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Getting Started in Colored Pencil
July 2 - August 26, 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 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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French Landscape Workshop with Nina Weiss at Montfaucon
July 3-13, 2016 — Unique 5-star opportunity in South of France! Immerse yourself in Art & Culture...learn to extract your vision from the landscape with an experienced, compassionate, well-traveled instructor! Now in it's 15th year, Nina's European Landscape Workshops provide friendly group dynamics with exceptional one-on-one instruction. Be inspired in and around the picturesque village of Limoux, with its medieval bridges and churches, colorful narrow streets and animated market days. Daily excursions to our favorite surrounding towns with stunning abbey ruins, towering castles, plentiful vineyards and dramatic changing landscapes. Private studio on site; 24-hour access. 5- Star accommodations and dining at the air-conditioned private boutique hotel Montfaucon; a lovingly restored 12th Century villa on the river Aude. Join us for this incredible adventure! Visit website


Location: Limoux, France
Instructor: Nina Weiss
Sponsor: Nina Weiss European Landscape Workshops at Montfaucon
Cost: $3,750
Email: Nina Weiss
Phone: 847-840-0527

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Landscape Painting with Nina Weiss
July 3-13, 2016 — Journey with Nina Weiss to Europe this summer for an unforgettable experience in an amazing location! Study, paint and explore the beautiful & historical landscapes of the Languedoc region in scenic southern France. Relax and enjoy under the guidance and tutelage of an experienced and compassionate teacher, artist, and fellow traveler! We will stay at the luxury Montfaucon private hotel where we will enjoy chef-prepared breakfasts and dinners and have use of the Montfaucon studio, easels and art stools. We will have transportation to painting sites that offer a wide range of subjects, from unique architecture to typical southern French landscapes: wildflowers, sunflower fields, vineyards, forested hillsides, seaside marshes with exotic birds, and quaint Catalan fishing villages. Visit website


Location: Limoux, France
Instructor: Nina Weiss, www.artendeavors.org
Sponsor: Montfaucon Tours
Cost: $3750
Email: Penny Willocks
Phone: US: +1 (415) 331-9641

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Anatomical Drawing
July 5 - August 2, 2016 (Tuesdays, 9am-5pm) — Understand human anatomy through lecture and drawing from the model. Topics include proportion, skeletal framework, superficial muscles, and the movement of the figure. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: John Horn
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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Elementary Figure Drawing and Painting
July 5 - August 2, 2016 (Tuesdays, 9am-5pm) — This structured approach to drawing and painting the figure from life includes topics such as anatomy, drawing methods, gesture, figure structure, palettes, and basic figure painting methods. This class is excellent for those interested in developing their painting and drawing portfolio. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Al Gury
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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Drawing for Teens
July 5-26, 2016 (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:30 - 4:30) — This drawing class for teens will help them learn to see, making the critical shift from the left to right brain, where drawing happens. Students will explore contour drawing, negative space, linear perspective, and finish up with a wall-size collaborative group project! Please note that there will be no class on Thursday, July 21. Visit website


Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Instructor: Karen Cornell
Sponsor: Winslow Art Center
Cost: $275 includes all materials
Email: Martha Jordan
Phone: 206-715-6663

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Summer Art Program, Session 1
July 5-15, 2016 (10am - 4pm) — This 2-Week Intensive Program is designed for those who are interested in personal development and preparatory art study. Students will learn how to depict the illusion of three-dimensional objects through the language of linear and tonal drawing. The subjects of the sphere, cube, cone, cylinder, egg and cylindrical ring are possible subjects that will serve as foundational elements for the later study of casts. This program will introduce the student to ideas of linear construction using complex cross-contour analysis of form. Students will be introduced to the properties of light and shadow necessary in the depiction of form in the first week. In the second week students will proceed to linear and tonal investigation of more complex, hybrid geometric forms. Visit website


Location: Van Nuys, CA
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $795.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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The Extended Pose
July 6 - August 10, 2016 (Wednesdays, 9am-5pm) — Draw or paint from a life model in a single pose for the entire course in order to develop one large image or several smaller studies. Instruction will focus on two-dimensional linear accuracy, three- dimensional volumetric integrity, clarity of space, and color analysis specific to the human form. All levels welcome. Half-day registration available, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 – 5 p.m. for $350 non-credit. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Renée P. Foulks
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $950, Non-Credit: $595
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Drawing Fundamentals
July 7 - August 4, 2016 (Thursdays, 9am-5pm) — If you’ve never drawn before, or your skills are a little rusty, then this class is for you. Acquire grounding in the basics so you can draw what you see with confidence. Study the still life, interior spaces, and human figure to master the drawing elements – shape, contour line, composition, light and shadow, texture and perspective. The class will also draw in the historic PAFA Cast Hall from its collection of plaster casts of antique and Renaissance sculpture. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
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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The Creativity Workshop in Florence
July 8-12, 2016 (9 AM - 12:30 PM) — Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness. Visit website


Location: Florence, Italy
Instructor: Shelley Berc, Alejandro Fogel
Sponsor: The Creativity Workshop
Cost: From $1,395
Email: Ceci Glusman
Phone: 212-203-3252

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Passion for the Palette
July 9-10, 2016 (Saturdays, 9am-5pm) — Throughout history artists have used color to inspire visions, symbols, and tall tales. Composer Alexander Scriabin referred to color as “keyboards of light,” while painter Phillip Guston called it simply “colored dirt.” Explore how the science and psychology of color play key roles in composing dynamic visual narratives, and learn how to practically fine-tune and tailor your current palette to support your work’s message. Class projects will include working from still life arrangements with colored lights to create brilliant optical effects with emotional resonance. Each student is encouraged to bring a personal piece in progress for color diagnosis, to then work on in the medium of their choice. Artists of all media welcome. Visit website


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

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Mixed Media Drawing
July 9 - August 6, 2016 (Saturdays, 9am-4pm) — Learn to use and combine both wet and dry media including brush and ink, watercolor, gouache, tempera, crayon and pastel while working from photographs, the cityscape and visually rich still life arrangements. Basic drawing experience recommended. Visit website


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

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Cast and Figure Drawing
July 9 - August 6, 2016 (Saturdays, 9am-1pm) — Working in the Academic tradition, students will study human anatomy, proportion and value with the goal of faithfully representing the figure. Students will work from PAFA’s collection of historic casts in order to build their foundational drawing skills and apply this information to observational study of the life model. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Jill Rupinski
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $295
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Colored Pencil: Beginning Landscape
July 9 - August 26, 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 former student Danny Kolhage. 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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Life Drawing and Painting
July 10 - August 7, 2016 (Sundays, 9:30am-4pm) — Draw and paint the human ?gure in a creative and personal manner, while developing the fundamentals of both disciplines. Topics to be covered include anatomy, drawing methods, gesture, ?gure structure, palettes, and basic ?gure painting methods. Suitable for both beginning and advanced students. Visit website


