Kim English  June,  Cotopaxi

Mitch Baird  June, Cotopaxi

Don Demers, August, Cotopaxi

Lorenzo Chavez, September, Cotopaxi

Michael J Lynch, September, LaVeta

Teresa Vito, October, Pueblo


Matt Smith  June  Cotopaxi

Mitch Baird  August  Cotopaxi

Kim English  September  LaVeta

Michael Lynch September  LaVeta






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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.


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












Don Demers

Art In the Aspens Workshops

Don Demers  2019

Seeing and Interpreting the Landscape


August 4-9 2019  Arrive Sunday, Depart Friday AM  

Eden West Ranch, Cotopaxi, CO  All inclusive


Premium workshop: 8-10 student maximum with all the perks. 


All levels but must have some outdoor painting experience.


First we must learn to see the land and then portray it through an artistic understanding of it. Through a series of exercises from developing a concept and quickly creating some thumbnail compositions, all the way through to painting techniques that will help us to create the idea that we have in the first place. In other words we will examine how to construct a landscape painting.

This course is aimed at intermediate and advanced painters that have spent some time painting outdoors on location. Students may choose to paint extended hours in order to accomplish our goals and have good painting time. Prepare to work hard and also enjoy and have fun with the process.

 • Oil 

• Intructor demonstrations 

• Inividual attention and help with problem solving 


$2395 This price includes:  All-inclusiveprivate 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.



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