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

Magic in Las Vegas
watercolor - studio

March 8 - 10, 2016
$1095 (includes 3 full breakfasts
and model fees)

Las Vegas, NV
all levels welcome

    Explore the magic of watercolor still
    life, portrait and figure with an
    inspirational three-day workshop in
    Las Vegas.  Mary Whyte will cover
    the fundamentals of mixing clean
    colors, planning dynamic
    compositions, getting a likeness,
    achieving value balance and creating
    paintings with emotion.  Mary's daily
    painting demonstrations from life
    and one-on-one assistance will guide
    you on your way 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,
    as well as on CBS Sunday Morning.
Alvaro Castagnet

The Passion in San Francisco
watercolor - plein air

April 4 - 6, 2016
April 8 - 10, 2016
$595 each

San Francisco, CA
intermediate to advanced
outdoor painters


    Stimulate emotions and transmit
    vitality and interest with passion,
    mood and mystery! Push watercolor
    to its absolute limit. Alvaro will
    demonstrate how to achieve depth
    and volume, manipulate lights and
    darks, and infuse passion with a
    unified message. This workshop is
    for resilient outdoor painters who
    want plainspoken feedback and lots
    of painting action. Alvaro is author
    of Watercolor Painting with Passion
    and Painting with Passion, Beyond
    Technique. His work has been
    featured in International Artist,
    Watercolor Magic and The Artist’s
    Magazine. He is highly awarded and
Mary Whyte

The Best of Watercolor
watercolor - studio

June 6 - 8, 2016
$995 (includes model fees)

Santa Fe, NM
all levels welcome


    Join Mary Whyte for an
    extraordinary workshop in
    watercolor.  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.

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


    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

Kim English

The Figure in the Landscape
oil - plein air, 1-day in studio

July 25 - 29, 2016
$755 (includes model fees)

Bend, OR
all levels welcome

    Need a crash course in value and
    shape? Kim’s dynamic workshop
    will teach you to rapidly capture
    gesture, light, and form.  Discover
    how to paint quickly and accurately
    concentrating on the “process”.  We
    will have models each day and paint
    techniques for achieving a
    spontaneous, yet controlled
    approach.  A working palette will be
    developed simplifying the
    comparison of color and value, an
    essential part of picture making.  
    Kim’s Gold Medal artwork has been
    featured in Southwest Art Magazine,
    Artists Magazine, and in the book
    Figure Drawing Workshop by Carole

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


    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


    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