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Watercolor sketching workshop in Provence, France with artist Deborah Rubin

French Escapade, tours and workshops created by Jackie Grandchamps and Valerie Sans

8-DAY watercolor sketching workshop in Provence, with artist Deborah Rubin

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TJ CUNNINGHAM Painting Barns and Buildings on Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

During this comprehensive landscape class both plein air and studio painting will be thoroughly discussed. Often, work created in the studio can lack the energy of paintings created outdoors from direct observation.

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Painting the still life!

Pastel Painting Workshop and Retreat in the “other” South of France!

Please join me for a unique pastel painting workshop—focusing on the still life (landscape and figure too!) in a beautifully restored 12th century monastery just one hour southwest of Toulouse, France. Interspersed with focused painting time will be casual guided outings with an emphasis on art history.

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AMSTERDAM GUIDED ART TOUR with Juliette Aristides

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

Visits will include the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Van Loon Museum, some galleries and the amazing art collection at the Six Collection. If possible we will visit the studio of one of the top portrait painters in the Netherlands. All this under the excellent guidance of Juliette Aristides!

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Le Mistral- Painting Adventures

Plein Air Painting Adventure wth Perry Haddock SFCA

LeMistral Painting Adventures-Pender Island BC, Canada

Hosts:
Kathleen Theriault AFCA, ASA, OPA and Robert Theriault pEng and internationally certified skipper.
Kathleen and Robert are excited to begin sharing the magic of the Southern Gulf Islands with artists, students and instructors by offering one of a kind all inclusive LeMistral Painting Adventures on Pender Island, BC, Canada.

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Linda Fisler Palette Knife Artist and Author

DebKArt Home Studios

Paint lovely landscapes in oil or acrylic
– Linda will teach you how she paints from life outdoors, using palette knives
– Learn techniques for fully expressing yourself visually AND literally
– Every student will receive a free copy of Linda’s instructional book, Four Pillars to Build Your Masterpiece

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Demystifying Soldering

Peters Valley School of Craft

We will cover the science of how it works and why it does not work sometimes. There will be demos on sweat, stick and pick soldering as well as soldering different metals together.

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Lithography Workshop 3

Instructor, Ron Netsky

Lithography has a long tradition in Woodstock. Beginning about 100 years ago, Woodstock became a center of activity for American lithography.

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Everyday Earrings

Peters Valley School of Craft

Each participant will learn a variety of techniques for making different types of earrings, from posts to dangles, using both wire and sheet metal.

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Focusing on Prague: A Photographic Exploration with Carla Bohnett

Artful Journeys LLC

Join Carla Bohnett and Artful Journeys as we explore a stunning medieval city while you improve your photography skills and take photos amid one of the most stunning cityscapes in the world!

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Plein Air Painting Holidays in the Loire Valley, France

Plein Air France Holidays

Treat yourself to an exceptional week of painting while staying in a gorgeous private chateau in the magical troglodyte village of Trôo. Perched above a river in the northern Loire Valley, this remarkable village features unique cave houses dug into the hillside providing stunning views over the river and valley.

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Drawing Lab: Drawing for Better Painting Workshop 2

Instructor, Jenny Nelson

Learning to see is an essential part of learning to draw.

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8-Day watercolor workshop in Provence, France with artist Vald Yeliseyev

French Escapade

8-day watercolor workshop in Provence, France with Vladislav Yeliseyev

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Follow SUZY BIRSTEIN to Greek Island Paradise “MIA MUSE” – Ceramics Figurative Workshop

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts

Envision your “Inner Muse” with ceramist Suzy Birstein, famed
artist for the 2008 Academy Award nominees
on the enchanting island of Skopelos, Greece where “Mama Mia” was filmed!

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Intuitive Painting classes

Miranda van den Heuvel - Create and Connect
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It is primarily a course about painting techniques. The subjects of tools, color theory, mixing paint, composition, value and layering will be covered, the intention is to present a holistic approach to life and painting, one that empowers, inspires and encourages you to paint like you.

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Plein Air Painting & Sketching in SCOTLAND

Alan Flattmann

Join Master Artist Alan Flattmann for this wonderful opportunity to paint and sketch for ten days in Scotland’s scenic Fife coastal area and the spectacular highlands of Perthshire.

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Printing with Colored Clay

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn to make monoprints using colored clays and colored slips, not ink, to make Clay prints on a fiber substrate pulled from a slab of wet clay.

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Watercolor Workshop in Tuscany

Dodie Davis with Vitalia Tours
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10 Day unique workshop for artists of all levels. This is an exceptional combination of food, wine, excursions & painting workshops. Tuscany is quintessential Italy and an artist’s dreamscape with amazing scenery: Let yourself be seduced by the colors, the exquisite light, and the charm of autumn in Tuscany.

