2020 Workshops in Todos Santos


Join me for any of the following four day workshops in Todos Santos. An hour away from Cabo San Lucas in Baja California, Mexico, Todos Santos is a vibrant small town overlooking the Pacific Ocean full of restaurants, galleries, yoga studios and wonderful beaches. Be inspired by the colors and scents around you to create paintings in an environment that will provide you with encouragement to explore your art and connect with yourself.

All classes will be held in my studio, unless otherwise noted. Each student will have his or her own table. Please email me for a list of accommodations close by. A supply list will be sent to you after registering.

In my teaching I hope to pass on the excitement of experimenting, trusting in the process, making discoveries and solving problems.

Listing of Workshops

All workshops will meet from 9am - 4pm with an hour lunch break

Introduction to Cold Wax

January 28 - 31, 9am - 4pm

Be seduced by the richness and colors you can create using cold wax. Discover how to build up a textured and vibrant paint surface. Using tools such as squeegees, brayers, palette knives and other tools learn how to work in the moment and in layers. You will be able to incorporate this technique at home without needing any special equipment. This is a very direct and immediate way of painting and the focus of the class will be on discovery of various techniques and experimentation and risk taking during the creative process.

Abstract Possibilities

February 24 - 27, 9am - 4pm

What if you took chances? Do something different than you usually do, play with shapes, color, texture, layering, rhythm, pattern and composition. Learn to make deliberate changes. This workshop is for beginners as well as more experienced painters, work with acrylics or oil and cold wax. Figure out what is special about your way of working and build upon that.

Painting with Neutrals

March 24 - 27, 9am - 4pm

This workshop will focus on how to use neutral colors and quiet colors to make the more vibrant colors sing. Understand colors better by understanding hue, chroma and value and learn about the transparent and opaque nature of various colors. Learn to use colors in more deliberate manner concentrating on how you apply them in your painting. This workshop is for beginners as well as more experienced painters, work with acrylics or oil and cold wax.

Telling Your Story - Advanced Cold Wax

April 14 -17, 9am - 4pm

This workshop is for more experienced artists and requires submission of six images prior to signing up. Tell your own story through the power of color and by establishing a conversation in your painting. We will focus on how to edit and finish a painting and keep it fresh and alive. Prior to workshop each student will set goals with me in what they hope to accomplish and improve upon. One-on-one critiques as well as group discussions are an integral part of the workshop.

Workshop Fee: $400

Please pay a deposit of $200 through paypal to hold your spot! Space is limited! Class size is limited to 4 - 6 students. Second half of fee is due eight weeks before class.

Cancellation Policy:
If, for unforeseen circumstances, I need to cancel a workshop you will receive a FULL refund.  I cannot be responsible for airline tickets or any travel costs in the event of a cancellation. 

If your plans change, here are my policies:

If you cancel up to 30 days prior to the start of the workshop you will receive a refund of $200.

If you cancel 30 days or less prior to workshop I will not be able to give a refund, unless I can fill your spot with somebody else.

Workshop deposit

After receiving your deposit I will send you a supply list and a list of close by accommodations as well as directions to my studio. Please feel free to ask more questions if this is your first trip to Todos Santos.

Here is what past students had to say………

“I just completed an art class with Anne here in Maine.  I have studied with many instructors over the past 17 years and Anne is one of the best instructors I have had. The class included demo time, techniques, studying several artists and how we might apply other artists techniques and styles in own work.  It was an amazing class.”

“I didn’t properly thank you for your generous kind teachings these last six weeks. It seems you have stirred up in me a lost or hidden desire to create. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and passion. I feel so lucky. I had so much fun.”

”Thank you Anne for a wonderful four days. I’m energized to continue working on the series format. I’ve already changed the orange circles down to one and now have put it aside because I like one section but don’t know what do do with it to finish it. I hear you saying put it away and start something else. In a week or so I’ll look at it again.”

“I am very new to painting and am immensely grateful to Anne for her ability to coax creative responses from me while I wield paint and paintbrush. Anne has a gentle and supportive way of guiding her students toward creative accomplishments. She is a truly remarkable teacher!”


“Anne is a knowledgeable, supportive, experienced teacher, and artist. She is more than willing to share one to one time in class and critique any work that her students have done outside of class. She also asks her students to send in jpegs of their favorite artists so she can discuss them with the whole class. The basics of composition and color are also discussed. Class with Anne is always an artistic, learning experience.”

”Thank you for your generous spirit and energy! This class is one of the best things I have ever done for myself! Thank you, Anne!”