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  • 2015
  • Jun 15th to Jun 19th

    · San Juan Island - Susan Middleton - Wildlife Photography Workshop Adventures with world-renowned photographer and author of Spineless. Photograph tidepools, eagles, orca whales in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Beginner to pro (also June 30 - July 4, 2015). - See Website
  • Jun 18th to Jun 21st

    · Ontario, Canada with Keith Thirgood - Art Retreat in Ottawa Valley, All inclusive. A great place to paint, often painted by the Group of Seven. Eleven students maximum. Spouses/friends welcome. Enter the draw for a free space in one of my retreats. - See Website
  • Jun 25th to Jul 4th

    · France: Paint in Monet's Gardens; Uninstructed - My Art Trip - Paris, three nights. Monet's Giverny, six nights. Top of Eiffel Tower, Museums, Honfleur & more! Bucket list item check off: "I painted in Monet's gardens!" 8 guests - See Website
  • Jul 7th to Jul 10th

    · Lubec, Maine with Michael Chesley Johnson - Paint en plein air, maximum 4 students, all levels, all media, many other weeks available, affordable workshop with experienced, supportive instructor held in a beautiful and relaxing landscape, w/ individual attention - See Website
  • Jul 9th to Jul 13th

    · Gibsons School of the Arts, B.C. - MARK HEINE - Photos to Photoshop to Paintings - Oils, water-based oils, open acrylics - 5 days Thursday to Monday $550 - For more course information, artists bios and registration... - See Website
  • Jul 13th to Jul 17th

    · Beautiful Shawnigan Lake, Vancouver Island with David Goatley (portraits in oils) or Deborah Tilby (landscape painting). Summer Art Retreat at Shawnigan Lake School. Spend 5 days with two award-winning artists in the beautiful setting of Shawnigan Lake. - See Website
  • Jul 15th to Jul 17th

    · Gibsons School of the Arts, B.C. - BILL HIGGINSON - Imaginative Pen and Ink Plus - a 3-day workshop Wednesday to Friday $330 - For more course information, artists bio and registration... - See Website
  • Jul 15th to Jul 18th

    · Newfoundland with noted Brazilian watercolorist Fabio Cembranelli - (20 minutes from St John's International Airport), (fabiocembranelli.com) Likely to see icebergs/whales from venue. Cost: $500. Email: velmadalton@nl.rogers.com. Tel: 709-834-8910 / 709-682-1974. - See Website
  • Jul 18th to Jul 28th

    · Cornwall, UK with Joyce Hicks – Flying Colors Art - Plein air/Studio W/C workshop. Paint and enjoy the Cornwall landscape, high tides, low tides, charming and unique. Unpack once. For complete details - See Website
  • Jul 20th to Jul 23rd

    · Landgrove, Vermont with Margie Samuels - Find Your Creative Soul Watercolor with Yoga at InView Center for the Arts on the grounds of the Landgrove Inn, advanced beginner and intermediate painters. For more information, contact Margie Samuels at 973-403-9374 - See Website
  • Jul 22nd to Aug 5th

    · Italy - Umbria: Sole e Terra with Nora Venturelli - Paint the spectacular, serene Italian hill towns outside the tourist beaten path. All levels, all media. Airport transportation, all meals, daily trips, demos and instruction included. - See Website
  • Jul 27th to Jul 31st

    · Gibsons School of the Arts, B.C. - TERESSA BERNARD - Explorations in Acrylic - a 5-day workshop Monday to Friday $550 - For more information, artists bio and registration... - See Website
  • Aug 3rd to Aug 7th

    · Giverny, France — Dream with Francesco Fontana — Five days at Claude Monet’s, painting along the famous lily pond. Special crowd-free artists’ access at golden hours. Priority to watercolor all levels. Demo based instruction plus tons of inspiration! Unmissable! - See Website
  • Aug 3rd to Aug 7th

    · Hawaii with Olivia Braida - The Art of Flowers Five days on the garden island of Kauai, drawing and/or painting tropical plants. All levels. Tuition incl. syllabus, drawing supplies, plant subject, refreshments, group dinner. Demo based instruction! - See Website
  • Aug 6th to Aug 10th

