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2021 Workshops, Updated as Information is Available
Mary Whyte

The Portrait and the Figure,

7-Day All-inclusive
Sorrento, Italy
watercolor - studio, one plein air

all level painters and companions

April 18 - 25

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    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

Santa Fe, NM
watercolor - plein air

intermediate to advanced outdoor

May 1 - 4

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    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.
Michael Reardon

Watercolor Techniques

Bend, OR
watercolor- studio

all levels welcome. Some
experience helpful

June 12 - 15

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    Technique is everything and
    Michael Reardon will help you
    explore so many ways to
    strengthen your skills in
    landscape and cityscape
    watercolor painting. You will
    learn how to create a strong
    composition and use value to
    invoke a sense of light. Michael  
    will teach you how to   
    manipulate color for a full
    expressive effect. Join us for  
    this 4-day workshop and you'll
    go home with an abundance of
    techniques that you can use the
    rest of your life.
    Michael is the Author of
    Painting Light and Color in
    Landscapes and Cityscapes,
    from North Light Books and has
    three instructional DVD’s.

Herman Pekel

The Importance of Tone

Bend, OR
oil - studio and plein air

all levels welcome

June 16 - 20

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    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.
Steve Kleier

Launching a Masterpiece,
Lessons in Perspective

Bend, OR
studio, graphite w/ some watercolor

all levels welcome

June 21 - 23

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    Let's put paintings in perspective.
    You want your work to show
    mastery and a proper drawing
    will do this and make the journey
    so enjoyable. Steve Kleier will
    give you the tools to bring
    structure and meaning to your
    paintings. Using traditional and
    classic art skills that date from
    the renaissance, you will find
    proportion, capture the effects of
    light and create the illusion of
    depth. Come experience success
    and be inspired to launch
    masterpiece after masterpiece.
    Steve 's past clients include:
    Nike, Tektronix, US Bank, Stash
    tea, Microsoft and many more.
Herman Pekel

Be Brave and Have Fun

Bend, OR
watercolor - studio and plein air

all levels welcome

June 24 - 28

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    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.
Fabio Cembranelli

Intuitive Painting,
Transcending the Subject

Bend, OR
watercolor - studio

intermediate to advanced painters

June 30 - July 3

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    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 Australia.

David Lobenberg

California Vibe Watercolor

Bend, OR
watercolor - studio

all levels welcome

July 5 - 7

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    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 others.

David Lobenberg

Koi Joy

Bend, OR
watercolor - studio

all levels welcome

July 9 - 11

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    Are you mezmerized and joyed
    by the incredibly beaurtiful, ballet-
    like motion, fluidity and grace of
    Koi? Come truly express yourself
    with David Lobenberg's bright
    colors and new and exciting paint
    application techniques You will
    use everything from stencils and
    pipettes to conte crayon and
    chalk markers to bring your Koi
    to life with curving and bending
    motions which convey these
    graceful creatures. 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

John Salminen

Realism Through Design

Bend, OR
watercolor, studio workshop

intermediate to advance painters

July 12 - 16

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    Use design to strengthen and
    enhance your paintings. John will
    help you in all aspects of painting
    a representational cityscape or
    town scene – choosing the
    subject, adding mood and
    creating emotional content,
    lighting the scene for dramatic
    effect, using photo references in
    a meaningful way and most
    importantly, strengthening and
    enhancing representational
    painting through design. This is
    an invaluable opportunity to gain
    new painting insights and lots of
    one-on-one individual help. John
    is a signature member of the
    AWS, TWSA, NWS and many
Amanda Hawkins

Methods in Abstractions

Bend, OR
acrylic, studio workshop

all levels painters welcome

July 21 - 25

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    What does it mean to work in an
    abstract manner? How does it
    feel? What does it look like?
    Amanda will help you find your
    unique way of translating your
    gestures into an abstract
    composition. Using traditional art
    principles, you will take risks and
    make informed decisions on the
    canvas, both in the workshop
    and long after. We will focus on
    composition, value, and color,
    but more importantly, your
    intuitions will guide the painting
    to completion. Amanda's work is
    in private collections worldwide
    and she blog's, sharing her studio
    practice, with over 25,000 people
Amanda Hawkins

Abstract Landscape Painting

Bend, OR
acrylic, studio workshop

all levels painters welcome

July 27 - 31

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    How can you capture that energy
    and express those fleeting
    feelings of exhilaration, nostalgia,
    or serenity on canvas?  Amanda
    will help you transform your
    reference imagery into rich,
    energetic, abstract paintings. She
    will teach the traditional rules of
    landscape painting and encourage
    you to break the rules. We will
    build unconventional color
    palettes and create marks and
    brushstrokes that will surprise
    ourselves. Come explore
    abstraction, color and mark-
    making through the lens of
    landscape painting. Artists will
    complete several mini-series of
    paintings on paper and 5-6 larger
    paintings on canvas over the
    course of this workshop.



Bend, OR

levels welcome

August 1 - 5
Iain Stewart

Sketchbook to Studio, Recording
Your Travels at a Higher Level

Bend, OR
watercolor - plein air and studio

all levels welcome

August 6 - 10, 2021

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    Few things are more suited for
    travel than a sketchbook, pencil,
    and a small watercolor palette.
    In addition to traditional plein air
    work, Iain will focus on
    strengthening your skills using
    these tools to record your life
    through sketching in watercolor.
    The sounds, smells, sights, and
    people you come across will
    remain fresh in your mind as you
    look over the work you have
    done on site. There is no better
    way to relive your memories than
    a well used sketchbook.
    Iain Stewart is a signature
    member of the National
    Watercolor Society.

David Taylor

Staying Afloat in Watercolor

Newport, OR
watercolor, plein air

intermediate to advance painters

September 6 - 10

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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
    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 Magazine.
Mary Whyte

Portrait and Figure, live models

The Grand Canyon
watercolor, studio workshop
w/plein air components

all levels of painters and travel
enthusiasts welcome

September 18 - 25

Information Coming Soon