“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”
― Hans Christian Andersen

"Above all things, get abroad, see the sunlight and everything that is to be seen"

                                                   -John Singer Sargent
Madeline Island School of the Arts

I will return next April...sign up now!....April 20 to  24, 2020




Art and Soul Colorado Springs      May 28 to June 2, 2019 

                                                           sold out

New Venue! 
Shake Rag Alley
Mineral Point, Wisconsin  
June 13 -16, 2019
See my workshops here......


Art Unraveled
July 30 to August 6
Phoenix, Arizona

Natural Curiosities Journaling

Not So Still Life

Woven Stitch Collagraph Book

Baja Rancho Art  Retreat 
September 12 - 15 2019
I'm returning in September for a special retreat focusing on the native plants in the Rancho Bellota Canyon. We will have the opportunity to examine and draw the plants with the help of a botanist who will join us for the weekend. This will be a grand opportunity for you to explore the native habitat along with horseback riding, relaxing in the pool, Margaritas brought to you while painting on location, wine tastings at 2 wineries in the beautiful Guadalupe Valley, candlelight dinners....sign up here

  save the date! Sign up soon! This sells out each year.....April 30 to May 3 2020
Baja Mexico 

Painting on location, horseback riding, hiking, wine tasting, margaritas, yummy home cooked meals, cosy cabins, transportation from the border....need I say more? 
This is an all inclusive retreat in beautiful Guadalupe Valley in Baja, Mexico. 

The 2,800 acre ranch sits in an oak lined valley just north of Baja’s scenic “Ruta del Vino” between Tecate and Ensenada, approximately 1½ hours south of the border.

It is a working ranch, as you would have found in Baja California over 100 years ago. Oaks and sycamore trees, seasonal creeks and springs, rugged hillsides, boulders and local wineries provide inspiration for painting, sketching, and photography.


Queen's Ink 
September 20, 21, 22

Natural Curiosities Journaling 

WaterColor Block Prints

Woven Stitch Collagraph Book

November 9 and 10


I'll return to La Cascade in Southern France with Lynn Leahy for our retreat! May 12 to 19, 2020 
 our retreat Sold Out in 2019 so mark the dates! 


Tesoro del Corazon  

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
 October to November... SOLD OUT
We will open registration late February 2019. This workshop sells out very quickly. If you are interested please email Leslie  to sign up for updates or to be put on the waitlist. 


Pamela Gemin said...

Hello, Helen! Will not be able to do Mexico this year, but I see you'll be in PHX for Art Unraveled, so I will probably catch you there!
xx, Pam Gemin

Helen said...

Hi Pamela! I just updated my Art Unraveled classes! Hope to see you in one or more of my classes!