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Portrait in Pastels
July 26-27, 2014 (9am-5pm) — The immediate subtlety that can be achieved through soft and hard pastel is particularly suited for the portrait study. Learn historical and contemporary techniques of hatching, blending, layering as well as color mixing as applied to rendering convincing portraits. Discussion and demonstration of various surfaces, pastels and mixed media techniques will expand the knowledge of the material. Drawing experience recommended. Visit website


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

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Advanced Level

Painting II for High School Students: Figure Painting
July 28 - August 1, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Figure Painting is one the most versatile and popular subjects taught at PAFA, and a valuable inclusion in any portfolio. In this intensive course, students will paint the life model from observation in oil paint. Instruction will focus on human anatomy and proportions, as well as paint handling and materials. Demonstrations and discussion will promote students' understanding of the subject matter, with an emphasis on how elements of design work together in a painting. Prerequisite: Painting I for High School Students: Still Life and Portrait (July 21-25, 2014) or prior basic painting experience. Please note: This class will have nude models. Visit website


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

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

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


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

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Intermediate Level

Portrait Painting Workshop with Warren Chang
August 2-3, 2014 (10-5pm) — Join Warren Chang a Nationally acclaimed artist for a 2 day Portrait Workshop. Students will work in oil, learning the proportions and construction of the head, understanding of light and shadow and the mixing of skin tones with the use of a limited palette. Instructor demonstrations on both days. For more information on the instructor, please visit: www.warrenchang.com Visit website


Location: Pacific Grove, CA
Instructor: Warren Chang
Sponsor: Pacific Grove Art Center
Cost: $350.00
Email: Warren Chang
Phone: 831-277-8474

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Watercolor Portraits from Life
August 4-8, 2014 (10am - 5pm) — For the exacting realism found in Paul's work, day one will focus primarily on the drawing aspect of the portrait. As the course continues, this intensive 5 day workshop will then focus on painting and the 3 basic watercolor techniques that Paul uses to execute all of his watercolor paintings; wet-into-wet, wet-onto-dry (glazing) and his signature dry brush technique. With demonstrations and lectures given each day students are taken through a step-by-step procedure...watch, listen, learn, and then apply. Combined with individual attention, critiques and hands on instruction, students will have the opportunity to create a finished portrait under Paul's guidance. Beginners and advanced students alike will certainly benefit from the experience. Visit website


Location: Beacon, NY
Instructor: Paul W. McCormack
Sponsor: McCormack Studios, Inc.
Cost: $750
Email: info@mccormackstudios.com
Phone: 845-380-9546

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Life Painting in Oils
August 4-6, 2014 (10:00 - 4:00) — The first day of the workshop begins with a demonstration. Students will learn about the fundamentals of drawing, value, color, and composition. The students will work from a live model all three days. At the end of the workshop, there will be a critique and students are welcome to bring other work. Please keep the critique to three canvases. Visit website


Location: Highlands, NC
Instructor: Marc Chatov
Sponsor: The Bascom
Cost: $450
Email: Billy Love
Phone: 828-526-4949

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Expressive Watercolors with Flowers and People
August 4-7, 2014 (9:00 to 4:00) — Fresh flowers in the studio will begin this dynamic watercolor workshop with Janet Rogers, AWS, at the charming Landgrove Inn, Landgrove, Vermont...nestled in breath-taking beauty, you will be inspired with the surrounding country - and outstanding accommodations at this historic inn. The workshop will include watercolor impressions of flowers, faces and figures. Demonstrations, individual attention, class instruction, "Show and Tell" all weave into this exciting journey. Janet is a popular instructor, teaching around the United States and abroad. She has four DVDs published and has won numerous awards for her sensitive paintings. Painting in an intuitive and impressionistic style, she inspires others to "loosen-up" and enjoy the natural flow of watercolors. This is a very special workshop and accommodates all levels. Visit website


Location: Landgrove, VT
Instructor: Janet Rogers, AWS
Sponsor: Landgrove Inn
Email: Tom Checchia
Phone: 802-824-6673

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Drawing and Painting the Figurative Subject
August 5-7, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This three-day workshop presents the student of painting an opportunity to further his or her understanding of drawing and painting the figurative subject. Day one will introduce "new" concepts of figural construction, which will be reinforced and integrated through gestural drawing exercise with the nude model in 3-4 minute poses. During the second day, students will begin painting. Through lecture and demonstration, students will gain an understanding of the interrelated components of painting: shape, value, color, edge and composition. Working from the nude model, the student will be introduced to an exercise designed to reinforce the concepts of simplicity for value and color. Day three will offer students the opportunity to apply these new concepts while working from the costumed and nude model. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Robert Lemler, www.robertlemler.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $350 + $35 Model Fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Advanced Level

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


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

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Intermediate Level

California-Vibe Watercolor Portraiture
August 11-15, 2014 (9 am - 4 pm Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 3 pm Friday) — Shake it up with David Lobenberg. Apply watercolor with splatters, swabs, slaps, splats, and slashes to that portrait you've been waiting to paint or use one of David's outline drawings. Come flood, blossom, and create textures with a style that is about gesture, expressive color, soft transparency and hard opacity. You'll paint several studies with step-by-step demonstrations from painting start to painting finish. David's watercolor paintings can be found in private, public, and corporate collections across the country. His work has been featured in American Artist, Southwest Art, and American Art Collector magazines. Visit website


Location: Bend, OR
Instructor: David Lobenberg
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Cost: $595
Email: Tracy Culbertson
Phone: 503.930.4572

Beginner Level

A New Vision: Painting Portraits of Your Loved Ones from Photos
August 14-16, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Learn to create an oil portrait painting. Achieve the basic skills needed to paint faces from photographs. Learn how to apply these skills to different genre, including animals, landscapes and still lifes. Kay will discuss what makes a good composition. She will demonstrate how to plan your painting, create a "grisaille", mix colors, and use various brushstrokes. There will be ample time to practice "seeing" and drawing skills, including how to recognize edges, shape, value and color, and measure for accuracy. At the end of the workshop, you will have a completed portrait created under Kay's direction. Visit website


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

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Expressive Watercolors with Flowers, Faces & Figures
August 18-22, 2014 (9:00 to 4:00) — Fresh flowers in the studio will be the inspiration for the beginning of this dynamic workshop - progressing to a more loose and fluid approach to painting faces and figures. Demonstrations and fun painting exercises are designed to help students to "see" in new ways through intuitive color and design, and to approach painting people without intimidation....most of all with lots of fun!!! Janet is a most popular workshop instructor both in the US and abroad, with four instructional DVDs and publications. Join us at this fantastic location near Southwest Harbor, Maine. Visit website


Location: Bernard, ME
Instructor: Janet Rogers, AWS
Sponsor: Acadia Workshop Center
Email: Gail Ribas
Phone: 207-460-4119

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Expressive Flowers, Faces & Figures in Watercolor
August 18-22, 2014 — Some students may want to paint just portraits or just flowers, although the demonstrations and instruction are geared to beginning with painting fresh flowers in the studio and ending with painting the portrait and figure. Through a series of fun painting exercises, students will develop a more loose and natural approach - giving them an opportunity to be more spontaneous and expressive in their paintings. A few drawing exercises will be included for the portrait. Many "features" will be covered!! - including children's portraits. We will work with photographs and progress to the model. Janet will demonstrate her intuitive approach throughout the workshop and work individually with each student, as well as provide class instruction and group "show and tell" sessions. Visit website


Location: Bernard, ME
Instructor: Janet Rogers, www.watercolorsbyrogers.com
Sponsor: Acadia Workshop Center
Cost: $595
Email: Gail Ribas
Phone: 207-244-9742


5-Day Figure Painting in Oils
August 20-24, 2014 (10AM-5PM) — This 5-Day workshop will focus on the fundamental principles essential to achieve a convincing three-dimensional representation of the human figure in oils. These principles will be analyzed in a logical sequence of repetitive exercises, beginning with gesture and Block-ins continuing through to a long pose with the opportunity to apply the principles practiced. We will analyze light and its effect on color and the human form. Focus will be on prioritizing the information unique to each stage, then establishing a cohesive balance between the use of abstract movements and shapes with structure and anatomy. Visit website


Location: Los Angeles, CA
Instructor: Stephen Early
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $695
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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The Drama of The Figure
August 20-24, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Kevin Beilfuss, graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago and OPA Regional and National award recipient, comes to Atlanta for a five day figure workshop. Lighting, color, symbolism will be explored. Basic figure drawing skills required. In this workshop Kevin will emphasize a more intuitive way to look at drawing and painting. Learning to see 'impressionistically' -the ability to 'suggest', rather than 'render' the subject will be explored. This approach involves many quick drawing and painting exercises from both the nude, and clothed figure, as well as having students work on more finished paintings during the course of the workshop. Demonstrations will be done every morning, followed by students exploring what was taught during the demonstration. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Kevin Beilfuss, www.kevinbeilfuss.com
Sponsor: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Cost: $625 plus model fee
Email: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Phone: 404-313-7356

