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For the Love of Color
April 21-23, 2014 (9:30a - 4:00p) — Three days packed full of incredible paint along demos, jam session paint-arounds, and one on one easel time. Learn the beauty of using transparent oils to achieve luminosity in your work (say good-by to muddy colors!) and the secrets to achieving juicy color and lush brush work in your paintings. Learn to be fully engaged in the moment and to create your own momentum for turning out great art when you're back in your home studio! Visit website


Location: Shreveport, LA
Instructor: Dreama Tolle Perry
Sponsor: Paint Your Dreams LLC
Cost: $550
Email: Ron Perry
Phone: 859-699-4908

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Painting with Still Life
April 21-24, 2014 — Qiang's approaches to still-life painting will be demonstrated with particular focus on composing dramatic setups by observing the light distribution, and using bold and loose strokes to create a powerful and accurate representation on canvas. Using demonstrations, presentation, and individual assistance, Qiang will explain his process of creating energetic paintings by manipulating values, colors, edges, and brushwork. Personal attention will be given to each student according to his/her currently skill level and personal goals in art. The workshop is designed for indoor practice with live settings. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: Qiang Huang, www.qhart.com
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $525
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

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Lay it Down and Leave It Alone
April 22-24, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Stop futzing! Learn how to mix a bigger pile of paint and get it onto your brush and off onto the canvas without overworking it. People want to see your brushstrokes. We will also be working with a palette knife. This class is often held outdoors to better enjoy the beautiful spring weather in Southern California. Space is limited to ten students to ensure individual attention and instruction. Debra Huse is an award-winning contemporary colorist and impressionist. She is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society and the American Society of Marine Artists. Visit website


Location: Newport Beach, CA
Instructor: Debra Huse
Sponsor: Debra Huse Gallery
Cost: $400
Email: Debra Huse Gallery
Phone: 949.723.6171

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Portrait Sketch in Oil
April 23-25, 2014 — Instructor from Studio Escalier (www.studioescalier.com) in France and Whidbey Island Resident! Learn an approach to painting a fast (2-3 hours) portrait from a live model. Bring the supplies that you have, "canva paper by canson" and black masking tape. Toby is an experienced teacher with a lot of patience. Visit website


Location: Bellevue, WA
Instructor: Toby Hall
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $300
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

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Drop in Painting and Coffee with Adrian
Fridays, February 7 - April 25, 2014 (10:00-1:00) — Relaxed & nurturing artistic environment for beginning and accomplished artists to experiment and paint in the Romantic Zone of Puerto VallARTa. Drop in painting class every Friday 10 - 1 at ART VallARTa. Paint, brushes, easels all provided. Bring your own canvas or purchase a canvas during class. Adrian Rojas is a well-known artist around Vallarta for his immense painting talent and his great way of bringing out the ability to paint in just about anyone. A popular and gifted teacher. Visit website


Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Instructor: Adrian Rojas
Sponsor: ART VallARTa
Cost: $20 USD
Email: Nathalie Herling
Phone: 322 222 6473 ex 104 347 735 9901

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Community Open Studios
Thru April (Tuesday-Saturday) — Make room for your creativity this winter. This is the time we open our light-filled, generously appointed studios to individuals and groups in search of a space for self-directed creativity. Some groups have even made it an annual tradition! You're free to utilize special equipment like potter's wheels, jewelry torches, an etching press, or substantial easels for large-scale work. If you have special equipment or studio needs, please let us know ahead of time. Shared studio space is available for rent Tuesday through Saturday. Enjoy the luxury of an expansive workspace without having to set up or take down your materials during the continuous length of your rental. Other amenities include unlimited complementary hot coffee in our Guenzel Gallery and full kitchen privileges. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $15 per day, $65 for 5 days, $120 for 10 days
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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"Mindful Painting: Presence in the Moment": 2-Day Workshop
April 26-27, 2014 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) — Bringing Mindfulness to the creative process invites deep attunement, fearless expression, & profound connection. Intentionally awakening mindful awareness as a pathway to artistic expression invites a sense of openness and flow within oneself and through the brush. Our plein air workshops focus on this process in a beautiful, coastal setting along the Pacific Ocean. A sense of deep connection with the seascape is invited through guided meditations. Unique expression of this resonance is invited through painting practices, followed by discussion. While the focus is on experience and process, instruction and feedback are offered as well. All levels of painting & meditation experience are welcome. Visit website


Location: Monterey, CA
Instructor: Marianne Rowe & Dick Crispo
Sponsor: Mindful Painting
Cost: $200
Email: Marianne Rowe
Phone: (831) 373-1017

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


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

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Etruscan Places Painting the Salt Marshes of Ipswich
April 27 - May 2, 2014 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) — Our only USA based workshop focuses on painting the marshes of the Crane Estate, a National Historic Landmark. These unique and pristine landscapes were immortalized in the work of Martin Johnson Heade in the late 19th century. We will be based at the Inn at Castle Hill and will be the first authorized workshop ever to be held on the property. The 4 day program will be open to all levels of artistic experience. The class will be divided in two groups reflecting experience level. One will emphasize basic principles and technique, the other, composition and artistic intent. Instruction will be supported by slide presentations and daily reviews of work. 2 Instructors/20 student max. Fees include workshop only. Visit website


Location: Ipswich, MA
Instructor: Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
Sponsor: Etruscan Places
Cost: $550
Email: Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
Phone: 212-780-3216

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Make Mighty & Memorable Paintings / Kathleen Elsey
April 27-29, 2014 (9:00 - 3:00) — Join California colorist, Kathleen Elsey, and paint the missions, mountains, meadows and beaches of this coastal town. You will learn to see with a greater awareness. There is nothing better than putting your brain away and letting your eyes tell you how to paint. Learn to make bright and bold paintings with Kathleen's signature vivified palette. You will learn to search for shapes, colors and values while studying composition and simplification. Kathleen will demonstrate how she begins a painting and talk you through her process of painting the canvas. There will be a studio tour, a slide show of painting tutorials and individual instruction at the easel. Come prepared to paint the town and have fun doing it. Visit website


Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Instructor: Kathleen Elsey
Sponsor: Kathleen Elsey Painting Workshops
Cost: $350
Email: Kathleen Elsey
Phone: 805 452-7717

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The Secrets of Landscape Painting - Studio Study
April 28 - June 9, 2014 (Mondays, 9:30am - 12:30pm) — This class will meet the following days: April 28, May 5, June 2, 9. This class offers intermediate students the ability to take what they have learned in the field and transfer it to studio landscape paintings. Continuation of study in the areas of composition, value, temperature, brush work and color harmony. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: John Guersney, www.johnbguernsey.blogspot.com
Sponsor: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Cost: $190
Email: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Phone: 404-313-7356

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Portrait Painting with Jason Espey (Incammanati approach)
Begins April 28th (Mondays, 6-9pm) — This 6 week portrait painting course will focus more on the 'how' of starting a portrait through a step-by-step breakdown leading to the likeness of the sitter. Working with a model, Jason, a Studio Incamminati graduate and former Fellow, will lead each student through the concepts of composition, proportion, shape (both positive and negative), planes of the head and value gradation as taught at Studio Incamminati. Students will gain practical ability each week with three hour poses that lay the foundation for building a portrait. So, if you've ever had a family member pester you to paint them, yet you didn't think you had the skill, this class will equip you to do just that. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Jason Espey
Sponsor: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Cost: $225 plus model fees
Email: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Phone: 404-313-7356

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


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

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Beginning Oil Painting
Begins April 30th (Wednesdays, 1-4pm) — In this six week class, we will discuss a variety of materials and techniques used to create an oil painting. Generally, class begins with a demonstration, followed by painting time with one-on-one assistance at your easel. Please bring several options of photo reference and your drawing/painting supplies to first class. Once your reference has been chosen, you will work on one painting for the duration of the class. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Gwen Wong, www.gwenwongstudio.com
Sponsor: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Cost: $225
Email: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Phone: 404-313-7356

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Oil Painting Exploration
Begins May 1st (Thursdays, 1-4pm) — In this six week class, we will address three separate subjects: Food, abstract landscape, and contemporary approach to figure. Learn how to manipulate oil paint to create different surfaces and textures within a painting, creating graphic & dynamic compositions, working from life or from a photo, choosing your reference, lighting your object, shooting your reference and managing your digital images for reference, Painting with a palette knife, spackle knife and different size brushes to create different volume and textures, creating distance and mass within a landscape, simplifying your reference, working with a body and temperature of color within a painting. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Scott French, www.scottfrenchstudio.com
Sponsor: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Cost: $225
Email: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Phone: 404-313-7356

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Portrait Painting in Oil (advanced beginner to intermediate artists)
Begins May 1st (Thursdays, 9:30am - 12:30pm) — Join exceptional instructor, Gary Weiss, a graduate of one of the leading art centers in the country, The Art Center of Design in California, a past instructor at Atlanta's Portfolio Center for 25 years and current MFA graduate student at the Academy of Art in San Francisco in this weekly portrait painting class. Gifted in teaching drawing, landscape painting, color theory, perspective and portraiture, Gary will work with each student in creating portrait studies with a focus on form, planes, color, value, design, shadow, etc. Classes will include weekly studies with a one and a half class session on a longer pose. We will be painting from life. Basic drawing skills required. Model fees are extra. Visit website


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

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Plein Air & Studio Landscape Painting
May 1-5, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Main focus is to help artists gain more skill and knowledge with design and color. Demonstrations based on daily goals. Design with shapes and value, strengthen composition and design, capture light temperature. Spot problems and find solutions to avoid or fix them. Elizabeth Tolley, a revered California artist has published an instructional book on painting landscapes called, Oil Painter's Solution Book by North Light Books. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Elizabeth Tolley, elizabethtolley.com/
Sponsor: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Cost: $625
Email: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Phone: 404-313-7356

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Painting in the French Pyrenees
May 2-12, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Spend ten days painting with artist Philip Frey in Ore, France in the mid-Pyrenees. We will be staying at a beautiful country house with meals prepared by our hosts. Nothing to worry about except painting! Mornings will be spent with painting on location, demonstrations, daily painting exercises and one-on-one instruction. Afternoons, students can choose to paint with Philip or take advantage of any of the other activities offered which can include a visit to Grottes ge Gargas, a stroll in the mountains, a bicycling trip to the outdoor market and a visit to the castle of Henri de Navarre. Visit website


Location: Ore, France
Instructor: Philip Frey
Sponsor: Philip Frey, LLC
Cost: $3,500-$4,100 (depending on accommodations)
Email: Philip Frey
Phone: 207-422-2008

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Paint Historic Batavia with Michael Chesley Johnson
May 2-3, 2014 (9-4) — Join Michael Chesley Johnson for two days of plein air painting in historic Batavia, Illinois, along the Fox River. Michael focuses on fundamentals for painting outdoors - how to begin, how to proceed and how to finish. He'll show you how to capture the moment quickly and effectively but without sacrificing mood and magic. The workshop will include demonstrations but also plenty of time for student work plus group critiques. Visit website


Location: Batavia, IL
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Water Street Studios
Cost: $200 members, $240 non-members
Email: Caroline Baty-Barr
Phone: 630-761-9977

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2-Day Seascapes Painting
May 3-4, 2014 (10AM-4PM) — Ruo Li will teach the basic principles of painting from nature. His emphasis will be on the special skills for painting a seascape by the sea. Mr. Li will talk about how to pay attention to the composition, color tone and strokes when creating a seascape painting. The instructor will make some specific requirements about the assignment for students. Based on these requirements, students are allowed to express their own artistic ideas. Visit website


Location: Los Angeles, CA
Instructor: Ruo Li
Sponsor: Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art
Cost: $295
Email: Holly Olin-Miller
Phone: 818-708-9232

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


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

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Paint at the Art Barn with Michael Chesley Johnson
May 5-6, 2014 (9-4) — Join Michael Chesley Johnson for two days of plein air painting at the Art Barn in Valparaiso, a 60-acre farm with barns, ponds, fields, woods and outbuildings. Michael focuses on fundamentals for painting outdoors - how to begin, how to proceed and how to finish. He'll show you how to capture the moment quickly and effectively but without sacrificing mood and magic. The workshop will include demonstrations but also plenty of time for student work plus group critiques. Visit website


Location: Valparaiso, IN
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: The Art Barn
Cost: $215, includes lunch
Email: Jane Bartos
Phone: 219-462-9009

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Plein Air Painting with Michael Chesley Johnson
May 8-9, 2014 (9-4) — Join Michael Chesley Johnson for two days of painting en plein air in the Toledo Botanical Gardens with the Toledo Art Club. (You don't have to be a member to sign up.) Michael will show you the fundamentals of plein air painting - how to capture the essence of the moment quickly and effectively without sacrificing mood and magic. Suitable for all media, all levels. Visit website


Location: Toledo, OH
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Toledo Artist's Club
Cost: $150
Email: Cynthia Hoot
Phone: (419) 531-4079

