Upcoming In-Person Workshops


Croatia workshop


I will be teaching a 7-day workshop in Croatia, 2-9 September 2017. We’ll paint on location around the many unique and beautiful sites of Poreč, a small picturesque Mediterranean town on the Istrian Peninsula in Croatia. The locations run the gamut from quaint villages, to fishing boats, from olive groves to the seaside. Working en plein air requires careful observation, getting down the big shapes, and quickly capturing the essence of the place.

We’ll also spend time in the large studio space preparing for outdoor work, and reviewing the day’s work, possibly with a glass of wine in hand! We can also spend time around the gardens of the beautiful Hotel Villa Gloria. Focus will be on developing your unique voice as well as the fundamentals of values, colours, composition, and mark-making and how everything comes together to create a successful painting. There will be demonstrations and plenty of one-on-one guidance.

And most of all, we’ll have fun!!

I know the organizer Mario for Pastel Workshops Croatia will take of everything!! For more information and to register, go to workshops.pastelnews.com.

I hope you’ll join me for a delectable experience!!




Yes, I’ll be teaching in Spain 30 April – 7 May 2018!!

The workshop is organized by French Escapades and from what I’ve heard and read, they do an amazing job to make sure you have the best time ever. Click here to read all about it. The cost covers my teaching, the accommodation, much of the food, and transportation to and from painting sites. I can’t wait!! There’s lots of time to plan for what I know will be an amazing experience!

I can hardly wait to lead a small group of students (min 7, max 12) in a workshop that will cover all the ins and outs of painting in pastels on location. It will be a workshop for all levels of experience. Read more about what I am offering on the French Escapades website.

NOTE: There’s an early bird rate if you book before 30 November 2017!

7 thoughts on “Upcoming In-Person Workshops

  1. Elliott West

    Hi Gail,
    I am interested in updates/info. Concerning your 2018 plein air France workshop. I am a relatively new follower of yours and just love what I’ve seen and learned thus far. Thank you for your willingness to share your abundant knowledge.
    Elliott West

  2. Chris Carter

    Hi Gail,

    I enjoy your work and website. As an old Guy I don’t do international travel any longer but
    I live in Comox on Vancouver island . Are you planning any workshops here on the Coast ?

    Chris Carter

    1. Gail Sibley

      Hi Chris,
      Good to hear from you and know you are enjoying my stuff 🙂
      I did just offer a workshop at Peninsula Gallery. The answer to your question is yes, I’d like to. Is there anyone else up your way who would be interested in a workshop? It would be great to offer a workshop in Nanaimo/Comox Valley region!


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