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American Artist Magazine's Art Camp for Grownups!

For the creative ones among our bunch, this Art Camp for Adults should be a blast. This is a great opportunity to explore our sensitive side while spending a weekend relaxing with the guys in a great hotel and spa in Dana Point, California.

Just because your kids have fun at art camp doesn't mean you can get out there too. Remember guys, there is more to being a man than hunting, fishing, and golf!


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New York, NY - April 15, 2010: American Artist magazine's Weekend with the Masters event is thrilled to announce the date and location for its second annual workshop and conference, taking place Sept. 23-26, 2010 at Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa in Dana Point, Calif. Registration is now open to the public at www.aamastersweekend.com

Weekend with the Masters is designed to give practicing artists, art collectors, and art enthusiasts who are passionate about traditional art the chance to study and paint with some of the top representational painters of our time, as well as receive personal feedback and instruction on their work in a friendly, laid-back retreat setting. Participants will gain new skills and the knowledge to take their painting to the next level while developing the insight and understanding needed to continue making traditional art relevant in our culture.

There will be indoor drawing, oil, and watercolor master workshops for the figure, portrait, and still life painter, as well as outdoor plein air oil master workshops for the landscape painter. These master workshops will be complemented by demonstrations, lectures, special presentations, and panel discussions led by the master instructors and guest speakers during the day and evening. American Artist magazine, the country’s oldest and leading monthly magazine for representational and figurative artists, is the organizer of the retreat and its editors will also be active participants and hosts throughout the week.

The host hotel is the Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa, a four-diamond coastal retreat perched high atop the cliffs of Dana Point, overlooking the Pacific. The newly renovated hotel boasts upscale amenities with a California coastal décor that reflects the spirit of Dana Point. Their on-site restaurants, lounges, lobby area, or outdoor deck make great convening areas for pre- or post-workshop conversation and socialization.

The Keynote Speaker of the Weekend is Richard Schmid, one of America’s greatest living representational artists who has promoted art education through his books, articles, workshops, seminars, and television presentations. Schmid holds a doctorate in fine arts and is a recipient of The John Singer Sargent Medal for Lifetime Achievement.

Other prestigious instructors of Weekend with the Masters include: Peter Adams, Carolyn Anderson, Clayton J. Beck III, Scott Burdick, Marcia Burtt, Scott Christensen, Daniel F. Gerhartz, Daniel Graves, Nancy Guzik, Albert Handell, Ron Hicks, Quang Ho, Jacqueline Kamin, David Leffel, Rob Liberace, Jeremy Lipking, Susan Lyon, Sherrie McGraw, Joseph McGurl, C.W. Mundy, Daniel Pinkham, Camille Przewodek, Stephen Quiller, Anthony Ryder, Frank Serrano, Morgan Weistling, and Stephen Scott Young.

“Last year’s event was phenomenal—everyone from the instructors to the participants to the staff seemed to agree that there was something extraordinarily special and almost historic about this unique event. The 2010 event will build upon this success with even more fantastic workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and panel events,” says Allison Malafronte, senior editor of American Artist and one of the event’s main organizers.


About the American Artist Magazine Group


Founded in 1937, American Artist is the leading monthly magazine for representational and figurative artists seeking inspiration and instruction on improving their craft. Devoted to the realism in art that its readers cherish, American Artist considers the artists it features to be shining examples of excellence in their medium, whether oil paint, sculpture, watercolor, pastel, colored pencil, graphite, printmaking, or charcoal. American Artist is published by Interweave, a leading arts and craft media company. Additional publications in the American Artist Magazine Group include: Watercolor, Drawing, and Workshop, as well as the online media site ArtistDaily.com, an online community for professional and recreational artists and students.


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