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

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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: $650.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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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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Jurassic Art (Ages 9 to 14)
July 11-15, 2016 (9am-3pm) — Experience Paleo Art and how artists use their imaginations to bring prehistoric dinosaurs, sea creatures and plants to life. Students will create casts, model creatures and figures in clay while discovering petroglyphs, pictographs and cave painting. Students will experience art from the Age of Reptiles. Each session incorporates 2D Art mediums such as drawing, painting, watercolor, mixed media. Sessions also include 3D Art mediums such as relief, additive, found objects and hand building with clay. Students will learn how to prepare their art for show and will share their creations in a Youth Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (2:30 Friday). Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $300 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Avatar Anime
July 11-15, 2016 (9:30am-3:30pm) — Students will learn how to create their own avatar in the Anime and Manga style. They will conceptualize and develop characters, learn how to design Manga Panels, and use rough sketches to plan and build stories. Projects will include sketching the human form, using personality to inspire heroes or villains, creating backgrounds with drama, inking, coloring and finishing techniques. Students will bring their characters to 3D life using polymer clay, modeling wire, fabrics, and recycled materials. Students will create unique art in a variety of mediums including: drawing, painting, sculpture, clay, and mixed media. Students will have the opportunity to share their creations in a Teen Academy Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (3:00 Friday). Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $325 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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From Story to Picture Book
July 11-13, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Explore the world of visual storytelling in this engaging workshop. Focusing on the relationship between word, image, pacing, format, and design, you will create a handbound picture book dummy based on a concept of your choosing. A variety of styles, materials, and techniques used in book illustration will be covered, as well as the children’s book publishing process. Laura will share her experience and techniques through discussion, demonstrations, exercises, and individualized feedback as you develop your ideas and put them on paper. Visit website


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

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Life Drawing
July 11 - September 12, 2016 (Mondays, 7pm - 10pm) — In this Life Drawing class, students will learn a simple and effective approach for drawing the human figure. Beginning with an exploration of gesture, volumetric drawing and light theory, we will address a different aspect of the figure each week, discussing major anatomical forms and structural considerations. Students will work on toned paper in order to create drawings of the figure that prepare them for painting in the future. Class will consist of lectures/demonstrations and individual critiques. Students will integrate the figure into compositional settings while continuing to study the figure itself. By adding a narrative and composition dimension, students will move beyond conventional, isolated life drawings, and develop drawings for planning stages of more ambitious drawing or painting projects. Visit website


Location: Van Nuys, CA
Instructor: Ramon Hurtado
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $449.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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Introduction to Maya
July 11 - August 15, 2016 (Mondays, 7pm - 10pm) — For new Maya users, take a grand tour of the Maya interface and some of its tools. Learn how to navigate in 3D easily and efficiently. Gain a solid understanding of the core features found in Maya, and ease your transition into this very powerful program and into the major concepts of 3D. Learn proper workflows and techniques for modeling. Understand customized work spaces and the short cuts that help get work done fast. Learn modeling tools and the techniques to build environments, props and characters. Explore UV mapping, surfacing and texturing assets. Become familiar with modeling with Polygons using Nurbs, Curves, Deformers and the newly improved Modeling Toolkit and Booleans. Visit website


Location: Van Nuys, CA
Instructor: Grey Hash
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $395.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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Life Drawing (Clothed, Drapery and Folds)
July 12 - August 30, 2016 (Tuesdays, 10am - 2:30pm) — In order to effectively draw clothing and drapery, an artist must recognize the basic shapes of clothing and how the principles of physics act upon those shapes. Students will learn and draw from a life model. Also with themes where life models are dressed in certain period/subject matter and fashion periods. Visit website


Location: Van Nuys, CA
Instructor: Poe Tan
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $549.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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Storyboarding
July 12 - August 30, 2016 (Tuesdays, 7pm - 10pm) — A Production Illustrator provides a production company with concept paintings, sketches and designs to aid in the development of the show elements under consideration. These are created for the producer, director, and/or production designer at any stage of the film’s development. A major area of the illustrator’s contribution is describing the way the film can be shot visually. They provide a concrete version of ideas in a form that can be discussed and evaluated by the entire production staff. They facilitate the distribution of information to all the various departments of the project. Storyboarding can be done for any department of the production, at any time during the project, the most cost effective design tool available for planning. Visit website


Location: Van Nuys, CA
Instructor: Marty Kline
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $449.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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Figure and Portrait Drawing in Ink
July 12 - August 2, 2016 (Tuesdays, 6-9pm) — From the Renaissance to the present, artists have explored the possibilities of drawing with ink. It is an expressive media that takes on a life of its own. The ink can be freeing when used with a brush, moving over a figure on a page. It can be controlled with a reed pen to create form and textures. Allow yourself the opportunity to work with this media with both brush and pen. The class will have clothed and life models; focus will include head studies and full figure work. Ink drawings by varied artists will be discussed in class. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Phyllis Laver
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $250
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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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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Sketching Environments
July 13 - August 31, 2016 (Wednesdays, 7pm - 10pm) — Environment Sketching is to educate artists to produce effective sketches. Students will learn how to create and sketch thumbnails that will be effective for production. This class will also educate students in composition, lighting, and visual continuity. Visit website


Location: Van Nuys, CA
Instructor: Poe Tan
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $449.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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Figure Quick Sketch Drawing Workshop
July 14 - September 1, 2016 (Thursdays, 7pm- 10pm) — This is an uninstructed open drawing class where the model will be posing from 5-20 minute poses. This is a quick sketch workshop expressly for one to practice drawing the nude figure in a gestural approach. Visit website


Location: Van Nuys, CA
Instructor: Uninstructed
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $150.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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Painted Prism Art Retreat in Estes Park, Colorado
July 14-17, 2016 (9:30 am till 4:30 pm) — Join us for 3 days and 4 nights in the Rocky Mountains -- to paint and create, to rest and rejuvenate, to learn and share. This Art Retreat offers you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in art, with 3 watercolor workshops with Pat Howard; in an incredibly beautiful -- for a truly special experience! We will be staying, painting, and playing at a beautiful private mountain retreat in Estes Park, set on 30 acres. You'll have the option of staying on-site, at an additional, but very affordable cost. Limited to 16 women, with personal attention and time for each of you, as we accompany you on a journey of discovery. Visit website