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Intermediate Level

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


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

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Advanced Level

"Simplify the Complex on the California Coast"
August 25-27 or August 25-28, 2014 — Come paint the Monterey and Carmel Coastline this summer. The three (or four day- w/extra optional day) workshop is open to all levels, but is especially geared to push the experienced artist to greater heights. Sexton will review the basics of solid picture making...while sharing his own methods for "simplifying the complex". Three days (weather permitting) will be spent on location (gathering direct experience en plein air), while a fourth day (in the studio) will be focused on simple figure painting techniques to incorporate into a scene. Daily demonstrations will be followed up with "one-on-one" assistance at the easel. Visit website


Location: Carmel, CA
Instructor: Randall Sexton
Contact: Carmel Visual Arts
Phone: 831.620.2955

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Advanced Level

Painting the Figure from Life
August 25-29, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Working from a live model, learn the basics principles of painting the figure in the landscape from celebrated painter, Dawn Whitelaw. Instruction includes the following: drawing, design, proper value and color use, and edge control. The subject will be a costumed model, but the knowledge offered will be helpful in painting any subject matter. Students with painting and drawing skills, at intermediate level and above, will benefit most from the instruction. Models will be posed both outdoors and in the studio. Dawn will share her knowledge through power point presentations, lectures, demos, and intensive individual instruction at your easel. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Dawn Whitelaw, DawnWhitelaw.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $550 + model fee, Non-Members: $575 + model fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Painting and Drawing the Figure
September 1-3, 2014 (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: $375 plus Model Fee: $75
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Gourmet painting retreats in 17th century château in SW France
September 6-13, 2014 (10am-6pm) — Break down walls and barriers, expand your freedom of expression. Whether your are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Retreats take place in the beautiful 17th century Château de Saussignac, in the quaint picturesque village of Saussignac, nestled in the heart of Southwest wine country, about one hour from Bordeaux. Lodging, meals and wine are included, and retreats are limited to a maximum of 8 participants to provide ample one-on-one time with the teacher. Meals are tuned to the needs of the students, with a strong emphasis on French cuisine using only the best fresh local ingredients. All supplies are provided. Discounts for early booking. Visit website


Location: Saussignac, France
Instructor: Mike Snow
Sponsor: Snow & White
Cost: 1,295 €
Email: Mike Snow
Phone: (+33) 6 78 85 22 82

Advanced Level

Beyond Skill
September 9-12, 2014 — There will be a Spanish translator in attendance during the whole course of this 4-day workshop. Golucho was born in Madrid, Spain 1949 and started painting at 12 years old. In 1964 he studied the masterpieces of El Prado and the Palacio del Buen Retiro. In his teens he studied the Impressionists in the Louvre. His works have been exhibited in numerous places like Madrid, Paris, Brussels, Philadelphia and New York. He was a guest artist at the New York Academy. In spring 2009 he started the group La Gallina Ciega, a group of figurative artists located in Spain. Their paintings connect with the flow of new realism and are characterized by the use of textures and psychological characters, you can see this on his website. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: Golucho, www.golucho.com
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $950
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

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Figure Study with Robert Lemler
September 11-14, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Robert, for over a decade, has, taught drawing and painting in the classical tradition at the Scottsdale Artists' School and is represented by the Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale. Swiftly reproducing emotion and beauty of a moment with a direct, naturalistic approach with an intense interplay of light, form, and color are hallmarks that give his paintings a unique luminosity and richness. He believes real beauty lies in simplicity; stripping a statement down to its simplest form to make the most impact. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Robert Lemler, www.robertlemler.com
Sponsor: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Cost: $550 plus model fee
Email: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Phone: 404-313-7356

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Portraits in Pastel
September 15-17, 2014 (9am - 4pm) — We will work from live models each days and the goal is to observe our model's form, color and value relationships with a clear eye and to distill this complex information into a simply expressed, harmonious construction. Students will engage in the intense color analysis intrinsic to working in pastel. Ellen will show digital images of her works and share her thoughts about, and experience with, the artist and model relationship. Individual attention will be given to each student to strengthen powers of observation and application of pastel. Visit website


Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Instructor: Ellen Eagle
Sponsor: Artensity Workshops / artensity.org
Cost: $395 + model fee
Email: Debra
Phone: 734-662-8734

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4-Day Painting From Life and Seeing Form
September 18-21, 2014 (10AM-5PM) — This workshop will focus on painting from life in the traditional Alla Prima manner, painting directly wet on wet. We will block in the larger forms first and then develop the smaller forms in a painterly manner. We will concentrate on seeing the forms of the model in terms of shapes, proportions, values and color and mix our colors to achieve a natural realism. We will observe and paint the relationship of all these elements. Much attention will be given to mixing the paint on the pallet to achieve cool and warm colors for form and spacial design on the canvas. Visit website


Location: Los Angeles, CA
Instructor: Max Ginsburg
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $695
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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Life Painting in Oils
July 10 - September 18, 2014 (Thursdays, 6pm - 9pm) — This is an on-going class meeting every Thursday. Students have the option of working in oil or charcoal. Classes include drawing, painting alla prima and long poses - all from a live model - receiving individual instruction at your easel. Marc Chatov has taught Russian Impressionism to Traditional Realism for the past 40 years in this longest running art atelier in Atlanta. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Marc Chatov
Sponsor: Chatov Studio
Cost: $340 for 10 week session
Email: Gaye Chatov
Phone: 706-557-1717

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


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

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Pocket Sketching in Tuscany
September 23-30, 2014 — This quick-draw technique allows anyone to "journal" wherever they are using only a 4 x 6 art pad, a water soluble pen, a small paint set, a brush and a film canister of water. Perfect for hiking, sitting in a café or standing in line - take it anywhere, whip it out in a minute, and preserve a memory in 25 minutes or less. It's more about capturing the "feel" of a place rather than taking a camera image. This workshop is ideal for beginners who want to fearlessly paint in public, for experienced artists who want minimal equipment, speed and no clean-up. Visit website


Location: Cortona, Italy
Instructor: Kath Macaulay
Sponsor: Toscana Americana Workshops
Cost: from $3090.00 all-inclusive
Email: Patrick Mahoney
Phone: +39-011-331-422-9047

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Advanced Level

Gourmet painting retreats in 17th century château in SW France
September 27 - October 4, 2014 (10am-6pm) — Break down walls and barriers, expand your freedom of expression. Whether your are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Retreats take place in the beautiful 17th century Château de Saussignac, in the quaint picturesque village of Saussignac, nestled in the heart of Southwest wine country, about one hour from Bordeaux. Lodging, meals and wine are included, and retreats are limited to a maximum of 8 participants to provide ample one-on-one time with the teacher. Meals are tuned to the needs of the students, with a strong emphasis on French cuisine using only the best fresh local ingredients. All supplies are provided. Discounts for early booking. Visit website


Location: Saussignac, France
Instructor: Mike Snow
Sponsor: Snow & White
Cost: 1,295 €
Email: Mike Snow
Phone: (+33) 6 78 85 22 82

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A Brush with Tuscany
September 27 - October 4, 2014 — A Brush with Tuscany, a Landscape and Figure Painting workshop, gives both the plein air and studio painter a week-long opportunity to work in this inspiring region of Italy. Experience the joys of painting with award-winning artist, Eli Cedrone. Enjoy great Italian food, delightful wines, new friends, breath-taking vistas and "la dolce vita". Visit website


Location: Sarteano, Italy
Instructor: Eli Cedrone
Sponsor: Tuscany: A Journey for the Senses LLC
Cost: $2850.
Email: Joan Hill
Phone: 508-255-7907

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Painting People from Photographs: An Approach to Watercolor
September 29 - October 3, 2014 — Though often viewed by many as intimidating and challenging, painting the figure can be just as approachable as a still life or landscape and brings with its accomplishment a unique satisfaction and reward. In his workshop Ted will discuss, with daily demonstrations and one on one interaction with class members, how to achieve spontaneity, character and life in your figure paintings. As he shares with you his approach to the figure and some specific techniques he uses to bring excitement to his paintings you will find your paintings taking on a new life and will have great fun in the process. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Ted Nuttall
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $600
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

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Finding Your Style & Creativity
October 6-10, 2014 — This workshop is for photographers of any level who would like to develop more meaning in their photographs. Having a unique vision and making meaningful images is what develops creativity. In this workshop, Eileen will help you identify individual style and will teach you techniques for making creative photographs. You will accomplish this in three ways; finding creative subjects and perspectives, editing and processing your images to allow your creative voice to be heard, and constructive critiques. Throughout the week you will photograph beautiful Madeline Island, learn about historical photographers and their creative paths and learn techniques in software to draw the eye through the photograph to truly make the image sing. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Eileen Rafferty
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $595
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

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Seeing and Painting as an Artist
October 6-8, 2014 (9am - 4pm) — Learn from an established colorist in this special workshop made up of three different classes! Each day will be devoted to a creating a different type of painting. On the first day you will paint from a still life setup. On the second day, you will paint from a landscape photograph. On the third day, you will paint from a live model. Visit website


Location: Springfield, OR
Instructor: Sarkis Antikajian
Sponsor: Emerald Art Center
Cost: $325
Email: Paula Goodbar
Phone: 541-726-8595

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Portrait Painting
October 6-9, 2014 — Learn to paint portraits in the Classical Tradition. This 4 day workshop, led by artist David Gray, will give you the process on painting light and shadow, eye-catching detail and contemporary subjects in a classical approach. David's approach and tonal paintings are unique. His work reveals a personal and contemporary expression of beauty and order which pays homage to the classical tradition in its craftsmanship. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: David Gray, www.davidgrayart.com
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $550
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

