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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Mary Whyte

The Best of Watercolor
studio class , easel recommended

March 6 - 8, 2017
includes model fees

New Orleans, LA
all levels welcome


    Join Mary Whyte for an
    extraordinary workshop in
    watercolor in New Orleans,
    Louisiana. Using live 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. She has been awarded
    the Portrait Society of America's
    Gold Medal.


Alvaro Castagnet

The Pillars of Watercolor
watercolor - plein air

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

San Francisco, CA
intermediate to advanced
outdoor painters


    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


    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 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

Mary Whyte

The Portrait and The Figure
watercolor - studio

July 11 - 13, 2017

Laguna Beach, CA

all levels welcome


    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.
Richard McKinley

A Central Oregon Summer
pastel - plein air and studio

July 31 - Aug 4,  2017

Bend, OR
intermediate - advanced painters


    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.
Herman Pekel

Be Brave and Have Fun
watercolor - studio and plein air

Aug 7 - 11, 2017
14 - 18, 2017
$795 each

Bend, OR
all levels welcome


    Unearth fresh and honest art inside
    yourself and learn to capture it
    with paint. Herman will teach you
    to find originality in your own
    work. Learn to get started with
    new ideas in a way that is fun and
    fast. You will learn about color
    mixing, glazes, composition,
    drying time, thickness and edges
    to create an impressionist painting
    you never thought possible with
    watercolor. Expect to be
    challenged to be brave, and to
    have fun! His works are featured
    in the books Australian
    Impressionists and Realist Artists,
    120 years of Watercolourist,  
    Artists and Galleries of Australia
    and New Zealand, and Profile on
    Contemporary Watercolours.


Fabio Cembranelli

Intuitive Painting,
Transcending the Subject
watercolor - studio

August 21 - 25, 2017

Bend, OR
intermediate to advanced


    Learn to take advantage of
    transparent watercolor to create
    loose, intuitive, free and
    spontaneous effects in your
    paintings. Join Fabio Cembranelli
    and explore wet-on-wet
    techniques, practicing how to
    paint with no preliminary drawing.
    You will learn how to take
    advantage of your own mistakes
    and capture the essentials of each
    subject. Participants will be
    encouraged use their personal
    view, moving through the bridges
    that connect unexpected effects,
    shapes, colors, tones, lines and
    textures. Fabio is a regular
    contributor to several art
    magazines in South America, US,
    UK, Norway, France, Japan and
Jane Davies

100 Drawings, Paintings, and
studio - acrylic

August 28 - Sept 1, 2017

Bend, OR
all levels welcome


    How do you make art that is truly
    yours? Jane says that there are no
    tricks, gimmicks, or shortcuts to
    this elusive goal: it just takes a lot
    of art making to cultivate your
    inner awareness of who you are as
    an artist. You will focus on
    quantity – making a lot of pieces
    from a given starting point.
    Loosen up, be expansive and
    generous with yourself, and have
    fun! Davies is the author of three
    books on collage and mixed media,
    one on ceramics, and has one
    DVD on painting and collage

David Taylor

Staying Afloat in Watercolor
plein air

September 11 - 15, 2017
$795 (includes $100 food vouchers)

Monterey, CA
intermediate to advance painters


    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
    street scenes along the harbor and
    about the city 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

Charles Reid

Drawing and Painting with
Charles Reid
Watercolor - studio

October 16 - 20, 2017
October 23 - 27

Charleston, SC
intermediate to advance painters


    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.