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In my last years of high school, I made hand-painted cards and t-shirts to sell at the local craft fair. When I got to art school, I found I could support myself by selling t-shirts on my residence floor. Painted one at a time on my bed with supplies I’d brought from home, it was the most unsophisticated moneymaking scheme I could think of to pay for paint. While other students worked at the copy center or the college pub, I sat in my room with my t-shirts and eked out what my dad called, “the gift of poverty.” It was enough to get by and, like original art, impossible to scale....Read On

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  • Feb 22, 2016 to Feb 26, 2016 - San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with Donna and Tom Dickson


    Five days painting some of the best Plein Air subject matter available. Light, colour, and composition is our focus – it’s everywhere in San Miguel! Limited to 12 persons. – See Website

  • Apr 5, 2016 to Apr 8, 2016 - Paint Sedona, Arizona in Springtime with Michael Chesley Johnson


    Maximum 4 students, en plein air, all levels, all media, other weeks available, affordable workshop w/ experienced, supportive instructor held in a beautiful and relaxing southwestern landscape, individual attention. – See Website

  • Apr 9, 2016 to Apr 11, 2016 - SONOMA IN THE SPRING


    Three day workshop in the heart of the California wine country!   Acrylic and oil; all levels welcome.  Learn to use color to create dramatic and joyful paintings.  Use a big brush and loosen up.  Demos and lots of one-on-one attention at the easel.  $ 360

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  • Apr 11, 2016 to Apr 15, 2016 - (Re)Envisioning the Landscape in Watercolor with Judy Mudd


    5-day watercolor workshop, all levels welcome.   (Re)envision both urban and rural scenes and create the paintings you’ve always wanted.  Make better design decisions, develop a plan and learn how to modify your reference material prior to beginning a painting.   Learn what it takes to make great landscape compositions, add interest and use techniques that lead the viewer’s eye through your paintings.  Lots of demos and individual attention with an experienced instructor, award-winning artist, Judy Mudd. See Website

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    Get inspired by Italy’s ancient hill-top towns and rolling-hills, all inclusive 7-day painting & drawing retreat, workshop & excursion program, all levels, artists’ guesthouse and studio. – See Website

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