    · Ontario, Canada with Keith Thirgood - Canoe-in Art Retreat in the Kawartha Highlands provincial park. We provide the canoe and instructor/guide, you provide everything else. A real wilderness painting experience in a rugged, beautiful part of Ontario. Enter the draw for a free space in one of my retreats. - See Website
  • Aug 11th to Aug 15th

    · Gibsons School of the Arts, B.C. - ALISON WATT - Entering the Abstract Space - a four day acrylic workshop Tuesday to Friday $440 - For more information , artists bio and registration... - See Website
  • Aug 11th to Aug 14th

    · Come to Campobello Island, New Brunswick, Canada, and Lubec, Maine with Michael Chesley Johnson (Mac Braxton), for a customized workshop for you and three of your friends. You can get exactly the workshop you need! Affordable and fun! - See Website
  • Aug 17th to Aug 21st

    · Gibsons School of the Arts, B.C. - BARRY COOMBS - Creative Watercolour. Imagination, colour and Composition - a 5-day watercolour workshop Monday to Friday $550 - For more information, artists bios and registration... - See Website
  • Aug 18th to Aug 21st

    · Paint Campobello Island with Michael Chesley Johnson - maximum 4 students, en plein air, all levels, all media, many other weeks available, affordable workshop with experienced, supportive instructor held in a beautiful and relaxing landscape, w/ individual attention. - See Website
  • Aug 20th to Aug 23rd

    · Millinocket Lake, Maine with Evelyn Dunphy - Plein air painting at the original site of the Hudson River School painter Frederic Church's camp on Millinocket Lake, Maine. Small group, all-inclusive, spectacular view of Mount Katahdin. An unforgettable experience in an historic setting. - See Website
  • Aug 23rd to Aug 29th

    · Montana Dude Ranch with Carolyn Caldwell, PSA - All Inclusive Week Plein Air Painting. All media welcome. Daily horseback riding to spectacular painting locations. Small group, lots of personal attention. Email Carolyn: carolyn@carolyncaldwell.com - See Website
  • Aug 24th to Aug 28th

    · Hudson, Quebec, Canada - Pat Dews - Instructional book author - Experimental works in watercolor and watermedia on paper and canvas, expressing the abstract essence of nature translated into richly layered paint surfaces. Book your spot early: contact Shernya kv@ca.inter.net - See Website
  • Aug 24th to Aug 28th

    · Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington with Carla O’Connor at the Pacific Northwest Art School. Design and Composition using the Figure, Watercolor, class size limit 20. Contact Lisa at lisa@pacificnorthwestartschool.org or 1-866-678-3396 - See Website
  • Aug 24th to Aug 27th

    · Gibsons School of the Arts - BRIAN BUCKRELL - Fundamentals for Strong Landscape Painting - a 4-day acrylic workshop Monday to Thursday $440 - For serious beginner to intermediate painter. For information - See Website
  • Aug 28th to Sep 12th

    · Skopelos - Greek Island Paradise – Suzy Birstein’s “Mia Muse” Figurative Ceramics workshop. 2 week hands-on instruction, creativity, and closing exhibit. Beautiful studio overlooking Aegean Sea, amidst allure of Greek culture. Optional Prelude – Crete/Athens – Aug. 22-28th. All levels of experience welcome!! - See Website
  • Aug 29th to Sep 13th

    · Paris, France with Alison Watt - 2 workshops: Sketching and Painting in Paris. Be a flanneur, stroll the boulevards of PARIS with a paintbrush in hand. Also, from Sept. 17-23: Plein Air Painting in Espedaillac, Southwest France. - See Website
  • Sep 1st to Sep 10th

    · Croatia, Island of Korcula with Keiko Tanabe - Plein air Watercolor Tour: She tells stories of the globe - of her own heart - w/ increasingly simple strokes of a brush. All Levels! 10day tour, all meals (includes wine), accommodations, transfers. - See Website
  • Sep 2nd to Sep 15th

