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"Lush and Lively Colored Pencil" - November 9-11, 2016 in Kerrville, TX

Discover the "pointed potential" of colored pencil! Kristy Kutch, author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil, is also the featured artist in the DVDs Colored Pencil Landscapes: Beyond the Basics, Colored Pencil Techniques: Easy Landscape Painting, How to Paint Flowers, and How to Paint Fruit. Kristy has taught colored pencil workshops nationwide providing an informative, enjoyable, supportive classroom atmosphere. Both "traditional" (waxy)and watercolor pencils are included, with fascinating "painterly" techniques for both types of pencils. Watercolor wax pastels (which resemble crayons) are also featured. Explore a wide range of surfaces which lend themselves beautifully to this dynamic medium. Demonstrations, individual attention, materials to sample, and a cache of take-home supplies- there's something for everyone! $350 with supplies included. Register online at or contact Grace Roach; 830-895-2911.

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The Retreat (Force, Ascoli Piceno, Italy)

The Retreat offers creative holidays in beautiful surroundings for lovers of all things Italian. We offer a range of courses at The Retreat, set in stunning Italian countryside overlooking rolling hills and hill-towns in the heart of Italy, as well as courses based in Florence and other carefully selected locations around Italy. Our painting courses and art workshops include a wide range of all inclusive programs with accommodation, meals, professional tuition, excursions, and all materials. Our tailor-made art courses are designed to inspire and build confidence across a range of media, styles and techniques. Your tutor, trained at Art Academy in Florence is a professional painter and experienced tutor who will take care of your personal artistic needs. Visit: to learn more.

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Jungle Art Retreat (Goa, India)

10 days of painting, drawing, sculpture, yoga, meditation, ayurvedic therapies, organic food, beach, waterfalls, temples, jungle! Join us for a magical art retreat in Goa. Nestled up in the hills of the jungle, ten minutes from Agonda beach, our Eco village provides the perfect backdrop to a relaxing and creative ten day holiday. Suitable for beginners or those who want to improve on existing skills, our experienced tutors and beautiful setting will provide all the support and inspiration you could ask for. Visit or call +447917194466 or contact

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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 a vibrant Center City, Philadelphia location, 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. Classes are scheduled in two- or three-day formats, usually over weekends and often include a public lecture. The 2016 line-up includes Dan Miller, Neysa Grassi, Scott Noel, Stuart Shils, Susan Van Campen, James Toogood, Joe Sweeney, Ellen Eagle, Christine Lafuente and Elizabeth Osborne. Visit or call 215-972-7632.

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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!,, 858.518-0949

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Acrylic Painting Workshops in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Study Acrylic painting with Susan Santiago, Director of Galeria San Francisco, in a sun filled space, in San Miguel de Allende. The gallery, located in one of the oldest buildings in the city, overlooks the Jardin, with great views of the Parroquia, and has restaurants and shops directly below. Susan has 30 years of experience as an art teacher and exhibiting artist in Los Angeles. She opened her gallery in San Miguel in 2014 and offers beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes throughout the year. If you are interested in learning the basics, improving or brushing up your skills, then these classes are for you. For more information please visit the gallery's website or send an email to

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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 or contact via email at

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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".,, 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, or contact Ann Bell at or 281-330-3827.

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Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA) - La Pointe, WI

Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA) is ranked among the top five art and craft schools in the country. The school is located on Madeline Island, the largest of the 22 Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. Board the car ferry in our charming port town of Bayfield, WI and in twenty minutes you'll slip into Island time. MISA's workshop environment is known for its world renowned instructors, spacious studios, superior on-site accommodations, and a staff that will ensure an unforgettable experience. Our fabulous meals and dining facilities provide an additional opportunity to bond with students and instructors. Classes in photography, painting, writing, quilting, fiber arts and mixed media are available June -October. View our workshop schedule at, email, or call 715.747.2054.

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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 and

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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, call (603) 989-3125 or (800) 989-2150, or email

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Drawing and Painting Animals - October 27-29, 2016 in Boulder, CO

In this three-day workshop with Edward "Ned" Aldrich, we will work on both drawing and painting the varieties and subtleties of animals and their habitats. There will be high emphasis on demos, discussions and critiques. Working with oil paint, we learn effective techniques for depicting fur and feathers while creating the illusion of form and solidity. Drawing, composition, color, rendering light, materials, painting techniques and the benefits and setbacks of photography in animal art will be covered. Cost: $425. Visit or contact Chuck Donnelly; 720-593-4600 or 303-859-3272.

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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 or call 212-780-3216.

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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 or contact

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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 or contact Kristy at or 219-874-4688.

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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 to learn more.

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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: or call 612-221-1140 or contact

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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.

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