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.
Michael J Lynch April 17-22
Joe Anna Arnett May 8-13
Kim English May 22-26
George Strickland June 12-17
Cheryl St John August 15-18
Jeff Legg August 28-September 2
Kim Mackey September 5-8
Randall Sexton September 18-23
Michelle Torrez October 2-7
Don Hamilton October 17-20
Roger Dale Brown (TBA)
Randall Sexton 2016
The Joy of Painting Plein Air
Oil / Pastel / Acrylic
September 18-23 2016 Arrival Sunday Depart Friday am
Rusted Poppy Inn Pueblo, CO all inclusive
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.
Lower cost option: Participants may choose the option of staying in our lovely Casita one block from the Inn, (walking distance) or at the Springhill Suites (one mile away.) All meals and after class appetizers still included at the Inn. See costs at the bottom of the page.
Join Randall Sexton as he shares his own technique and joy of painting on location, en plein air. While the fundamentals of painting en plein air will be reviewed, demonstrated, and discussed, the class is designed to encourage the experienced artist to stretch their own boundaries, in an effort be “in the moment” in any location. “One on One” Randall excels in individual critiques and assistance as he guides students to higher ground. Primarily an oil painter, Randall is open to other mediums in the class. Students of all levels are welcome.