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Expressive and Fantasy Landscape Online Course
April 26 - June 6, 2014 — Taught by artist/teacher Bet Borgeson. Course is appropriate for fine art or illustration in any medium. Learn to express feeling and mood in your landscapes. Then go a step further by exploring how aspects of fantasy can bring a new inventiveness to your artwork. Includes 6 weekly lessons, additional instruction and support by Borgeson on a one-to-one basis, and two unique and insightful critiques of your artwork. Bet Borgeson is a master teacher, has taught workshops across the U.S. for 15 years, and online courses for 15 years. She also authored The Colored Pencil, the first book on this medium internationally, as well as other books exploring art technique and principles. Artwork at right by former student Holly Herron. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Bet Borgeson

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The Art of Me
April 26, 2014 (12:30-3:30pm) — In this class just for middle-school children, students will design and create three different styles of self-portraits. Students wanting to work more slowly may choose to do only one or two. The first will be a realistic drawing of the face, using a drawing pencil and eraser, and done in a step-by-step guided manner. The second piece will be an abstract face using Picasso as inspiration. The third piece will be a cut-paper collage. Visit website


Location: Springfield, OR
Instructor: Pam Horn
Sponsor: Emerald Art Center
Cost: $20 youth 12-14, $10 each add'l family member
Email: Paula Goodbar
Phone: 541-726-8595

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Nature Sketching & Journaling
April 26-27, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — In her signature "Nature Sketching & Journaling" class, Elaine, an award winning storyboard and botanical artist, will demonstrate a variety of drawing and annotation techniques. Step by step instruction will guide you from the first stroke to a finished sketch. A portfolio of information and exercises and a field kit of tools including graphite and watercolor pencils will be explored within a 4"x6" sketchbook all included in the class fee. An artist's sketchbook becomes an encyclopedia of creative thought and images. Elaine Hultgren is a certified botanical artist and illustrator and is an instructor at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix Arizona and has several years of experience teaching nature sketching and journaling as well as botanical drawing and watercolor. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Elaine Hultgren
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $250
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Design and Personal Style - A Workshop About Your Work
April 28 - May 2, 2014 (9am - 4pm) — Take your artwork to the next level in this independent coaching seminar with Alex Powers. This is a rare opportunity to have an established and working artist/juror help you achieve your own personal goals. Alex's role is to help you become "aware" of your own art. What works, what doesn't? You will begin the week in a private meeting with Alex critiquing 8 of your paintings. The rest of the week is spent working on your own artwork with Alex's feedback. Gain wisdom and a new outlook to move ahead in this highly-productive and challenging 5-day workshop. All media. Visit website


Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Instructor: Alex Powers
Sponsor: Artensity Workshops
Cost: $495
Email: Debra
Phone: 734-662-8734

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Colored Pencil Explorations
April 30 - May 2, 2014 (9:00am - 4:00pm, 1 hour lunch) — Learn how to use pen & ink, watercolor and colored pencil together to create a quick build up of color and value while still leaving room for the beautiful detail and control of colored pencil. Learn watercolor & colored pencil application tips and how to extract the best qualities of each medium to create richly detailed pieces of art in this fun and informative workshop. Eileen Sorg's work is collected internationally and is known for its complexity and vibrancy. Visit website


Location: Springfield, OR
Instructor: Eileen Sorg
Sponsor: Emerald Art Center
Cost: $365
Email: Paula Goodbar
Phone: 541-726-8595

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Sedona Retreat: The Visual Arts Retreat
May 2-4, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreats offer a unique tour of self-discovery as you explore a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful and unique landscape, its art colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual retreat. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse - creating the opportunity for artists and those who would consider themselves non-artists to engage fully in the experience of art. Over a three-day period you will experience six different art mediums in an intimate group. You will explore artistic journaling, ceramics, collage, photography, mask-making and jewelry. There is an orientation the evening before the retreat. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: 6 instructors
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $650
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Getting Started in Colored Pencil
May 2 - June 12, 2014 — 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 - you set the pace. Learn essential techniques and art principles needed for working skillfully with today's modern colored pencil. Includes textbook, 6 lessons, hands-on drawing assignments, on-going personal instruction as well as two full critiques by Bet. Start any day of the week! Visit the student gallery on her web site - you'll be impressed by the quality of the artwork. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Ms. Bet Borgeson

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Sketching and Drawing Workshop
May 3-13, 2014 — During this urban sketching course, we will explore the unique ancient urban scenes of a truly authentic part of Italy. The unspoilt historic character of the surrounding towns and cities gives the observant visitor the impression that here time stands still. Many of the traditions of days gone by are still ever present in the daily life of the Italians. Life here happens in slow motion and you will be able to step out of time and observe and capture it's essence. Visit website


Location: Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Instructor: John W. Skelcher
Sponsor: The Retreat
Cost: 2,600 USD
Email: John W. Skelcher
Phone: (0039) 3349034401

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Advanced Level

Colored Pencil: Building Color That Works!
May 3 - June 13, 2014 — Start any day of the week. Learn a natural and intuitive way to build color quickly. This eye-opening online course led by artist/author Bet Borgeson allows you to apply color swiftly that can boldly project across a room, or can be quietly complex and nuance-filled. Using her simple straightforward techniques can bring a new spontaneity to your colored pencil artwork. This 6-week course includes her book "Basic Colored Pencil Techniques," weekly lessons, hands-on assignments, additional one-on-one instruction by Borgeson, and two in-depth and illustrated critiques. Borgeson is the author of several best-selling colored pencil instruction books. She has been offering an online teaching program since 1999. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Ms. Bet Borgeson

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Teen Class: Faces and Figures
May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 15 (Sundays, 1-3:30pm) — This class will explore figure drawing and portraiture through a variety of drawing media, including graphite, charcoal, and pastel. Designed for students aged 12-18, we will work with live, clothed models, studying proportion, contrast, and gesture. Younger students may submit a portfolio to the instructor for approved entrance to the course. Additional model fee applies. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Catherine Anne Moore, www.catherineamoore.com
Sponsor: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Cost: $190
Email: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Phone: 404-313-7356

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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
May 5-9, 2014 (9:30am - 5:30pm) — This intensive class 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. These skills are the perception of edges, spaces, relationships, lights and shadows, and the whole or gestalt. Instruction by Brian Bomeisler, Dr. Betty Edwards' son. After lectures, students participate in drawing exercises, with Brian'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, log onto www.drawright.com. Visit website


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

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Advanced Level

The Costumed Figure: Drawing and Painting
May 5 - June 2, 2014 (Mondays, 1-4pm) — In this class, Gary Weiss, a graduate of Art Center College of Design in California and instructor at the Portfolio Center for 25 years will provide guidance for students in the art of drawing and painting the figure. We will draw the figure from life with a variety of interesting costumes. Basic drawing skill of the figure required. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Gary Weiss, www.garyweiss.net
Sponsor: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Cost: $225 plus model fees
Email: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Phone: 404-313-7356

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Colored Pencil: Beginning Landscape Online Course
May 10 - June 20, 2014 — Begin any day of the week. This engaging online course offers a solid beginning in landscape. Study with artist/author Bet Borgeson, a teacher of drawing and painting for over 25 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 lessons, drawing assignments, additional personal instruction by Borgeson and two illustrated critiques of your work. Her online format (established 1999) allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your own environment. Please visit her student galleries to see what other students have done. Art by student Jeanie Turner. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Bet Borgeson

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Intermediate Level

Graphite Portraiture
May 10, 2014 (9am-4pm with 1-hour lunch break) — Students will study creating portraits that depict a face logically while also capturing the likeness of an individual. Students will work in marker, graphite, and charcoal from photos and a live model to study light, form, and anatomy. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Catherine Anne Moore, www.catherineamoore.com
Sponsor: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Cost: $150 + $30 model fee ($155 total)
Email: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Phone: 404-313-7356

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Intermediate Level

Drawing Without Fear
May 12-16, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — Taught with patience, humor, and the practical goal that you will be able to enjoy drawing for the rest of your life, this course is designed for absolute beginners and those who wish to refresh their drawing skills. Guiding you toward your own personal style, the class explores five key techniques of drawing and different ways they can be creatively combined. Using time honored teaching methods, one on one instruction and demonstration, drawing will be demystified, making it easy and rewarding to learn to draw in just 5 days. $25 materials fee payable to instructor covers all materials. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Peggy Sands, www.peggysands.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $495
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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City Landscape
May 17-18, 2014 (9am-5pm) — Work along the Schuylkill River and on the picturesque streets of Manayunk in the drawing or painting medium of your choice. Compose from observation, and learn to capture light, space and color with traditional as well as contemporary painting and drawing techniques. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Larry Francis
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $195
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Colored Pencil Adventure
May 17-18, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — Learn the secrets of creating high performance art with Prismacolor Art Pencils. Award winning artist and teacher Richard Drayton will guide students through step-by step techniques and demonstrations that will result in rich blended color and exciting composition and design. Participants can use their own subject matter or photographic reference and projects provided by the instructor. Artists of all levels will enjoy expanding the boundaries of creative expression with this remarkably versatile medium. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Richard Drayton, www.richarddrayton.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $275
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442


