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Santa Fe Painting Workshops

Explore painting in historic Santa Fe, New Mexico, the 3rd largest art market in the U.S. At Santa Fe Painting Workshops, we offer classes in abstraction, encaustic, and landscape painting in a beautiful, sunny space that offers gorgeous views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Suitable for beginners, intermediate, or advanced students, our classes teach you about composition, color theory, and unique painting techniques that will give you the skills you need to make more dynamic art work. 3-day painting intensives are also available. Santa Fe is home to internationally renowned Site Santa Fe, a multitude of museums, and Canyon Road with its hundreds of art galleries. Most workshops are $250. Learn more at www.santafepaintingworkshops.com or contact info@andreacermanski.com

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Watercolor workshops with Marjorie Glick in Deer Isle and Stonington, Maine

Bring your work to the next level as you explore watercolors elusive qualities of transparency and spontaneity with an accomplished artist who loves to teach. Learn to see and mix luminous color, and compose dynamic compositions. 4 day plein air watercolor workshop on the coast of Maine in beautiful Deer Isle- a haven for artists. It is a magical place with its many islands amid sparkling blue waters, moss covered spruce forests and dramatic peach granite outcroppings. Daily demonstrations followed by individualized instruction and group critiques. Marjorie Glick is a painter of large scale lush colored realism watercolors. Her work has been described as being timelessly elegant and complex and is prized for its beauty and reverence for nature. For more info visit www.marjorieglick.com or contact marjorieglick@mac.com

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"Colored Pencil: Delicate to Dynamic" - September 11-14, 2017

Sharpen your colored pencils for workshop fun in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin- post-summer rush but still during the mild September weather. Kristy Kutch, a supportive teacher, is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil; she is also featured in 4 instructional DVDs. Included are many aspects of this medium and its compatible surfaces. Create effects ranging from soft, transparent, and aqueous to dense and dramatic. Harbor Shores Hotel, located on Geneva Lake, offers fantastic student discounts. Guests receive continental breakfasts and rooms featuring mini-fridges and microwaves. (Lodging reservations should be made separately: 888-746-7371. Mention this workshop for discount.) Bring an extra tote bag for samples; plan for this memorable fall workshop! Cost: $285. Visit www.artshow.com/kutch/ or contact Kristy at kakutch@earthlink.net or 219-874-4688.

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Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats

Established in 2011, Artful Gathering Online Art Retreats offers online attendees the opportunity to learn with accomplished artisans and crafters within the intimacy of our online classrooms. Filmed by artists, for artists, our workshops are tailored for beginner and intermediate levels. The broad spectrum of our program encompasses a diversity of interests including mixed media jewelry, collage, assemblage, art journaling, watercolor, textile art, and encaustic. Our workshop retreat schedules include individual six week sessions where registered attendees can enjoy the online classroom experience featuring detailed video instruction, and access to instructors and fellow classmates. Fun tutorials and activities are included with general registration. Additionally, we offer a variety of DVDs of our previously presented workshops. Visit us www.ArtfulGathering.com. Contact: classes@artfulgathering.com

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Flying Colors Art Workshops

Flying Colors Art Workshops specializes in organizing and hosting art workshops around the world - USA, Europe, Latin America and Asia. We concentrate on providing workshop participants with the finest, widely known instructors, and in arranging a variety of travel destinations designed to enhance participant experiences and satisfaction. As a result, Flying Colors enjoys a well established 20+ year reputation for creative planning, attention to detail and a commitment to artists' needs and interests. Every effort is made to identify workshop locations that feature unique cultural, historical and landscape characteristics. Your comfort and safety remain uppermost as we plan and carry out these diverse workshop experiences. And we also focus on having fun-- a LOT of fun! www.flyingcolorsart.com, flyingcolorsart@mac.com, 858.518-0949

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Painting in Provence - Semi-abstract acrylic art vacation - October 7-14, 2017

Provence was designed for painting en plein air with an easel in front, a glass of wine balancing nearby and a "chapeau de soleil" perched on your head. There are so many beautiful spaces in Provence, with landscapes and geometrical lines merging on clifftops, valley bottoms and half-way up mountains, that it makes you feel you too can take out an easel and start painting. Come join us for the ultimate Provençal experience at the luxurious Bastide La Belle, where you are surrounded by the beauty of vineyards, fields of flowers, olive trees and exquisite hilltops villages. The acrylic workshop will emphasize loose, expressive painting techniques. Experimentation, risk-taking, spontaneity and expression will be encouraged.

