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Comic Book Art & Illustration
September 2-30, 2015 (Wednesdays, 6-9 PM) — SuperPowered Studios announces our ongoing series of comic book art and illustration classes. Students of all skill levels can learn comic book, graphic novel, and illustration techniques from two professional comic book artists: Kevin Stokes and Nathan Massengill. Students may join classes on any day – just show up! Late arrivals welcome. This is a fun, low pressure yet challenging class for all skill levels! This class features two professional comic book artists as teachers. Work at your own pace on your own projects or receive personalized assignments from the instructors or try one of several SuperPowered Artists Challenges! Materials are simple, just bring drawing materials of your choice or email us for a list of recommended materials. Visit website


Location: Huntsville, AL
Instructor: Kevin Stoke & Nathan Massengill
Sponsor: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
Cost: $25 Per Session
Email: Nathan Massengill
Phone: 256-533-0399

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Grapes in Colored Pencil
September 2-23, 2015 (Wednesdays, 6-8 PM) — Using Prismacolor Premier colored pencils, we will draw this classic still life of grapes in a cut glass dish using the grid method. We will work on creating realistic textures and colors on the grapes and in the glass. Demonstrations will be given in class and there will be time to work on our drawings together. Paper will be provided. Be prepared to work on your drawing at home in order to complete it. If you have a smart phone or iPad to draw from, please bring it to draw from. Visit website


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

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Crash Course for Teens
September 5-26, 2015 (Saturdays, 2-4pm) — Confidence building in basic art skills! This course introduces drawing skills for teens including proportion, perspective, shadow shape and volume using still life and portraiture. Atmospheric perspective and color will be introduced through a landscape painting project. All materials are included. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Melanie Gold
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $75
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Getting Started in Colored Pencil
September 5 - October 9, 2015 — 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 6-7 weeks or longer - with mentoring from Bet. Includes textbook, 6 lesson guides, hands-on drawing assignments as well as two written and illustrated critiques. Start any day of the week! Visit the student gallery on her web site - you'll be impressed by the quality of the artwork. Art at right by student Benedicte Savary. Visit website


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

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Two weeks intro to sketching and watercolor plein air in San Miguel
September 7-18, 2015 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) — Two weeks of an incredible art emergence vacation in the historical San Miguel, Heart of Mexico. During the first week learn the basics of urban sketching; acquire the skill and habit of practicing it. Second week: Take it to the next level with plein air watercolor painting! In an enchanted surrounding of vivacious Mexican colorful streets, Colonial architectures, churches, shopping, and mariachi music and street markets. Guided by experienced painters/instructors with gentle and supporting guidance you will have an unforgettable art experience. Beginners and intermediate artists receive a special invitation from us, Cristi Fer Art Studio of San Miguel de Allende. Register early the space is limited to 4. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez &Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $750.00 includes watercolor materials
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Drawing Crash Course
September 8-17, 2015 (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5-8pm) — Whether you are interested in a refresher course or drawing for the first time. Drawing is the prerequisite course for all art work including all forms of painting, sculpture and mixed media. Learning to see in terms of lines, shapes and values is the essential skill required to translate the 3 dimensional world to any two dimensional surface - regardless of the medium you ultimately wish to explore. If you want to improve your painting - take this course. If you are just starting out exploring the visual arts - this is the course to take. As well as learning to draw you will learn the most essential thing in the arts: How to See, the foundation of all art. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Vince Fazio, VinceFazio.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: Non-members $130; Members $118; All materials included
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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The Really Useful Drawing Class
September 9 - October 21, 2015 (Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30pm) — All fine representational paintings have one thing in common; they are drawn well! This drawing class will give students the techniques and insights to help them draw better. Students will learn how to see errors instantly and become more attuned to what their eyes are "saying" to them. Students will get a better grasp on the key principles of: shape, proportion, value, perspective and design. Each student's line work will become expressive and their drawings more exciting as the instructor leads the class through exercises and demonstrations. This class will include two sessions working from the live model; portrait for one session and figure for the other session. No Class October 7, 2015. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Bill Lundquist, www.billlundquist.blogspot.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $300 + $35 Model Fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Drawing for Dummies
September 9-12, 2015 (2-5pm) — Whether an absolute beginner or more seasoned artist, learn to draw realistically from sight. Tap into your intuitive right-brain skills and experience an amazingly quick and dramatic learning curve as you sharpen your perceptual abilities and technical prowess. The proven rapid development of drawing skills in this workshop is due to Mynn's non-traditional, meditative method that employs the concepts of line, shape, form, space, value, and composition. Mynn's guided exercises and positive coaching make drawing remarkably fun and easy. If you have always wanted to draw, or feel rusty or inadequate with your skills, this class provides the opportunity for you to improve dramatically through 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: $195 + materials fee, Non-Members: $220 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Colored Pencil: Building Color That Works!
September 12 - October 24, 2015 — Start any day. 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 lesson guides, 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 was the first to offer online art courses beginning in 1999. Art at right is by former student Linda Lane. Visit website


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

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Painting and Drawing the Figure
September 14-17, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will focus on rendering the figure using live models. The mornings will be spent figure drawing. This embraces getting loose and gestural, as well as working on proportions, academics, and learning to express emotions through the figure. In the afternoon, we will set up long poses, some costumed. Students are invited to use oils, acrylics, watercolors, ink, pastels, oil pastels, graphite, or charcoal. Artists are encouraged to find their edge and push themselves creatively. All styles, mediums, and levels are invited to attend this class. There will be individual instruction and critiques given. Here, line, color, value, stroke and composition are included in the instruction. This class will be fun, as well as challenging. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Meridy Volz, www.meridyvolzart.com
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $500 plus Model Fee: $75
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Discovering the Dramatic Landscape in Charcoal
September 14-18, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Learn to effectively convey the dramatic black and white landscape with use of balanced composition, line, rhythm, value, and texture in charcoal. The versatile charcoal medium and its potential for creating drama in the everyday landscape is our focus for this five day drawing workshop. Your compositions will resonate with new meaning by eliminating color and using several key principles and elements of design to further exaggerate your landscape subject. Charcoal offers enormous creative potential in layered texture, light, and shadow. We will concentrate on dramatic composition through the use directional rhythmic line, range of value, shape, and texture. Students will create numerous drawings using value scale and high contrast, observed and inventive textures, and will build layers of charcoal through additive and subtractive drawing techniques. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Katherine Nelson
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $625
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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"Colored Pencil: Delicate to Dynamic"
September 14-17, 2015 (9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., early dismissal on last day) — Prepare for 2015 workshop fun in charming Lake Geneva, Wisconsin- post-summer rush but during the mild September weather. Kristy Kutch, a supportive workshop teacher, is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil, plus a series of colored pencil instructional DVDs. Included in the workshop are many aspects of this vibrant medium and its compatible surfaces. (Bring an extra tote bag for samples!) Create effects ranging from soft, transparent, and aqueous to dense and dramatic. Harbor Shores Hotel, located on Geneva Lake, offers student discounts. Guests receive continental breakfasts and rooms featuring mini-fridges and microwaves. (Lodging reservations should be made separately: 888-746-7371. Mention this workshop for discount.) Plan for this memorable fall workshop. Visit website