Art and Creativity Retreat for Women
May 18-24, 2014 — A women only retreat! A week long in Colonial San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Are you at crosswords, have you experienced a loss, do you need time away from family or work, are you a professional women or busy mom always taking care of others? Join us for same "Me" time! We are offering quiet, safe, nurturing retreat in San Miguel de Allende. San Miguel is a Heaven for painters, writers and photographers! We'll start the day with meditation and continue with creative writing, collage, painting, and creativity enhancing exercise. You'll have the afternoons to explore, enjoy, or get a massage or read a book! Emerge a more self-loving, clear, centered individual. Single room occupancy /private bathroom. Max. 5 Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allend, Mexico
Instructor: CristianaMarinescu painter art therapist
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $990 double $1200 single
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Life Drawing
May 19-23, 2014 (9am-5pm) — This in-depth investigation of basic drawing issues explores the human figure. Emphasis will be placed on a thorough understanding of the body's underlying geometry and anatomical structure. Learn to draw the figure as convincing volumetric form through the study of proportional accuracy, foreshortening, spatial relationships, and basic use of light and shadow. Full or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: John Horn
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Non-Credit, Half-Day $315
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Drawing: Breaking the Rules (for Adults and Teens)
May 19-22, 2014 (9am-1pm) — Utilizing elementary concepts of drawing such as perspective, still life and figure, this course provides a comprehensive understanding of the multi-faceted uses of drawing as an art in itself. Students will venture beyond the "rules" of observation, spatial analysis, and compositional organization to explore abstract and conceptual challenges. We will do this with varied media through traditional and experimental drawing activities. Students develop critical thinking skills and improved technical skills. This is an energetic fast-paced class. Come prepared for adventure and lot of fun. Some drawing experience is desirable. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Lucy Barber, www.lucybarber.com
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $235
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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The Journal is the Destination: A Personal Approach to Calligraphy
May 19-23, 2014 — During this workshop, you will learn how to integrate calligraphy/handwriting and images in a sketchbook, and will gain confidence in facing the "blank page." A calligraphic journal can be experienced as a process - a way of self discovery through visually expressing one's feelings, thoughts and ideas. Throughout the class you will be offered a series of "jumping off" exercises designed to help lessen fear, and to ease your way into your blank book. Additional exercises on improvisational writing, composition, drawing, and visual journal prompts and techniques will be included. Group collaborations and discussions will also be part of the class. In addition to working in blank books, you will have the opportunity to bind a simple journal. Visit website


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

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Expressive and Fantasy Landscape Online Course
May 24 - July 3, 2014 — Taught by artist/teacher Bet Borgeson. Course is appropriate for fine art or illustration in any medium. Learn to express feeling and mood in your landscapes. Then go a step further by exploring how aspects of fantasy can bring a new inventiveness to your artwork. Includes 6 weekly lessons, additional instruction and support by Borgeson on a one-to-one basis, and two unique and insightful critiques of your artwork. Bet Borgeson is a master teacher, has taught workshops across the U.S. for 15 years, and online courses for 15 years. She also authored The Colored Pencil, the first book on this medium internationally, as well as other books exploring art technique and principles. Artwork at right by Borgeson. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Bet Borgeson

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The Extended Pose
May 28 - June 25, 2014 (Wednesdays, 9am-5pm) — Draw or paint the figure from a life model in a single pose for the entire course. Work with the instructor to tailor exercises that address individual interests including the development of 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. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Renee P. Foulks
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Non-Credit, Half-Day $315
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Drawing Fundamentals
May 28 - August 6, 2014 (Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm) — If you've never drawn before, or your skills are a little rusty, then this class is for you. Drawing is a valuable way of recording your thoughts and impressions. Acquire grounding in the basics so you can draw what you see with confidence. Study the still life, cityscape, human figure, and other subjects to master the drawing elements - shape, contour line, composition, light and shadow, texture and perspective. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Phyllis Gellmin Laver
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $505, Non-Credit $395
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Portrait Drawing
May 28 - June 25, 2014 (Wednesdays, 9am-5pm) — Focusing on portraiture in pencil and charcoal, the class will begin with a structural approach to the head and its features. Students will work from a variety of models to study anatomy, composition and value, in order to create a finished portrait that captures likeness and conveys expressive effect. Excellent for all levels from beginner through advanced. Full or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Phyllis Gellmin Laver
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Non-Credit, Half-Day $315
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Portrait Drawing
May 29 - August 7, 2014 (Thursdays, 6:30-9:30pm) — Develop a solid background in drawing the human head and features. Learn first the structure of the head - planar structure, axial relationships, proportions and foreshortening - and progress to anatomy and the features. Work with a variety of materials including charcoal, conté crayon, pencil, and silverpoint. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Jill A. Rupinski
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $505, Non-Credit $395
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Anatomical Drawing
May 29 - June 26, 2014 (Thursdays, 9am-5pm) — Understand human anatomy through focused study, and use this information for pencil and charcoal figure drawings. Topics include proportion, skeletal framework, superficial muscles, and the movement of the figure. This course includes both lecture and work from the life model. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: John Horn
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Non-Credit, Half-Day $315
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Intermediate Level
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Sedona Retreat: The Visual Arts Retreat
May 30 - June 1, 2014 — The Sedona Art Retreats offer a unique tour of self-discovery as you explore a world of creative possibilities. Sedona is known for three things; its beautiful and unique landscape, its art colony atmosphere and as a place for spiritual retreat. The Sedona Arts Center has wrapped these elements into a unique package where art and self-discovery fuse - creating the opportunity for artists and those who would consider themselves non-artists to engage fully in the experience of art. Over a three-day period you will experience six different art mediums in an intimate group. You will explore artistic journaling, ceramics, collage, photography, mask-making and jewelry. There is an orientation the evening before the retreat. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: 6 instructors
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $650
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Cast Drawing
May 31 - August 9, 2014 (Saturdays, 1-4pm) — Drawing in charcoal from casts is a traditional and effective way to learn to draw accurately from observation. Learn to simplify and translate complex three-dimensional forms onto a two-dimensional surface and organize values to create a sense of light, atmosphere, and volume. Ideal for beginning or advanced students interested in acquiring or sharpening their skills for representational drawing and painting. (No class on July 5). Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan, www.kaplanpicturemaker.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $505, Non-Credit $395
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Life Drawing and Painting
May 31 - June 28, 2014 (Saturdays, 9am-5pm) — Approach drawing and painting the figure in a creative and personal manner, while developing the fundamentals of both disciplines. Topics to be covered include anatomy, drawing methods, gesture, figure structure, palettes, and basic figure painting methods. Suitable for both beginning and advanced students. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: David Wilson, www.davidwilsonlives.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Non-Credit, Half-Day $315
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Getting Started in Colored Pencil
May 31 - July 11, 2014 — 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 - you set the pace. Learn essential techniques and art principles needed for working skillfully with today's modern colored pencil. Includes textbook, 6 lessons, hands-on drawing assignments, on-going personal instruction as well as two full critiques by Bet. Start any day of the week! Visit the student gallery on her web site - you'll be impressed by the quality of the artwork. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Ms. Bet Borgeson

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Elementary Figure Drawing and Painting
June 2-30, 2014 (Mondays, 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. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Al Gury, www.algury.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Non-Credit, Half-Day $315
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil: Building Color That Works!
June 6 - July 17, 2014 — Start any day of the week. Learn a natural and intuitive way to build color quickly. This eye-opening online course led by artist/author Bet Borgeson allows you to apply color swiftly that can boldly project across a room, or can be quietly complex and nuance-filled. Using her simple straightforward techniques can bring a new spontaneity to your colored pencil artwork. This 6-week course includes her book "Basic Colored Pencil Techniques," weekly lessons, hands-on assignments, additional one-on-one instruction by Borgeson, and two in-depth and illustrated critiques. Borgeson is the author of several best-selling colored pencil instruction books. She has been offering an online teaching program since 1999. Artwork at right by Katy Greeff. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Bet Borgeson

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil: Beginning Landscape Online Course
June 7 - July 18, 2014 — Begin any day of the week. This engaging online course offers a solid beginning in landscape. Study with artist/author Bet Borgeson, a teacher of drawing and painting for over 25 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 lessons, drawing assignments, additional personal instruction by Borgeson and two illustrated critiques of your work. Her online format (established 1999) allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your own environment. Please visit her student galleries to see what other students have done. Art by Borgeson. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Bet Borgeson

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Drawing Hands and Feet
June 7, 2014 (9am-5pm) — Novice and experienced artists alike struggle with the realistic rendering of hands and feet, elements that add credibility and expressiveness to figure and portrait drawings. Learn to translate these complicated forms from simple planar construction to complex, intricate drawings. Students will explore this subject through various materials and gain inspiration from master and contemporary drawings. Visit website


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

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"Exploring Colored Pencil Potential"
June 9-11, 2014 (9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.) — This course focuses on "painting from a point", using a variety of pencils and surfaces to create dynamic, vividly drawn paintings. Products used include: watercolor pencils, waxy/oily colored pencils, and crayon-like wax pastels. Surfaces include papers, boards, and even sanded papers. Featuring an abundance of colored pencils and art materials, this workshop is full to the brim with demonstrations and techniques that are sure to increase your repertoire. Some drawing experience preferred. Kristy Kutch is an experienced workshop instructor who is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and is the featured artist on the DVD Colored Pencil Landscapes: Beyond the Basics. She is also the author of the upcoming book The New Colored Pencil. Visit website


Location: Grand Marais, MN
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Grand Marais Art Colony
Email: Amy Demmer or Staff
Phone: 218-387-2737

