Painting Workshops, Art Lessons & Art Instruction For Artists

Art Workshop Calendar

Welcome to our comprehensive Art Workshop Calendar. Please enjoy browsing and signing up for one of the many workshops available through our community. Or if you wish to post your own workshop, you can do this for USD$100 to be exposed to our valued community of over 50 000 people. 


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Notice: This feature is one of the most effective pages on the Painter's Keys site. For example, Carla O'Connor's Figurative Watermedia course in B.C.'s beautiful Pemberton Valley in May was sold out in a couple of days with folks travelling from as far away as Norway. We are most interested in helping qualified workshoppers fill their courses. As such, we reserve the right to reject some would-be advertisers and refund their money. This is also why we now charge $100 - to help ensure that only quality workshops are posted. In addition, every letter features a workshop to ensure that you will be seen by thousands.

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Thanks, and good luck with your workshop, whether you're giving or receiving, or both. 

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  • Aug 14, 2017 to Aug 17, 2017 - Gibsons School of the Arts – Making a Good Painting with DEBORAH TILBY

    deborah-tilby_workshopA 4-day course taught in the beautiful setting of Gibsons, BC, Canada


    Explanation of what goes into the making of a good painting including subject, composition, colour etc.  Basic concepts of oil painting will also be taught along with an understanding of colour.  Suitable for beginner students with basic skills to intermediate.


    Fee $440.00  for more info visit our website at





  • 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!
    Find all the registration details at

  • 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.

    There will be private critiques that empower, glorious breakthroughs while basking in a safe environment in which to grow as an artist

    To find out more about this fabulous retreat go to


  • 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!!!

    1350 euros *ALL INCLUSIVE* : Fees include accommodation, three meals per day, field trips and local transport with our leased bus.

    12 student max.


    For more information contact or visit

  • Sep 2, 2017 to Sep 30, 2017 - Plein air Painting workshops in Tuscany (weekly)

    art-junctions_tuscany-workshopJoin us and our talented art instructors, as we explore and paint in magnificent Tuscany, with it’s quaint hilltop villages, cobblestone streets and traditional farmhouses. Our landscape painting and plein air workshops are suitable for beginners as well as those who want to improve on existing skills. We also have programs for non-painters.

    Workshops available for the following weeks: Sept 2-9 ; Sept 9-16; Sept 16-23; Sept 23-30 (can book one week or extent to 2 weeks) This fabulous art retreat is set in the picturesque Italian country side, along the border of Tuscany and Umbria. Our fees include Rome airport transportation, Villa accommodations, three meals per day, professional tuition and much more.

    Secure your spot today by visiting:

  • 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.
    Keith Thirgood takes you into the amazing scenery of the La Cloche Mountain area of the Killarney Region. This area was often painted by members of the Group of Seven. When you see the ruggedness of the landscape, you’ll know why.
    Your retreat includes accommodation, kitchen (bring your own meals), instruction and beautiful scenery in the price. (Spouses / friends welcome.) Also learn Modern Colour Theory and how it makes you a better colourist.  A small group, individual instruction.
    Visit my website for more information and sign up:

  • Sep 3, 2017 to Sep 11, 2017 - Italy 2017

    030715_sharon-rusch-shaverThis Artists-Adventure is to an ancient hilltop village in Italy to explore, paint, and eat gourmet Italian cuisine all while staying in an historic 16th Century restored Villa in the center of a beautiful ancient medieval village. This exciting journey is for painters and non-painters alike. Artists will find inspiration everywhere in this beautiful undiscovered Umbrian region of Italy. We will be offering not only plein-air painting instruction with artist Sharon Rusch Shaver, but also Italian cuisine cooking classes, horseback riding and winery tours and tastings as well as other optional activities for our guests. To enroll, please go to our website:

  • Sep 4, 2017 to Sep 8, 2017 - ABSTRACTING THE FIGURE

    gwen-fox_abstract-figureAbstracting the figure can be sensual, exciting, fun and mysterious but the key is to be able to paint the figure without the stress of knowing all about anatomy.

    Being open to create in a serious yet playful way opens doors into the depth of your creativity.

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

    For more information please go to



  • Sep 15, 2017 to Sep 24, 2017 - Pastel painting workshop and retreat in the “other” south of France!

    mary-aslin_workshopI invite you to join me in this very unique pastel painting workshop and retreat—focusing on painting both the still life and landscape  en plein air—for 10 days, 9 nights, in a beautifully restored villa, just one hour southwest of Toulouse, France.


    Interspersed with focused painting time with the still life and local landscape as our subjects (and it’s possible that we may also have the opportunity to paint the figure outdoors!) under the beautiful September sun, will be casual guided outings touching upon the history and environment of the local area.



    For more information about this unique and special workshop please visit

  • Sep 18, 2017 to Sep 22, 2017 - ABSTRACTS THAT GLOW

    gwen-fox_abstracts-that-glowWant to discover the #1 secret to get that incredible inner glow in your abstract paintings?

    It is this sensual inner glow that adds excitement and mystery which makes your work irresistible to the viewer.

    This is a fun yet intense retreat that offers you the freedom to find your personal creative voice while discovering your personal abstract style.

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

    For more information to this fabulous workshop/retreat please visit


  • Sep 24, 2017 to Sep 30, 2017 - Federation of Canadian Artists Plein Air Retreat


    This is a chance to escape from the rest of the world for a week where all you have to think about is Plein Air painting, a 60,000 acre horse ranch, and chats and laughs with fellow Plein Air enthusiasts next to a fire pit. This is an opportunity for artists to learn from some of the best in the field, including Gaye Adams, Doug Levitt, Janice Robertson and Mike Svob. They will all be joining us for the entire week to help artists really work their craft in a relaxing, supportive, and inspiring environment, and truly grow as an artist. It’s bound to be a valuable and rewarding experience. There’s also canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, log cabins to sleep in and fresh home cooked meals to eat… can’t get much better than that!

    Cost: Varies based on accommodations (ranges from $1,475+GST to $1,925+GST)
    Registration: Please call 604.681.2744 or visit us in the FCA Gallery at 1241 Cartwright St, Vancouver BC V6H 4B7
    Location: The historic Flying U Ranch, on the banks of Green Lake, north of Kamloops (N Green Lake Rd, 70 Mile House, BC V0K 2K0)

    For more information, visit

  • Apr 7, 2018 to Apr 14, 2018 - Travel Sketching with Watercolours in Italy

    joanne-hastie_workshop-1Join Vancouver artist Joanne Hastie to sketch the landscapes of Italy. Joanne will share her art process during this 7 day adventure.

    Highlights: See all 6 Mosaic’d churches in Ravenna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Visit & sketch the places where Michelangelo sketched in the late 1490’s in Bologna; Wander the house where Renaissance artist Rafael’s grew up; Tour the castle that inspired a chapter in Dante’s Divine Comedy; Paint while watching the sunset over a cliff-top castle; Ride a bicycle along the beach to a Roman Bridge built in 10AD that is still in use today!; Sketch alongside Canadian artist Joanne Hastie & experience how the Italian countryside inspires her art.
    Included:  7 nights accommodations, 7 gourmet breakfasts, 7 gourmet dinners (wine included) at Hotel Belvedere in Riccione;  transportation to and from Riccione to each location; watercolor sketchbook, plein-air starter kit (watercolor), ink pen, eraser

    $3325 CAD per person
    Click here to learn more.

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