Susan Kathleen Black Foundation workshop. This weeklong event mixes informal lectures and demos with feasting and the great outdoor life. The all-inclusive fee for instruction, room, and food is only $775 for the whole week, an incredible deal. There are only about 150 spaces, and they're filling fast, with signups started just yesterday.
I'll also be one of the instructors at Illustration Master Class in June. This weeklong workshop takes place on the campus of Amherst College in Massachusetts and is geared to students, pros, and aspiring professionals in the fantasy art field. The faculty includes a roster of top artists, with special guests Brian and Wendy Froud. The signups are full, but you can get on the waitlist.
This coming April 24-27, I'll be one of the faculty at the Portrait Society Annual Conference in Washington, DC. I went last year as well as a speaker and a sketch-reporter. The portrait demos are fun to watch, and it's a great group for learning techniques and business strategies.
Hartford Art School in Connecticut for a lecture on April 16. They've got an excellent illustration department there, thanks to Dennis Nolan (right) and his colleagues, and this lecture is open to the public. I'll be doing a book signing afterward.
Finally, I want to mention the Voice of the Wilderness, a unique art adventure opportunity in Alaska. I haven't been directly involved, but some GurneyJourneyers have, and they say it's a life-changing opportunity to kayak and hike into the wilderness with a sketchbook. Signups must be postmarked February 19.