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

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Colored Pencil: Beginning Landscape
September 19 - November 7, 2015 — Begin any time or day of the week. This engaging online course offers a solid beginning in painting landscape. Study with Bet Borgeson, a teacher of drawing and painting for over 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 lesson guides, drawing assignments, additional personal instruction with Borgeson and two written and illustrated critiques of your work. Her online format allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your environment. Visit website


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

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Large-Scale Figure Drawing
September 19 - December 19, 2015 (Saturdays, 9am-12pm) — Designed to advance the skills of students who have studied drawing previously and would like to make drawings on a larger scale. Learn to create detailed and expressive figure drawings four-feet or larger using sketches and enlarging with a grid. Drawing demonstrations on scale, proportions, skeletal framework, surface form, and movement of the figure will help students develop the human form on a larger scale with spatial accuracy. Instruction will focus on charcoal and pencil; however, all media are welcome. Visit website


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

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Colored Pencil Adventure
September 19-20, 2015 (9am - 4pm with a one hour lunch break) — 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: $300
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Earn a Free Painting Week in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
September 21-25, 2015 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM ) — Special Offer: May, June, August, September. Do you love to paint or what to learn how? Do you have several painting bodies who love to travel, get inspired, discover new painting subjects and learn new skills? The week long workshop is offered in the fantastic mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. The home of many artists, it is the birthplace of Mexican history, inspirational views at every corner, brilliant light, narrow cobblestone streets, and welcoming locals. Register with 3 friends and your week long painting workshop at Cristi Fer Art Studio is free including acrylic painting materials. All levels welcomed! We extend a special invitation to beginner and intermediate artists! Contact us ASAP to reserve your week! Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez & Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $425.00 value
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Drawing for Dummies: Graduate Seminar
September 21-23, 2015 (2-5pm) — Refresh and explore the skills you learned in Mynn's "Drawing for Dummies" class, and then apply them 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 reviews basic concepts from the first workshop before demonstrating techniques to take you to the next level of your drawing skills. Through her individualized 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: $150 + materials fee, Non-Members: $170 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Art Adventure in Mexico, Painting and Sketching
September 21-25, 2015 (9 AM-1PM) — Offered in charming mountain town of San Miguel, declared in 2013 The Best City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and World Heritage Site, the town has exuberant atmosphere with lots to explore! The studio is located in quaint setting with brilliant light and unobstructed views of Bajio hills. Learn the art of sketching and how to translate the sketch into bright paintings expressing liveliness and dynamism. Design, color and observation are incorporated. Materials: acrylic paint, mixed media on paper and canvas. Facilitators: Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist Cristiana Marinescu offer workshops since 1989. They provide individual expert caring instruction to each participant. All invited! Novice, beginner, veteran painters. Register early, only 4 participants per workshop. Visit website


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

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The Creativity Workshop in Singapore
September 24-26, 2015 (9 AM to 1 PM) — Find inspiration all around you in vibrant Singapore! --- This experiential workshop is a journey into your unique imagination using the tools of visual arts, photography, collage, creative writing, memoir, storytelling and journaling. --- Learn practical techniques to ignite your creative process in a stimulating, non-competitive environment. --- You will work with people from all disciplines, coming from all over the world. Visit website


Location: Singapore, Singapore
Instructor: Kirpal Singh
Sponsor: The Creativity Workshop
Cost: $975
Email: Ceci Glusman
Phone: +1.212.203.3252

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Colored Pencil: Landscape Using Photo References As Aids
September 26 - November 14, 2015 — Begin any day of the week. This unusual online course is taught by artist/author Bet Borgeson. It will address how to work with prints or slide and digital projectors mixed with natural freehand drawing for the creation of dramatic landscapes without appearing overly photorealistic. Also she will cover how to combine and draw from multiple photo references. Included are 6 weekly lessons, hands-on drawing assignments, additional instruction by Borgeson on a one-to-one basis, as well as two full written and illustrated critiques of your art. This online format allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your own environment! Art at right by former student Robin Racoma. Visit website


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

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Life Painting and Drawing
September 29 - December 15, 2015 (Tuesdays, 9am-12pm) — Explore contemporary and traditional realism in drawing and oil painting. Learn fundamental elements of figure drawing including anatomy, quality of line, tone, composition, design, proportion and space. Students will work from models, starting with short poses and continuing to extended poses to develop finished paintings. Open to all levels. Visit website


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

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Intermediate Drawing
September 29 - December 15, 2015 (Tuesdays, 6-9pm) — Draw with more authority and improve your use of line, composition, perspective and value while working from the still life, interior spaces and the model. Work in black-and-white and color with a variety of wet and dry drawing media, and begin to develop the exciting tension between observation and invention in drawing. Designed for students with basic drawing skills. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Michael Rossman, www.mlrossman.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Drawing Fundamentals
September 30 - December 16, 2015 (Wednesdays, 9am-12pm) — If you’ve never drawn before, or your skills are a little rusty, then this class is for you. Acquire grounding in the basics so you can draw what you see with confidence. Study the still life, 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 Laver
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Cast Drawing
September 30 - December 16, 2015 (Wednesdays, 6-9pm) — Drawing in the Academic manner from plaster casts is a traditional and effective way to learn to draw accurately from observation. PAFA’s beautiful and historic Cast Hall contains life-size copies of antique and Renaissance sculpture – a unique resource that has been part of PAFA’s curriculum for over 200 years. This classical mode of instruction is ideal for beginning or advanced students interested in acquiring or sharpening their skills for representational drawing. Visit website


