MidWeek Update: Workshops & Retreats


Happy Hump Wednesday! Today’s update is workshops and retreats. Thanks to, I found six of these that might interest you.

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Watercolor, Fun and Free 2019 Painting Workshop Cruise – Transatlantic

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime. Karlyn Holman and Art in the Mountains invite you to join us on this 19-day art adventure (October 20 – November 8, 2019) from Copenhagen, Denmark to New Orleans. Karlyn will provide instruction, demonstrations, individual help and critiques on the days at sea so you can enjoy your off-shore excursions with your companion(s). No on location painting experience is necessary. Karlyn will teach plein air techniques, as well as fun and free approaches to watercolor. Enjoy travel adventures with other artists without hauling all kinds of equipment. We will paint in the comfort of the ship. Karlyn has taught more than seventy-five international workshops and feels that painting and travel are valuable learning experiences.

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Neutrals, Edges, Shapes and Value Workshop/Retreat (Taos, New Mexico)

You will delve deep into how to get luscious neutrals, sensual edges, beautiful shapes and value that holds the painting together. An intense artistic retreat that allows you to stretch your painting abilities while having the freedom to find your personal creative voice. This course puts all the pieces together so you know how to fully create a painting with meaning. You will learn how to mix luscious Quiet Neutrals, the meaning of soft and hard edges plus where and how to use them, how to create the same value with different colors to make several connecting shapes, shapes, the good, the bad and the ugly, and how to connect your shapes successfully. or email or call 575-751-0183.

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Sketchbook Jump-start in Mexico (Offered per request year-round)

Intro to urban sketching in Mexico. Offered to groups visiting San Miguel de Allende and/or Guanajuato GTO, some of UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage jewels. Per request 1, 2 or 3 days of sketching. Learning to sketch will enhance your travel anywhere and change the way you “See” the World! Days 2 and 3 add a touch of magic with watercolor and color pencils. Absorb the details and hidden corners of those Colonial gems, perceiving your surroundings through the eye and perspective of an artist. Workshop includes, besides expert instruction from professional painters, guided walk, photo opportunities and lunch. Contact Cristi Fer Art Gallery and Workshops in advance with your travel schedule to book an unforgettable urban sketching workshop!

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Creating a Visual Memoir Using Writing and Collage (Taos, New Mexico)

Join internationally acclaimed award-winning artist, teacher, speaker, and art coach, Gwen Fox, and international speaker, author, psychotherapist and writing coach, Junie Swadron for 5 days of magical artistic expression. These five days are devoted to igniting your creativity, imagination allowing you to reconnect with your personal sense of beauty and truth. Both collage and writing have enormous power to invoke your muse and the invisible intelligence that emanates from your heart. You will be gently guided by women who have the expertise of leading others through their processes for over two decades achieving profound results. You do not have to have painted, collaged or written before to come away with what you hoped to accomplish.

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artbreak Arts Immersion Vacations in Prague (Czech Republic)

Named in 2008 by National Geographic as one of the world’s ‘Best Girlfriends Getaways’! The secret is out: artbreak is a one-of-a-kind learning vacation and a totally new way to experience a great European capital – via its artistic heart. artbreak puts you in intimate contact with Prague’s vibrant artistic community, morning to night, for six creativity-filled days. Your mornings: three hours in an atelier, honing your skills at painting, collage, and ceramics. Afterward, you’ll browse private galleries and major museums, then fit in some wine tasting and dinner before heading out to savor the absolute best of Prague’s opera, theatre, ballet, and superlative jazz scene. artbreak is a chance to inspire your artistic self and an exquisitely choreographed cultural adventure. Visit to learn more.

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