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Drawing: Mixed Media
May 26 - June 23, 2015 (Tuesdays, 9am-5pm) — Refine your drawing skills and expand your use of drawing materials: graphite, charcoal, colored pencils, hard and soft pastel, dry pigment and metal-point. Subject matter will include still life objects, cityscape views and models. Basic drawing experience recommended. Full- or half-day. This course is available for half-day, morning or afternoon: $295 non-credit tuition. 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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Landscape Drawing and Painting
May 26 - June 23, 2015 (Tuesdays, 9am-5pm) — Paint and draw the landscape at select locations including the Highlands Mansion and Gardens, Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, and cool, shady spots along Wissahickon Creek. Students may work in the medium of their choice. All levels welcome. Full- or half-day. Transportation to and from PAFA provided for full-day students. This course is available for half-day, morning or afternoon: $295 non-credit tuition. 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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Ireland's Castle with Artist Sharon Rusch Shaver
May 28 - June 7, 2015 — Join adventure-artists looking for exciting places to create in Ireland 2015. 10 days of exploration and challenging subject matter, all while staying in private modern apartments in the Castle's renovated 2 story 18th century stone buildings with full kitchen facilities, comfortable living room, balcony on the River Unsine*, all transfers*, Castle Chef prepared 3 course meals, in the Louis Phillipe dining hall of the Castle*. Plein Air painting demonstrations and excursions to villages and sites with artist Sharon Rusch Shaver. Irish Stout hour with critiques daily, watercolor, oil, pastel, photography and creative writing welcome! This is a workshop you will not want to miss! Since 1996 we have been creating exciting adventures for creative people. Join us! Visit website


Location: Ennis, Ireland
Instructor: Sharon Rusch Shaver
Sponsor: Adventure-Artists.com
Cost: $3,275
Email: Sharon Rusch Shaver
Phone: 615-579-8841

Beginner Level

Getting Started in Colored Pencil
May 30 - July 17, 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 lessons, hands-on drawing assignments as well as two full 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 Bet Borgeson. Visit website


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

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Portrait Drawing Workshop
May 30-31, 2015 (9am-5pm) — Learn to create a finished portrait in pencil and charcoal that captures likeness and conveys expressive effect. The workshop will begin with a structural approach to the head and its features and progress to the study of anatomy, composition and value. Excellent for all levels. Visit website


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

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Anatomical Drawing: The Skeleton
May 30 - June 27, 2015 (Saturdays, 9am-5pm) — Draw from full size, medical school-grade adult skeletons for focused anatomical study. Students will draw bones from multiple views, beginning with the arms and legs before moving on to hands and feet. More difficult drawings of pelvis, rib cage and spine will be undertaken, culminating in the skull. Students will learn the names of all of the bones of the human body while drawing them. This class is ideal for those interested in anatomy and medical illustration. Full or half-day. This course is available for half-day, morning or afternoon: $295 non-credit tuition. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Robert P. Waddington
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 and Figure Drawing
May 30 - August 8, 2015 (Saturdays, 1-4pm) — Working in the Academic tradition, students will study human anatomy, proportion and value with the goal of faithfully representing the figure. Students will first work from PAFA's collection of historic casts in order to build their foundational drawing skills. These skills will then be applied in the observational study of the life model. Ten or five weeks. This course is also available for five weeks, May 30 - June 27 or July 11 - August 8: $225 non-credit tuition. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Jill Rupinski
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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Capturing Nature in Ink and Watercolor
May 30-31, 2015 (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) — Nature provides beautiful scenes in all directions. From tiny wildflowers to majestic mountains, subjects abound in the Pacific Northwest. In this workshop we will take time for close observation as we study the line, form and texture of the natural world. Whether keeping a journal or creating finished pieces of art, ink and watercolor is a winning combination. Develop your skills and explore new techniques as you work from drawing a simple subject to a full landscape. Visit website


Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Instructor: Paula Ensign, www.paulaensignart.com
Sponsor: Winslow Art Center
Cost: $250
Email: Martha Jordan
Phone: 206-715-6663

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Drawing with the Camera Lucida
May 31 - June 28, 2015 (Sundays, 10am-2pm) — 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 course for beginners, artists interested in incorporating 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: $295
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Master Class, Stuart Shils, A Figurative Workshop
June 1-4, 2015 (8:30am-4:30pm - lecture + three day class) — 'the life studio as painted and perceptual space' a figurative painting workshop. This studio class with Stuart Shils offers an orchestrated setting to engage with pictorial concerns ranging far beyond literal, naturalistic description and not dwelling on "how to" paint the figure. Our primary objectives will be learning how to see and frame the relationship between what is 'out there' in the room, our perception, and what appears on our working surface. The three days will not be a "atelier" approach to figuration rather, participants will focus on painting: pictorial structure, perceptual decision making and accountable looking with a model as part of the larger organization of form and color. There is a lot of emphasis on drawing. Visit website


Location: Florence, MA
Instructor: Stuart Shils
Sponsor: Blueway Art Alliance
Cost: $950
Email: Kathleen Jacobs
Phone: 413-530-5333

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Plein-air Painting Workshop in Italy
June 1-8, 2015 — Enjoy painting and drawing stunning Italian sceneries and hill-top towns. We will paint here at The Retreat as well as other magnificent locations and enjoy excursions around this spectacular area. We will cover a variety of techniques and media as well as colour mixing, observation, scale and composition and more and explore ancient hill-top towns and panoramic painting locations among the rolling hill-sides in the heart of Italy. Visit website


Location: Force, Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Instructor: John W. Skelcher
Sponsor: The Retreat
Cost: $2,100 single, $1,850 twin/double all inclusive
Email: John Skelcher
Phone: +393349034401