Location: Estes Park, CO
Instructor: Pat Howard
Sponsor: The Painted Prism
Cost: $450; which includes tuition, meals, & supplies
Email: Pat Howard

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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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Long Pose Figure Workshop
July 15 - September 1, 2016 (Fridays, 10:30am - 2pm) — This is an open and uninstructed long-pose figure painting and/or drawing workshop. The nude model will remain in the same pose for the day. There will be a different model and a different pose each week. Visit website


Location: Van Nuys, CA
Instructor: Uninstructed
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $200.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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Compelling Points of View: Creative Compositions Using Sketchbook and Camera
July 16-17, 2016 (10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) — The success of a painting starts with your initial vision before you even pick up a pencil or brush. The key is learning how to understand and capture this vision in your artwork. In this workshop Bill will share how he uses his sketchbook and camera to study, plan and create powerful and engaging images. You will learn how to see and develop the painting's potential, starting with a flat or disappointing image and creating a powerful statement from it, engaging the viewers’ interest by manipulating perspective and light. Most of the class will be taught in the studio with some exploring of the town to collect images. Work will be done primarily in pencil and or watercolor depending on the students’ comfort level. Visit website


Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Instructor: William G. Hook, www.wghook.com
Sponsor: Winslow Art Center
Cost: $300
Email: Martha Jordan
Phone: 206-715-6663

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Splash! (Ages 9 to 14)
July 18-22, 2016 (9am-3pm) — Students will spend their time exploring the kingdoms of water in all of its realms: from spelunking crystal caves of ice and snow to splashy lakes of summer fun, to hidden jewels of the desert and the uncharted depths of the deep blue sea. Students will create art inspired by rainforests, reefs, clouds, ice, oceans, streams and the living organisms who call these “home”. Each session incorporates 2D Art mediums such as drawing, painting, watercolor, mixed media. Sessions also include 3D Art mediums such as relief, additive, found objects and hand building with clay. Students will learn how to prepare their art for show and will share their creations in a Youth Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (2:30 Friday). Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $300 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Born to be Wild
July 18-22, 2016 (9:30am-3:30pm) — Student will discover the world’s most exotic and wild animals, plants, and places. During the week, the class will explore areas where extreme wilderness and its wildlife rules as they create art that captivates untamed and mysterious aspects of nature. Each session will incorporate 2D Art mediums such as: drawing, painting, watercolor and mixed media. Students will also discover 3D Art mediums such as: relief, additive, found objects, and hand building with clay. Students will learn how to prepare their art for show and will share their creations in a Teen Academy Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (3:00 Friday). Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $325 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Summer Art Program, Session 2
July 18-29, 2016 (10:00am - 4:00pm) — This 2-Week Intensive Program is designed for teens and young adults who are interested in personal development and preparatory art study. Students will be focusing on the complexity of the human head, and will engage in self-portrait drawings with an emphasis on precision and capturing the idiosyncratic proportions, features, and likeness of their face. Lectures will focus on the structure of the features as derived from classical Greco/Roman aesthetics as well as the Italian Renaissance, and how to utilize structures in decoding/understanding more naturalized forms. During the end of the program students will be introduced to drawing the portrait from a live model. Visit website


Location: Van Nuys, CA
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $895.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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The Creativity Workshop in Prague
July 18-22, 2016 (9 AM - 12:30 PM) — Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness. Visit website


Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Instructor: Shelley Berc, Alejandro Fogel
Sponsor: The Creativity Workshop
Cost: From $1,395
Email: Ceci Glusman
Phone: 212-203-3252

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Drawing 101: Techniques for Teens (ages 13-17)
July 18-21, 2016 (1-4pm) — Become the artist you’ve always wanted to be by gaining confidence in your drawing techniques through the new teen drawing intensive. Throughout the week, learn two different approaches to drawing – realistic and expressive. Practice a variety of techniques, including shadow drawing, gesture studies, and non-dominant hand sketches. Draw exactly what you see through daily exercises. Understand the importance of line quality, value, and composition to convey your ideas. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Dawn Patel
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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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: $650.00 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
Cost: $300 for members, $350 for non-members
Email: Josie Keating
Phone: 541-267-3901

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Summer Academy for Teachers | A Day at the Museum
July 22, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Explore the history, artists, techniques, and conservation issues of the wealth of art and architecture on view throughout the city! Visit the PAFA museum and school, including the historic Cast Hall with its life-size copies of Antique and Renaissance sculpture; view rarely-seen master artists’ sketchbooks in the PAFA's new Center for the Study of the American Artist; and take a walking tour of the sculpture and architecture along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Sketchbooks will be used for drawing activities and will serve as visual journals. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $95
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Plein Air Portugal 2016
July 23 - August 3, 2016 (Workshop 9am-1pm) — Plein Air Portugal 2016: An Artist Retreat & Workshop for the independent artist as well as the novice painter and photographer. Spend ten days in northern Portugal living in a historic B&B, waking up to a fabulous breakfast and taking brief walks to fantastic work sites. Paint in oil, watercolor, pastel, drawing mediums or photograph. The farm families in the tiny village of Travanca do Monte live as they have for the past 300 years, maintaining a way of life that is rapidly disappearing. Capturing the character of the land and the people who maintain it has provided inspiration for the diverse group of artists who have attended Plein Air Portugal. Visit website


Location: Amarante, Portugal
Instructor: Dale Emmart, Painting; Karen Bell, Photography
Sponsor: Plein Air Portugal
Cost: $1800.00
Email: Dale Emmart
Phone: 212-362-7724

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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
Cost: $195 for members, $220 for non-members
Email: Lou Maenz
Phone: 541-852-1766 or 541-741-6863

