Escape to The Villages...

... creative art workshops for an artistic retreat.

Please Note: For more information about registering for the Workshops please contact Beverly Hennessy at BBaug97@aol.com or call 352-753-1383.

In conjunction with The Villages Lifelong Learning College, we present a roster of nationally known professional art instructors. We endeavor to find an exciting slate of teachers with experience in a variety of subjects. For a sneak preview of each instructor’s paintings, Google their website and enjoy viewing their work.

Our workshops offer learning experiences structured to reach each student at their present level and help them build skills they can apply to their future paintings. As an art student in our workshops, you have the opportunity to focus on your creativity and get to know other like-minded people in a relaxed atmosphere.


** Having a fun time with Jeanne's workshop! **

The Class Rooms: Each student is provided with their own 6’ table. A mirrored demonstration area allows for a personal perfect view of the instructor’s demonstration. Typically, instructors demonstrate and lecture in the morning followed by a student practice session. Fresh coffee is provided onsite and lunch can be purchased and one of the many outstanding restaurants in the area. After lunch, the instructor may demonstrate again and the student can practice and create until the end of each day.

Supplies:  Locally - DK Supply will have most all of the supplies needed for the workshops. DK Supply and Custom Framing as at 9910 U. S. Hwy 441 in nearby Leesburg, FL. Just call Dennis and he can help you. (352) 326-9555
Bradenton FL - Keeton's Office and Art Supply: www.keetonsonline.com
1 - 800 833-4735
Online - You can also order supplies from www.cheapjoes.com

Getting Here: The Villages is located in Florida, between Leesburg and Ocala, approximately one hour from Orlando. There are a variety of ways to get to The Villages from the Orlando Airport:

  • You can rent a car at the airport.
  • The Villages offers a shuttle from the Orlando airport to Lake Sumter Landing for $35, or for an extra $10 to a Villages residence or hotel.
    For details call: 352-259-9398, or toll-free: 1-877-255-8756.

Where to Stay: For reasonable accommodations you can contact the TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Spanish Springs Town Square, 1141 Alonzo Ave, on 352-753-8686. The artists room rate of $79 includes extended continental breakfast.

Reservations should be made by calling TownsPlace Suites by Marriott directly at 352-753-8686. When making reservations, the caller will need to Identify their affiliation with "Art Workshops in the Villages" to receive the special preferred rate of $79.00 plus tax.

Do not call Marriott central reservation line.


TownePlace Suites is within walking distance of the workshop room which is located at 974 Del Mar. Also, you will find restaurants, movies, and shopping within one block of the hotel. The nearby Spanish Springs Town Square provides entertainment and dancing every night.

Check us out at www.thevillages.com

Location for Art Workshops in The Villages

Fall Workshops Are Here!

See the "Fall Workshops" page for details.

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News for 2015!

Here is a sneak peek of workshops already planned for the Winter Schedule.

  • Karlyn Holman - Watercolor
  • Ruth Paul - Color Pencil
  • John Salminen - Watercolor Abstract
  • "Cheap Joe" Joe Miller - Watercolor
  • Sterling Edwards - Watercolor
  • Kathie George - Batik
  • Karen Knutson - Watercolor
  • Janet King - Watercolor
  • Brenda Swenson - Watercolor
  • Jamie Cardero - Watercolor
  • Sharon Wilson - Watercolor Abstract
  • Gerald Brommer - Watercolor

We are working with other artists to fill our dates, so check our "Winter Workshops" page for details and updates. You can also hear about our updates in the Brush Strokes Newsletter.

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If you have any questions or would like to register for a workshop,
contact Beverly Hennessy
352-753-1383
email: bbaug97@aol.com

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