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










Kim Mackey

Art In the Aspens Workshops

Kim Mackey  2017  


Painting Landscape Plein Air   


October 9-11  Monday-Wednesday  

Pueblo, CO  non inclusive


"The Art Of Painting Outdoors"


Develop your imagination and technique, focused on the academic principles of color, design, value and draftsmanship. We will be working directly on location outdoors. With a different location each day students will be able to enjoy painting a variety of subject matter.   Receive individual instruction as you really learn to "see" what you paint.  There will be demonstrations and class critique.  Students will be exposed to painters such as Lougheed, Jacob, Payne and Dixon.

This is a great time of year in Pueblo nice temperatures usually in the 70's.

Bring your own lunch or for $10 a day lunch will be provided on location..


Kim Mackey is considered by critics to be one of the best wetern artists working today.  The Denver Post has called him, "A master of this genre".  Educated at the Colorado Institute of Art, his early career as an illustrator paved the way to his present stature as an eagerly sought after painter. Kim's work is included in many important public colllections as well as private collections throughout the country.


Mineral Spirits will be available for $10 for the duration of the workshop


$355  Lodging and meals not included

Snacks, soda and bottled water included 

Lodging has been arranged at the Rusted Poppy Inn and the Springfield Suites Marriott

(See the locations tab below)



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