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  • 2014
  • Aug 1st to Aug 4th

    · Near Westport, Ontario with Don Cavin - Art Retreat - This retreat focuses on painting "small town Ontario." Don's unique style is particularly well-suited to painting small town scenes, without getting sentimental. All inclusive, including great scenery. - See Website
  • Aug 1st to Aug 4th

    · Nova Scotia, South Shore with James Middleton - Plein Air Painting Workshop in spectacular surroundings. Maximum 14. All levels, all media. Days will include demonstrations, individual attention and lots of painting time. - See Website
  • Aug 4th to Aug 8th

    · Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada - Jeanne Krabbendam - Gibsons School of the Arts - Abstract Painting Explorations - acrylics and mixed media. Emily Carr instructor will introduce students to exciting mixed media techniques and ideas. For more info - See Website
  • Aug 4th to Aug 8th

    · Whidbey Island, WA - Frank Francese - Pacific Northwest Art School - upbeat and positive teaching designed to generate enthusiasm in the participants. This five-day workshop will instill a sense of renewed energy toward painting. - See Website
  • Aug 4th to Aug 8th

    · New York City with Costa Vavagiakis - Focus on methods and tools needed to draw a portrait with accuracy and feeling. Small group, two models, lots of personal instruction, lectures and demonstrations. Call registrar (212) 247- 4510 ext. 0 - See Website
  • Aug 5th to Aug 6th

    · Prescott, Arizona retreat with Lee Kaster - ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM $150. 11am-3pm each day. At The Mountain Artists Guild Gallery. For info/details/questions contact: LeeKaster@gmail.com - See Website
  • Aug 6th to Aug 10th

    · The Kawartha Highlands backcountry with Phil Chadwick - Art Retreat - This is a "canoe-in" retreat. We camp under the stars and canoe to each painting location, just like plein air painters of the past. We supply the canoe. - See Website
  • Aug 11th to Aug 15th

    · Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada - Tanya Bone - Gibsons School of the Arts - Simplicity in the Process of Painting Still Life - oils and open acrylics. This workshop will focus on simplicity and colour harmony in the painting of still life. For more info - See Website
  • Aug 11th to Aug 14th

    · Whidbey Island - Jan Sitts - Pacific Northwest Art School - aggressive textures and unusual mediums combined with various "raw" materials resulting in abstract painting. This method presents the magnetism that is the abstraction to mixed media. - See Website
  • Aug 11th to Aug 15th

    · Taos, New Mexico with Gwen Fox - SENSUAL FLORALS Learn to paint exciting and dramatic flower paintings while finding your personal creative voice. This is a fabulous workshop! - See Website
  • Aug 14th to Aug 17th

    · Maine, USA with Evelyn Dunphy - In The Footsteps of Frederic Church. Stunning views of Mount Katahdin, comfortable rustic camps, plein air workshop, historic setting: original camp of Frederic Church, one of American's most famous landscape painters. 8 students. - See Website
  • Aug 14th to Aug 21st

    · Bolivia, South America with Michael Richardson - Follow the baroque jungle path of Spanish friars and conquistadors. Accommodation 7 nights, all meals, airport transfers. Contact Walter del Castillo information@artoutnow.com +591 7777 0058 http://www.artoutnow.com/workshops.html or Facebook - - See Website
  • Aug 17th to Aug 17th

    · Calgary, Alberta with Kate and Robert Burridge - One Day Two Instructors Art Marketing for the Busy Artist - Learn marketing secrets for marketing, promotion, professional presentation, galleries, bio and artist's statement, commissions, copyright and much more. - See Website
  • Aug 18th to Sep 2nd

    · Bali with Don Andrews - Ubud and Candi Dasa. The bungalows in our hotel in Ubud, tucked into the forest around you, have a picture book quality that only time can build. Learn about and observe a new culture... W/C ALL LEVELS - See Website
  • Aug 18th to Sep 2nd

    · Amalfi Coast, Southern Italy with Mark Mehaffey - Ravello is the best place to stay, small and perched on the cliff with sweeping views of the coast. Lots of painting time is guaranteed, with demos, critiques and much individual attention. W/C ALL LEVELS - See Website
  • Aug 18th to Aug 22nd

    · Charming waterfront village of Gig Harbor, Washington with Carla O'Connor - "Design, Design, Design" Five days. Demonstrations, lots of painting time, some figure work, critiques and individual assistance. Watermedia, all levels, Details 253-851-8882. - See Website
  • Aug 20th to Aug 23rd

    · Edmonton, Alberta - Robert Burridge, ISAP - Acrylic & Collage workshop - loosen up, paint the way you have always wanted to paint. Lectures, demos, daily handouts, critiques, individual attention. Experienced beginner to advanced. Think "artist retreat." - See Website
  • Aug 25th to Aug 29th

    · Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada - Greta Guzek - Gibsons School of the Arts - Bold Colour, Strong Design - Acrylics. Students will experiment with bold colour relationships and strong design - a pleasurable stress-free experience to advance your painting skills. For more info - See Website
  • Aug 25th to Aug 29th

    · Belfast, UK with Matt Weigle - Oil Painting Still Life - As a lead-up to the Drawing Symposium, this workshop with Matt Weigle, a recent graduate of Grand Central Academy NY, takes you through the Classical steps to producing an atmospheric still-life. - See Website
  • Aug 26th to Aug 29th

    · Lubec, Maine with Michael Chesley Johnson - Plein Air Downeast Maine. No passport, no problem! Michael will lead you to spectacular spots in Lubec, and plenty of seafood, too! All levels, all media. Maximum 4. - See Website
  • Aug 28th to Sep 25th

    · Kelowna, B.C. with Debby Merkel - Painting and Wine at the vineyard. Monday and Thursday 4-hour workshops began July 14th and are available now. Discover your inner artist with this loose, playful style of painting. No experience necessary! - See Website
  • Aug 30th to Aug 31st

    · Belfast, UK with Colleen Barry, PJLynch, Paul Foxton, Julie Douglas, Katherine Tyrrell and more... DRAWING SYMPOSIUM Action-packed weekend of demonstrations and workshops with artists and illustrators. Wonderful, kind, generous tutors, helping you improve your drawing skills for ever. Friendly, welcoming environment. - See Website
  • Sep 1st to Sep 5th

    · Belfast, UK with Colleen Barry - Figure Drawing Workshop - Tutor at Grand Central Academy NY, described as one of the greatest painters today, takes us through all aspects of the classical approach to drawing the figure. Five-day pose. - See Website
  • Sep 4th to Sep 12th

    · Holland with Donald Jurney - PLEIN-AIR in HOLLAND! Join master landscape painter for unforgettable hands-on Dutch experience. Towering skies, water meadows, villages and mills await your brush, and ROYAL TALENS/Rembrandt has some special things planned for us. Limited. - See Website
  • Sep 4th to Sep 8th

    · Helipainting in the Purcell Range, British Columbia - Stephen Quiller and Liz Wiltzen will sweep you from a luxury lodge to some of the most spectacular high-mountain vistas anywhere in the world. To find out more phone Liz: 403-763-9035 or Stephen: 719-588-5313 - Stephen's website http://www.quillergallery.com/ or Liz - See Website
  • Sep 7th to Sep 13th

    · Dordogne, France with Jeanne Hyland - Painting Plein air landscape and "intimate scenes" garden watercolor painting. Strategies for painting outdoors and in studio. Fabulous food and wine - visit primitive cave paintings, hilltop scenic and historic villages. - See Website
  • Sep 7th to Sep 14th

    · Italy with Jerry Markham - 7-Day painting holiday in Tuscany and Umbria set in a small village overlooking Lake Trasimeno. All inclusive, lots of personal instruction. Painting the village, countryside, lake, live model in period costume, city excursion. - See Website
  • Sep 8th to Sep 12th

    · Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY with Xochitl (Sheila) Barnes - The American Academy of Equine Art (AAEA) presents Back to Basics, A traditional Approach to Equine Art - an oil painting workshop in traditional realism. - See Website
  • Sep 8th to Sep 12th

    · Taos, New Mexico with Gwen Fox - ABSTRACTS THAT GLOW Want to know the #1 secret to getting a glow in your paintings? This is a fun yet intense workshop and one of my most popular. - See Website
  • Sep 9th to Sep 11th

    · Austin, Texas - Vicki McMurry - 3-Day Studio Oil Painting Workshop. Individual artist's needs emphasized. Focus will be on composition, value, and expression. - See Website
  • Sep 9th to Sep 13th

    · Tuscany, Italy with Barry John Raybould -Plein Air Painting Workshop based at my studio situated between the Alpi Apuani mountains and the Cinque Terra coastline and Gulf of Poets. Suitable for both beginners and more advanced students, any medium. - See Website
  • Sep 12th to Sep 17th

    · Killarney Ontario with Keith Thirgood and Helen Walter - Art Retreat - The Killarney region is a fantastic place to paint. Travel to painting locations by pontoon boat, stay in cabins, and get instruction, all inclusive. - See Website
  • Sep 13th to Sep 24th

    · Tuscany, Italy with Lin Souliere, CSPWC. Journey in Watercolour. Paint in a small 800 year old village in Tuscany with ancient stone walls, castle, olive trees, vinyards and then sketch Florence and San Gimignano. Space limited. - See Website
  • Sep 14th to Sep 23rd