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Wild & Tame (Ages 9 to 14)
July 25-29, 2016 (9am-3pm) — Discover the world’s most strange and wild animals. Explore zoo animals, the taming of wild animals, and the tame and lovable pets we call friends. Each session incorporates 2D Art mediums such as drawing, painting, watercolor, mixed media. Sessions also include 3D Art mediums such as relief, additive, found objects and hand building with clay. Students will learn how to prepare their art for show and will share their creations in a Youth Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (2:30 Friday). All art supplies are included in the cost of registration. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $300 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Comic Book Art – Villains & Legends
July 25-29, 2016 (9:30am-3:30pm) — Students will create legendary characters and villains with mixed media, clay, drawing, painting, cartooning, and more in this mix of mediums and styles! Students will gain experience drawing the human figure, creating action poses and dramatic scenes. Traditional drawing, painting and sculpting techniques will be enhanced by comic book style, attitude, themes and drama. Students will bring their characters to 3D life using polymer clay, modeling wire, fabrics, and recycled materials. Students will also learn how to prepare their art for show at the end of the week, will share their creations in a Teen Academy Art Show and Reception (3:00 Friday). Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $325 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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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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Art Coaching Workshop
August 1-6, 2016 (4-8 pm) — In this Art Coaching Workshop you will explore your creativity through non-academic art exercises, using painting and drawing with mixed-media. You will develop trust in intuition, expand your sense of freedom and possibility, and explore unknown aspects of yourself as creator of meanings. The Art Coaching Workshop is a great opportunity for people with no experience, beginners as well as advanced artists. Play and flow are encouraged, using breathing, body work, relaxing techniques and sound design as well. The final artwork will be the result of your presence in the here and now, in the inspirational city of Barcelona. Art materials are included in the fee. Visit website


Location: Barcelona, Spain
Instructor: Marta Mandolini
Sponsor: Libremente Art
Cost: 950 €
Email: Marta Mandolini
Phone: +34 619164632

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Wonderland (Ages 9 to 14)
August 1-4, 2016 (9am-3pm) — Students will dwell in a land of wondrous color as they explore natural wonders of the world. Students will use them to base their own fantastical worlds on and will create their own Wonderlands. Each session incorporates 2D Art mediums such as drawing, painting, watercolor, mixed media. Sessions also include 3D Art mediums such as relief, additive, found objects and hand building with clay. Students will learn how to prepare their art for show and will share their creations in a Youth Art Show and Reception at the end of the session (2:30 Friday). Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $240 (Supplies Included)
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Budapest Cityscape
August 2-9, 2016 (14:00-20:00) — Tour Budapest, discover hidden sites and magnificent views, paint or sculpt inside and outside the studio, rework your impressions of the city into your own subjective artworks! Our goal is to help you re-interpret your impressions of the city in your unique way. While exploring the city, painters will sketch, sculptors will carve motifs and everyone will take photos to use as reference material to make interesting, expressive and subjective paintings or sculptures in the studio. At the Budapest Cityscape art workshop you will focus on the connection between art and the city for a full week, and also immerse yourself in its contemporary art scene as you will also get to visit the studios of professional artists! Visit website


Location: Budapest, Hungary
Instructor: Csaba Kis Róka, Fanni Király
Sponsor: Corvin Art School
Cost: 390-510 Euros with materials
Email: Marica Sipos
Phone: +36 1 209 2832

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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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Getting Started in Colored Pencil
August 6 - September 23, 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 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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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: $650.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Portrait Study: Two and Three-Dimensional
August 8-12, 2016 (9am-5pm) — Each day of this course addresses the portrait subject through drawing and sculpture. The morning session will focus on creating a portrait head in clay, developing it from deep geometric structure to surface form. The afternoon will be devoted to drawing the portrait, informed by the exploration of its three-dimensional form. Students will work from two models for the entire class (a.m. & p.m.). All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: John Horn
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625, Non-Credit: $495, Lab Fee: $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Travel Sketching with Aquarelle Pencils
August 11-13, 2016 (2-5pm) — This workshop provides you with the opportunity to combine your love of travel with your passion for drawing. A focus will be placed on learning how to render the landscape through color, line, and gesture. Students will learn to become adept at capturing a place through loose and fresh drawings. Using water-based pens and colored pencils, you will create a travel sketchbook from both photographic references and on-site views around Door County. Water-soluble sketch pens will be available for purchase from Nina. Visit website


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

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The Creativity Workshop in New York
August 12-15, 2016 (10 AM - 1 PM) — Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness. Visit website


Location: New York, NY
Instructor: Shelley Berc, Alejandro Fogel
Sponsor: The Creativity Workshop
Cost: $895
Email: Ceci Glusman
Phone: 212-203-3252

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Sketching with Water-Soluble Ink
August 15-17, 2016 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop, use a variety of drawing media to create dynamic, loose sketches for travel journals, value studies, and finished work. Learn to quickly and accurately capture your subjects through the use of washes, layered colors, defined shapes and shadows, and depth cues. Maren will demonstrate techniques in handling water-soluble graphite pencils, water-soluble markers, and watercolor pencils with an emphasis on experimental application. You will complete at least one sketch in each medium, as well as combine at least two media in a final piece. Visit website


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

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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: $650.00 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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Head Study
August 20, 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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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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Painting the Summer Landscape in Tuscany
August 21-28, 2016 — Designed for all painting levels, this course will take you out into the countryside surrounding our 15th century villa to paint plain air in the olive groves, taking advantage of special lighting situations including sunset and evening painting. You will begin by making sketches of the landscape in chalk and charcoal, then progress to painting in oil. By the end of the week you will have multiple charcoal and paint sketches and at least 2 finished paintings. The course includes 5 days of tuition (6 hours per day), 7 nights accommodation, all meals, all materials for your course, and transfers. Non-participating partners welcome. Visit website


Location: Impruneta, Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Maureen Hyde
Sponsor: Art Escape Italy
Cost: $1135-$1535
Email: Monika Christensen
Phone: 317-289-1289

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Watermedia Workshop in Greece
August 22-29, 2016 (8 h per day) — Watercolor and mixed watermedia (watercolour pencils, acrylic inks and collage) with George Politis AWS, RI. Emphasis on composition and color theory. Learning to see and find a subject (often far from the obvious). Aims to boost the creativity by new inspirational ideas and techniques for an once-in-a-lifetime experience. The workshop will take place in Pelion, Central Greece, combining the cool atmosphere of the mountain and the beautiful nearby beaches. All inclusive!! Visit website


Location: Pelion, Thessalia, Greece
Instructor: George Politis AWS, RI
Sponsor: Painting Holidays in Greece
Cost: 1350
Email: George Politis
Phone: +30-694-4422097

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Plein Air Pastel Painting in Southern France
August 23 - September 2, 2016 — Join Terri Ford for 10 fun and educational days of painting in the Lot & Dordogne regions of Southern France. Based at the idyllic Domaine du Haut Baran, the trip will include day trips to charming nearby villages, vineyards & many picturesque, historical locations. Terri will demonstrate techniques that she uses to create her award winning paintings. We will paint at Domain du Haut Baran (indoor studio and French easels available), and travel to neighboring villages and other locations on alternate days. Work closely with Terri or at your own pace and leisure. Enjoy delicious meals and wine along the way. Terri, an Eminent Pastelist with the International Association of Pastel Societies, is an enthusiastic and knowledgable instructor. Visit website