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Drawing and Painting the Figure: Alla Prima
October 10-12, 2014 (9am-4pm) — The focus of this class will be on drawing the figure (day 1) and Alla Prima oil painting and the various techniques used to create a fresh, spontaneous response to your subject matter while the paint is still wet. Students will work by applying paint in large tonal patches and refining/ adding details as they move along. This class will be helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely, use brush strokes economically and take advantage of the inherent beauty of wet oil paint. All levels welcome. David Shevlino studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania (BFA). His work has been featured in national publications and exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: David Shevlino, www.davidshevlino.com
Sponsor: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Cost: $450 plus model fee
Email: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Phone: 404-313-7356

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Thailand Painting Holidays
October 12, 2014 - January 25, 2015 — Art on the banks of the Mekong River in NE Thailand. Individual tuition in painting, drawing and photography combined with visits to Thai villages and markets to experience the unique Thai culture. Professional artist Jeremy Holton and his Thai wife Waree have a small luxury guest house away from the tourists where everything is provided for up to four guests. Visit website


Location: Phon Phisai, Thailand
Instructor: Jeremy Holton
Sponsor: Thailand Painting Holidays
Cost: $110 USD per day
Email: Jeremy Holton
Phone: 618 6394 1592

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Plein Air Painting in Baja California
October 16-19, 2014 (4:00 Thursday to 4:00 Sunday) — Explore the ranchos and wine country of Valle Guadalupe, in northern Baja California, Mexico, our "studio of the south" for creativity and inspiration. Our September plein air workshop will be led by Rose Irelan, landscape painter, teacher and founder - RoseArt Atelier, October 16 - 19, 2014. Workshop includes: All transportation in Mexico to and from the U.S./Tecate border; Lodging at Rancho La Bellota, just 50 miles south of the U.S./Tecate border; All meals at the ranch; Painting workshops Friday and Saturday mornings; Winery visit in Valle Guadalupe, Mexico's premier wine region; Trail rides on ranch horses, no experience necessary. Celebrating artists and art-making within Baja California. Visit website


Location: near Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico
Instructor: Rose Irelan of RoseArt Atelier
Sponsor: Baja Rancho Art
Cost: $600
Email: Ellen Parry
Phone: 619-977-7242

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"Going Beyond a Likeness"
October 17-19, 2014 (10:00 am - 4:00 pm) — This class is designed for students who want to take their figure paintings and portraits to a more creative level by incorporating storytelling, design & composition, and color harmony. Topics we will cover: Creating a personal work of art vs. creating a likeness; Learn the rules before breaking them; Being prepared is not just for boy scouts; Value studies and thumbnail sketches; Creating harmony with color studies; Putting it all together in a creative, fine art painting. Visit website


Location: Charlotte, NC
Instructor: Peggi Habets
Sponsor: Nancy Couick Studios & Gallery
Cost: $325.00
Email: Nancy Couick
Phone: 704-541-6944

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Gourmet painting retreats in 17th century château in SW France
October 18-25, 2014 (10am-6pm) — Break down walls and barriers, expand your freedom of expression. Whether your are a novice or an experienced artist, this retreat will bring you countless new ideas and help move your creative spirit forward. Retreats take place in the beautiful 17th century Château de Saussignac, in the quaint picturesque village of Saussignac, nestled in the heart of Southwest wine country, about one hour from Bordeaux. Lodging, meals and wine are included, and retreats are limited to a maximum of 8 participants to provide ample one-on-one time with the teacher. Meals are tuned to the needs of the students, with a strong emphasis on French cuisine using only the best fresh local ingredients. All supplies are provided. Discounts for early booking. Visit website


Location: Saussignac, France
Instructor: Mike Snow
Sponsor: Snow & White
Cost: 1,295 €
Email: Mike Snow
Phone: (+33) 6 78 85 22 82

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Environmental Portraiture
October 20-24, 2014 (9am-4pm) — If you would like to be able to make portraits in any environment, using existing light only, in a minimum amount of time and with predictable results, this is the course for you. Kurt will outline a logical way to deal with light quality, direction, and a systematic approach to exposure determination. Placing your subject in their environment in terms of the light and geometry combinations available and making them comfortable throughout the experience will be our focus. There will be thorough critiques and discussions of your personal portfolios and visual answers to ongoing assignments. You should be a serious amateur or professional that has a few years of experience in order to benefit the most from this course. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Kurt Edward Fishback
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $595
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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The Art of Relief Sculpture: Head and Figure
October 20-24, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Relief sculpture, quite simply, is one of the most fascinating of all sculptural art forms. Although it is firmly rooted in the sculptor's realm, it owes its design and composition to the draftsman and painters' turf, and its dynamism to a 2-d format and use of perspective. Daub will demonstrate and discuss his approach and respect of this powerful art form. Students may choose to work from a live model or their own photo reference. Although we will have live models, photos and digital images are commonly used to create reliefs. Students may bring their own reference for portraits. Eugene Daub has created hundreds of portrait reliefs for public figures, mints and an 18' relief for the Senate Chamber at the capital in Montana. Most recently, President Obama unveiled Daub's sculpture of Rosa Parks in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capital. Visit website


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

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Realistic Watercolor Portraits
October 21-24, 2014 (9 am - 4 pm) — Realistic Watercolor Portraits: How to Paint a Variety of Ages and Skin Tones. Learn to paint a variety of likenesses. Realistic Watercolor Portraits contains the information on how to address and overcome the many variables to consider when painting people. Visit website


Location: Plantation/Ft Lauderdale, FL
Instructor: Suzanna Winton
Sponsor: Plantation Art Guild
Cost: $340 members / $375 non-members
Email: Karen Braverman
Phone: 954-473-0497

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Painting the Self Portrait
October 22-25, 2014 — Alla prima is a painting done in one sitting while the paint is still wet. It leaves the surface looking its freshest, yet also is the most challenging because it forces the artist to complete the work within a much shorter time frame. Within this four day workshop we will spend time with and explore each stage of an alla prima portrait painting and the correlating principles that go along with each stage. Students will begin with grisialle, progress to a simplified value range of flesh tones, then add color. The final stage is a 'long pose' all prima painting where the student has a full day to build a portrait through all its stages while the paint is still wet. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: Kerry Dunn
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $650
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

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Portrait Painting from Life
October 27-31, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will concentrate on painting the head in a traditional realistic manner. We will see and paint the unique forms of the individual model posing. Variations will be observed with different poses and lighting conditions. Attention will be given to perspective, foreshortening, the relationship of shapes, value, color, textures, atmosphere, spacial design and the use of the painting materials, paint and brushes, etc.to achieve these effects. Mr. Ginsburg will give painting demonstrations throughout the week but the students will spend the bulk of the time painting on their own work, and the instructor will personally critique each student's work daily. During breaks Mr. Ginsburg will discuss the work of the Old Masters, and his own work, as it relates to the workshop assignments. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Max Ginsburg, www.maxginsburg.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $825 + $50 Model Fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Pastel Painting - The Figure
October 27-31, 2014 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop the students will learn the difference between colored drawing and painting. There will also be technical advice on simple matters such as paper choice and how to properly organize ones pastels. Often times a poor understanding of the capability of the materials used and a poor organization of the student’s pastel box will lead to confusion and inability to express fully. With Clayton's guidance the student will be introduced to one of the most exciting mediums and its ability to express artistically and technically the most basic of all pictorial subjects, namely the human figure. Visit website


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

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Photography Open Studio in Baja California
October 30 - November 2, 2014 (4:00 Thursday to 4:00 Sunday) — A Photo Weekend in October! Our last October workshop is 3-day photography event in northern Baja California, our "Studio of the South" offering landscape, genre, portrait, animal, and architectural subjects. We will: photograph star trails in the dark night sky; create and photograph personal Day of the Dead still lifes; photograph a stampede in total safety; visit 2 wineries for tastings (optional) and photos; take a trail ride on the Ranch's excellent horses - beginner's welcome! Workshop includes: All transportation in Mexico to and from U.S./Tecate border; 3 nights lodging at Rancho La Bellota, 50 miles south of the border; All meals at the Ranch; 2 winery visits; transportation to wineries; and horseback riding. Celebrating the Arts in Baja California. Visit website


Location: near Valle de Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico
Sponsor: Baja Rancho Art
Cost: $500
Email: Ellen Parry
Phone: 619-977-7242

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Watercolor Still Life, Portrait and Figure
November 3-7, 2014 (9am - 4pm Mon - Thu, 9am - 3pm Fri) — A great drawing is the foundation of a great painting. Charles Reid, the master of contour drawing, will teach you how to concentrate on interconnecting shapes rather than drawing separate objects. Discover how to simplify and avoid overworking by focusing on good paint consistency. Practice "direct painting", using as few over-washes as possible. Achieve the correct color, edge variety, and tonal value on the first try. Charles is the author of Charles Reid's Watercolor Secrets and Charles Reid's Watercolor Solutions, and many more. He is a member of the National Academy of Design. Visit website


Location: Portland, OR
Instructor: Charles Reid
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Cost: $795
Email: Tracy Culbertson
Phone: 503-930-4572

