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How to do everything

An artist wrote, “As someone who’s always organized, I long to break free in my paintings. I wonder if it’s in me to be wild and unstructured in this one area of my life. Do others deal with this dilemma? Is it a case of, ‘how you do one thing is how you do everything?’”

Thanks. Picasso had his multiple women and periods; Bacon, his hoarder studio and brushwork; and O’Keeffe her monastic Ghost Ranch from which to capture the emptiness of the New Mexico sky. ...Read On

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  • Jul 27, 2018 to Aug 1, 2018 - Creating a Visual Memoir Using Writing and Collage — Taos, New Mexico


    Join internationally acclaimed award winning artist, teacher, speaker and art coach, Gwen Fox, and international speaker, author, psychotherapist and writing coach, Junie Swadron for 5 days of magical artistic expression.


    These five days are devoted to igniting your creativity, imagination allowing you to reconnect with your personal sense of beauty and truth.


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  • Aug 2, 2018 to Aug 7, 2018 - Art Retreat Kawartha Highlands of Ontario, Canada with Keith Thirgood


    On this unique art retreat, Keith leads a group of artists by canoe into the backcountry of Kawartha Highlands. Mixed forest, lakes, islands, rock faces, swamps and more. This place is a great place to paint, if you like views looking like they did 100 years ago. Keith is a post-impressionist painter and teaches compositional fundamentals, how to bring order out of the chaos of a live scene when painting en plein air, plus how modern colour theory can make colour mixing easy.


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  • Aug 13, 2018 to Aug 17, 2018 - Drawing and Painting in Rural Newfoundland


    Enjoy five full days of drawing and painting at Mill Road Studio in Port Rexton, NL. Work in the studio overlooking scenic Trinity Bay, and en plein air in the stunning coastal landscape with dramatic cliffs rising up out of the North Atlantic.

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    The cost is $1,250.00 CAD including lunch and all materials.

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  • Aug 13, 2018 to Aug 17, 2018 - Abstracts That Sell — Workshop/Retreat Taos, New Mexico


    Discover the #1 secret to selling your abstract paintings. This fun yet intense retreat offers the freedom to find your personal creative voice. Develop exciting abstracts designs, learn how to achieve a glow in your abstracts plus my secret on how to never be without an abstract design.


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  • Aug 25, 2018 to Aug 31, 2018 - Stalking Caribou With a Paintbrush


    Capture on canvas the vibrant autumn reds, mauves, greens and golds of the Arctic tundra. Distractions: Caribou migrating south from their summer feeding grounds to their winter shelter; magical nightly displays of northern lights; world-class fishing for Arctic char or grayling; hiking or boat trips to see ancient Inuit sites; or, after an excellent dinner, hear of the exploits of the owners during their adventures to the North & South Poles. An experience like no other!

    Not a workshop but rather a group paint out under the guidance of professional oil painter and textile designer Mette Baker ( Mette has been painting at Arctic Haven, a wilderness lodge in the southwest corner of Nunavut, for the past two years. Her husband, former Canadian Ambassador and consultant Brian Baker, has been leading groups to Greenland and Northern Canada for many years.

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