2017 Workshops


April 7,8,9, 2017

La Rusticana d’ Orsa

Los Gatos, California

This workshop is three delightful days in the wine barn of La Rusticana d’ Orsa, a truly beautiful and elegant winery.  We will paint still life in the barn and study composition, paint quality, edges and much more.  The instruction is very individual and each artist has attention according to the areas they wish to develop.  Frequent demos and discussions enhance the experience.  Our outrageous lunch is provided by the winery’s lovely chef each day.  This alone is an experience not to be missed.

For price, availability and registration, contact

Sara Langone

(408) 371-3067


April 20,21,22 2017

9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Masterworks Oil Workshop

Sumptuous Still Life and Flowers

Hosted by the Rio Grande Art Association

Albuquerque, New Mexico

This is a three day workshop, presented by the Rio Grande Art Association just before their annual juried show.  This class will focus on still life and flowers.  Joe Anna will do a demonstration painting on the first morning.  In the afternoon, artists will begin work from their own set-up. Joe Anna will give attention to each artist individually.  Demos will be added to the schedule as requested by the artists or as the need is identified.  Class topics will include composition in setting up a still life, color harmony and mixing, brush handling for dynamic effects and more.


To register, contact

Bonnie Buckley 505 480-7020

Tuition: $275 Members and $300 Non Members

Registration Deposit $100 Payable to Rio Grande Art Association



New Class for 2017

Saturday Mornings with Joe Anna Arnett

Santa Fe, NM

Studio or Outdoor in the garden
June 3

June 10

June 17

June 24

July 1,  Studio demonstration, free to Saturday artists
Study with Joe Anna Arnett in her north light studio or in her lovely garden in
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Paint your own composition, selecting from Joe Anna’s extensive collection of props as well as flowers from the garden. Or paint en plein air, outside among the flowers.
The curriculum will be based on the specific needs of each artist and attention will be very individual
Class will be limited to 5 artists per Saturday,
9 AM until 1 PM

The price is $200 per Saturday.
If you register for all 4 Saturdays, there is a $100 discount

To register, email



June 26-30, 2017 
Garden Glory, Inside-Out
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Joe Anna Arnett’s own garden and studio
5 day Oil painting workshop

This exclusive workshop will be the ultimate garden painting experience. Paint en plein air in my lovely garden, inside in my amazing north-light studio, or a combination of both. The choice is yours. We will study composition through studies, color temperature, paint handling techniques and much more. Demonstrations will be frequent and as requested by the artists. The class will be limited to 8 artists and each will receive individual attention and encouragement. Prepare to advance in your artist journey and to have a wonderful time.

To register, Contact:
Joe Anna Arnett
505 982-8044
505 699-3426
Five day workshop in the garden or studio

(Class is full but Joe Anna is keeping a waiting list for any cancellations that may occur)

Vermont in Living Color

5 day Plein Air Workshop

October 2 – 6, 2017

Southern Vermont Art Center

Manchester, Vermont


Experience Vermont during the most inspiring time of the year. For four days, we will go out on location around Manchester. The hours of the class are officially 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, but we may choose to go out earlier and stay later for the most dramatic light effects. On the fifth day, we will meet in our studio to study and work on the paintings begun during the week. The primary medium for the class will be oil. While we cannot guarantee that we will have the peak of the fall color, this week has historically been the best week. Even if the color is early or late, our subjects will be spectacular.

To secure a place in the class, $250 deposit required. Full payment of balance due 60 days before class. Refund of deposit if notified 60 days prior to class.

To Register, please call 802-362 1405

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