils, blenders, papers, boards. This workshop is sponsored by Kristy Kutch Colored Pencil Workshops, but held at the Newport Visual Arts Center. A welcome lunch and light snacks are also included. Visit website


Location: Newport, OR
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Kristy Kutch Colored Pencil Workshops
Cost: $290
Email: Kristy Kutch
Phone: 219-874-4688

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Painting the light of the Amalfi Coast
July 14-23, 2016 — Enjoy the spectacular nature and charming villages of the Amalfi Coast in this plein air painting workshop organized by the Amalfi Coast Festival and led by artist Gonzalo Ruiz-Navarro. Highlights: Maximum 12 students, all levels and mediums, art-related excursions, present your work at Festival exhibitions, join a vibrant community of visual and performing artists, lodging in 4-start hotel, daily concerts in local venues, special guest program for spouses and friends. Workshop will focus on 3 aspects: 1) Use of value and color to create the impression of light and achieve natural harmony in your paintings; 2) Compositional strategies to build a strong, expressive design; 3) Use of linear and aerial perspective to create the illusion of volume and depth. Visit website


Location: Amalfi Coast, Italy
Instructor: Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
Sponsor: Amalfi Coast Festival
Cost: $2,975
Email: Gonzalo Ruiz Navarro
Phone: +1 202 468 9953

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2D Ecorche of the Head
July 15-17, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Since antiquity, anatomy has played an important role in an artist's education. Its careful study enabled the artist to better understand critically the shapes underneath the skin (both boney and muscular) that impact the surface of the human body and create form. The focus of this workshop will be to render an écorché head in 2D. Both skeletal and major muscular features will be introduced and explored. The student will relate this information to a figure drawing that will be developed throughout the length of this course. Stages of the classical drawing process will be explained and practiced. This workshop is excellent for any artist looking to hone their drawing skills and is open to all advanced and beginning students. Visit website


Location: Edmond, OK
Instructor: Andrew Ameral
Sponsor: The Conservatory for Classical Art
Cost: $425
Email: Leslie Lienau
Phone: 405-822-1011

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Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende
July 18-22, 2016 (9:20 AM - 1 PM) — Experienced painters and facilitators, muralist Fernando Gonzalez and artist Cristiana Marinescu founders of Cristi Fer Art Studio, offer an unforgettable week of painting and sketching in San Miguel de Allende. The studio is located in a quaint Mexican villa tacked away from the noisy central area. With bright light and unobstructed views of the rolling hills it’s easy to relax and enjoy painting. We incorporate sketching, plein air, alla prima, studio painting in the morning. The afternoons are yours to explore this little town full of excitement, music, color,joy! Admire the Colonial architecture, enjoy the mariachi in the park, be inspired by the brilliant light and long shadows of the afternoon. Register early! Small group for individualized instruction. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzale & Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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"The New Colored Pencil"
July 19-21, 2016 (9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.) — Come to the Oregon coast, a gorgeous summer haven! Kristy Kutch, workshop instructor, invites you for three fascinating days, exploring the remarkable range of colored pencil techniques. Waxy/oily and watersoluble colored pencils, even some watercolor crayons, will be featured, combining them for "painterly" results. Giving frequent demonstrations, Kristy acquaints students with an abundance of related materials. Students receive a generous supply of products, including new items on the art scene. (Bring a spare tote bag!) Classes are held at the Coos Art Museum. Kristy Kutch is the featured artist in 4 instructional DVDs and is the author of the books Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil. Visit website


Location: Coos Bay, OR
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Coos Art Museum
Email: Stephanie Donaldson
Phone: 541-267-3901

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"Explore the Amazing Potential of Colored Pencils"
July 23-24, 2016 (10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.) — Expand upon the "pointed potential" of colored pencil! Kristy Kutch is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil; she is also the featured artist in 4 instructional DVDs. Kristy has taught over 200 colored pencil workshops. She provides an informative, supportive, and enjoyable atmosphere. Waxy "traditional" and watersoluble pencils will be included, with fascinating "painterly" techniques for both types of pencils. Watersoluble wax pastels, often called "watercolor crayons", will also be featured. Explore a range of compatible papers and boards- many supplied as free samples- which lend themselves to this dynamic medium. There will be demonstrations, individual attention, many materials to sample, and a generous cache of take-home supplies for each student. Visit website


Location: Springfield, OR
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Emerald Art Center
Email: Nancy Wade
Phone: 541-852-1766