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Oh My Word! Lettering Inspirational Journals
June 12-13, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Embrace your own handwriting and creative spirit to explore 26 different hand lettering styles using pens, markers, paint and paper. Create stylized letters based in art and design principles to inspire your own alphabets. Draw, doodle, color and create letters with consistent elements to make whole alphabets for your lettering projects. My most requested workshop, "Oh My Word", is packed with ideas and samples for learning "artful lettering" style secrets using pens, markers, paints and papers. Create a chunky composition book journal of practice pages, inspirational samples, alphabet ideas, quotes and sayings. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Joanne Sharpe
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $255 plus $25 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Sketching with Water-Soluable Ink, Pencils, and Colored Pencils
June 13-14, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Have fun working with water-soluble graphite pencils, water-soluble markers, and watercolor pencils and create dynamic, loose sketches for travel journals, value studies, or finished work. Learn to create washes, layer colors, define shapes and shadows, depict depth in the subjects and other techniques. Maren will demonstrate each type of sketching media while emphasizing looser uses of each one. Learn how to draw loosely and quickly to be able to capture a subject in a short time, then use the quick sketch to create a more polished piece. You will complete at least one sketch in each medium and combine at least two of the media in several sketches for a final project. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Maren Larsen, MarenLarsen.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $200, Non-Members: $225
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Whimsical Drawing and Decorative Doodling
June 14-15, 2014 (9am-4pm) — After this workshop you'll be a Doodling Diva! Learn colorful sophisticated doodling techniques to create stylized drawings and page decoration for your journals, cards, sketchbooks and mixed media pieces. Explore expressive repetitive line work, organic elements, and whimsical patterning that will inspire and define your own "decorative doodle" style. You'll experience the fun and therapeutic benefits of artful doodling, using 15 techniques with pens and paint (watercolors, Twinks, Silks and Viva Colour) to create pages of whimsical borders and brilliant illustrations in your 6"x8" Visual Journal. No experience necessary, really! Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Joanne Sharpe
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $255 plus $25 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Teen Studios: Drawing I (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
June 16-20, 2014 (9am-noon) — Exploring a variety of drawing media students learn fundamental drawing techniques and gain a working knowledge of the basic elements and principles of design such as line, shape, perspective, proportion, volume, and composition. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Jeffery Cornwell, www.jefferycornwell.com
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Tween Studios: Foundation Studio (for students entering 6th-9th grades)
June 16-27, 2014 (Mon-Fri, 9am-noon) — Learn about observational drawing and the design process by working on two- and three-dimensional projects in which you examine and interpret everyday objects and places in new ways. Students are introduced to traditional and non-traditional methods and media, and approach drawing as a means for storytelling and representation. This is an energetic two-week workshop that will challenge students creatively and aid in developing critical thinking and problem solving skills. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Nick Wozniak
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $345
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Sketching and Drawing Workshop
June 16-23, 2014 — During this urban sketching course, we will explore the unique ancient urban scenes of a truly authentic part of Italy. The unspoilt historic character of the surrounding towns and cities gives the observant visitor the impression that here time stands still. Many of the traditions of days gone by are still ever present in the daily life of the Marchesian population. Life here happens in slow motion and you will be able to step out of time and observe and capture. Our drawings will tell the story of our ancient surroundings and capture the spirit of it's time and space. Visit website


Location: Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Instructor: John W. Skelcher
Sponsor: The Retreat
Cost: 2,050 USD single w/bath all inclusive
Email: John W. Skelcher
Phone: (0039) 3349034401

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Teen Studios: Illustration and Design (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
June 16-20, 2014 (1-4pm) — Design is everywhere around you - on posters, websites, T-shirts, and even candy wrappers! Illustrate what's in your imagination, and make your work visually POP. This hands-on course will be held in a traditional studio, where students focus on learning creative problem solving techniques while building the basics of rendering with line to discover how composition, form and proportion work together to illustrate and design successful logos, tattoo designs, music posters, and more. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Michael White, www.michaelwhiteart.biz
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Teen Studios: Visual Development: Concept Sketching (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
June 16-20, 2014 (9am-noon) — Concept sketching is a form of illustration used to express an idea to be used in (but not limited to) video games, animation, or comic books as the ideas for a final product are in the development. Concept art is also referred to as visual development and/or concept design and can also be used in developing retail design, set design, car design, fashion design, architectural design and industrial design. We'll explore how we can use concept sketching on a number of different types of projects from a logo to a layout and even a character or environment design. This fun class is helpful to those interested in Character Design, Illustration and Design, The Art of the Graphic Novel, and Experimental Animation Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Michael White, www.michaelwhiteart.biz
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Drawing and Illustrating in Adobe Illustrator (for Adults and Teens)
June 16-27, 2014 (Mon-Fri, 9am-noon) — Learn Adobe Illustrator, the industry standard, through projects ranging from basic tracing of personal drawings to fully finished vector illustrations. Students are directed step-by-step on how to use the many components of Illustrator. By the end of this course students use the software as comfortably as they would a pencil. Basic drawing skills required. Basic Macintosh computer skills required (see class offered on June 7th: Intro to the Macintosh). Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Bonnie Hammer, www.hammerized.com
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $385
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Outdoor Sketching
June 19-21, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Create rich sensitive drawings of Door County life onsite using felt tip markers with watercolor or colored pencils. Subjects include old inns, quaint shops, outdoor restaurants, boats in the bay, and more. Capture a moment that becomes a memory. This is a very portable class. First, work indoors, learning pen handling techniques, composition, perspective, and how to enhance your drawings with color. Then, take these techniques outside. Daily critiques and individual instruction ensure that you will come away with sketching skills to record your next vacation or scenes around your home. Visit website


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

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Umbria Classical/Contemporary Open Studio
June 20-30, 2014 — Take in the breathtaking Italian countryside and recreate it on canvas! Guests stay in a restored 16th-century monastery surrounded by olive groves. Be inspired by daily guided tours to medieval villages, markets, also visiting Europe's largest waterfalls. Afternoons are spent in a spacious chapel-turned-studio with its vaulted ceilings and frescoed walls where students can work from photo references, professionally arranged classical still life or surrounding views. Daily classes are tailored to your specific needs and studio time is flexible and unlimited. Students will develop drawing, color-mixing, and brush stroke techniques and learn how to create moving and meaningful composition. Classes are taught by professional artist Sandra Iafrate and hosted by La Romita School of Art. Visit website


Location: Terni (Umbria), Italy
Instructor: Sandra Iafrate
Sponsor: La Romita School of Art
Cost: $2,800 per person (double occupancy)
Email: Sandra Iafrate
Phone: (703) 474-2966

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Colored Pencil Adventure
June 21-22, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — Learn the secrets of creating high performance art with Prismacolor Art Pencils. Award winning artist and teacher Richard Drayton will guide students through step-by step techniques and demonstrations that will result in rich blended color and exciting composition and design. Participants can use their own subject matter or photographic reference and projects provided by the instructor. Artists of all levels will enjoy expanding the boundaries of creative expression with this remarkably versatile medium. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Richard Drayton, www.richarddrayton.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $275
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Expressive and Fantasy Landscape Online Course
June 21 - August 1, 2014 — Taught by artist/teacher Bet Borgeson. Course is appropriate for fine art or illustration in any medium. Learn to express feeling and mood in your landscapes. Then go a step further by exploring how aspects of fantasy can bring a new inventiveness to your artwork. Includes 6 weekly lessons, additional instruction and support by Borgeson on a one-to-one basis, and two unique and insightful critiques of your artwork. Bet Borgeson is a master teacher, has taught workshops across the U.S. for 15 years, and online courses for 15 years. She also authored The Colored Pencil, the first book on this medium internationally, as well as other books exploring art technique and principles. Artwork at right by Borgeson. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Bet Borgeson

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Master Class at The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland
June 21 - July 5, 2014 (9am - 5pm with studio access 24/7) — Painting opportunity in Ireland. Master Class, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation : An opportunity for a select group of nine artists to spend two weeks in rural Ireland painting, drawing, and printmaking with renowned artists Randall Exon & Jeffery Reed, who will provide individualized instruction and criticism. Plein aire excursions and varied studio methods/workshops will provide the format for an intensive learning experience. Accommodation, meals, use of The Ballinglen Facilities, backup of staff, use of a shared studio. Visit website


Location: Ballycastle, Co Mayo, Ireland
Instructor: Professors Randall Exon & Jeffrey Reed
Sponsor: The Ballinglen Arts Foundation
Cost: $3,500
Email: Una Forde
Phone: +353 96 43184

