The legendary IAAA workshops are what it means to be an IAAA member.  These workshops can catapult newer artists into the mainstream of space art.  They are so much fun and are so pivotal in our careers that they are remembered fondly for the rest of our lives.  Workshops are the best thing about being a member of the IAAA!

Held usually once every year or two, IAAA workshops are truly amazing events. Like-minded space artists from all over the world gather in some exotic “planetary” location, chosen for their resemblance to other worldly formations and features.  Once there, we space artists explore, photograph, go places we generally aren’t supposed to go, paint, and talk “shop” with the only other people in the world that think the same way we do.  We live and work together for up to two weeks, learning from each other and feeding off each others’ creativity, exchanging ideas, clients, technique, and establishing lifelong friendships and professional bonds.  And we eat lots of orange food!

We have been having workshops since before the IAAA formally existed, in fact, the very idea for the IAAA itself was dreamed up at a gathering of space artists in 1981 (see our History for details).  Since that first event we have had over two dozen workshops, each as spectacular and wonderful as the last.  IAAA workshops are typically inexpensive, with the major expense being airfare to the destination.  You must be a member in good standing to participate.  Artist members receive preference in obtaining available workshop slots.  We guarantee this will be the most productive fun you will ever have!  Here is the list of places the IAAA has been.  Click on each link (where available) to see a report of what happened and some photos of where it happened.  Then make your plans to be at the next workshop to get in on all the fun!

Would you like to attend our next workshop?  Click here to apply for membership!