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Upcoming Art Shows
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Apr 25, 2018 to May 5, 2018 - 10-Day Watercolour Cruise — Pacific Coast
Relax, explore, paint and shop! Join Victoria wildlife artist, Richard Wong on a privately hosted Pacific Coastal Cruise from Vancouver, BC. And experience the magic of watercolour on Japanese art paper. Richard, a full-time professional painter, will guide you on a wildlife themed journey onboard the eloquent Star Princess. You will learn how to create vibrant, attractive watercolour images from a unique blend of Asian and Western ways of making art. Stops include Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Monterey and San Francisco.
Richard organized this west coast trip to include everyone: friends and families, painters and non-painters; in partnership with Expedia CruiseShipCenters (Victoria, BC office only, Tracey Ball, (250) 381-7447/toll free 1-800-668-8122). Choose from two options: “Paint & Cruise” (from $1,820 CAD/double occupancy/interior, includes all taxes, port fees, and 4 two hour classes with art supplies); OR “Cruise Only” (from $1,670 CAD/double occupancy/interior, includes all taxes, port fees).
You can learn more about Richard through his website: http://richardwongwatercolors.ca
Contacts: either Richard Wong or Tracey Ball per the above.
May 31, 2018 to Jun 11, 2018 - Painting in the Sacred Valley of Peru 2018
We will be exploring ancient sites, painting Plein Air, taking photos and eating Chef prepared delicious Peruvian cuisine all while staying in a comfortable Hacienda in the Sacred Valley shaded by towering Eucalyptus trees. Meals, ensuite rooms, transfers to sites*, tours*, museums included.
Premium Member Sharon Rusch Shaver will be sharing 40 years experience traveling and painting plein air with daily demos and private instruction. All mediums and levels of ability. Join us for this exciting Artist-Adventure!$2,650 all inclusive*.
Optional non-painting Machu Picchu overnight excursion-tour available as an add-on. A very limited number of places are available on this Adventure so be sure to reserve your space early! https://adventure-artists.com/journeys/peru-2018/
Jun 4, 2018 to Jun 10, 2018 - Darla Bostick’s 11th Ghost Ranch Art Workshop/Retreat
Relax, enjoy, create!
Photography/watercolors/acrylics/mixed media. Group activity room (floor to ceiling vista). Ghost Ranch Lodging/meals provided. See why Georgia O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch. Each workshop/retreat is different. The June workshop leans heavier on all kinds of materials –textiles and dye, printing, painting, pouring and more! The October workshop combines the media of photography, watercolor, ink, acrylic and more — using watercolor paper, clayboard, etc!
Daily demos, slide presentations, door prizes and optional happy hour. The website shows how I work from Ghost Ranch scenes to finished paintings. www.darlabostick.com
Jun 14, 2018 to Jun 17, 2018 - Art Retreat: Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada with Keith Thirgood
3-Days in the rolling hills, century-old farms and rushing cascades of the Ottawa Valley region of Ontario. Keith will lead you to places the Group of Seven and other famous Canadian artists painted. Keith teaches composition fundamentals, how to deal with the chaos of real life when painting en plein air, as well as how modern colour theory can help you mix almost any colour with ease.
Also, watch for these other 2018 retreats.
August 2-7 Canoe-in art retreat in the Kawartha Highlands, Ontario
September 1-6, paint in the Killarney/La-Cloche Mountain area of Ontario
For more information, visit:
Jun 23, 2018 to Jun 30, 2018 - Paint in Amalfi Italy
The Amalfi Coast, a World heritage site, and one of the most spectacular vistas to be found in Italy. Stay at our four-star hotel on the waterfront of Amalfi; all rooms with private bath and with Mediterranean Sea views. Elevator available. Small groups or painters with guests. Paint in Amalfi, Ravello, Positano, and Capri. Work in oils or other media; beginners to advanced welcome. Demos and individual instruction. Breakfast each day along with 2 lunches & 5 dinners.
See www.SamDAmbruoso.com for further details.