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Frida Style Self Portrait!
June 22-28, 2014 — No art experience needed. Discover your inner "Frida", your exotic exuberant self. Free your creativity enjoy the process! Engage all your creative juices: writing, mediation, collage, painting. Uncover your innate resilience and find new ways to experience life’s beauty! Get in touch with inner wisdom and expand your imagination. Workshop is offered in the beautiful San Miguel de Allende Mexico. Also called "The Heart of Mexico". This little colonial town with big personality is a Heaven for painters, writers and photographers. Enjoy the bright colors of Mexico, the architecture, shopping and food. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allend, Mexico
Instructor: CristianaMarinescu painter art therapist
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: Starts at $990.00 double, $1200 single
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Teen Studios: Mixed Media: Experimental Drawing + Collage (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
June 23-27, 2014 (1-4pm) — The art of collage is defined as creating an artistic composition utilizing various materials (such as paper, cloth, or wood) which are affixed to a surface and sometimes embellished with ink or paint. Through hands-on exercises using traditional drawing and mixed media, students will explore materials and methods in new ways to inspire new ideas and help develop an individually unique style, while gaining practical experience with the use of graphite, ink, markers, watercolor, charcoal, colored pencils and oil pastels. This is a fast paced, fun, and exciting studio for teens of all skill levels. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Steven Strenk
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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"Coastal Colored Pencil"
June 23-27, 2014 (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, an experienced workshop instructor and author of the books Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil, will guide the class through techniques for both "traditional" (wax-based or vegetable oil-based) colored pencils and watersoluble colored pencils. Kristy will provide numerous demonstrations, a supportive, informative atmosphere, and generous take-home sample products. The Acadia Workshop Center is well-designed, beautifully lit, and director Gail Ribas makes every student feel like a welcome guest. 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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Teen Studios: The Art of the Graphic Novel (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
June 23-27, 2014 (1-4pm) — Learn to illustrate your original stories through techniques combining pictures and words. Fiction, Fantasy, Humor, Biography, Horror, Fairy Tales or Legends; the way we understand and tell stories today is evolving. Do you possess the mind and hand to create ideas and stories that change the future of storytelling? Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Michael White, www.michaelwhiteart.biz
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Teen Studios: Visual Development: Character Design (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
June 23-27, 2014 (9am-noon) — This class is for anyone who loves to draw characters, regardless of skill level. Through fun exercises that strengthen your conceptual ability and skills, create and develop many characters: humans, animals, super heroes, and characters for video games, illustrations, and more. Begin to develop a character layout sheet or comic strip. This class is very helpful in preparing for The Art of Graphic Novel. Brainstorming of story and ideas will be emphasized. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Michael White, www.michaelwhiteart.biz
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Teen Studios: Drawing II (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
June 23-27, 2014 (9am-noon) — Strengthen your drawing skills and build your visual vocabulary with a focus on mark making, composition, form and space. Using graphite, pen & ink, and charcoal, practice applying the principles of design functions through the organization of the elements of design. Production and presentation will be discussed. Prerequisite: Drawing I (see class offered June 16-20). Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Jeffery Cornwell, www.jefferycornwell.com
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Teen Studios: Exploring Figure Drawing (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
June 23-27, 2014 (1-4pm) — This classical drawing course develops the student's figure drawing skills through the study of proportion, anatomy, gesture, figure/space relationship, value and line quality. Students will explore various techniques and materials drawing from the live (clothed) model. Experiment with different drawing materials and creative approaches in this high-energy class. A must have for future animators! Prerequisite: Drawing I (see class offered June 16-20) or Concept Sketching (see class offered June 16-20), or equivalent. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Kevin Costello, www.kevincostelloart.com
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $210
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Expressive Figure Drawing
June 23-27, 2014 (9am-5pm) — Learn to draw the human figure using traditional and contemporary approaches, including techniques of chiaroscuro, cross-hatching and basic color theory. Become familiar with charcoal, graphite, and pastel, and begin to develop a personal visual language. All levels welcome. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Colleen O'Donnell
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Non-Credit, Half-Day $315
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Activating Negative Space
June 24-27, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — Through drawing, collage and painting on paper, students will be guided through an exciting hands on process of learning the key lesson of modern art - activating the negative space - to create images that are both representational and dynamically abstract. One day of intensive drawing from still life and one day of collage will then lead to two days of painting with a model. These final sessions will be playful events of integrating ideas and techniques from the first two days into new works where the figure is an element of a composition rather than a complete "subject matter" in itself. Step-by-step projects will lead to surprising results in an atmosphere of fun and discovery. Lots of individual attention provided. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Vince Fazio, VinceFazio.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $500 (includes models fees and all materials)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Amalfi Landscape Painting Workshop
June 25 - July 2, 2014 (9 to 4:30pm) — Our 14th year in Amalfi. Plein air painting on the beautiful Amalfi Coast, a World Heritage Site offering a unique artistic challenge & historic perspective on this magnificent region. It is the perfect venue for a painter. 7 nights, 8 days at our seaside 4 star hotel, all rooms with sea view, private bath. Breakfast each day; 2 lunches & 5 dinners included. 6 1/2 days of one-on-one art instruction, demonstration & critiques. Work in oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels or graphite. Paint in Ravello, Amalfi, Positano, Capri. Private car land transfers to Ravello, ferry boats to Positano & Capri. Workshop Price: $3,175 artist / non-painting guest, $2,775; Single room supplement: $375. Visit website


Location: Amalfi, Italy
Instructor: Sam D'Ambruoso
Sponsor: D'Ambruoso Studios
Cost: $3,175/artist; $2,575/artist guest
Email: Sam D'Ambruoso
Phone: 203-758-9660

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Expressive Figure Drawing
June 26-28, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Figure drawing is more fun and less difficult if you've got the right tools. Work from a live model using the finest European drawing and painting materials provided to the class by Savoire Faire. Gain observational skills and develop eye-hand coordination as you learn to draw the figure with courage, freshness, and freedom. Use multiple media - including bamboo pens, acrylic gouaches, and conte crayons - in your drawings. Learn accessible and expressive ways to draw the figure. Bill demonstrates mixed media techniques using a wide range of materials. He provides ample time at your workspace to guide and promote your progress. Bill encourages you to learn a lot and have a fun time in his workshop. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Bill Buchman, FigureDrawing.org
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $425 + model fee, Non-Members: $450 + model fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Sketching & Painting the Outdoor Landscape
June 27-29, 2014 (10am - 4pm) — This class is designed to ease you into the art of "plein air" painting. En plein air is a French phrase meaning simply, "in open air". Painting outdoors, on location allows us to create expressive landscape paintings that reflect the multi-sensory experience of being "in open air". This class will focus on the unique experience and wonderful inspiration that comes from painting plein air. The quality and intensity of light can change rapidly and dramatically, even on a bright summer afternoon. During this workshop, we'll work first in our sketchbooks, recording impressions of the changing light and its effect on the landscape. Watercolor is perfect for quickly capturing fleeting impressions of light and landscape. Visit website


Location: Salem, NY
Instructor: Tony Conner
Sponsor: Salem Art Works
Cost: $180
Email: Jenny Hillenbrand
Phone: 518.854.7674

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Master Class with Patricia Traub: Avian Drawing
June 27-29, 2014 (9am-5pm) — The monumental paintings of Patricia Traub, esteemed PAFA faculty member, were recently the subject of an article in Artist's Magazine. Join her in this unique workshop to draw live birds and learn anatomy, feather structure, and Old Master drawing techniques. We begin with a lecture on basic bird anatomy, followed by a drawing class working from live birds both seed-eating and raptors. Students will concentrate on drawing the gesture, observing movement and form of the animal. Students will learn how to simplify feathers and bring important areas of the drawing to a more completed stage. This class includes visits to the PAFA permanent collection to view paintings or drawings depicting birds or other animals and to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Patricia Traub
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $650
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Getting Started in Colored Pencil
June 28 - August 8, 2014 — 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 - you set the pace. Learn essential techniques and art principles needed for working skillfully with today's modern colored pencil. Includes textbook, 6 lessons, hands-on drawing assignments, on-going personal instruction as well as two full critiques by Bet. Start any day of the week! Visit the student gallery on her web site - you'll be impressed by the quality of the artwork. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Ms. Bet Borgeson

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PreCollege Perspective 2014 (ages 16-18)
June 29 - July 26, 2014 — Jump start your future and see for yourself what it's like to study, live and create at one of the nation's most prestigious colleges of art and design. For more than 20 years, the Ringling College of Art and Design has offered talented high school students a chance to live the art school experience and take on a college-level visual arts curriculum with in-depth studio instruction in five fundamental art and design courses, immersion workshops in chosen areas of study, and exciting social activities. Students from around the country and abroad come together to study the arts in a four-week intensive, residential program while earning college credit. They live together, learn together, and experience a summer of discovery, growth and exploration. Early application is advised. PreCollege Perspective is popular! Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8866

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Colored Pencil: Building Color That Works!
July 5 - August 15, 2014 — Start any day of the week. Learn a natural and intuitive way to build color quickly. This eye-opening online course led by artist/author Bet Borgeson allows you to apply color swiftly that can boldly project across a room, or can be quietly complex and nuance-filled. Using her simple straightforward techniques can bring a new spontaneity to your colored pencil artwork. This 6-week course includes her book "Basic Colored Pencil Techniques," weekly lessons, hands-on assignments, additional one-on-one instruction by Borgeson, and two in-depth and illustrated critiques. Borgeson is the author of several best-selling colored pencil instruction books. She has been offering an online teaching program since 1999. Art at right is by current student Eva Bushman. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Ms. Bet Borgeson

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Tween Studios: Foundation Studio (for students entering 6th-9th grades)
July 7-18, 2014 (Mon-Fri, 9am-noon) — Learn about observational drawing and the design process by working on two- and three-dimensional projects in which you examine and interpret everyday objects and places in new ways. Students are introduced to traditional and non-traditional methods and media, and approach drawing as a means for storytelling and representation. This is an energetic two-week workshop that will challenge students creatively and aid in developing critical thinking and problem solving skills. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Nick Wozniak
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $345
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Teen Studios: Illustration and Design (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
July 7-11, 2014 (1-4pm) — Design is everywhere around you - on posters, websites, T-shirts, and even candy wrappers! Illustrate what's in your imagination, and make your work visually POP. This hands-on course will be held in a traditional studio, where students focus on learning creative problem solving techniques while building the basics of rendering with line to discover how composition, form and proportion work together to illustrate and design successful logos, tattoo designs, music posters, and more. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Michael White, www.michaelwhiteart.biz
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Teen Studios: Drawing I (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
July 7-11, 2014 (9am-noon) — Exploring a variety of drawing media students learn fundamental drawing techniques and gain a working knowledge of the basic elements and principles of design such as line, shape, perspective, proportion, volume, and composition. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Jeffery Cornwell, www.jefferycornwell.com
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Cityscape
July 7-11, 2014 (9am-5pm) — Capture breathtaking views of the cityscape from the Hamilton Building windows and sunlit deck overlooking Philadelphia City Hall and points east. Fundamentals will be stressed including line quality, tone, composition, perspective, design, proportion, and space. Students may draw and paint in a variety of media, including oil, watercolor, pastels and drawing materials. All levels welcome. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Douglas Martenson, www.douglasmartenson.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Non-Credit, Half-Day $315
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Teen Studios: Visual Development: Character Design (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
July 14-18, 2014 (9am-noon) — This class is for anyone who loves to draw characters, regardless of skill level. Through fun exercises that strengthen your conceptual ability and skills, create and develop many characters: humans, animals, super heroes, and characters for video games, illustrations, and more. Begin to develop a character layout sheet or comic strip. This class is very helpful in preparing for The Art of Graphic Novel. Brainstorming of story and ideas will be emphasized. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Michael White, www.michaelwhiteart.biz
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Figure Drawing and Sculpture
July 7-11, 2014 (9am-5pm) — Comprehension of gesture is an important compositional principle and is crucial to rendering the human figure in art. Explore the movement and the rhythmic arrangement of forms that constitute gesture through both drawing and sculpture. Students will make short and fast studies in charcoal, brush and ink, palette knife and black paint, and torn paper collage, working towards studies in clay and direct plaster, and explore scale by working in a broad range of sizes. Historical references to understand figure gesture will include classical Greek sculpture, Baroque spiral complexity and Beaux Arts sense of movement. Clay figure sculptures will be fired. Lab fee of $20. All levels welcome. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Steve Nocella, www.stevennocella.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Non-Credit, Half-Day $315
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Botanical Drawing and Painting
July 7-11, 2014 (9am-5pm) — Explore flowers and other natural forms, beginning with line and value drawing and progressing to full-color rendering in watercolor and mixed media. Topics will include sighting techniques, line quality, tone and value, creation of depth, composition, texture, and basic color. All levels welcome. Materials fee of $10. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Linda Gist
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Lab Fee $10
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Advanced Anatomical Drawing
July 7 - August 4, 2014 (Mondays, 9am-5pm) — This course is for students who have a working knowledge of anatomy and want to improve their skills to an advanced level. Lectures will focus on the skeletal structure, the origins and insertions of muscle, and how they together influence human form. Old master drawings will be analyzed to support lecture content and to aid understanding as to how anatomical knowledge has been used expressively. Students will draw directly from the skeleton as well as from the life model. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: John Horn
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Non-Credit, Half-Day $315
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Teen Studios: Visual Development: Concept Sketching (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
July 7-11, 2014 (9am-noon) — Concept sketching is a form of illustration used to express an idea to be used in (but not limited to) video games, animation, or comic books as the ideas for a final product are in the development. Concept art is also referred to as visual development and/or concept design and can also be used in developing retail design, set design, car design, fashion design, architectural design and industrial design. We'll explore how we can use concept sketching on a number of different types of projects from a logo to a layout and even a character or environment design. This fun class is helpful to those interested in Character Design, Illustration and Design, The Art of the Graphic Novel, and Experimental Animation Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Michael White, www.michaelwhiteart.biz
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Drawing for High School Students
July 7-11, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Develop your perception and drawing skills through observation, demonstration and critique. Draw from the still-life and the portrait model in a range of materials including graphite, charcoal and conté crayon. The class will visit the PAFA Museum and Vaults and the Philadelphia Museum of Art to view master drawings and discuss drawing in a contemporary and art historical context. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Roger Chavez, www.rogerchavez.yolasite.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $395
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Drawing Fundamentals
July 8 - August 5, 2014 (Tuesdays, 9am-5pm) — If you've never drawn before, or your skills are a little rusty, then this class is for you. Drawing is a valuable way of recording your thoughts and impressions. Acquire grounding in the basics so you can draw what you see with confidence. Study the still life, cityscape, human figure, and other subjects to master the drawing elements - shape, contour line, composition, light and shadow, texture and perspective. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Phyllis Gellmin Laver
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Non-Credit, Half-Day $315
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Getting Started in Colored Pencil
July 8 - August 28, 2014 — 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 - you set the pace. Learn essential techniques and art principles needed for working skillfully with today's modern colored pencil. Includes textbook, 6 lessons, hands-on drawing assignments, on-going personal instruction as well as two full critiques by Bet. Start any day of the week! Visit the student gallery on her web site - you'll be impressed by the quality of the artwork. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Ms. Bet Borgeson

