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Watercolor Meets Tile Painting (Amalfi, Italy)

Session I: July 8-17, Session II: July 17-26. Instructor: Robert Devers
This nine-day course is open to beginners, ceramic aficionados, art students, and guests alike. We will travel to numerous historic and contemporary sites to gather inspiration from the landscape, the architecture, and the rich tradition of Italian maiolica tile and mosaic surface decorations found throughout the region. In the studio component, we will begin with watercolor studies of tile patterns, still life arrangements, and photographs we have taken on excursions throughout the region. Several ideas and compositions will be first resolved in watercolor, then we will translate these studies into maiolica glaze paintings.

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Andrew Gifford Oil and Acrylic Plein-Air Workshop at Marouatte Castle, Dordogne, France (July 27 to August 3)

Experience a unique workshop with one of England's most celebrated painters. "We will make landscapes and cityscapes in one of the most beautiful and unspoiled regions of France. Meanwhile we will live in a genuine castle, eat like royalty and paint in stunning locals. Learn about materials, color mixes and techniques of layering and glazing using different brushes and palette knives. I will show how I make a painting from early sketch to final picture at a site where we will all paint." The Castle itself is as inspiring as the region is full of amazing sites to see and paint. For more information see www.artatthecastle.com and to book email artatthecastle1@gmail.com

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Soon Y. Warren - "Painting Brilliant Still Lifes" (October 14-17, 2019)

Soon teaches how to paint a brilliant Still Life. You will receive a drawing to copy and mask. Soon will start with a very loose wash, then she will teach how to paint layers of color. Her method is simple and she will give each student the time and attention to make this painting sing with light and color. A step-by-step instructional process will be used, incorporating Soon Y. Warren's reference photos and drawings for each project. Daily painting demonstrations and critiques will be provided concentrating on technique, the concept of color theory, composition and color values. Cost: $300 MWS price til Sept 30; $330 after; +$30 non-MWS.

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Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, Painting Workshop with John Hulsey

What could be more inspiring than a plein air painting adventure in the glorious light of Georgia O'Keefe's home in Northern New Mexico?  Enjoy five delightful days of painting in the incredible scenery of Ghost Ranch and Abiquiu with master artist John Hulsey this June 10 - 14.  John has been organizing and teaching plein air painting workshops in the U.S. and Europe for over thirty-five years, and you will benefit from his knowledgeable, gentle and often humorous teaching style.  Let him teach you the secrets of the pros while you gain new mastery of plein air painting.

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Open Air Italy - Plein Air Painting Workshops & Retreats

Open Air Italy is in its 13th 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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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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Etruscan Places - Landscape Painting in Tuscany and Civita Castellana

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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Residential Art Retreat: Private hire 7, 10 or 14 days

Tutors looking for a Residential Art Retreat? A group of art loving friends? This is just for you. "Las Orquideas" the perfect, worry free, location for you to spend your time in an inspiring, relaxing environment, specifically designed for you the artist. Residential art workshops which you control in Valencia, Spain. Complete package offer, including high quality meals with local wines, extremely comfortable, private, en-suite accommodation, fully equipped art studio, trips out, transfers. Dalvaro Art guarantee you a visit you never imagined possible in an art venue. Our warm hospitality and dedicated, experienced professional team will take care of everything, leaving you to tutor and your students to relax, enjoy, be inspired, learn and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

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Watercolour Painting in Florence, Italy (April 6-13, 2019)

Spend a fantastic week watercolor painting in the Renaissance city of Florence. It doesn't really get any better than this for artists. Soak up the atmosphere and allow your experienced tutor to guide you around from one inspirational backdrop to another. Learn to paint quickly with impressionistic flair through expert tuition from your academy trained tutor. Whether you're into the illustrious facades of the ancient cathedrals and palazzos or the grand spaces of Florence's many piazzas. With this tour, you will learn to compose urban scenes of this grand Tuscan city's famous landmarks such as the Ponte Vecchio, Santa Croce, Il Duomo, The Boboli Gardens and more. All materials, tuition, accommodation and most meals included. Various dates available in 2019.