    · Painting in Tuscany with Judith M. Atkinson - Visit key historical sites, stay at a traditional Italian farmhouse & learn to sketch & paint in the Plein Air tradition on a 14-day painting tour. - See Website
  • Sep 10th to Sep 13th

    · Millinocket Lake, Maine with Evelyn Dunphy - Plein air painting at the original site of the Hudson River School painter Frederic Church's camp. Small group, all-inclusive, spectacular view of Mount Katahdin. An unforgettable experience in an historic setting. - See Website
  • Sep 10th to Sep 13th

    · Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia "Jam Session" with Diana Sanford - Learn to improvise in this playful, interactive workshop. Sign up very early. Space is limited! Contact: Linda Wright at lindawright@seasidehighspeed.com - See Website
  • Sep 10th to Sep 13th

    · Chester County Art Association, PA with Alan & Libbie Soffer * ART INCUBATOR team * Beginners to Professionals * focus on fundamentals of Painting, Drawing, Collage, & serious FUN. $600 - See Website
  • Sep 13th to Sep 22nd

    · Croatia, Island of Korcula with Jeannie Breeding - Oil plein air workshop: Landscapes in Oil - capture the fresh energy of a particular moment. All Levels! 10-day tour, all meals (includes wine), accommodations, transfers. - See Website
  • Sep 13th to Sep 22nd

    · Croatia, Island of Korcula with Jeanne Rosier Smith - Plein air Pastel Workshop: Fall in love with the velvety richness, the pure color, the direct touch which pastel, alone, affords. All Levels! 10-day tour, all meals (includes wine), accommodations, transfers. 6 spaces left! - See Website
  • Sep 14th to Sep 24th

    · Venice, Italy with Don Andrews – Flying Colors Art - Plein air/Studio W/C workshop. Paint Venice canals and visit the famous Biennale. Unpack once. For complete details - See Website
  • Sep 14th to Sep 18th

    · Ontario, Canada with Keith Thirgood - Art Retreat in the Killarney/LaCloche area - This section of Ontario has stunningly beautiful rock faces thrusting out of the water, splitting the forest. Extremely paintable. 6 students maximum. Enter the draw for a free space in one of my retreats. - See Website
  • Sep 15th to Sep 18th

    · Cranbrook, BC, Canada with Joseph Cross (PSA) -Artists' Retreat
    Spend 3 nights/4 days exploring your creativity and advancing your landscape painting skills. First-class lodging at Bull River Guest Ranch, gourmet meals included. All media, intermediate to advanced level. - See Website
  • Sep 20th to Sep 26th

    · Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic with Hilarie Lambert - luxury 5 star resort - oil painting workshop on the white sands of Playa Minitas and Altos de Chavon, a replica 16th century Mediterranean Village. SPA, Golf, Horses, Beach. - See Website
  • Sep 20th to Sep 30th

    · Tuscany, Italy with Paula Riley - Beginning to seasoned painters welcome - mediums of oil and watercolor (journals). Focus on composition, color and brush-work. Excursions to lovely nearby villages, etc. Small group. - See Website
  • Sep 23rd to Sep 30th

    · Paint on the Costa Brava, Spain with Evelyn Dunphy - where the mountains meet the sea. Craggy cliffs, sandy coves, pristine beaches and lovely medieval villages. E-mail: contact@frenchescapade.com - See Website
  • Sep 25th to Oct 4th

    · Croatia, Island of Korcula with Tony Belobrajdic - Plein air Painting Holiday. Improve composition & proportions and discover the magic of watercolour painting. All Levels! 10-day tour, all meals (includes wine), accommodations, transfers. - See Website
  • Sep 25th to Sep 30th

    · Algoma, Northern Ontario wilderness with Gord Mackenzie - Autumn Plein Air Watercolour Painting in the Northern Ontario wilderness landscape that inspired the Group of Seven. Excellent instruction by well-known author of The Watercolourists Essential Notebook. All-inclusive, lakeside cottage accommodation, delicious meals. - See Website
  • Sep 28th to Oct 2nd