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Watermedia Workshop in Greece with G. Politis AWS, RI

Painting holidays in Greece! Watercolor and mixed watermedia with George Politis AWS, RI in the beautiful island of Thassos! Combining studio and plein air painting and exploring pure watercolor and contemporary mixed watermedia! Learn how to see beyond the obvious and how to use your creativity! August 21-28 2017 in the majestic island of Thassos. Discover the beauty of Greece and local gastronomy!!! Fees include accommodation, three meals per day, field trips and local transport. 12 student max. Also, there is a second workshop with George Politis in Montreal, Quebec (August 7-12, 2017). For more information contact anliv28@yahoo.gr or visit www.georgepolitis.gr/w1.htm

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Masters of Plein Air Academy - Plein Air Workshops. Your Schedule, Your Pace, Your Budget!

What makes us different? Our daily workshops run from May through October in Monterey, California and are designed to accommodate Your Schedule, Your Pace and Your Budget! We offer a complete series of Introductory, Developmental, Emergence and Professional Workshops structured around logical learning progressions that are suited to your skill level. Class size is limited to 5 or fewer artists creating a learning environment featuring plenty of individualized attention. All our instructors are professional artists whose achievements and awards go far beyond the classroom. Most are recognized as Masters by prestigious national organizations such as the Art Renewal Center, Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. Beginning at $35 they are wonderful values! Visit: www.mastersofpleinair.com/workshops or call 831.869.5788.

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artbreak Arts Immersion Vacations in Prague (Czech Republic)

Named in 2008 by National Geographic as one of the world's 'Best Girlfriends Getaways'! The secret is out: artbreak is a one-of-a-kind learning vacation and totally new way to experience a great European capital - via its artistic heart. artbreak puts you in intimate contact with Prague's vibrant artistic community, morning to night, for six creativity-filled days. Your mornings: three hours in an atelier, honing your skills at painting, collage and ceramics. Afterwards you'll browse private galleries and major museums, then fit in some wine tasting and dinner before heading out to savor the absolute best of Prague's opera, theatre, ballet, and superlative jazz scene. artbreak is a chance to inspire your artistic self and an exquisitely choreographed cultural adventure. Visit www.artbreak.org to learn more.

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Kristy Kutch Colored Pencil Workshops

Kristy Kutch has been creating colored pencil art for almost thirty years and has been teaching colored pencil workshops since 1991. A teacher with a life license, she applies many basic learning principles to her workshops, enthusiastically meeting each student at the appropriate level. Beginners are always welcome, but even advanced artists benefit from Kristy's instruction. Offering demonstrations of techniques and the characteristics of different types of colored pencils, papers, and other related materials, Kristy covers a wide range of possibilities. Kristy is the author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil. She is also the feature artist in the Artist Palette Productions DVD "Colored Pencil Landscapes: Beyond The Basics". Kristy's workshops are held nationwide; each is an enjoyable, supportive, memorable experience in a beautiful location. Visit www.artshow.com/kutch/ or contact Kristy at kakutch@earthlink.net or 219-874-4688.

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An All Inclusive Art Destination Holiday (Virginia, USA)

The Shenandoah Art Destination is a 10-acre property, magnificently located near the historic town of Lexington, nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Offering an ideal creative vacation and inspiration for any art lover - all artists welcome from the beginner to the professional painter for watercolor, oil and acrylics; lino and woodcuts; drypoint and mono printing. Daily course guidance/tutelage by your host, Jan-Willem Boer, an established artist in the USA and Europe. Courses run from early spring to late autumn - choice of weekend, 4-day, 7-day or 10-day stay. The fee for your stay is all-inclusive - lodging, food, transport from airport, and art instruction/inspiration. Limited to 8 participants + non-artist partner/spouse welcome. For course schedule & cost: www.ShenandoahArtDestination.com or call 612-221-1140 or contact nancy@shenandoahartdestination.com.