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Painting Under The Tuscan Sun

Join us for a magical painting and touring adventure in Tuscany! We will be staying in a 16th -century renovated family-owned farmhouse with its history, winery and a spectacular view. You will be painting and sketching in watercolor as well as learning Chinese brush painting. Your instructors, Yuki Hall and Diana Marra will share their passion of painting with you throughout the workshop. After a day of painting, you can swim and relax in one of three swimming pools with breathtaking views. Our week in Tuscany will include three fantastic excursions; Florence, Siena & San Gimignano and Montalcino, all by private transportation with an English-speaking guide. www.yukihallfineart.com, yukihallfineart@gmail.com, www.dianamarra.com, designbydiana@aol.com

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"Watercolor & Beyond" (Long Beach, CA or Santa Fe, NM)

Join Dawn Davis at the C Gallery on Broadway in Long Beach, CA (April 15-17) or at the Sorrel Sky Gallery in Santa Fe, NM (May 17-19). A signature member of both the New Mexico and Kansas watercolor societies Dawn teaches design concepts and color theory in watercolor along with the fun of using lots of water and many wet into wet techniques. Refinement and sharp edges happen after layers of transparent watercolor, toward the completion of each painting. Inspired by nature, Dawn's many students are always grateful for her sharing, as she holds nothing back, and she is grateful beyond measure for them. All levels welcome.

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Russian-style Transparent Watercolors with Daud Akhriev in the hills of Bergamo, Italy

June 24-28, 2019 (Arrive June 23, depart June 29): Improve your command of this most demanding of media with master artist Daud Akhriev. While living in a romantic family villa outside Bergamo, students will improve their technical skills with the water medium, while also refining basic artistic techniques such as observation, composition, line, color temperature and drawing skills. Russian academic schooling begins with six years of watercolor-only instruction, giving Russian artists a powerful grounding in its use and behavior. Instruction will focus on transparent watercolor, using the bare paper for whites. Fee all inclusive.

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Drawing in Central Italy with Diane Cardaci

I invite you to draw, learn and celebrate the joy of slow art with me in Central Italy (Tuscany & Umbria), one of the most artistically inspirational places in the world. Learn to "see" more acutely, gain control of the exciting world of color, make your sketchbook your companion and use it as a tool for meditation. Let me share with you the beauty and incredible art history of this cradle of the Renaissance, while we learn to use our sketchbook as a way of life. Diane Cardaci is the author of over 6 art instruction books and has been teaching and sharing her knowledge of the fine art of drawing and painting for over 30 years.

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Small group art vacations, short breaks and tailor made art experiences in Scotland, UK

There couldn't be a better way to experience Scotland with its incredible natural beauty and rich heritage. Book your space on one of our small group art tours or retreats, or let us design an exclusive art workshop retreat for you and your companion(s). Check out our programme: Jun/ Jul 2019 - Outlander Art Experience; Aug 2019 or May 2020 - Painting in the Outer Hebrides islands; and much more... We offer: Painting / drawing / weaving / pottery/ ceramics/ creative writing / photography / jewelry / silversmithing / stone carving / printmaking. New: singing holidays in traditional Scottish song. Find out more: www.wildatartscotland.com

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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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Amazing Painting Retreats in Southwest France and Southern Spain

Join Mike Snow & Timothy White for a week of painting, laughing, food and wine, with exclusive artists retreats in Southwest France and Southern Spain. Mike Snow (American/French figurative painter), has been teaching art for 10 years. Timothy White (American/French photographer/chef) will create delicious meals using fresh local ingredients. Summer retreats are held in their 17th century château in Southwest France, in the heart of wine country. Spring & Autumn retreats are held in their contemporary home on the coast of Southern Andalusia, overlooking the strait of Gibraltar and Morocco. Maximum 6 students per retreat. Materials are provided, and your tuition includes lodging and meals. Challenge yourself, deepen your artistic style, expand your creativity, and rediscover the artist inside of you! Contact Mike Snow: mike@snowwhite.fr or visit www.snowwhite.fr

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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 recognized 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 www.madelineschool.com, email misa@madelineschool.com, or call 715.747.2054.

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Plein-air Landscape Painting in Italy

Enjoy a magical week painting classical Italian landscapes in the heart of Italy's countryside. Let yourself be inspired by our endless panoramic views across myriads of vineyards, olive- groves and ancient hill-towns, mountain and seascapes. On your excursions, you will also explore Renaissance towns with their stunning travertine squares and Roman sights and ancient villages. Courses have been run at The Retreat for many years by owners John, a professional landscape painter and instructor and his partner, Jana who takes care of your hospitality and healthy Mediterranean meals. This painting & drawing course includes plein-air painting sessions, seminars and workshops on the subject of plein-air. Various dates and other art retreats with Yoga, Cooking Classes and Truffle-Hunting available. All materials, accommodation, most meals, excursions included.