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Sculpting the Figure
November 3-7, 2014 (9am-4pm) — The focus of this five-day workshop is interpreting the human form in plasteline clay, in an accurate and powerful way. Sculpting techniques, tools, anatomy, proportion and composition are considered, as they relate to developing a consistent, masterful process. Edward Eyth provides artists with insights attained throughout his extensive career as artist, designer, college instructor and over his five years as director of the Richard MacDonald Master Workshops. Discussions and comprehensive demonstrations provide participants with methods for genuine artistic advancement. Working from a live model each day, students will work on multiple poses. Intermediate through professional artists are encouraged to attend. Visit website


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

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Sight Size Bargue Drawing
November 3-7, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Does drawing intimidate you? Arrive at a new level of confidence behind the easel as we delve into the world of "sight-size figure drawing". Karen introduces this unique method of drawing and its tools, by first working intensively from Old Masters' drawings, then transitioning to working directly from the model. These age old methods & techniques have proven to hone skills, solidify process and sharpen eyes that repeatedly shed new light on how to lay down information on paper accurately, like you've never experienced before. It directly translates to working from a model and quickly boosts confidence behind an easel adding various new tools to your belt. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Karen Cope, www.copestudios.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600 + $35 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Expressive Portraits - Create Dramatic, Emotive Paintings
November 3-7, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Are you ready to move to the next level? Then this workshop is for you. You will learn how to: Achieve high art rather than mere rendering; Free yourself from the literal; Create drama; Maximize suggestion; Achieve glowing, realistic skin tone; Understand color temperature; Simplify values; Suggest movement; Avoid "unpleasant" detail; Capture expression; and Understand the basics of composition. We will also view a slide show of masterworks that embody these principles. Expect your work to become expressive, and more painterly. Visit website


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

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Figure Painting from Life
November 3-7, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will concentrate on painting the figure in a traditional realistic manner. We will see and paint the unique forms of the individual model posing. Variations will be observed with different poses and lighting conditions. Attention will be given to perspective, foreshortening, the relationship of shapes, value, color, textures, atmosphere, spacial design and the use of the painting materials, paint and brushes, etc.to achieve these effects. Mr. Ginsburg will give painting demonstrations throughout the week but the students will spend the bulk of the time painting on their own work, and the instructor will personally critique each student's work daily. During breaks Mr. Ginsburg will discuss the work of the Old Masters, and his own work, as it relates to the workshop assignments. Visit website


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

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Watercolor Portraits
November 4-7, 2014 (9 am-4 pm) — Although painting a person in watercolor may seem daunting, it is every bit as approachable as creating a still life or landscape. Ted Nuttall's workshop is designed to give you the tools and techniques, as well as the confidence and the inspiration, to enjoy painting people. Topics include photographic reference, as well as how to edit, interpret and compose from a photo. There will be lectures, daily demonstrations, and individual instruction, designed to help you find new enthusiasm for painting people in watercolor. He was also the featured and cover artist for the February 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist magazine as well as a featured artist in the French publication Pratique Des Arts in 2013. Visit his website: tednuttall.com. Visit website


Location: Huntsville, AL
Instructor: Ted Nuttall
Sponsor: Huntsville Museum of Art
Cost: $575 Museum members/$600 non-members
Email: Laura Smith
Phone: 256-535-4350 x222

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The Figure and Portrait in Oil
November 5-9, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of direct painting from a live model. We will discuss various starting techniques, as well as color studies, value schemes, and the preliminary work involved in starting a painting. The first part of the workshop will focus on the portrait; the second part will focus on the figure and setting up a scene. There will be daily instructor demonstrations and critiques. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Aaron Westerberg, www.westerberg-fineart.com
Sponsor: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Cost: $625 plus model fee
Email: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Phone: 404-313-7356

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Sketches in Clay
November 6, 2014 — Join us for a figurative sculpting workshop with water based clay using a live model. Adam will demonstrate the techniques he uses when creating his miniature 'sketches' of the figure in clay. Perfect for the beginning figure sculptor or for anyone who wants uninterrupted time to sculpt from a model. Participants will learn about: techniques for sculpting figures, using a model as reference, capturing the gesture in clay, composition, and expression. We will concentrate on creating several sitting and reclining figure sketches from 3-5 inches tall. Learning to work with multiples in this scale allows people to become less attached to their process and will help them to more easily discover the qualities that bring 'life' to their sculptures. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Adam Schultz
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $175 (Includes Models Fee, Clay and Firing Fee)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Figurative Sculpture with Raku Finish
November 7-9, 2014 — Lorri's three-day workshop will present participants with a new way of working with clay. Using fiberclay (regular ceramic clay with special fibers added to it), she teaches skills and techniques that encourage fragile and elongated forms that are often regarded as impossible to make and fire. The class will culminate in an actual raku firing during which your piece will be fired so that you will leave class with your finished sculpture. Fun, hands-on and experimental, Lorri will teach you the concepts and techniques and then allow you to 'go for it', opening your mind to a new way of working with clay. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Lorri Acott, www.lorriacottfowler.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $425 (Includes a $25 Firing Fee)
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Watercolor Figure Painting
November 10-14, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Learning to simplify and avoid overworking are the goals of this workshop. Reid uses the same approach for figures, still life and landscapes. Students will learn about contour drawing, which helps one concentrate on interconnecting shapes rather than on individual isolated objects. Students will practice "direct painting", using as few over-washes as possible. The workshop will concentrate on good paint consistency (the correct ratio of water and paint when the brush is loaded). The goal will be to achieve the correct color, edge variety and tonal value with the first try. Portable easel recommended. Recommended reading, "Charles Reid's Watercolor Solutions" and "Charles Reid's Watercolor Secrets" by North Light books. Visit website


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

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Portraiture in Egg Tempera
November 10-14, 2014 (10 - 5 on the first day, then 9-4 with a one hour lunch) — Egg tempera painting is becoming increasingly popular with artists today. Tempera has unsurpassed luminosity. Dozens of glazes and scumbles can be applied in a day, and yet the medium also allows for meticulous linear detailing. Thus, egg tempera is an ideal medium for rendering the human face. In this workshop you will learn every step of how to develop a portrait in egg tempera, with ongoing individual instruction and critiques. Schadler explains the traditional Old Master palette used to develop flesh tones. She will also work on a painting of her own, so you can see firsthand how she develops her egg tempera portraits. Students also learn how to light and pose a model to create visually strong photographs that already look like beautifully designed paintings. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Koo Schadler, www.kooschadler.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $625 + $60 Materials fee
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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The Figure in Oil: In Studio and Plein Air
November 10-14, 2014 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop, the figure will be the subject matter; however the focus will be on improving drawing skills and seeing values and colors correctly, and understanding their relationships to each other. There will be daily demonstrations emphasizing the big shapes and establishing their relationships correctly. We will address design and technique in a manner in which the individual artist may express themselves in a personal way. The student will experience many specific assignments, which will help them to "get to the point a little more quickly." Be ready to cover a lot of canvas and to "learn through earnest mileage." Students will receive plenty of one-on-one instruction and individual demonstrations will be given as needed. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Peggi Kroll-Roberts, www.krollroberts.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $685 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Painting the Figure in Charcoal and in Oil
November 14-16, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will focus on capturing the figure in both charcoal and oils. The first day will be drawing the figure in charcoal, building from short gesture poses into longer sittings where we will focus on using brushes and powdered charcoal to achieve a painterly effect to the drawing, covering values and edges. The second day will be quick figure sketches in oils, taking all we have covered the first day with drawing and progress into doing 45 min gestural studies in oil to convey movement, color notation and rhythmical elements. The third day will be a long figurative pose in oil. Refinement of edges and color harmony, color mixing and color temperature will be a main focus. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Michelle Dunaway, www.dunawayfineart.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $395 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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The Language and Practice of Life Drawing
November 17-21, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Working from the live model in two sessions daily, students will gain confidence and fluency in this most essential discipline. Through lectures, demonstrations and personal interaction, Ned Jacob will share knowledge, and insight that has made him, arguably, one of the most respected draftsmen of his generation. Neophytes will welcome this opportunity to gain a sound introduction to figure drawing; professionals will value this focused five-day seminar to sharpen tools grown dull through neglect. Subjects discussed will be: Hiring, posing and lighting the model; Exploring the relationship between media and working surfaces; Correct drawing posture and address to the format; Charcoal, sanguine chalk, conte. Visit website


