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November 3, 2016
Jane Hunt
Mentorship Session in Louisville, CO
(Online version also available)

Focus on: Color

Workshop Hours: 10am - 3pm  

Workshop Fee: $50

For more info & registration:

November 4 – 6, 2016
Kathleen Dunphy

Capturing the Light!
Plein air painting workshops in Murphys, CA

$550 per class
Class meets from 9am-4pm each day. All levels welcome- beginner to professional. This workshop starts with a comprehensive lecture on the fundamentals of good painting and tips for plein air work. workshop includes lectures, hand-outs, demonstrations, lots of one-on-one instruction and painting on location at various sites in the picturesque foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Kathleen demonstrates her painting technique and students get the opportunity to paint several studies in the high-energy, 3-day class. Students must provide all of their own art supplies, meals and transportation to and from painting sites. To register for these workshops and for info on special rates on accommodations for students,
email or call (209) 743-1417

November 12 – 13, 2016
Laurie Hendriks

Two day plein air painting workshop
in historic Arroyo Seco

Join Laurie Hendriks for a two day painting workshop in the historic Arroyo Seco. Laurie will share her techniques of painting en plein air inspired by the natural beauty of the surrounding area.
Laurie will show how to express one's feelings onto canvas in a direct and immediate application of paint, and focus on techniques to assure a good painting including quick thumbnail sketches to plan for good design and composition, editing and simplifying what you see into shapes and masses. Students will be focusing on the approach and creative process rather that finished paintings.

Workshop Hours: 10am – 4pm  

Workshop Fee: $250 (Refreshments provided)

For more info:

Registration: (626) 441 1055

P A I N T I N G & D R A W I N G C L A S S E S

Weekly Oil Painting Classes
with Kim VanDerHoek

This class is for beginning to intermediate level students.
If this is your first painting class then be sure to come ready to jump right in and paint! Each weekly class is different with a unique painting lesson or a specific painting exercise that will help you build a foundation of skills. Everyone wants to paint a pretty picture, but without first learning essential painting skills the pretty picture simply won't happen. Topics include: color mixing, creating shape using value, composition, focal point, color harmony, paint application, brushwork, selecting a subject, finding your own voice as a painter and more.
Class size is limited so that I can give each student individual attention. Each week we will work either from a photograph or from life. In class I teach an Impressionist style of painting, working wet into wet paint.

Cost: $160 per month
Location: Cannery Paints, 416 31st St., Newport Beach, CA 92663
When: Class meets every Friday 9:30 am – 1:30 pm.
For more information and a class supply list email Kim at

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January 21, 2017
Concetta Antico
High Tea & WOW Renoir

Material Included

Hours: 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm


February 1 – 4, 2017
Colin Page

This class will focus on painting the landscape on location. We will work on careful observation of color, creating more dynamic paintings, and using clean and purposeful paint application. The key to better plein air painting is learning to simplify a complex landscape, using rich color and a painterly brushstroke. We will start each day with a discussion of a different lesson and a morning exercise designed around that lesson. Each afternoon will be used for painting time while Colin works with students one-on-one. This class will be a fun way to expand upon your painting skills and understanding in a beautiful environment. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention and instruction. Please contact the Debra Huse Gallery at 949.723.6171 or to enroll.

Location: Orange County, CA
Hours: 9am – 4pm
Tuition: $650

February 7 – 9, 2017
Debra Huse

Beginners & Collectors Only
No experience necessary! Have you always wanted to try painting? Get personal, hands-on insights into all that a painter must consider to create. Start from the beginning, as Debra teaches you step by step about setting-up the easel, design and composition, the color wheel, the palette, how to hold the brush to apply paint, and mixing with the palette knife. We will paint along together one step at a time and make the fundamentals FUN. This is a wonderful class for beginning painters, collectors, or anyone who loves art. The workshop will take place indoors in a very comfortable setting. Each participant will go home with a small framed completed painting or three! Class size is limited to ensure individual attention and instruction. Please contact the Debra Huse Gallery at 949.723.6171 or to enroll.

Location: Newport Beach, CA
Hours: 9am – 4pm
Tuition: $400

February 4, 2017
Concetta Antico
San Juan Capistrano Plein Air Workshop

Lunch & Canvas Included

Hours: 82:00 am – 6:00 pm


March 3 – 5, 2017
John P. Lasater IV & Jason Sacran

Plein Air Painting: Taking It to the Next Level
A fabulous opportunity to work with two of the countries top Plein Air Painters

Chesapeake Fine Art Studio, Stevensville, MD

If your goal is to create compelling, playful, beautiful artwork outdoors and enjoy the process, this workshop will give you simple steps that make it possible to work quickly and capture your emotional response to nature and light. John & Jason's desire as instructors is to give you a measure of confidence that will make you free to become who you were meant to be as an artist. They teach the importance of composition, shapes, colors, values, edges, and texture. Just as important, they teach you to follow your heart when deciding what to paint.

1) Gain experience with one of the toughest subjects – landscape en plein air.
2) Choosing where to paint – things to think about before settling on a spot to paint.
3) Utilizing a process; how to approach a plein air painting and follow through.
4) Familiarization with tools, oil paint, and application.
5) When to call it quits/finishing your piece.

