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Mary Whyte

Portrait, Figure and Landscape

7-Day Sorrento, Italy
watercolor - studio and plein air
4 painting days

all level painters and companions
welcome - live model fee included
March 21 - 28
1 room still available


    Picture yourself painting and
    touring with internationally
    acclaimed watercolorist,
    Mary Whyte. Mary will 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.  Enjoy lots of
    painting action, one-on-one
    instruction, wonderful meals
    and wine, and Italian
    activities! Come, explore the
    Amalfi Coast, visit Capri,
    take in local museums 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  
Alvaro Castagnet

The Pillars of Watercolor

Miami, FL
watercolor - plein air

outdoor painters

April 3 - 5 and/or
April 7 -9


    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.
Herman Pekel

The Importance of Tone

Bend, OR
Waterbased Oil Only
Watercolor Friendly
plein air and studio

all levels welcome
June 15 - 19


    Come join a week of
    exploring the beauty of color
    in oils. Designed for all levels
    of experience in oils, this is
    an exciting and informative
    workshop helping you to
    train your eye in the
    discipline of observation.
    There will be demonstrations
    each day based on the solid
    fundamental approach
    championed by the
    impressionists and realists.
    We will explore landscapes,
    streetscapes and
    waterscapes. Herman's
    works are featured in the
    books Australian
    Impressionists and Realist
    Artists and 3 others.
    Herman's workshops are in
    high demand Australia wide
    and internationally. Early
    enrollment is encouraged.
Herman Pekel

Be Brave and Have Fun

Bend, OR
watercolor - studio and plein air

all levels welcome
June 22 - 26


    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.
    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! Herman's 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.
David Lobenberg

Ink and Wash Sketching

Bend, OR
watercolor - plein air

all levels welcome
June 29 - July 3

    Preserve your memories in a
    reminiscent and unparalleled
    way. A photograph is
    evidence of your visit, but a
    sketch of the same will bring
    back the feeling of the day,
    the smell of the local cafe
    and the feel of the culture.
    David Lobenberg will teach
    the six universal skill sets of
    drawing, as well as, critical
    compositional, color, and
    value strategies. 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 to name a few.
Amanda Hyatt

Maximum Impact with Minimum

Bend, OR
studio and plein air- watercolor

Intermediate to Advanced
July 5 - 8 and/or
July 9 - 12


    Learn how to paint 'alla
    Prima, realist, impressionist,
    tonal watercolor's with
    Amanda Hyatt. Come put on
    the paint with confidence and
    without deliberation. Her
    subject matter will include
    landscapes, seascapes, street
    scenes, still life, figurative
    work and en plein air work.
    By the end of the course you
    should be exhilarated, having
    experienced a 'no rules, only
    handy hints'  method to
    tackling watercolor in a
    fresh, loose and new exciting
    way. Be prepared to
    experience freedom and
    renewed motivation with
    your art. . Amanda has
    numerous DVDs and is
    author of  Watercolour:
    Tonal Impressionism.


Fealing Lin

Portrait, Still Life and Landscape

Bend, OR
watercolor - studio

all levels welcome
July 13 - 17


    Learn how light affects the
    temperature of colors and
    values, as well as how to use
    the transparency of
    watercolor to allow the glow
    of the paper to shine
    through. Fealing Lin will
    teach you to combine
    impressionistic brushstrokes
    and semi-abstract techniques
    to elicit life and movement in
    your paintings. She will help
    you relax and enjoy the
    process as you discover the
    spontaneity of watercolor.
    Fealing's techniques are fun
    and challenging; the
    possibility of compositions
    and expressions are
    unlimited. She is a signature
    member of the NWS,
    TWSA, Watercolor West,
    and many others.


