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


Kevin Macpherson   May LaVeta

Matt Smith  June Cotopaxi

Kim English  September LaVeta

Michael Lynch September LaVeta

more to come!




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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












Mitch Baird Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor

Art In the Aspens Workshops

Mitch Baird  2019 


Learning to "See Is Key"

4 Day 5 night Plein Air Workshop

Oil / Acyrlic/Watercolor

June 23-28  2019  Sunday-Friday all-inclusive

Eden West Ranch, Cotopaxi, CO


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


What does the act of ‘seeing’ mean for an artist?   Find the answer by joining Mitch Baird for a lively plein air painting experience capturing the beautiful Colorado landscape. This workshop will explore the specifics of learning to ‘see’ the subject and as an artist, interpreting the visual elements, and executing it all onto canvas.  We will discuss the way the optics of the eye work as well as seeing light, form, atmosphere and space.  The fundamental principles of painting – composition, drawing, value, color, and edges will be stressed as well as building a strong design from the elements of nature. Students will sharpen their focus by pushing for simplification of form, shape, and the larger masses.  Each day we will begin with a demo covering the principles mentioned above followed by a fun day of individual instruction for each student as they work in the afternoon. This workshop is for all skill levels and individual attention will be a high priority as well as laughs and a lot of enthusiasm!

All skill levels

Mediums: Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolor. (Demo’s will be done in Oil)


$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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