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Painting for All Levels
May 9, 2014 (10am - 4:30pm) — Gain the confidence to be a painter! From the beginning to the experienced student, this one-day class in oil or acrylic will guide and teach students how to approach the painting process with confidence, while exploring the basics of value-pattern, composition and color. Students may work from life and/or photos. Instructor demonstrations and lots of individual attention provided. Students should take a drawing class prior to attempting painting. Visit website for the materials list. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Gretchen Lopez, www.gretchenlopezart.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: Non-members $85; Members $75
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Niagara Falls plein air painting
May 10-11, 2014 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) — Niagara is one of the most dramatic painting locations in the East! Workshop incorporates painting and visualization techniques with emphasis on grisaille (value underpainting) and working with color temperature for atmosphere and dimension in your paintings. 2 day intensive workshop will give you the tools for a different way of seeing, a different way of communicating and a different way to handle negative energy and reactions through creativity. Visit website


Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Instructor: J. R. Baldini, IPAP
Sponsor: Baldini Painting Holidays
Cost: $297.00 + tx
Email: J. R. Baldini
Phone: 800.393.7270

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Color Strategies for Landscape Painters
May 10-11, 2014 (9am-4pm) — The landscape painter strives to use color in ways that capture the beauty of outdoor light and convey a sense of atmosphere. Through a series of short paintings referencing photos and masterworks, you will learn how a color strategy serves as a framework to focus your color intention and keep you on track. The workshop will cover limited palettes as a means to guide color direction; "color wheel" strategies like analogous and complementary; the power of limited color groups; and color studies as a means to test various strategies. This workshop supports the notion that although a color strategy may partially borrow from nature, it is largely orchestrated in the mind of the artist. You will be encouraged to be a color explorer. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Mitch Albala
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $255
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Painting on the Brandywine
May 10, 2014 (9am-5pm) — Enjoy the day while working in drawing/painting medium of your choice along the banks of the picturesque Brandywine River, and capture the effects of light, time of day, reflections and shadows. You may choose to have lunch at Hank's, a longtime haunt of Andrew Wyeth's. After lunch, the class will visit the Brandywine River Museum to view and discuss the strategies used by artists such as William Trost Richards, Jasper Cropsey and Asher B. Durand in their land- and seascapes. Visit website


Location: Chadds Ford, PA
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan, www.kaplanpicturemaker.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $95
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Greenbrier "Inside and Out"
May 12-15, 2014 — Spring into action with nationally acclaimed artist, Randall Sexton, for four "full-blooming" painting days at the historic Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia. Both the colorful interiors, and the expansive exterior grounds of The Greenbrier provide a variety of subject matter for any artist's eye. All levels welcome, this workshop is intended to raise the bar for the adventurous artist seeking to further develop brushwork and "simplify the complex" in any scene. Space is limited, so register early to reserve your spot! Discounted lodging will be available during the workshop. Class size limited to 16. Visit website


Location: White Sulphur Springs, WV
Instructor: Randall Sexton
Cost: $525
Email: Nancy
Phone: 304-520-1221

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From Idea to Image: Pictorial Composition
May 15-18, 2014 (10:00 - 4:00 daily with a lunch break) — Understand and practice an essential element of great paintings: the composition. Observe the principles of line, value, and color, in masters like Vermeer, Sargent, and Repin. Then apply the lessons learned while creating a multi-figure sketch in oils. Excellent for intermediate and advanced artists, this workshop also welcomes beginners. There will be daily lecture, demo, in-class composition exercises based on 19th century examples, and three hours each day of drawing or painting from live models. Sean Forester is Director of Humanities and Composition at Golden Gate Atelier in Oakland, CA. He studied classical painting at Charles Cecil Studios and the Florence Academy of Art, where he was Director of Art History, Humanities, and Composition. More about Sean: www.goldengateatelier.com. Visit website


Location: Ashland, OR
Instructor: Sean Forester
Sponsor: Ashland Art Center
Cost: $300 AAC Members, $350 General + $30 Book Fee
Email: Kara Q Lewis
Phone: 541-482-2772

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Painting in Spain - The Power of Light and Rhythm
May 16-24, 2014 (9am to noon) — All media workshop: instruction, demos, critiques and lots of painting time. A fabulous location and home base with side trips to historic locations, El Molino, is the place to recharge body, mind and spirit. Non-painting partners can enjoy the Spanish Experience, light hearted tutored Spanish conversation for beginners as well as hands on cooking sessions in the kitchen with hosts Chef Mike Powell and his wife Hilary. Healthy and sumptuous meals prepared daily from fresh local produce. Rich in color, light and the rhythms of historic Spain this workshop is an inspirational opportunity. For video and more detailed information go to www.flavourofspain.net or contact Cindy Horton at Travel Concepts: 604-926-8511, toll free: 1-800-661-7176 Visit website


Location: Malaga, Spain
Instructor: Richard S. McDiarmid (SFCA, NWWS)
Sponsor: A Flavour of Spain and Travel Concepts
Cost: $3390.00 all included except air (see details)
Email: Cindy Horton
Phone: 1-800-661-7176

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Capturing the Light!
May 16-18, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Frustrated with trying to catch the ever-changing light conditions while painting outdoors? Always wanted to learn about plein air painting but have been afraid to try it? Need some inspiration to kick-start your work? This class is for you! Join Kathleen Dunphy, award-winning oil painter, for an intensive workshop of painting landscapes on location. Kathleen will walk you through her process for creating dynamic, light-filled paintings. Class meets in Murphys, CA from 9am to 4pm each day. Workshop includes lectures, hand-outs, demonstrations, lots of one-on-one instruction and painting on location at various sites in picturesque Calaveras County. Space is limited, so register early! Visit website


Location: Murphys, CA
Instructor: Kathleen Dunphy
Sponsor: Kathleen Dunphy
Cost: $425
Email: Kathleen Dunphy
Phone: 209-728-9825

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Landscape Painting (Oils or Acrylics) - For Adults and Teens
May 16-18, 2014 (9am-1pm) — In this course students will learn how to create and construct a successful landscape painting started on-site and developed through use of color and compositional structure techniques. The workshop will explore the importance of shape & space, light and color, and will use these elements along with effective color harmonies. These, combined with simple, compositional techniques will help students to create a convincing "sense of place" in their plein-air landscape paintings. We will look at other examples of landscape painting, and there will be one-on-one demonstrations, as well as group discussions about the class paintings as a way to build upon students' strengths. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. Visit website


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

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Painting a Model in Oil
May 17, 2014 (9am-4pm with 1-hour lunch break) — Learn to create a sensitive painting using design elements. We will work on incorporating abstract elements while preserving a likeness of the model. Using sighting techniques, we will practice translating the 3 dimensional form to two dimensions. Visit website


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

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


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

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Experience The Joy of Painting
May 19-23, 2014 (10 - 5 on first day, then 9 - 4 with a one hour lunch) — In this workshop, Abbey shares how to develop your own personal approach to painting and how to have a positive painting experience most every time. Abbey will demonstrate her Alla Prima method, and will cover basics such as selecting the best still life objects, arranging a still life to encourage a "spark", lighting, brush selection, canvas toning, palette choices, paint, and mediums. Abbey shares all of the techniques and methods that have made her daily painting practice so successful. She will cover how to begin a painting, the language of light, gesture, how to wield a brush, color mixing, and the classical still life. Abbey will also discuss her experience selling and marketing paintings online: how to best use blogs, websites, newsletters, etc. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Abbey Ryan, www.abbeyryan.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $600
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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The Luminous Landscape
May 19-23, 2014 — This five day intensive workshop invites painters at all levels to immerse themselves in the "daily practice of art". Daily sessions will include understanding the importance of drawing quick thumbnails and sketches, the development of strong composition and value arrangement and the process of building a successful painting. We will review basic oil painting technique, including setting up a palette, mixing colors, use of brushes, color theory and composition. We will work on location for two days sketching, painting and gathering resource material, then come back and work in the studio for three days to refine and create larger paintings. Additionally, there will be class discussions and critique of work so that participants will learn from individual instruction as well as each other. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: John McCormick, www.johnmccormick.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $575
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Russian Impressionism
May 21-24, 2014 — Learn to paint from life in the Russian Impressionist's tradition. The class is set up to take each student at their own level through the basics of oil painting - exploring value, color temperature, intensity and edges with still lifes and portraits. We will examine the light on simple subject matter, and discuss the importance of allowing one's choice of subject matter to come from within. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: Pam Ingalls, www.pamingalls.com
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $550 plus model fee
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

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Landscape Painting: Capturing Color, Light and Atmosphere
May 21-23, 2014 — This 3-day workshop is for all levels and will focus on painting outdoors. Artists will learn to quickly gather the necessary visual information needed to complete a painting in the field. Learning how to simplify a landscape and interpret color relationships will be a primary focus of this workshop but other fundamental concepts will also be discussed including: how to compose and design a landscape, and the importance of values, shapes and edges. Each day will involve painting outdoors in the morning and afternoon where there will be brief demonstrations and personal instruction. The middle of the day will be reserved for indoor slide presentations and critiques. The class is limited to 10 students to allow for the maximum amount of one-on-one instruction. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Dave Santillanes, dasanti.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $450
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Plein Air Positano & the Amalfi Coast
May 22-29, 2014 — Picture yourself painting the sights and details of beautiful Positano and the Amalfi Coast: Crystal blue water, vineyards, centuries-old buildings, narrow winding streets, bold color and vibrant sunlight. Feel yourself in the warm ambiance of Italy's Amalfi Coast. Experience the joy of the camaraderie of a small group of enthusiastic painters. Enjoy great Mediterranean food, delightful wines, new friends, breath-taking vistas, history and the hospitality of local people. Visit website


Location: Positano, Italy
Instructor: Lori Putnam
Sponsor: Toscana Americana Workshops
Cost: from $3240.00 single all-inclusive (except airfare)
Email: Patrick Mahoney
Phone: 508 254 8265

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The Spirit of Sedona - An Educational Interactive Exhibition
May 24-26, 2014 (9am-5pm) — Painting, Ceramics, Music, Photography, Poetry, Sculpture Presentations, Talks and Demonstrations, held at Sedona Arts Center's Theatre Studio. Presenters include: Gail Bessette, Mary Lois Brown, Libby Caldwell, Betty Carr, Robert Dalegowski, Richard Drayton, Christine Debrosky, Cody DeLong, Martha Entin, Vince Fazio, David Haskell, Mary Heyborne, Jesse Kalu, Susan Kliewer, Gretchen Lopez, Nancy Melmon, John McCormick, Deanna Mckewon, Betsey Nelson, Elizabeth Oaks, Susan Pitcairn, David Santillanes, Jan Sitts, Dawn Sutherland, Will Tapia and more. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: various presenters
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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"The Figure in Florence" - Painting in Italy
May 24 - June 1, 2014 — Join artist, Vianna Szabo for a nine-day workshop in the heart of the Florence, Italy. This experience will combine instruction with touring the treasures of the city and immersing yourself in Italian art, culture, and food. Like Florentine artists of the past you will study figure and portrait painting from a live model and learn how to paint portraits that are beautiful in color and expressive in character. Class size limited to allow for individual attention. You'll stay in the historical district, and will need only to step out your door to explore Florence on foot. We hope you will join us as every painter should experience Florence at least once in a lifetime! Visit website


Location: Florence, Italy
Instructor: Vianna Szabo
Sponsor: Artensity Workshops
Cost: $2800 (does not include airfare)
Email: Debra
Phone: 734-662-8734

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


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

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Landscape Drawing and Painting
May 27 - June 24, 2014 (Tuesdays, 9am-5pm) — Paint and draw the landscape at select locations including The Highlands Mansion and Gardens, a 44-acre historic site with a late 18th century Georgian mansion and two-acre formal garden. Other sites include the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center and cool, shady spots along the Wissahickon Creek. Students will develop their work through traditional methods of sight-observation, spatial development, and color in oil, acrylic, watercolor, or pastel. All levels welcome. Full- or half-day. Transportation to and from PAFA provided for full-day students. Visit website


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

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Figure Painting
May 27 - August 5, 2014 (Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm) — Paint in oil from the life model and make full figure, head and torso studies. Anatomy, composition, proportion, light and shadow, color mixing and painting technique will be addressed. Includes demonstration, lecture and discussion of master paintings of the figure. Drawing experience required. Visit website


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

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The Extended Pose
May 28 - June 25, 2014 (Wednesdays, 9am-5pm) — Draw or paint the figure from a life model in a single pose for the entire course. Work with the instructor to tailor exercises that address individual interests including the development of one large image or several smaller studies. Instruction will focus on two-dimensional linear accuracy, three-dimensional volumetric integrity, clarity of space, and color analysis specific to the human form. All levels welcome. Full- or half-day. Visit website


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

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Painting Over the Line
May 28 - June 25, 2014 (Wednesdays, 9am-5pm) — Advance beyond confined lines and hard edges to a more liberated way of painting. Paint from observation and imagination to find your own visual language. Work more intuitively and view unforeseen occurrences as opportunities to discover new possibilities. Explore new processes in brushwork and color layering, as well as Post-Impressionist, Abstract, and Abstract Expressionist styles. Examples from contemporary and modern art will serve to broaden your understanding of innovative painting. Painting experience recommended. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Kassem Amoudi
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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Making Great Paintings from Photographs
May 29-31, 2014 (9am-4pm) — With a little imagination and a bit of exaggeration, make colorful and expressive paintings from your photographs. Shelby shows you how to select the most effective photographs for reference and how to make them come to life on your canvas. Bring a large selection of photos to explore a variety of subject matter, including landscape, architecture, and figures. Shelby will demonstrate daily, and offer lots of personal attention to promote both confidence and skill in creating paintings from photos. Learn the technique of bright, complementary-colored acrylic underpainting, for an oil or acrylic work in a bold, impressionistic style. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Shelby Keefe, StudioShelby.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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Portrait Painting
May 29 - June 26, 2014 (Thursdays, 9am-5pm) — Investigate the structure of the human head through drawings and painted studies. Progress to finished paintings and address issues of likeness, composition, space and texture. Learn to better see and understand color to mix it more successfully - a useful skill for painting any subject matter. All levels welcome. Full- or half-day. Visit website