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

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Sculpting in Alabaster
November 17-21, 2014 — Through demonstration and one-on-one attention this workshop will guide you to completing an alabaster stone sculpture. The workshop will be appropriate for professional artists as well as beginners. Subject matter could be a bust, animal, still-life, or bas-relief. Quarried alabaster stone, approximately 14" high, will be provided and students will be able to choose the stone appropriate to their theme. If possible, participants should bring their own Dremel tools. They should also bring a block of oil-based clay, approximately 5" X 3" X 3", to use for a maquette. The class will also include some history of stone carving and Native American design influences in stone carving. Safely goggles, masks, gloves and ear plugs will be provided. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Alvin Marshall
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $600
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Alla Prima Portrait Painting
December 5-7, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Sean Cheetham uses a very distinct palette, called a "mud-palette", when working on alla prima portraits. This palette will be discussed extensively throughout the workshop. The benefits of working with this palette are value and color control. Sean will discuss harmony and unity in your final piece. He will teach you a simple step-by-step process to painting alla prima portraits. Sean will be going over composition, drawing, likeness, organizing your palette, color mixing, value, edges, and producing a completed portrait. The workshop will start off with a demonstration and then Sean will continue to paint alongside the students throughout the weekend as well as offer critiques. There will be a different model each day as the focus is on direct wet-into-wet painting. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Sean Cheetham, www.seancheetham.blogspot.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $425 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Alla Prima Figure Painting
December 8-12, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This class is about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects. After a demonstration, the class will work in monotone from the model for the first day, concentrating on value. After that, we'll work in full color from the model; learning how to interpret and simplify by seeing the figure as a series of basic shapes described by color, light, and shadow. By learning to simplify what we see, we become better able to paint our subjects with greater clarity and directness. This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to use their brushstrokes with economy. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: David Shevlino, www.davidshevlino.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Drawing the Quick Portrait in Conte
December 10-12, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This class will focus on the portrait drawn with conte and hard pastel. We will work from several models and poses to get a feel for the broad, gestural start, the sense of underlying structure. These materials allow a great variety of strokes and marks from a broad brush mark to a fine line, with expressive smudges and tones added to the tool-box of form building marks. The illusion of form arises not from an accumulation of detail, but from a few concise, correct choices of form. The quick portrait is about seeing the big underlying forms and bone structure. Drawing the portrait well is about making decisions about light and shadow, where a shape starts and stops. Visit website


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

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Representational Watercolor Intensive, Studio and Plein Air
January 3-10, 2015 (all day) — You can expect an incredible week of serious painting, study and fun in a charming fishing village and other exotic locals along the gorgeous Pacific coast of Mexico, with award wining artist - workshop leader Stan Miller! If you are interested in building the skills and learning the techniques of this award winning artist then this workshop is for you. Stan generously shares his knowledge, wisdom and expertise through a variety of exercises, demos, lectures and critiques. Immerse yourself in the joys of authentic Mexican village life at one of the most beautiful and arts oriented locales in Latin America, Casa de los Artistas, in the safe and serene village of Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles south of Puerto Vallarta. Visit website


Location: Boca de Tomatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Instructor: Stan Miller
Sponsor: Casa de los Artistas, Robert Masla Studi
Cost: $1,895. - $1,995.
Email: Robert Masla
Phone: 413-625-8382

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Painting People from Photographs
January 5-9, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Although painting a person in watercolor may seem daunting, it is every bit as approachable as creating a still life or landscape. Ted Nuttall demonstrates the techniques, and instills the confidence to enjoy painting people. Ted will discuss the benefits of photographic reference, as well as how to interpret a photo in order to give life and energy to the subject. In Ted's daily demonstrations and presentations, he shares his personal approach to painting - plus he introduces the work of other artists with the objective of inspiring enriched seeing and thinking skills. Significant time is allowed for one-on-one instruction. In an atmosphere that's both creative and supportive, Ted encourages in each participant, a renewed enthusiasm for their art - regardless of their skill level. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Ted Nuttall, www.tednuttall.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Contemporary Russian Colorism
January 12-16, 2015 (9am-4pm) — "Check your work with the rules, but paint what you see." This workshop will show students the best way to paint color using the secrets of Russian Impressionism, with a contemporary feel. Nancy will give you a lecture on the rules of painting to give you a good start. Two days of the workshop will be devoted to still life, and three days to models. Students will learn to paint what they see, and check their work with the rules. There will be a lot of information to give a new perspective on color and painting. You will never look at painting the same way again! Visit website


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

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The Art of the Portrait
January 12-16, 2015 (9am-4pm) — There are many approaches to portrait sculpture. This class is a gestalt approach that employs many theories and techniques. Structure and anatomy will be reviewed but the emphasis will be Learning 'how to see' and assimilate. The final effort will be to attain that which is the most beguiling... 'A psychological presence'. We will work from live models, and also from photos. Students are encouraged to bring photos and or digital images. Eugene Daub is the sculptor of the Rosa Parks sculpture recently unveiled in Statuary Hall in the Capital in Washington DC. Visit website


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

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Figure Painting
January 12-16, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This intensive five-day workshop is designed for painters who have already had painting experience but would like to continue improving craftsmanship and visual concept. The class will focus on painting from the model as well as studio painting. There will be a deep discussion regarding visual elements such as design, placement of composition and focal point. Students should bring their own photo reference to the class for the studio painting assignment. The instructor will be doing a one day formal demonstration in class, sharing his thoughts and experience throughout the process. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Huihan Liu, www.huihanliuart.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $750 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Figurative Design in Watercolor
January 19-23, 2015 (9am-4pm) — In Jeannie's Figurative Design Watercolor Workshops she shares many aspects of her art through versatile projects and extended experimentation. Students will explore the interplay between the figurative subject(s) and their backgrounds, natural design in reference materials, cropping impact, pigment maintenance, using a higher ratio of pigment to water, intentional and spontaneous marks, use of titanium white, and the freedom to change one's mind. Each day begins with a demo pertaining to the day's project such as; exploring eyes and faces in an unconventional way; focus on a single figure with an obscure background; and intertwine a group of people with their background elements. Artists receive plenty of personal attention and painting time. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Jeannie McGuire, www.jeanniemcguire.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Painting the Portrait
January 19-23, 2015 (9am-4pm) — There are many criteria that go into creating a successful portrait. While capturing a good likeness of the sitter is very important, it's not enough. A great portrait feels alive, evokes emotion, and captures the viewer through the beauty of its makers' compositional and aesthetic choices. In this portrait painting workshop Jeff Hein will discuss what he believes to be the key elements of creating a great portrait: creating a concept, formulating good composition and designing of marks, strokes and color. Jeff will also break down the process of painting a head into its most basic parts; drawing, value and color. As Jeff Demonstrates daily he will show his techniques and discuss key principles. Students paint from a live model each day. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Jeff Hein, www.jeffhein.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Figure Drawing
January 19-23, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will feature both short and long pose charcoal drawings using the figure model. Different techniques, including composition, values, form, line, shape and massing will be introduced and practiced in class. Students will also be encouraged to find their own way of seeking beauty from each pose, and interpret what they find with their personal artistic approach instead of just copying. Visit website


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

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Sculpting the Figure
January 19-23, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Vala Ola will take you through the process of creating a figurative sculpture that is suitable for casting in bronze. The clay figure will be one-third life size in a creative pose. The focus will be on anatomy, curves and planes, bone structure, ribcage, contraposto, and face. A day devoted to the head. Special focus on: eyes, lips, hair, and tips on achieving likeness using calipers. Hands and feet will be addressed. Fleshy forms vs. defined muscles, using shadows, points of interest, leading the eye around, texture, lost edges, and drapery will also be discussed. Tools to use, how to create textures. Composition, communicating emotion. The final result will be a beautiful anatomically correct figure, compositionally strong, and emotionally engaging. Visit website


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

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Let's Figure it out - Painting the Model in Oil
January 26-30, 2015 (9am-4pm) — The week will be spent painting models set in a variety of settings, moods and poses. Sensitive observation and attention to accuracy will be encouraged but not at the expense of personal expression and "picture making". There will be demonstrations, discussions and drollery. The intent of the class is to inspire, inform and encourage with knowledge, humor and fun. As Harley Brown used to say..."take your art seriously...not yourself". Visit website


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

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Portrait Sculpture Intensive
February 3-6, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop is an opportunity for artists to sculpt a life-size portrait in clay, working directly from the model. Designed for all levels of ability, Rick Casali's innovative teaching style embraces the French concept of "secret figure" - a knowledge/concept approach to understanding the Portrait. This unique 4 day workshop will consist of daily sculpture demos by Casali covering proportion, pose, geometric planes, and the anatomy of the eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and the forms of the hair. Thorough measurements of each model will be recorded as a reference. Students will have their choice of a male or female model. Recommended for portrait painters, sculptors, illustrators, and computer animators. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Rick Casali, www.rickcasali.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $550 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Light and the Figurative Subject
February 3-6, 2015 (9am-4pm) — The focus of this class is light and its characteristics of direction, strength and color. A consideration of these characteristics is essential to the successful interpretation of the subject. Working from the model, students will examine the character of natural and artificial light sources. The weak and cool light source offered by the north facing studio skylight is very different from direct sunlight with its strength, and warm color. Students will learn to recognize and interpret the qualities of these very different lighting conditions. We will paint portraits, nude and costumed subjects illuminated by both warm and cool light sources. The principles taught in this class are applicable to all mediums. Be prepared to work hard and have fun! Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Robert Lemler, www.robertlemler.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $500 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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The Child Portrait
February 6-8, 2015 (9am-4pm) — In this three day workshop Mike will cover methods of posing and modeling the child portrait. He will also cover anatomical differences to look for between adults and youth. The workshop is intended to help you find the issues to avoid, and pointers to help you when painting the child portrait. This class will consist of brief demonstrations in order to exercise the objective and students will work from live children models as reference. There will be plenty of individual attention and critiques throughtout the workshop. You will leave this class with a better understanding of how to approach painting the youth. Visit website