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Portrait Study: Two and Three-Dimensional
July 8 - August 5, 2014 (Tuesdays, 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. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: John Horn
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Non-Credit, Half-Day $315
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Paris 2014
July 9-14, 2014 — July 9th to July 14th Paris, France with Artist Sharon Rusch Shaver- Louvre Museum, The Moulin Rouge, inspired creativity on the historic Left Bank, 3 star accommodations, private en-suite room, stated meals, all transfers and artists painting en plein air. Visit website


Location: Paris, France
Instructor: Sharon Rusch Shaver
Sponsor: Artists, Writers and Explorer Excursions
Cost: $3,275
Email: Sharon Rusch Shaver
Phone: 615-579-8841

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The Extended Pose
July 9 - August 6, 2014 (Wednesdays, 9am-5pm) — Draw or paint the figure from a life model in a single pose for the entire course. Work with the instructor to tailor exercises that address individual interests including the development of 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. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Renee P. Foulks
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Non-Credit, Half-Day $315
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Life Drawing
July 11 - August 8, 2014 (Fridays, 9am-5pm) — Advance your drawings of the human figure through strengthened awareness of anatomical structure and potential for visual impact. Study anatomy and muscular structure to boost your understanding of the underlying forms, while learning to incorporate a variety of materials and approaches to create more expressive drawings. Contemporary and historic images will serve as examples and inspiration to produce more individual drawings. Open to all levels. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Neil di Sabato
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Non-Credit, Half-Day $315
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Colored Pencil: Beginning Landscape Online Course
July 12 - August 22, 2014 — Begin any day of the week. This engaging online course offers a solid beginning in landscape. Study with artist/author Bet Borgeson, a teacher of drawing and painting for over 25 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 lessons, drawing assignments, additional personal instruction by Borgeson and two illustrated critiques of your work. Her online format (established 1999) allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your own environment. Please visit her student galleries to see what other students have done. Art by Borgeson. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Bet Borgeson

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Renaissance Drawing Techniques
July 12 - August 9, 2014 (Saturdays, 9am-5pm) — The invention of perspective and the introduction of paper in Europe in the 13th century ushered in the heights of Renaissance drawing. Draw from PAFA's renowned cast collection and from the costumed model, and learn classical drawing techniques specifically developed to describe three-dimensional form. Work in charcoal, conté crayon and chalks, as well as pen-and-ink wash on toned paper. Schematic and perspective drawings, including compositional drawings for fresco, panel and canvas painting, will also be discussed. All levels welcome. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Robert Waddington
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Non-Credit, Half-Day $315
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Reframing the Ordinary: Drawing on the Street with a Critical Eye
July 12-13, 2014 (9am-5pm) — Designed for intermediate to advanced painters, designers, photographers, architects and anybody who loves to look and draw. Cultivate the perceptual tools of rapid visual summation and notation on location in historic Old City, Philadelphia. Learn to see the ordinary as visually extraordinary, and translate that awareness into drawing. Draw with pencil and other materials using various methods of direct and concise graphic notation. Use the digital camera as a viewfinder and identify how the camera informs and enhances direct perception. Related activities include exercises in memory training and visual muscle development. Work of great masters from the past and present will serve as guides for class activity. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Stuart Shils
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $595
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Sketch the Different Flavors of Montreal...My Home Town!
July 13-20, 2014 (6 hrs instruction per day) — Plein air sketching & journaling with watercolors or the medium of your choice. 4 different packages are offered, with Early Bird rates in all of them. Full details (and examples of my work) are available at www.helenKbeacham.com. We'll sketch a different part of Montreal each day! Come with me! Visit website


Location: Montreal, Canada
Instructor: Helen K. Beacham
Sponsor: Helen K. Beacham Fine Art
Cost: $1300 U.S., all inclusive (but 4 tiers available)
Email: Helen K. Beacham
Phone: 843-871-5637

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Studio Painting & Drawing
July 13-19, 2014 (Monday-Friday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm) — This representational painting and drawing course is designed to enhance the student's skills in observation and execution of convincing, three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional surface. Emphasis will also be given to composition, color, atmosphere and the play of light on a subject within its environment. Both dry and wet media will be used. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Little Switzerland, NC
Instructor: Matteo Caloiaro, www.caloiaro.com
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $395 + lodging fees
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Teen Studios: The Art of the Graphic Novel (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
July 14-18, 2014 (1-4pm) — Learn to illustrate your original stories through techniques combining pictures and words. Fiction, Fantasy, Humor, Biography, Horror, Fairy Tales or Legends; the way we understand and tell stories today is evolving. Do you possess the mind and hand to create ideas and stories that change the future of storytelling? Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Michael White, www.michaelwhiteart.biz
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Teen Studios: Landscape Painting and Drawing (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
July 14-18, 2014 (9am-noon) — Keep your natural curiosity alive by developing an understanding of the interrelated elements of organic and architectural (geometric) form and color in the world of nature. Working on site in the landscape, you will learn simple techniques using water-soluble colored pencil, graphite pencil, watercolor and ink on paper. Attention will be given to the individual interests and emerging style of each student. Through this course you will grow and renew your appreciation of how art can inspire and improve how we express who we are. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. Note: Students enrolling in this course will be working outdoors and must be capable of independently traversing the landscape on foot with their supplies. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Kevin Costello, www.kevincostelloart.com
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Teen Studios: Drawing II (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
July 14-18, 2014 (9am-noon) — Strengthen your drawing skills and build your visual vocabulary with a focus on mark making, composition, form and space. Using graphite, pen & ink, and charcoal, practice applying the principles of design functions through the organization of the elements of design. Production and presentation will be discussed. Prerequisite: Drawing I (see classes offered June 16-20 and July 7-11). Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Jeffery Cornwell, www.jefferycornwell.com
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Drawing and Painting with the iPad (for Adults and Teens)
July 14-25, 2014 (Mon-Fri, 1-4pm) — Some technological tools are game-changers - such is the case with the iPad. Participants in this workshop will be introduced to various drawing and painting approaches using touch screen technology, inexpensive apps, and fingers and/or styluses to create. Work can be exported and modified as picture files and then printed and further manipulated, or uploaded to websites, blogs and other digital locations. With a focus on drawing and painting from observation, this course is designed for the artist who wishes to develop or improve their observational skills and, at the same time, learn a new technology that revolutionizes drawing and painting approaches. Prior drawing experience is required. Beginner through advanced iPad skill levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Octavio Perez
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $385
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Drawing and Illustrating in Adobe Illustrator (for Adults and Teens)
July 14-25, 2014 (Mon-Fri, 9am-noon) — Learn Adobe Illustrator, the industry standard, through projects ranging from basic tracing of personal drawings to fully finished vector illustrations. Students are directed step-by-step on how to use the many components of Illustrator. By the end of this course students use the software as comfortably as they would a pencil. Basic drawing skills required. Basic Macintosh computer skills required (see class offered on June 7th: Intro to the Macintosh). Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Bonnie Hammer, www.hammerized.com
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $385
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Drawing for Comics and Animation (for High School Students)
July 14-18, 2014 (9am-4pm) — If you love animated shows, comic books and newspaper strips, anime and manga, superhero or alternative comics, this class is for you. Learn step-by-step cartooning basics so you can create characters, tell a story from life or imagination, build a portfolio or just do a funny or cool drawing. Receive valuable insight on the comic book and animation industry. Visit website


