Tony Van Hasselt
We eagerly anticipate Tony’s return for his 5th trip to the Casa.
February 22 – 29, 2020
We are honored to have master watercolor plein air painter and veteran international watercolor instructor Tony Van Hasselt make the Casa his Annual Tropical Escapaint.
Tony is one of the first art workshop pioneers starting “Painting Holidays”, an international workshop agency in 1963. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society and has won numerous awards.
Tony demos a plein air painting on the beach in front of the Casa – See more of Tony’s demos by scrolling down and also on his Workshop page, a link is at the bottom of this page.
His work has been featured in magazines such as Southwest Art, American Artist, and Australian Artist and on the covers of The Artists Magazine and Watercolor Magic as well as eight art instruction books. Tony first authored A Studio Visit, followed by Outdoor Watercolor Workshop, (Watson- Guptill). He has co-authored The Watercolor Fix It Book and Painting with the White of your Paper, (North Light) with Judi Wagner. He is a regular contributor to Watercolor Magic, The Artists Magazine and the Dutch Magazine Palet en Tekenstift.
…I suppose that most of us are home again, and I just wanted to tell you how much I loved this experience and meeting you all. I am sorry that I could not say good bye to some of you in person, or maybe it was only Mary Ellen. Well, Mary Ellen, thank you so much for all what we talked and shared.
Bob: As Fred asked me: “Is this your first trip ti Mexico?” when he saw me so exited discovering my own country and taking pictures of every thing. I loved all of what you gave us, the sights, the food, all the warm and friendship, the raicilla! Thank you very much!
Tony: I cannot tell you how much I learned from you, and I will develop my skills in the future, Certainly will love to take more workshops with you.
Thank you! To all of you: I miss you and wish the best for your lives. God bless you all!
-Jorge Odriozola, Monterey, MX”
After a day out painting at exotic locations, Tony and participants return to the Casa’s magnificent open air studio. In the studio, Tony talks on various painting principles, demos techniques and offers constructive feed back on participants work through suggested cropping and by painting on wet media acetate placed over the participants painting. This video was recorded during last years workshop at the Casa, when Tony used creative cropping to create a 2fer – 2 paintings out of 1.
“If you are looking for an authentic experience among friendly, helpful people with abundant painting opportunities, this is the place. Tony is a great teacher with an abundance of knowledge and skill. A good people person… I enjoyed the Casa Experience immensely. – Barbara Fudurich, PA