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

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Nature Sketching & Journaling
October 3-4, 2015 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — 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. Keeping a nature sketchbook/journal may lead to uncontrollable urges to spend more time out of doors and explore new and beautiful surroundings beyond your home, neighborhood or state. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Elaine Hultgren, elainehultgren.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $275
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Urban Drawing
October 3, 2015 (9am-5pm) — Explore the distinctive aesthetic of the city while improving your drawing skills. This workshop will include demonstrations on design, perspective, drawing with expressive water-based media and graphite on mylar. Students will have the unique opportunity to work outside or from the amazing views of Philadelphia from the PAFA windows and rooftop terrace. Visit website


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

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Beginning Drawing: The Portrait
October 3 - December 12, 2015 (Saturdays, 9am-12pm) — Learn the fundamentals of drawing through one of art’s most compelling subjects: the portrait. Explore concepts of line quality, shading, and composition as you address the structure and features of the human head. Work in graphite, charcoal and conté to capture the spirit and likeness of a range of models while developing skills to use toward future artistic endeavors. Suitable for both beginners and students with drawing experience seeking to refine their skills. Visit website


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

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Drawing and Painting Seminar
October 3 - December 12, 2015 (Saturdays, 12:30-3:30pm) — This independent studio session affords students the opportunity to work on individual painting and drawing projects of their choice at their own pace. The instructor will provide individual, custom tailored guidance to each student. Group discussions and question-and-answer periods, as well as painting, drawing, color theory and other demonstrations, will be offered appropriate to student's needs. Still life arrangements, the PAFA Cast Hall, and models for figure/portrait work will be available as needed. Students at all levels are welcome. This class provides a communal space and a relaxed, non-judgmental atmosphere in which to paint and draw. Visit website


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

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Expressive and Fantasy Landscape
October 3 - November 21, 2015 — 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 lesson guides, 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 20 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 by former student Cathy Heller. Visit website


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

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Introduction to Colored Pencils
October 5-7, 2015 (2-5pm) — Add the element of color to your black and white drawings. Learn the fundamentals of working with colored pencil - a medium that is much more sophisticated and versatile than your gradeschool set. 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: $150 + materials fee, Non-Members: $170 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Two weeks intro to sketching and watercolor plein air in San Miguel
October 5-12, 2015 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) — Two weeks of an incredible art emergence vacation in the historical San Miguel, Heart of Mexico. During the first week learn the basics of urban sketching; acquire the skill and habit of practicing it. Second week: Take it to the next level with plein air watercolor painting! In an enchanted surrounding of vivacious Mexican colorful streets, Colonial architectures, churches, shopping, and mariachi music and street markets. Guided by experienced painters/instructors with gentle and supporting guidance you will have an unforgettable art experience. Beginners and intermediate artists receive a special invitation from us, Cristi Fer Art Studio of San Miguel de Allende. Register early the space is limited to 4. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez &Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $750.00 includes watercolor materials
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Sketchbook Jumpstart in Mexico, art vacation on a shoestring
October 5-9, 2015 — Capture the moment in your sketchbook, during a vacation or ordinary day. It will enhance your travel experience; give you confidence and inspiration as an artist. With experience guidance from your seasoned instructors, learn the art of "seeing" and transport the world around you into a quick sketch. If you are an artist at heart, took classes here and there, always wanted to gain confidence in drawing or you're an abstract or plein air painter, join us. Bring a sketch book and we'll explore the magical cobblestone streets, markets and hidden jewels of San Miguel de Allende, the Heart of Mexico. You'll develop the habit, confidence and courage to continue on your own while having a fantastic vacation. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $300.00 accommodations not included
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
October 5-9, 2015 (9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) — 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. Each day begins with a lecture on one of the five skills required. After lectures, students participate in drawing exercises, with Brian Bomeisler's instruction, through the day. The day will end with a critique of the day's session. Visit drawright.com. Visit website


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

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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: Follow-On Drawing Class
October 10-11, 2015 (9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) — This intensive two-day workshop is designed for those who have completed the introductory Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Workshop, or have sufficient experience to follow the syllabus. Utilizing approaches developed by Betty Edwards, students gain further understanding of basic perceptual skills. Instruction focuses on expressing volume and space in drawing; exploring crosshatching techniques; and working with still life and the human figure. Students learn how to perceive edges, spaces, relationships, lights and shadows in ways that enlarge their understanding of drawing principles and enhance their drawing skills. Visit drawright.com. Visit website


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

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Getting Started in Colored Pencil
October 10 - November 20, 2015 — Color, control, and versatility are three of colored pencil's most winning features--plus they are inexpensive to use. Study with artist/author Bet Borgeson in her relaxed and engaging online course in your own environment for 7 weeks or longer - with mentoring from Bet. Includes textbook, 6 lesson guides, hands-on drawing assignments as well as two full written and illustrated critiques. Start any day of the week! Visit the student gallery on her web site - you'll be impressed by the quality of the artwork. Art at right is by current student Elizabeth Vigil. Visit website


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

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Figure Drawing and Painting
October 11 - November 15, 2015 (Sundays, 9:30am-4pm) — Paint in oil from the life model and make full figure, head and torso studies. Anatomy, composition, proportion, light and shadow, color, painting technique and history will be addressed. Instruction will be geared towards oil painting, but students may choose to focus on drawing. Basic drawing experience recommended. Visit website


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

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"Luminous, Lustrous Colored Pencil"
October 12-16, 2015 (9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.) — Discover the "pointed potential" of colored pencil! Kristy Kutch is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil, as well as 4 instructional DVDs. She has taught colored pencil workshops nationwide. Kristy provides an informative and enjoyable classroom atmosphere. Both "traditional" (waxy) and watercolor pencils will be included, with fascinating "painterly" techniques for both types of pencils. Watersoluble wax pastels (which resemble larger crayons) will also be featured. Explore a wide range of compatible papers and boards 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. Enjoy an unforgettable workshop in a top-notch studio atmosphere. Visit website


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

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Colored Pencil: Building Color That Works!
October 17 - November 27, 2015 — Start any day. 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 lesson guides, 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 was the first to offer online art courses beginning in 1999. Art at right is by former student Linda Doyle. Visit website


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

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Head Study
October 17, 2015 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop students will receive a variety of training techniques to create a convincing head study. Jerry will provide a thorough investigation of the individual forms of the head and teach students how to make them come together as an integrated whole. Students will also learn to use an approach to help first identify the large shapes and then go into the details. The core of instruction will be focused on drawing, values, edges, planes of the head and composition. Before the workshop, a booklet of information will be emailed to all students to help prepare for the class. Bring your chosen medium: charcoal, pastel, oil paint or digital. Visit website