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"Colored Pencil: Vivid and Versatile"
July 27-28, 2016 — Come to Spokane Art Supply for two days packed with colored pencil techniques! Kristy Kutch is author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil, as well as the featured artist in 4 instructional colored pencil DVDs. Kristy has taught over 200 colored pencil workshops nationwide. Both wax- based and watersoluble pencils will be included, with fascinating "painterly" techniques for both types of pencils. Watersoluble wax pastels will also be used. There will be many materials to sample and a supply of "art treats" for each student to take home. Visit website


Location: Spokane, WA
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Spokane Art Supply
Email: Victor or Craig
Phone: 509-327-6622

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Drawing in Charcoal with Shana in Non Traditional Ways
August 5-6, 2016 (9:30am - 4:30pm) — All work in this class is done from a life model. Shana will do a drawing demonstration each morning. She will show us how to weave a drawing into existence, and how to capture the essence of your model's personality. We will break for lunch, and she will resume by giving individual attention to each student's drawing throughout the afternoon. The fluid properties of charcoal make it the perfect medium for sketching subjects before continuing on to paint them. This workshop is structured as the perfect introduction to her 5 day painting workshop described below. In fact, we will use the same model for both workshops. Visit website


Location: Ashburn, VA
Instructor: Shana Levenson
Sponsor: DebKArt Home Studios
Cost: $275
Email: Debra Keirce
Phone: 571-236-0047

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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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Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende
August 15-19, 2016 (9:20 AM - 1 PM) — Experienced painters and facilitators, muralist Fernando Gonzalez and artist Cristiana Marinescu founders of Cristi Fer Art Studio, offer an unforgettable week of painting and sketching in San Miguel de Allende. The studio is located in a quaint Mexican villa tacked away from the noisy central area. With bright light and unobstructed views of the rolling hills it’s easy to relax and enjoy painting. We incorporate sketching, plein air, alla prima, studio painting in the morning. The afternoons are yours to explore this little town full of excitement, music, color,joy! Admire the Colonial architecture, enjoy the mariachi in the park, be inspired by the brilliant light and long shadows of the afternoon. Register early! Small group for individualized instruction. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzale & Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Drawing Trees
August 19-20, 2016 (10am-4pm) — Basic drawing skills are essential to building a strong foundation from which to express yourself creatively in any medium. By focusing on the beauty of trees, you will learn the power of observation, the importance of proportion, how to establish perspective and how to build form, while learning about and cultivating an appreciation for the anatomical complexity of nature’s botanical wonders. The class will work directly from observation outdoors and from photographs provided by the instructor. No previous experience required. Visit website


Location: Mineral Point, WI
Instructor: Dawn Flores
Sponsor: Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts
Cost: $160
Email: Megan Kulick
Phone: 608-987-3292

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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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Old Master Realism Comes to Montorno
September 4-16, 2016 — Study with David Buckley Good, from The Schuler School of Fine Art. David will teach old master painting and drawing techniques while painting en plein air in the beautiful Tuscan countryside at Montorno and in the small town of Seravezza. Techniques you may explore include: mechanical and aerial perspective; direct and indirect painting; how to use impasto, glazes and half-pastes; use of underpainting in establishing a composition; using site sketches as references for the painting; toned grounds and their use in developing an image; importance of drawing; and how to "see" the image in terms of light and dark masses (chiaroscuro). Students may work in oil, acrylic, watercolor or gouache. Pen and ink drawing will also be taught. Visit website


Location: Seravezza, Italy
Instructor: David Buckley Good
Sponsor: Art in the Sun, Montorno Workshops
Cost: $3600 double occupancy ($3150 non-painting companion)
Email: Judy Morse, Montorno Coordinator
Phone: +1-703-521-0595

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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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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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"Colored Pencil: Delicate to Dynamic"
September 12-15, 2016 (9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.; ends 1:00 p.m. on Thursday) — Prepare for 2016 workshop fun in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin- post-summer rush but still during the mild September weather. Kristy Kutch is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil, as well as the featured instructor in 4 DVDs. Included in the workshop are many aspects of this vibrant medium and its compatible surfaces. (Bring an extra tote bag for samples!) Create effects ranging from soft, transparent, and aqueous to dense and dramatic. Harbor Shores Hotel, located on Geneva Lake, offers fantastic student discounts. Guests receive continental breakfasts and rooms featuring mini-fridges and microwaves. (Lodging reservations should be made separately: 888-746-7371. Mention this workshop for discount.) Plan for this memorable fall workshop vacation! Visit website


Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Kristy Kutch Colored Pencil Workshops
Cost: $275
Email: Kristy Kutch
Phone: 219-874-4688

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Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende
September 12-16, 2016 (9:20 AM - 1 PM) — Experienced painters and facilitators, muralist Fernando Gonzalez and artist Cristiana Marinescu founders of Cristi Fer Art Studio, offer an unforgettable week of painting and sketching in San Miguel de Allende. The studio is located in a quaint Mexican villa tacked away from the noisy central area. With bright light and unobstructed views of the rolling hills it’s easy to relax and enjoy painting. We incorporate sketching, plein air, alla prima, studio painting in the morning. The afternoons are yours to explore this little town full of excitement, music, color,joy! Admire the Colonial architecture, enjoy the mariachi in the park, be inspired by the brilliant light and long shadows of the afternoon. Register early! Small group for individualized instruction. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzale & Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Italy 2016 Adventure-Artists
September 15-23, 2016 — Exploration and creativity for all artists in Italy. Ancient Hilltop Villages, Cinque Terre, Florence, and Pisa. Delicious Chef prepared Italian Cuisine, all ground transfers, en-suite private rooms available at our exclusive 12th century Villa. Roman Spa Baths for you to enjoy nearby, you will be able to paint to your hearts content the ancient cobblestone shepherds path as it winds past past olive groves and grape arbors. Plein air painting for all levels and mediums, all inclusive* a very limited number of spaces available, book early for this next exciting journey for Adventure-Artists. Horseback riding stables available nearby for riding in the magnificent hills of northern Tuscany. Visit website


Location: Bennabio, Italy
Instructor: Sharon Rusch Shaver
Sponsor: Adventure-Artists
Cost: $3,475
Email: Sharon Rusch Shaver
Phone: 615-451-7304

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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
October 3-7, 2016 (9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) — This intensive workshop is designed for individuals with little or no prior drawing training and perhaps believe that learning to draw well is only possible for those lucky people with “inborn talent”. However, it has been proven that the global skill of drawing any perceived object, person or place requires five basic component perceptual skills – perception of edges, spaces, relationships, lights and shadows, and the whole or gestalt. Each day begins with a lecture on one of the five skills required. After lectures, students participate in drawing exercises, with Brian Bomeisler’s instruction, through the day. The day will end with a critique of the day’s session. To view some of his and student artwork and biography, visit drawright.com. Visit website


Location: Huntsville, AL
Instructor: Brian Bomeisler
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Cost: $1,600 Museum members or non-members
Email: Laura Smith
Phone: 256-535-4350 x222

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"Coastal Colored Pencil"
October 3-7, 2016 (9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.) — Come and enjoy the unsurpassed beauty of Mount Desert Island on coastal Maine while learning the gorgeous art of colored pencil! Kristy Kutch guides the class through techniques for both "traditional" (wax-based or vegetable oil-based) colored pencils and watersoluble colored pencils. Kristy also provides numerous demonstrations, a supportive, informative atmosphere, and very generous take-home samples of products. She is an experienced workshop instructor,is the featured artist in 4 DVDs, and is the author of the books Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil. Visit website


Location: Bernard (Acadia National Park), ME
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Acadia Workshop Center
Cost: $625
Email: Gail Ribas
Phone: 207-244-9742

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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, Follow-On Drawing Class
October 8-9, 2016 (9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) — This intensive two-day workshop is designed for those who have completed the introductory Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workshop, or have sufficient experience to follow the syllabus. Utilizing approaches developed by Betty Edwards, students gain further understanding of basic perceptual skills. Instruction focuses on expressing volume and space in drawing; exploring crosshatching techniques; and working with still life and the human figure. Students learn how to perceive edges, spaces, relationships, lights and shadows in ways that enlarge their understanding of drawing principles and enhance their drawing skills. To view some of his and student artwork and biography, visit drawright.com. Visit website


Location: Huntsville, AL
Instructor: Brian Bomeisler
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Cost: $825 for Museum members or non-members
Email: Laura Smith
Phone: 256-535-4350 x222

