Weekend Updates: Art Workshops


Hey! This is to the art folks who would love or like to attend a workshop. Courtesy of Art Show or, I found a few workshops that you might be interesting to you.

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Painting by Melissa Harris

Art and Spirit Retreats- Ireland, Taos, and Woodstock NY

Melissa Harris, internationally published artist, author (99 Keys to a Creative Life) is known for her loose, expressive style. She holds an MFA in Painting and a Fulbright Grant in Painting. With over 30 years of teaching experience, Melissa helps you to bring soul into your art. She will help you build a solid foundation including color, composition and paint handling – or help you refine existing skills. Daily demos individual instruction. No previous experience necessary. Experience the beauty of emerald green Ireland or the majestic mesas with their beautiful reds and golds in their best seasons. Meditate and paint Plein air at sacred sites to connect with the spirit of the land and encourage your creative visions to emerge.

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“Painting & Sketching The Spirit of Spain”

Join me for a magical watercolor sketching & Plein air painting adventure! We will tour and paint many spectacular scenes in Barcelona, Girona and Costa Brava, Spain. May 11 – May 21, 2020, with Yuki Hall, TWSA, OWS, WPA. This workshop will be filled with many excursions, guided tours so that non-painting companions can also enjoy. Yuki will help you with painting & sketching throughout the trip. Painters of all levels are welcome.

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Not Just in the Mountains, We Workshop in Gorgeous Cities, on Cruise Ships and Abroad!

2020 – Cruising in Europe, touring and painting in Italy and in premier destinations, like Newport, OR, Miami, FL and beautiful Bend, Oregon. Study with Mary Whyte, David Taylor, Alvaro Castagnet, Herman Pekel, David Lobenberg, Joan Fullerton, Amanda Hyatt, Fealing Lin, Liz Walker and/or Kathleen Conover. We offer classes for all levels of painters in-studio and en Plein air. We host a reception the night before each workshop so you can meet your instructor and classmates before we get started. This is our 38th year of providing fine art painting workshops for aspiring artists like you. We hope you will join us!


Plein Air watercolor painting in Southern Spain (May 16-23, 2020)

Join me, Lena Thynell, for a week of watercolor painting at the beautiful Garden of Lemons, located in Andalusia, south of Granada, Spain. We will be painting from life, “Plein Air”, capturing what surrounds us. It could be the landscape, the beautiful garden, or the quaint little town. I will give demos focusing on light, contrast, composition, and simplification. You will have lots of time to paint. All skill levels are welcome. There will be 6 days of painting and exploring this beautiful place. You will be offered a few inspirational excursions during the week. Bring your spouse or a friend.

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Painting by Paul Raymonde

Plein-Air Urban Watercolour Workshops in Barcelona

Year-round – This is an opportunity to enjoy a 5-day Plein-air intensive urban watercolor workshop in the heart of Barcelona. Professional artist Paul Raymonde and his wife Angela run this unusual city-based painting course in one of Europe’s most beautiful metropolis’. The week’s curriculum is carefully structured to cover all aspects of technique. Starting with simple value studies it rapidly progresses to full-colour paintings. Classes are held in the mornings leaving visitors time to explore the sights and culture of Barcelona. All materials are supplied and a picnic lunch with wine (if desired). All abilities are welcome. Visit the website for details.


Click on the links above to get all the information you need. Like I said, if you want to kind of up your game with your art, this could be for you. 


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