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Count your blessings

Termites, dormant over the winter, issue from a small hole in the corner of my studio ceiling. When I “Raid” them, they withdraw momentarily. Today, apart from the perennial easel-struggle, this is the main distraction. Rain streams on the windowpane and distant, silent lightning can be seen on the horizon. Here, all is quiet, save Mozart, and this studioscape is blessed with peace....Read On

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    jeanean-songco-martin-3Come both sessions or one session with Jeanean Songco Martin to Paint  “en plein air”  in the footsteps of the California Impressionist from the Laguna Beach area to Pismo Beach and beyond. Work with guidance or work independently.
    Trip: Visit the Irvine Museum
    Trip: Visit award winning California Artist Home/Studio Jennifer McChristian
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  • Aug 3, 2016 to Aug 15, 2016 - Plein Air in Tuscany with Trisha Adams

    trisha-adams_workshopPaint charming street scenes in the village where Michelangelo once lived! Day trips to other painting locations. Accommodations and fabulous food and wine are included. Lots of expert instruction. Oils or acrylics. All levels welcome. See Website


  • Aug 7, 2016 to Aug 19, 2016 - Paint beautiful Acadia National Park, Maine, USA

    carol-l-douglas_workshopJoin nationally-acclaimed landscape painter and teacher Carol L. Douglas in glorious Acadia National Park for two weeks of incredible plein air painting. You’ll be staying 12 nights at the beautiful Schoodic Institute in the heart of Acadia’s Schoodic Peninsula. Your room and all meals are included, all skill levels and media, from beginner to advanced.

    The 12-day workshop is just $2700, including your private room with shared bath, meals, snacks, and instruction. A one-week (five day) option is available for $1600. Accommodations for non-painting partners and guests are also available. Your deposit of $900 holds your space. To register call or text 585-201-1558 or email for a registration form. Refunds available up to 60 days prior to start, less a $50 administration fee. $100 Early Bird discount if your deposit of $900 is received by March 1, 2016 OR $50 discount to returning students. For more information, visit here.

  • Aug 19, 2016 to Aug 23, 2016 - 4-Day Art Retreat in Kawartha Highlands Backcountry

    4-day Back Country Art Retreat in Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park Aug 19-23, 2016

    kawarthaKeith Thirgood of Wilson Street Studio will work with you over four days in the back country of Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, Ontario. A real Group of Seven experience. You will canoe into the backcountry of the park; camping under the stars, cooking your own meals and painting the Canadian wilderness under the guidance of Keith Thirgood, artist and canoeist. Kawartha Highlands is a fantastic place to paint, if you’re looking for images of the rugged north, yet it is less than two hours out of Toronto, Ontario.

    Keith has been teaching landscape painting to adults for the past six years and has been canoeing and camping since the 1960s.  If you’re interested in learning a bold, loose approach to painting, Keith is the instructor for you.
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  • Aug 20, 2016 to Aug 27, 2016 - Art and Yoga Retreat in Newfoundland

    ArtandYogaRetreat_workshopArt and Yoga Retreat in Newfoundland. Your host is Sandee Ewasiuk, a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design in the field of Editorial Illustration. Our journey begins in the charming, historic city of St. John’s with its spectacular setting and colourful houses. A perfect place to begin our art journaling! While in St. John’s we can’t miss out on a boat excursion to watch for whales. We will also be visiting The Rooms located on a hill overlooking the city. Following our 2 amazing days in St. John’s we will board a bus and head to our retreat destination, Blazing Horizons. Overlooking Trinity Bay and Shag Rocks, Blazing Horizons is named after its spectacular sunsets. Our days will include yoga at sunrise (or maybe a bit later), hikes, painting or art journaling, or both, as well as good food and conversation. Perhaps we will end the day with sunsets and wine. Welcome to all levels of yoga or art.

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