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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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Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende
October 17-21, 2016 (9:20 AM - 1 PM) — Experienced painters and facilitators, muralist Fernando Gonzalez and artist Cristiana Marinescu founders of Cristi Fer Art Studio, offer an unforgettable week of painting and sketching in San Miguel de Allende. The studio is located in a quaint Mexican villa tacked away from the noisy central area. With bright light and unobstructed views of the rolling hills it’s easy to relax and enjoy painting. We incorporate sketching, plein air, alla prima, studio painting in the morning. The afternoons are yours to explore this little town full of excitement, music, color,joy! Admire the Colonial architecture, enjoy the mariachi in the park, be inspired by the brilliant light and long shadows of the afternoon. Register early! Small group for individualized instruction. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzale & Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Intermediate Level
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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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
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Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende
November 14-18, 2016 (9:20 AM - 1 PM) — Experienced painters and facilitators, muralist Fernando Gonzalez and artist Cristiana Marinescu founders of Cristi Fer Art Studio, offer an unforgettable week of painting and sketching in San Miguel de Allende. The studio is located in a quaint Mexican villa tacked away from the noisy central area. With bright light and unobstructed views of the rolling hills it’s easy to relax and enjoy painting. We incorporate sketching, plein air, alla prima, studio painting in the morning. The afternoons are yours to explore this little town full of excitement, music, color,joy! Admire the Colonial architecture, enjoy the mariachi in the park, be inspired by the brilliant light and long shadows of the afternoon. Register early! Small group for individualized instruction. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzale & Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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


Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Marinescu & Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende
December 19-23, 2016 (9:20 AM - 1 PM) — Experienced painters and facilitators, muralist Fernando Gonzalez and artist Cristiana Marinescu founders of Cristi Fer Art Studio, offer an unforgettable week of painting and sketching in San Miguel de Allende. The studio is located in a quaint Mexican villa tacked away from the noisy central area. With bright light and unobstructed views of the rolling hills it’s easy to relax and enjoy painting. We incorporate sketching, plein air, alla prima, studio painting in the morning. The afternoons are yours to explore this little town full of excitement, music, color,joy! Admire the Colonial architecture, enjoy the mariachi in the park, be inspired by the brilliant light and long shadows of the afternoon. Register early! Small group for individualized instruction. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzale & Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende
December 21-25, 2016 (9:30 AM - 1 PM) — Experienced painters and facilitators, muralist Fernando Gonzalez and artist Cristiana Marinescu founders of Cristi Fer Art Studio, offer an unforgettable week of painting and sketching in San Miguel de Allende. The studio is located in a quaint Mexican villa tacked away from the noisy central area. With bright light and unobstructed views of the rolling hills it’s easy to relax and enjoy painting. We incorporate sketching, plein air, alla prima, studio painting in the morning. The afternoons are yours to explore this little town full of excitement, music, color, and joy! Admire the Colonial architecture, enjoy the mariachi in the park, be inspired by the brilliant light and long shadows of the afternoon. Register early! Small group for individualized instruction. Visit website


Location: San Migueld de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $450.00 including materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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"Luminous, Lustrous Colored Pencil"
October 2-6, 2017 (9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. dismissal Friday) — Discover the "pointed potential" of colored pencil! Kristy Kutch is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil; she is the featured artist in 4 instructional DVDs. Kristy teaches colored pencil workshops nationwide, providing an informative and enjoyable classroom atmosphere. Both "traditional" (waxy) and watercolor pencils are included, with fascinating "painterly" techniques for both types of pencils. Watersoluble wax pastels (which resemble larger crayons) are also featured. Explore a wide range of compatible papers and boards which lend themselves beautifully to this dynamic medium. Kristy's workshop features demonstrations, individual attention, many materials to sample, and a generous cache of supplies for each student. Enjoy an unforgettable workshop in a top-notch atmosphere. Visit website


Location: Boone, NC
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Cheap Joe's Art Stuff
Email: Edwina May
Phone: 800-227-2788


Anatomy Bundle (Human & Animal Anatomy Plus 3D Ecorche)
Ongoing — In this 3 course online self-study bundle, students receive the ultimate in anatomy education. Rey will enthusiastically go in-depth in both human and animal anatomy in these taped live course experience. This anatomy bundle is essential for digital and traditional artists who want to bring life to their projects and become well-trained in artistic anatomy studies. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rey Bustos
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $1,195.00
Email: Holly Miller
Phone: (818) 708-9232


Animal Anatomy - Imaginatomy | Self-Study
Ongoing — A class created by Rey Bustos to augment entertainment and character designers by bringing in anatomy and mechanics into the thought process of character design. This course is designed for those who want to invent a completely imaginative animal or creature while keeping the same logic of human and animal anatomy. With Rey's excitement and deep knowledge of all things anatomical, he will guide you first in drawing, then sculpting a creature from your imagination that will make sense in terms of realism. This is a great way to know how and why we are different from other animals and how species evolve. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rey Bustos
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $495.00
Email: Holly Miller
Phone: (818) 708-9232