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Summer Special Painting Vacation in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
June 1-26, 2015 (Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 12:30 PM) — This summer Cristi Fer Art Studio offers a special art program in one of the most charming Mexican destinations. Bright light, exciting landscape and Colonial architectures, flower, mariachi, parades and markets make San Miguel a cornucopia of inspiration. Relish the experience of an art emergence with skilled and inspirational painters and teachers. Each week of the 4 weeks will be dedicated to one area. Sketching, watercolor, plein air, painting from references and focus on personal style and particular artistic goals. Who will benefit: Art teachers looking for a special Summer vacation, Retirees in search for a cultural retreat, Artists looking for inspiration, Individuals looking for creative rejuvenation. Register early since space is limited to 4. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez &Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $1500 includes most materials
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 4151212311

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Life Drawing
June 1-29, 2015 (Mondays, 9am-5pm) — This in-depth investigation of basic drawing issues explores the human figure. Emphasis will be placed on a thorough understanding of the body's underlying geometry and anatomical structure. Learn to draw the figure as convincing volumetric form through the study of proportional accuracy, foreshortening, spatial relationships, and basic use of light and shadow. Full- or half-day. For half-day option contact the Continuing Education office. 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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Two weeks intro to sketching and watercolor plein air in San Miguel
June 1-12, 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: 4151212311

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Art Workshops in the Mountains
June 2-7, 2015 (5 day course) — Open-air drawing and painting sessions in the spectacular mountains and valleys of Ordesa National Park. Reflecting on composition, scene selection, light and shade, colour, and the practice of working from life. Visit website


Location: Huesca, Spain
Instructor: Javier Aguilar
Sponsor: Arte Pirineos Petricor
Cost: 530€
Email: Sonia
Phone: +34 645 92 49 59

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Drawing Fundamentals
June 2 - August 4, 2015 (Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm) — 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. Master the drawing elements - shape, contour line, composition, light and shadow, texture and perspective through study of still life and other subjects. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Lisa Sylvester
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $595; Non-Credit: $395
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Portrait Drawing and Painting
June 4 - August 6, 2015 (Thursdays, 6:30pm-9:30pm) — Learn to draw or paint the portrait with confidence through time-honored methods. Drawing instruction will guide students through a comprehensive understanding of the head structure, proportions and features toward achieving both a likeness and aesthetic effect. Students will have the option of using this understanding to facilitate their study of the portrait in oil. Extended poses will allow thorough study of both drawing and painting processes. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Jill Rupinski
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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Simplifying the Landscape
June 4-24, 2015 (Thursdays, 9 - 4) — By learning to make meaningful sketchbook drawings and color studies, workshop participants will strengthen the design of their paintings with a 3 step method to simplifying the landscape. Visit website


Location: Woodstock, NY
Instructor: Kate McGloughlin
Sponsor: The Woodstock School of Art
Cost: $370
Email: Registrar
Phone: 845-679-2388

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Visual Journaling Online Workshop
June 5, 2015 (24/7 Online) — Art Journaling engages your creative imagination as you learn to design your ideal life & reach your goals while making art for yourself. You'll awaken your creativity, your heart & your soul with simple art journaling that connects your inner world with your outer world while nourishing your soul. Your visual journal will become your favorite, hardest working, most important art tool because you'll learn how to ask questions that encourage the best, possibility-expanding answers. And you'll understand the many different ways your art journal can serve you, from art playground to powerful life-improvement tool. This class will teach you simple, quick ways of working with paint. All skill levels. All media. Encourages creativity. Free journal. Visit website


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

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The Creativity Workshop in New York
June 5-7, 2015 (10 AM to 1:30 PM) — Learn how to be more creative and travel to some of the most inspiring places in the world. Working with the Tools of Visual Arts, Performance, Photography, Collage, Creative Writing, Memoir, Storytelling and Journaling. The Creativity Workshop is attended by people from all professions, ages, and countries. The Creativity Workshop in New York City will help you become more creative in your personal and professional life. What Will You Learn? This is a hands-on experiential workshop of doing and experimenting. Our exercises and instructors' talks focus on helping you: * Learn practical techniques to stimulate your imagination and creative process in a stimulating non-competitive environment. * Explore the process of your unique creativity, rather than simply focusing on the product. * Discover how to find inspiration in the world around you. * Get over creative blocks and the fear of failure. 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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Drawing Hands and Feet
June 6-7, 2015 (9am-5pm) — Novice and experienced artists alike struggle with the realistic rendering of hands and feet, elements that add credibility and expressiveness to figure and portrait drawings. Learn to translate these complicated forms from simple planar construction to complex, intricate drawings using various materials. Visit website


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

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Colored Pencil: Building Color That Works!
June 6 - July 25, 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 lessons, hands-on assignments, additional one-on-one instruction by Borgeson, and two in-depth critiques. Borgeson is the author of several best-selling colored pencil instruction books. She has been offering an online teaching program since 1999. Visit website


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

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Exploring Cortona with a Sketchbook!
June 6-13, 2015 — The sketchbook has always been the foundation for artistic inspiration. This is where we grow as artists, training our hand and eye, experimenting with technique, collecting visual understanding of the world. At the same time, we're creating a personal journal of our lives. An in-the-moment record of what we've seen, drawn in our own unique shorthand. One day, these may become heirlooms we'll pass on to future generations. It's a chance for experienced artists to explore a fabulous setting with like-minded fellows, or for beginners to learn to sketch in a free-and-easy, spontaneous manner. Everyone will work at their own pace, using approaches best suited to their skill levels. We'll head home with our sketchbooks full of memories! Visit website


Location: Cortona, Italy
Instructor: Marc Taro Holmes
Sponsor: Toscana Americana Workshops
Cost: from US$3290.00 all-inclusive
Email: Patrick Mahoney
Phone: 0039 331 422 9047

