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Workshops at McCormack Studios
Click here to learn more about these portrait workshops! Take this opportunity to learn from nationally recognized portrait artist, Paul W. McCormack. Students will be working from a live model and or photographic reference as Paul demonstrates and lectures on all the principles and techniques needed to execute a traditional portrait. To ensure personal guidance from Paul throughout each program, workshops are strictly limited to 6 students. With demonstrations and lectures given each day students are taken through a step-by-step procedure... watch, listen, learn, and then apply. Combined with individual attention, critiques and hands on instruction, students will have the opportunity to create a finished portrait under Paul's guidance. Beginners and advanced students alike will certainly benefit from the experience. To learn more visit

Art in the Mountains - Premier Destination Workshops - Celebrating 30 Years of Fine Art Painting Workshops
Click here to learn more about these art workshops in Bend, Oregon! Learn and explore in a fun, comfortable and educational setting with world renowned instructors. Workshops are designed to offer instruction in every genre and medium, studio and plein air, with various needs in mind for every level of artist. Join us in beautiful Bend, Oregon or meet us at one of our other exciting destinations. We are truly committed to our clientele and offer support throughout your workshop. From the moment of your first inquiry, you will be treated with respect and courtesy, provided all information needed to plan your week, and welcomed into our art family. See our schedule: Call for your free color brochure (503) 930-4572.

Peninsula School of Art: Discover Your Unique Artistic Voice
Click here to learn more about these art workshops in scenic Door County, Wisconsin! Located in a garden setting under towering trees, we are the Midwest's destination for turning inspiration into fine art, and students into artists. For 49 years, we've fostered the talents and skills of each student - from novice to professional - with small class sizes and well-equipped studios. Open all year, our light-filled, spacious studios host artist educators of the highest caliber. During 1-5 day workshops, these artists express their love for teaching and encourage each student to discover his/her unique artistic voice. Master artists' works, displayed in educationally themed gallery exhibitions, reveal artists' processes, free of charge to the public. Forty artists from throughout the US and points beyond paint the incredible beauty of the Door County peninsula in our 9th annual Door County Plein Air Festival, July 20-26.

Weeklong All Inclusive Retreats with Renown Artist Instructors in a Tropical Paradise
Click here to learn more about these art workshops near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico! "The Casa Experience is truly unique - It touches the very soul of the artist and provides endless inspiration!" - Sterling Edwards, renown watercolor artist and workshop instructor. Located in the charming village of Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, on Mexico's gorgeous Pacific Coast, Casa de los Artistas offers one of the most affordable and unique art and cultural experiences available. Oceanside accommodations, all gourmet meals and drinks, private room/bath/balcony and view, (we do not charge extra for a single!), and much more. See our website for details, schedule, free video instruction and more. Find out why participants that have come to the Casa return saying it is the best workshop experience they have ever had!

Plein Air Painting in New Zealand (October 26 - November 5, 2014)
Click here to learn more about this Plein Air Painting Workshop in New Zealand! Spend 11 days with us as we explore the highlights of this stunning region! From lakeside landscapes surrounded by majestic mountains, to original gold-rush shanty towns and scenic vineyards, there is no shortage of visual beauty to ignite any artists' imagination. Renowned for the rugged and varying landscapes, New Zealand is the perfect location for you to explore and paint memories to take home. Cost: $2,280. To learn more, visit or contact Julie Houck at or 808-280-6083.

Open Air Italy - Plein Air Workshops
Click here to learn more about these Plein Air Workshops in Italy! Open Air Italy is in its 7th 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 or contact via email at

The most personalized plein-air painting workshops in Europe
Click here to learn more about these art 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, a tour leader stays with you at all times. We hire the best teachers known for their love of teaching. Our workshops take place in unique places carefully chosen for their beauty but also their history, culture and food: France, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland. Because of the small size of the group (6 to 10 students), not only will the teacher be able to spend time with each participant but each trip will feel like a family trip. Don't be a tourist, be our guest.,, 888-483-5713

Flying Colors Art Workshops
Click here to learn more about these 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!,, 858.518-0949

Landscape Painting in Southern France (June 11-21, 2014)
Click here to learn more about this art workshop in Limoux, France! Join Julie Houck for 10 days of plein air landscape painting in the Languedoc region (Limoux, France). 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. "The plein air workshop in Southern France was wonderful! Julie's class and all the individual attention I received really helped me develop my own style. If you love art, beautiful scenery, European history, good food and wine, wonderful accommodations and service, you should definitely take this trip! It was one of the most memorable and magical experiences I have ever had!" - Michelle Winters, NYC. To learn more, visit or contact Julie Houck at or 808-280-6083.

artbreak Arts Immersion Vacations in Prague (Czech Republic)
Click here to learn more about these art tours in Prague! 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 to learn more.

Etruscan Places - Landscape Painting in Tuscany and Civita Castellana
Click here to learn more about these plein air painting workshops in 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, or call 212-780-3216.

Summer Painting & Photo Holidays in Spain's Most Beautiful Region
Click here to learn more about these Painting Holidays in Spain! The special light, panoramic vistas, unique architecture and climate of Andalucia makes it the perfect place for you to explore your creativity under the guidance of our resident artist, Anna Martin. Single travellers are very welcome - No Single Supplement. "My holiday was the one I have enjoyed more than any other ... This course was all I hoped for - and much more. Both Anna and Gerda were inspirational with their teaching and demonstrations - truly inspiring! They have given me the confidence to go away and try it all at home." - Jill Barribal, May 2011. Visit to book your Painting Holiday! Escape the Winter Blues .... Enjoy your painting holiday in Sunny Andalucia. £200 off web price. Only £499 & no single supplement.

