A special thanks to all of the extraordinary artists that I have had the good fortune to meet in the workshops over the years. It is a fantastic journey and I am grateful! - Marty Brens

Since 1990, we've been offering fine art instruction through plein air and studio workshops in a variety of locations. Artists may choose an all-inclusive package in a Premium workshop retreat; or a workshop in which the participants are responsible for their own lodging and meals.

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2017 Instructors 

Teresa Vito  January 28-29

Kim Mackey  March 11-12

Gregg Kreutz   April 23-28

Kim English  May 7-12

George Strickland  May 28-June 2

Michael Lynch  June 18-23

Howard Friedland  August 13-18

Dave Santillanes September


Kim English

more to come plus on-line instruction










All inclusive workshops / Meet the chefs

Art In the Aspens Workshops

Rustingram Catering

Click on Meet the Chefs for pictures of the great food.

Michael Ingram and Steve Rust have been preparing all of our delicious meals at Red Rock Ranch for 10 years now. They both have a true passion for creating savory dishes that are a work of art. Everything is made with fresh ingredients and they take great pride in delightful light and healthy fare. During the day while we working painting outside it is not unusual to smell the aroma of homemade pastries and deserts baking in the kitchen.

Their meals offer a delightful variety of different cuisines and flavors, and are made with culinary excellence down to the last detail

They are able to accommodate any special dietary needs; and are known to have some students hanging out sharing their recipes in the kitchen while they work.

Many times when repeat students enroll they ask “Are Michael and Steve preparing the meals?


This is a real testament to the memorable experience they create in the kitchen.

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