Our Facilitators:

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Your hosts,
Robert Masla &
Monica Levine

Robert Burridge

Rip Caswell

Sterling Edwards

Donna Estabrooks

Tony van Hasselt

Karlyn Holman

Caroline Jasper

Tom Jones

Kristi Johnston
Amy Antonellis
Andrea Kukula

Peter Kitchel

Steve Leicach
Tony Vacca

Jane Lund

Tom Lynch

John MacDonald

Richard Masla

Marisa Michelson
Shannon Algeo

Stan Miller

Liz Nania

Tammy Nelson
D'Arcy Swanson

Gina Ogden
Tina Nevin

Morgan Samuel Price

Alan Soffer &
Libbie Soffer

Lian Zhen

Sterling Edwards returns to the Casa for the 4th time for another Wonderful Watercolor Workshop In Paradise!

February 21 - 28, 2015

Sterling Edwards, "Orange Jewels At The Boca", watercolor demo at the Casa

Sterlings workshop in 2012 and 2013 were fantastic and we look forward to his return in 2014! Participants from the recent 2013 workshop have already begun to place deposits for 2014 - sign up now, (scroll to the bottom) -while there is still space - don't be disappointed!

"For a focused art experience in a beautiful setting with a spacious studio and fantastic views - this is the place. Warm, friendly, supportive hosts, good food and fun guaranteed - a 10!
Sterling is Great! Shares all his knowledge and experience in a warm and supportive manner. Bob, I truly appreciated your comments, critiques and suggestions, always presented in a way that supported Sterling." - Loisanne, Tucson, AZ

Interview with a participant Iko and non-participant husband, Mike, from Sterling's 2013 workshop at the Casa.
They are both signed up as participants for the 2014 workshop!

Below are some images from Sterlings workshop at the Casa in 2012, as well as some demos he did along with participant interviews. We will be adding some from the Feb. 2013 workshop soon!

Bob Masla and Sterling Edwards at the zocalo in the mountain town of El Tuito displaying the plein air demo that Sterling had just completed. To see this demo, scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Short interview with 2 participants from Sterling's 2012 workshop at the Casa.

Sterling Edwards - "Night Rythms in the Boca", watercolor on paper

Part 3 of Sterlings' Demo "Painting a Composition using a Zoom Finder"

Renown watercolor artist Sterling Edwards demos

"Dear Bob, Monica and Aiyana,

It is time to finally thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a wonderful, unexcelled experience of life in your beautiful Casa and its gorgeous setting. I loved every moment of it. Sterling's instructions, his great ability as an artist, and his unstinting giving of his artistic techniques added an extra dimension to the totality.

The outings were frosting on the cake, beautifully planned and executed. The casualty of it all added immensely to the charm of being in a beautiful wonderland. I loved the locality of your Casa - the privateness and yet the visibility to the village, river beach and ocean - really a very, very special place you have there and you fully deserve having it!!!

Stan Fisher has been so generous with sending and sharing his great photos that now it does not matter that my camera did not function.  He took so many of the shots I would have taken also.

Your nice and gracious employees will always have a special place in my heart. They prepared such pretty and succulent meals lacking nothing - which, also is part and parcel of your generosity. Outside of their care, I liked the dinners on the beach most of all. Could have eaten there every night!

Bob, I'm still amazed at the virtuosity of your paintings and your artistic abilities seem to have no end. It would have been a treat to also have had you as an instructor. Maybe some other time, if my strength permits me to return. I also love your gentle nature and sensitivity to people and your surroundings. You were just the person I had seen in my mind's eye from our phone conversation and your web pages. No wonder you and Monica have such an outstanding daughter. I'm sure the other two offsprings turned out as well as she in their own way! When I see young people like Aiyana, I have hope for this world!

Monica, I missed you! I loved the singing birds in the morning and the village sounds and happy music, the early fish-boats starting out - none of it was too much. They were all local life experiences, so natural and welcome to hear. Your decorations of the rooms and throughout the Casa are so warm, so thoughtful, in such good taste - I felt your presence everywhere and thought I knew you from way back when?

Well, you Dear Ones, I thank you all so very much and hope that I shall see you at least one more time - wishing you continued success and the best of health!

