Suzie Seerey-Lester

2-Day Marketing
June 28-29, 2010
Cost TBA

3-day Acrylic
June 30 - July 2, 2010
Cost TBA
Bend, OR

Intermediate to Advanced Students

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David Lobenberg

California Vibe
watercolor - studio

July 11 - 15, 2016

Bend, OR
all levels welcome


    Shake it up with David Lobenberg.
    Apply watercolor with splatters,
    swabs, slaps, splats, and slashes to
    that portrait you’ve be waiting to
    paint or use one of David’s outline
    drawings. Come flood, blossom, and
    create textures with a style that is
    about gesture, expressive color, soft
    transparency and hard opacity. You’
    ll paint several studies with step-by-
    step demonstrations from painting
    start to painting finish. David’s
    watercolor paintings can be found in
    private, public, and corporate
    collections across the country.  His
    work has been featured in American
    Artist, Southwest Art, and American
    Art Collector magazines and several
Richard McKinley

In-depth Underpainting Techniques
for the Landscape
pastel - studio

July 18 - 22,  2016

Bend, OR
intermediate - advanced painters


His Available Books >>>

    Pastel Society of America Master
    Pastelist and Hall of Fame Honoree,
    Richard McKinley, will demonstrate
    how various underpainting
    techniques, when utilized for
    landscape painting, can open new
    doors to creative expression.
    Working in the studio/classroom,
    participants will progress from the
    initial painting concept to the final
    pastel marks necessary to produce a
    successful outcome in response to
    an underpainting. Through daily
    demonstrations, individual attention,
    and classroom discussions,
    participants will grasp the varied
    purposes of an underpainting and
    have a clearer understanding of the
    universal basics of painting. Richard
    has a wealth of information to share
    as a dedicated instructor. He is
    tireless in this pursuit and his
    intensity, focus, and energy, are

Camille Przewodek

Color Boot Camp
oil - plein air

August 1 - 5, 2016

Bend, OR
all levels welcome


    If you love color and you aspire to
    understand and truly use its power
    and allure, then Camille is your
    teacher and this is your workshop.
    Good color, or color that expresses
    the light key of nature, can make
    even the most mundane subject
    matter strikingly beautiful. Discover
    a world of color that can change
    your art and vision forever. Camille
    Przewodek studied color with
    impressionist master, Henry
    Hensche, at the renowned Cape
    School of Art in Provincetown,
    Massachusetts and is a signature
    member of Oil Painters of America
    and the American Impressionist
Iain Stewart

From Sketchbook to Studio
studio & plein air - watercolor

August 8 - 12, 2016

Bend, OR
all levels welcome


    Imagine learning a step-by-step
    process that you can use for
    painting any subject. Iain will teach
    you how to create a road map, that
    if followed, will greatly improve
    your paintings.  His sole focus will
    be bringing your creativity to light
    and to aid you in avoiding the
    common mistakes in this wonderful
    medium. Through demonstration,
    careful critique, and lessons learned
    over a long painting career, Iain will
    help you understand how to prepare
    for and anticipate the challenges that
    painting in watercolor presents. Iain
    Stewart is a signature member of the
    National Watercolor Society.

Lian Quan Zhen

East Meets West
watercolor and
chinese painting - studio

August 15 - 19, 2016

Bend, OR
all levels welcome


His Available Books >>>

    Strengthen your artwork with the
    limitless creative possibilities of
    Chinese and watercolor painting.
    Lian will teach his approach on
    design, composition and color with
    clear, practical easy-to-follow
    demonstrations and instruction. The
    first 2 days, you will practice
    “Chinese Brush Painting” in a
    spontaneous style and then in detail.
    The following 3 days, your skills
    will continue to develop with Lian’s
    one-of-a-kind color pouring,
    blowing, and blending method.
    Participate in helpful critiques as he
    takes you step by step through
    several paintings.   Lian is the author
    of four Chinese Painting
    Instructional Books.
David Taylor

Seeking the Spontaneous
watercolor - plein air

September 5 - 9, 2016
Santa Barbara, CA


September 12 - 16, 2016
Laguna Beach, CA

intermediate to advance painters


    Want a special adventure, exploring
    the light, and seeking to capture the
    moment spontaneously? David will
    cover drawing skills, color, value,
    composition , and technique while
    demonstrating the light and shade on
    seascapes, landscapes, cityscapes,
    reflections, and skies. He will
    encourage your creativity and
    individuality and give you insight into
    portraying the subject in simple
    terms, helping you get fresh,
    spontaneous results. Come along
    and enjoy the buzz and excitement
    of watercolor with David Taylor.
    You will be alive and jumping. David
    is the coauthor of Solving Mysteries
    in Watercolor with Ron Ranson.  His
    work has been featured in the
    International Artist Magazine.

