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

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

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 fun
    and free approaches to
    watercolor.  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.
Herman Pekel

Be Brave and Have Fun
watercolor - studio and plein air

Aug 7 - 11, 2017
Aug 14 - 18, 2017

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 techniques.


David Taylor

Staying Afloat in Watercolor
plein air

September 11 - 15, 2017

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, 2017
$995 each

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.

David Taylor

Strength and Flow of Watercolor

10-Day Cruise Auckland,  New
Zealand to Sydney, Australia
watercolor - studio
includes 2 days plein air in Sydney

intermediate to advanced painters
January 31 to February 12,
$795 (Cruise is Separate)


    Adventure with David Taylor and
    Art in the Mountains on this
    amazing cruise workshop. Free up
    and explore the freshness and
    simplicity of watercolor, working
    spontaneously, in a free and
    flowing manner. Using watercolor
    to produce magical results and a
    variety of subject matter, we will
    explore the light and shade on
    seascapes, landscapes, street
    scenes and more. David will focus
    on subjects containing movement,
    color and light with the emphasis
    on freeing up and building strength
    to the watercolor. Come along and
    enjoy the journey and take that
    leap. David is the coauthor of
    Solving Mysteries in Watercolor
    with Ron Ranson.  His work has
    been featured in the International
    Artist Magazine.