With all my heart I greet you lovingly,

Friederike" - (Canada)

Imagine the best art workshop vacation of your life: Painting in a charming fishing village and other exotic locals along the gorgeous Pacific coast of Mexico, with inspirational workshop leader Sterling Edwards! Immerse yourself in the joys of authentic Mexican village life at one of the most beautiful and arts oriented locales in Latin America, Casa de los Artistas, in the serene village of Boca de Tomatlan, 10 miles south of Puerto Vallarta.

Sterling Edwards - "Crashing"

Sterling Edwards - "Colomitos" - Sterlings eidetic, (from minds eye memory) painting of Colomitos Cove done in the Casa studio after returning from our boat trip and wonderful picnic at Colomitos

There will be demonstrations and organized lessons every day as well as individual and group critiques during this all inclusive week long workshop. Sterling Edwards shares his unique techniques and years of painting experience in his warm and personal teaching style. The result is a wealth of information presented to the participants along with practical time for each artist to paint under Sterling's tutelage. There will be time spent in the Casa's magnificent open air studio with sweeping views of the ocean, river and quaint village of Boca de Tomatlan, as well as time spent painting on location in plein air. Sterling's workshops are always fun, educational, inspiring, and eye opening.

In this quick demo in the Casa studio Sterling was explaining the process and techniques he uses for creating a Southwest Sunset. It was produced by our intern/partial scholarship recipient from that winter, Lori Boast from Canada. If anyone is interested, or knows someone that would be, we are interviewing for next winters intern/partial scholarship recipients, (2). Please contact us, thanks.

You'll learn how to go outside of your comfort zone to create paintings that are looser, more colorful, and dynamic. You'll also learn how to paint with large brushes, save white paper, paint rich and luminous darks, create negative shapes, and much, much more. This is one workshop that you won't want to miss. If you're ready to spend a week relaxing in the tropics, learning how to take your painting to the next level, and having fun all the while, then this is the workshop for you. See for yourself why Sterling Edwards' watercolor workshops are always so popular.

Sterling Edwards - "In the Backyard",watercolor on Fabriano cold press paper

"If you want a great cultural and educational experience - Come to the Casa. Sterlings instruction is excellent and clear. No one could surpass Sterling and Bob. The Casa Experience is Valuable, Cultural, Delicious - Worth it!" - P.S., Moore, OK - (return participant in Sterling Edwards Workshops, 2012 and 2013)

You can reserve your place with a $500. credit card deposit, (no surcharge) or pay in full (surcharge applies)

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"Travel out of the U.S. to a magical unspoiled location to be spoiled by outstanding facilities, instruction and staff! Bob and Monica have set the quality bar very high - a 10+!

- So Who am I? Answer- An educated, successful business owner, who has traveled to many places around the globe reaching the young age of 75. I am looking for something to do that is personally satisfying, with a challenge, that I can learn to do at a level of my acceptable achievement.
I found Sterling Edwards on a search of the web and loved the free spirit of his work, wonderful use of color and great expression of the visual world around me each day of my life. That search lead me to the Casa de los Artistas, Robert, (Bob), Masla and Monica Levine in Boca de Tomatlan - an unspoiled world 12 miles from Puerto Vallarta. They have created a learning environment in a studio and Casa that allowed me to relax in a stress free setting and try my hand doing something new in the arts. My expectations where exceeded at every level. I know "every day is a gift", which in-fact happened each day with Bob and Sterling at the Casa." - Stan Fisher, Calif.

Sterling Edwards - "In Argentina"

Sterling Edwards, "Bold and Beautiful"

Sterling Edwards - "Beads and Feathers"

During the 2012 workshop week that Sterling Edwards did at Casa de los Artistas we took an excursion to the "Ranchero" Mt. town of El Tuito about 35 minutes from the Casa. Here Sterling did a plein air watercolor demo in the quaint town square. This is part one - "The Sketch". The rest of the demo will be posted soon.

If you would like to read more testimonials from participants at Sterlings workshops at the Casa, and see more video, click on Sterlings Photo in the row to the left or click here:
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To learn more about Sterling Edwards
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