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A Tuscan Obsession: Mixed Media and Yoga in Tuscany
June 6-13, 2015 (all day) — The Art: This workshop will allow both passionate beginners and inspired artists to discover possibilities and explore a variety of methods to respond to and interpret the surrounding landscape of Tuscany. Working both from observation and on-site sketches we will use materials such as ink, pastel, water-based paints and collage methods. The Yoga: Enjoy spirited Yoga and self-exploration in an atmosphere of supportive connection, with group size small enough to allow individual attention. With a combined 35+ years of teaching, Jenni & Paul offer you joyful and heartfelt yoga inspired by Anusara, Iyengar, Restorative, Zen Buddhism, and their own playfully serious self-discovery and meditative journey. Visit website


Location: Casole d"Elsa, Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Andrea Borsuk, Paul Gould, Jenni Fox
Sponsor: Verrocchio Art Centre
Cost: $2135 (usd)
Email: Andrea Borsuk or Paul Gould
Phone: 831-458-3275

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ArtisTTable Plein Air Adventure in Walworth Co. Wisconsin
June 8-14, 2015 — There might not be a better way to kick off your 2015 plein air painting season than with this ArtisTTable art retreat in historic rural Southeast Wisconsin's Walworth County. The ArtisTTable founders Royce Deans and Tali Farchi will offer instructed plein air sessions throughout this retreat. The property where we will stay is located on a small farm with barns and a pond where the participants are free to explore and paint. Side trips will take us to paint in small towns, and to visit a winery. Each evening we will gather together look at and discuss the art from the day. Writers welcome. Cost of this retreat includes the accommodations and food. Space is limited, book early and save. Visit website


Location: Walworth County, WI
Instructor: Royce Deans and Tali Farchi
Sponsor: The ArtisTTable
Cost: $975.00
Email: Royce Deans
Phone: 231.883.1681

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Beginning Figure Drawing
June 8-10, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Draw the human figure from a live model in a relaxed, encouraging environment. Learn how to measure for accurate proportion, simplify, overlap, and determine correct perspective as you construct the figure. By thinking of each pose as a puzzle you can solve by using the right tools, figure drawing is not intimidating, but enjoyable and challenging. Begin each session with a half hour of quick, warm-up sketches, followed by a long pose. The emphasis is on the figure in general, depicting the essence of its pose and proportions. Leave the workshop knowing the fundamental tools of figure drawing, along with a portfolio of drawings to serve as reference for future works. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Stuart Fullerton, www.StuartFullerton.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $335 + model fee, Non-Members: $365 + model fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Blowing It Up! From Field Sketch to Finished Painting
June 13-14, 2015 (9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) — In this workshop, learn the step-by-step process of creating a finished painting, encountering many techniques along the way. Day one we will be in the field, making drawings, color sketches, and taking photos. We will address how to find and simplify a visual concept and gather the information needed to turn that concept into a showable piece. Day two we will be in the studio looking at how the initial concept can be strengthened to make a painting that will convey physical and emotional appeal to a viewer. Work in oil, acrylic, gouache, pencil, pen, markers or pastel. Open to anyone who has had their hand on a brush enough times to create a painting, successful or not. Visit website


Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Instructor: Darrell Anderson, darrellanderson.blogspot.com
Sponsor: Winslow Art Center
Cost: $295
Email: Martha Jordan
Phone: 206-715-6663

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Colored Pencil: Beginning Landscape
June 13 - August 1, 2015 — Begin any day of the week. This engaging online course offers a solid beginning in 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 lessons, drawing assignments, additional personal instruction with Borgeson and two critiques of your work. Her online format allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your own environment. Art at right by Bet Borgeson. Visit website


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

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Abstraction and Large Scale Drawing Workshop
June 13-14, 2015 (9 - 4) — An exciting exploration of direct mark-making conducted on an array of surfaces utilizing wet and dry pigments. Investigation and discussion of mass, scale and composition. Open to all students. Visit website


Location: Woodstock, NY
Instructor: Meredith Rosier
Sponsor: The Woodstock School of Art
Cost: $217
Email: Registrar
Phone: 845-679-2388

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Sketching with Water-Soluable Ink
June 15-17, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Enjoy working with water-soluble graphite pencils, water-soluble markers, and watercolor pencils. Create dynamic, loose sketches for travel journals, value studies, or finished work. Learn to create washes, layer colors, define shapes and shadows, depict depth in the subjects, and other techniques. Maren will demonstrate each type of sketching media while emphasizing looser uses of each one. Learn how to sketch loosely and quickly to capture a subject in a short time. Then, use your sketch to create a more polished piece. Complete at least one sketch in each medium and combine at least two of the media in a final project. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Maren Larsen, www.MarenLarsen.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $335, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Art Adventure in Mexico, Painting and Sketching
June 15-19, 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

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The Creativity Workshop in Barcelona
June 15-21, 2015 (10 AM to 1:30 PM) — Learn how to keep your creativity alive and well in stunning Barcelona! 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: Barcelona, Spain
Instructor: Shelley Berc and Alejandro Fogel
Sponsor: The Creativity Workshop
Cost: $1,200 Tuition only or $2,220 tuition, hotel, breakfast
Email: Ceci Glusman
Phone: +1.212.203.3252

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Architectural Sketching with Donald Lee Carruthers, AIR
June 19, 2015 (9am-12pm) — A practicing architect for 30+ years, Carruthers teaches perspective to help students gain comfort in sketching urban environments. While emphasizing existing architecture, he also touches on the construction of imaginary spaces, expanding students' opportunity to get creative. Techniques for watercolor, mixed media, and pencil are covered, and reference materials provided. Limited to 12 students. Visit website


Location: Key West, FL
Instructor: Donald Lee Carruthers
Sponsor: The Studios of Key West
Cost: $50, $40 members
Email: The Studios of Key West
Phone: 305-296-0458