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

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Landscape at Morris Arboretum
May 30 - June 27, 2014 (Fridays, 10am-4pm) — Enjoy painting the diversity found in this extraordinary 92-acre public garden. Morris Arboretum is conveniently located near Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia. The picturesque subject matter includes foliage and flowers in a garden setting, tree specimens in four different environments, and outdoor sculpture. Lessons in painting will be accompanied with demonstration and lecture. Learn to compose, mix color, understand value and more, using the media of your choice. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Jill A. Rupinski
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $525, Non-Credit $425
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Painting for All Levels
May 30, 2014 (10am - 4:30pm) — Gain the confidence to be a painter! From the beginning to the experienced student, this one-day class in oil or acrylic will guide and teach students how to approach the painting process with confidence, while exploring the basics of value-pattern, composition and color. Students may work from life and/or photos. Instructor demonstrations and lots of individual attention provided. Students should take a drawing class prior to attempting painting. Visit website for the materials list. Visit website


Location: Sedona, AZ
Instructor: Gretchen Lopez, www.gretchenlopezart.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: Non-members $85; Members $75
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Renaissance Painting Techniques
May 30 - June 27, 2014 (Fridays, 9am-5pm) — This class will explore the painting methods of the Italian Renaissance including fresco on wet plaster, egg tempera and tempera/oil panel painting. All techniques, including drawing transfer methods, will be discussed and demonstrated, using traditional materials and tools with modern substitutions where appropriate. The organizational structure of Renaissance studios and the apprentice/guild system will be included in lectures. Students will be encouraged to be creative in their choice of subject matter and interpretations of each project. Hard-to-find supplies for fresco and panel painting will be provided by the instructor. Basic drawing experience required. Materials fee of $40. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Robert Waddington
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: For Credit $595, Non-Credit $475, Lab Fee $40
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Capturing the Light!
May 30 - June 1, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Frustrated with trying to catch the ever-changing light conditions while painting outdoors? Always wanted to learn about plein air painting but have been afraid to try it? Need some inspiration to kick-start your work? This class is for you! Join Kathleen Dunphy, award-winning oil painter, for an intensive workshop of painting landscapes on location. Kathleen will walk you through her process for creating dynamic, light-filled paintings. Class meets in Murphys, CA from 9am to 4pm each day. Workshop includes lectures, hand-outs, demonstrations, lots of one-on-one instruction and painting on location at various sites in picturesque Calaveras County. Space is limited, so register early! Visit website


Location: Murphys, CA
Instructor: Kathleen Dunphy
Sponsor: Kathleen Dunphy
Cost: $425
Email: Kathleen Dunphy
Phone: 209-728-9825

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Provence France No Boundaries Art
May 31 - June 7, 2014 — Join Master Artist Michael Newberry in Provence and experience firsthand why the Impressionists fell in love with the landscape and the luminous light in this still beautiful corner of the world. When we're not painting, we'll be drinking the local wines, sampling the cuisine, sipping pastis while learning to play pétanque with the villagers, and enjoying the finer things in life as only the French can. The trip includes accommodations in a villa with half-acre gardens and pool situated on the town square of one of "The Most Beautiful Villages of France," most meals, wine, excursions, entertainment, and all the flourishes you've come to expect from No Boundaries Art Workshops®. Reserve your place today! Visit website


Location: Provence, France
Instructor: Michael Newberry
Sponsor: No Boundaries Art
Cost: $2,950
Email: Mark Giberson
Phone: 626-437-2674

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Alla Prima Figure and Portrait Painting
May 31, 2014 (9am-4pm with 1-hour lunch break) — Join Paolo Chiezzi for an emotional walk through a 7 points checklist to paint realistic eyes, nose and mouth. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Paolo Chiezzi, www.florartstudio.com
Sponsor: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Cost: $150 + $30 model fee (total $180)
Email: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Phone: 404-313-7356

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Capturing the Tuscan Light en Plein Air
May 31 - June 7, 2014 — Discover the effects of light in painting the beautiful countryside around Cortona en plein air. William (Bill) Rogers will demonstrate in both the oil and watercolor mediums. He will help painters of all levels develop a more acute sense of observation as well as learn techniques to simplify and translate their observations into paint. Bill will start each onsite session with a different problem to resolve and will do a small demo to illustrate possible solutions. This will be followed by students working on their own projects while Bill circulates with a clipboard and a painting surface to show students, with mini side demos, particular strategies for their unique painting- such as colour mixing, paint handling, drawing, and composition. Visit website


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

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Beginning Painting
May 31 - August 9, 2014 (Saturdays, 9am-12pm) — A practical, accessible introduction to the materials and basic techniques of oil painting. Learn palette layout, color mixing, methods of paint application, and the selection, handling and clean-up of materials. Subject matter will include interesting still life arrangements, cityscape, and the portrait to investigate color and composition. Suitable for absolute beginners and those with limited painting experience seeking further instruction and practice. (No class on July 5) Visit website


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

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


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

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Putting it All Together, With an Emphasis on Color
May 31 - June 21, 2014 (Saturdays, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm) — "Color challenges the artist's creativity; it is how the artist captures the energy and essence of the subject. Color is magical." In this workshop we will learn techniques that enable us to integrate harmonious color, value and design throughout the painting process. We will explore practical ways of drawing, designing and thinking that allow artists to paint in value while using harmonious color. The workshop will be held at The Art Studio in Westminster California over four consecutive Saturdays (May 31 - June 21, 2014) with an optional plein air day ($50, June 28, 2014) Visit website


Location: Westminster, CA
Instructor: Keene Wilson
Sponsor: The Art Studio
Cost: $380, plus $50 for optional plein air day
Email: Ruth Hollis or Denise Wada
Phone: 714/899-6001

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3-Day Still Life Painting
May 31 - June 2, 2014 (10AM-5PM) — This 3-day workshop will focus on drawing and painting directly from life. During the course of the workshop I will teach and demonstrate each step of my process from beginning to end. I will discuss composition, prop selection ideas, sight-size drawing and etc. Pencil drawings of the subject will then be transferred onto linen and painted first with a thin color lay in, and then building up to thicker layers of paint. Each day Carlo will make sure to reinforce what he teaches with a demonstration to help give the students a more thorough understanding of the process and techniques involved. Visit website


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

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Personal Journeys - Plein Air Painting on the Wild & Scenic Rogue River
June 1-5, 2014 — Price includes 5-day guided raft trip, lodging, food/beverage, local shuttle service, informal/formal art instruction and demos. Join us for an exciting plein air experience on the beautiful Rogue River in southwest Oregon!! Experienced raft guides and fine artists David Kinker and James Sampsel, international travel adventure company ROW Adventures, and Cascade Fine Art Workshops are teaming up to offer you a unique life-changing plein air opportunity! Artists working in any medium are welcome, along with photographers, writers, and those wishing to join in the experience! Visit website


Location: Bend, OR
Instructor: David Kinker & James Sampsel
Sponsor: Cascade Fine Art Workshops
Cost: $1695
Email: Sue Manley
Phone: (541) 408-5524

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The Joy of Painting & The Power of Color
June 1-5, 2014 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) — Progress to more powerful paintings. Caroline's one-on-one instruction advances each artist regardless of experience. Color communicates! Make it work for you. Learn to paint productively without overworking or muddy color. Bring drama to your work. Dare to try unfamiliar ways to think about and work with color, including Caroline's way of painting on red canvas. Create exciting light and shadow effects. Awaken the emotive psychological power of color in your work. Manipulate perspective and lighting for dynamic depth. Following the first day's concentration on advanced color interactions, each day brings another new focus and new paintings. Along with a head full of color theory master concepts, take home valuable studies and inspired fresh paintings of your own. Visit website


Location: Lac du Flambeau, WI
Instructor: Caroline Jasper, www.carolinejasper.com
Sponsor: Dillman's Creative Art Workshops
Cost: $550
Email: Denny & Sue Robertson
Phone: 715-588-3143

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Elementary Figure Drawing and Painting
June 2-30, 2014 (Mondays, 9am-5pm) — This structured approach to drawing and painting the figure from life includes topics such as anatomy, drawing methods, gesture, figure structure, palettes, and basic figure painting methods. This class is excellent for those interested in developing their painting and drawing portfolio. Full- or half-day. Visit website


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

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Oil Painting: Glazing and Scumbling
June 2 - August 11, 2014 (Mondays, 6:30-9:30pm) — Learn the traditional oil painting technique of combining transparent glazes and semi-opaque layers to achieve a luminosity of color and depth of surface that is unattainable through direct, opaque painting itself. The beauty of the technique is evident in the work of masters such as Van Eyck, Titian and Rembrandt. Students may work from portrait models or their choice of numerous engaging still life arrangements in the PAFA Still Life Room. The creative uses of this time-honored method will be discussed and demonstrated with emphasis on contemporary relevance as well as historical reference. Visit website


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

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Four Day Plein Air Workshop
June 3-6, 2014 (1 to 5:30) — Spend four exciting days painting with plein air master, Ken Christensen, along California's beautiful Central Coast. Ken will lead the group to a different location each day to paint different subjects, from the coast to the ranches. The class will meet the first day at Ken's studio for lunch and get together with the other students. Ken is noted for his bold and colorful style and his fun workshops filled with stories and painting tips. Visit website


Location: Los Osos, CA
Instructor: Ken Christensen
Cost: $380
Email: Ken Christensenk
Phone: 805 528 1498

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Plein Air on Lake Como
June 5-12, 2014 — Join a small group of artists on the shores of Lake Como to paint, learn and have fun under the instruction of master artist Kenn Backhaus. Workshop costs include 5 days instruction, 7 nights hotel (single occupancy/private bath), all breakfasts and dinners, airport transfers, transportation of artists to painting locations, taxes and tips. Workshop is strictly limited to 8 participants. Visit website


Location: Lake Como, Italy
Instructor: Kenn Backhaus
Sponsor: Open Air Italy
Cost: $3100/single occupancy - all inclusive except airfare
Email: Susan Truitt
Phone: 1-321-626-2717

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Master Class with Bill Scott
June 6-8, 2014 (9am-5pm) — Work with renowned painter, printmaker, curator and writer Bill Scott and learn approaches to painting that emphasize the sensuous yet thoughtful, abstract construction of space with an expansive still-life environment as subject matter. Known for his complex and gorgeously rich abstract paintings based on nature, Scott has had many solo exhibitions in Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco and London, and has received numerous honors and awards. He is represented by Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York, where he most recently had a 2013 show, In Arcadia: Paintings by Bill Scott. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Bill Scott
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $750
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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Etruscan Places Roman Campagna at Civita Castellana
June 7-14, 2014 (All day) — During the 18th century, spurred by Enlightenment empiricism to study nature directly, artists from all over the world flocked to the countryside surrounding Rome, the "Campagna", to paint and thus created the first school of open air painting. The Roman Campagna workshop offers advanced artists the exclusive opportunity to paint historic motifs in the town of Civita Castellana, immortalized in the works of Corot, Turner and Claude Lorrain. 2 painting sessions daily. All painting locations on private properties and include Mount Soracte, the ancient town of Faleri Novi, gorges of Civita Castellana and Tiber Valley. Slide lectures provide the historical background. Daily critiques. 2 Instructors. Fees include most materials, surfaces, equipment, all meals, accommodation, local transportation. 12 student maximum. Visit website


Location: Civita Castellana, Italy
Instructor: Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
Sponsor: Etruscan Places
Cost: $2,650-$2,950 depending on occupancy
Email: Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
Phone: 212-780-3216

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The Rub-Out
June 7, 2014 (9am-4pm with 1-hour lunch break) — Using a technique where you rub out paint and then add, subtract, add and subtract until you have developed a three dimensional form that has depth, dimension, and strong contrast using a limited monochromatic palette. May use this rub out to continue work in a colored palette. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Donna Thomas, www.donnathomas.com
Sponsor: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Cost: $150
Email: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Phone: 404-313-7356