Painting in Spain - The Power of Light and Rhythm (May 16-24, 2014)
Click here to learn more about Painting in Spain! All media workshop: instruction, demos, critiques and lots of painting time with Richard S. McDiarmid (SFCA, NWWS). 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 or contact Cindy Horton at Travel Concepts: 604-926-8511, toll free: 1-800-661-7176. $3390.00 all included except air.

Plein Air Tour to Mongolia
Click here to learn more about this Plein Air Tour in Mongolia! Why travel to Mongolia? En Plein Air is a French expression which means "In the open air", and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. Thus the most important thing is definitely nature. Mongolia - is tucked away in the heart of Asia, attracts visitors with its extremely beautiful nature, expanse of steppe, dense forest, blue sky and hospitality of nomadic people. You can paint real nomadic people, world heritage sites and sand dunes. While you're taking this tour, you'll have the opportunity to experience riding a horse, and a camel as well. We will be your reliable guide in Mongolia. Why not take a tour to Mongolia to let the beauty of nature inspire you?

Painting Vacation in San Miguel de Allende, The Heart of Mexico
Click here to learn more about these art workshops in Mexico! Enjoy a fantastic painting vacation with Cristi Fer Art Studio, teaching since 1989. San Miguel is a charming Colonial mountain town with exuberant atmosphere and lots to explore. A Heaven for artists! With mild winters, sunny and bright all year-round! Our workshop participants are anywhere from beginner to experienced painters. At Cristi Fer Art Studio you can choose a "One Painting in One Day" in acrylics, "5 Paintings in 5 Days" including drawing, acrylics, mixed media, representational and abstract, "The New Age of Mural Painting" 8 days from start to finish or "The Secretes of Realistic Painting" in oil or acrylic 8 Days. All workshops are offered weekly. Max. Group size is 4 so register early! Contact us,

Join Tony van Hasselt, A.W.S. to paint plein air in nature's studio without walls!
Click here to learn more about Tony's watercolor workshops! Watercolor workshops at inspiring locations. Take a winter break and join the annual tropical escapaint in Mexico, or Florida in 2014. Spend springtime in Tuscany and Provence, summer on the coast of Maine, or the fall in Vermont or New Hampshire. Domestic workshops may be joined for three or five days. Search by area in the left column. Tony demonstrates, allows lots of painting time and assists individually. During critiques, improvements are painted on acetate placed over paintings. Results can be seen and photographed, but work is never touched. For brochures, call 1-800-248-6449. Check Tony's paintings, books, DVD's, video tips and workshops listings on for details.

Mixed Media Workshops with Ann Bell (Houston, TX)
Click here to learn more about these mixed media workshops! One-day classes in artist Ann Bell's working art studio allow an intimate creative experience with personal attention. Register confidently. Class size: 1 to 5. Studio is near downtown Houston, easily accessible to all freeways. Classes begin at 10 AM with demonstration & instruction. Then you work independently, receiving help as you want it. Have fun, learn something new & build your confidence, whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist. We'll use water soluble media that is non-toxic & odor free. All supplies are provided. Learn from a working artist who offers simple instructions, clear demonstrations, & innovative ideas. Enjoy a day of creative art/play. Treat yourself to something new. Visit, or contact Ann Bell by phone at 281-330-3827 or by email at

Kristy Kutch Colored Pencil Workshops
Click here to learn more about these 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. Her techniques book, Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil (Watson-Guptill Publications), was released in 2005. Her new book, The New Colored Pencil, is a May, 2014 Watson-Guptill release. 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. To learn more, visit or contact Kristy at or 219-874-4688.

Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA) - La Pointe, WI
Click here to learn more about these art classes and workshops in Wisconsin! Madeline Island School of the Arts is one of the nation's best art and craft schools with 5-day workshops - May through October. The school is located on Madeline Island, surrounded by Lake Superior and the other 21 Apostle Islands. Madeline has an art tradition that dates back 300 years. Step into the peacefulness of "Island Time," where the beautiful blue waters, scenic views and saturated colors will inspire you. Learn plein air and studio painting techniques with some of the best instructors in the world. Classes in photography, writing, quilting, fiber arts and yoga are also available. The school's exclusive lodging is just steps away from the studios. Enjoy delicious meals and signature sun tea while you focus on your creativity. To view a complete 2014 schedule, and to register online, visit, email, or call 715.747.2054.

Master Classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Click here to learn more about these art classes in Philadelphia! The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) was founded in 1805, and is the nation's first school and museum of art. We are located in a vibrant Center City Philadelphia location, only 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. They are scheduled in two- or three-day formats, usually over weekends and often include a public lecture. The 2014 line-up includes Dan Miller, Alex Kanevsky, Scott Noel, Eileen Goodman, Bill Scott, Patricia Traub and Stuart Shils. Visit or call 215-972-7632.

Gibson House Art Workshops/Retreats (Haverhill, New Hampshire)
Click here to learn more about these art workshops in 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, call (603) 989-3125 or (800) 989-2150, or email

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