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Getting Started in Colored Pencil
June 20 - August 7, 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 lessons, hands-on drawing assignments as well as two full 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 Bet Borgeson. Visit website


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

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Colored Pencil Adventure
June 20-21, 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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Master Class with Juliette Aristides: Classical Figure Drawing
June 20-21, 2015 (9am-5pm) — Learn to accurately and confidently draw the human figure with Juliette Aristides, renowned artist, founder of the Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, and noted author of Classical Drawing Atelier and other highly regarded drawing and painting texts. Open to all levels, this workshop will teach students to draw the figure's essential structure in order to create a strong foundation for value and form. Visit website


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

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Earn a Free Painting Week in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
June 22-26, 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: 014151212311

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"Colored Pencil Potential"
June 24-26, 2015 (9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.) — This course focuses on "painting from a point", using a variety of pencils and surfaces to create dynamic, vividly drawn paintings. Products used include: watercolor pencils, waxy/oily colored pencils, and even crayon-like wax pastels. Surfaces include papers, boards, and even sanded papers. Featuring an abundance of colored pencils and art materials, this workshop is full to the brim with demonstrations and techniques that are sure to increase your repertoire. Some drawing experience preferred. Kristy Kutch is an experienced workshop instructor who is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil; she is also the featured artist on four instructional colored pencil DVDs. Visit website


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

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The Creativity Workshop in Crete
June 25 - July 1, 2015 (10 AM to 1:30 PM) — Find inspiration all around you on the Island of Crete! 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: Chania, Crete, Greece
Instructor: Shelley Berc and Alejandro Fogel
Sponsor: The Creativity Workshop
Cost: $1,200 Tuition only or $1,930 tuition, hotel, breakfast
Email: Ceci Glusman
Phone: +1.212.203.3252

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Creating Abstract Art
June 26-27, 2015 (9:30-3:30) — My new best-selling book, Creating Abstract Art, presents new pathways to creativity rooted in your imagination. We will explore abstract painting, drawing and mixed media techniques working from observation, memory and your own uninhibited imagination. Even if you are just curious to try something that's out of your comfort zone, this class will expand your passion to make art! Visit website


Location: Cohasset, MA
Instructor: Dean Nimmer
Sponsor: South Shore Art Center, Inc.
Cost: $300 Members, $345 NonMembers
Email: Sarah Hannan
Phone: 781-383-2787

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Colored Pencil Boot Camp
June 27, 2015 (9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) — Learn about the rising medium of colored pencil from the ground up with color pencil artist John Ursillo. This one-day workshop, suitable for both beginner and advanced levels, will consist of a full day of instruction covering practical exercises and projects that start with the fundamentals and extend to in-depth, advanced techniques for colored pencil. Students will learn about the different applications of the medium, from traditional to alternative surfaces, use of watercolor pencils, and non-toxic solvent enhancement of wax colored pencils. Also included will be instruction on building the colored pencil project, from conception to final presentation. John Ursillo is an accomplished colored pencil artist holding Signature Status in the National Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA). Visit website


Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Instructor: John Ursillo, bearcubstudio.com
Sponsor: Winslow Art Center
Cost: $150
Email: Martha Jordan
Phone: 206-715-6663

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Colored Pencil: Landscape using Photo References as Aids
June 27 - August 15, 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 critiques of your art. This online format allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your own environment! Art at right is by Bet Borgeson. Visit website


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

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Ideas Take Shape (Ages 9-12)
June 29 - July 2, 2015 (1-3:30pm) — Have you ever wondered how artists come up with their ideas? How do they express their feelings through their artwork? Learn valuable drawing techniques using line, value, and design to turn your thumbnail sketches into a sculpture that is meaningful and monumental. Discover how famous artists like Louise Nevelson, Alexander Calder, and Claes Oldenburg manipulated unusual materials to express their feelings through stunning sculptures and collages. Have fun throughout the week experimenting with new materials to see your ideas take shape! Your impressive portfolio of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works will be worthy of displaying at home. Visit website


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

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Portrait Study: Two and Three-Dimensional
June 29 - July 3, 2015 (Fridays, 9am-5pm) — Each day of this course addresses the portrait subject through drawing and sculpture. The morning session will focus on creating a portrait head in clay, developing it from deep geometric structure to surface form. The afternoon will be devoted to drawing the portrait, informed by the exploration of its three-dimensional form. Students will work from two models for the entire class (a.m. & p.m.). All levels welcome. Full- or half-day. This course is available for half-day, morning or afternoon: $295 non-credit tuition. 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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Drawing is for Everyone!
Ongoing thru June 30, 2015 — Rather than "learning" to draw, drawing is something we remember how to do. The more we accept it as second nature, (and practice, practice, practice), the more fun it becomes! Using private and small group classes, Laura will tailor her observational drawing and sketchbook classes to your level of expertise and provide guidance to help you achieve your authentic drawing style. You will learn to hone your skills for longer drawing sessions and more complex subject matter. Students will need a limited and affordable set of materials that will carry them through the class sessions and beyond. We will work from life observing objects and nature as our models. (Contact Laura for information on life drawing classes from the human figure.) Visit website


Location: Santa Fe, NM
Instructor: Laura Orchard
Sponsor: Santa Fe Creative Tourism
Cost: $65 per 2-hour session
Email: Laura Orchard
Phone: 505-501-1560

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Colored Pencil: Expressive and Fantasy Landscape
July 3 - August 27, 2015 — Taught by Bet Borgeson. Course is appropriate for fine art or illustration in any medium. Learn to express feeling and mood in your landscapes. Then go a step further by exploring how aspects of fantasy can bring a new inventiveness to your artwork. Includes 6 weekly lessons, additional instruction and support by Borgeson on a one-to-one basis, and two unique and insightful critiques of your artwork. Bet is a master teacher, has taught workshops across the U.S. for 15 years, and online courses for 15 years. She also authored The Colored Pencil, the first book on this medium internationally, as well as other books exploring art technique and principles. Art at right is by Bet Borgeson. Visit website