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Art in the Mountains - "Premier Destination Workshops!" Since 1983

Art in the Mountains has 10 - 15 fine art painting classes each year including studio and plein-air classes. Our instructors are internationally known and published artists who enjoy sharing their knowledge and techniques in their workshops. We offer instruction in most media and genres. Classes include daily demonstrations, unique curriculum, and one-on-one support. Class sizes are limited to 18 or 20 so you get more individual instruction. Please visit our website for our current line-up of classes and workshops and remember to check back at the end of the year when we post next year's schedule. We hope to see you soon. www.artinthemountains.com.

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Master Classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) was founded in 1805, and is the nation's first school and museum of art. Located in vibrant Center City, Philadelphia, PAFA is just blocks away from the city's major art museums including the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum. Our Master Classes and Workshops offer you the opportunity to work with renowned artists with national and international reputations, many of them on the PAFA faculty. The 2017 line-up includes Woodcut with Dan Miller, Comic Storytelling with Matt Madden, Painting in the Dark with Neysa Grassi, Monotype with Stuart Shils, Abstract Painting with Bill Scott, Plein Air Landscape with John MacDonald, Avian Drawing with Patricia Traub, and Still Life Painting with Christine Lafuente. Visit pafa.org/masterclasses or call 215-972-7632.

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Online Class: How to Sell your Art Online

In this online class you will learn how to professionally present yourself and your art online. You will also learn how to get access to art lovers worldwide and how to use social media marketing to promote your art. We will also talk about what should go on your professional website and your blog. This class will provide you with a general strategy to set up and maintain your online presence. I will give you assignments at the end of each important unit so you can take it step by step and build on what you already have. No need to be a computer wizard to benefit from this class. I will make it as simple and straightforward as possible because I know you would rather spend most of your time creating art.

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Watercolor Workshop in Tuscany with Dodie Davis & Vitalia Tours

Our 10-day watercolor workshop this fall is a unique combination of activities, food & wine, excursions and painting workshops. Tuscany is quintessential Italy and an artist's dreamscape with amazing scenery everywhere: Patchwork quilts of fields and vineyards, hills dotted with cypress and iridescent olive groves, all interspersed with winding roads and medieval hilltop towns. Throughout the countryside, autumn colors are at their peak: the leaves of trees and vines provide a dazzling display. Mother Nature's palette, the astonishing landscape, the exquisite changing lights and shadows, are all sources of inspiration. This workshop is ideal for beginners as well as experts, as instructor Dodie Davis presents a relaxed itinerary allowing for a great deal of experimentation and play at all levels.

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The most personalized plein-air painting workshops in Europe

We have the reputation to be the company that organizes the most personalised painting workshops by taking care of you from start to finish. We provide transportation to painting spots in a comfortable mini van and a bilingual tour leader stays with you at all times. We hire the best teachers known for their love and reputation of teaching. Our workshops take place in unique places carefully chosen for their beauty but also their history, culture and food: France, Spain, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland. Because of the small size of the group (6 to 12 students), not only will the teacher will be able to spend time with each participant but each trip will feel like a family trip. Our motto is "Don't be a tourist, be our guest". www.frenchescapade.com, contact@frenchescapade.com, 510-483-5713

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Learn Painting with Ann Bell (Houston, TX)

Private painting classes with artist Ann Bell give you a unique creative experience. Personal attention enables you to improve quickly, whether you're a beginner or experienced. You choose the subject matter and degree of detail you want: abstract, realism or in between. You'll learn how to paint, how to mix colors, how to compose your painting, and how to evaluate your finished painting. You can learn watercolor, acrylic or mixed media, even if you can't draw a straight line. Ann provides all supplies for your first class, so even if you are visiting Houston, you can enjoy painting with Ann in her centrally located artist studio. Online Classes are available. Visit www.annbell.net/classes.htm, or contact Ann Bell at artist@AnnBell.net or 281-330-3827.

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12 weeks of Drawing Explorations (online class)

I believe that drawing should be fun and free from too many rules! I also believe that the only way to get better at drawing is to draw as much as you can. Explore different ways of drawing and have fun! This class is for beginners to advanced artists. Anyone can do it and you can choose each week how much time and effort you want to invest in each course.

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Click here to learn more about these art workshops in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico!

