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All Inclusive Art Adventure and History tour in Greece !

Art instructor: Jan Min History Guide: Aristotelia

Join me in an unforgetable Art Adventure and History tour in Peloponnese Greece! Let’s follow together the steps of the Spartians, Discover the place were the Olimpic games originated- Ancient Olimpia, Find out were for a millenium Bizantine Art was created and were the renescentist ideas were born and more….

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6 Day WATERCOLOR & ACRYLIC WORKSHOP with CYNTHIA HAMMOND

San Miguel de Allende Art Retreats

This is a unique 6 day retreat in the beautiful World Heritage town of San Miguel de Allende with artist and art historian Cynthia Hammond. Deepen your painting skills and connect with the urban and natural landscapes during creative outings to local sites of interest and beauty.

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Oil on Canvas

2017 Spectacular Summer Workshop Lineup

Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier
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The Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier was founded to further the practice and education of artists working in the Old Masters methods in the Classical Realist tradition. BACAA is committed to upholding the highest standards of art instruction by providing opportunities for all artists and students.

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In and around the Painting School of Montmiral

Two week courses in painting and drawing

The Painting School of Montmiral
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Drawing and Painting Workshops in “un des plus beaux villages de France”

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Painting with a Master

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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Simplifying the June Landscape Workshop

Instructor, Kate McGloughlin

Kate McGloughlin’s Simplifying the Landscape Workshops help painters navigate the visual pitfalls and stumbling blocks that can make painting on location overwhelming. This course was designed to help artists simplify their approach to landscape painting, and learn the practical aspects of painting in the field.

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Silk Aquatint Workshop

Instructor, Julio Valdez

Silk Aquatint is a versatile alternative to traditional printmaking techniques.This is a great technique for painters and watercolor artists at any stage.

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Form and Content: Landscape Painting Intensive Workshop

instructor, Christie Scheele

Designed for students with landscape painting experience, in this workshop we will focus on finding your unique voice.

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Bookmaking, Drawing, Painting and Printmaking on the Beautiful Island of Skopelos, Greece

The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts
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Skopelos Books with Beth Curren, Painting and Drawing Towards Abstraction with Carolee Jakes and The Changing Print and Monotype led by Cindy Tidler.

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"Firerise"

Real to Radical Color Expression

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff

Want to loosen up? Let’s get a little reckless and break those “should” and “supposed-to” rules. Trust your instincts and quit over-working. Regardless of subject, you will learn productive practices for quicker, fresher, better paintings. Take some risks using meaningful ways to push toward abstraction as far as you dare.

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8-Day watercolor workshop in Barcelona and Costa Brava, Spain with artist Gary Tucker

French Escapade

8-DAY watercolor workshop in Barcelona and Costa Brava, Spain with artist Gary Tucker.

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Plein Air Painting along the Delaware River

Plein Air Painting in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

Peters Valley School of Craft

Join Anthony Migliaccio for three full-days of painting the beautiful fields, forests, streams and stunning vistas of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

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Combining Genres In Pastel Workshop

Instructor, Robert Carsten

Learn to exercise design skills by using a more complex visual “dialogue” within your pastel paintings.

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Design & Build a Small Side Table

Peters Valley School of Craft

Whether you are new to the craft or have a few projects under your belt, this class will give you the opportunity to enhance your woodworking chops as you design and build your own table.

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Segmented Wood Carving

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop will provide you the opportunity to learn how to use hand carving and shaping tools (gouge, rasp, file, scraper, etc.) and power tools (angle grinder, die grinder, jointer, circular saw, band saw, etc.) in a safe and effective manner while learning segmented woodcarving.

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The Bandsaw: A Maker’s Tool

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come explore a variety of traditional and non-traditional methods of using the bandsaw in the development of several small projects. Participants will learn how to safely and confidently use this machine to generate a variety of forms and apply beautiful surface textures.

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Collagraph Workshop

Instructor, Kate McGloughlin

Collagraph is a printmaking technique which operates, as the name suggests, on the basis of collage.

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Cardigraphy Workshop

Instructor, Ron Netsky

Students will create intaglio plates by using various methods of scoring into laminated cardboard.