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

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The Creativity Workshop in Florence
July 5-11, 2015 (10 AM to 1:30 PM) — Explore your Creativity in the heart of Florence! 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: Florence, Italy
Instructor: Shelley Berc and Alejandro Fogel
Sponsor: The Creativity Workshop
Cost: From $1,200 Tuition only or from $2,220 including hotel and breakfast
Email: Ceci Glusman
Phone: +1.212.203.3252

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Elementary Figure Drawing and Painting
July 6 - August 3, 2015 (Mondays, 9am-5pm) — This structured approach to drawing and painting the figure from life includes topics such as anatomy, drawing methods, gesture, figure structure, palettes, and basic figure painting methods. This class is excellent for those interested in developing their painting and drawing portfolio. Full- or half-day. This course is available for half-day, morning or afternoon: $295 non-credit tuition. Visit website


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

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Figure Drawing and Sculpture
July 6-10, 2015 (9am-5pm) — Representation of gesture is crucial to rendering the human figure in art. Investigate the movement and the rhythmic arrangement of forms that constitute gesture through both drawing and sculpture. Create studies in charcoal, ink, paint, and collage, working towards studies in clay and direct plaster. All levels welcome. This course is available for half-day, morning or afternoon: $295 non-credit tuition. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Steven Nocella
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit: $625; Non-Credit: $495; Lab Fee: $20
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Ka Pow! Cartoons (Ages 6-8)
July 6-9, 2015 (9:30am-12pm) — "It's kind of fun to do the impossible," said famous cartoonist Walt Disney. Have you ever wanted to draw and design your own comic strip, but thought it was impossible to create? Turn the impossible into the possible in just one week! Put your ideas on paper and bring your characters to life. Discover the unique storytelling language of cartooning including the world of Graphic Novels and Manga. Learn the tricks of the trade and specific drawing techniques to produce a comic book. Collaborate as a group on a limited edition "ashcan" mini-comic book. Individually, develop your own characters and create quality comic books to keep your family laughing. Visit website


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

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Comic Strip Creations (Ages 9-12)
July 6-9, 2015 (1-3:30pm) — Grab your pencil and humorous imagination to join us in the cartooning studios. Create a comic book in just one week that will keep your friends and family laughing for years to come! Learn countless styles and techniques to develop your storyline and to bring your characters to life. Discover the unique storytelling language of cartooning, including the world of Graphic Novels and Manga. Learn the tricks of the trade and specific drawing techniques to produce a comic book. Collaborate as a group on a limited edition "ashcan" mini-comic book. Individually, develop your own characters and create quality comic books. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Thomas Wallestad
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $130, Non-Members: $140
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
July 6-17, 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: 4151212311

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Summer Special Painting Vacation in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
July 6-31, 2015 (Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 12:30 PM) — This summer Cristi Fer Art Studio offers a special art program in one of the most charming Mexican destinations. Bright light, exciting landscape and Colonial architectures, flower, mariachi, parades and markets make San Miguel a cornucopia of inspiration. Relish the experience of an art emergence with skilled and inspirational painters and teachers. Each week of the 4 weeks will be dedicated to one area. Sketching, watercolor, plein air, painting from references and focus on personal style and particular artistic goals. Who will benefit: Art teachers looking for a special Summer vacation, Retirees in search for a cultural retreat, Artists looking for inspiration, Individuals looking for creative rejuvenation. Register early since space is limited to 4. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez &Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $1500 includes most materials
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 4151212311

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Anatomical Drawing
July 7 - August 4, 2015 (Tuesdays, 9am-5pm) — Understand human anatomy through lecture and drawing from the model. Topics include proportion, skeletal framework, superficial muscles, and the movement of the figure. Full- or half-day. This course is available for half-day, morning or afternoon: $295 non-credit tuition. 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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The Extended Pose
July 8 - August 5, 2015 (Wednesdays, 9am-5pm) — Draw or paint from a life model in a single pose for the entire course in order to develop one large image or several smaller studies. Instruction will focus on two-dimensional linear accuracy, three-dimensional volumetric integrity, clarity of space, and color analysis specific to the human form. All levels welcome. Full- or half-day. This course is available for half-day, morning or afternoon: $295 non-credit tuition. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Renée P. Foulks
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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Creating a Children's Picture Book
July 8-11, 2015 (9am-4pm) — The picture book is an art form rich with expressive possibilities. Focus on the world of visual storytelling, and explore sequential art through the creation of a handbound picture book dummy. Experiment with a variety of styles, materials, and techniques used in picture book illustration. Engage in playful exercises, demonstrations, and in-class activities. Focus on the relationship of word to image, pacing, format, and cover design. As you explore the role of the artist as illustrator, gain an expanded understanding of the children's book publishing process. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Laura Montenegro, www.LauraNymanMontenegro.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $430 + materials fee, Non-Members: $460 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Drawing Fundamentals
July 9 - August 6, 2015 (Thursdays, 9am-5pm) — If you've never drawn before, or your skills are a little rusty, then this class is for you. Drawing is a valuable way of recording your thoughts and impressions. Acquire grounding in the basics so you can draw what you see with confidence. Study the still life, cityscape, human figure, and other subjects to master the drawing elements - shape, contour line, composition, light and shadow, texture and perspective. Full- or half-day. This course is available for half-day, morning or afternoon: $295 non-credit tuition. 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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Bucks County Landscape
July 10 - August 7, 2015 (Fridays, 10am-4pm) — Enjoy painting at varied sites around lower and middle Bucks County. Known for picturesque villages, beautiful meadows, rolling pastures, farmhouses and rustic barns, the area also features gorgeous views of the Delaware River. Both bucolic and town settings will offer ample challenges to heighten your awareness of color, value, drawing and composition. Draw and paint in the media of your choice. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Jill Rupinski
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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Laura & Billy's Excellent Italian Painting Adventure
July 11-18, 2015 — Replenish Your Art Spirit - Constructive Positive Energy - Small Group - Budget-Friendly. Laura Martinez-Bianco and William Noonan guide this week long painting workshop in the outskirts of Perugia. Laura's medium is pastels, William's is oils. We will work plein air as much as weather permits. Work in any medium. We encourage artists of all levels to consider joining us. Each person works at their own pace. We are all striving for our personal best. The camaraderie of the workshop group benefits seasoned professionals as well as absolute beginners. Italy is sure to inspire. Opportunities for local sight-seeing as well. Add on a three day stay in Rome with us to round out your Italian experience, additional pricing on request. Visit website