For more info contact Hai-ou Hou:

March 14 – 16, 2017
Debra Huse

Focus on Value 
Besides drawing and composition, the most important component of a successful painting is value. Learn how to achieve foreground, middle-ground and background. Debra will teach you how to look past color and achieve correct value. The workshop will take place indoors in a very comfortable setting. This is a great class for both beginning and intermediate painters. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention and instruction. Please contact the Debra Huse Gallery at 949.723.6171 or to enroll.

Location: Newport Beach, CA
Hours: 9am – 4pm
Tuition: $400

April 2 – 9, 2017
Kristen Olson

8 Day Plein Air Painting Workshop inAuckland, New Zealand 

Space is limited, email Kristen Olson for pricing and availability at 
Dates: Arrive Sunday, April 2, 2017 - Depart Sunday, April 9, 2017
Check in is Sunday afternoon, April 2nd  
The package will include 7 days lodging in Auckland, most breakfasts and dinners, transportation and 6 days of art instruction plus 1 free sightseeing day.

Day 1: Sunday, Check in , explore the town, meet and greet dinner. 
Day 2: Monday, Paint Devonport, This historic seaside village has small sandy beaches, a compact village centre bustling with cafés, shops and galleries, and two volcanic cones offering spectacular views.  You can enjoy a walk along the waterfront to admire the beautiful Victorian villas the area is famous for.

Day 3: Tuesday, Paint Cornwall Park which is renowned for its landscape design and wide variety of mature trees. It is centred on a volcanic cone called One Tree Hill.   A pre-European Maori fortification was built on the cone, many features of which can still be seen. The Park has centuries-old heritage sites, wide-open spaces, tree lined avenues and walks, places of peace and tranquillity and a working farm. 
Day 4: Wednesday, Free Day, suggested activities are to take the ferry to Waiheke Island, shopping in Auckland, whale watching or visit a museum in downtown Auckland.  
Day 5: Thursday, Paint Kumeu, Renowned as Auckland’s premier wine region, it is home to an array of world-class wineries and five star restaurants.
Kumeu has rolling hillsides, historical villages, parks, rugged coastlines, rare birdlife, fresh produce, art galleries and adventure playgrounds amongst  beautiful scenic backdrops, the Kumeu Village and surrounding countryside of Waimauku and Muriwai Valley offer an abundance of beautiful scenery.
Day 6: Friday, Paint on Waiheke Island, then go wine tasting.  Just a 30-minute ferry ride from Devonport, Waiheke is known as the island of wine for its many wineries and vineyards.
Enjoy spectacular views accross the Hauraki Gulf,  vineyards, olive groves and beautiful beaches.
Waiheke Island is a national treasure with many special places. Home to historic sites, wildlife and diverse habitats, the island is an important part of New Zealand’s landscape. Waiheke’s National Reserves protect the country's natural, historical and cultural heritage.
Day 7: Saturday, Karekare Beach, In 1993, Jane Campion’s Oscar Winning The Piano made Karekare an international star, with everyone talking about the beautiful black-sand beach.
Karekare beach is located on Auckland's west coast between Piha in the north and Whatipu in the south.
One of Auckland's most spectacular beaches and wilderness areas, and part of the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park, Karekare offers excellent scenery.
Karekare waterfall, known by the Kawerau people as ‘Te Ahoaho' or ‘pendulous white thread', is nestled a short walk from the main beach arrival area.
Karekare has attracted some of New Zealand’s finest painters: Albrecht, Binney, Blomfield, Buchanan and Siddell.
Writers like Curnow and Stead have written about it, filmmakers like Jane Campion (The Piano), Barry Barclay and Niki Caro (Memory and Desire) have set major films there. The landscape is both magical and powerful.
Day 8: Sunday, Check out 

Space is limited, email Kristen Olson for pricing and availability at

April 8, 2017
Concetta Antico
High Tea & WOW Monet

Materials Included

Hours: 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm


April 11 – 14, 2017
Debra Huse
Color Secrets
Achieve color harmony! Explore new ways to paint white using color and discover alternatives to grey in shadows. Master the art of mixing color while perfecting value. Learn how to warm up a color or cool it down and how to neutralize a color and show it off with its compliment. We will conquer clouds, skys, moutains and fields! The workshop will take place indoors in a very comfortable setting for both beginning and intermediate painters. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention and instruction. Please contact the Debra Huse Gallery at 949.723.6171 or to enroll.

Location: Newport Beach, CA
Hours: 9am – 4pm
Tuition: $550

May 23 – 26, 2017
Debra Huse
Lay it Down and Leave It Alone 
Stop futzing! Learn how to mix a bigger pile of paint and get it onto your brush and off onto the canvas without overworking it. People want to see your brushstrokes. We will also be working with a palette knife. This class is often held outdoors to better enjoy the beautiful spring weather in Southern California. Space is limited to ten students to ensure individual attention and instruction. Please contact the Debra Huse Gallery at 949.723.6171 or to enroll.

Location: Newport Beach, CA
Hours: 9am – 4pm
Tuition: $550

June 17, 2017
Concetta Antico
All About Values Event

Meal & Materials Included

Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


June 25, 2017
Concetta Antico
Julian Winery PLEIN AIR!

Wine, Lunch & Canvas Included

Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm


July 15, 2017
Concetta Antico
High Tea & WOW Seascapes

Materials Included

Hours: 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm


September 9, 2017
Concetta Antico
Impressionist Movie Night!

Movie & Meal Included

Hours: 5:00 – 10:00 pm


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