Category Archives: Updates from Theresa & Cindy

Carmel Fall 2016/2017 – Provence June 2018



We had an amazing group at our Carmel Workshop last Fall; painting, writing, painting, cooking, painting, shopping, touring, painting….Thanks to everyone who joined us. We all took home the spirit of Carmel! Return in October 2017…details to come.  

Next…Provence, June 23-30, 2018. Only 10 special artists will be able to go on this limited trip.  Check out details on the Provence page under Workshops.   

Featured in Plein Air Magazine

Cindy Briggs & Theresa Goesling are featured in the March 2016 Issue of Plein Air Magazine about our Make Every Day A Painting plein air workshops.  We discuss many of the details of running workshops with our interviewer Robert Bahr, Editor of Plein Air Magazine and Outdoor Painter.  It was thrilling to see our story in the magazine after all these years of organizing workshops both in the US and Internationally. Actually, Bob was great at asking some unexpected questions, fortunately we’ve been doing this for over 15 years and had stories to share for just about any situation. arranging travel, customer service, allergic reactions and heart attacks, lodging, managing funds, special events, painting on location, and more.   The word is getting out about the way we manage expenses, plan, prepare, promote and run our workshops.  We hope you will check it out.  

Plein Air Magazine Cover

The Business of Art Workshops

The Business of Art Workshops - Paint! Travel! Teach!

We are writing a book “The Business of Art Workshops” recently featured in an interview with Bob Bahr in the March 2016 Plein Air Magazine and also in a series of articles with Outdoor Painter.

Listen to our BlogRadio “Artists helping Artists” broadcast at 10am Live on February 26 at 10am PST or go to the link to hear it after the show.
Here’s the Link.  

It’s so much fun to share our ideas with such interesting people.  Our years of collaborating has taught us a lot. We invite you to check into it.  To the left is a flyer about running your own workshops…or better yet, come to one of ours.  Check it all out on our website.

Ready to Paint in France

Quick Sketch Collioure France

Quick Sketch Painting in Spain

Theresa shared this painting from Spain in our recent newsletter.  Sign up and get lessons and tips like this with each newsletter.  Quick Sketch Doorways Theresa Intermediate Compressed Jan 2015

Mingling Words, Watercolors & Memorabilia

Daniel Smith Promo ImagesLearn how to mingle words, watercolors and memorabilia this Winter & Spring….We will be sharing our colorful and  creative journaling techniques at Daniel Smith this January 31 in Seattle.  Join us for a workshop on February 2 in Bellevue.  For a more intensive workshop sign up for the Emerald Art Center Workshop on March 16, 17 & 18 in Springfield, Oregon.  Or even better, go to the source of inspiration and join us in Spain May 3-10 or France May 10-16.  Visit our workshop links for more information.


Merry Christmas From Make Every Day A Painting

Merry Christmas Dec 2014Here is a link to our Merry Christmas Newsletter:

Painting in the San Juans

1 Make Every Day A Painting at Ship Harbor Inn

Our painting trip to the San Juans in the Fall of 2014 was fabulous.  We enjoyed painting in Friday Harbor, at our Hotel overlooking the Ferry Terminal and the San Juans, and in and around La Conner.  We look forward to returning.

A visit to Collioure, France

Cindy and Theresa in Collioure - The City of Painters We like to preview our locations before setting up a Make Every Day a Painting workshop.  While we knew we wanted to go to Collioure, we wanted to see it before we invited you to join us.  We spent a wonderful day in July exploring the area, checking out our hotel (yes it’s really nice!), visiting the summer street market, and discovering the wide variety of places to paint. Colorful buildings, friendly people,  Boats, castles, forts, vineyards, beaches, cafe’s, shops & galleries – all the things our artists like to have access to on one of our special trips.  Check out our Paint France page to find out more.  

Paint France

Paint France

Preview Announcement:

May 10-16, 2015

Make Every Day A Painting in  Collioure, France  – The City of Painters. Come stay and paint the source of inspiration for artists from Picasso to Matisse and Chagall.  Enjoy one of the best beaches of the world just a short walk from our charming hotel.  Discover the many local shops, markets and thriving art galleries in this artful town.

Sign up today with a $500 deposit.  We’ll forward you more information when we return from France in late July 2014.  We will be offering a $200 discount to those who sign up for our Spain May 3-10 trip.  Pricing for this trip is on our France Workshop page .  We already have our top-rated hotel with both single, double and triple rooms available.  We are announcing now for those seeking to book airline tickets with award miles.

Itinerary – Arrive in Collioure May 10, 2015.  If you are with our Spain group we’ll travel together on the train or may possibly rent a van on May 10.  It’s about 2 hours from Barcelona on the coast.  Informal Meet and Greet on the Evening of May 10 at our Hotel.  Enjoy 5 days of workshops, tours, markets and fun in and around Collioure. Saturday, May 16 departure.

How to get there:  Check out this Link.  We will be taking the train from Barcelona on May 10 following our Spain trip.  You can also fly to Perpignan, Paris, London or Marseilles and transfer from there but it is easiest to just take the train.