Suzie Seerey-Lester

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

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

Intermediate to Advanced Students

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Alvaro Castagnet

The Passionate Painter in So Cal
Watercolor - plein air


April 1 - 3, 2015

Santa Barbara, CA

$595
Intermediate to Advanced
Outdoor Painters



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    Stimulate emotions and transmit
    vitality and interest with vibrant
    color, mood and mystery. Alvaro
    will demonstrate how to present a
    unified message, achieve volume
    and depth, inject emotion,
    manipulate light and dark, and
    develop your own unique and
    personal style. Painting will be done
    on location amid the old buildings
    downtown and the Riverplace
    Marina. This workshop is for the
    experienced outdoor painter. Alvaro
    is the author of Watercolor Painting
    with Passion. His work has been
    featured in International Artist,
    Watercolor Magic and The Artist’s
    Magazine.
     
Alvaro Castagnet

The Passionate Painter in So Cal
Watercolor - plein air


April 10 - 12, 2015
April 14 - 16, 2015
take one or both

San Diego, CA

$595 each
includes 6 meals
Intermediate to Advanced
Outdoor Painters

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    Be Bold! Push watercolor to its
    absolute limit! Translate mood into
    powerful, free and mysterious
    watercolor paintings. Achieve depth
    and volume with luminous lights and
    rich darks, create quality
    brushstrokes and colors, and infuse
    the passion into YOUR paintings.
    Alvaro will show you how with
    daily demonstrations. This
    workshop is for resilient painters
    who want plainspoken feedback and
    lots of painting action. Alvaro is
    author of Watercolor Painting with
    Passion and Painting with Passion,
    Beyond Technique. Alvaro’s work
    has been featured in International
    Artist and The Artist’s Magazine. He
    is highly awarded and published.
     
Mary Whyte

In the Footsteps of Sargent
Watercolor - plein air and studio

May 16 - 23, 2015

Vencice, Italy
2 Rooms Left
 

$3095 - $3495
All Levels Welcome


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    Picture yourself painting and touring
    the Venetian landscape and painting
    side-by-side with internationally
    acclaimed watercolorist, Mary
    Whyte. Mary will guide you through
    the techniques of planning your
    compositions, drawing, mixing color
    and creating great backgrounds.
    Enjoy lots of painting action, one-on-
    one instruction, wonderful meals
    and wine, and Italian activities!
    Come, explore Venice and Burano,
    visit the local fish market, take a
    Gondola ride and more. We have a
    full itinerary with you in mind so
    don't miss this workshop of a
    lifetime for travel enthusiasts and all
    levels of  artists. See the full
    itinerary on our website.

 
Mary Whyte

And the Inside Passage
Watercolor - plein air and studio


June 8 - 15, 2015
Victoria, BC to Seward Alaska
PASSPORT REQUIRED

$995 - Workshop
$464+ for cabin

All Levels Welcome

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    Join us for an unforgettable week as
    we cruise Alaska's Inside Passage
    with Mary Whyte. This workshop
    will explore the fundamentals of still
    life, landscape and portrait in
    watercolor with extraordinary views
    of Alaska as our background.
    Mary's demonstrations aboard the
    ship will insprie you for a day of
    painting from the still life or model,
    or prepare you for a day of sketchin
    on your own in the picturesque
    harbor towns of Ketchikan, Juneau
    and Skagway. Evening gatherings
    will offer lively discussions, while
    still offering students ample time to
    enjoy the ship's many activities and
    amenities. Mary's work is in many
    corporate and museum collections,
    and has been featured in
    International Artist, American
    Artist, Artrist Magazine and
    American Art Collector magazines,
    as well as CBS Sunday Morning.
 
Frank Eber

How to Paint Loose and
Atmospheric Watercolors
Studio and Plein Air



July 13 - 17, 2015
Bend, OR


$595
All Levels Welcome
Some experience required


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    Are you ready to bring your painting
    skills to a higher level? Frank will
    share advanced watercolor
    techniques based on tonal values
    that create atmosphere, balance and
    unity in your work. Learn the
    secrets to painting luminous
    watercolors by manipulating tonal
    value, color and edge! Learn time
    sensitive and challenging wet-on-
    wet and dry-on-wet approaches in
    landscapes, cityscapes or street
    scenes. Frank will discuss and
    demonstrate composition, direct
    color mixing, positive and negative
    painting and the 'state of mind' while
    painting. Frank is a signature
    member of AWS, NWS, TWSA and
    WW.
 
Richard McKinley

A Central Oregon Summer
pastel - plein air and studio


July 20 - 24, 2015
Bend, OR


$725
Intermediate to Advanced


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    Pastel Society of America Hall of
    Fame pastelist Richard McKinley
    will demonstrate how to produce a
    concise field-sketch on location with
    pastel and how underpainting
    techniques can expand creativity,
    both on location and in studio.
    Forming the initial concept to the
    final pastel marks necessary to make
    a painting work will be covered.
    Through individual attention, group
    critiques, and class discussions, you
    will leave with a clear 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
    legendary.
 