Location: Perugia, Italy
Instructor: Laura Martinez-Bianco & William Noonan
Sponsor: William Noonan Studio
Cost: $1,850
Email: William Noonan
Phone: 845-542-6472

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Getting Started in Colored Pencil
July 11 - August 28, 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 lessons, hands-on drawing assignments as well as two full 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 Bill Shumard. Visit website


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

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Intermediate Drawing
July 11 - August 8, 2015 (Saturdays, 9am-5pm) — 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. Full- or half-day. This course is available for half-day, morning or afternoon: $295 non-credit tuition. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Roger Chavez
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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Cityscape
July 12 - August 9, 2015 (Sundays, 9am-2pm) — The city has been the subject of many a great artist, including Eduard Manet, Edward Hopper and Rackstraw Downs. Work in carefully selected locations including parks, cafés, and leafy side streets of Philadelphia in the drawing or painting medium of your choice. Color, perspective, the compositional use of light and shade, and the particular concerns of working on location will be covered. Free on-site parking available. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Larry Francis
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 Dublin
July 13-19, 2015 (10 AM to 1:30 PM) — Find inspiration all around you in vibrant Dublin! 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: Dublin, Ireland
Instructor: Shelley Berc and Alejandro Fogel
Sponsor: The Creativity Workshop
Cost: $1,200 Tuition only or $2,215 tuition, hotel, breakfast
Email: Ceci Glusman
Phone: +1.212.203.3252

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Art Adventure in Mexico, Painting and Sketching
July 13-17, 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

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"Lush and Lively Colored Pencil"
July 14-17, 2015 (9:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.) — The majestic Oregon coast beckons! Kristy Kutch, longtime workshop instructor, invites you for four fascinating days, exploring the remarkable range of colored pencil techniques. Waxy/oily and watersoluble colored pencils, plus watercolor crayons, will be featured, even combining them for "painterly" results. Giving frequent demonstrations, Kristy acquaints students with an abundance of materials. Students receive a generous supply of products, including new items on the art scene. Classes meet (ocean-view classroom) at Newport Visual Arts Center. (Contact Kristy to register, not the Visual Arts Center.) Kristy is the author of the books Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil, plus a new colored pencil series of DVDs for F. & W. Media. Fee includes welcome lunch. Visit website


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

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Creating Drawings from Your Imagination
July 14-16, 2015 (9am-4pm) — If you like drawing from your imagination but the drawings seem to lack realism, this class will be beneficial to improving that skill. We will take lessons learned from working with photo reference and from life to train your mind to create three-dimensional form. You will learn proper form through values, edges and light and shadow. The exercises you will do in class will train your mind to do convincing characters in their environments. This class will be helpful to comic book artists, concept designers, fantasy artists and fine artists. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Jerry Salinas, www.salinasart.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $325
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Beautiful Butterflies & Friends
July 15, 2015 (10:00 am to 5:00 pm) — Students 12 years - college-aged, and through adults will enjoy this special workshop with Academy of Botanical Art Founder, Olivia Braida. Explore the complexities of nature's beautiful butterflies and other insect "friends". Select your subject from provided materials and work with colored pencil to complete your drawing. If you prefer to use watercolor, bring your paints and brushes. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano
Sponsor: Marie Selby Botanical Garden
Cost: 12 yrs/College: $85. Adults:Member $95: Non-member $120 Materials: $30
Email: Marilynn Shelley
Phone: 941-366-5731 ext 239

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Colored Pencil Adventure
July 18-19, 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: Building Color That Works!
July 18 - September 5, 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 lessons, hands-on assignments, additional one-on-one instruction by Borgeson, and two in-depth critiques. Borgeson is the author of several best-selling colored pencil instruction books. She has been offering an online teaching program since 1999. Visit website


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

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Sketchbook Jumpstart in Mexico, art vacation on a shoestring
July 20-24, 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: 4151212311

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Summer Academy for Teachers: PAFA in Your Classroom
July 20-24, 2015 (9am-4pm) — The Summer Academy for Teachers is designed to renew and invigorate teachers, as well as provide a reserve of project ideas for the new school year and personal artistic practice. Study painting strategies, drawing concepts, printmaking and sculpture methods; and learn ways to use them in the classroom. Visit the PAFA Museum and Vaults and select off-site locations to connect educational ideas with art projects and demonstrations. Learn new artistic methods and study powerful design and educational theories while you collect ideas for classroom projects. Visit website


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

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Wet or Dry? The Amazing Range of the Colored Pencil
July 21-22, 2015 — Come to scenic Astoria, Oregon, where the mighty Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean! Learn from longtime workshop instructor Kristy Kutch, refining colored pencil techniques. Waxy/oily colored pencils will be featured July 21, watersoluble colored pencils July 22. 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. Each student receives a generous supply of take-home products, including new additions to the art scene. 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. Dots 'n Doodles, your host, is a beautifully equipped store ready to serve you. Visit website


