Kim English  June,  Cotopaxi

Mitch Baird  June, Cotopaxi

Don Demers, August, Cotopaxi

Lorenzo Chavez, September, Cotopaxi

Michael J 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












Howard Friedland

Art In the Aspens Workshops

Howard Friedland  2017  


Sharpening your Fundamental Plein Air Landscape Painting Skills  

August 13-18 Arrive Sunday, depart Friday AM  
Eden West Ranch, Cotopaxi, CO  All inclusive

Premium workshop: 6-8 student maximum with all the perks. 

All levels but must have some outdoor and studio painting experience.


Workshop Description

There are many useful analogies to making a painting that I find helpful.I would like you to consider how a house is built! First, we have to plot where we want to place the house on the property.(What are the best views etc.?)Next, we need a good layout and design for the house.Then we will need sound foundation and construction.We want quality workmanship.Lastly, we can pay attention to detail and decoration.If we approach it the other way around,we can’t be sure the foundation will hold up over time.

In this class, we will develop the skills to be able to accurately see and implement the concepts that will go a long way towards allowing you to communicate your vision in paint.


$2,395  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. 


Mineral spirits available for $10 for the duration of the class.







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