looking for good workshops
I would like to find good art workshops and instruction in the western USA - plein air, landscape & figure. I work primarily in oils and sometimes watercolor. I do NOT want a "paint like me" or "how to paint a horse" sort of instruction. I want to be challenged beyond my own comfort zone and to improve my ability to make compelling art, with concentration on composition, design, originality, IDEA and valuable critique, with some suggestions on process as well. I have been frustrated by art instructors who do not know how to teach, but just know how to paint like themselves. If anyone has found such a workshop or art instructor as I am looking for, I'd love to hear a review. Thanks.
Art saves me.