Location: Astoria, OR
Instructor: Kristy Kutch
Sponsor: Dots 'n Doodles Art Supply Store
Cost: $80/day or $150 for both days
Email: Scott Leahing
Phone: 503-325-5081

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Chicago Summer Open Studio Wednesdays
July 22 - August 26, 2015 (1:00 PM - 4:00 PM or 6:30PM - 9:30 PM) — Open Studio Wednesdays are available for artists to come and work for three hours of uninterrupted creative time in a spacious, professional well-lit studio. Those wishing to paint in watercolor, acrylic, or work on individual projects and would like Ingrid's guidance and help are welcome. Bring work that you would like to be critiqued. There is bottled drinking water, hot water for teas and coffees, and snacks available. Visit website


Location: Chicago, IL
Instructor: Ingrid E. Abrecht
Sponsor: Ingrid's Originals Inc.
Cost: $270
Email: Ingrid E. Albrecht
Phone: 312-320-0833

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Expressive Drawing & Design in Landscape
July 24-25, 2015 (10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) — Whether you want to learn how to draw, rekindle your creative imagination, or broaden your drawing skills, this class will free your 'inner artist.' Noted Northwest architect and teaching artist Anita Lehmann will guide you through stimulating exercises, focusing on expressive drawing, a free-form, abstract approach that any eager artist can master. Concepts covered: line, mark, shape, texture and tone, and critical design concepts related to dynamic mark-making. Once we initially investigate these specifically dynamic drawing concepts, we will apply these to landscape painting and drawing processes. You'll never look at landscape and drawing the same way again! Visit website


Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Instructor: Anita Lehmann, anitahlehmannartist.com
Sponsor: Winslow Art Center
Cost: $295
Email: Martha Jordan
Phone: 206-715-6663

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Colored Pencil: Beginning Landscape
July 25 - September 12, 2015 — Begin any day of the week. This engaging online course offers a solid beginning in 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 lessons, drawing assignments, additional personal instruction with Borgeson and two critiques of your work. Her online format allows you to set up a schedule that will work for you in your own environment. Art at right by former student Tracy Ference. Visit website


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

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Exploring the Art of Realistic Drawing: Teen Drawing Intensive (Ages 13-17)
July 27-30, 2015 (1-3:30pm) — Join us in the new teen drawing intensive and learn the secrets of drawing realistically. By observing nature and studying still lifes, learn how to use proportion, value, and shadow to make your pen and ink drawings come to life. Discover how to draw interesting compositions as you incorporate different types of strokes like parallel lines and cross hatching. Become the artist you've always wanted to be by gaining confidence in your drawing techniques. Students should bring two - three pictures of their favorite landscapes. Create a series of realistic drawings sure to impress your viewers. Visit website


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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Earn a Free Painting Week in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
July 27-31, 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: 014151212311

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Doodling Done Right (Ages 3½ - 5)
July 27-30, 2015 (9:30am-12pm) — Don't erase that line! That scribble can be transformed into something magnificent, like a silly self-portrait or a drawing of your pet. Explore the many ways to tell stories and create drawings with line, shape, and color. Each day, explore a new mark-making material like oil pastels, markers, chocolate or even beets! Turn your so-called doodles into experimental masterpieces as you learn multiple drawing skills throughout the week. Create a stack of artwork with drawing, stories, and art experiments. Visit website


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

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A New Perspective (Ages 9-12)
July 27-30, 2015 (1-3:30pm) — Once you learn the basic drawing techniques, soar into the limitless world of visual arts. Gain your artful wings in this drawing class and learn how to draw realistically through observation. Discover how to use line and contour, shape and form, proportion and perspective, and much more to create visually pleasing compositions. Explore a wide range of drawing materials to complete multiple realistic drawings throughout the week. Your final works of art will be impressive, realistic portraits, and drawings from nature. Visit website


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

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Drawing with the Masters (Ages 6-8)
July 27-30, 2015 (9:30am-12pm) — Let your imagination pop with explosive ideas as you paint and draw in the style of masters like René Magritte, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and Jim Dine. Warm up each day with a "free draw" to get your creative thoughts flowing. Then, use colored pencils, markers, paints, and more to explore different techniques found in Pop Art and Surrealism art movements. Join other budding artists in the studios to create artwork inspired by the masters! Complete a painting on canvas each day inspired by artists throughout history. Visit website


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

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Advanced Level

Drawing and Painting with Qi
August 1-2, 2015 (9am-5pm) — Designed for those with painting and drawing experience who desire to improve their skills and elevate their artistic expression of the human figure. In traditional Chinese culture, qi refers to the life force or energy flow that pervades all things. Learn to recognize qi energy and how to incorporate it into your art. Begin to sense qi in lines, chiaroscuro, colors, and space. Achieve a spiritually profound artistic expression through a new understanding of qi, yin and yang, and wabi-sabi concepts. Visit website


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

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Getting Started in Colored Pencil
August 1 - September 4, 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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The Liberating Line
August 1, 2015 (10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) — Explore your individual expression in an 'un'drawing class. Enjoy the inventive and organic experience of making lines and marks without the judgment of drawing. A variety of tools, mediums and resources inspire fun exercises and projects. Loosen-up, enrich your line vocabulary and increase your comfort with one of the essential elements of art. Visit website


Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Instructor: Anne Samuel Lewis, annlewisart.com
Sponsor: Winslow Art Center
Cost: $145
Email: Martha Jordan
Phone: 206-715-6663