Location: Puy L'eveque, France
Instructor: Terri Ford PSA MP, IAPS EP
Sponsor: Terri Ford PSA-MP, IAPS-EP
Cost: $3700.
Email: Terri Ford
Phone: 408-838-5215

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The Art & Essence of Figure Drawing with Meredith Nemirov
August 24-25, 2016 (2-5pm) — An introduction to figure drawing with a live model. Working in charcoal, learn how to capture the gestural expression of the figure and its position in space. Working in charcoal from a live figure model, students will learn how to draw the movement and energy of the human form. Artist Meredith Nemirov will guide the class through a study of value and line, using a variety of exercises to acquaint students with the surface anatomy and proportion of the human figure. Students will learn to create images of the human figure that truly capture the motion, texture and liveliness of the model! Visit website


Location: Telluride, CO
Instructor: Meredith Nemirov
Sponsor: Ah Haa School for the Arts
Cost: $130 tuition & model fee
Email: Kathleen Cole
Phone: (970) 728-3886

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The Art of Creativity: A Mixed Workshop for Artists & Writers
August 26-27, 2016 (9:30am-4:30pm) — An intimate fall retreat to explore creativity through journaling – both with words and brush – with Craig Childs and Susie Billings. This class take place at a beautiful adobe residence located on Wright’s Mesa, just west of Norwood. Creating art is a narrative. Whether using words, colors or contours, the act of invention comes from the same source, a relationship between what is inside and what is outside. Artist Susie Billings and author Craig Childs are offering a dynamic two-day workshop that will take participants through the combined creative process they have developed: how to see the world around you and render it into art. The process works for all forms of expression. Visit website


Location: Telluride, CO
Instructor: Susie Billings & Craig Childs
Sponsor: Ah Haa School for the Arts
Cost: $325
Email: Kathleen Cole
Phone: (970) 728-3886

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Getting Started in Colored Pencil
September 3, 2016 - October 21, 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 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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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: $650.00 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: Beginning Landscape
September 10 - October 28, 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 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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"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: $650.00 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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3-Day Red Chalk Figure Drawing
September 16-18, 2016 (10am-5pm) — Red chalk, or sanguine, is a medium that has been preferred by artists from the Renaissance, Baroque and Mannerist periods into the 20th century. This workshop will explore the medium as applied to drawing the nude figure. Participants will work from life while referencing masterworks completed over the course of 5 centuries. Particularly focusing on the graphic potential of red chalk, artistic decisions, anatomy, form and expression. Participants will work with stretched paper on rigid supports, learning to prepare drawing surfaces and exploring the possibilities of working on a large scale. Iliya Mirochnik will perform demonstrations throughout the workshop. Important Note: For out-of-town students, please refrain from making travel arrangements and accommodations until confirmation of the workshop is given. Visit website


Location: Van Nuys, CA
Instructor: Iliya Mirochnik
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $495.00
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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Mixed Media Drawing and Collage
September 18-23, 2016 (9 am.-4 pm.) — Fully immerse yourself for six days of mixed media drawing and collage in the surroundings of our mountaintop studio overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, including a day trip to Lucca. We will be working on location, drawing in charcoal, pastel, and watercolor crayon. We will also develop interpretations of your work in collage media. The focus of this class is creating and learning to see, with endless Italian subject matter at hand to interpret. The land and seascapes, the light, the aged structures, and the art that exists as re-defined through your perceptions, are all available to you. Group critiques are optional. Visit website


Location: Casoli, Camaiore, Italy
Instructor: Gedy Moody
Sponsor: Fine Art Studio Italia
Cost: $1400
Email: Susan Amons
Phone: 207-283-1630

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Painting with Water Media
September 18-23, 2016 (9 am.-4 pm.) — Fully immerse yourself for six days of painting in the surroundings of our mountaintop studio overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, including a day trip to Lucca. We will paint in various mountainside locations; among the olive groves, in the fern lined grotto of the waterfall, and on the high piazza of Casoli. Our muses will be the commanding mountain vistas, dramatic light, and the rustic Tuscan architecture of stone and terra cotta. Participants will be free to explore and experiment. Artists will also keep a travel watercolor sketchbook which will document their itineraries and discoveries. The sketchbook can be an artwork in itself, and a reference for later work. Instruction will be provided in watercolor, gouache, and acrylic media. Visit website


Location: Casoli, Camaiore, Italy
Instructor: Susan Amons
Sponsor: Fine Art Studio Italia
Cost: $1400
Email: Susan Amons
Phone: 207-283-1630

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Modern Calligraphy
September 18, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — Today’s lettering artists are creating incredible artwork with a variety of handwriting styles that go beyond the classic Copperplate seen in books. Learn tips from this professional calligrapher while exploring the elegant art of pointed pen calligraphy – the style used by many wedding calligraphers. Students will go through a step-by-step approach, from learning the proper way to use pen nibs and holders, to inks and papers. (Both right and left handed artists encouraged.) Take the handwriting you already possess and learn how to use these unique tools to create fun and elegant lettering. (A great class to take as a precursor to The Painted Word.) Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Caitlin Dundon
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $225
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Illustrative Lettering
September 18, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — Hand lettering is a fun and creative way to enhance your art – it adds personality and a hand crafted touch! In this class we’ll explore hand-lettering techniques that will take your ideas and turn them into unique designs. You can add creative lettering to greeting cards, illustrated “quote-posters”, logos, comics – the uses are endless! You’ll leave this class with the knowledge of how to research and grow your typography inspiration and how to recognize the right typographic fit. You’ll know how to refine your ideas and craft them into finale works using ink and paint techniques, and you’ll know how to use Photoshop to pull it all together! Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Kayla Edgar
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $225
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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The Basics of Hand-Lettering
September 18, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — With origins in calligraphy and traditional type design, hand-lettering is gaining popularity among designers and illustrators alike. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of hand-lettering as you learn to draw Serif, Sans Serif, and Script alphabets. We will explore basic typographic elements such as tracking, kerning and spacing while covering the basic structure of letterforms and typography. This is a beginner to intermediate level class. Students should feel comfortable drawing and excited to learn how to create expressive hand-drawn letters. Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Ladyfingers Letterpress
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $225
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Illuminating Illustration: 3D Drawing With Forms
September 18, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — Learn to manipulate forms (i.e. stretching, squashing, shaping), giving them movement, depth, dimension, and life! We’ll investigate drawing from sight, memory, and imagination. Soon you’ll be building complete, creative, three-dimensional pictures! This class is for: Anyone who has never drawn but wants to learn; artists who want to draw more three-dimensionally; anyone who wants to explore the drawing methods that illustrators use to make imaginative pictures. Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Tom Sarmo
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $225
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Zentangle Basics
September 18, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — Have you heard about Zentangles®? It is a fun, easy to learn meditational drawing practice. Zentangle® drawings look complex and intricate. However it is an art form created from small, simple to learn, repetitive patterns. It is an abstract drawing technique that is done “one stroke at a time”. No drawing experience is necessary. Zentangles® can help you develop that artistic spirit and start you on a new path of expression and relaxed focus. “The deliberate strokes can be equated to the concept of “now”, being present in the moment.” If you can draw a dot, a circle, a line, and a curve you can do this. Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Nancy Smith
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $225
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Life Drawing
September 19-21, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Examine the intimate and compelling art of figure drawing in this workshop. Through practice, gain confidence in capturing the figure; a skill that Emmett believes is critical to one’s development as an artist. Each day will begin with Emmett providing a demonstration that illustrates a particular theme or approach. Then, at your easel, you will create gesture drawings of nude models in one-minute poses, enabling you to see and learn the essential movements and major forms of the human body. Longer poses will extend to 20 minutes or more. Visit website