John Salminen

An Insider's Look at New York
watercolor - Plein air

October 3 - 7, 2016

New York City, NY
intermediate to advanced painters


    New York City is one of the most
    visually exciting cities in the world.  
    Skyscrapers and neon billboards
    juxtaposed against tranquil tree-filled
    parks provide a wide range of
    subject matter choices.  Based on
    years of experience in New York
    City, John Salminen will share some
    of his favorite painting spots.  On
    location demos, individual help and
    critiques will guarantee an exciting,
    productive and fun-filled week
    painting New York’s iconic
    landmarks, as well as scenes of daily
    life on the street. John is a signature
    member of the AWS, NWS and
    many more.
Charles Reid

Drawing and Painting with
Charles Reid
Watercolor - studio

October 24 - 28, 2016
October 31 - November 4, 2016
$995 each

New Orleans, LA
intermediate to advance painters


His Available Books >>>

    A great drawing is the foundation of
    a great painting. Charles Reid, the
    master of contour drawing, will
    teach you how to concentrate on
    interconnecting shapes rather than
    drawing separate objects. Discover
    how to simplify and avoid
    overworking by focusing on good
    paint consistency. Practice “direct
    painting”, using as few over-washes
    as possible. Achieve the correct
    color, edge variety, and tonal value
    on the first try. Charles is the author
    of Charles Reid’s Watercolor Secrets
    and Charles Reid’s Watercolor
    Solutions, and many more. He is a
    member of the National Academy of

Mary Whyte

The Best of Watercolor
All Levels Welcome

March 6 - 8, 2017

New Orleans, LA

Registration is open

    Join Mary Whyte for an
    extraordinary workshop in
    watercolor in New Orleans,
    Louisiana.  Paint still life and clothed
    models. Mary will demonstrate and
    guide you through the techniques of
    planning your compositions,
    drawing, mixing color and creating
    great backgrounds. She will show
    you how to work with the model,
    avoid mistakes and give personal
    critiques and great tips for
    marketing your work. Mary’s work
    is in many corporate and museum
    collections, and has been featured in
    International Artist, American
    Artist, Artist Magazine, and
    American Art Collector magazines,
    as well as on CBS Sunday Morning.
    Mary received the Portrait Society
    of America's Gold Medal in April

Alvaro Castagnet

The Pillars of Watercolor
watercolor - plein air

Mar 25 - 27, 2017
Mar 29 - 31, 2017
$595 each

San Francisco, CA
intermediate to advanced
outdoor painters


His Available Books >>>

    Seeking answers and understanding?
    This workshop will explain all
    aspects of successful painting using
    frequent demonstrations and detailed
    analysis. We will explore a range of
    subject including composition and
    design, effectively using light and
    dark values, color mixing, edges,
    brush stroke techniques and much
    more.   Stimulate and expand your
    insight into the magic of
    watercolors! This workshop is for
    resilient outdoor painters who want
    plainspoken feedback and lots of
    painting action. Alvaro is author of
    Watercolor Painting with Passion,
    Painting with Passion, Beyond
    Technique and Watercolour
    Masterclass. His work has been
    featured in International Artist and
    The Artist’s Magazine.
Karlyn Holman

Watercolor Fun and Free
watercolor m/m- studio

April 25 - May 15, 2017
30+ hours of instruction
Approx. 56 hours of studio time

South American Cruise
all levels welcome


Her Available Books >>>

    Join us for the adventure of a
    lifetime.  Karlyn Holman and Art in
    the Mountains invite you to join us
    on this 20-day art adventure from
    Santiago, Chile to San Francisco,
    California.  Karlyn will provide
    instruction, demonstrations,
    individual help and critiques on 7 of
    the 8 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 en 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's dining room
    and use our "off of the ship time" to
    gather photos and just have fun.
    Karlyn has taught more than seventy-
    five International workshops and
    feels that painting and travel are
    valuable learning experiences.
Mary Whyte

Still Life, Portrait and Figure
watercolor - studio

July 11 - 13, 2017

Laguna Beach, CA
all levels welcome


Her Available Books >>>

    Explore the wonders of watercolor
    with an inspirational three-day
    workshop in Laguna Beach,
    California.  Mary will cover the
    fundamentals of getting a likeness,
    planning dynamic compositions,
    mixing clean colors, achieving value
    balance and creating paintings with
    emotion.  Her daily demonstrations
    from life and one-on-one assistance
    will guide you to making your best
    paintings ever. Mary’s work is in
    many corporate and museum
    collections, and has been featured in
    International Artist, American Artist,
    Artist Magazine, and American Art
    Collector magazines. She has been
    awarded the Portrait Society of
    America's Gold Medal.