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

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"Lush and Lively Colored Pencil"
July 15-18, 2014 (9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.) — The majestic Oregon coast is calling! Kristy Kutch, author and longtime workshop instructor, invites you for four fascinating days, exploring the remarkable range of colored pencil techniques. Waxy/oily and watersoluble colored pencils, plus watercolor crayons, will be featured, even 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. Classes are held (ocean-view classroom) at Newport Visual Arts Center. (Contact Kristy to register, not the Visual Arts Center.) Kristy Kutch is the author of the book Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and the upcoming book The New Colored Pencil. Fee includes welcome lunch. Visit website


Location: Newport, OR
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Kristy Kutch Colored Pencil Workshops
Cost: $275
Email: Kristy Kutch
Phone: 219-874-4688

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Perspective Drawing Mini-Workshop
July 15, 2014 (1:45-4:45 pm) — Achieve a newfound sense of depth in your drawings and paintings. In this hands-on, step-by-step workshop we will cover basic perspective concepts and practical techniques including vanishing points and horizon lines, to learn how to represent three-dimensional images on a two-dimensional picture plane. This is an excellent complement for all painters, printmakers, figure artists, mixed media artists, as well as anyone interested in the techniques of perspective drawing. Beginner and experienced artists are welcome! Visit website


Location: Little Switzerland, NC
Instructor: Matteo Caloiaro, www.caloiaro.com
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $55
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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3-Day Rethinking the Figure
July 18-20, 2014 (10AM-5PM) — This intensive figure drawing workshop will address the method of drawing as practiced by the Repin Academy of Arts. The focus will be on exploring how the knowledge of anatomy, form and movement influence how we perceive the figure. In this class the students will be studying the human form as a set of interconnected anatomical elements, which should allow for a greater freedom in prioritizing the most important elements of the drawing while leaving the rest understated. The class will consist of a long pose figure drawing that will span the full length of the workshop. Visit website


Location: Los Angeles, CA
Instructor: Iliya Mirochnik
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $395
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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Summer Academy for Teachers: PAFA in Your Classroom
July 21-25, 2014 (9am-4pm) — The Summer Academy for Teachers is designed to renew and invigorate teachers as well as provide a reserve of project ideas for the new school year and personal artistic practice. Study painting strategies, drawing concepts, printmaking and sculpture methods, and learn ways to use them in the classroom. Visit the PAFA Museum and Vaults and select off-site locations to connect educational ideas with art projects and demonstrations. Learn new artistic methods and study powerful design and educational theories while you collect ideas for classroom projects. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Charles Muldowney
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $505, Non-Credit $395
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Expressive Drawing in Pen and Ink
July 21-23, 2014 (9am-4pm) — The permanence of pen and ink drawing might seem daunting, but with practice and Maren's guidance, become more confident and proficient in the elegant art of pen and ink drawing. Employ expressive techniques including hatching, cross-hatching, scribbles, and other mark-making. Learn to use pen and ink to draw various items, such as water, sky, foliage, and buildings. Paint transparent watercolor over one or more of your drawings to emphasize key areas and add dimension. Maren shares famous pen and ink drawings by master artists and illustrators for inspiration. Create several drawings of still-life setups, landscapes, and other subjects of your choosing. Expect to create one or two polished drawings by the close of the workshop. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Maren Larsen, MarenLarsen.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $325, Non-Members: $350
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Teen Studios: Visual Development: Character Design (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
July 21-25, 2014 (9am-noon) — This class is for anyone who loves to draw characters, regardless of skill level. Through fun exercises that strengthen your conceptual ability and skills, create and develop many characters: humans, animals, super heroes, and characters for video games, illustrations, and more. Begin to develop a character layout sheet or comic strip. This class is very helpful in preparing for The Art of Graphic Novel. Brainstorming of story and ideas will be emphasized. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Michael White, www.michaelwhiteart.biz
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Luminous, Lusterous Colored Pencil
July 21-23, 2014 (10:00am - 4:00pm, one hour for lunch) — Expand upon the tremendous "pointed potential" of colored pencil! Kristy Kutch, author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil, has taught over 200 colored pencil workshops nationwide. She provides an informative and enjoyable atmosphere. There will be demonstrations, individual attention with many materials to sample. Visit website


Location: Springfield, OR
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Emerald Art Center
Cost: $255
Email: Paula Goodbar
Phone: 541-726-8595

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Teen Studios: The Art of the Graphic Novel (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
July 21-25, 2014 (1-4pm) — Learn to illustrate your original stories through techniques combining pictures and words. Fiction, Fantasy, Humor, Biography, Horror, Fairy Tales or Legends; the way we understand and tell stories today is evolving. Do you possess the mind and hand to create ideas and stories that change the future of storytelling? Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Michael White, www.michaelwhiteart.biz
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Teen Studios: Exploring Figure Drawing (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
July 21-25, 2014 (1-4pm) — This classical drawing course develops the student's figure drawing skills through the study of proportion, anatomy, gesture, figure/space relationship, value and line quality. Students will explore various techniques and materials drawing from the live (clothed) model. Experiment with different drawing materials and creative approaches in this high-energy class. A must have for future animators! Prerequisite: Drawing I (see class offered June 16-20) or Concept Sketching (see class offered June 16-20), or equivalent. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Kevin Costello, www.kevincostelloart.com
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $210
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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"Luminous, Lustrous Colored Pencil"
July 21-23, 2014 (10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.) — Expand upon the "pointed potential" of colored pencil! Kristy Kutch, author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil, The New Colored Pencil, and the artist in the DVD Colored Pencil Landscapes- Beyond the Basics, 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 beautifully 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: $225 Emerald Art Center members; $255 for non-members
Email: Evelyn Molloy
Phone: 541-726-8595

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Tween Studios: Mixed Media: Experimental Drawing + Collage (for students entering 6th-9th grades)
July 21-25, 2014 (1-4pm) — The art of collage is defined as creating an artistic composition utilizing various materials (such as paper, cloth, or wood) which are affixed to a surface and sometimes embellished with ink or paint. Through hands-on exercises using traditional drawing and mixed media, students will explore materials and methods in new ways to inspire new ideas and help develop an individually unique style, while gaining practical experience with the use of graphite, ink, markers, watercolor, charcoal, colored pencils and oil pastels. This is a fast paced, fun, and exciting studio for teens of all skill levels. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Nick Wozniak
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Teen Studios: Drawing III (for students entering 9th-12th grades)
July 21-25, 2014 (9am-noon) — Learn through practice and build your understanding of fine art drawing as a preparatory tool for painting, sculpture and printmaking as well as character and environment development for animated digital applications. Using skills learned in Drawing I and II, you will work on drawings with flexible guidelines and be encouraged to think critically in relation to the spontaneous form and substance drawing offers to describing objective observation and your thought and emotion. Prerequisites: Drawing I and II. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Kevin Costello, www.kevincostelloart.com
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $195
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Perspective Drawing Mini-Workshop
July 22, 2014 (1:45-4:45 pm) — Achieve a newfound sense of depth in your drawings and paintings. In this hands-on, step-by-step workshop we will cover basic perspective concepts and practical techniques including vanishing points and horizon lines, to learn how to represent three-dimensional images on a two-dimensional picture plane. This is an excellent complement for all painters, printmakers, figure artists, mixed media artists, as well as anyone interested in the techniques of perspective drawing. Beginner and experienced artists are welcome! Visit website


Location: Little Switzerland, NC
Instructor: Matteo Caloiaro, www.caloiaro.com
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $55
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Expressive and Fantasy Landscape Online Course
July 26 - September 5, 2014 — Taught by artist/teacher Bet Borgeson. Course is appropriate for fine art or illustration in any medium. Learn to express feeling and mood in your landscapes. Then go a step further by exploring how aspects of fantasy can bring a new inventiveness to your artwork. Includes 6 weekly lessons, additional instruction and support by Borgeson on a one-to-one basis, and two unique and insightful critiques of your artwork. Bet Borgeson is a master teacher, has taught workshops across the U.S. for 15 years, and online courses for 15 years. She also authored The Colored Pencil, the first book on this medium internationally, as well as other books exploring art technique and principles. Artwork at right by Borgeson. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Bet Borgeson

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The Architecture of Light
July 28 - August 1, 2014 — The theme of this workshop is finding the dialogue between the architecture of man and the architecture of nature, and how to see compositions in the most grand and most humble of scenes. You will also cover the basics of perspective composition and fundamentals of drawing, and see how these basics are the root of a successful painting. Simple black and white pencil sketches from site observation, or photographs will be completed, and you will discuss how the three basic values, black/white/grey can be arranged to form the basis of a final watercolor painting. You will explore exercises that highlight the depiction of skies, water, architecture, landscapes and atmospheric conditions. Tom will provide individual attention for all students. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Thomas Schaller
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $675
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

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The Spirit of Sumi-e: An Introduction
July 28-31, 2014 (9am-4pm) — The Asian art form of Sumi-e utilizes the simple tools of black ink, a bamboo brush, and Asian paper to create works of outstanding beauty in a few meaningful strokes. Sumi-e's accompanying ancient philosophy is equally spare: to leave behind the essence of something good for those who follow. Karen will teach you the basics of the art form - including brush control - that strives to express a subject's spirit. Through guided group and individual exercises, and one-on-one instruction, learn to master a gesture without apprehension or second thoughts. Complete several succinct compositions, working towards the goal of a minimum of strokes to convey meaning. Karen will also provide a glimpse into Sumi-e's philosophy through simple exercises and stories. Visit website


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

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Why the Model?
August 1-3, 2014 (10-4) — How to use the model and not be a slave to it in your art work. Three-hour morning session with the model followed by three-hour session working on drawings and ideas in any media. Bill Flynn received a Diploma from the Museum School, where he also took graduate courses. He was a long time faculty member at the Museum School as well. He has exhibited in Boston and New York and teaches master workshops throughout New England. Visit website