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

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Art Adventure in Mexico, Painting and Sketching
October 19-23, 2015 (9 AM-1PM) — Offered in charming mountain town of San Miguel, declared in 2013 The Best City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and World Heritage Site, the town has exuberant atmosphere with lots to explore! The studio is located in quaint setting with brilliant light and unobstructed views of Bajio hills. Learn the art of sketching and how to translate the sketch into bright paintings expressing liveliness and dynamism. Design, color and observation are incorporated. Materials: acrylic paint, mixed media on paper and canvas. Facilitators: Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist Cristiana Marinescu offer workshops since 1989. They provide individual expert caring instruction to each participant. All invited! Novice, beginner, veteran painters. Register early, only 4 participants per workshop. Visit website


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

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Drawing: Material Matters
October 22 - December 17, 2015 (Thursdays, 1-4pm) — This course is for those who love to draw and want to explore new ways of working. The feel and appearance of the drawing materials you use contribute greatly to the way you work and to the effect of the finished piece. Each week a different drawing material will be introduced and used, both alone and mixed with other materials. Materials will include several kinds of charcoal, powdered graphite, wax crayon, chalk, ink, metal point, printing ink, and acrylic medium. This course features demonstrations, in-class and homework assignments, group and individual critiques, and references to works by artists using the media under consideration. For the first three weeks the class will draw the landscape at the Horticultural Center in Fairmount Park. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Emily Brown
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $350
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Creativity Workshop in New York
October 23-26, 2015 (10 AM to 1 PM) — Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and get over creative blocks. This experiential workshop is a journey into your unique imagination using the tools of visual arts, photography, collage, creative writing, memoir, storytelling and journaling. You will work with people from all disciplines, coming from all over the world. Visit website


Location: New York City, NY
Instructor: Shelley Berc and Alejandro Fogel
Sponsor: The Creativity Workshop
Cost: $875
Email: Ceci Glusman
Phone: +1.212.203.3252

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Colored Pencil: Beginning Landscape
October 24 - December 5, 2015 — Begin any time or day of the week. This engaging online course offers a solid beginning in painting landscape. Study with Bet Borgeson, a teacher of drawing and painting for over 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 lesson guides, drawing assignments, additional personal instruction with Borgeson and two written and illustrated critiques of your work. Her online format allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your environment. Art at right is by former student Linda Evans. Visit website


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

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Botanical Drawing in Watercolor and Colored Pencil
October 24-25, 2015 (9am-5pm) — Capture the beauty and variety of natural forms through watercolor and colored pencil. This workshop will focus in particular on enlivening your botanical work through the observation and expression of plant forms’ varied textures, from slickly smooth to downy to furrowed. Learn techniques to convincingly depict these natural surfaces in vibrant color. All levels of experience welcome. Visit website


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

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Anatomy and Drawing
October 26-31, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This anatomy class is a must for all 3-D and 2-D artists. Simon covers each body part, toward an understanding of movement and form: how a joint moves, how far you can "push" it for expressions sake, and when you will "break" it. This workshop is an intense class with Simon illustrating the concepts as he moves through the body parts. It will empower students drawing and increase their understanding and freedom to manipulate the figure in space. Students will create an anatomy textbook of their own, forever a useful resource. The following drawing workshop will reinforce the understanding and use of anatomy in the future work of each student. Students can use pencil, chalk, charcoal, brush, stick, anything that leaves a mark on paper. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Simon Kogan, www.simonkogan.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $725 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Kogan Anatomy Workshop
October 26-28, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This anatomy class is a must for all 3-D and 2-D artists. Simon covers each body part, toward an understanding of movement and form: how a joint moves, how far you can "push" it for expressions sake, and when you will "break" it. This workshop is an intense class with Simon illustrating the concepts as he moves through the body parts. It will empower students drawing and increase their understanding and freedom to manipulate the figure in space. Students will create an anatomy textbook of their own, forever a useful resource. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Simon Kogan, www.simonkogan.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $400 + $35 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Crash Course for Teens
October 29 - November 19, 2015 (Saturdays, 2-4pm) — Confidence building in basic art skills! This course introduces drawing skills for teens including proportion, perspective, shadow shape and volume using still life and portraiture. Atmospheric perspective and color will be introduced through a landscape painting project. All materials are included. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Melanie Gold
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $75
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Kogan Drawing Workshop
October 29-31, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This drawing workshop will reinforce the understanding and use of anatomy in the future work of each student. Simon will show students how to be happy with the way they draw. Students can use pencil, chalk, charcoal, brush, stick, anything that leaves a mark on paper. This is not a traditional drawing class, where you sit for hours and bore your eyes and wear your back to death - no! This class is defining the word drawing itself - it is the active, exciting and happy type, where techniques and definitions will change every time you start a new work and it is all about you! Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Simon Kogan, www.simonkogan.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $400 + $35 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Colored Pencil Adventure
October 31 - November 1, 2015 (9am - 4pm with a one hour lunch break) — 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: $300
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Colored Pencil: Landscape Using Photo References As Aids
October 31 - December 12, 2015 — Begin any day of the week. This unusual online course is taught by artist/author Bet Borgeson. It will address how to work with prints or slide and digital projectors mixed with natural freehand drawing for the creation of dramatic landscapes without appearing overly photorealistic. Also she will cover how to combine and draw from multiple photo references. Included are 6 weekly lessons, hands-on drawing assignments, additional instruction by Borgeson on a one-to-one basis, as well as two full written and illustrated critiques of your art. This online format allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your own environment! Art at right by former student. Visit website


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

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Two weeks intro to sketching and watercolor plein air in San Miguel
November 2-13, 2015 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) — Two weeks of an incredible art emergence vacation in the historical San Miguel, Heart of Mexico. During the first week learn the basics of urban sketching; acquire the skill and habit of practicing it. Second week: Take it to the next level with plein air watercolor painting! In an enchanted surrounding of vivacious Mexican colorful streets, Colonial architectures, churches, shopping, and mariachi music and street markets. Guided by experienced painters/instructors with gentle and supporting guidance you will have an unforgettable art experience. Beginners and intermediate artists receive a special invitation from us, Cristi Fer Art Studio of San Miguel de Allende. Register early the space is limited to 4. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez &Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $750.00 includes watercolor materials
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Expressive and Fantasy Landscape
November 7 - December 27, 2015 — 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 lesson guides, 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 20 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 Eva Bushman. Visit website


