Artists and instructors love the combination of Learning and Travel. We make art, but we also embrace another ethos. 
We see, our personal visions expand as we immerse ourselves in the beauty and wisdom another culture. 
When we make art with students from other points on the globe our  perspectives open up and new friendships grow.

Travel, Learn, Create, Collaborate - with CMA to In 2018! 

New Zealand - 2018

February 11—15 
Artist-Instructor: Pamela Caughey
Takapuna is the unofficial ‘capital’ of Auckland’s North Shore. Northland is finger-shaped spit of land with white sand beaches on the east and to the west, a mere hour's drive, are the black sand beaches of the western shore. The town of Takapuna offers a huge range of cafés and restaurants as well as specialty shops and boutiques along Hurstmere Road, leading to Takapuna’s lovely white-sand beach. A short walk from the beach is the beautiful Lake Pupuke. This lake is a volcanic crater noted for its dark purple water and is a favorite spot for rowing, sailing and canoeing. Takapuna Art Supply is within walking distance of all these features.

Pamela Caughey's
 workshop is for artists working with or desiring to work with cold wax medium and oils. Whether you have a basic understanding of how to create texture and layers in this medium, or want to learn the fundaments, Pamela Caughey will help you to explore the next step - how to create a powerful composition using   dynamic color and powerful design. Each student will be encouraged to express their personal voice through a better understanding of what they love most in their art. (read more)

  Durfort, France - 2018

September 11—18 
Artist-Instructor: Lisa Pressman
In Southern France, close to Toulouse, Durfort is the entrance to the Black Mountain. It is nicknamed Cité du Cuivre (the copper city), for the prosperous copper artisan trade that exists there, in addition to artisan trades in leather, glass, basket-making and jewelry. 
Durfort is home to Musée du Cuivre (the copper museum), established in 1986, to document five centuries of the local copper craft. (read more)

Lisa Pressman has envisioned this workshop to guide us into focusing on ways to use traveling as the source of sensory information that will get translated into artmaking. Cameras or I-phones, sketchbooks and assignments focusing on specific art fundamentals will shape our France experience.   (read more)