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Artful Use Of What’s At Hand Workshop 1

InstructorPolly Law

In the Artful Use Of What’s At Hand workshop students will explore the techniques and materials bricoleur (bricolage artist) Polly M. Law uses to make her signature “paper dolls”.

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Ellen Kaspern

Table Saw Techniques

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn table saw techniques used in woodworking while making a few small projects.

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Glass Lamination

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants will learn and practice technical steps of glass lamination, such as a glass fitting and panel assembly, building a dam, mixing and pouring laminating compound and imagery layering.

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Craft Yourself Online!

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this workshop we’ll review theory about online communications; review the ins & outs of online tools; and dive in for hands-on practice (with your laptop or tablet) to fit your individual style and needs.

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Capturing Creativity

Peters Valley School of Craft

In this two-day workshop, we’ll use a variety of fun improvisational games, cross-discipline exercises, and heightened emotional observation, to entice creativity and generate new boundary stretching material.

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From Beads to Baubles

Peters Valley School of Craft

Enter the fascinating world of glass bead making where you’ll learn how to make basic glass beads and use surface decorations to embellish them. You’ll also learn about basic jewelry tools and techniques to make earrings and pendants.

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Joanna Gollberg

Setting the Trap!

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn stone setting and alternative modes of setting found objects through fabrication methods such as; proper soldering techniques, creating secure settings that trap objects such as gemstones or found objects in the jewelry of your design.

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Joshua Kosker

The Brooch: Found, Framed & Fastened

Peters Valley School of Craft

Through the format of the brooch, participants will explore inventive mounting solutions for non-traditional materials, while creating intelligent pin back mechanisms to make wearable art.

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Holland Houdek

Memento Mori: Jewelry & Sculptural Objects of Remembrance

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come explore the idea of remembrance and self-reflection by creating small-scale wearable works and/or metal objects in the spirit of the memento mori tradition.

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Traditional Turkish Coppersmithing

Peters Valley School of Craft

Using small chisels and a lightweight hammer, participants will learn how to carve deep lines into copper to create designs. Participants will learn about traditional patterns as well as having the opportunity to fashion their own.

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Connie Lippert

Wedge Weave: Technique & Design

Peters Valley School of Craft

Participants should expect to gain a full understanding of the wedge weave technique and a beginning understanding of the design potential of the technique.

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Imagery &Color in Jacquard Weaving

Peters Valley School of Craft

The TC2 is a handloom that digitally controls every thread in the warp independently. This expands the range of options for explorations in imagery, color, texture and dimension in the woven matrix- while reducing the learning curve because multiple ideas can be tested simultaneously and rapidly.

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Michael Radyk

Rug Weaving: Color & Textiles

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn to set up the loom and experiment with a variety of rug making techniques using plain weave, pattern, twill and pile weaves. Focus on sample weaving using an array of techniques that will allow you to investigate color and material explorations on the loom.

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Modern Shibori: Hand-Dyeing Intensive

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn by combining eight Shibori resist methods (winding, knotting, stitching and folding) to create texture and patterns, while exploring four unique types of dyeing.

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The Big Burn

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come join us in this annual firing fest during which you will learn how to fire wood, soda, raku, pit, and gas reduction.

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Noborigama Wood Firing Workshop

Peters Valley School of Craft

This immersive workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn how to fire The Peters Valley Noborigama wood kiln and also teaches the practical skills and techniques for glazing, loading, and firing a wood kiln.

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Leveling Up: Bigger, Better, Beautiful

Peters Valley School of Craft

This workshop is for experienced potters looking to improve their skills and make larger forms on the wheel.

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Clay Becomes Body

Peters Valley School of Craft

The focus of this workshop is using the potter’s wheel to create human and animal figurative pottery. These pots might be amphora-like trophies or re-imagined canopic-like large jars, i.e with animal head lids.

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Bloomery Smelting

Peters Valley School of Craft

Bloomery smelting is the pre-industrial method of winning iron from its ore. We’ll discuss charcoal-making, ore preparation, and the theory of the process. Then we’ll build our furnaces, smelt the ore to a metallic “bloom”, and then forge that iron.

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Artist: Andy Upright
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Basic Blacksmithing Techniques for a Sculptural Practice

Peters Valley School of Craft

Learn fundamental blacksmithing techniques including tending a coal fire, tapering, spreading, upsetting, bending, punching, riveting, and forge welding.