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

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Exploring Drawing
November 7, 2015 (9am - 5pm) — Experiment with ways of creating drawings on paper. Develop imagery through writing, dialog and sketching, working up to a finished composition. Participants will take part in short drawing games and exercises throughout the day. The class will also visit Mia Rosenthal's exhibition of drawings on view at PAFA as a springboard for discussing different strategies for developing drawings. This workshop is a chance to have fun drawing, try something different, and experiment with new ways of creating imagery. Visit website


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

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Nature Sketching & Journaling
November 7-8, 2015 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — 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. Keeping a nature sketchbook/journal may lead to uncontrollable urges to spend more time out of doors and explore new and beautiful surroundings beyond your home, neighborhood or state. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Elaine Hultgren, elainehultgren.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $275
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Getting Started in Colored Pencil
November 14 - December 11, 2015 — 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 6-7 weeks or longer - with mentoring from Bet. Includes textbook, 6 lesson guides, hands-on drawing assignments as well as two written and illustrated critiques. Start any day of the week! Visit the student gallery on her web site - you'll be impressed by the quality of the artwork. Art at right by student Mike Gonzalez. Visit website


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

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Children's Book Illustration Workshop with David Wiesner
November 14-15, 2015 (9am - 5pm) — Explore the visual language of picture books in this hands-on illustration workshop with Caldecott Medal-winning book creator, David Wiesner. Picture books are about how images work together, relate to each other, and convey information to create a whole that is greater than the individual elements. Learn how images move the reader through the book; how to create a compelling visual rhythm; how information and emotion are transmitted through the size, shape and number of images; and how design affects not only the look of the book, but the story elements as well. Drawing will be the primary focus of the class; a choice of stories will be available, but students may bring their own - original or public domain. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: David Wiesner
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Art Adventure in Mexico, Painting and Sketching
November 16-20, 2015 (9 AM-1PM) — Offered in charming mountain town of San Miguel, declared in 2013 The Best City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and World Heritage Site, the town has exuberant atmosphere with lots to explore! The studio is located in quaint setting with brilliant light and unobstructed views of Bajio hills. Learn the art of sketching and how to translate the sketch into bright paintings expressing liveliness and dynamism. Design, color and observation are incorporated. Materials: acrylic paint, mixed media on paper and canvas. Facilitators: Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist Cristiana Marinescu offer workshops since 1989. They provide individual expert caring instruction to each participant. All invited! Novice, beginner, veteran painters. Register early, only 4 participants per workshop. Visit website


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

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Sketchbook Jumpstart in Mexico, art vacation on a shoestring
November 19-13, 2015 — Capture the moment in your sketchbook, during a vacation or ordinary day. It will enhance your travel experience; give you confidence and inspiration as an artist. With experience guidance from your seasoned instructors, learn the art of "seeing" and transport the world around you into a quick sketch. If you are an artist at heart, took classes here and there, always wanted to gain confidence in drawing or you're an abstract or plein air painter, join us. Bring a sketch book and we'll explore the magical cobblestone streets, markets and hidden jewels of San Miguel de Allende, the Heart of Mexico. You'll develop the habit, confidence and courage to continue on your own while having a fantastic vacation. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $300.00 accommodations not included
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil Adventure
November 21-22, 2015 (9am - 4pm with a one hour lunch break) — 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: $300
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil: Building Color That Works!
November 21 - January 4, 2016 — Start any day. 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 lesson guides, 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 was the first to offer online art courses beginning in 1999. Art at right is by former student Katy Greef. Visit website


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

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil: Beginning Landscape
November 28 - January 11, 2016 — Begin any time or day of the week. This engaging online course offers a solid beginning in painting landscape. Study with Bet Borgeson, a teacher of drawing and painting for over 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 lesson guides, drawing assignments, additional personal instruction with Borgeson and two written and illustrated critiques of your work. Her online format allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your environment. Art at right is by former student Patricia Halbeck. Visit website


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

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The Language and Practice of Life Drawing
December 1-5, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Working from the live model in two sessions daily, students will gain confidence and fluency in this most essential discipline. Through lectures, demonstrations and personal interaction, Ned Jacob will share knowledge and insight that has made him, arguably, one of the most respected draftsman of his generation. Neophytes will welcome this opportunity to gain a sound introduction to figure drawing; professionals will value this focused five-day workshop to sharpen tools grown dull through neglect. Subjects discussed will be: hiring, posing and lighting the mode; exploring the exquisite relationship between media and working surfaces; using correct drawing posture and address to the format; using charcoal, sanguine chalk and conte. Visit website


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

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The Creativity Workshop in Dubai
December 3-5, 2015 (9 AM to 1 PM) — Find inspiration all around you in vibrant Dubai! --- This experiential workshop is a journey into your unique imagination using the tools of visual arts, photography, collage, creative writing, memoir, storytelling and journaling. ---Learn practical techniques to ignite your creative process in a stimulating, non-competitive environment. --- You will work with people from all disciplines, coming from all over the world. Visit website


Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Instructor: Kirpal Singh
Sponsor: The Creativity Workshop
Cost: $1,150 tuition only or $1,995 tuition, hotel breakfast
Email: Ceci Glusman
Phone: +1.212.203.3252

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Perspective and Illusion
December 4-6, 2015 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — Illusion is the magic of art, while perspective is the organization of form and space from one unique point of view. In this 3-day workshop you will learn how artists manipulate perspective by using techniques that range from simple and effective, to complex and extraordinary. Artist Kurt Wenner will demonstrate the essentials of geometry and perspective, as well as cover a variety of hands-on exercises. This new set of skills will allow you to continue experimenting with perspective and illusion on your own. Open to all levels of artists and educators. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Kurt Wenner, www.KurtWenner.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $650 (includes all materials)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Figure Drawing with Renée Foulks: Structure and Content
December 5-6, 2015 (9am - 5pm) — Push the boundaries of your technical abilities and conceptual scope in your figure-based work. Topics will include design and organizational principles utilized by old and contemporary masters to establish visual harmony and a thematic integrity in their works. Special emphasis will be placed upon value and shape-design as a conveyor of content. Attention to linear construction and description of light and shade to establish clarity of form and space will support and enhance expressive interests. Two models will be available throughout the workshop. Individual material and technique choices will be accommodated. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Renée Foulks
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Sketchbook Jumpstart in Mexico, art vacation on a shoestring
December 7-11, 2015 — Capture the moment in your sketchbook, during a vacation or ordinary day. It will enhance your travel experience; give you confidence and inspiration as an artist. With experience guidance from your seasoned instructors, learn the art of "seeing" and transport the world around you into a quick sketch. If you are an artist at heart, took classes here and there, always wanted to gain confidence in drawing or you're an abstract or plein air painter, join us. Bring a sketch book and we'll explore the magical cobblestone streets, markets and hidden jewels of San Miguel de Allende, the Heart of Mexico. You'll develop the habit, confidence and courage to continue on your own while having a fantastic vacation. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $300.00 accommodations not included
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Two weeks intro to sketching and watercolor plein air in San Miguel
December 7-18, 2015 (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM) — Two weeks of an incredible art emergence vacation in the historical San Miguel, Heart of Mexico. During the first week learn the basics of urban sketching; acquire the skill and habit of practicing it. Second week: Take it to the next level with plein air watercolor painting! In an enchanted surrounding of vivacious Mexican colorful streets, Colonial architectures, churches, shopping, and mariachi music and street markets. Guided by experienced painters/instructors with gentle and supporting guidance you will have an unforgettable art experience. Beginners and intermediate artists receive a special invitation from us, Cristi Fer Art Studio of San Miguel de Allende. Register early the space is limited to 4. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez &Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $750.00 includes watercolor materials
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 415-121-2311

