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Last night, I dreamt about being part of a group of friends who, one by one, were consumed by a giant python. Before anything permanently terrible happened, the python spit us out and everyone survived. This morning, I went to Google and, according to Carl Jung, the snake dream was a kind of subconscious, impending transformation. As soon as I read this, I felt my skin loosen and start to peel....Read On

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  • Aug 19, 2017 to Aug 24, 2017 - CSPWC Watercolour Symposium 2017 Calgary Canada with 11 Renowned Canadian Watercolourists


    This unique Symposium is sponsored by the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour.  Enjoy five days of stimulating hands-on experience in water media taught by a group of Canada’s leading watercolour instructors including Rex Beanland, Graham Flatt, Roberta Combs, Marney-Rose Edge, Brent Laycock, Eleanor Lowden, Jean Pederson, Robert Sinclair, Brittney Tough and others who offer diverse perspectives on watercolour and water media painting. This will be a fabulous experience for artists, from beginner to advanced, who are looking for something fun and challenging.  There will be presentations, demonstrations, excursions, slide shows, group critiques – and more! Full registration for five days of instruction only $570!
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  • Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 25, 2017 - INTIMATE DESIGN AND COLOR

    081412_gwen-foxIn this exciting, fun filled artistic retreat you will delve deep into color, design and value. This allows you to stretch your painting abilities while having the freedom to find your personal creative voice.

    Held at Gwen Fox’s private Art Sanctuary in Taos, New Mexico. Her 100-year-old adobe home is the perfect environment to inspire and renew your creativity.

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  • Aug 21, 2017 to Aug 28, 2017 - Watercolor and Watermedia Workshop in Greece with George Politis AWS, RI

    politis-in-thassosPainting holidays in Greece! Watercolor and mixed watermedia with George Politis AWS, RI in the beautiful island of Thassos!

    Combining studio and plein air painting and exploring pure watercolor and contemporary mixed watermedia! Learn how to see beyond the obvious and how to use your creativity!

    August 21-28 2017. Discover the beauties of a Greek island and local gastronomy!!!

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  • Sep 2, 2017 to Sep 7, 2017 - 5-Day Plein Air Art Retreat in Killarney/LaCloche Mountains with Keith Thirgood

    keith-thirgood3Join us in Killarney, Ontario for five-days of instructor-guided painting.
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