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Painting the Landscape in Oil
June 9-13, 2014 (9am-4pm) — This five-day workshop is aimed at intermediate to advanced students. Kathryn will demonstrate for an hour each morning, working on the same piece throughout the week in an attempt to complete a painting. Students will work from their own reference material and may set up a still life if space permits. Instruction will focus on establishing the large shapes by value and color and maintaining their integrity while producing the finished work. Most sessions will be in the studio, with one or two taking place out of doors, weather permitting. The location will be repeated in order to have time to further develop the work and ponder solutions to problems. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Kathryn Stats, www.kathrynstats.com
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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Loosen Up! Techniques of Nikolai Fechin in Oil or Pastel
June 9-12, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Nikolai Fechin was a master of suggestion, whose work continues to influence the work of great artists. With Fechin's work as the example, create powerful paintings through suggestion. Learn to apply sparkling color, avoid unpleasant detail, obtain masterful edge control, simplify color harmony, and turn the form with color temperature. Bill discusses Fechin's techniques as he paints from a live model. Demonstrating in both oil and pastel, he completes a head study, as well as several "mini-demos" that involve painting features of the face and other details. Engage in exercises that include copying a painting by Fechin, as well as incorporating Fechin's techniques into your work as you paint from the live model. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Bill Schneider, SchneiderArt.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $450 + model fee, Non-Members: $475 + model fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Painting Water in Oils
June 9-12, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Learn the characteristics of water and practice the painting techniques to convey its many forms, including: ripples, calm surfaces and reflections, waves, waterfalls, glistening surfaces, and shallow transparent pools. Discover the conditions that make water appear blue, or deep black, or even bright orange. Through daily demonstrations and discussions, Susan highlights various visual characteristics of water, and then assists you in producing painted samples to reinforce each principle you are learning. Expect to take home many small studies for future reference. Leave this workshop with the knowledge and tools necessary for portraying water convincingly. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Susan Ploughe, SusanPloughe.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $450, Non-Members: $475
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Painting the Figurative Subject
June 10-13, 2014 — Working from the model, students will explore the art of painting portraits, nude, and costumed subjects. Through lecture and demonstration students will gain a further understanding of the interrelated components of painting: shape, value, color, and edges. "The gamut of paint is far smaller than the gamut of our visual reality. Values, color, and edges must be painted relative to one another: not piecemeal." This concept and suggestions regarding value, color and edge relationship will be reinforced through exercises designed for that purpose. A direct simplified interpretation will be encouraged. Initially, we will focus on head studies where simplified value and color relationships will be explored. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: Robert Lemler, www.robertlemler.com
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $600 plus model fee
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

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Pulling It All Together
June 10-12, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Let Debra help you pull it all together! Learn how to craft a plan and strategy for a plein air painting. Debra will cover all of the key elements necessary for a successful painting - design, value, color, and brushwork. Choose a comfortable location and then decide what your focal point will be. Design the painting around the golden thirds of your canvas. Get your darks in thin. Build your medium and lighter values with clean paint and juicy strokes. Ad highlights last. Save the punch for one spot only. All the secrets to help you "pul it all together" will be revealed. Get yourself to the next level. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention and instruction. Visit website


Location: Orange County, CA
Instructor: Debra Huse
Sponsor: Debra Huse Gallery
Cost: $400
Email: Debra Huse Gallery
Phone: 949.723.6171

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Landscape Painting in Southern France
June 11-21, 2014 (9-4) — Join Julie Houck for 10 days of plein air landscape painting in the Languedoc region. Stay with other artists at Montfaucon, a 14th century restored maison d' maitre. Enjoy five star accommodations, authentic chef-prepared cuisine, regional wines and aperitifs. Course emphasis will be on the dynamics of light filled landscape painting. All levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Limoux, France
Instructor: Julie Houck
Sponsor: Montfaucon Tours
Cost: $3,600 (DO)
Email: Julie Houck
Phone: 808-280-6083

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A Plein Air Feast - La Rusticana Vineyards
June 13-15, 2014 — This three day workshop is set in the hills of Los Gatos, California. Hosted at La Rusticana by owners Frank and Marilyn Dorsa. The picturesque grounds are like a slice of Tuscany. Midday, students are treated to chef Franca Coletta's culinary magic - an unforgettable experience! Visit website


Location: Los Gatos, CA
Instructor: Randall Sexton
Cost: $450
Email: Sara Langone
Phone: 408-371-3067

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Qiang Huang (Chong Wong) - Oil Still Life Painting
June 13-15, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Qiang's approaches to still-life painting will be demonstrated with particular focus on composing dramatic setups by observing the light distribution, and using bold and loose strokes to create an powerful and accurate representation on canvas. Using demonstrations, presentation, and individual assistance, Qiang will explain his process of creating energetic paintings by manipulating values, colors, edges, and brushwork. Visit website


Location: Atlanta, GA
Instructor: Qiang Huang, www.qhart.com
Sponsor: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Cost: $450
Email: The Art School in Sandy Springs
Phone: 404-313-7356

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Paint Scotland! Artists' Retreat and Workshop
June 13-22, 2014 — Paint Scotland is based in a beautiful country house in Oban, a small fishing town on Scotland's West Coast. The Summer Solstice brings long hours of great light to paint, photograph and sketch the highlands and islands. Oban is the Seafood Capital of Scotland! Evenings are for dining, relaxing, enjoying demos, mentoring and discussing art. For artists of all levels. Make artist friends for life! After Oban tour Edinburgh and Glasgow's cultural museums, Edinburgh Castle and Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Art Nouveau Glasgow School of Art and more. Meals, ground transportation, accommodations and museum entries included. 10 days immersion of all things Scottish - Celtic tradition, fabulous food, culture and endless subjects to paint. Discounts available for spouses or partners (painting/non-painting.) Visit website


Location: Oban, Scotland
Instructor: Uninstructed, led by Julie Snyder
Sponsor: The Art Engine
Cost: $2850
Email: The Art Engine
Phone: (818) 621-2523

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Paint in Tuscany
June 14-21, 2014 (9am - 6pm) — The scenic beauty of Tuscany, Italy has inspired artists for centuries. In June 2014, I'll lead a group of artists on a special trip to Val D'Orcia. Five days of workshop instruction spread over a seven day visit to this wonderful area. There is much to see and paint in the beautiful Tuscan landscape. Booked through Authentic Adventures Ltd, UK. Contact Authentic Adventures for more information. Visit website


Location: Val D'Orcia, Italy
Instructor: Tony Conner
Sponsor: Authentic Adventures
Cost: $2240
Email: Linda Kember
Phone: +44 (0) 1453 823328

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Follow Van Gogh's steps on our painting workshops to Provence
May and June 2014 — Paint medieval villages, markets, poppy and lavender fields, olive trees, quaint farmhouses, Van Gogh's painting sites and visit his bedroom. On our trips, you are not a tourist, you are our guest. We are known to be the company that organises the most personalised painting workshops. Our trips are unique: stay at the same charming accommodation entirely for ourselves, with a chef cooking based on your diet, a bilingual guide driving you to amazing places and preparing gourmet picnic lunches every day. Since you will only be 6 to 10 participants, our widely known teachers will be able to give you all the attention you need. No matter your skill level, you will benefit from the teacher's personal advice. Visit website


Location: Provence, France
Sponsor: French Escapade
Cost: Starts at $2,990
Email: Jackie Grandchamps
Phone: 888-483-5713

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


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

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Abstract Art: Beyond Reality (for Adults and Teens)
June 16-20, 2014 (9am-noon) — Bring your passion for adventure and creativity together to explore and visually communicate your ideas in a unique abstract way. Playing with color, line and form, abstract painting can be whatever you want it to be. Working through a series of hands-on exercises using practical tools that will inspire and enhance your artistic abilities, we will blend design and composition to visually express your imaginative concepts and lead to a freer, more expressive style. Come expecting to learn, be inspired, and have fun! Students may work in watercolors or acrylic or water-soluble oil paint. Some painting experience is desirable. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Marcia Johnson
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $235
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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A Painting A Day - Chicago Style
June 16-20, 2014 — Karin Jurick returns to her favorite place to capture in paint - Chicago - in many ways both the most American of cities and the most international. Students will have the opportunity to work from prints of digital photos that they have taken on the streets, in the museums and in the parks of Chicago. Karin Jurick will guide students in the process of painting (and editing) from photos while keeping the paint application fresh and the color rich and bright. Afternoons, students will be free to paint in the gallery/studio or explore the city - researching its galleries museums and individual character with the camera. Many recommendations will be available for subject matter. Workshop will take place in the Tom Robinson Gallery. Visit website


Location: Chicago, IL
Instructor: Karin Jurick, karinjurick.blogspot.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $950
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Quick Capture
June 16-20, 2014 (9am - 4pm Mon - Thu, 9am - 3pm Fri) — Need a crash course in value and shape? This dynamic workshop will teach you to rapidly capture gesture, light, and form. Discover how to paint quickly and accurately concentrating on the "process". We will have models each day and paint numerous studies practicing techniques for achieving a spontaneous, yet controlled approach. A working palette will be developed simplifying the comparison of color and value, an essential part of picture making. Kim's Gold Medal artwork has been featured in Southwest Art Magazine, Artists Magazine, and in the book Figure Drawing Workshop by Carole Katchen. Visit website


Location: Bend, OR
Instructor: Kim English
Sponsor: Art in the Mountains
Cost: $755 (includes model fees)
Email: Tracy Culbertson
Phone: 503-930-4572

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Still Life with a Concept
June 18-21, 2014 — Over the course of his creative life, Jeff has developed an appreciation for the teaching process and the give-and-take relationship that he desires to create with students and emerging artists. Through challenge and encouragement, he hopes to convey that good art is more than just mirroring a subject, but is also about capturing and interpreting a feeling or a mood, and to show that good paintings are built on principles, not formulas. During this 4-day class, Jeff will teach us how he does his masterful, ethereal, and timeless paintings. Every painting is an intimate conversation between artist and viewer. One believes they can reach into the scene and perhaps, grasp a medieval helmet, feel the fuzz on a peach, or actually stir the air. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: Jeff Legg, www.jefflegg.com
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $675
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

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Painting Treasures of Tyrol in Austria
June 18-25, 2014 — Study with Carolyn and capture the adventures of plein air painting colorful landscapes in the beautiful and picturesque Tyrol region of Austria. Discover how painting from life helps us to see and observe the affects of light and atmosphere. Learn how to simplify your subject while painting more quickly and accurately, with special attention placed on learning to see masses, as opposed to line, and form, rather than detail. Read more online. Visit website


Location: Tyrol, Austria
Instructor: Carolyn Lewis
Sponsor: Toscana Americana Workshops
Cost: from $3490.00 double all-inclusive (except airfare)
Email: Patrick Mahoney
Phone: 508 254 8265

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Monet Immersion
June 19-28, 2014 — Paint in Monet's Gardens and Paris! Artists' uninstructed painting holiday. "Monet Immersion" Art Trip. 10 days / 9 nights. 3 nights Paris; 6 nights Giverny, France. "See what Monet saw; Paint what Monet painted". Museums; Eiffel Tower; Monet's gardens 6 days; village visits; daily critique sessions, live model session; 8 days painting; good times, artist camaraderie, cheese, breads, really good wine, laughter, inspiration!....and more. Art travel has never been so easy - You get yourself to CDG Paris airport, we take care of (almost) everything else. (Not included: airfare and insurance; painting supplies, tools, equipment; 6 lunches, 5 dinners). Depart US June 18. Visit website


Location: Giverny, France
Instructor: Uninstructed
Sponsor: My Art Trip
Cost: $2600. US
Email: Sue Ann Hum
Phone: (303) 587-9007

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Beginning Painting
June 20 & 27, 2014 (1:00 - 4:00pm) — Students will learn to use acrylic or oil paint: mixing, blending, mediums, and color matching. We will work from photos, learning and practicing step-by-step painting applications. Each class will include examples, demonstrations and some time to work on one finished painting. Beginning students welcome. Visit website


Location: Springfield, OR
Instructor: Cynthia Herron
Sponsor: Emerald Art Center
Cost: $85
Email: Paula Goodbar
Phone: 541-726-8595

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


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

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Etruscan Places Plein Air Fundamentals
June 21-28, 2014 (All Day) — Our core program is founded upon the premise that plein air painting presents unique challenges to the artist in the fleeting light and unpredictability of atmospheric conditions that require a specific technical approach in execution. We introduce our method through a structured program combining lectures, exercises & demonstrations that aim to enable participants to compose, develop and complete a painting in one session. Two instructors will work directly with participants at all times. Sessions are supported by a Siena museum visit, evening slide shows analyzing works of the masters in the history of landscape painting, books and readings. Fees include materials, surfaces, equipment, meals, accommodation, field trips, local transport. All levels. 12 student maximum. Cooking class options for non-painters. Visit website


Location: Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
Sponsor: Etruscan Places
Cost: $2,250 - $2,610 depending on occupancy
Email: Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
Phone: 212-780-3216

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Portrait Painting Basics
June 21-22, 2014 (9am-5pm) — This comprehensive workshop covers all aspects of painting a traditional portrait. Topics include achieving a likeness, modeling light and shade, mixing flesh tones and applying paint through various techniques. All participants will produce at least one finished portrait. Includes demonstrations, portrait history and tips on painting children's portraits. Valuable information for all levels. 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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Master Class at The Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland
June 21 - July 5, 2014 (9am - 5pm with studio access 24/7) — Painting opportunity in Ireland. Master Class, The Ballinglen Arts Foundation : An opportunity for a select group of nine artists to spend two weeks in rural Ireland painting, drawing, and printmaking with renowned artists Randall Exon & Jeffery Reed, who will provide individualized instruction and criticism. Plein aire excursions and varied studio methods/workshops will provide the format for an intensive learning experience. Accommodation, meals, use of The Ballinglen Facilities, backup of staff, use of a shared studio. Visit website


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

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Intensive Figure Study
June 21, 2014 (10am-4pm with 1-hour lunch break) — The figure Immersion is an exploration of the human form that allows artists at all levels to improve, experiment and sharpen their perceptions and improve their ability to capture motion through gestures. Scott will work individually with each student to improve and expand their knowledge and understanding of the figure through paint. Visit website