Location: Cohasset, MA
Instructor: Bill Flynn
Sponsor: South Shore Art Center
Cost: $450M $500NM
Email: Sarah Hannan
Phone: 781-383-2787

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Getting Started in Colored Pencil
August 2 - September 12, 2014 — 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 - you set the pace. Learn essential techniques and art principles needed for working skillfully with today's modern colored pencil. Includes textbook, 6 lessons, hands-on drawing assignments, on-going personal instruction as well as two full critiques by Bet. Start any day of the week! Visit the student gallery on her web site - you'll be impressed by the quality of the artwork. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Ms. Bet Borgeson

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Colored Pencil: Building Color That Works!
August 9 - September 19, 2014 — Start any day of the week. Learn a natural and intuitive way to build color quickly. This eye-opening online course led by artist/author Bet Borgeson allows you to apply color swiftly that can boldly project across a room, or can be quietly complex and nuance-filled. Using her simple straightforward techniques can bring a new spontaneity to your colored pencil artwork. This 6-week course includes her book "Basic Colored Pencil Techniques," weekly lessons, hands-on assignments, additional one-on-one instruction by Borgeson, and two in-depth and illustrated critiques. Borgeson is the author of several best-selling colored pencil instruction books. She has been offering an online teaching program since 1999. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Ms. Bet Borgeson

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Drawing Ch'i
August 11-15, 2014 (9am-5pm) — Designed for those with drawing experience who desire to improve their drawing skills and elevate their artistic expression. Learn to recognize ch'i, or energy, as you draw the human figure with pencil, charcoal, conté and ink. Begin to sense ch'i, in lines, space, and chiaroscuro; see color in black and white drawing; and understand the effects of changing light, pressure, and media. Achieve a spiritually profound artistic expression through a new understanding of ch'i, soul, and spirit. Includes demonstration, discussion of master artists' drawings and critique. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Yasuji Paul Hamanaka, www.myartmuseum.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Non-Credit, Half-Day $315
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Colored Pencil: Beginning Landscape Online Course
August 16 - September 26, 2014 — Begin any day of the week. This engaging online course offers a solid beginning in landscape. Study with artist/author Bet Borgeson, a teacher of drawing and painting for over 25 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 lessons, drawing assignments, additional personal instruction by Borgeson and two illustrated critiques of your work. Her online format (established 1999) allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your own environment. Please visit her student galleries to see what other students have done. Art by Borgeson. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Bet Borgeson

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Urban Calligraphy - Graffiti Inspired Lettering
August 19-20, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Everywhere you see it - unique hand lettering - not out of the can (or a downloaded font). You may think to yourself-how did they do that? Why can't I? Here you'll discover innovative styles of calligraphic lettering using new types of pens and discover how to make cool letters with tools you already have! Hand lettering adds welcome 'hand-made' personality to projects and should be in your toolbox. We'll explore scratchy, scrawled and built up extreme lettering with influences of traditional calligraphy, urban calligraphy and street art. We'll explore graffiti influences with non-toxic, no smell spray tools. Drawing upon the class synergy for ideas, anything could happen. Beginners and kids more than welcome - no lettering experience necessary. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Lisa Engelbrecht
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $255 plus $5 Material Fee
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Beginning Figure Drawing
August 21-23, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Draw the human figure from a live model in a relaxed, encouraging environment. Learn to measure for accurate proportion, simplify, overlap, and determine correct perspective as you construct the figure. By thinking of each pose as a puzzle you can solve by using the right tools, figure drawing is not intimidating, but enjoyable and challenging. Begin each session with a half hour of quick, warm-up sketches followed by a long pose. The emphasis is on the figure in general, and depicting the essence of its pose and proportions. Leave the workshop knowing the fundamental tools of figure drawing, as well as a portfolio of drawings to serve as reference for future works. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Stuart Fullerton, StuartFullerton.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $350 + model fee, Non-Members: $375 + model fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Plein Air Painting in the Mt. Hood National Forest
August 22-23, 2014 (9 AM - 4:30 PM) — Day One - Claudia will show you how to draw and paint a rustic log shelter, towering fir trees, textured tree trunks, lacy undergrowth and rich clumps of green moss. Although we will be working in watercolor the first day, participants are free to choose their medium for Day Two, including pencil, pen and ink, pastels, acrylic, or oils. Claudia can work with you in any of these mediums. Day Two -- we will paint on location (weather permitting) at the historic Barlow Trail Toll Gate location in the Mount Hood National Forest near the Salmon River. This is an excellent opportunity for Sketchbook Journaling or to create a larger Plein Air masterpiece. Visit website


Location: Sandy, OR
Instructor: Claudia Nice
Sponsor: Brightwood Studio
Cost: $235
Email: Claudia Nice
Phone: 503-622-3060

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Travel Sketching
August 25-28, 2014 (9am-4pm) — You love to draw, and you love to travel. How best to combine the two? Learn how to use elements of composition and color values to capture landscapes in your sketchbook. Render basic forms using line and gesture to create spatial depth. Using water-based-pens and colored pencils, create your own travel sketchbooks from inspirational local landscapes and photographic references. Water-soluble sketch pens will be available for purchase from Nina. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Nina Weiss, NinaWeiss.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $400, Non-Members: $425
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Expressive and Fantasy Landscape Online Course
August 30 - October 10, 2014 — Taught by artist/teacher Bet Borgeson. Course is appropriate for fine art or illustration in any medium. Learn to express feeling and mood in your landscapes. Then go a step further by exploring how aspects of fantasy can bring a new inventiveness to your artwork. Includes 6 weekly lessons, additional instruction and support by Borgeson on a one-to-one basis, and two unique and insightful critiques of your artwork. Bet Borgeson is a master teacher, has taught workshops across the U.S. for 15 years, and online courses for 15 years. She also authored The Colored Pencil, the first book on this medium internationally, as well as other books exploring art technique and principles. Artwork at right by former student Teresa Kent. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Ms. Bet Borgeson
Sponsor: Borgeson Studio Online Art Courses
Cost: $190
Email: Bet Borgeson

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Drawing for Dummies
September 8-11, 2014 (2-5pm) — 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's guided exercises and positive coaching make drawing remarkably fun and easy. If you have always wanted to be able to draw, or feel rusty or inadequate with your skills, this class provides the opportunity for you to improve dramatically in a variety of drawing techniques. The only requirements are a few basic supplies and a willingness to try! Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Mynn Lanphier
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $175 + materials fee, Non-Members: $200 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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


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

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Drawing for Dummies Graduate Seminar
September 22-24, 2014 (2-5pm) — Refresh and explore the skills you learned in Mynn's "Drawing for Dummies" class (Sept. 8-11), and then apply them further to render more finished works of art. Working from your own selected photographs, engage in an intensive experience to explore the process of taking a piece from concept to completion. Mynn will review basic concepts from the first class before demonstrating techniques to take you to the next level of your drawing skills. Through her individual coaching and critiques, expect to complete one or more finished drawings with the knowledge of the process it takes to get them there. Students are required to have completed the beginning Drawing For Dummies class. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Mynn Lanphier
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $140 + materials fee, Non-Members: $165 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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"Colored Pencil: Delicate to Dynamic"
September 22-25, 2014 (9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.) — Prepare for 2014 workshop fun in charming Lake Geneva, Wisconsin- post-summer rush but still during the mild September weather. Kristy Kutch, a supportive workshop teacher, is the author of the books Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil. 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 enjoy rooms featuring mini-fridges and microwaves. (Lodging reservations should be made separately: 888-746-7371. Mention this workshop for the discount.) Plan for this memorable fall workshop vacation! Visit website


Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Kristy Kutch Colored Pencil Workshops
Cost: $290
Email: Kristy Kutch
Phone: 219-874-4688

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


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

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Sketching and Absorbing Tuscany
September 24 - October 1, 2014 — This workshop will be about ease and comfort of travel with an emphasis on absorbing the beautiful location of Cortona with excursions to other 'born-to-be painted', Tuscan locations. The idea is to 'travel light' and 'stop to smell the roses'. Participants will be provided with a list of easy to carry supplies. We will focus on how to capture scenes and impressions with sketches, photographs and journals and will share our experiences over wine-accompanied, Tuscan lunches and dinners. Composition and color will be discussed, with the intention of collecting resources for future studio paintings. You will learn how to capture the simple structure of a scene with quick value sketches and color notations. Visit website


Location: Cortona, Italy
Instructor: Lynn Hosegood
Sponsor: Toscana Americana Workshops
Cost: from $2849.00 double all-inclusive (except airfare)
Email: Patrick Mahoney
Phone: 508 254 8265

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Sketching and Painting the Plein Air Landscape
September 27-28, 2014 (9am - 5pm) — This class is designed to ease you into the art of "plein air" painting. En plein air is a French phrase meaning simply, "in open air". This class will focus on the unique experience of painting "en plein air" - both the pleasures and the challenges. Among the skills needed to successfully paint the landscape "en plein air", or on location is the ability to see the landscape, distill and simplify what you see, and eliminate any element that doesn't support your vision. We'll begin by learning to use our sketchbooks to record the impression of the landscape and to quickly capture changing light effects. Visit website


Location: North Bennington, VT
Instructor: Tony Conner
Cost: $185
Email: Tony Conner
Phone: 802-375-5548

