Vacation Workshops

Learn new skills, make new friends and become immersed in a local culture during a Studio 56 in-person Vacation Workshop. Our painting and drawing workshops are taught by talented English-speaking instructors in some of the most beautiful locations in the world. Workshops are limited to 10-15 participants allowing for individual instruction from the teacher. For more information, click the image below.



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Teach a Studio 56 Travel Workshop

Become a Studio 56 travel workshop teacher! Our instructors are experienced art teachers who love to teach art, meet new people, travel and have a large following of current and past students. For more information email


    I attended the Studio 56 urban sketching workshop in Vienna. Even though I am a beginner, I learned heaps and loved the experience. Oliver was a fabulous instructor. Keep up the good work.--Dr. Lorna Earl




    Oliver Hoeller has a unique approach to teaching and drawing, his workshop in Vienna not only showed me many impressive and beautiful areas of city but also a great variety of strategies, techniques and approaches towards sketching. His teaching style is always hands on and incorporates individual tips and tricks as well. Also his good handouts are a valuable resource after the end of the workshop I can refer back to.--Carsten Fischer

    Vienna is such a vibrant city with so much to see and experience! Meeting and having other artists to share in the excitement made it so rewarding. Visiting the galleries, markets, and highlighting these Viennese locations with precise organization allowed us to maximize all in a short period of time. Oliver’s knowledge and artistic talent was given freely with a kind, patient approach encouraging us all. I’m sure we all came away with renewed artistic inspiration, as well as new friendships and fond memories. -- Linda Bester

    It was a pleasure for me to sketch with you, Brenda. It was an unforgettable workshop! It is a pleasure to recommend Brenda Murrey's workshop in New Orleans, which I was happy to do last November. The whole week period, from Monday to Sunday, was very well organized in every respect - accommodation, special activities with the group and local people, and obviously the thematic sketching workshops. In a word or two, everything run as planned and informed to all participants, and the results were well above my expectations. Ian Fennelly is an excellent artist and a lovely person, and each day he explored different steps involved in his tecniques such as composition, sense of space, light and shadow, color, texture etc. All this occurred in a very friendly and respectful climate, so that I left New Orleans with a great feeling that I did the right choice. I would not hesitate to strongly recommend Studio 56 Workshops to whoever wishes to put together a traveling, painting and making friends experience--Valeria Salgueiro

    I highly recommend a sketch holiday through Studio 56. From interesting places to sketch to passionate fellow participants; from generous instructors to small groups, it’s a trip filled with great memories! --Della Stroobosscher




    Can't think of any way to improve an excellent experience. --Louisa Schofield




    My first Studio 56 urban sketching vacation experience was positive. I thoroughly enjoyed the 5-day workshop in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. Santi Sallés was a fun, engaging teacher who was passionate about capturing everything he saw, did, and ate in "fresh" way that prioritized emotion over perfection. I got first hand experience with a good mix of techniques, guidance on an ideal travel palette, specific pointers and an approach to drawing nature. The small group allowed the teacher to dedicate a lot of individual attention to every sketcher and my fellow course mates were encouraging, helpful, and talented so I could also learn from observing their work and how they worked. The mix of travel days and sketching around town was a perfect ratio. Without reservation I would recommend a Studio 56 sketching vacation to any urban sketchers seeking adventure and learning opportunities, and I would definitely consider attending a future Studio 56 workshop vacation.--Steve Muench