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

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


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

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Painting in Provence, France
June 22-29, 2014 — Join me for a week's painting adventure in the beautiful countryside of Provence! One of the greatest pleasures in painting outdoors is experiencing the natural environment. Provence in June provides not only the beautiful colors but also the wonderful scents of lavender! I will demo a painting each day and provide individual attention. Some of the topics will include: setting up outdoors, starting a painting, brushwork, color mixing, composition and perspective. Before the trip, I will discuss suggested equipment and materials; and give any advice needed to make traveling easier. Stay in a typical provincial inn and enjoy gourmet meals and local wines. I am a professional landscape oil painter and a painting teacher. Visit website


Location: Provence, France
Instructor: Sherrill Miller
Cost: $3190
Email: Sherrill Miller
Phone: 415-517-0713

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Color Boot Camp: Discover A New Way of Seeing Color
June 23-27, 2014 — This workshop is an introduction to a way of painting outdoor light; capturing the time of day, the type of day, and learning to discern and express the subtle differences in the light keys of nature. Monday and Tuesday will be devoted to outdoor still life, which will prepare you to tackle the landscape. On Wednesday and Thursday you will be on location painting landscape studies. You will explore the structure of the landscape, and on Friday you'll work from the figure and still life. You will concentrate on the development of strong starts, with a focus on expressing the big masses, light key and aerial perspective with accurate color relationships. Camille will demo twice each day. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Camille Przewodek
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $700
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

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Impressionist Painting in the Studio
June 23-26, 2014 (9:00am - 4:00pm) — The focus of this workshop will be learning to see and interpret the subject with an emphasis on expressive brushwork and color. Whether one is painting a landscape, a still life, or painting a figure in the landscape. Every painting should stand alone with its own unique light, color, rhythm and mood. Learn how to create strong compositions. Visit website


Location: Springfield, OR
Instructor: Kristen Olson
Sponsor: Emerald Art Center
Cost: $470
Email: Paula Goodbar
Phone: 541-726-8595

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The Pennsylvania Landscape Tradition
June 23-27, 2014 (10am-4pm) — Master the essentials of landscape painting in the area made famous by the Pennsylvania Impressionists. The New Hope countryside will inspire you with its views of the Delaware River, as it did Daniel Garber, Edward Redfield, Fern Coppedge, and other American Masters. Topics include effective color mixing to achieve a sense of light and air, capturing time of day, compositional fundamentals, and sound painting practices. All levels welcome. Visit website


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

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Find Your Artistic Voice: Watercolor, Acrylic, Gouache or Oils
June 23-26, 2014 — Do you need an artistic breakthrough? Do you feel confused about what to paint and how to paint it? This workshop is designed for you! Kathy shows you how to find your own artistic voice and how to express it through masterful painting. Because all great art begins with a great concept, the purpose of this workshop is to instruct students at all ability levels on how to create unique and meaningful art. The first day of the workshop focuses on concept development. Next, you'll learn how to design a painting that best expresses your concept through the use of symbolism, design, and color. Special attention is paid to helping you create work that is technically masterful and consistent. Visit website


Location: Haverhill, NH
Instructor: Katharine A. Cartwright, NWS
Sponsor: Gibson House Bed and Breakfast
Cost: $275
Email: Susie Klein and Marty Cohen, Innkeepers
Phone: (800) 989-2150 or (603) 989-3125

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Impressionistic Studio Painting
June 23-26, 2014 (9am - 4pm) — In the style of the impressionists, the focus of this workshop will be learning to see and interpret the subject with an emphasis on expressive brushwork in color. Every painting should stand alone with its own unique light, color, rhythm and mood. Learn how to create strong compositions by rendering beautiful light effects in order to emphasize the focal point and create the mood. Visit website


Location: Springfield, OR
Instructor: Kristen Olson
Sponsor: Emerald Art Center
Cost: $490
Email: Marguerite Crew
Phone: 541 726-8595

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Premier Coup Oil Painting
June 24-27, 2014 — Through painting sessions, demos and critiques, Duane Keiser will lead a dynamic four-day workshop on premier coup oil painting. Included will be a series of talks on being a painter in the digital age which will include Keiser's unique take on the current state of the internet, social media and the business of art. The workshop is designed for the intermediate to advanced painter. His "A Painting a Day" blog has been written about in numerous publications, including USA Today, The New York Times and, most recently, The Huffington Post. His work resides in several corporate collections and hundreds of private collections worldwide, including the Gregory Peterson Collection. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: Duane Keiser, www.duanekeiser.com
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $650
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

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


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

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


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

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Make the Most of the Scene: Painting en Plein Air
June 26-28, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Discover the magic and excitement that comes from creating your own memories of a special place in time. Unlock your spontaneity as you paint en plein air, surrounded by Door County's natural beauty. Learn tips for site selection, evaluating the light source over time, planning for changing weather conditions, using correct values, and making space for imagination. Paint at a different location each day and devote ample time to fully develop each painting. Jim provides individual attention with instruction and evaluation throughout the day. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jim Hajicek
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $350, Non-Members: $375
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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3-Day Painting with Movement
June 27-30, 2014 (10AM-5PM) — Bringing a painting to life with a sense of movement. Movement is one of the key factors that brings a work of art to life yet it is a challenging quality to achieve in a finished painting. The standard approach to understanding movement in the live model is the practice of gesture drawing, but the action so easily captured in a quick gesture drawing is often lost when we attempt to render the figure in greater detail. Visit website


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

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Paint the Canadian Maritimes with Michael Chesley Johnson
July 1-4, 2014 (9-1) — Join Michael for four half-days of painting the beautiful maritime scenery of Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Campobello Island is home to quiet beaches, bold cliffs, working fishing village and the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park. Each day starts with a lecture and demonstration followed by student work and plenty of help at the easel. Small size workshop - only 4 students. Michael will paint in oil or pastel, but all media are welcome. Michael is an award-winning painter and Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine. He's taught workshops across the US and Canada. Visit website


Location: Campobello Island, Canada
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Friar's Bay Studio Gallery
Cost: $300
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 575-267-2450

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Painting the Landscape "En Plein Air"
July 1-3, 2014 (9am - 5pm) — This workshop will be an intensive "outdoor affair". We'll paint outdoors, rain or shine, each day, and spend the time focusing our attention on interpreting the beauty of the landscape. We'll concentrate on the skills and techniques needed to make landscape paintings successful, with a particular emphasis on composition, color, and in applying your own, unique artistic interpretation of what you see. Among the skills needed to successfully paint the landscape "en plein air" is the ability to see the landscape, distill and simplify what you see, and eliminate any element that doesn't support your vision. We"ll spend our three days working on ways to focus both our thinking and our vision of the landscape. Visit website


Location: Haverhill, NH
Instructor: Tony Conner
Sponsor: Gibson House B & B
Cost: $295
Email: Tony Conner
Phone: 802-375-5548

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


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

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Painting the Figure Alla Prima
July 7-10, 2014 — This class will focus on painting the figure Alla Prima "wet into wet". The object of this workshop is to advance your skills in the direct application of painting wet on wet method. There will be a preliminary demonstration, then students will have the opportunity to work directly from a live model each day applying the basics of color relationships to create a bold response to their subjects in cool and warm light conditions. Artists of all levels are welcome. Henry has taught drawing and painting for the past 18 years in numerous colleges, privately owned schools and national workshops and has exhibited his work all over the U.S. as well as in the United States Embassy in Geneva, Switzerland. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: Henry Stinson
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $550
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

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The Joy of Painting & The Power of Color
July 7-11, 2014 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) — How far can you go in days? This workshop will change the way you see/think/paint. Create more powerful paintings. Make color work for you. Through her hallmark one-on-one instruction, Caroline Jasper will teach you how to paint productively without overworking or muddy color. Bring drama to your work. Dare to try unfamiliar ways to think about and work with color, including Caroline's way of painting on red canvas. Create exciting light and shadow effects. Manipulate perspective, color and value for dynamic depth. Following the first day's concentration on color, each day brings another new focus and new paintings. Along with a head full of color theory master concepts, take home valuable studies and inspired fresh paintings of your own. Visit website


Location: Cloudcroft, NM
Instructor: Caroline Jasper, www.carolinejasper.com
Sponsor: Cloudcroft Art Workshops
Email: Linda Shiplett
Phone: 575-687-2453

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Paint Downeast Maine with Michael Chesley Johnson
July 8-11, 2014 (9-1) — Join Michael for four half-days of painting the beautiful maritime scenery of Downeast Maine. Lubec is home to quiet beaches, bold cliffs, working fishing village and the West Quoddy Head State Park. Each day starts with a lecture and demonstration followed by student work and plenty of help at the easel. Small size workshop - only 4 students. Michael will paint in oil or pastel, but all media are welcome. Michael is an award-winning painter and Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine. He's taught workshops across the US and Canada. Visit website


Location: Lubec, ME
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Friar's Bay Studio Gallery
Cost: $300
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 575-267-2450

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Landscape Painting at Tinicum
July 8 - August 5, 2014 (Tuesdays, 10am-3pm) — Wildlife sightings are part of the experience when painting at the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum. Woodlands, marsh, and creek provide varied and compelling scenery as you improve your landscape painting skills, learn how to organize and manage complex subject matter, and master the painting of waterways. Topics discussed include changing effects of daylight, color, and painting foliage. The Heinz Refuge was established in 1972 for the purpose of preserving, restoring, and developing the natural area known as Tinicum Marsh: www.fws.gov/refuge/John_Heinz. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Frederic C. Kaplan, www.kaplanpicturemaker.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $325
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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The Painter's Craft: Materials & Techniques of Painting
July 9 - August 6, 2014 (Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm) — Ralph Mayer's The Artist's Handbook has long been the painter's go-to reference for materials and technical advice. Now you can experience this essential information firsthand, complete with demonstrations, hands-on projects and on-location research, presented by practicing artist and private art conservator, Anthony Ciambella. Topics include: How to make informed choices when purchasing art supplies; Stretching canvas and preparing wood panels; Making gesso and grinding pigments; Historic underpainting and glazing techniques, including the proper use of mediums, solvents, varnishes and brushes; and Framing your own paintings. Includes visits to the PAFA Museum and Philadelphia Museum of Art. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella, anthonyciambella.blogspot.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $225
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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


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

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The Extended Pose
July 9 - August 6, 2014 (Wednesdays, 9am-5pm) — Draw or paint the figure from a life model in a single pose for the entire course. Work with the instructor to tailor exercises that address individual interests including the development of one large image or several smaller studies. Instruction will focus on two-dimensional linear accuracy, three-dimensional volumetric integrity, clarity of space, and color analysis specific to the human form. All levels welcome. Full- or half-day. Visit website


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

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Painting Over the Line
July 9 - August 6, 2014 (Wednesdays, 9am-5pm) — Advance beyond confined lines and hard edges to a more liberated way of painting. Paint from observation and imagination to find your own visual language. Work more intuitively and view unforeseen occurrences as opportunities to discover new possibilities. Explore new processes in brushwork and color layering, as well as Post-Impressionist, Abstract, and Abstract Expressionist styles. Examples from contemporary and modern art will serve to broaden your understanding of innovative painting. Painting experience recommended. Full- or half-day. Visit website


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

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Portrait Painting
July 10 - August 7, 2014 (Thursdays, 9am-5pm) — Investigate the structure of the human head through drawings and painted studies. Progress to finished paintings and address issues of likeness, composition, space and texture. Learn to better see and understand color to mix it more successfully - a useful skill for painting any subject matter. All levels welcome. Full- or half-day. Visit website


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

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Bucks County Landscape
July 11 - August 8, 2014 (Fridays, 9am-5pm) — Enjoy painting in beautiful Bucks County, the home of the Pennsylvania Impressionists and across the river in Lambertville, New Jersey. Meadows, rolling pastures, farmhouses and rustic barns provide picturesque subject matter, as does the Delaware River canal with its many paths and bridges. In this bucolic setting, heighten your awareness of color, value, drawing and composition. Draw and paint in the media of your choice. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: New Hope, PA
Instructor: Jill A. Rupinski
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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Painting Techniques of the Old Masters
July 11 - August 8, 2014 (Fridays, 9am-5pm) — This course will highlight how the powerful work of the masters remains relevant today. Examine select great works to discover how major artists of the past approached specific visual problems. Instruction will cover Goya's expressive organization of light and dark, the complex color of Titian, the dynamic compositions of Poussin and Degas, the powerful figure drawing of Michelangelo, and the expressive light of Leonardo and Vermeer. Learn to integrate these master techniques into your own paintings of figure and portrait models in visually rich settings. All levels of experience welcome. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Ernie Norcia, norciaportraits.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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Introduction to Oil Painting
July 12-13, 2014 (9am-5pm) — Designed for the serious beginner, this workshop covers everything you need to know to start oil painting. Brushes, tube paints, canvas and boards, palettes, direct and layering techniques, mediums, solvents and varnishes will be explored. Learn to make educated purchases on a field trip to a nearby art supply store. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Anthony Ciambella, anthonyciambella.blogspot.com
Sponsor: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Cost: $195
Email: Continuing Education Dept.
Phone: 215-972-7632

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City Landscape
July 13 - August 10, 2014 (Sundays, 9am-5pm) — Work along the Schuylkill River and on the picturesque streets of Manayunk in the drawing or painting medium of your choice. Compose from observation, and learn to capture light, space and color with traditional as well as contemporary painting and drawing techniques. Full- or half-day. Visit website