A variety of one week painting workshops all year around

Cristi Fer Art Studio and Gallery established in 1989, offers a great variety of one week workshops in San Miguel de Allende, picturesque and inspirational setting, called The Heart of Mexico. We welcome beginners to advanced artists to join acrylic, watercolor, oil painting workshops, teaching expressionist and realistic painting, in studio and plein air. Choose one of the scheduled workshops or contact us for a private week. Novice encouraged to enroll. We offer personalized instruction in a small group setting from accomplished and experienced painters and instructors. It is a fantastic vacation blending painting and side seeing of Colonial architecture, narrow cobblestone streets, shopping, restaurants and brilliant light. Gain experience and confidence! Contact us in advance at www.cristiferart.com and cristiferart@gmail.com

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Plein-Air Urban Watercolour Workshops in Barcelona

Year round - This is an opportunity to enjoy a 5-day plein-air intensive urban watercolor workshop in the heart of Barcelona. Professional artist Paul Raymonde and his wife Angela run this unusual city based painting course in one of Europe's most beautiful metropolis'. The week's curriculum is carefully structured to cover all aspects of technique. Starting with simple value studies it rapidly progresses to full colour paintings. Classes are held in the mornings leaving visitors time to explore the sights and culture of Barcelona. All materials are supplied and a picnic lunch with wine (if desired). All abilities are welcome. Visit the website for details.

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2 day Mixed Media and Meditation Workshop in Ojai, CA

September 16-17 - Two day mixed media rejuvenating retreat in beautiful Ojai valley. We will be exploring our art practice amongst the beauty of the orange groves and pure energy of The Peppertree Retreat Center. Some optional meditation/yoga/hiking will be included. Price includes lunch on Saturday and snacks during the day. Cost does not include accommodation. If you would like to stay at the Peppertree retreat, please call them at 877-355-5986. They are holding rooms for us, so call them to say that you are part of Kathy Leader's retreat. Sharing or rollaways are available. Check out the website: www.peppertreeretreat.com. There are other staying options in Ojai. Please contact me with any questions: theartprocess@yahoo.com

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Open Air Italy - Plein Air Painting Workshops & Retreats

Open Air Italy is in its 10th year of specializing in well-organized artist workshops and retreats with small groups of participants and world-class instruction. All instructors are well-known artists with a gift for teaching. We want the participant to spend their time learning and painting, as well as living and relaxing, in the most beautiful areas of Europe. Much time and effort is given to everything, from the planning of accommodations to the choice of various charming painting locations. All accommodations are single occupancy for artists. Workshops are planned with a focus on multiple group activities, while still allowing time for individual expression and exploration. All instructed workshops are limited to eight participants in order to allow plenty of one-on-one time with the instructor. To learn more about specific workshops or retreats please visit www.openairitaly.com or contact via email at okiegirl54@gmail.com.

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Gibson House Art Workshops/Retreats (Haverhill, New Hampshire)

The Gibson House Bed and Breakfast overlooks the peaceful landscape of New Hampshire's pristine Upper Connecticut River Valley, offering an idyllic setting for artists' workshops/retreats. You will find yourself inspired by the charming, unspoiled New England village and the picture-perfect village, garden and mountain views. Two 50-foot-long porches insure outdoor work and relaxation in any weather. And the 2000 square foot art gallery and workshop features 12 foot ceilings with great illumination. A wide variety of workshops are taught by an accomplished group of artists/instructors who have a passion for teaching all experience levels. Attending a Workshop at the Gibson House is an experience you will long remember. Visit www.gibsonhousebb.com, call (603) 989-3125 or (800) 989-2150, or email gibsonhousebb@charter.net

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Etruscan Places - Landscape Painting in Tuscany and Civita Castellana, Italy

Etruscan Places offers a completely unique series of open air painting workshops on location, rain or shine, in some of Italy's most spectacular landscapes. Artists, curators, writers Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson are residents and home owners in both the USA and Italy. Their presence in Tuscany since 1995 guarantees their knowledge of the landscape, inhabitants and local culture and everything connected with it. Presently 4 distinct 1 week classes are offered May - October: Open Air Fundamentals (all levels); Elements of Landscape (intermediate +); Roman Campagna (advanced); Advanced Seminar. Fees include materials and surfaces, equipment, meals, accommodation, field trips and local transport. 12 student max and 2 instructors every class. 40%+ participant return rate. Contact www.landscapepainting.com or call 212-780-3216.

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