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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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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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Alla Prima Painting Workshops with Chris Brandley: Tuscany, Florida, and Texas!

Chris's workshops include step by step demonstrations, one on one easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings. Nothing is held back as she explains her thought process. Chris use the "Alla Prima" method of painting (working wet into wet) and will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque paints, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy. Learn how to take an ordinary photograph, and use artistic license to paint from the heart by infusing clean, bold color, loose brush strokes, and beautiful lighting into your paintings. Demos are done in oils, but some of her workshops are also open to Acrylics and water soluble oils. Beginners-advanced welcome.

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Paint on Holiday: Dalvaro Art workshop vacations

As one of the best known painting vacation providers, we believe in offering you extraordinarily well-designed painting workshops that bring you closer to your own aspirations of mastering painting techniques. Allow you to absorb tips and techniques from the world's best tutors, while retaining the memories of all you see and hear. That is why our intimate, individual, inclusive itineraries are designed to help you explore the subtleties of your chosen media while relaxing and being captivated by the local food, culture, people and customs of this rural Valencian community, which we feel defines and embodies the Distinctive Dalvaro Experience. This is a painting vacation on an intimate scale with the individual personal exclusivity you deserve. www.paintonholiday.com

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Portrait Painting in Oil, Old Masters Study, Peter Paul Rubens "Portrait of Elena Forman", 1630
April 2-6, 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany

The portrait painting workshop will be taught by Lana Kanyo, internationally recognized artist, art instructor and member of the prestigious Art Renewal Centre. During the workshop students will enjoy the opportunity to study and to be inspired by the Rubens' original artworks in the Museum! The class is designed to help students become confident when mixing colors only using Rubens' limited palette. You will learn that his pallet has a phenomenally broad range of color effects, and you will focus on both color harmony and the unity of light. Your instructor will paint alongside you to provide a visual guide when learning the essential qualities of classical painting; accuracy, rhythm, light effect and the illusion of form and space.

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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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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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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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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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Heart and Soul Goddess Retreat - April 9-16, 2019 in Bucerias, Mexico

Let your artistic energies flow, immerse yourself into finding and embracing your goddess within and fill your heart and soul with the beauty of sunny Mexico! Join Professional Artist, Dream Board expert and Retreat Guru Nancy Hache and Professional Speaker, Author and PSYCH -K Life Coach Barbara Harris as they take you on a beautiful 7 day all inclusive Goddess Retreat that feeds your mind heart and soul. Enjoy a relaxing all inclusive retreat, find your "Goddess" within, feel rejuvenated, enjoy morning meditation, gourmet meals, create your goddess within painting, enjoy the art of creative journaling and dream boards, meet like-minded women, make new friends and treasure new memories. Price: $2500 US to $2600 US

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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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Small group art workshops in Scotland, UK

Experience Scotland differently with Wild at Art. Connect with our beautiful locations in an authentic way - through doing art. Relax, create & enjoy... and let us do the rest! Book your space on one of our small group art vacations or let us design an exclusive art workshop retreat for you and your companion(s). Check out our 2019 small group workshop vacations: Jun 30 - Jul 9, 2019 - Outlander Art Experience - sketching tour of filming locations. Aug 25 - Sept 1, 2019 - Drawing & painting in the Outer Hebrides islands. We offer: Painting / drawing / weaving / pottery / ceramics/ creative writing / cookery / photography / jewelry / silversmithing / stonecarving / printmaking / lino-cutting. Find out more: www.wildatartscotland.com

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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 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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Join Us in Florence, Italy

Come paint the Renaissance city of Florence with Kim Casebeer. Kim will combine studio time at your hotel with painting in several gorgeous sites in Florence and the hilltown of Fiesole. This workshop will combine the experience of learning from a master painter (oil or pastel are welcome) with exploring beautiful Florence. A cooking class, a visit to a winery and the medieval city of San Gimignano will complete the experience. Join us for 9 days of inspiration that will stay with you long after the workshop has ended.

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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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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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2019 Workshops and Classes at On Track Studios

Please contact Brenda Coldwell at www.on-track-studios.com for additional information. On Track Studios is a working studio for painters. There is a large room for workshops, a welcoming kitchen, and large porches. "On Track" has a rural feel, but is conveniently located near downtown Franklin and Nashville Tennessee. Workshops and classes run January through October and include: Anne Blair Brown, Dawn Whitelaw, Jason Saunders, Patrick Saunders, Derek Penix, Suzie Baker, and more!

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