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Instructor: Larry Francis
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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Abstract Art: Beyond Reality (for Adults and Teens)
July 14-18, 2014 (1-4pm) — Bring your passion for adventure and creativity together to explore and visually communicate your ideas in a unique abstract way. Playing with color, line and form, abstract painting can be whatever you want it to be. Working through a series of hands-on exercises using practical tools that will inspire and enhance your artistic abilities, we will blend design and composition to visually express your imaginative concepts and lead to a freer, more expressive style. Come expecting to learn, be inspired, and have fun! Students may work in watercolors or acrylic or water-soluble oil paint. Some painting experience is desirable. Beginner through advanced skill levels welcome. Visit website


Location: Sarasota, FL
Instructor: Marcia Johnson
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $235
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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Portraits Workshop in Oil
July 14-19, 2014 — The first three days will be taught by Susan, she will focus on painting the portrait with an emphasis on drawing and value. Each morning she will show the class oil paintings from masters that inspire her; she will discuss why these paintings capture our attention and how we can learn from them. After seeing some of the paintings from Master artists, she will demo each morning for two hours. In the afternoon, the class will work from a live model. The last three days, taught by Scott, will focus on how to create a pleasing composition of the model in a scene. Each morning, Scott will demonstrate a different approach to painting a model, focusing on portrait and head and hands. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: Susan Lyon and Scott Burdick
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $1000
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

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Paint the Canadian Maritimes with Michael Chesley Johnson
July 15-18, 2014 (9-1) — Join Michael for four half-days of painting the beautiful maritime scenery of Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Campobello Island is home to quiet beaches, bold cliffs, working fishing village and the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park. Each day starts with a lecture and demonstration followed by student work and plenty of help at the easel. Small size workshop - only 4 students. Michael will paint in oil or pastel, but all media are welcome. Michael is an award-winning painter and Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine. He's taught workshops across the US and Canada. Visit website


Location: Campobello Island, Canada
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Friar's Bay Studio Gallery
Cost: $300
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 575-267-2450

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Field to Studio
July 16-18, 2014 (9:00am - 4:00pm) — Learn to get what you need on location & work with it to your advantage in the studio. Students will spend time in the field gathering reference material. Emphasis will be on finding a composition, simplifying large shapes, creating a value map & composing small field studies. There will be demos & discussion on what to look for, what type of photos to take and how to use one's sketchbook to explore & develop ideas. Visit website


Location: Springfield, OR
Instructor: Marianne Post
Sponsor: Emerald Art Center
Cost: $300
Email: Paula Goodbar
Phone: 541-726-8595

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Painting the Light Key
July 17-19, 2014 (9am-4pm) — The light illuminating a subject creates a dominant effect that influences an object's color. Understand and control how to use light and color temperature to create a mood. Find out how an orange or blue lamp changes the appearance of a red apple or how the same landscape looks different under the light of mid-day or sunset. By altering the color of light, the subject's color and even its shadows will begin to change. Learn to mix the colors you see and create the effects of specific light on your canvas using Kyle's practical system. Paint one still life painting under a warm lamp in the morning and a different one under a blue lamp in the afternoon. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Kyle Martin, Kyle-Martin.blogspot.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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Capturing Light and Shadow in Plein Air
July 17-19, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Working en plein air, convey a sense of strong sunlight in your paintings by identifying, clarifying, and pushing values. Achieve clean color and utilize patterns to develop successful compositions. Tim demonstrates each day and works with you individually at your easel. He discusses the use of materials, scene selection, and brushwork. He presents a slide show to discuss concepts with examples of his most recent work. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Tim Horn, HornDesign.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $500, Non-Members: $525
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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France, Lavender, the Carmarque and Van Gogh
July 17-25, 2014 — The Lavender is in bloom, The Carmarque horses are still running free. Arles, France, the place selected by a youthful Van Gogh over 100 years ago, enamored by all of the beauty surrounding him is inviting you to visit. Travel down that historic path with us, immersing ourselves in what he saw, creating all the while through photographs, paintings or words. Daily you will be given the opportunity to explore villages and countryside that have inspired artists from around the world. Quiet, countryside accommodations, private en-suite room, stated meals, transfers and painting en plein aire with artist Sharon Rusch Shaver included. She will be your host and will guide you on this amazing journey. Visit website


Location: Arles, France
Instructor: Sharon Rusch Shaver
Sponsor: Artists, Writers and Explorer Excursions
Cost: $3,250
Email: Sharon Rusch Shaver
Phone: 615-579-8841

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Painting with Cold Wax and Oils
July 20-26, 2014 (Monday-Friday, 9:15 am-12:15 pm) — In this week long workshop artists explore abstract painting using cold wax medium, tube oils, pigment sticks, and layering with a variety of implements. We will investigate new ways to create textures, color fields and mark making while focusing on developing a personal vocabulary emphasizing the process and its experimental nature. Participants will use an array of non-traditional tools and techniques to build layers and add depth. Ample workshop time will be supplemented with periodic critiques, presentations and discussions. This workshop is well suited for those who have had some prior painting experience and beginners wanting to experiment with new techniques. Visit website


Location: Little Switzerland, NC
Instructor: Elena De La Ville, www.edelaville.com
Sponsor: Ringling College of Art and Design
Cost: $395 + lodging fees
Email: Diane Zorn
Phone: 941-955-8862

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The Art of the Figure
July 21-25, 2014 — 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 rewarding of all subjects...the human form. Weather permitting I would also like to work with the figure in an outdoor setting. I typically work with draped and undraped poses. I like to include some anatomy lessons as we work with the figure. Flesh tones are something that students always want to know more about, so the undraped figure is great for that. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: Bryce Liston, www.listonart.com
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $600
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

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Color, Edges and Paint Handling for Oil Painters
July 21-25, 2014 — This class will be conducted indoors and out. According to the weather and students preferences we'll work plein air at least 40% of the time. Additionally we will work inside where communication is easier, on basic skills which we will apply outdoors as well as work on still lifes and perhaps a portrait/figure. Tim will demo both inside and out. Driven students will be able to work until 9 each night allowing for 11 hours of easel time daily. Basics of knife and brush handling along with advanced level techniques will be taught. All levels welcome. Limited to 15 students. Visit website


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

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5 Day Indoor and On Location Painting Workshop with Albert Handell
July 21-25, 2014 — Join Albert Handell in this exciting 5 day indoor/outdoor painting workshop. You will see and learn what to select and emphasize and what to play down or even take out of your paintings in order to make a strong design statement, and work sensibly towards finish. It will be an opportunity to see how a Master Artist works in a studio setting to perfect his outdoor studies and bring life to his photographs. Students will be painting on location in the afternoons. Albert will give individual help to each artist at the easel. There is also a daily critique at the end of the day at the location site. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Albert Handell
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $700
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

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The Whidbey Island Landscape - Plein Air Painting in Oil
July 21-25, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Visit scenic locations around Whidbey Island and develop paintings from your impressions of the landscape. Richard provides easygoing, individual instruction and encourages group interaction. While demos for this workshop will be in oil, most concepts of composition are universal, so pastel painters and watercolorists are welcome. The workshop concentrates upon strong composition and lively color while examining the difference between working on location and in the studio. Through demonstrations and discussion we will consider various ways to plan a painting, apply color, and make adjustments to works in progress. Participants will learn about materials, technique, and composition, and will gain a fresh understanding of color, value, and structure. Some outdoor painting experience is helpful, but you needn’t be an expert. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Richard McDaniel
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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Vermont Art Event
July 22-26, 2014 (8:30-11:30am, 12:30-3:30pm, 4:30-7:30pm) — Art Workshops & Materials Expo. Various topics in 3 hr. or 6 hr. hands-on sessions, with materials included. Each workshop focuses on a specific subject or concept in one medium... oils, water-soluble oils, acrylics, or oil pastels. Caroline Jasper workshops always include essential master color concepts for all media. Visit website


Location: Burlington, VT
Instructor: Caroline Jasper, www.carolinejasper.com
Sponsor: HK Holbein
Email: Jana or Debbie
Phone: 1-800-682-6686

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Paint the Canadian Maritimes with Michael Chesley Johnson
July 22-25, 2014 (9-1) — Join Michael for four half-days of painting the beautiful maritime scenery of Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Campobello Island is home to quiet beaches, bold cliffs, working fishing village and the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park. Each day starts with a lecture and demonstration followed by student work and plenty of help at the easel. Small size workshop - only 4 students. Michael will paint in oil or pastel, but all media are welcome. Michael is an award-winning painter and Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine. He's taught workshops across the US and Canada. Visit website


Location: Campobello Island, Canada
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Friar's Bay Studio Gallery
Cost: $300
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 575-267-2450

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People at the Beach, On the Boardwalk & In the Cityscapes
July 25-27, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Many artists hesitate to add figures to their work, as it is not an easy thing to do. Michele teaches you how to add the figure in a natural, fluid way, simplify the subject, and break it down into basic shapes. You will learn how the light falls onto the subject and affects the colors and values in a landscape. Michele will help you streamline your technique and see in a new way that will greatly enhance your painting skills. There will be a short demo each morning and then students will work on their own paintings with Michele's expert advice. Michele will be working in Water Mixable oils, but students may use standard oils if they prefer. Visit website


Location: Newport Beach, CA
Instructor: Michele Byrne
Sponsor: Debra Huse Gallery
Cost: $400
Email: Debra Huse Gallery
Phone: 949.723.6171

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


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

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Take Your Plein Air Paintings to the Next Level
July 28-31, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Learn the fundamentals of good design and how to effectively create a plein air painting from concept to completion. Determine compelling focal points, achieve depth and atmosphere, simplify mass, and effectively utilize color temperature and values. Build a painting through Greg's demos on location as he explains all techniques and concepts. Group critiques close each day. Greg will also individually critique student work brought from home. You should know how to work with your plein air equipment and medium, as well as have drawing ability and an understanding of perspective. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Greg LaRock, GregLaRock.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $500, Non-Members: $525
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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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

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Paint the Canadian Maritimes with Michael Chesley Johnson
July 29 - August 1, 2014 (9-1) — Join Michael for four half-days of painting the beautiful maritime scenery of Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Campobello Island is home to quiet beaches, bold cliffs, working fishing village and the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park. Each day starts with a lecture and demonstration followed by student work and plenty of help at the easel. Small size workshop - only 4 students. Michael will paint in oil or pastel, but all media are welcome. Michael is an award-winning painter and Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine. He's taught workshops across the US and Canada. Visit website


Location: Campobello Island, Canada
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Friar's Bay Studio Gallery
Cost: $300
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 575-267-2450

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Studio Painting with New Energy
July 31 - August 2, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Learn to simplify your process and explore techniques for creating a painting in stages in order to gain a feeling of immediacy and freshness in your work. Set goals for improvement and let Tom guide you to the next level of accomplishment in your painting medium. Work from photo references in the studio, or outside - weather permitting. Tom demonstrates and explains all concepts, providing individual attention, as you incorporate what you learn into your paintings. Visit website


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

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Double Up Plein Air
August 1-4, 2014 — Four days of fabulous instruction and fun in plein air with George Strickland and John Budicin. Students will paint with John for 2 days and then with George for 2 days. A student/instructor dinner/barbeque will take place after the first two days at the Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio location on Edgecliff Drive in Langley. Painting outdoors is challenging, learning what to select and what to omit to make a strong design and statement is the goal. Our emphasis will be to simplify and organize shapes. Beginning with a simple statement we will capture the shapes, values and light source. Demonstrations supplemented with visual aids will help to clarify the key elements discussed, from a simple statement to a finished painting. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: John Budicin and George Strickland
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $675
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

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Painting the Dramatic Still Life
August 1-3, 2014 — Inspired by the oil painting of the masters, this workshop will cover the essential skills needed to achieve luminosity and depth with paint, for the beginner and advanced painter. Students will find their advances made in this workshop will not only produce beautiful still-lifes but will carry over to their other paintings of portraits, figures and landscapes as well. The workshop consists of instructor demonstrations, starting with the conceptual design of the painting to observing and translating the beauty of objects into lustrous paint. Understanding the structure of a painting and manipulating paint, brilliant light, supple color and purposeful edge variations, an artist can create a compelling and distinguished piece of art. Visit website


Location: Haverhill, NH
Instructor: Leah Lopez, www.leahlopez.com
Sponsor: Gibson House Bed and Breakfast
Cost: $275
Email: Susie Klein and Marty Cohen, Innkeepers
Phone: (800) 989-2150 or (603) 989-3125

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Spontaneous Abstraction
August 2-3, 2014 (9am-5pm) — Many artists can feel frustrated in front of a blank canvas, unsure of how to start and what to paint. This workshop will focus on different techniques that will enable you to start painting with confidence by tapping into your intuitive process and finding inspiration more easily. Learn how to gather inspiration for a painting from anything - from observation, pictures, or simply by brainstorming on canvas, creating chaos and then making order out of it. Focus on composition, movement, harmony, and the use of line independent of color. Demonstration and critique will enhance your knowledge of the process of painting. Visit website


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

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David Lussier's Monhegan Island Plein air Workshop
August 4-6, 2014 (9:00 - 4:00) — This workshop takes you to a tiny island off the coast of Maine that time forgot. Step off the ferry and forget the stress. The painting subjects have barely changed in a hundred years and everywhere you look is another painting. David's clear, organized demonstration each morning will be followed by his encouraging one on one instruction emphasising the principles shown. Visit website