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Sketchbook Jump-start in Mexico (Offered per request year-round)

Intro to urban sketching in Mexico. Offered to groups visiting San Miguel de Allende and / or Guanajuato GTO, some of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage jewels. Per request 1, 2 or 3 days of sketching. Learning to sketch will enhance your travel anywhere and change the way you "See" the World! Days 2 and 3 add a touch of magic with watercolor and color pencils. Absorb the details and hidden corners of those Colonial gems, perceiving your surroundings through the eye and perspective of an artist. Workshop includes, besides expert instruction from professional painters, guided walk, photo opportunities and lunch. Contact Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops in advance with your travel schedule to book an unforgettable urban sketching workshop!

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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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Painting en Plein Air (Amalfi, Italy)

Session I: July 8-17, 2019. Instructor: Katherine Knight
Experience the joy of Plein Air painting on the beautiful Amalfi Coast. On-site painting can be a wonderful way to slow down the frantic pace of travel and drink in the beauty of each spot. Combined with classroom activities and tutorials that highlight the expressive potential of color, technique, and composition, participants will be fully prepared to capture the landscape, architecture, and sense of light intrinsic to this place. Gouache, with its velvety richness, combines the flexibility and opacity of oil or acrylic with the portability and easy cleanup of watercolor. It's the ideal media for travel; however artists with sufficient experience with oil or acrylic may use those media if they desire.

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Paul Niemiec Watercolor Workshop on Monhegan Island, Maine

June 8-14, 2019. For beginner/ intermediate level painters. Class size limited to 12 participants. Workshop Goal: To nurture observational skills and use of the watercolor medium in a joyful process of self- expression. Tuition: $550. Deposit: $275 due by Feb 1, 2019. Final payment: $275 due by April 1, 2019. Accommodations: make reservations at The Island Inn (www.islandinnmonhegan.com) by calling 207-596-0371. Making room reservations at The Island Inn is the responsibility of each participant. A block of rooms of various types and pricing will be available at a 15% discount off low season rates on a first come, first serve basis. The room rate includes a full breakfast.

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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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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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Photography: finding your Vision (Amalfi, Italy)

Session II: July 18-27, 2019. Instructor: Na'ama Lewin
The Amalfi coast's breathtaking landscapes are renowned. We can find images of beautiful cliffs, lemon groves, and sparkling water. But how do you travel to such a location and take pictures that move beyond typical tourist images? In this course students will be encouraged to express their own unique vision of this artist's haven through their photography. This course is open to beginning photographers as well as the more advanced photographer. Students will be photographing daily. There will be field trips, critiques and one-on-one meetings with the professor. During the course we will discuss techniques of how to approach a new locale, overcome your hesitations, analyze your response to the new experience and photograph it depicting your point of view.

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"From Sketchbook to Studio - Painting Light in Watercolor"

Iain Steward's focus is bringing your creativity to light and dispelling the myths of the difficulties of watercolor painting. Through demonstrations and critique Iain helps you understand how to anticipate the challenges of watercolor. Guiding you through his process of simplification through sketching and value studies, Iain demonstrates a road map that will improve your painting. He provides you with a repeatable process involving carefully planned steps that you can use when painting any subject. Iain allows as much time as possible for one on one instruction and critique; a workshop should focus on the student and not how well the instructor can paint. It's about you and your experience and helping you to continue your artistic journey.

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Icon Adventures: Medieval Art & Icon Painting Retreat, Assisi, Umbria

June 25 - July 5, 2019: Experience the art and soul of Assisi, with this 11 day retreat, based in the heart of the medieval town with B&B Guesthouse accommodation. The course offers a unique combination of tuition in medieval panel painting techniques with art history and visits to major sites. Ideal for beginners and improvers, participants will use gold leaf and traditional egg tempera to produce their own icon on a gessoed panel. All materials are included and the small group size (8 max) ensures a high level of guidance. This retreat will be led by experienced tutor, Helen McIldowie-Jenkins, M.A., O.F.S. a professional icon painter based in London, UK, with a background in Late Medieval Italian art history.

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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 between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge mountains. It offers 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, pastels; 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, 6-day or 10-day stay. The fee is all-inclusive - lodging, food, and art instruction/tutelage. Airport/train transport available. 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 Workshops on the Beautiful Wisconsin River

River Arts, Inc. invites you to join us in our brand new, state-of-the-art workshop facility located right on the banks of the Wisconsin River. The River Arts on Water Studio hosts art workshops in painting, drawing, photography, jewelry making, basket weaving, and much more. These programs offer options for both youth and adults year-round in a quaint and convenient setting just 25 minutes from Madison and the Wisconsin Dells. Our nationally recognized instructors provide the highest quality education for both amateurs and professional artists alike. To view a complete listing of upcoming workshops, please visit www.RiverArtsInc.org/art-workshops or call us at 608-643-5215.

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