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

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Drawing for Dummies
September 19-22, 2016 (2-5pm) — Whether an absolute beginner or more seasoned artist, learn to draw realistically from sight. Tap into your intuitive right brain skills and experience an amazingly quick and dramatic learning curve, as you sharpen your perceptual abilities and technical prowess. The proven rapid development of drawing skills in this workshop is due to Mynn’s non-traditional, meditative method that employs the concepts of line, shape, form, space, value, and composition. Mynn will guide you through exercises and positive coaching to make drawing remarkably fun and easy. If you have always wanted to draw, or feel rusty or inadequate with your skills, this class will provide the opportunity for you to improve through a variety of drawing techniques. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Mynn Lanphier
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $205, Non-Members: $225
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Zentangles: Beyond the Basics
September 19, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — You will build on the basic Zentangle patterns and will learn more involved and intricate patterns. You will receive several ideas of things you can do with Zentangle drawings, including a one-of-a-kind envelope, a bookmark, a small puzzle, and a greeting card. Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Nancy Smith
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $225
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Creating Illuminated Letters and Decorative Borders
September 19, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — In this fun class you will learn valuable methods to create uniquely illuminated initial letters, decorative borders, and fanciful marginalia–similar to medieval illuminated manuscripts! These exciting techniques can be used in designing your own paper products like greeting cards, bookmarks, postcards, scrap book pages, book illustrations, etc. The applications are endless! In addition, you’ll learn valuable approaches to managing and handling color, so that your designs–and your other artworks–will be highly attractive and effective. Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Tom Sarmo
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $225
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Creating Illuminated Letters and Decorative Borders
September 19, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — In this fun class you will learn valuable methods to create uniquely illuminated initial letters, decorative borders, and fanciful marginalia–similar to medieval illuminated manuscripts! These exciting techniques can be used in designing your own paper products like greeting cards, bookmarks, postcards, scrap book pages, book illustrations, etc. The applications are endless! In addition, you’ll learn valuable approaches to managing and handling color, so that your designs–and your other artworks–will be highly attractive and effective. Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Tom Sarmo
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $225
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Using Hand-Lettering to Create Dynamic Layouts
September 19, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — Using the skills that you will learn during Day 1 of the workshop series (“The Basics of Hand-Lettering”), students will create dynamic hand-lettered layouts that may include (but are not limited to) favorite song lyrics, inspirational quotes, favorite phrases and sayings, etc. This class will cover layout, composition, concepting, sketching and refining your designs as we explore the different ways that hand-lettered styles interact with each other to create a unique and illustrative drawing. Students are encouraged to utilize some of the hand-lettered styles that you will develop during “The Basics of Hand-Lettering” workshop. Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Ladyfingers Letterpress
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $225
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Pattern Camp!
September 20, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — Learn how to create repeating patterns using Adobe Illustrator from your own hand-drawn artwork, carved stamps (from Jessica’s Jump, Trust, Paint! Two Day workshop), and other images. We will learn the techniques from the very beginning; beginners will learn how to use Illustrator throughout the class. Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Jessica Swift
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $225
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Digitizing Your Lettering: From Sketch to Vector
September 20, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — One of the key elements to successful hand-lettering is being able to digitize your drawings and adapt them to a digital world. This class will cover the basics of image preparation, scanning and digitization using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. You will start with a drawing (or series of drawings) and by the end you will have a finished high resolution vectorized design, ready for print and web. Students will be required to bring their own laptops with Adobe CS5 (and up) software and have a basic understanding of digital tools. Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Ladyfingers Letterpress
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $225
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Watercolor Techniques from the Golden Age of Book Illustration
September 20, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — Learn the basic secrets of illustration masters of the Edwardian age! Arthur Rackham, Beatrix Potter, and Edmund Dulac (to name only a few), used ink and watercolor to create many of the most memorable images from children’s literature. In this workshop, you’ll learn their methods—surprisingly easy, fresh, and effective—for bringing drawings to life with ink and watercolor! You will leave with at least one finished watercolor illustration and the knowledge to finish more! This class is for: Anyone who wants to learn watercolor techniques, anyone who is interested in book illustration methods, artists who want to extend their knowledge of watercolor and ink techniques. Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Tom Sarmo
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $225
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Advanced Level

Zentangle in the Round (Prerequisite – the Basic Class)
September 20, 2016 (9 am to 6 pm) — We will have fun working with round tiles and exploring different ways to draw the “strings” and working with patterns that lend themselves to circles. I will show a number or ways to divide up your circular tile and create beautiful works of art. I will bring different things for you to try. Visit website


Location: Denver, CO
Instructor: Nancy Smith
Sponsor: Art Makers Denver
Cost: $225
Email: Helen Rice
Phone: 303-263-6963

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Painting in Paradise Art Retreat in Ubud, Bali
September 25-30, 2016 — The Painting in Paradise Art Retreat consists of art workshops & excursions conducted by accomplished Australian artist, Lisa Addinsall (accommodation & airfares extra) & activities at Lily Lane Villas. Also indulge yourself in a tropical paradise with healthy food, rice paddy walks, massages, visits to local Balinese artists including painters, silversmiths, wood carvers and with time built in for just lazing in your private pool in your garden villa. Please email for the full program or visit my website. Visit website


Location: Ubud, Indonesia
Instructor: Lisa Addinsall
Sponsor: Lilylane Villas
Cost: $990 (NOT including airfaires & Accommodation)
Email: Lisa Addinsall
Phone: 0438305658