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Laminated Japanese Steel Techniques

Peters Valley School of Craft

This class will focus on the elements used by Japanese bladesmiths for making laminated steel and iron composites used traditionally for chisels, plane blades, knives, axes and other tools requiring a tough body, but hard razor sharp edge.

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Organic Blacksmithing

Peters Valley School of Craft

Come learn blacksmithing including fire and hammer control while focusing on shaping organic forms such as flowers and leaves in assorted metals.

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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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Etruscan Places – Elements of Landscape

Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson
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Workshop focusing on painting the individual elements of the landscape: trees, clouds and skies, water, etc. according to an 18th century method.

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Watercolor with Internationally acclaimed, Keiko Tanabe

Northeast Art Retreats

Designed for those who would like to gain a better understanding of methods and techniques create paintings with strong impact. The goal is to capture the essence of the subject through the simplification process. The ability to do so and quicky is especially useful when painting en plein air.

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All Watercolor with Nationally-acclaimed, Sterling Edwards

Northeast Art Workshop Retreats

Sterling demonstrates and discusses a variety of topics and techniques, finishing a painting in each morning demo. Some of the topics include: how to paint a wide variety of subjects, a developing a strong composition, the expressive use of colors, overlapping shapes for and much more.

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Teresa Oaxaca – Painting Impressionistic Flowers in Oils

DebKArt Home Studios

Learn to paint flowers alone or as part of interesting compositions

– Instruction is private, in my home studio, limited to 12 students
– Teresa will teach you how she creates beautiful alla prima floral paintings
– Learn how mastering values and edges elevates your artwork

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Watercolor Sketching on Location: Montreal & Quebec Canada with Artist Jane LaFazio

Arts + Cultural Travel

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Jane travels to us from San Diego, California, to share her passion and talent for watercolor sketching. She has extensive art-teaching experience, and while Jane is best known for her watercolor sketching, she is also a skilled paper and cloth artist, experienced in quilting, mixed media and painting.

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Storytelling with Collage: Roxanne Evans Stout

Arts & Cultural Travel

Our Muse: Roxanne Evans Stout travels to Old Quebec from her home in the Pacific Northwest, to share with us her talent and love of storytelling through collage.

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2017 Provence for Painters Summer Workshops in France

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The beautiful landscape of Provence will be the inspiration for these intensive oil painting workshops with artist/teacher, Judy Ryan. Paint the lavender and sunflower fields and quaint hill towns “en plein air.” Learn the fundamentals of painting light and color out-of-doors. All levels of ability are welcome.

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TERESA OAXACA Painting Luscious Floral and/or Still Life with Effigies

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

The class teaches still life painting using both direct and indirect methods. Students will receive a lecture and two instructor demos, and given opportunity to make two such paintings using this method with instructor critiques, all while observing and painting from the live model.

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CARLO RUSSO Painting the floral Still Life

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

In this 4 day class will focus on painting the floral still life in oils. Florals can be a daunting subject and we will try to make sense of the the beautiful forms which have fascinated and frustrated artists for centuries.

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AIMEE ERICKSON Oil Painting: Inspiration and Design

Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio

This four-day oil painting workshop emphasizes the importance of having a clear idea for a painting. What is it you see that makes you want to paint something? Awareness of your inspiration guides the decisions you make as you paint.

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Plein Air Safari – Zambia

Katerina Ring (non-instructed)

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Adventure painting in the heart of Africa. This is a ART SAFARI: paint the landscape, sketch animals from life, photograph, and see amazing creatures in Zambia. A trip of a lifetime!

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Paper-Paintings Collage Workshop: Greece

Artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire

If you’ve ever been drawn in by a sudden texture, or charmed by a new shade of color, or enamored of an emotional collage, inspiration awaits in historic Greece.

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Intuitive Painting classes

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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Bellagio, Lake Como, Italy with Mel Stabin

Flying Colors Art Workshops

We will base here for 10 nights, and explore the surrounding villages by ferry as we discover the many painting venues that this heavenly location has to offer.

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THE AEGEAN SUMMER WORKSHOP PROGRAM

The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts

In the months of June and July 2017, The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts will be running five summer workshops taught by members of the Aegean Center faculty at our permanent facility on the island of Paros.

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