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. 

 

Post Your Workshop

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.

If you have any questions, please email sara@saraphina.com 

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

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  • Apr 5, 2020 to Apr 11, 2020 - 3rd Annual Art Retreat for Women in San Miguel de Allende

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    Join painter/author Ellie Harold in sunny Mexico for a week of immersion in a facilitated discovery of your deepest and most essential artist self. If you’re feeling blocked, thwarted or simply longing for a more meaningful expression, the retreat is a unique opportunity to focus on your life/art purpose, discover new directions and explore next steps. You’ll enjoy your own room in the charming Casa de la Noche in San Miguel’s Historic Centro district, painting and writing (with materials provided), guided reflections and focused discussion with plenty of time to explore the color and culture of this vibrant art city. Created with the needs of mature women in mind, this retreat focuses on process rather than product and is for both experienced and novice art-makers. Limited to 12. Register by November 30 to receive Early Bird free shuttle. One Discounted Spot Now Open! Click here for a full description, photos and testimonials from past participants.

  • May 1, 2020 to May 3, 2020 - Up to the Mark: 2.5 Day Abstract Intensive with Emphasis on Mark Making in Santa Fe, NM with Julie Schumer and James Koskinas

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    Experience beautiful early spring in Santa Fe, NM.  Develop your own unique marks and painting vocabulary in this 2 1/2 day abstract acrylic workshop.

     

    We will work on paper, and for those who like, unstretched canvas, using conventional and unconventional mark making tools and drawing media.  Via guided exercises you will practice a variety of marks and learn how to create a work rich with history and depth through the process of layering these marks with acrylic paint.

     

    This class is suitable for beginning and intermediate painters.  Cost is $595.00  Materials list provided one month prior to the workshop or can be provided at an additional cost of $100.00

     

    https://julieschumer.com/julie-schumer-workshops/

     

  • May 16, 2020 to May 31, 2020 - One-Day Plein Air Workshops: May 16, 23, 30 and 31, 2020
    _DSC5177Four separate, 7-hour workshops where you will learn all the fundamentals of approaching plein air painting. You will also learn modern colour theory which makes working with a reduced palette and mixing colours a breeze. Two of these workshops are held in Markham, Ontario, the other two in Peterborough Ontario. Your instructor, Keith Thirgood, has been painting en plein air and teaching art for over 12 years. These workshops are suitable for beginners wanting to learn to paint in a fun, outdoor location, as well as more experienced studio artists who want to try plein air, plus artists who are looking to loosen up and paint in a more post-impressionist style.
    To find out more and register, please visit www.wilsonstreetstudios.com
  • Jun 7, 2020 to Jun 16, 2020 - Ireland Plein Air

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    Join award-winning Plein air painter Sharon Rusch Shaver as she conducts her next exciting workshop to the Dingle Peninsula of Ireland. Painting daily in your chosen medium: oil; watercolor; pastel; pen and ink artists as well as photographers will find plenty of inspiration where the sea defines the life and creates excitement on this amazing Island. Daily demonstrations and one-on-one help will be provided for those wanting to learn how to work quickly capturing that changing light and color in their paintings.

    Delicious chef prepared gourmet meals and a well-appointed ensuite rooms, as well as all ground transfers are included. All-inclusive* 9 nights accommodation, transfers, meals, and instruction. Go to: Adventure-Artists.com

    Join us!

    shaveart@earthlink.net

    Sharon Rusch Shaver

  • Jul 31, 2020 to Aug 5, 2020 - 5-Day Art Retreat in Kawartha Highlands July 31 to August 5, 2020
    Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, Wolf Lake, Site 301This retreat is an homage to early pioneers of plein air painting. We canoe-in and camp, paddling every day to our painting locations. This is a self-catered trip. We provide the canoes, life jackets and instruction. You bring your own provisions, tents, etc. The scenery in Kawartha Highlands is fantastic. Bald rock faces, sparkling lakes, majestic trees. Every direction you turn is another painting. Your instructor, Keith Thirgood, has been camping and canoeing all his life, and teaching artists his own unique approach to painting for over 12 years. Learn how to find order in the chaos, control your colours and create paintings that work. Learn modern colour theory, values, shapes and lines, what makes for a good painting.
    If you need advice on the camping portion of the retreat, we have you supported. Even brand new canoeists have no trouble with this gentle adventure. This retreat is suitable for beginners wanting to learn to paint in a fun, outdoor location, as well as more experienced studio artists who want to try plein air, plus artists who are looking to loosen up and paint in a more post-impressionist style. To find out more and register, please visit www.wilsonstreetstudios.com
  • Aug 14, 2020 to Aug 16, 2020 - Boldy Abstract 1 in Santa Fe, New Mexico with Cat Tesla and Julie Schumer

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    A 3 day Non-Objective Painting Workshop with Cat Tesla and Julie Schumer

    in Santa Fe, New Mexico

    21430382_10155774324159874_6088497063790208678_nExplore and develop your personal voice in the inspirational environment of Santa Fe.   We will explore composition, color, value and how to work on multiples at the same time.  Find your own signature with different mark making tools and learn how your marks enliven your paintings.   Learn how to harmonize any palette, move from analysis paralysis to painting success and to trust your artistic choices. This intensive 3 day workshop is perfect for the beginning artist who has some experience using acrylic paint.

    August 14, 15, and 16

    9 am to 4:30 pm

    $950  Bring a friend and save $50 each

    https://artbycat.com/page/1-Workshops-Prints.html

     

     

  • Aug 19, 2020 to Aug 21, 2020 - Boldly Abstract 2

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    _Equilibrium 48 X 36, mixed media on canvasHave some experience painting, but want to explore the elements of non-objective painting in more depth, increase your confidence and creative intelligence? Boldly Abstract 2 is for you.  As in Boldly Abstract 1 we will cover aspects of color, composition and mark making however through a series of more challenging exercises meant for those with more painting experience. Learn how to fix an unsatisfying painting.  We will share our extensive knowledge of the art business with you, covering such topics as the mechanics of running your own art business, applying to galleries and the ins and outs participation in art fairs.   

    August 19, 20 and 21

    9 am to 4:30 pm

    $950  Bring a friend and save $50 each.  Take both workshops and save $100

    https://artbycat.com/page/1-Workshops-Prints.html

     
     

  • Sep 12, 2020 to Sep 17, 2020 - 5-Day Art Retreat in Killarney / La Cloche September 12 to 17, 2020

    _1100501The Killarney are of Ontario is in what is called the ‘near north’. The landscape is wild and rugged. Giant granite cliffs plunging deep into the glacial lakes. There are no roads leading to our painting locations. We travel by a large, sturdy pontoon boat. This is a self-catered retreat. You bring your own provisions and cook your own meals in our fully equip cabins at a northern camp. Our instructor, Keith Thirgood, has been teaching artists his own unique approach to painting for over 12 years. Learn how to find order in the chaos, control your colours and create paintings that work. Learn modern colour theory, values, shapes and lines, what makes for a good painting. This retreat is suitable for beginners wanting to learn to paint in a fun, outdoor location, as well as more experienced studio artists who want to try plein air, plus artists who are looking to loosen up and paint in a more post-impressionist style. To find out more and register, please visit www.wilsonstreetstudios.com

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