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

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Painting with Emphasis on Color: Still Life and Figure
February 9-13, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will emphasize capturing and understanding the variety of lights through color relationship. By doing so the local colors, such as fresh tones, will be eliminated. The same principle applies to all subjects. Still life is always the best subject to learn about color relationships and constructing planes. This knowledge and skill are essential in portraiture, not only to capture the likeness, but the light that will help set up a paintings harmony, mood, and atmosphere. This workshop will also focus on design and the art of setting up a still life. Students will have the option to work from the live model as well as still life throughout the week. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Sunny Apinchapong-Yang
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Sculpting the Figure
February 9-13, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop consists of day-to-day instruction and demonstrations in modeling the figure with water-based clay. You will have the opportunity to work with a live model all five days while learning anatomy, proportions, and composition along with being introduced to special sculpting techniques and tools in the making of your figurative sculpture. During this workshop, you will learn two different methods for making a clay figure. One method is making your sculpture with a wire armature and the other method is creating your work of art in the traditional terracotta method using no armature. There will be individual attention given to each student. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Ann Rosow-Lucchesi, www.annrosowlucchesi.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Acrylic Painting Workshop with Donna Zagotta
February 14-20, 2015 — Join us in the tropical paradise of Puerto Vallarta, located on the west coast of Mexico. It's situated on the same parallel as the Hawaiian Islands, which gives it excellent temperatures in February! Our hotel, with its beautiful colonial architecture, has one of the best beaches of the tourist area, with everything you need for ocean water sports plus 3 swimming pools. There is also a lovely spa massage area with reasonable prices. It has one of the best breakfast buffets we've ever seen and lovely restaurants in and around hotel. Facing an unbelievable blue sea, sunsets are fabulous from this location. The charming downtown has fun restaurants, lots of art galleries and boutiques and a river-front area full of arts and crafts. Visit website


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

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Terracotta Sculpture
February 16-20, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will consist of day-to-day instruction in modeling with water-based clay. During the course of this workshop, you will make a portrait, a figure and a bas relief. Students will be introduced to various tools and materials used in terracotta sculpting techniques through basic principles. There will be instructor demonstrations and individual attention. Bruno Lucchesi's is a world-renowned sculptor. His works are part of many museum collections: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of the City of New York, Brooklyn Museum, Dallas Museum, and the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Washington Museum amongst others. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Bruno Lucchesi, www.brunolucchesi.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $995 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Capturing the Essence
February 16-20, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This course will focus on capturing the essence of our subject. Students will work from life focusing on painting accurate value and color relationships. Much of the week will be spent doing several quick oil studies from live models with a shorter time restraint to force us into painting only the things that are absolutely necessary to capture the light effect. Michael will be doing several demontstrations and provide individual instruction. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Mike Malm, www.michaelmalm.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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The Figure in Pastels
February 20-22, 2015 (9am-4pm) — In this 3-day workshop, Margaret teaches a simple step-by-step pastel painting method. Working with live models, students explore drawing, composition, anatomy, proportion, value, color, and pastel application. Emphasis is on developing form using light and shadow, and layering color for a translucent effect. If you want to learn about color, if you want to speed up and become less tight in your work, this is the class for you. Students do not need prior pastel experience. Pastel is one of the most misunderstood of all media. Often confused with chalk, which is limestone and dye, pastel is actually dry powdered pigment molded into a crayon shape with binding solution. Pastel is as close as an artist can come to painting with pure color. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Margaret Dyer, www.margaretdyer.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $395 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Figure in Oil, Inside and Out
February 23-25, 2015 (9am-4pm) — In this intensive three-day workshop students will be asked to explore what they wish to bring to their paintings of the figure, using the model as a conduit for discovering what painting problems (e.g. drawing, anatomy, paint quality, color, edges), or perhaps, what conceptual questions and creative directions intrigue them. Together with Rose, they will navigate what it is to be a painter who strives to be an artist. Each student's solution will vary as the class learns and discovers as a whole. The workshop will include a demonstration on Monday morning, followed by two and half days of student painting with a lot of individual attention. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Rose Frantzen, www.oldcityhallgallery.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $575 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Quick Sketch Figure Painting
February 23-27, 2015 (9am-4pm) — English professes, "Immediacy is important not only because it is often the nature of people, but for me, it is the most instinctive way to paint." In this workshop, students will concentrate on developing their ability to paint quickly and accurately, a skill that can be useful in many situations. Students will work from models in natural situations (chatting, playing music, walking around, but not strictly "posed") both indoors and outdoors. The goal of this workshop is not to create a finished painting, but numerous very quick, spontaneous, yet controlled studies. Many studies may even be wiped out during the day, as students practice their oil sketching technique. Portable easel required. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Kim English
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Painting the Inspired Portrait and Figure
February 23-27, 2015 (9am-4pm) — The focus of this oil painting workshop is to develop and clarify your visual intention while nurturing the overall painted subject. Beginning with the core elements of painting (line, shape, tone/value, color, texture, and edges) we will then explore the infinite visual possibilities that can originate with just a flash of inspiration. Harmon will provide demonstrations, individualized instruction, critiques, and group discussions intended to renew and expand your visual vocabulary. Good drawing skills and a strong grasp of painting fundamentals are recommended. Students will paint the portrait, the clothed and semi-nude figure. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Johanna Harmon, www.johannharmon.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Artist Guild Week
March 2-6, 2015 (9:30am-4:30pm) — Scottsdale Artists' School is excited to be hosting the 2nd Annual Artists Guild Week featuring five prominent artists (David A Leffel, Sherrie McGraw, Jacqueline Kamin, Rose Frantzen, Gregg Kreutz) who will share their expertise on drawing and painting the portrait and figure, as well as exploring the rich tradition of painting still life and landscape. Each studio will be designated to a specific discipline, and students will have the opportunity to study multiple subject matters with different instructors. Each student will receive individual attention and critiques from all of the instructors. Cost includes tuition for daytime programs, model fees, all evening presentations, and a Banquet Dinner Friday evening. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: 5 prominent artists
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $1,450
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Oil Painting: Models and Still Life Arrangements
March 9-13, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Seeing with freshness, honesty and great clarity is a fundamental tool used to create powerful paintings. Johnson focuses on exploring these time-tested principles of painting in this inspiring workshop, which will stress the beauty of working with fresh oil paint. The class will paint from both models and still life arrangements. Johnson will teach careful observation and control of values, color and edges as a means of achieving realistic honesty in a painting, while preserving the magical and mysterious quality present in great works of art. The brush stroke itself will be emphasized as a means to depict form, achieve expressive power, and maintain a paintings freshness and life. Visit website


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

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The Head Examined - Portrait and Self Portrait
March 9-13, 2015 — Catherine Kehoe's workshop takes a reductive approach to painting the head, experimenting with how little information is necessary. By eschewing formulas in favor of fierce looking, we investigate whether translating the head into simple, accurate shapes of color and value can create a truer likeness than a detailed description. Light, and the way it affects perception of structure, will be emphasized, as well as discovering specific and surprising color. We will work from the model and have the option of a self portrait as well. Self-portraits and a study of historical and contemporary portraiture will be included. Drawing exercises will be included. Some painting experience is required; oil paint is the preferred medium. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Catherine Kehoe, www.catherinekehoe.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $625
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Capturing a Likeness in Graphite
March 12-14, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Drawing is a fundamental component to the life of an artist. Whether it's a sketch or a drawing executed in a full value range, the act of drawing is an immediate expression of an idea. Students will create detailed graphite drawings from a nude model by observing how light and shadow move across the body to create form. We will move through the value range from the lightest highlights to the darkest areas. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Mario Robinson, www.marioarobinson.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $395 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Advanced Level

Mastering the Fundamentals of Watercolor
March 16-20, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will focus on the basic building blocks of the medium of watercolor. The goal is to approach the medium with a greater understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of painting a portrait in watercolor. The instructor will demonstrate his technique as well as provide individual instruction. The class will be broken up in stages. The first step will be a monochromatic block in, followed by a series of thin glazes of color to build form. Lastly, the students will learn how to bring their paintings to a high level of completion. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Mario Robinson, www.marioarobinson.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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The Russian Impressionistic Figure
March 16-20, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This painting workshop gives you a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Russian impressionistic figure painting with a contemporary flare, from a highly respected artist and instructor. Henry will lecture on the impressionistic approach to figure painting helping you gain a maximum understanding of color and relationships as you develop a solid foundation for creating paintings. Each session, students will be given individual instruction and will work directly from life. This workshop is a must for artists of all levels interested in improving their figure painting abilities. All mediums are welcome. Visit website


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

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Taking Your Portrait and Figure Painting to the Next Level
March 16-20, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop is designed to create a relaxed, informative, yet intense working environment. Romel will demonstrate his approach to painting the portrait and figure from life, using his direct fluid painting style with heavy emphasis on the use of improving color, drawing skills, value relationships, understanding edges and capturing the "feeling" of light. Students will learn to use the elements that make a painting/drawing work: creative use of color and edges, visual movement, paint or charcoal application, distribution of abstract shapes and strong design. Students will also learn how to combine working from life and photographs to create a finished piece. Romel provides easy-going individual instruction, as well as critique and group discussion. Techniques of past great artists will also be discussed. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Romel de la Torre
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $650 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Watercolor Painting Workshop with Mel Stabin
March 22-28, 2015 — Join us for great fun in San Miguel! There are usually art openings, plays or other cultural events going on when we're there. Music is everywhere. You've heard of it, you've wanted to go, now is the time. The hotel has a lovely, large heated pool. The weather is perfect at this time of year, cool, and spring-like, with many flowering trees in bloom. The cobblestone streets with a few indigenous people in native garb will be most interesting. This is a painters' workshop and studio experience for those ready to move past the ordinary. There will be much unusual subject matter to choose from. All levels of painting experience welcome. Included: tuition., 6 nights lodging (dbl. occ), all breakfasts, 3 dinners. Visit website