    · Croatia, Island of Korcula with Steven R. Hill - Landscapes in Pastel: joyous, expressive & interpretive language of pleinair. All Levels! 10 day tour, all meals (includes wine), accommodations, transfers. 3 spaces left! - See Website
  • Sep 15th to Sep 19th

    · Boothbay Harbor, Maine with Tony van Hasselt, A.W.S. - Join this plein air watercolor workshop for the first three or all five days. Demonstrations, lots of painting time and individual assistance at Tony's favorite locations. - See Website
  • Sep 15th to Sep 19th

    · Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY with Morgen Kilbourn - The AAEA
    presents a Sculpture Workshop covering a start to finish approach in traditional modeling clay and other mixed media. - See Website
  • Sep 15th to Sep 19th

    · Taos, New Mexico with Gwen Fox - INTIMATE DESIGN & COLOR Getting intimate with your design and color is essential in finding your personal artistic style. Learn how to get luscious translucent colors, quiet colors... learn muddy color is a thing of the past. - See Website
  • Sep 18th to Sep 27th

    · Paint Provence - incomparable Southern France, distraction-free paradise for artists. All media. Chateau retreat near Avignon -- uninstructed but mentoring available. Fabulous food, wine, accommodation in the Chateau and transportation to painting locations included. 12 guests. - See Website
  • Sep 18th to Sep 21st

    · Maine, USA with Evelyn Dunphy - In The Footsteps of Frederic Church. Stunning views of Mount Katahdin, comfortable rustic camps, plein air workshop, historic setting: original camp of Frederic Church, one of American's most famous landscape painters. 8 students. - See Website
  • Sep 19th to Sep 24th

    · Sherwood Park, Alberta with Johannes Vloothuis - Back-to-back workshops: Sept. 19-21 Thirteen Commandments of Successful Painting and Sept. 22-24 Landscape Painting Essentials. All level, all medium. Great demos, color mixing, working with photographs. - See Website
  • Sep 19th to Sep 21st

    · Prospect Village, Nova Scotia with Annie Abdalla Slow Down - Wake Up - Make Art Reboot your studio practice with a new approach. Learn how to tap into a vivid kind of attention with contemplative practices. - See Website
  • Sep 22nd to Sep 26th

    · Killbear Provincial Park, Ontario with Helen Walter and Keith Thirgood - Art Retreat - Paint the rugged shore of Georgian Bay without the need to rough it. Stay at the Killbear Lodge, cooking in their large kitchen. - See Website
  • Sep 22nd to Oct 6th

    · Umbria, Italy with Sharon Zeugin - LA ROMITA SCHOOL OF ART - Umbria Sketchbook: Mindful drawing, painting & calligraphy. All levels. Daily instruction and excursions to Umbria locales. Converted monastery is home with healthy food & 24 hour art studio. - See Website
  • Sep 22nd to Sep 25th

    · Hornby Island, B.C. with Kevin MacPherson - One of America's most accomplished impressionistic plein air painters. Workshop includes painting landscapes, personal attention, group critiques, challenging lessons, lectures and instructor demonstrations. Days will be filled with the "art spirit." - See Website
  • Sep 26th to Sep 30th

    · Autumn splendor in Vermont with Tony van Hasselt, A.W.S. - A plein air watercolor workshop at the Landgrove Inn. Enjoy the first three or all five days. Demonstrations, lots of painting time and individual assistance. - See Website
  • Sep 26th to Oct 5th

    · Croatia, Island of Korcula with Susan Blackwood and Howard Freidland - Watercolour and Oil Plein air Workshops for those who love to paint outdoors. All Levels! 10 day tour, all meals (includes wine), accommodations, transfers. 4 spaces left! - See Website
  • Sep 26th to Sep 28th

    · Beautiful Pemberton, B.C. with Brent Lynch - Deft Paint Handling and Effective Compositions - 3 days in large new studio located in a farm setting, 16 km from Pemberton. $375. plus GST. Contact Susie Cipolla susiecipollaart@gmail.com - See Website
  • Sep 27th to Oct 3rd

    · Plein Air Provence, France, with Barrett Edwards - Nestled in the lush hilltops near Gordes, let the charms and elegant surroundings of Les Murets inspire your paintings. Coastal, other field trips included. Space limited. - See Website
  • Sep 29th to Oct 2nd

    · Acadia National Park and area with Michael Chesley Johnson - Plein air painting. Maximum 10, individualized attention, all levels, all media. Michael's 8th year teaching for Acadia Workshop Center, $595. - See Website
  • Oct 2nd to Oct 5th

    · Whidbey Island - Gloria Miller Allen - Pacific Northwest Art School - Powerful Tools Powerful Painting - designed to give students a firm grasp of basic art principles, fundamental academic practices and down-to-earth studies daily. - See Website
  • Oct 5th to Oct 9th

