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.
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
Michelle Torrez October 8-13
Capturing the Atmosphere
4-Day Plein Air
Oil / Acyrlic
September 3-8 Sunday-Friday all-inclusive
4 day workshop 5 night stay
Eden Ranch, Cotopaxi, CO
Premium workshop: 6-8 student maximum with all the perks. All-inclusive, private room, three meals daily, appetizers after class, and wine or beer with happy hour and with dinner. Chefs Michael and Steve from Rustingram Catering will be preparing all of our meals as well as appetizers at the close of class. We can accommodate any dietary issues you may have. Massage option in the evenings.
This 4-day workshop is for all levels. All 4 days we’ll focus on painting outdoors. Artists will learn to quickly gather the necessary visual information needed to complete a painting in the field. Learning how to simplify a landscape and interpret color relationships will be a primary focus of this workshop but other fundamental concepts will also be discussed including the importance of values, shapes and edges.
Artists will learn to analyze the information they gather in the field interpreting color and value relationships in order to create depth in a landscape painting. Many outdoor painting principles will be discussed - including how to design a landscape, and the importance of values, shapes and edges.
There will be a slide presentation, demonstrations, and lots of one-on-one instruction.
Mineral Spirits will be available for $10 for the duration of the class
$2395 This price includes: All-inclusive; private room, three meals daily, appetizers after class, and wine or beer with happy hour and with dinner. Chefs Michael and Steve from Rustingram Catering will be preparing all of our meals as well as appetizers at the close of class each day. We can accommodate any dietary issues you may have. Massage option in the evenings. Price does not include lodging tax and food tax.