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


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

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Pocket Sketching
October 3-5, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Pick up and go! The most portable, no clean-up way to enjoy watercolor on location. Plein air pocket sketching will let you carry your supplies in a fanny pack making it ideal for travel, journaling, bicycling, and café sitting. October in Fish Creek. What's not to like! Join Kath Macaulay for a day in the studio learning about perspective, color, value, and techniques (some from John Singer Sargent). Then sketch fearlessly for two days anywhere, on location, in beautiful Fish Creek. Kath provides guidance, frequent demonstrations, and always supportive, critiques. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kath Macaulay, PocketSketching.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $375, Non-Members: $400
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Introduction to Colored Pencils
October 6-8, 2014 (2-5pm) — Add the element of color to your black & white drawings. Learn the fundamentals of working with colored pencils - a medium that has become much more sophisticated and versatile than the sets you may remember from grade school. Work from observed forms (still life) or use photographs as a source to translate the colors and light of nature into your renderings. Start with exercises designed to explore the range of possibilities in blending, layering, and texture, to discover the effects of using different surfaces and tonal backgrounds. Practice various techniques and complete a more involved, finished piece. Mynn provides guidance and a variety of papers; you need a good set of pencils, a sketchbook, and a willingness to try something new! Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Mynn Lanphier
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $175 + materials fee, Non-Members: $200 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Sketchbook Journaling
October 10-11, 2014 (9 AM - 4:30 PM) — If you've ever wanted to capture those memorable moments in life, and set them between the pages of a sketchbook journal, this is the class for you. Using pencil, pen and watercolor, participants will learn how to depict scenery, buildings, and close-up objects using simple techniques. In this beginner friendly class, artistic talent is not a prerequisite. As the weather allows, we will take short walks in the Mt Hood National Forest to sketch and collect bits of nature to draw in the comfort of the studio. Visit website


Location: Sandy, OR
Instructor: Claudia Nice
Sponsor: Brightwood Studio
Cost: $235
Email: Claudia Nice
Phone: 503-622-3060

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Pocket Sketching
October 10-13, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — Whether you're a raw beginner or a professional, Pocket Sketching is perfect for you. The format is only 4 x 6 inches and can go anywhere. In a café, on the subway, even in a waiting room! Absolutely portable, the watercolor supplies fit in a fanny pack or purse. Pocket Sketching teaches you to capture in 25 minutes or less that which captivated your attention. Why do your trip photographs never look like what you remember? The camera can't have your one-of- a-kind reaction to what you saw: only you can express what you felt and saw. When you're accomplished, this becomes a meditation with your subject, (for the painter, a source from which to paint in the studio). Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Kath Macaulay, www.pocketsketching.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $450
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Words Love Pictures: Writing & Illustrating Children's Books
October 13-16, 2014 (9am-4pm) — When words and pictures work together to tell a story, there isn't any art form that is more exciting! Especially when the marriage of the two takes place in a children's picture book. Learn what it takes to get a story ready to send to a potential publisher or to be self-published. Bring a story or choose one in class. Create a storyboard, build a 32 page dummy book, and complete one final illustration using your favorite medium. Learn which moments in the story make the best illustrations as well as techniques to make the plot more exciting. Discover how point of view helps define a character, explore how light and color effect the mood of a piece, and create an environment for your characters. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Rick Chrustowski, RickChrustowski.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $425, Non-Members: $450
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Nature Sketching & Journaling
October 25-26, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — In her signature "Nature Sketching & Journaling" class, Elaine, an award winning storyboard and botanical artist, will demonstrate a variety of drawing and annotation techniques. Step by step instruction will guide you from the first stroke to a finished sketch. A portfolio of information and exercises and a field kit of tools including graphite and watercolor pencils will be explored within a 4"x6" sketchbook all included in the class fee. An artist's sketchbook becomes an encyclopedia of creative thought and images. Elaine Hultgren is a certified botanical artist and illustrator and is an instructor at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix Arizona and has several years of experience teaching nature sketching and journaling as well as botanical drawing and watercolor. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Elaine Hultgren
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $250
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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"More Painting with Watercolor, Pen and Ink"
November 6-8, 2014 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm) — Claudia has authored or contributed to over thirty successful books, including "Creating Texture in Pen & Ink With Watercolor." This fully illustrated text book was not only a Northlight "Book of the Month," but a best seller for F & W Publications. Over 400,000 Claudia Nice books have sold. Her art work has won numerous awards and is often found in leading art instruction magazines. Her relaxed, informative method of instruction is geared to put the beginner at ease, and encourage the seasoned artist to new heights. Visit website


Location: Charlotte, NC
Instructor: Claudia Nice
Sponsor: Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery
Cost: $375.00
Email: Nancy Couick
Phone: 704-541-6944

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"The New Colored Pencil"
November 10-12, 2014 (9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.) — Enjoy a fall workshop in beautiful, friendly Hot Springs Village. Discover the "pointed potential" of colored pencil! Kristy Kutch, author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil, The New Colored Pencil, and featured artist in the DVD Colored Pencil Landscapes: Beyond the Basics, has taught colored pencil workshops nationwide. She provides an informative, 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 crayons) are also featured. Explore a wide range of compatible papers and boards which lend themselves beautifully to this dynamic medium. Demonstrations, individual attention, many materials to sample, and a generous cache of take-home supplies- there's something for everyone! Visit website


Location: Hot Springs Village, AR
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Brush Strokes art club
Email: Dianne Morgan
Phone: 501-226-5228

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Pen and Ink Zentangles Workshop with Linda Doll
February 21-27, 2015 — Join us in the tropical paradise of Puerto Vallarta, located on the west coast of Mexico. It's situated on the same parallel as the Hawaiian Islands, which gives it excellent temperatures in February! Our hotel, with its beautiful colonial architecture, has one of the best beaches of the tourist area, with everything you need for ocean water sports plus 3 swimming pools. There is also a lovely spa massage area with reasonable prices. It has one of the best breakfast buffets we've ever seen and lovely restaurants in and around hotel. Facing an unbelievable blue sea, sunsets are fabulous from this location. The charming downtown has fun restaurants, lots of art galleries and boutiques and a river-front area full of arts and crafts. Visit website


Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Instructor: Linda Doll, www.lindadoll.com
Sponsor: Flying Colors Art Workshops
Cost: $1695 painters, $1495 non-painters
Email: Johanna Morrell
Phone: 858-518-0949

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Venice, Italy: Plein Air Sketching or Watercolor Painting
May 2-10, 2015 — 8 days, 8 nights. Plein air sketching & journaling with watercolors or the medium of your choice. We'll stay as a group in a Venice apartment, eating and living as the locals do! Early Bird rates apply. Full details (and examples of my work) are available at www.helenKbeacham.com. If you missed my last Venice workshop, come with me on this trip of a lifetime! Hold your spot with a $500 deposit. Balance not due till March 1, 2015. Visit website


Location: Venice, Italy
Instructor: Helen K. Beacham
Sponsor: Helen K. Beacham Fine Art
Cost: $1900 USD, Early bird rate incl. room & some meals
Email: Helen K. Beacham
Phone: 843-871-5637

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Consultation for Artists
Ongoing — Do you need help in making your art come alive? I can help you. I am in my fifth decade of being a full-time artist, and I have taught life drawing, still life, and plein air painting. You email me images of what you are working on. Then once a week, for ten weeks, we have an hour consultation covering your thoughts and feelings, the good points, and what you can do to make your art become more alive. I suggest you visit my website to see my work and contact my assistant. I work with only a few people. Please submit some images of your work. To successful art making! Visit website


Location: Idyllwild, CA
Instructor: Michael Newberry
Cost: $500
Email: Valerie Laughton
Phone: 626-712-6284


Online | Nathan Fowkes Drawing the Portrait in Charcoal | Self-Study
Online - 9 week class — This 9-week online self-study course is a serious exploration of drawing the portrait from life in charcoal. Nathan will take you step by step through the practical application of: Emphasizing the structure and planes of the head; Clearly rendering the values of light and shadow; Designing edges, create likeness and composition; Numerous drawing techniques, materials and approaches. Students Receive: 9 Lectures/Slideshows, 9 Demonstrations, A library of other student critiques, Tips and exercises to hone your drawing skills, Free 3-month subscription to OnlineLifeDrawing.com. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Nathan Fowkes
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts
Cost: $495
Email: Holly-Olin Miller
Phone: (818) 708-9232


Online - Drawing The Potrait in Charcoal with Nathan Fowkes
Online — In this 2 1/2 hour full demonstration, renowned artist and veteran teacher Nathan Fowkes takes you through the entire process of drawing the portrait from life in charcoal. Nathan includes tips and techniques to make the challenge of portrait drawing accessible to all serious students. The HD video is extremely large (4.5 GB). You might experience a certain amount of buffering since running an HD 2 1/2 hour video will take most of your computer power, especially if you do not have up-to-date software, equipment and a fast connection. To play this video, we are providing you with the download of a custom player that is compatible with Window and Mac users. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Nathan Fowkes
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Arts
Cost: $59
Email: Holly-Olin Miller
Phone: (818) 708-9232

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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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Drawing Academy - How to Draw Video Course
ongoing (24/7) — The Drawing Academy is an online Drawing Course and Art Community, where you can learn how to draw using traditional drawing technique. The Academy was founded and is lead by professional fine artists and art teachers. The Drawing Academy Offers: 45 'How to Draw' Video Lessons - three-month curriculum; Multiple Bonus Videos, Art Albums and Books; Lifetime Membership; Diploma of Excellence in your name; Unlimited personal support by Academy tutors; Connection with the Drawing Academy Art Community; Questions Answered Directly by your tutors; Student Gallery; Artwork Critique by the Academy Tutors; Art Competitions. Flexible payment plans. Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Vladimir London and Natalie Richy
Sponsor: Drawing Academy
Cost: $257
Email: Vladimir London

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The Roaming Studio Super Sampler One-on-One Art Course
Online — Offers ten one-on-one, 90-minute private lessons online teaching all subjects (flora, fauna, still life, faces, figures and landscapes) and using all mediums (pencil, charcoal, ink, pastels, acrylic oil and watercolor). Learn what you love to do by dipping into all art subjects and experimenting with different art supplies. All levels welcome! Visit website


Location: Web-delivered (Online)
Instructor: Leah Kohlenberg
Sponsor: The Roaming Studio
Cost: $500/$625 if art supplies are included
Email: Leah Kohlenberg
Phone: 347-251-1984

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