Aimee Erickson

Inspiration and Design
oil - studio


July 27 - 31, 2015
Bend, OR

$655
Levels Welcome

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    What is it you see that makes you
    want to paint something?  
    Awareness of your inspiration
    guides the decisions you make as
    you paint. Aimee will emphasize the
    importance of having a clear idea for
    a painting and the practical matter of
    color and value. You will learn keys
    to this important relationship. You
    will use techniques painting live
    models and still life that useful for
    any subject.  Aimee's
    demonstrations will reinforce an
    understanding of design, vision, and
    a light-hearted approach. Don't miss
    her biography. This up and coming
    artist is rising fast!
 
Birgit O'Connor

Dramatic Florals
watercolor - studio


August 3 - 7, 2015
Bend, OR


$655
All Levels Welcome

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    Do you want to make more
    powerful and intriguing
    compositions? With daily step-by-
    step demonstrations, Birgit will
    show you how to glaze and build
    layers to bring the illusion of depth
    and drama into your art. Put the
    water back into watercolor and learn
    how to put the WOW into your
    flower paintings. Watch color move
    as if by magic and learn to simplify
    what you see and say more with
    less.  Birgit O'Connor is the author
    of Watercolor in Motion and
    Watercolor Essentials. She is a
    contributing editor to The Artist’s
    Magazine and Watercolor Artist.
 
Karlyn Holman

Watercolor Fun and Free
watercolor and mixed media - studio



August 10 - 14, 2015
Bend, OR


$655
All Levels Welcome

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    Get motivated with Karlyn Holman’s
    hands-on, fun-filled workshop that
    will inspire you to loosen up your
    painting style.  Karlyn is upbeat and
    teaches with tireless energy. Her
    high-spirited humorous style makes
    beginners feel comfortable and
    challenges the advanced.  The real
    emphasis will be individual
    expression and development of each
    student’s own painting style.  
    Enthusiastic and informational
    demonstrations, critiques and
    individual help are daily fare.  Karlyn
    has written four instructional books
    on watercolor titled Watercolor Fun
    and Free, Searching for the Artist
    Within, Watercolor-The Spirit of
    Spontaneity and Watercolor Without
    Boundaries.
 
Nicholas Simmons

Innovative Watermedia Workshop
watercolor and acrylic - studio



August 17 - 21, 2015



$695
All Levels Welcome

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    You'll never think about painting the
    same way again! Prepare yourself
    for Nicholas’ high-energy,
    unorthodox, and varied approach to
    watercolor. This workshop will
    focus on concepts, composition and
    design elements with concentration
    on diversity in subject matter;
    poured watercolor; fluid acrylic
    used as transparent watercolor;
    unusual textures such as his popular
    “batik” technique; large scale
    painting; computer-aided design; and
    creative photography for obtaining
    unconventional reference shots.
    Nicholas was the sole judge
    representing the US at the Shanghai
    Zhujiajiao International Watercolour
    Biennial, the world's largest
    watercolor exhibition, in 2010 and
    2012.
 
Mary Whyte

Still Life, Portait and Figure
watercolor - studio




August 27 - 29, 2015
Salt Lake City, UT


$995
All Levels Welcome


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    Join Mary Whyte for an inspirational
    three day workshop in beautiful Salt
    Lake City while exploring the magic
    of watercolor still life, portrait and
    figure.  Open to students of all
    levels, this class will cover the
    fundamentals of mixing clean
    colors, planning dynamic
    compositions, getting a likeness,
    achieving value balance and creating
    paintings with emotion.  Tips on
    setting up a studio and marketing
    your work will also be discussed.  
    Whyte’s daily painting
    demonstrations from life and one-on-
    one assistance will guide you on
    your way to making your best
    paintings ever.
 
David Taylor

Staying Afloat with Watercolor
watercolor - Plein air




September 14 - 18, 2015
Oregon Coast, Depoe Bay


$795 Includes 5 Box Lunches
Intermediate to Advanced


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    Capture the fleeting moments! David
    will show you the best way to tackle
    painting the rugged coastline, the sea
    with its character, the calm waters
    and boats in the beautiful harbor,
    and Main Street along the harbor
    offering movement, color, and
    atmosphere. He will encourage your
    creativity and individuality and give
    you insight into portraying the
    subject in simple terms, helping you
    get fresh, spontaneous results.
    David is the coauthor of Solving
    Mysteries in Watercolor with Ron
    Ranson.  His work has been
    featured in the International Artist
    Magazine. .
 
Drawing and Painting
with Charles Reid

Two Weeks to Choose From
Watercolor - studio



November 2 - 6, 2015
and/or
November 9 - 13, 2015
San Antonio, TX


$895

Intermediate to Advanced


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    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
    Design.
 
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