International Plein Air Painters
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TIP: Have a look at the works of John Singer Sargent and Joaquin Sorolla and Zorn for great examples of artists who could paint indoors or outdoors with finesse.

Madrid, Spain

The Joaquin Sorolla House of this famous painter of over 6000 works--some of which can be seen in this amazing studio home around the corner from the PRADO Museum.  

Brussels, Belgium
The  Magritte Museum
 is finally open in the  city center of Brussels near other great museums.

The Folon Foundation houses the whimsical art of Michel Folon. Don't forget lunch at the L'Homme Bleu restaurant and walk on the grounds of the beautiful Chateua de La Hulpe 






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departs Waterloo, Belgium

 Luxury Drawing Workshop for Absolute Beginner's© (5-days)
Drawing and composition in an intensive atmosphere, catering to beginners or refreshers who desire  to draw realistically and to improve painting skills. Intentionally small group with guaranteed results 

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departs Waterloo, Belgium
 Monet & Van Gogh Long Weekend © ( 4 days)                           
Drawing, Journaling, Photo-archiving  producing art inside Monet's Garden, with permission of the Monet Foundation. Register by June 1 for early September trip, Includes travel, lodging, breakfast,plein air picnic lunches and orientation dinner,
Not Included: Art materials, some meals, travel to workshop place

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France or Italy
  Paint with the Sharks©  (10 days)                                                    
Plein Air tour for the Professional and Commercially-minded Artist

In dependent artists  working on advanced level , arrive with all the preparations and languages spoken for them to enjoy pre-selected  villages for producing work and touring  unexpected  places in and among famous artist villages of southern France. On the road days are combined with calmer  home days to enjoy poolside before taking off again. This area averages the best weather of all the regions in France and painting windows of up to 15 hours of light per day. Intentionally small group, well planned tempo and varied terrain guarantees good show material and refreshed spirit when you get return to the home studio. Paint in situ, refine your starts later or just snap  some  inspiring  photos for your archives  See
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  Belgium & US

What Knot to Wear ©--Scarf & Accessory Workshop  (half-day)
 Learn how to drape scarves for all occasions from head to toe on gifts, chairs, hats--you name -- pareos, shawls, sarongs as items of clothing and 'normal' scarves too. Workshop includes book compiled and illustrated by the instructor. Ongoing registration, 2 classes per year.

Drawing for Those Who Think They Can't [click arrow for brochure]
Ah, we beg to differ and we'll prove it or give your money back.  Sometimes students see improvement in their work within the first two hours of this workshop. Class runs with minimum of five participants for five consecutive days for 20 hours. Students add to Tuesday what is learned on Monday. Add to Wednesday what you learned on Monday and Tuesday, etc.  On Friday, you can't wait to apply all the steps in the grand finale assignment. Your saddest moment is when this course ends, but then you realize you can take it with you-the rest of your life--all the wonderful tips that also automatically improve your painting not the converse!  Why paint something if it is flawed from the beginning?  Get your drawing skills in tact and see your work improve immediately.  The accuracy, value judgement  and composition confidence will move your drawing and painting level up a notch with this one course. Give me your concentration for a few days and we'll give you acute vision and drawing skills for the rest of your life.   more




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