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Getting Started in Colored Pencil
October 1 - November 18, 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 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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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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The Creativity Workshop in Singapore
October 6-8, 2016 (9 AM - 1 PM) — Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness. Visit website


Location: Singapore, Singapore
Instructor: Kirpal Singh
Sponsor: The Creativity Workshop
Cost: $995
Email: Ceci Glusman
Phone: 212-203-3252

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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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Colored Pencil: Beginning Landscape
October 8 - November 25, 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 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

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


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

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Drawing the Figurative Subject
October 11-14, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Working from the model, students will have the opportunity to draw the portrait and the nude and clothed model from direct observation. Line, shape and tonal relationships will be explored through exercises designed to strengthen the students’ understanding of anatomy, form modeling, composition and technique. Length of pose will vary from the relatively short gestural pose to a longer format which offers the opportunity to examine principals of tone. Lecture and demonstration will clarify and enhance the understanding of figure drawing fundamentals. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Robert Lemler, www.robertlemler.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $495 + $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
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: $650.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Simplifying the Italian Landscape: Drawing & Painting
October 18-25, 2016 — Join Winslow Art Center and artist Darrell Anderson for an unforgettable week of drawing and painting in the inspiring Italian countryside. Using Darrell's uncomplicated techniques, learn to seamlessly combine drawing and painting in a way that will strengthen both skills. Based on the methods described in Darrell Anderson’s popular book, Value Sketching with Markers, you will learn how to simplify and interpret the Italian landscape with quick drawings, then turn these drawings into dynamic paintings! Darrell will provide daily demos, individual guidance with each student, and individual and group critiques. Value markers are Darrell’s preferred tool for drawing. He will be painting and demonstrating in oils. Paint or draw in the medium of your comfort. Limited to 8-10 painters. Visit website


Location: Umbria, Italy
Instructor: Darrell Anderson, darrellanderson.blogspot.com
Sponsor: Winslow Art Center
Cost: $2975
Email: Martha Jordan
Phone: 206-715-6663

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The Creativity Workshop in New York
October 21-24, 2016 (10 AM - 1 PM) — Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness. Visit website


Location: New York, NY
Instructor: Shelley Berc, Alejandro Fogel
Sponsor: The Creativity Workshop
Cost: $895
Email: Ceci Glusman
Phone: 212-203-3252

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Sculptural Drawing Intensive – Figure and Portrait
October 31 - November 4, 2016 (9am-4pm) — A professional portrait painter and award winning bronze sculptor, Rick Casali creates a unique workshop experience for any artist interested in the figure and portrait. Rick’s philosophy defines structural form as the foundation for expressing the spirit of the model or portrait client. Demos in both charcoal and clay will address the model’s pose/action, proportion, geometric planes, specific anatomy, organic rhythms, perspective, and the power of light and shade. Students will draw the same pose from different angles in an effort to truly comprehend what is happening. The head will be drawn in wildly different positions to emphasize sound construction of the skull over enticement towards the features. Recommended for portrait painters, pastel artists, students of drawing, figure sculptors, and computer animators. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Rick Casali, www.rickcasali.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $625 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

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


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

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"Lush and Lively Colored Pencil"
November 9-11, 2016 (9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.) — Discover the "pointed potential" of colored pencil! Kristy Kutch, author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil, is also the featured artist in the DVDs Colored Pencil Landscapes: Beyond the Basics, Colored Pencil Techniques: Easy Landscape Painting, How to Paint Flowers, and How to Paint Fruit. Kristy has taught colored pencil workshops nationwide providing an informative, enjoyable, supportive classroom atmosphere. Both "traditional" (waxy)and watercolor pencils are included, with fascinating "painterly" techniques for both types of pencils. Watercolor wax pastels (which resemble crayons) are also featured. Explore a wide range of surfaces which lend themselves beautifully to this dynamic medium. Demonstrations, individual attention, materials to sample, and a cache of take-home supplies- there's something for everyone! Visit website


Location: Kerrville, TX
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Kerr Arts and Cultural Center
Email: Grace Roach
Phone: 830-895-2911

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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: $650.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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The Language and Practice of Life Drawing
November 29 - December 3, 2016 (9am-4pm) — Working from the live model in two sessions daily, students will gain confidence and fluency in this most essential discipline. Through lectures, demonstrations and personal interaction, Ned Jacob will share knowledge and insight that has made him, arguably, one of the most respected draftsman of his generation. Neophytes will welcome this opportunity to gain a sound introduction to figure drawing; professionals will value this focused five-day workshop to sharpen tools grown dull through neglect. Subjects discussed will be: hiring, posing and lighting the mode; exploring the exquisite relationship between media and working surfaces; using correct drawing posture and address to the format; using charcoal, sanguine chalk and conte. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Ned Jacob
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $795 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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


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

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Portrait Drawing Intensive
December 14-16, 2016 (9am-4pm) — This structured, three-day long (approximately a 12 hour pose) workshop will offer students of all levels a unique opportunity to engage, interpret and create a compelling drawing of the head and shoulders from life. Throughout the development of the long pose drawing, students will be guided by means of descriptions and demonstrations on planar head landmarks, light and tonal effects on the flesh, the appearance of structure, and comprehending/interpreting form through dynamic mark making and expressive feature drawing. Critiques will exist in the form of lecture demonstrations (for planning and troubleshooting) and in one-on-one exchanges. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Dan Thompson, www.danthompsonart.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $450 + $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
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: $650.00 includes materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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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: $650.00 including materials
Email: Cristi
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Head Drawing
January 3-5, 2017 (9am-4pm) — The simple, abstract beauty of line, when combined with accurate values and thoughtful edges, is one of the most beautiful mediums of human expression. The aim of this workshop will be to give students a better understanding of how to become an excellent draftsman, and time to practice drawing from life. This workshop will cover the following topics: how to handle the medium of charcoal, how to draw accurately and what makes a drawing beautiful. Joshua will open each day with a demonstration and students will spend the remainder of the day drawing from life, with individual critiques. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Josh Clare, www.joshclare.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $375 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Anatomy and Drawing
January 3-7, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This anatomy class is a must for all 3-D and 2-D artists. Simon covers each body part, toward an understanding of movement and form: how a joint moves, how far you can "push" it for expressions sake, and when you will "break" it. This workshop is an intense class with Simon illustrating the concepts as he moves through the body parts. It will empower students drawing and increase their understanding and freedom to manipulate the figure in space. Students will create an anatomy textbook of their own, forever a useful resource. This workshop will reinforce the understanding and use of anatomy in the future work of each student. Students can use pencil, chalk, charcoal, brush, stick, anything that leaves a mark on paper. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Simon Kogan, www.simonkogan.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Figure and Portrait Drawing with Charcoal
January 9-13, 2017 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will focus on both short and long pose charcoal drawings from live models. Different techniques mentioned in the book (Henry Yan's Figure Drawing-Techniques and Tips) will be introduced and practiced, as well as some basic skills in drawing human anatomy and portraiture. Demonstrations and individual help will show students how to draw with beautiful line work; methods of placing tones for rendering images three dimensionally; design of realistic works with supporting abstract elements; and ways to draw with painterly approaches. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Henry Yan, www.henryyanart.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $635 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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The Creativity Workshop in Florence
March 14-18, 2017 (9 AM - 12:30 PM) — Using the Tools of Creative Writing, Memoir, Art, Photography, Storytelling and Mindfulness. Visit website


