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March 2013 Workshops in Alexandria, VA

The Colorists: Cezanne, Matisse, Diebenkorn 
New Workshop!
March 19th-22nd, 2013 (4 days, 10:00 am-4:00 pm) 
This unique workshop will examine the paintings of three masters of color to increase our understanding of color relationships and composition.  After an in-depth analysis of each artist’s biography and body of work, we’ll apply these lessons to our own painting with focused exercises and interpretations.
Watercolor, oil or acrylic. Previous painting experience required.

Space is limited, so register now with the Alexandria Art League by clicking here or calling (703) 683-2323.

Traveling with Your Sketchbook
 March 15th, 7:00-9:00 pm & March 16th-17th, 10:00-4:00 pm 
Have you always wanted to create a travel journal, but can't get started because you don't know how? Do you take your sketchbook on trips, but it never comes out of your suitcase? Do you have a hard time telling your spouse that you want to draw in a cafe instead of touring the tank museum? Here's your chance to change all that! Learn to travel creatively, and see why a student said, "This class changed my life!" 
All art levels, including beginners.    
Click here or call (703) 683-2323 to register.

From Amateur to Professional
March 23rd, 10 am- 4pm  
This very comprehensive class demystifies the business of being a visual artist. Topics include: managing your time, building a resume, organizing shows and approaching galleries, creative marketing, using the internet effectively, finances and taxes, and getting organized. Each participant receives a booklet of worksheets and information.
Click here or call (703) 683-2323 to register.


Vermont Painting Retreat

August 7th-12th, 2013
(One evening meeting, five painting days)

Join me for five days of painting the beautiful meadows, gardens, farms and historic villages near my home in northern Vermont. We'll have two daily plein air sessions, and classes in my studio on landscape composition and color. Plus we'll enjoy gourmet lunches from the garden, and wine-and-cheese afternoon critiques!
Contact the Art League School for registration information. Email sa@susanabbott.com for workshop description, supplies and lodging information.
Class size is limited to fourteen. All media welcome. Participants should have prior painting experience.

Winter Break in the Bahamas

February 2014

For the last four years, our painting workshops in the Bahamas were wonderful: great group, beautiful place, lots of time to paint, warm weather, and amazing beaches. What's not to like? So we've planned another get-away next winter to a warm and sunny island.

In the tradition of Winslow Homer, we'll be leaving winter behind for an art sojourn in a tropical paradise! So start planning now to join me for four days of painting at charming Elbow Cay, Abaco Island, Bahamas.

Click here for more information.
Click here to see a photo album from our 2010 Bahamas workshop.
Click here to see a selection of my paintings from the workshop.

Contact Margaret Cerutti at the Art League for more information or to register: (703) 549-5450 or margaretc@theartleague.org.


The Artist's Paris


May 2014

Experience Paris from an artist's perspective!

If you missed our last four exciting Paris workshops, here's another chance to come with us to "The Artist's Paris" in spring 2014!

Join me and Paris expert Karen Kane for a creative and inspiring tour of the most beautiful city in the world. We'll engage your intellect, your artistic passions, and all of your senses as we explore the streets and museums of Paris - and record these experiences in our travel sketchbooks.

For dates and details, please go to Paris by Design.

Click here for photos from our 2009 Paris workshop.


Painting in Provence

June 15th-29th, 2013

Join us for a wonderful workshop experience in one of the most beautiful places in the world. We'll have two weeks of plein air painting in the hill villages, ochre quarries, and lavender fields of the Luberons. Plus daily critiques and classes on color and composition in our studio based in a charming hamlet surrounded by cherry orchards and vineyards. Delicious gourmet Provencal meals are included.
Contact Margaret Cerutti at (703) 549-5450 or mkc090@earthlink.net for more information.