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Summer Special Painting Vacation in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
August 3-28, 2015 (Mon-Fri, 9 AM - 12:30 PM) — This summer Cristi Fer Art Studio offers a special art program in one of the most charming Mexican destinations. Bright light, exciting landscape and Colonial architectures, flower, mariachi, parades and markets make San Miguel a cornucopia of inspiration. Relish the experience of an art emergence with skilled and inspirational painters and teachers. Each week of the 4 weeks will be dedicated to one area. Sketching, watercolor, plein air, painting from references and focus on personal style and particular artistic goals. Who will benefit: Art teachers looking for a special Summer vacation, Retirees in search for a cultural retreat, Artists looking for inspiration, Individuals looking for creative rejuvenation. Register early since space is limited to 4. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Alende, Mexico
Instructor: Fernando Gonzalez &Cristiana Marinescu
Sponsor: Cristi Fer Art Studio
Cost: $1500 includes most materials
Email: Cristiana
Phone: 4151212311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Two weeks intro to sketching and watercolor plein air in San Miguel
August 3-14, 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: 4151212311

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The Art of Flowers - Botanical Art Workshop in Kauai, Hawaii
August 3-7, 2015 (9am to 3pm) — Academy of Botanical Art 5-Day Botanical Art Workshop, Renaissance Techniques of the French Court Masters: Princeville Community Center, 4334 Emmalani Drive, Princeville, Hawaii 96722. Tuition includes: 1. Slide Presentation of "A Brief History of Botanical Art." 2. Plant Subject, Paper Supplies, Pencils, Erasers, Syllabus, and Handouts. 3. Daily refreshments available during workshop. 4. One complimentary group dinner during the study week. 5. A FREE copy of botanical art publication from renowned Hunt Museum by James White & Lugene Bruno. 6. To paint, please bring your watercolor paints and brushes! 7. Tuition does not include travel and hotel. Contact us for Hotel Information. 8. Please make your own reservations. 9. Concierge "Maria" is available to help with area info. Visit website


Location: Princeville, HI
Instructor: Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano
Sponsor: Academy of Botanical Art
Cost: $875.00 per person
Email: Olivia Marie Braida-Chiusano
Phone: 941-953-9999

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Colored Pencil: Building Color That Works!
August 8 - September 19, 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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Sketchbook Jumpstart in Mexico, art vacation on a shoestring
August 10-14, 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: 4151212311

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Sketching Techniques
August 13-15, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Enjoy learning the basic techniques of pen and ink drawing, watercolor painting and colored pencil drawing. Combine these mediums to create vibrant sketches using tools portable enough for drawing outdoors. Create a mini-sketchbook from a sheet of watercolor paper. Relax and draw your subject without worry of judgment! If weather permits, we'll capture the beauty of the Peninsula School of Art grounds or venture into town. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Ann Thomas, www.AnnThomasIllustration.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $335, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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The Creativity Workshop in New York
August 14-17, 2015 (10 AM to 1 PM) — Learn how to be more creative and find inspiration in the world around you. 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: New York, 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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Head Study (One Day)
August 15, 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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Colored Pencil: Beginning Landscape
August 15 - September 25, 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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Expressive Drawing in Pen and Ink
August 17-19, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Pen and ink drawing might seem daunting, but with practice and Maren's guidance, become more confident and proficient in this elegant medium. Employ expressive techniques, including: hatching, cross-hatching, scribbles, and other mark-making. Learn to use pen and ink to draw various items, such as water, sky, foliage, and buildings. Paint transparent watercolor over one or more of your drawings to emphasize key areas and add dimension. For inspiration, Maren shares famous pen and ink drawings by master artists and illustrators. Begin each day with drawing exercises, before the demonstration of pen and ink techniques. Create several drawings of still-life set-ups, landscapes, and other subjects of your choosing. Expect to create one or two polished drawings by the end of the workshop. Lodging available. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Maren Larsen, www.MarenLarsen.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $335, Non-Members: $365
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Art Adventure in Mexico, Painting and Sketching
August 17-21, 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

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Colored Pencil: Landscape Using Photo References As Aids
August 22 - October 10, 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 Danny Kolhage. 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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An Intimate Atlas
August 24-27, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Humans have been making maps for thousands of years: it is an urge some of us can't resist. Maps guide us, record our journeys and tell our personal stories. In this class we will make maps of our lives with gentle direction and guidance. We will talk about how to illustrate our current and past journeys with inks, paints, pens and pencils. These maps of the imagination can record our journeys of the past, future, backyards, hopes, dreams, and mythological places. Making maps of your life leads to new and wonderful art techniques and a voyage of self-discovery. We will make varied maps and a book to contain them, and discuss the historical and contemporary treatments of maps and mapmaking. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Jill K. Berry
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $500; Material Fee: $25
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Earn a Free Painting Week in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
August 24-28, 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: 014151212311

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Colored Pencil Adventure
August 29-30, 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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Expressive and Fantasy Landscape
August 29 - October 17, 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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

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: 4151212311

Beginner Level

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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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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Advanced Level

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

Intermediate Level

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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

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: 014151212311

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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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: 4151212311

Beginner Level

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

Beginner Level

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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

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: 4151212311

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Intermediate Level
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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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
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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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

"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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Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

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: 4151212311

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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: 4151212311

Beginner Level
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

Beginner Level
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

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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: 4151212311

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: 4151212311

Beginner Level
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


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


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

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


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

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Visual Journaling Online Workshop
Begin any time — Visual Journaling offers an easy intuitive way to connect with your creative spirit, capture emotions & ideas, access inner knowledge, record life's special moments, and envision your future. This powerful tool is available to everyone, even non-artists, although many artists use it as a rich resource to develop new work & to access intuition. Carl Jung said "The soul speaks in images." You'll learn simple ways to create interesting color & texture on your pages, how to add images, personal photos & text. This powerful tool is yours forever after this introductory class. Watch online as many times as you like. Receive bonus journal if you register early. 6 weekly video lessons. Or receive all right away. Visit website


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

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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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