    · New Hampshire Fall with Tony van Hasselt, A.W.S. - Enjoy this plein air watercolor workshop for the first three or five days at Purity Spring Resort. Demonstrations, lots of individual painting time and assistance. - See Website
  • Oct 5th to Oct 11th

    · Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico - Darla Bostick - 7th Ghost Ranch Art Workshop/Retreat. Photography, watercolors/acrylics, mixed media. Group activity room (floor to ceiling vista). Come relax, enjoy, create. Lodging/meals at Ghost Ranch. See why Georgia O'Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch. - See Website
  • Oct 6th to Oct 13th

    · Tuscany, Italy with Evelyn Dunphy - at Castello di Spannocchia, 12 miles from Siena. Organic agricultural preserve, olive groves, vineyards, gorgeous views. All-inclusive, rooms in Villa or Fattoria, local organic food. - See Website
  • Oct 8th to Oct 17th

    · Croatia, Island of Korcula with Alan Flattmann - Pastel Workshop: theory & technique, conquer the challenges of plein air painting & sketching. All Levels! 10 day tour, all meals (includes wine), accommodations, transfers. 4 spaces left! - See Website
  • Oct 13th to Oct 17th

    · Taos, New Mexico with Gwen Fox - MASTER LEVEL WORKSHOP This workshop includes painting and the business side of art. Have you ever wondered how to market your art without selling your soul? Business/marketing workbook included. - See Website
  • Nov 2nd to Nov 7th

    · Sedona, AZ with Albert Handell - Plein Air Painting Workshop. Career building paint along with Master Painter. Maximum 14. See website for complete details. - See Website
  • Dec 6th to Dec 13th

    · Casa de los Artistas, Robert Masla Studios South, all inclusive art and yoga retreat in charming tropical fishing village 10 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, private rooms, great studio, great food, wonderful instruction and location. Rejuvenate and Create! - See Website


  • 2015
  • Jan 3rd to Mar 14th

    · Casa de los Artistas, Robert Masla Studios South, all-inclusive art retreats, exotic tropical fishing village, top instructors: Stan Miller, Tom Jones, Deborah Rubin, Tom Lynch, John MacDonald, Tony van Hasselt, Sterling Edwards, Robert Masla, Donna Estabrooks, Doug Gillette. - See Website
  • Jan 28th to Feb 4th

    · Casa Buena Art Retreat, Mexico with Ken Hoehn, Professional Nature Photographer. Stunning photographs are built on a foundation, to control light and design a powerful visual story. Fun and skills! - See Website
  • Feb 14th to Feb 21st

    · Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Tony van Hasselt, A.W.S. - Mexican Escapaint - Join Tony's annual watercolor workshop held in and around a sunny, warm fishing village near Puerto Vallarta. All inclusive price and early bird discounts. - See Website
  • Feb 23rd to Feb 27th

    · San Miguel de Allende, Mexico - Donna Dickson - Limited 12 persons, mid level to advanced. We focus on understanding color, composition and perspective. The colorful, cobbled streets of our town are perfect for practicing these skills en plein air. All media. - See Website
  • Apr 26th to May 1st

    · Santa Fe, New Mexico with Michael Chesley Johnson - Residential painting retreat includes breakfast and lunch for a very limited number of participants. Immersion experience offering daily critiques, career discussions, mentoring. Advanced painters only. - See Website
  • May 13th to May 22nd

    · Croatia, Island of Korcula with Mark Hobson - Wildlife & nature artist dedicated to wildlife & habitat conservation. Watercolour Plein air Tour. All Levels! 10 day tour, all meals (includes wine), accommodations, transfers. - See Website
  • May 13th to May 22nd

    · Croatia, Island of Korcula with Gaye Adams - Her art is simply an expression of that which brings her joy. Oil Painting Plein air. All Levels! 10 day tour, all meals (includes wine), accommodations, transfers. - See Website
  • May 25th to Jun 3rd

    · Croatia, Island of Korcula with Cheryl St. John - Hunting for the perfect composition is part of the fun! Offering both Oil and Watercolour Pleinair workshops. All Levels! 10 day tour, all meals (includes wine), accommodations, transfers. - See Website
  • May 25th to Jun 3rd

    · Croatia, Island of Korcula - Be your own Instructor! Use any medium your heart desires. Same idyllic plein air locations as our instructed tours - you decide on assignment. All Levels! 10 day tour, all meals (includes wine), accommodations, transfers. - See Website
  • Jun 6th to Jun 15th

    · Croatia, Island of Korcula with Aline Ordman - Oil or pastel plein air workshop. Finding times & places where beauty is not only evident, but startling & suddenly present. All Levels! 10day tour, all meals (includes wine), accommodations, transfers. - 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 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 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

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