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Drawing Form in Space
December 8-10, 2015 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — The great drawings of the Renaissance have an astounding beauty and ability to communicate however, in our time this mastery can seem unachievable. In this workshop, you will learn that in the Renaissance the structure of drawing was a specific visual language that is still available for us to use. You will learn that you can design drawings using this elegant and controlled language of form, proportion, light and space. By working from drawings and plaster casts, a set of specially designed exercises will guide you through basic to more advanced drawings. Open to all levels of artists and educators. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Kurt Wenner, www.KurtWenner.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $650 (includes all materials)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Drawing the Quick Portrait in Conte
December 9-11, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will focus on the portrait drawn with conte and hard pastel. Students will work from several models and poses to get a feel for the broad, gestural start and the sense of underlying structure. These materials allow a great variety of strokes and marks, with expressive smudges and tones added to the tool-box of form building marks. The quick portrait is about seeing the big underlying forms and bone structure, the ability to create likeness that starts with the shape of the head, and finds the features, without just copying features alone. Drawing the portrait well is about making decisions about light and shadow, where a shape starts and stops, and knowing what to include when creating form. Visit website


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

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Drawing with the Camera Lucida
December 13, 2015 (9am-5pm) — Invented in the18th century, the camera lucida is an optical device used by artists as a drawing aid. Unlike its ancestor, the camera obscura, the camera lucida is lightweight, portable and does not require special light conditions for its use. Learn to use this historical device as an aid to create proportionally accurate still life and landscape drawings in perspective. Each student will be provided with a device to use in class along with instructions and assistance to build their own. A fascinating experience for beginners, artists seeking to incorporate a new technique into their work, and anyone interested in historical art-making practices. Visit website


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

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Sketching and Painting Santa Fe with Jane Shoenfeld
Ongoing thru January 1, 2016 (Fridays, 10am-1pm) — Would you like to share memories and celebrate new experiences through art and creativity? Join us and give the gift of art to you and your friends and family. Grandmothers and grandchildren, family reunions and those traveling solo are all welcome. The class is appropriate for all levels of experience, from total beginner to professional artist. All art materials are supplied. Acclaimed landscape painter and sought after teacher, Jane Shoenfeld will work with you to create a personal piece of art work that reflects your experience of Santa Fe. The focus is on the Santa Fe landscape and architecture. Outdoor classes are held in beautiful settings with mountain vistas and adobe architecture. Studio is available when it is cooler or upon request. Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Jane Shoenfeld
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $138.00 Plus tax
Email: Jane Shoenfeld
Phone: 505.986.1108

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5 Paintings in 5 Days in San Miguel de Allende
January 11-15, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Join us, painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different styles and techniques. Learn the basics of design, color and composition. Unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together we will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 8. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Great first time visit to Mexico. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
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Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende Mexico
January 18-22, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Offered in charming mountain town San Miguel, declared in 2013 Best City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and World Heritage Site, the town has exuberant atmosphere with lots to explore! The studio is located in quaint setting, brilliant light, unobstructed views of Bajio hills. Learn the art of sketching and how to translate the sketch into bright paintings expressing liveliness and dynamism. Design, color and observation are incorporated. Materials: acrylic paint, water color, mixed media. Studio and plein air. Experience several styles and medias, find your own voice! Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist Cristiana Marinescu offer workshops since 1989 providing individual expert caring instruction to each participant. Novice, beginner, veteran painters. Register early, 8 per workshop. Visit website


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

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Figure and Portrait Drawing with Charcoal
January 18-22, 2016 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will be focused on both short and long pose charcoal drawings from live models. Different techniques mentioned in the book (Henry Yan's Figure Drawing-Techniques and Tips) will be introduced and practiced, as well as some basic skills in drawing human anatomy and portraiture. Demonstrations and individual help will show students how to draw with beautiful line work; methods of placing tones for rendering images three dimensionally; design of realistic works with supporting abstract elements; and ways to draw with painterly approaches. Visit website


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

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Colored Pencil Adventure
January 23-24, 2016 (9am - 4pm with a one hour lunch break) — 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: $300
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Head Drawing
January 28-30, 2016 (9am-4pm) — The simple, abstract beauty of line, when combined with accurate values and thoughtful edges, is one of the most beautiful mediums of human expression. The aim of this workshop will be to give students a better understanding of how to become an excellent draftsman, and time to practice drawing from life. This three-day workshop will cover the following topics: how to handle the medium of charcoal, how to draw accurately and what makes a drawing beautiful. Joshua will open each day with a demonstration and students will spend the remainder of the day drawing from life, with individual critiques. Visit website


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

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Intermediate Level
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Colored Pencil: Vivid and Versatile
February 4-5, 2016 (9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.) — Calling all winter snowbirds! Learn colored pencil and watercolor pencil techniques from author and longtime workshop instructor Kristy Kutch. Waxy/oily colored pencils will be featured February 4, watersoluble colored pencils February 5. Develop a drawing into a true painting, with "painterly" results. Offering frequent demonstrations, Kristy acquaints students with a variety of materials which are colored pencil compatible. She is a supportive, upbeat teacher who teaches and encourages students of all levels of experience. Kristy is the author of the books Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil, as well as four instructional DVD releases. Enroll for either or both days! Visit website