Mary Whyte

Portrait and Figure

Bend, OR
watercolor - studio
Live Models- clothed

all levels welcome
July 20 - 22


    Join Mary Whyte for an
    extraordinary workshop in
    watercolor in Bend, OR.
    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
Liz Walker

Suminagashi Marbling:  From
Patterned Paper to Finished

Bend, OR
Watermedia & Collage - Studio

all levels welcome
July 23 - 25

    Explore this fascinating
    Japanese paper marbling
    technique using water-based
    boku. The name suminagashi
    literally means spilled ink.
    Liz will teach you to create
    intricate, patterned rice
    papers using this ancient
    method and then learn how
    to use these papers to build
    gorgeous layered collages
    and finished paintings using
    acrylic paints. Liz will
    provide students with
    examples, suggestions, and
    plenty of feedback in this
    one-of-a-kind workshop. No
    prior marbling experience
    needed, but participants
    should have basic acrylic
    painting skills. Liz’s work
    has been published in
    Watercolor Artist Magazine,
    Artist’s Magazine, and 2
    North Light publications.
Joan Fullerton

Intuitive Explorations with Acrylic
and Collage

Bend, OR

all levels welcome
July 27 - 31


    Come discover your own
    unique artistic voice with
    Joan Fullerton.  Learn how
    to coax hints of reality from
    an abstract background, how
    to control values and colors
    for emotional emphasis, and
    how to suggest rather than
    delineate. Come explore
    working intuitively,
    responding to what shows
    up, working in a series, and
    utilizing neutrals for more
    ethereal abstracts!
    Unconventional methods of
    instruction will open new
    avenues of creativity and
    encourage genuine
    expression. Join us for
    inspiring demonstrations,
    lectures, encouragement and
    practice. Joan's work has
    been in galleries, juried
    shows and museums since
    the early 70’s.


Exploring Mixed Media in
Watercolor and Acrylic

Bend, OR

all levels welcome
August 1 - 3

    Get hopping with a variety of
    interesting approaches to
    mixed media. Designed to
    support and nudge you to
    play with process and let go
    of the outcome, so you can
    absorb a smorgasbord of
    mixed media techniques. The
    techniques you choose will
    become "tools" in your
    personal "toolbox".  We will
    focus on process and playful
    experimentation,  creating
    impressionistic textures and
    patterns and painting using
    your own unique voice.
    Rebecca been a  fine artist
    for over 40 years, leading
    workshops in the US, China,
    Thailand and Japan. Her
    work has been exhibited in
    Australia, China, Japan and
    the U.S.
Pablo Ruben

Watercolor Waters and

Bend, OR
studio and plein air

intermediate to advanced
August 4 - 7

    Are you ready to take your
    water to a higher level?  
    Learn to paint masterful
    water and reflections with
    Pablo Ruben from Spain.
    Paint water that makes you
    want to jump in!  We will
    paint different types of
    waters, calm, moving and
    active, with reflections of
    cityscapes and landscapes in
    this 4-day workshop. Learn a
    range of techniques,
    including the proper water to
    pigment ratios, value,
    composition and color
    harmony. Pablo has taught
    workshops in: Spain,
    Portugal, France, Brazil,
    Mexico and Canada. He is
    the President of the
    International Watercolor
    Society of Spain.
Kathleen Conover

Chaos To Order

Bend, OR
Watermedia - studio

all levels welcome
August 10 - 14


    Starting a painting with
    color, texture, gestural marks
    and layers may seem like
    “chaos”, but it delivers vital
    energy that is both fun and
    intuitive. Kathleen Conover
    will teach you to bring great
    design and composition,  the
    elements that bring “order”
    to the rich start, and turn
    your paintings into an
    attention-getting and
    expressive finishes. Applying
    strong design and
    compositional skills are the
    focus. Beginner or advanced,
    you are encouraged to
    discover and explore your
    unique expression and
    personal imagery in realism,
    abstraction or non-objective.
    Kathleen is a signature
    member of AWS, NWS,
    ISEA and TWSA.
David Taylor

Staying Afloat in Watercolor

Oregon Coast
Watercolor - plein air

Intermediate to advanced
August 24 - 28
August 31 - September 4


    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

Bonnie Broitzman

15 Day workshop/cruise

London to Athens

Watercolor- studio
paint at sea days only

all levels welcome
October 10 - 25

    Join us for a travel and
    painting adventure of a
    lifetime. Bonnie Broitzman
    and Art in the Mountains
    invite you to join us on this
    15-day art adventure from
    London, England to Athens,
    Greece.  Bonnie will provide
    instruction, demonstrations,
    individual help and critiques
    on days at sea so you can
    enjoy your off-ship
    excursions with your
    companion(s).  No on
    location painting experience
    is necessary. Enjoy travel
    adventures with other artists
    without hauling all kinds of
    equipment. We will paint in
    the comfort of the ship and
    use our "off of the ship time"
    to gather photos and just
    have fun.