Location: Monhegan Island, ME
Instructor: David Lussier
Sponsor: David Lussier Workshops
Cost: $350
Email: Pamela Lussier
Phone: 860-338-3226

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Oil Painting Concepts and Techniques En Plein Air
August 4-8, 2014 — This workshop will focus on oil painting techniques in working directly from observation in the Maine landscape. The following concepts will be covered: 1) Approaches to composition in drawing and painting from observation such as gesture, tonal design, proportion, and atmospheric color harmony. 2) Materials and techniques in oil painting such as grounds, pigments, solvents, palette organization, and color mixing. 3) Landscape painting as a practice and as a source for other work. While this workshop is open to all levels, some experience in Drawing and/or Painting from observation is required. Limited to 12 students. See website for art supply list. Visit website


Location: Bernard, ME
Instructor: Christine Lafuente, www.christinelafuente.com
Sponsor: Acadia Workshop Center
Cost: $675
Email: Gail Ribas
Phone: 207-244-9742

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Paint the Canadian Maritimes with Michael Chesley Johnson
August 5-8, 2014 (9-1) — Join Michael for four half-days of painting the beautiful maritime scenery of Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Campobello Island is home to quiet beaches, bold cliffs, working fishing village and the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park. Each day starts with a lecture and demonstration followed by student work and plenty of help at the easel. Small size workshop - only 4 students. Michael will paint in oil or pastel, but all media are welcome. Michael is an award-winning painter and Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine. He's taught workshops across the US and Canada. Visit website


Location: Campobello Island, Canada
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Friar's Bay Studio Gallery
Cost: $300
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 575-267-2450

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Plein Air in Oils
August 7-9, 2014 — Western painter G. Russell Case is inspired by nature, but he places little value on literal translations. His sweeping, idealized versions of the western landscape are compositions that combine the beauty of the natural world with the rich imagination and originality of an artist's mind. Case's work is represented by numerous galleries all over the country, and he has won numerous awards for his paintings. Visit website


Location: Bend, OR
Instructor: G. Russell Case, www.grussellcase.com
Sponsor: Cascade Fine Art Workshops
Cost: $475 by July 7; $525 after July 7
Email: Sue Manley
Phone: (541) 408-5524

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August Light: Painting the Impressionist Landscape in Oil (Plein air / Studio)
August 11-15, 2014 — Lee has a remarkable way of infecting his students with his passion for plein air painting. He is able to explain complicated concepts in understandable terms and is fully dedicated to having each student succeed. His workshops are challenging and also a lot of fun. Learn to paint fresh, light-filled plein air landscape paintings of dramatic coastal scenes, using the Impressionist palette of colors. Lee will train you to see the variations in value and color in the landscape, and how to apply the Impressionist theories of color and light to capture the changing light effects and moods. Come prepared to paint the sunset at least two evenings during the workshop. Experience the thrill of seeing and painting the light. Visit website


Location: Bernard, ME
Instructor: Lee Boynton, www.leeboynton.com
Sponsor: Acadia Workshop Center
Cost: $650
Email: Gail Ribas
Phone: 207-244-9742

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Still Life & Flowers - Painting Workshop with Michael Klein
August 11-14, 2014 — The basis of this workshop is how to approach a floral painting or still life entirely from life. Due to the fleeting subject matter often associated with flowers, Klein will walk you through, step by step, his process of capturing the essence of this difficult subject. The artist will start the workshop with a half-day demonstration discussing basic principles of the block in and capturing the gesture of the flowers. From there, Klein will show you how to plan several steps ahead to achieve the highest level of finish; developing the painting using optical observation and conceptual form rendering techniques. On the final day, we will go back in to our paintings and learn how to render subtle effects that occur in nature. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: Michael Klein, michaelkleinpaintings.com
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $650
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

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Monhegan Inside and Out
August 11-15, 2014 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) — 5 day intensive workshop will give you the tools for a different way of seeing, a different way of communicating and a different way to handle negative energy and reactions through creativity. Workshop focus is on finding a strong composition & creating an atmosphere for your subject to 'live' in through color temperature and value. Visit website


Location: Monhegan Island, ME
Instructor: J. R. Baldini, IPAP
Sponsor: Baldini Painting Holidays
Cost: $597.00
Email: J. R. Baldini
Phone: 1.800.393.7270 call 9-5 weekdays


Art Workshop
August 12-14, 2014 — Aline is a Master Pastelist with the Pastel Society of America and a national juried oil painter with the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. This class will primarily be a landscape class. Weather permitting we will be outside but if we need to go in, we would do a still life. Students can work in pastels or oils and a demonstration will be given each day along with lots of hands on critiques and advice. Aline has been teaching pastel and oils, figure, landscape and still life painting for 30 years. She began as an illustrator and taught at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California for 8 years before moving to Hanover, NH. Visit website


Location: Haverhill, NH
Instructor: Aline Ordman, PSA
Sponsor: Gibson House Bed and Breakfast
Cost: $250
Email: Susie Klein and Marty Cohen, Innkeepers
Phone: (800) 989-2150 or (603) 989-3125

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Paint the Canadian Maritimes with Michael Chesley Johnson
August 12-15, 2014 (9-1) — Join Michael for four half-days of painting the beautiful maritime scenery of Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Campobello Island is home to quiet beaches, bold cliffs, working fishing village and the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park. Each day starts with a lecture and demonstration followed by student work and plenty of help at the easel. Small size workshop - only 4 students. Michael will paint in oil or pastel, but all media are welcome. Michael is an award-winning painter and Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine. He's taught workshops across the US and Canada. Visit website


Location: Campobello Island, Canada
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Friar's Bay Studio Gallery
Cost: $300
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 575-267-2450

Intermediate Level

Landscape Painting From the Inside Out
August 14-17, 2014 — Working both in the studio and outdoors, this workshop takes an organized approach to learning the essential concepts of landscape painting. Morning sessions take place in the relaxed, controlled setting of the studio, where a key lesson is introduced through a guided exercise. In the afternoon session, we head outdoors to practice the morning's lesson live, in plein air. Topics include site selection and limited focus, simplification and massing, composition, starting a painting with a simple color-based block-in, and color. Though not a workshop for first-time painters, it is ideal for those who have painted before and now want a strong foundation in landscape painting, or for those who want to hone their existing landscape skills. This workshop is suitable for oil, acrylic or pastel painters. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Mitch Albala
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $475
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Monhegan Island 2 day art workshop
August 14-15, 2014 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) — 2 day intensive workshop will give you the tools for a different way of seeing, a different way of communicating and a different way to handle negative energy and reactions through creativity. Workshop focus is on finding a strong composition & creating an atmosphere for your subject to 'live' in through color temperature and value. Visit website


Location: Monhegan Island, ME
Instructor: J. R. Baldini, IPAP
Sponsor: Baldini Painting Holidays
Cost: $297.00
Email: J. R. Baldini
Phone: 800.393.7270

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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Powercolor Painting
August 15-17, 2014 (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) — How far can you go in days? This workshop will change the way you see/think/paint. Progress to more powerful paintings. Color communicates! Make it work for you and say "good-bye" to muddy colors forever. Dare to try unfamiliar ways to think about and work with color, including Caroline Jasper's way of painting on red canvas. Awaken the emotive psychological power of color in your work with advanced visual color-interactions. Following the first day's concentration on color, each day brings another new focus and new paintings. Strategies for dynamic light/shadow effects, dramatizing depth in landscape, etc., and painting water will be emphasized. Take home a head full of color theory master concepts and inspired new paintings of your own. Visit website


Location: Ventura, CA
Instructor: Caroline Jasper, www.carolinejasper.com
Sponsor: Beunaventura Art Association
Email: Sharon or Regina
Phone: 805-648-1235

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Oil and Cold Wax Painting: Beneath the Surface
August 18-20, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Explore the technique of combining oil paint and cold wax. Unlike encaustic, cold wax is used at room temperature, without heat, to extend the oil paint and serve as a medium. Incorporate other media such as oil sticks and pigment to create dynamic paintings. The process of adding and subtracting creates layers that produce surface and subsurface texture. You will use an array of non-traditional tools to build layers and add depth. This class emphasizes the process and is experimental in nature. The intuitive process encourages students to loosen up and explore. Students will learn from detailed demonstrations, instruction, and individual exploration of the techniques and materials. Positive individual and group critiques will be offered throughout the workshop. Experimentation and personal expression is encouraged. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Dianne Martia, DianneMartia.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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From Sculpture to Painting: An Anatomical Journey
August 18-23, 2014 — 3 days Ecorche/Sculpture and 3 days using this information for Painting and Drawing. Robert Liberace is equally accomplished in drawing, painting, and sculpture. His work is inspired by the centuries of knowledge, skill, and elegance of the old masters. He works in a variety of mediums including pencil, chalk, pen and ink, watercolor, and oil. Robert received his B.F.A. and M.F.A. from George Washington University. Rob is known for his inspiring and informative teaching style. He teaches at The Art League of Virginia and holds workshops throughout the United States and abroad. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: Robert Liberace, www.robertliberace.com
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $1125
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

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Capturing Color and Light en Plein Air
August 18-22, 2014 — Join Kami and learn her approach to 'plein air' painting. The varied landscapes of Madeline Island provide you with the best possible setting to learn from her and perfect your appreciation and use of color. Her goal during this workshop is to show you how to achieve the best mood, light and composition in your paintings. This workshop is intense and guaranteed to provide you with focus and the progressive steps necessary to develop yourself as a plein air painter. The workshop begins with a lecture of her painting fundamentals - foundation, color and light. It will include demos by Kami, a series of value and compositional exercises. You can expect to paint several studies each day! Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Kami Mendlik
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $650
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

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Come September (en plein air)
August 18-22, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Increase your awareness of opportunities to paint en-plein air. Compose, plan and execute your painting in the field. There is nothing that outdistances the beautiful nuances and observations as painting from life. Discover from nature what you have loved about artists that have painted landscapes. Personal involvement in the field cannot be duplicated in quite the same way in the studio. Suggestion: Paint small studies in the field and learn to enlarge them in the studio. I will assist in the field as well as in the studio. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Deanne Lemley
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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Paint the Canadian Maritimes with Michael Chesley Johnson
August 19-22, 2014 (9-1) — Join Michael for four half-days of painting the beautiful maritime scenery of Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Campobello Island is home to quiet beaches, bold cliffs, working fishing village and the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park. Each day starts with a lecture and demonstration followed by student work and plenty of help at the easel. Small size workshop - only 4 students. Michael will paint in oil or pastel, but all media are welcome. Michael is an award-winning painter and Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine. He's taught workshops across the US and Canada. Visit website


Location: Campobello Island, Canada
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Friar's Bay Studio Gallery
Cost: $300
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 575-267-2450

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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


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


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

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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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Paint Downeast Maine with Michael Chesley Johnson
August 25-29, 2014 (9-1) — Join Michael for four half-days of painting the beautiful maritime scenery of Downeast Maine. Lubec is home to quiet beaches, bold cliffs, working fishing village and the West Quoddy Head State Park. Each day starts with a lecture and demonstration followed by student work and plenty of help at the easel. Small size workshop - only 4 students. Michael will paint in oil or pastel, but all media are welcome. Michael is an award-winning painter and Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine. He's taught workshops across the US and Canada. Visit website


Location: Lubec, ME
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Friar's Bay Studio Gallery
Cost: $300
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 575-267-2450

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The Essence of Light Oil Painting
August 25-29, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Brian Davis will demonstrate the approach to painting in oils that has made his floral paintings renowned. He will talk about choosing a subject, composition, the use of a value painting, and the techniques of oil painting that contribute to the look of his works. You will watch Brian as he goes through the process of bringing a painting to life. You will also work on your piece. Brian will be there to answer questions and assist you. For those who are interested, he will answer questions dealing with the art business. Although magnificent flowers and landscapes are the main choice for his compositions, he explains, "The actual job of making an arresting piece of art has nothing to do with what the thing is." Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Brian Davis
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $695
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Still-life painting & On-line art business
August 28-30, 2014 (9:00am - 4:00pm, 1 hour lunch) — Qiang's approach to still-life will focus on composing dramatic setups by observing the light distribution and using bold and loose strokes to create a powerful and accurate representation. He will also share his experience of marketing art, using the internet tools of blogs, websites, email newsletters and on-line galleries. Visit website


Location: Springfield, OR
Instructor: Qiang Huang
Sponsor: Emerald Art Center
Cost: $400
Email: Paula Goodbar
Phone: 541-726-8595

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Personal Journeys - Plein Air Painting on the Wild & Scenic Rogue River
August 30 - September 3, 2014 — Price includes 5-day guided raft trip, lodging, food/beverage, local shuttle service, informal/formal art instruction and demos. Join us for an exciting plein air experience on the beautiful Rogue River in southwest Oregon!! Experienced raft guides and fine artists David Kinker and James Sampsel, international travel adventure company ROW Adventures, and Cascade Fine Art Workshops are teaming up to offer you a unique life-changing plein air opportunity! Artists working in any medium are welcome, along with photographers, writers, and those wishing to join in the experience! Visit website


Location: Bend, OR
Instructor: David Kinker & James Sampsel
Sponsor: Cascade Fine Art Workshops
Cost: $1695
Email: Sue Manley
Phone: (541) 408-5524