Location: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Instructor: Mel Stabin, AWS, NWS
Sponsor: Flying Colors Art Workshops
Cost: $1695 painters, $1495 non-painters
Email: Johanna Morrell
Phone: 858-518-0949

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Light and Shadow: Painting the Still-Life and Portrait
March 23-27, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Michael Siegel will be giving a 5-day workshop on the art of Still-Life and Portraiture. The class will focus on the "chiaroscuro" approach of the old masters, which uses strong light and rich shadow to create intense and dramatic paintings. The workshop will include two instructor demonstrations, illustrating Mr. Siegel's technique and giving insight into his methods and philosophies. The instructor will also help students set up their own vivid still-life compositions, and there will be a live model as well. Students will paint from life, on both the still-life and portrait. Special attention will be given to the unique properties of light and shadow, as well as design, value, edges, color, and sculptural brushstroke. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Michael Siegel, www.siegelfineart.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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The Art of the Figure in the Intimate Setting
March 23-27, 2015 (9am-4pm) — With frequent demos, hands-on instruction and working from the live model, students will be covering the many aspects of painting the figure and portrait in the intimate interior setting. Focusing on the essential building blocks of art (shape, value, color, edge and drawing) students will learn how to confidently and systematically approach the complexities of the most difficult yet most rewarding of all subjects...the human figure. We will also cover the many facets of creating ambiance (mood, atmosphere, lighting and composition) as it pertains to integrating the figure in an environment. The proper use of photographs to help complete paintings will also be part of the curriculum. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Bryce Cameron Liston, www.listonart.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Investigating the Modern Portrait
March 23-27, 2015 (9am-4pm) — The focus of this course will be advanced life painting and drawing methods to investigate the underlying rhythm, expression and emotion of the modern portrait. Students will work to develop clarity of vision essential for accurate observation; learning to focus on what is in front of us without being overwhelmed. Through this intensive observation students will explore the uniqueness of individual features and their relationship to each other as part of a coherent whole. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the structure of the model, as well as the artist's analysis and interpretation. All questions will be answered both visually and verbally. The majority of instruction will be one-on-one coaching, in order to help diagnose any stumbling blocks that students may have. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: David Jon Kassan, www.davidkassan.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $700 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Figurative Sculpture
March 30 - April 3, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Try your hand at life size figure sculpting, by starting with a torso or portrait (other options available). We will work from a life model, introducing classical techniques as you build from the armature out. Daily PowerPoint sessions guide you through The Drawing in Space Method of Sculpting, along with 30 hours of model time, instruction, and personalized critiques from Karen Cope. You have the option to work life size or smaller (full figure, torso, portrait, quick sketch in clay) during this intensive week long pose. Painters, sculptors, and drawers alike walk away with a new understanding of how the Form Turns, Anatomy, and Sneaking Up to Skin, that will take your work to a new dimension. All levels of experience welcome. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Karen Cope, www.copestudios.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Figurative Painting
March 30 - April 3, 2015 (10am-5pm) — Milt Kobayashi will take you through the arc of an oil painting, dealing with the problems that will arise, embracing alternative solutions, and exploring tangential ideas as they present themselves. His morning demos will focus on design and composition as a means of pushing an idea. He will talk about values and the affect light has on form. By midweek, he will be taking you through his process of painting. The class will be a practical demonstration of problem solving and hopefully, enable the students to embrace their creative nature and break free from linear thinking. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Milt Kobayashi
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $750 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Figurative Painting - 2 weeks
March 30 - April 10, 2015 (10am-5pm) — Milt Kobayashi will take you through the arc of an oil painting, dealing with the problems that will arise, embracing alternative solutions, and exploring tangential ideas as they present themselves. His morning demos will focus on design and composition as a means of pushing an idea. He will talk about values and the affect light has on form. By midweek, he will be taking you through his process of painting. The class will be a practical demonstration of problem solving and hopefully, enable the students to embrace their creative nature and break free from linear thinking. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Milt Kobayashi
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $1,300 + $100 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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One Way Trip to Composing Sculpture
April 6-10, 2015 (9am-4pm) — Composition is often mistaken for design: Designing is thoughtfully organizing placement; it requires an experienced, educated, intelligent eye, taste and a certain elegance. Composing is none of the above, it's transcending the raw experience and observation, living it all again in a new, unknown form. Composing is a much more carnal, visceral, unruly process; whereas design is much more planned, logical and ruled. Making the block of clay exude emotions is composing - that is the art of sculpting. In this class, we will work with wet clay (water based clay). We will observe the model and sculpt what we have not seen before. We will breathe emotions into the clay. We will experience sculpting. Visit website


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

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Advanced Level

Figurative Painting
April 6-10, 2015 (10am-5pm) — Milt Kobayashi will take you through the arc of an oil painting, dealing with the problems that will arise, embracing alternative solutions, and exploring tangential ideas as they present themselves. His morning demos will focus on design and composition as a means of pushing an idea. He will talk about values and the affect light has on form. By midweek, he will be taking you through his process of painting. The class will be a practical demonstration of problem solving and hopefully, enable the students to embrace their creative nature and break free from linear thinking. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Milt Kobayashi
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $750 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Watercolor Painting Workshop with Keiko Tanabe
April 7-17, 2015 — Japan, exotic, traditional, with wondrous sights, aromas and surprises. Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan for over 1,000 years, has numerous temples, gardens, and streets of historical significance. We are planning a 10 day painting trip to Kyoto, hopefully when the cherry blossoms are in bloom. We will visit cultural sites and take you to the famous street of the geishas. They will surely yield many painting opportunities and inspirations. We will also take a trip to the unusual, small, harbor village of Ine, where picturesque landscape/waterscapes will be ready for us to paint. We also may have time to visit Miyama. Both are among the most beautiful villages of Japan. Miyama has many traditional, thatched-roof houses surrounded by rural landscapes. Visit website


Location: Kyoto, Japan
Instructor: Keiko Tanabe, NWS
Sponsor: Flying Colors Art Workshops
Email: Johanna Morrell
Phone: 858-518-0949

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Achieving Color Harmony Through Quick Studies
April 13-17, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop is designed to be fun and full of information. All experienced painters know that the biggest downfall to a painting is made in the first five minutes. We will offer a systematic approach to help the student painter to approach a head study without fear. We will cover all aspects such as composition and placement, drawing and planes, value and color values, edges and brushwork but know the emphasis will be on capturing the color relationships of your subject from the start. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: C.M. Cooper, www.cmcooperfineart.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

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Guided Freedom of Self-Expression
April 20-24, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This "casually intense" workshop includes the traditional basics such as anatomy, composition, proportion, building your own armatures, etc. The instruction is set up in such a way to give the greatest amount of individual freedom for every student to pursue their own strongest interest. This includes their choice of subject matter and size they wish to work. Although accuracy of anatomy and proportion is discussed, the greater emphasis is on allowing individual uniqueness to blossom...often in spite of how things "technically" are. This technique is used to help release the "aesthetic power" that resides in everyone. Guided freedom of self-expression is the essence of this workshop...whether working realistically or abstractly. Lincoln is especially gifted at gently pushing each student along their chosen path. Visit website


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

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Drawing and Painting the Figure and Portrait
April 20-24, 2015 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop we will be alternating between portrait one day and figure the next. Students will be doing drawing in the morning and painting in the afternoon. Jeff will be emphasizing the importance of tonal drawing. We will explore ways of navigating the figure and portrait using an abstraction system that is remarkably efficient and will change how you approach both drawing and painting the head and figure. Jeff will demonstrate several times and work on each artist's piece daily. Students will also delve into gesture drawing and painting. You will leave this workshop feeling more confident with your abilities and have a better understanding of how to study at home as well as from life. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Jeffrey Watts, www.jeffreyrwatts.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $850 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Forensic Art: Master 2-Dimensional Facial Reconstruction
April 27 - May 1, 2015 (8:30am-4:30pm) — This master workshop provides an intense five days of advanced techniques for skull-to-face reconstruction drawing. The 2-D technique will be reviewed with emphasis on accurate prediction of the facial soft tissues from bony clues. This includes subtleties of head and neck muscle attachments, individual feature development and anomalies. Methods for repairs of missing areas of the skull and missing mandibles will be discussed. During class, there will be exercises of various ancestries and ages to provide the opportunity to simulate actual forensic case experience in a compressed time frame. Upon completion of each facial reconstruction exercise, attendees will view a photograph of the person in life for comparison. Taylor's Advanced 2-Dimensional Identification Techniques workshop is a pre-requisite for this drawing course. Visit website


