Welcome to this website, covering my plein air workshops.  Class size is limited to allow for personal assistance where needed.  The focus is on the art of picture making, composition and design, applicable in any medium. Demonstrations are in watercolor, while participants using acrylics are welcome.  At foreign locations, the emphasis remains the same, while sketchbook journaling is also encouraged.  Take a look at what is offered and if you have any questions, simply touch the
“Ask Tony” button.  

Come join the fun!   Tony van Hasselt, A.W.S.

July 30 to August 3, 2018

MAINE’S HISTORIC BELFAST

Belfast, Maine

Belfast is a quirky, diverse and fun city at the head of Penobscot Bay, with both river and ocean vistas. It is a busy harbor with tugboats waiting along the quay, working boats and pleasure craft plying the water . . . Read more

September 10 to September 14, 2018

TREASURES OF COASTAL MAINE

Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Since it is “home base” for me, this painting workshop is the result of often-asked questions such as “Why don’t you have a workshop right here?” and “Why would you ever want to leave this place?” You asked . . . Read more


September 25 to October 5, 2018

PAINT THE TUSCAN LANDSCAPE

Tuscany, Italy

Join me on an exciting return, to sketch and paint in Tuscany, as Cicely and Bob lead us to some of the loveliest hilltop villages, surrounded by gently undulating vineyards and farmland. Read more

March 18 to March 22, 2019

VICTORIAN FUN IN FERNANDINA

Amelia Island, Florida

This painting workshop is held in a charming town just north of Jacksonville on beautiful Amelia Island, which is truly an artist's paradise. Discover the reason why this island... Read more