Location: New York, NY
Instructor: Shelley Berc, Alejandro Fogel
Sponsor: The Creativity Workshop
Cost: From $1,395
Email: Ceci Glusman
Phone: 212-203-3252

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"Exploring Colored Pencil Potential"
April 24-26, 2017 (9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time) — Explore colored pencil potential- both traditional (non-watercolor) and watercolor pencils. Kristy Kutch, author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil, is also featured in four instructional DVDs. She brings a wealth of experience and a friendly, supportive attitude that bolsters everyone- beginner to veteran. Kristy guides students through many techniques, with frequent demonstrations and access to large demonstrator sets of pencils. Come prepared to take home plenty of samples and goodies, too! This workshop will be held in a peaceful country studio setting with a small group (maximum 12). Students wishing to stay on-site should inquire about lodging at the nearby Lindenwood Retreat Center. Daily lunches are included in the price of the workshop. Visit website


Location: Donaldson (near Plymouth), IN
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Moon Tree Studios
Cost: $250 for members, $275 for non-members
Email: Evie Schwenk
Phone: 574-935-1712

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Painting in Spain: Travel Sketching Workshop
May 22-29, 2017 — With over 40 years in the creative industry, Erin brings together her art experience into a simple learning system which enables absolutely anybody to learn to sketch an impression of what they see. Erin guides students in a relaxed way to find their creative side. She also teaches you to work quickly, exactly as we must when out in the real world. Each day on our Costa Brava Spain Sketch Holiday, we meet together for a lesson in techniques based on the subject of the day. Following that we go out on location to sketch our impressions and apply some simple colour. After a late lunch we have free time for more sketching or to shop, explore or just relax. Visit website


Location: Calella de Palafrugel, Spain
Instructor: Erin Hill, erinhill.com.au
Sponsor: French Escapade
Cost: $3,190 ($2,990 before Nov 30th)
Email: Jackie Grandchamps
Phone: 510-483-5713

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Painting in Provence: Watercolor Journaling Workshop
June 25 - July 2, 2017 — In this week-long Provence workshop, we’ll be immersing ourselves in the history, culture, and beauty of the south of France. We’ll have plenty of time to capture once-in-a-lifetime experiences on the pages of our watercolor journals as we explore the charming villages of Roussillon, Gordes, Isle sur la Sorgue, Oppede, and St. Remy de Provence. You’ll learn how to add style and interest to your sketchbook pages through the use of unique page layouts and borders, and we’ll cover several fun new lettering styles. In addition, I’ll offer daily demonstrations of techniques for painting the subject matter you’ll encounter each day. The workshop is suitable for all levels, but some experience with drawing and watercolor would be helpful. Visit website


Location: Saint-Rémy de Provence, France
Instructor: Leslie Fehling, www.lesliefehling.com
Sponsor: French Escapade
Cost: $3,190 ($2,990 until Nov 30th)
Email: Jackie Grandchamps
Phone: 510-483-5713

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


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

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"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

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Animal Anatomy - Imaginatomy (Self-Study)
Ongoing (Total Course Time: 15:48:44 Hours) — 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. Videos are yours to keep. Visit website


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

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2D Anatomy
Ongoing (Total Course Time: 19:08:42 Hours) — 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 fascia 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. Videos are yours to keep. Visit website


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

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Drawing From Imagination
Ongoing (Total Course Time: 21:44:17 Hours) — 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. Videos are yours to keep. Visit website


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

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Beginning Composition
Ongoing (Total Course Time: 22:18:36 Hours) — In composition, there are no standardized or predetermined rules. Beginning Composition 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. Videos are yours to keep. Visit website


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

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Fantasy Illustration
Ongoing (Total Course Time: 20:09:14 Hours) — 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 though posing and integration into the composition will also be explored. Videos are yours to keep. Visit website


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

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Visual Development Fundamentals
Ongoing (Total Course Time: 20:16:19 Hours) — In this online self-study course, learn the critical components of making great Concept Art by studying Film, Animation, Games and Painting, as well as developing your own project to flex your artistic muscle. You will select a classic story to redesign by choosing a style and creating that world with much reference and sketching, leading to a final concept painting. Videos are yours to keep. Visit website


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

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Introduction to Creature Design
Ongoing — In this self-study Creature Design course, we will fully develop 2-3 creatures using guided creativity while grounding students with real-world plausibility. Students will learn early stage ideation, rendering and color techniques to create new and original creatures from a blank page, all the way to a finished portfolio piece. We will go over more grounded earthly creatures all the way to creatively designed aliens. Visit website


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

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Sketching for Environment Design
Ongoing — Sketching and drawing rough and clean final layouts, interiors, buildings and other environment elements, for animation and concept art, will be discussed in this self-study course. In this online self-study course, there will be demos and lectures on perspective, blocking in scenes and simple composition. Prop design and sketching demos will also be included. In this class the student will learn: -Quick visualization of perspective and elements in a scene -How to build and design buildings and structures -How to visualize and draw quick interior spaces -Methods of developing sketches for props and vehicles Visit website


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

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Introduction to Character Design
Ongoing (Total Course Time: 20:05:32 Hours) — Introduction to Character Design caters to those who are new to or at an intermediate level in terms of design knowledge when it comes to characters. We will be producing 3 characters (and their 3 variants) that fit together in the same world based off of classic archetypes. There will be a significant amount of freedom but the instructor will act as an Art Director to help make your work coherent and imaginative. This class is structured in a way that helps you have 3 or more portfolio worthy images showing competent character design. Prerequisites: Significant understanding of human anatomy, some level of knowledge of animal anatomy, a decent foundation in the fundamentals of drawings/painting. Videos are yours to keep. Visit website


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

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


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

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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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