Location: Bradenton, FL
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Keeton's Office & Art Supply
Email: Frank Perry
Phone: 941-747-2995

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5 Paintings in 5 Days in San Miguel de Allende
February 8-12, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Join us, painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different styles and techniques. Learn the basics of design, color and composition. Unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together we will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 8. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Great first time visit to Mexico. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende Mexico
February 15-19, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Offered in charming mountain town San Miguel, declared in 2013 Best City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and World Heritage Site, the town has exuberant atmosphere with lots to explore! The studio is located in quaint setting, brilliant light, unobstructed views of Bajio hills. Learn the art of sketching and how to translate the sketch into bright paintings expressing liveliness and dynamism. Design, color and observation are incorporated. Materials: acrylic paint, water color, mixed media. Studio and plein air. Experience several styles and medias, find your own voice! Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist Cristiana Marinescu offer workshops since 1989 providing individual expert caring instruction to each participant. Novice, beginner, veteran painters. Register early, 8 per workshop. Visit website


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

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Intermediate Level
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Sedona Art Retreat: Personal Imagery Path
February 15-18, 2016 — Take 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 consider themselves non-artists to engage fully in the experience of art. The Personal Imagery Path creates a three day immersion with a focus on different ways of creating images from abstract painting to photography, collage and metal etching. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $565 All Materials Included
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Colored Pencil Adventure
February 20-21, 2016 (9am - 4pm with a one hour lunch break) — 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: $300
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days in San Miguel de Allende
March 7-11, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Join us, painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different styles and techniques. Learn the basics of design, color and composition. Unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together we will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 8. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Great first time visit to Mexico. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende Mexico
March 14-18, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Offered in charming mountain town San Miguel, declared in 2013 Best City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and World Heritage Site, the town has exuberant atmosphere with lots to explore! The studio is located in quaint setting, brilliant light, unobstructed views of Bajio hills. Learn the art of sketching and how to translate the sketch into bright paintings expressing liveliness and dynamism. Design, color and observation are incorporated. Materials: acrylic paint, water color, mixed media. Studio and plein air. Experience several styles and medias, find your own voice! Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist Cristiana Marinescu offer workshops since 1989 providing individual expert caring instruction to each participant. Novice, beginner, veteran painters. Register early, 8 per workshop. Visit website


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

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


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

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


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days in San Miguel de Allende
April 11-15, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Join us, painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different styles and techniques. Learn the basics of design, color and composition. Unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together we will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 8. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Great first time visit to Mexico. Visit website


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

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


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

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende Mexico
April 18-22, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Offered in charming mountain town San Miguel, declared in 2013 Best City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and World Heritage Site, the town has exuberant atmosphere with lots to explore! The studio is located in quaint setting, brilliant light, unobstructed views of Bajio hills. Learn the art of sketching and how to translate the sketch into bright paintings expressing liveliness and dynamism. Design, color and observation are incorporated. Materials: acrylic paint, water color, mixed media. Studio and plein air. Experience several styles and medias, find your own voice! Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist Cristiana Marinescu offer workshops since 1989 providing individual expert caring instruction to each participant. Novice, beginner, veteran painters. Register early, 8 per workshop. Visit website


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

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


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

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


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

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


Location: Calella de Palafrugel, Spain
Instructor: David Savellano, davidsavellano.com
Sponsor: French Escapade
Cost: $2,990 before Nov 30th, $3,190 after Nov 30th
Email: Jackie Grandchamps
Phone: 510-483-5713

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5 Paintings in 5 Days in San Miguel de Allende
May 9-13, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Join us, painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different styles and techniques. Learn the basics of design, color and composition. Unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together we will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 8. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Great first time visit to Mexico. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende Mexico
May 16-20, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Offered in charming mountain town San Miguel, declared in 2013 Best City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and World Heritage Site, the town has exuberant atmosphere with lots to explore! The studio is located in quaint setting, brilliant light, unobstructed views of Bajio hills. Learn the art of sketching and how to translate the sketch into bright paintings expressing liveliness and dynamism. Design, color and observation are incorporated. Materials: acrylic paint, water color, mixed media. Studio and plein air. Experience several styles and medias, find your own voice! Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist Cristiana Marinescu offer workshops since 1989 providing individual expert caring instruction to each participant. Novice, beginner, veteran painters. Register early, 8 per workshop. Visit website


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

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Advanced Level

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


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days in San Miguel de Allende
June 13-17, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Join us, painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different styles and techniques. Learn the basics of design, color and composition. Unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together we will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 8. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Great first time visit to Mexico. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende Mexico
June 20-24, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Offered in charming mountain town San Miguel, declared in 2013 Best City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and World Heritage Site, the town has exuberant atmosphere with lots to explore! The studio is located in quaint setting, brilliant light, unobstructed views of Bajio hills. Learn the art of sketching and how to translate the sketch into bright paintings expressing liveliness and dynamism. Design, color and observation are incorporated. Materials: acrylic paint, water color, mixed media. Studio and plein air. Experience several styles and medias, find your own voice! Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist Cristiana Marinescu offer workshops since 1989 providing individual expert caring instruction to each participant. Novice, beginner, veteran painters. Register early, 8 per workshop. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days in San Miguel de Allende
July 11-15, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Join us, painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different styles and techniques. Learn the basics of design, color and composition. Unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together we will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 8. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Great first time visit to Mexico. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende Mexico
July 18-22, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Offered in charming mountain town San Miguel, declared in 2013 Best City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and World Heritage Site, the town has exuberant atmosphere with lots to explore! The studio is located in quaint setting, brilliant light, unobstructed views of Bajio hills. Learn the art of sketching and how to translate the sketch into bright paintings expressing liveliness and dynamism. Design, color and observation are incorporated. Materials: acrylic paint, water color, mixed media. Studio and plein air. Experience several styles and medias, find your own voice! Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist Cristiana Marinescu offer workshops since 1989 providing individual expert caring instruction to each participant. Novice, beginner, veteran painters. Register early, 8 per workshop. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days in San Miguel de Allende
August 8-12, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Join us, painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different styles and techniques. Learn the basics of design, color and composition. Unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together we will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 8. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Great first time visit to Mexico. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende Mexico
August 15-19, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Offered in charming mountain town San Miguel, declared in 2013 Best City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and World Heritage Site, the town has exuberant atmosphere with lots to explore! The studio is located in quaint setting, brilliant light, unobstructed views of Bajio hills. Learn the art of sketching and how to translate the sketch into bright paintings expressing liveliness and dynamism. Design, color and observation are incorporated. Materials: acrylic paint, water color, mixed media. Studio and plein air. Experience several styles and medias, find your own voice! Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist Cristiana Marinescu offer workshops since 1989 providing individual expert caring instruction to each participant. Novice, beginner, veteran painters. Register early, 8 per workshop. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days in San Miguel de Allende
September 12-16, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Join us, painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different styles and techniques. Learn the basics of design, color and composition. Unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together we will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 8. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Great first time visit to Mexico. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende Mexico
September 19-23, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Offered in charming mountain town San Miguel, declared in 2013 Best City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and World Heritage Site, the town has exuberant atmosphere with lots to explore! The studio is located in quaint setting, brilliant light, unobstructed views of Bajio hills. Learn the art of sketching and how to translate the sketch into bright paintings expressing liveliness and dynamism. Design, color and observation are incorporated. Materials: acrylic paint, water color, mixed media. Studio and plein air. Experience several styles and medias, find your own voice! Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist Cristiana Marinescu offer workshops since 1989 providing individual expert caring instruction to each participant. Novice, beginner, veteran painters. Register early, 8 per workshop. Visit website