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

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Figure Painting: An Intuitive Approach
April 27 - May 1, 2015 (9am-4pm) — In this workshop Kevin will emphasize a more intuitive way to look at drawing and painting. Learning to see "impressionistically" -the ability to "suggest," rather than "render" the subject will be explored. This approach involves many quick drawing and painting exercises from the figure, as well as having students work on more finished paintings during the course of the workshop. Demonstrations will be done every morning, followed by students exploring what was taught during the demonstration. Individual attention will be given during the student's work sessions. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Kevin Beilfuss, www.kevinbeilfuss.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $600 + $50 model fee
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Beginner Level
Intermediate Level

Composite Art: Traditional and Digital
May 4-8, 2015 (8:30am-4:30pm) — This black and white drawing workshop offers training in conventional police composite sketches plus an introduction to digitally drawn composites. Focus will be on the fundamentals of the victim-directed composite process used to develop the face of a criminal suspect for investigative purposes. Attendees will gain practical experience in traditional pencil techniques. In addition, hands-on exploration of digital drawing will allow insight into which artistic styles and methods are most conducive to potentially transitioning to drawing with a stylus. Included will be: importance of facial layout and proportion, differences in sex/ancestry/age, issues of memory and trauma, interviewing techniques, courtroom testimony, and use of reference materials. The combined use of photographic and drawn elements to create hybrid images will also be covered. Visit website


Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor: Natalie Murry, www.nataliemurry.com
Sponsor: Scottsdale Artists' School
Cost: $785
Email: Scottsdale Artists' School
Phone: (480) 990-1422 or (800) 333-5707

Beginner Level
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Forensic Facial Reconstruction Sculpture
May 4-8, 2015 (8:30am-4:30pm) — This hands-on workshop presents the forensic technique of sculpting a face based on the bony architecture of the skull. Attendees learn step-by-step procedures for creating an accurate skull-to-face likeness along with the placement and function of head and neck muscles. Participants will build musculature and facial features using oil-based plastilene clay. Anatomical skull models are provided for in-class use only. We will work on identical skull castings to incorporate elements of the Anatomical and the Tissue Depth Facial Reconstruction approaches using a Combination Method. Upon completion of the sculptures, attendees will see and compare an actual life photo of the deceased person whose skull they have reconstructed. This workshop benefits both technical and fine artists who deal with the human face. Visit website


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

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In the Footsteps of Sargent
May 16-23, 2015 (See Itinerary) — Picture yourself painting and touring the Venetian landscape and painting side-by-side with internationally acclaimed watercolorist, Mary Whyte. Mary will guide you through the techniques of painting the portrait, figure and more, planning your compositions, drawing, mixing color and creating great backgrounds. Enjoy lots of painting action, one-on-one instruction, wonderful meals and wine, and Italian activities! Come, explore Venice and Burano, visit the local fish market, take a Gondola ride and more. We have a full itinerary with you in mind so don't miss this workshop of a lifetime for travel enthusiasts and all levels of artists. Visit website


Location: Venice, Italy
Instructor: Mary Whyte
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Cost: $3495
Email: Tracy Culbertson
Phone: 503-930-4572

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Artist Retreat: Abstract/Figurative Workshop
May 26-30, 2015 — This workshop pushes you out of your safe zone and into a looser, abstract direction drawing, painting and collaging the contemporary nude. You will learn expressive painting techniques for the modern painter. If you ever wanted to learn how to paint the freestyle abstract figure, this workshop is for you. Color is explained and explored. You will learn the 12 Design Compositions for a successful painting. "Drawing the nude" skills are not a prerequisite. Classes will include a variety of poses with an undraped model, lots of paint sketching, gestural drawing and finger painting techniques. Be prepared to paint looser, bolder, freer, lighter and more intuitively. Plenty of time for action-filled painting exercises, demos and personalized attention. All water soluble paints are welcomed. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Robert Burridge
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $600
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

Beginner Level
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Alla Prima: Figure Painting in Oil
May 26-30, 2015 (9am-4pm) — This workshop will focus on how to use beautiful oil colors to paint from live models. Students will learn effective ways to paint human figures from 25-minute quick studies, to a one-day length session incorporating the alla prima approach. Class will start from a relatively simple, limited color palette for quick paintings, to a full color palette for longer paintings. Different techniques will be demonstrated and practiced: such as premixing unique colors, matching the right values with expressive or exaggerated color temperatures, the application of various thin and thick brushworks and more. Visit website


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

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Mary Whyte and the Inside Passage
June 8-15, 2015 (See Itinerary) — Join us for an unforgettable week as we cruise Alaska's Inside Passage with Mary Whyte. This workshop will explore the fundamentals of still life, landscape and portrait in watercolor with extraordinary views of Alaska as our background. Mary's demonstrations aboard the ship will inspire you for a day of painting from the still life or model, or prepare you for a day of sketching on your own in the picturesque harbor towns of Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway. Evening gatherings will offer lively discussions, while still offering students ample time to enjoy the ship's many activities and amenities. Mary's work is in many corporate and museum collections, and has been featured in International Artist, American Artist, Artist Magazine, and more. Visit website


Location: Juneau, AK
Instructor: Mary Whyte
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Cost: $995
Email: Tracy Culbertson
Phone: 503-930-4572

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Alla Prima Figure Painting
July 13-16, 2015 — This class is about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects. After a demonstration, the class will work in monotone from the model for the first day, concentrating on value. After that, the class will work in full color from the model, learning how to interpret and simplify by seeing the figure as a series of basic shapes described by color/ light and shadow. By learning to simplify what we see, we become better able to paint our subjects with greater clarity and directness. This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to use their brushstrokes with economy. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: David Shevlino, www.davidshevlino.com
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $650
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

Intermediate Level

Painting the Draped Figure & Portrait
August 11-15, 2015 — In this 4-day workshop, Zhaoming will teach a traditional "painterly" way to oil painting, and apply it to figure painting in an "alla prima" approach. The workshop will emphasize composition, color, understanding light on form, and producing appropriate values and edges to create mood and atmosphere. The workshop will lead the student into the figure painting practice through Zhaoming's demonstrations, individual instructions, and critiques. Zhaoming is a brilliant painter, his style and brushstrokes are perfect and stunning! His understanding of classical techniques and superb draftsmanship has enabled him to paint loosely with his own concept and personal style. Don't miss this very infomative workshop! Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: Zhaoming Wu, www.zhaomingwu.com
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $850, plus model fee
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Egg Tempera and the Early Renaissance Method of Developing Fleshtones
September 14-18, 2015 — This course will teach the technique of painting flesh tones in egg tempera painting as it was practiced in 14th and 15th Century Italy and as documented by Cennino Cennini in his book Il Libro dell'Arte. Tempera painting is a medium for those who love drawing. This painting technique is fussy and requires great discipline but pays great dividends to those who learn to master it. The paint is actually applied in cross-hatch strokes. It combines the best of both watercolor (application of translucent layers of color) and gouache techniques (using semi opaques to re-establish the light areas). The brilliant and jewel-like surface is often described as luminescent. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: Fred Wessel, www.fredwessel.com
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $800
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Drawing and Painting with Charles Reid
November 2-6, 2015 (9 AM - 4 PM Mon-Thur, 9 AM - 3 PM Friday) — A great drawing is the foundation of a great painting. Charles Reid, the master of contour drawing, will teach you how to concentrate on interconnecting shapes rather than drawing separate objects. Discover how to simplify and avoid overworking by focusing on good paint consistency. Practice "direct painting", using as few over-washes as possible. Achieve the correct color, edge variety, and tonal value on the first try. Charles is the author of Charles Reid's Watercolor Secrets and Charles Reid's Watercolor Solutions, and many more. He is a member of the National Academy of Design. Visit website


Location: San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Charles Reid
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Cost: $895
Email: Tracy Culbertson
Phone: 503-930-4572

Intermediate Level
Advanced Level

Drawing and Painting with Charles Reid
November 9-13, 2015 (9 AM - 4 PM Mon-Thur, 9 AM - 3 PM Friday) — A great drawing is the foundation of a great painting. Charles Reid, the master of contour drawing, will teach you how to concentrate on interconnecting shapes rather than drawing separate objects. Discover how to simplify and avoid overworking by focusing on good paint consistency. Practice "direct painting", using as few over-washes as possible. Achieve the correct color, edge variety, and tonal value on the first try. Charles is the author of Charles Reid's Watercolor Secrets and Charles Reid's Watercolor Solutions, and many more. He is a member of the National Academy of Design. Visit website


Location: San Antonio, TX
Instructor: Charles Reid
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Cost: $895
Email: Tracy Culbertson
Phone: 503-930-4572


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


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


Online | Rey Bustos 3D Anatomy - Ecorché | Self-Study
Online - 10 week course — Rey Bustos is one of the leading artistic anatomists in the country today! He is known for his lively and passionate lectures. This 10-Week course was pre-recorded at LAAFA with Rey lecturing to the students enrolled in his 3D Anatomy-Ecorché class. This course is shot with multiple cameras in high definition full 1080p HD. This is an intense, hands-on approach to learning the body - a necessity for any artist concerned with learning accurate anatomical representation. You will receive 10-Weeks of lectures and demonstrations, 10 Master Drawing and bonus lectures, plus a 3-month subscription to OnlineLifeDrawing.com which allows you to receive visual references from any figurative image in 360-degree angles, with just the click of a mouse (A $50 Value). Visit website


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


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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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