    · Rural Pemberton Meadows, B.C., Canada with Brian Atyeo - Intermediate to advanced acrylic workshop. Large and loose. Be prepared to work hard. Limit 12 participants. Contact Susie Cipolla at susiecipollaart@gmail.com - See Website
  • Sep 29th to Oct 2nd

    · Killbear Park, Ontario with Keith Thirgood. A fantastic place to paint, fabulous glacial rocks and windswept trees. Iconic Canadian scenery. Come away with a new approach to painting en plein air. Enter the draw for a free space in one of my retreats. - See Website
  • Oct 1st to Oct 4th

    · Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT with Judith Kruger Nihonga and Beyond Learn ecological, water-based, Japanese mineral pigment painting employing ground minerals, shells, inks, and metallic leafing. For complete details - See Website
  • Oct 3rd to Oct 17th

    · New Mexico with Jeanean Songco Martin & Harriet Wise, photographer - Both sessions $1,500.00, one session $950.00 All inclusive: Tuition, accommodations, all meals at Ghost Ranch (not Taos), all ground transportation to/from airport and painting sites. - See Website
  • Oct 3rd to Oct 10th

    · Sketch Tuscany with Leslie Fehling – Create an illustrated watercolor journal of your life and travels. All-inclusive. Hilltop winery estate accommodations. Enthusiastic and supportive instructor. Relaxed pace in a gorgeous location. - See Website
  • Oct 4th to Oct 10th

    · Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico - Darla Bostick - Darla's 8th Ghost Ranch Art Workshop/Retreat. Photography/watercolors/mixed media. Group activity room (floor to ceiling vista). Relax, enjoy, create. Lodging/meals at Ghost Ranch. See why Georgia O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch. Limit 16. - See Website
  • Oct 17th to Oct 31st

    · Arte, Cucina, Cultura Tuscany and the Amalfi Coast with Canadian artist Margaret Ferraro - Plein air pastel 10 days on an organic farm including one day in Pompeii. Demonstrations, daily critiques, one-on-one guidance. Email: margferraro@xplornet.ca - See Website
  • Oct 27th to Oct 30th

    · Paint Sedona, Arizona in the Fall with Michael Chesley Johnson - 4 students, en plein air, all levels, all media, other weeks available, affordable workshop w/experienced, supportive instructor held in a beautiful & relaxing southwestern landscape, individual attention. - See Website
  • Dec 28th to Dec 31st

    · Mexico's Riviera Nayarit with Donna and Tom Dickson - Plein Air Painting on Five days of inspiration, including Jan 1, 2016, in a tropical paradise with expert instruction in oil and all water media. Two instructors, perfect beach. 12 sun tanned students limit. - See Website


  • 2016
  • Feb 1st to Feb 5th

    · Mexico's Riviera Nayarit with Donna and Tom Dickson - Plein Air Painting: Bundle up your paint kit and escape to a tropical paradise. Expert instruction in oil and all water media. Two instructors, perfect beach, unlimited sunshine. - See Website
  • Feb 16th to Feb 19th

    · Sedona Arizona and the Verde Valley with Michael Chesley Johnson (Mac Braxton), design a customized workshop for you and three of your friends. You can get exactly the workshop you need! Affordable and fun! Limited to 4 students. - See Website
  • Feb 22nd to Feb 26th

    · San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with Donna and Tom Dickson - Five days painting some of the best Plein Air subject matter available. Light, colour, and composition is our focus – it's everywhere in San Miguel! Limited to 12 persons. - See Website
  • Apr 5th to Apr 8th

    · Paint Sedona, Arizona in Springtime with Michael Chesley Johnson - maximum 4 students, en plein air, all levels, all media, other weeks available, affordable workshop w/ experienced, supportive instructor held in a beautiful and relaxing southwestern landscape, individual attention. - See Website
  • Apr 27th to May 4th

    · Italy, at The Retreat with John W. Skelcher - get inspired by Italy's ancient hill-top towns and rolling-hills, all inclusive 7-day painting & drawing retreat, workshop & excursion program, all levels, artists' guesthouse and studio. - See Website

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