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

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Intermediate Level
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Coastal Colored Pencil
October 3-7, 2016 — 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 book Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil, and Colored Pencil Landscapes DVD, 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 very generous take-home samples of products. Students rave about Kristy's workshops! Visit website


Location: Bernard, ME
Instructor: Kristy Kutch, www.artshow.com/kutch
Sponsor: Acadia Workshop Center
Cost: $625
Email: Gail Ribas
Phone: 207-244-9742

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5 Paintings in 5 Days in San Miguel de Allende
October 10-14, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Join us, painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different styles and techniques. Learn the basics of design, color and composition. Unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together we will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 8. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Great first time visit to Mexico. Visit website


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

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Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende Mexico
October 17-21, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Offered in charming mountain town San Miguel, declared in 2013 Best City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and World Heritage Site, the town has exuberant atmosphere with lots to explore! The studio is located in quaint setting, brilliant light, unobstructed views of Bajio hills. Learn the art of sketching and how to translate the sketch into bright paintings expressing liveliness and dynamism. Design, color and observation are incorporated. Materials: acrylic paint, water color, mixed media. Studio and plein air. Experience several styles and medias, find your own voice! Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist Cristiana Marinescu offer workshops since 1989 providing individual expert caring instruction to each participant. Novice, beginner, veteran painters. Register early, 8 per workshop. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days in San Miguel de Allende
November 7-11, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Join us, painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different styles and techniques. Learn the basics of design, color and composition. Unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together we will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 8. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Great first time visit to Mexico. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende Mexico
November 14-18, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Offered in charming mountain town San Miguel, declared in 2013 Best City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and World Heritage Site, the town has exuberant atmosphere with lots to explore! The studio is located in quaint setting, brilliant light, unobstructed views of Bajio hills. Learn the art of sketching and how to translate the sketch into bright paintings expressing liveliness and dynamism. Design, color and observation are incorporated. Materials: acrylic paint, water color, mixed media. Studio and plein air. Experience several styles and medias, find your own voice! Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist Cristiana Marinescu offer workshops since 1989 providing individual expert caring instruction to each participant. Novice, beginner, veteran painters. Register early, 8 per workshop. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

5 Paintings in 5 Days in San Miguel de Allende
December 12-16, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Join us, painter Cristiana Marinescu and muralist Fernando Gonzalez, facilitators and painters with 25 years of experience, in the charming Colonial mountain town of San Miguel de Allende. Experience different styles and techniques. Learn the basics of design, color and composition. Unblock your creativity, find your personal voice! If you are a painter in search of defining you own style bring paintings in progress. Together we will take them to the next step. The afternoons are yours to enjoy the towns many attractions: galleries, shopping, restaurants, cafes, narrow cobble stone streets, the artisans market. Get the most out of your vacation! All materials included! Groups up to 8. Beginner and intermediate encouraged to attend. Great first time visit to Mexico. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Art Adventure in San Miguel de Allende Mexico
December 19-23, 2016 (9 AM to 12:30 PM) — Offered in charming mountain town San Miguel, declared in 2013 Best City in the World by Condé Nast Traveler and World Heritage Site, the town has exuberant atmosphere with lots to explore! The studio is located in quaint setting, brilliant light, unobstructed views of Bajio hills. Learn the art of sketching and how to translate the sketch into bright paintings expressing liveliness and dynamism. Design, color and observation are incorporated. Materials: acrylic paint, water color, mixed media. Studio and plein air. Experience several styles and medias, find your own voice! Mexican muralist Fernando Gonzalez and Romanian artist Cristiana Marinescu offer workshops since 1989 providing individual expert caring instruction to each participant. Novice, beginner, veteran painters. Register early, 8 per workshop. Visit website


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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

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


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

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Classical Drawing
July 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13 (1:30-3:30 PM) — Pre-registration required (please include cell phone and email address at time of registration). Beginners and more trained artists alike will benefit from the formal sound practices of the time honored drawing traditions that will be covered in this class. Few artists today paint with the soft, glowing warmth of the old masters, which is why we are so lucky at Lowe Mill to have painter Ann Moeller Steverson. Ann creates rich and dramatic canvases with timeless imagery that evokes an unnameable era that we all somehow seem to remember. A true professional, Ann has degrees in both fine arts and art education. Visit website


Location: Huntsville, AL
Instructor: Ann Moeller Steverson
Sponsor: Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment
Cost: $120 - Supplies Not Included
Email: Ann Moeller Steverson
Phone: 256-683-3786

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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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Individualized Professional Practice Support for Visual Artists
Customized (Customized) — Individual instruction sessions are offered to artists in support of reaching their creative goals. Long distance students are supported through Skype sessions, emails with image sharing and phone calls. Appropriate for all levels, from the beginner to an intermediate or advanced level student with a space set aside for studio activities, these sessions allow you to identify your goals and challenges and develop the steps to progress toward your vision for your work. Artists determine and refine their vision through these sessions, discussing both the formal and conceptual aspects of art-making: materials and techniques, various approaches to beginning, problem-solving, methods of building a painting/drawing and advancing their career as an artist. Instructor has a Masters in Business and Fine Art. Visit website


Location: Chicago, IL
Instructor: Rebecca George
Sponsor: The Art House
Cost: $200
Email: Rebecca

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