Wednesday Scene: Art Workshops!

October 26 / 16

Hi. Last Wednesday for this month and found about several art workshops. Please bear in mind that I just found these, so you may have to wait another time to register, but that doesn’t mean to pass the opportunity by. Make a note, write it down, or save on your computer. Surely they will have it again the following year. Take a look at these and see if your interested….


“Lush and Lively Colored Pencil” – November 9-11, 2016 in Kerrville, TX

Discover the “pointed potential” of colored pencil! Kristy Kutch, author of Drawing and Painting with Colored Pencil and The New Colored Pencil, is also the featured artist in the DVDs Colored Pencil Landscapes: Beyond the Basics, Colored Pencil Techniques: Easy Landscape Painting, How to Paint Flowers, and How to Paint Fruit. Kristy has taught colored pencil workshops nationwide providing an informative, enjoyable, supportive classroom atmosphere. Both “traditional” (waxy)and watercolor pencils are included, with fascinating “painterly” techniques for both types of pencils. Watercolor wax pastels (which resemble crayons) are also featured. Explore a wide range of surfaces which lend themselves beautifully to this dynamic medium. Demonstrations, individual attention, materials to sample, and a cache of take-home supplies- there’s something for everyone! $350 with supplies included. Register online at or contact Grace Roach; 830-895-2911.

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Master Classes at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) was founded in 1805, and is the nation’s first school and museum of art. Located in a vibrant Center City, Philadelphia location, PAFA is just blocks away from the city’s major art museums including the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum. Our Master Classes and Workshops offer you the opportunity to work with renowned artists with national and international reputations, many of them on the PAFA faculty. Classes are scheduled in two- or three-day formats, usually over weekends and often include a public lecture. The 2016 line-up includes Dan Miller, Neysa Grassi, Scott Noel, Stuart Shils, Susan Van Campen, James Toogood, Joe Sweeney, Ellen Eagle, Christine Lafuente and Elizabeth Osborne. Visit or call 215-972-7632.

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Flying Colors Art Workshops

Flying Colors Art Workshops specializes in organizing and hosting art workshops around the world – USA, Europe, Latin America and Asia. We concentrate on providing workshop participants with the finest, widely known instructors, and in arranging a variety of travel destinations designed to enhance participant experiences and satisfaction. As a result, Flying Colors enjoys a well established 20+ year reputation for creative planning, attention to detail and a commitment to artists’ needs and interests. Every effort is made to identify workshop locations that feature unique cultural, historical and landscape characteristics. Your comfort and safety remain uppermost as we plan and carry out these diverse workshop experiences. And we also focus on having fun– a LOT of fun!,, 858.518-0949.

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Learn Painting with Ann Bell (Houston, TX)

Private painting classes with artist Ann Bell give you a unique creative experience. Personal attention enables you to improve quickly, whether you’re a beginner or experienced. You choose the subject matter and degree of detail you want: abstract, realism or in between. You’ll learn how to paint, how to mix colors, how to compose your painting, and how to evaluate your finished painting. You can learn watercolor, acrylic or mixed media, even if you can’t draw a straight line. Ann provides all supplies for your first class, so even if you are visiting Houston, you can enjoy painting with Ann in her centrally located artist studio. Online Classes are available. Visit, or contact Ann Bell at or 281-330-3827.

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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 known 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, email, or call 715.747.2054.

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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, call (603) 989-3125 or (800) 989-2150, or email

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Santa Fe Painting Workshops

Explore painting in historic Santa Fe, New Mexico, the 3rd largest art market in the U.S. At Santa Fe Painting Workshops, we offer classes in abstraction, encaustic, and landscape painting in a beautiful, sunny space that offers gorgeous views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Suitable for beginners, intermediate, or advanced students, our classes teach you about composition, color theory, and unique painting techniques that will give you the skills you need to make more dynamic art work. 3-day painting intensives are also available. Santa Fe is home to internationally renowned Site Santa Fe, a multitude of museums, and Canyon Road with its hundreds of art galleries. Most workshops are $250. Learn more at or contact

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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. Offering 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; 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, 7-day or 10-day stay. The fee for your stay is all-inclusive – lodging, food, transport from airport, and art instruction/inspiration. Limited to 8 participants + non-artist partner/spouse welcome. For course schedule & cost: or call 612-221-1140 or contact

That’s it for the time being, but there will be more. Remember what I said, keep in mind that some of these workshops have already begun, but keep updates for future workshops. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, be blessed.

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