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Portraits From Photographic Reference Workshop

Instructor, Claire Lambe

In this workshop students have the opportunity to work and be mentored on portraits of friends and family members using photographs as reference.

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Art Retreat in Killarney, Ontario

Wilson Street Studio

5 days in Killarney with Keith Thirgood
Keith takes you into the amazing scenery of the La Cloche Mountain area of the Killarney Region. This area was often painted by members of the Group of Seven. When you see the ruggedness of the landscape, you will know why.

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Textured Treasures of Italy

Adventures In Italy

Lisa Walton returns to use Orvieto’s many varied textures as inspiration for creating fabric and paper art pieces you will treasure forever!

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Etruscan Places – Roman Campagna: Historic Itineraries for Advanced Painters

Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
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1 week workshop for advanced artists featuring motifs of historic masters of the the 18th and 19th centuries in the birthplace of plein painting.

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Introduction to Throwing on the Wheel

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is perfect for the absolute beginner who wishes to get their hands dirty in a supportive, warm, and stress free atmosphere, exploring the potter’s wheel.

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Italy 2017

Adventure-Artists with Sharon Rusch Shaver

This is an Artist-Adventure to paint, explore, eat fantastic Italian cuisine, all while staying in luxury historic accommodations in an ancient medieval hilltop village overlooking the Umbrian valley of olive groves and grape arbors. Horseback riding, winery tours and tastings, cooking classes, tours of Assisi and Spoletto.

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Plein Air Painting in Acrylic, Oil or Pastel Workshop

Instructor, Robert Carsten

Whether a beginner or advanced painter, plein air painting teaches all of us about the exquisite, ever-changing qualities of our world.

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BELGIUM (Bruges), HOLLAND – Watercolor Painting Workshop with Evelyn Dunphy

I am excited to tell you about this new location for a painting workshop in 2017. I love to offer new places, and so I am thrilled to be joining Jackie Grandchamps of French Escapade once again, this time in Bruges, “the Venice of the North”.

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Live Model Painting

The Luminous Layers of Italy

Adventures In Italy

Ivy Newport guides you in drawing and painting with a live model. Blend collage and paint, adding depth and a luminous quality with encaustic wax.

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Etruscan Places – Open Air Fundamentals Buonconvento, TUSCANY

Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson

We introduce our method through a structured program combining lectures, exercises & demos that aim to enable participants to compose, develop and complete a painting in one session.

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Painting with a Master – Workshops

R. Bruce Brennan Fine Art
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Come study the essence of fine oil-painting in this in-depth five-day class of painting with a master. Your tuition will include engaged instruction time and use of easel. Come away with an enriched knowledge of technique and desired focus.

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Drawing with Thread

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come explore basic embroidery techniques and how to apply them to “drawings” using direct drawing, transfer and projection. This will be both a technical skills class and an idea development class.

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Designing Models and Mold Making

Peters Valley School of Craft

Explore and learn methods for designing and fabricating models and molds.

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8-Day Watercolor Workshop in Provence, France, with Artist Michael Reardon

French Escapade

8-DAY watercolor painting workshop in Provence, France with artist Michael Reardon

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Head & Heart Plein Air Painting

Dillman's Creative Arts Foundation

Plein Air practices including studio instruction sessions. Express your personal take on the beautiful vistas surrounding White Sand Lake. Bring the outdoors inside on canvas.

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Transparency & Radiance Workshop September

Instructor, Meredith Rosier

Ponder the glory of emanating light by J. M. Turner or the opulent ink washes of Victor Hugo and the water reflections of Frits Thaulow. Present day artists continue their process of discovery in the portrayal of illusionary space with an expansive array of materials.

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The Basics of Bobbin Lace

Peters Valley School of Craft

Originating in the 15th century, bobbin lace is a process of making decorative netting through an organization of individually controlled threads.

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Painting with a Master – Live-in workshop (accommodations included)

R. Bruce Brennan Fine Art
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Come study the essence of fine oil-painting in this in-depth three-day, five night, class of painting with a master. Your tuition will include your accommodations in your own private suite in my home, breakfasts, and use of easel. Come away with an enriched knowledge of technique and desired focus.

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Travel Journal: Italian Flora and Fauna Inspired

Adventures In Italy

Sue Spargo returns for the sixth time to lead an Orvieto inspired class using her incredible techniques with wool fabric and embroidery to create a once in a lifetime bag using Italian leather for handles and bottom.

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Japanese Kumiko

Peters Valley School of Craft

Kumiko is the Japanese technique for making beautiful lattice-work. In this workshop, participants will make two boxes decorated with this technique.

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