2D Anatomy | Self-Study
Ongoing — In this online self-study course, students analyze the important muscles needed to create convincing figures and learn about surface anatomy such as the fat distribution and the fasciae that surrounds every inch of the living form. Through thought out, easily understood assignments, the student better understands the living form of the model and is able to more easily create from the imagination. Most importantly, the student will have the confidence to edit the living model and therefore interpret more poetically what he/she sees to make their drawing or painting more personal. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Rey Bustos
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $495.00
Email: Holly Miller
Phone: (818) 708-9232


Drawing From Imagination | Self-Study
Ongoing — Prepare to learn about how to draw using critical thinking and visualization in this online self-study course. Master Artist Glenn Vilppu teaches you that drawing does not occur on paper, but in the mind. He offers a fascinating insight on how to draw analytically while still managing to make it life like. You will find out what it takes to communicate the story your drawing is trying to tell and how it can be best expressed. This is a great class for all artists; it even includes Glenn's critiques of student work in this classroom video experience. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Glenn Vilppu
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $495.00
Email: Holly Miller
Phone: (818) 708-9232


Beginning Composition | Self-Study
Ongoing — In composition, there are no standardized or predetermined rules. This class will introduce students to a unique and proven method of learning the fundamental concepts of composition and visual literacy. Students will be exposed to information and demonstrations that will enable them to see problems and correct their own compositions and become more visually expressive. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Bill Perkins
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $495.00
Email: Holly Miller
Phone: (818) 708-9232


Fantasy Illustration | Self-Study
Ongoing — Explore the aspects of Fantasy Illustration, including the successful design of the fantasy elements in an illustration such as costumes, props and architecture. Improving the structure and underlying emotional impact, and the composition of the illustrations will be discussed. Composition of real and limited space (graphical space) will be compared and experimented with. Creature and human character design through posing and integration into the composition will also be explored. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Craig Elliott
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $495.00
Email: Holly Miller
Phone: (818) 708-9232


Portrait Drawing In Charcoal - Full Demo (HD)
Ongoing — In this 2 1/2 hour full demonstration, renowned artist and veteran teacher Nathan Fowkes takes you through the entire process of drawing the portrait from life in charcoal. Nathan illuminates how to: Construct and proportion the portrait clearly and accurately; Interpret the values of light and shadow to create the illusion of life on a two-dimensional surface; Design edges to create depth and artistic emphasis; Render with the time honored medium of charcoal; Create nuances of expression; Design the portrait composition. Nathan includes tips and techniques to make the challenge of portrait drawing accessible to all serious students. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Nathan Fowkes
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $59.00
Email: Holly Miller
Phone: (818) 708-9232

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Figure Construction | Self-Study
Ongoing — This online self-study class covers the basics of figure construction, a simple and effective method that helps the artist draw from life, reference or the imagination with ease. Each week, we will break down a different part of the body and learn to design or render it using various forms and rhythms. We will also learn to use different methods of measuring the proportions as well as study and render the volumes measuring the quality of light and its contrasting shadows. This is a class for all artistic levels from the beginner to the professional. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ron Lemen
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $495.00
Email: Holly Miller
Phone: (818) 708-9232


Portrait Drawing in Charcoal | Self-Study
Ongoing — This 9-week online self-study course is a serious exploration of drawing the portrait from life in charcoal. Nathan will take you step by step through the practical application of: Emphasizing the structure and planes of the head; Clearly rendering the values of light and shadow; Designing edges, create likeness and composition; Numerous drawing techniques, materials and approaches. Students Receive: 9 Lectures/ Slideshows; 9 Demonstrations; A library of other student critiques; Tips and exercises to hone your drawing skills. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Nathan Fowkes
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $495.00
Email: Holly Miller
Phone: (818) 708-9232

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Botanical Art in the French Court Tradition
Every Thursday (10:30am to 3:30pm) — Botanical Art Workshops at Studio 20. Please check schedules on this website or in our FREE Monthly Newsletter, or call 941-953-9999. This is an open enrollment program. Students can work projects of their own choosing, or they can following the Academy of Botanical Art program based on O.M. Braida's Ten Step book series. $595 Tuition includes Class registration, Review, Grade. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Olivia Marie Braida or Susan Walker
Sponsor: Academy of Botanical Art
Cost: $125 per class; $470 for 4; $595-4 Classes/Review/Grade
Email: Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano
Phone: 941-953-9999

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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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