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


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

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Plein Air Painting: Loose and Colorful - Oils and Acrylics
September 1-5, 2014 — Mike Rooney teaches classroom and plein air (outdoor) workshops that are guaranteed to loosen up your style and transform your art. Learn to paint outside with a loose, quick and impressionistic style by learning the how to's of composition, color and value: Essential equipment needed for plein air work; Working outdoors or from photos in the studio; Capturing light effects; Simplifying objects- stick figures welcomed; Working quickly- time waits for no one; Massing in and values- from blobs to objects; Color and composition theory, it's not as boring as it sounds and the importance of values over color; and more. There will be lots of outdoor painting (if weather permits) and classroom exercises guaranteed to take the mystery out of plein air painting. Visit website


Location: Bernard, ME
Instructor: Mike Rooney, www.mikerooneystudios.com
Sponsor: Acadia Workshop Center
Cost: $575
Email: Gail Ribas
Phone: 207-244-9742

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Paint the Canadian Maritimes with Michael Chesley Johnson
September 2-5, 2014 (9-1) — Join Michael for four half-days of painting the beautiful maritime scenery of Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada. Campobello Island is home to quiet beaches, bold cliffs, working fishing village and the Roosevelt-Campobello International Park. Each day starts with a lecture and demonstration followed by student work and plenty of help at the easel. Small size workshop - only 4 students. Michael will paint in oil or pastel, but all media are welcome. Michael is an award-winning painter and Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine. He's taught workshops across the US and Canada. Visit website


Location: Campobello Island, Canada
Instructor: Michael Chesley Johnson
Sponsor: Friar's Bay Studio Gallery
Cost: $300
Email: Michael Chesley Johnson
Phone: 575-267-2450

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Beginning Plein Air Painting
September 4-6, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Learn to refine your skills in drawing, observing value, and applying color as you paint in the field. Together with Stuart, select an effective composition and then organize and simplify its shapes through averaging the colors. The goal of the workshop is to learn methods to successfully paint in an environment of changing light rather than to create finished paintings. Each day begins with a demonstration and discussion, followed by work in the field and individual coaching from Stuart. First paint small black-and-white value studies, then move to color studies up to 9" x 12" size. As the light changes and fluctuates, you will begin a new canvas. Leave the workshop with at least one successful color study. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Stuart Fullerton, StuartFullerton.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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Etruscan Places Plein Air Fundamentals
September 6-13, 2014 (All Day) — Our core program is founded upon the premise that plein air painting presents unique challenges to the artist in the fleeting light and unpredictability of atmospheric conditions that require a specific technical approach in execution. We introduce our method through a structured program combining lectures, exercises & demonstrations that aim to enable participants to compose, develop and complete a painting in one session. Two instructors will work directly with participants at all times. Sessions are supported by a Siena museum visit, evening slide shows analyzing works of the masters in the history of landscape painting, books and readings. Fees include materials, surfaces, equipment, meals, accommodation, field trips, local transport. All levels. 12 student maximum. Cooking class options for non-painters. Visit website


Location: Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
Sponsor: Etruscan Places
Cost: $2,250 - $2,610 depending on occupancy
Email: Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
Phone: 212-780-3216

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Energize Your Paintings and the Whole Painting Process
September 8-12, 2014 — Spend five full days painting en plein air with Tom at the most scenic spots on Madeline Island. During this workshop, you will learn how to identify bad habits, and how to accomplish a system for simplifying your painting process. You will learn about the different stages of a painting from start to finish, and will also discuss the basic elements of successful paintings: Drawing, Shape, Value, Color Temperature, and Edges. Tom will demonstrate all of his suggestions and shortcuts every day, with a focus on his trademark 6 C's.... Content, Concept, Composition, Craftsmanship, Color, and Center of Interest. And you will receive plenty of individual attention at your easel. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Tom Nachreiner
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $650
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

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Alla Prima Plein Air Painting (Plein Air / Studio)
September 8-11, 2014 — This 4-day Plein Air Workshop will be held at beautiful Bass Harbor in the Acadia area of Maine. Armand will choose specific sites for each day designed to teach the student how to approach different subjects & to give them a variety of experiences to enhance both their artistic growth and their visit to this beautiful area. Armand Cabrera's workshops are a fun and intensive way to study the Essentials of Successful Painting, no matter what your style or level. He guides his students with practical solutions to overcome the obstacles that often prevent them from creating successful paintings. Students will learn how to finish 2 paintings per day in an alla prima method. Maximum of 12 students. Visit website


Location: Bernard, ME
Instructor: Armand Cabrerra, www.armandcabrera.com
Sponsor: Acadia Workshop Center
Cost: $650
Email: Gail Ribas
Phone: 207-244-9742

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Capitol Reef - "The Undiscovered Country"
September 9-11, 2014 — Capitol Reef is an extraordinary landscape of tilted planes and deep mysterious canyons. We will paint one day from Panorama Point near the entrance to the park, one day from an area within the park at the end of Scenic Drive and one day will spent on Boulder Mountain overlooking it all from magical aspen groves. David Santillanes will guide students in capturing the unique rock formations and atmospheric perspective that this terrain is known for. Evenings will allow for group dinners at various restaurants and group critique of the day's work. Demonstrations and individual attention while painting will round out this three-day immersion. Four nights Lodging is included at the Howard Johnson's between Torrey, UT and the park entrance. Visit website


Location: Torrey, UT
Instructor: Dave Santillanes, dasanti.com
Sponsor: Sedona Arts Center
Cost: $900
Email: Vince Fazio
Phone: 928.282.3809 or 888.954.4442

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Tuscany Plein Air Painting Workshop
September 9-13, 2014 (9-4) — A five-day painting workshop at the studio of Barry John Raybould in the heart of the Tuscany countryside, Italy. Each day we will cover one of the key skills you need to build your painting skills, including notan, space division, values, color, and the key elements of Visual Music and Poetry. Visit website


Location: Licciana Nardi, Italy
Instructor: Barry John Raybould
Sponsor: Virtual Art Academy
Email: Jacqui Seddon

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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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Niagara Falls plein air painting
September 12-13, 2014 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm) — Niagara is one of the most dramatic painting locations in the East! Workshop incorporates painting and visualization techniques with emphasis on grisaille (value underpainting) and working with color temperature for atmosphere and dimension in your paintings. 2 day intensive workshop will give you the tools for a different way of seeing, a different way of communicating and a different way to handle negative energy and reactions through creativity. Visit website


Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Instructor: J. R. Baldini, IPAP
Sponsor: Baldini Painting Holidays
Cost: $297.00 + tx
Email: J. R. Baldini
Phone: 800.393.7270

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David Lussier's Rock and Surf Plein air Workshop
September 12-14, 2014 (9:00 - 4:00) — Join David in an exploration of painting rocks and surf in this remarkable state park in Jamestown Rhode Island. Watch a painting demonstration from start to finish or jump right into painting. You can paint alongside David for the day or watch him paint. David will explain his complete thought process about painting this challenging subject. After a complete day of painting, we will meet for a fun and honest critique of the days work. All demos are in oil, but students may work in the medium of their choice. Workshop Hours: 9-4 Visit website


Location: Jamestown, RI
Instructor: David Lussier
Sponsor: David Lussier Workshops
Cost: $350
Email: Pamela Lussier
Phone: 860-338-3226

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Luminous Oils: Painting with Copper and Gold Leaf
September 14-16, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Kent Lovelace demonstrates his technique for applying transparent colored oil paints to copper plate. Learn plate preparation, gold leafing on panel and paper and value-oriented underpainting in oil, as you complete your own small paintings. Visit website


Location: Coupeville, WA
Instructor: Kent Lovelace
Sponsor: Pacific Northwest Art School
Cost: $375
Email: Pacific Northwest Art School
Phone: 360-678-3396, Toll-Free: 1-866-678-3396

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Plein-air Painting Workshops on the Costa Brava and Barcelona, Spain
September 2014 — Let Spain seduce you! Costa Brava, where the mountains meet the sea, is the setting of this exciting tour. Paint in the surreal world of Dali and Gaudi: craggy cliffs, pristine beaches, fishing villages and botanical garden. Also, enjoy a flamenco show, a guided visit of Barcelona and the Dali's museum. We offer oil and watercolor workshops with widely known teachers. All skill levels welcome. Because of the small size of the group (6 to 10 students), not only will the teacher will be able to spend time with each participant but each trip will feel like a family trip. We provide transportation to painting spots in a comfortable mini van and a tour leader throughout. Visit website


Location: Barcelona, Spain
Sponsor: French Escapade
Cost: Starts at $2,640
Email: Jackie Grandchamps
Phone: 888-483-5713

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"Autumn in Vermont"
September 17-20, 2014 — Open to all levels with a limit of 16. Set in the bucolic landscape of southern Vermont this four day workshop will review the principals of painting on location. An indoor studio is available (in the event of foul weather). Hosted by the Landgrove Inn, Landgrove Vermont. Visit website


Location: Landgrove, VT
Instructor: Randall Sexton
Cost: $475
Email: Hilary
Phone: 925-708-6497

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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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Tuscan Color and Light
September 20-27, 2014 (9-3) — Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of this enchanting region. With gentle, experienced guidance you will learn to capture the landscape through demonstration, and plenty of individual attention. Christine has led several Tuscan workshops, and would love to help you create your own impressions. Visit website


Location: Siena, Italy
Instructor: Christine Debrosky
Sponsor: Il chiostro
Cost: $2495
Email: Linda Mironti
Phone: 800-950-3506

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Etruscan Places Elements of Landscape
September 20-27, 2014 (All Day) — The inspiration for this course is the writing of 18th century French painter P. H. Valenciennes. In his famous treatise on open air painting published in 1800 Valenciennes advocated the separate study of the individual "elements" of landscape. "Elements" is organized around morning slide shows focusing on one element of landscape: fields, trees, clouds and skies, water, time and nocturnes. Daily presentations will be followed by painting sessions dedicated to the subject element. No formal technical instruction is offered but two instructors will be available to work with participants individually. Daily reviews of work. Fees include most materials, surfaces, equipment, all meals, accommodation, field trips, local transportation. 12 student maximum. Cooking class options for non-painters. Visit website


Location: Tuscany, Italy
Instructor: Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
Sponsor: Etruscan Places
Cost: $2,400 - $2,760 depending on occupancy
Email: Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
Phone: 212-780-3216

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Landscapes in the Studio
September 22-26, 2014 — For Michael Workman, the act of painting usually starts with an emotional response to the landscape. A delicate balance is achieved in his paintings between realism and abstraction. The landscape can be dramatic, moody and subtle. Michael Workman's art is blended in a play between opposites on a variety of levels: classicism and romanticism, thin and thick paint, warm and cool colors, careful planning and spontaneity. This 5-day workshop will be primarily an indoor class. Michael will be painting throughout the week, thus allowing the participant to see first-hand how he addresses these same subjects. Michael will demonstrate and lecture for all the students, while allowing plenty of one-on-one time for discussion and critique. Students should have prior experience with landscape painting. Visit website


Location: Langley, WA
Instructor: Michael Workman, www.workmanstudio.com
Sponsor: Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio
Cost: $925
Email: Cary Jurriaans
Phone: 360.637.4690

Beginner Level

Oil Painting Basics for Novices and Beginner
September 22-24, 2014 (9am-4pm) — Enjoy an exciting, fun, and non-intimidating approach to oil painting. If you have always wanted to paint in oils, but didn't know where to start, this workshop is for you. Learn the basics of painting such as laying out colors on your palette, brushes, canvas materials, color theory, contrast, values, and more. Put your learning into immediate practice at your easel. Jacqueline demonstrates techniques, discusses master artist's works, and provides individual instruction at your easel. Gentle critiques close each session. Expect to take home four to six small paintings. Visit website


Location: Fish Creek, WI
Instructor: Jacqueline France, JacqueFrance.com
Sponsor: Peninsula School of Art
Cost: Members: $325 + materials fee, Non-Members: $350 + materials fee
Email: Peninsula School of Art
Phone: (920) 868-3455

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Landscape and the Still Life
September 22-26, 2014 — Learn to approach nature directly, and translate what you see onto your canvas. You will begin with a contour drawing of the scene, with a focus on interconnecting shapes. Then, you will evaluate your composition and simplify your color choices to create a balanced painting. Discussion of these techniques will emphasize value, warm and cool colors, and the importance of edgework. Louise will work with you individually, and will encourage you to develop a fresher, bolder color palette. Half the day will be in the studio painting a still life under natural light. Painting will be "alla prima". Emphasis will be on drawing, values, color and edges. Visit website


Location: LaPointe, WI
Instructor: Louise Gillis
Sponsor: Madeline Island School of the Arts
Cost: $650
Email: Anne Leafblad
Phone: 715.747.2054

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Intermediate Level
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Plein Air and Studio Landscape in Pastel or Oil
September 23-26, 2014 — The workshop is open to both oil painters and pastelists. All demonstrations will be given in pastel. The first two days will be a studio landscape painting experience, and the last two will be plein air (weather permitting). Topics covered: 3 types of compositions that give great results, How to solve compositions and color problems, Things every artist should know about painting water, 7 things that happen visually as space recedes, Creating depth by separating space into planes, Using edges to create the illusion of texture, and Painting fall and winter trees. Plein Air topics: Finding good subject matter, Setting up your easel, Overcoming changing conditions of light, and understanding the 4 types of light (light and shadow, form, silhouette, and local tone). Visit website