Dave Santillanes  May, Pueblo

George Strickland  June, Cotopaxi

Teresa Vito  July, Cordillera

Kim English   August, Cotopax

Randall Sexton August, Cotopaxi

Michelle Torrez, Cordillera


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












Teresa Vito Oil/Acrylic/Pastel

Art In the Aspens Workshops

Teresa Vito 2018  


The Ultimate Still Life Workshop  

July 23-26 2018  Cordillera near Vail  Monday-Thursday  
In Studio in Cordillera near Vail, CO students are responsible for their own lodging and meals.


This workshop includes a wine and appetizer meet and greet on Sunday the day prior to the beginning of the workshop with a small exhibit of Teresa's work.  Students have this opportunity to meet each other as well as the instructor. It will be held at the lovely home of Ted and Mary Grace Eubank in Cordillera. A map will be sent to you upon registration. This is optional.


From Start To Finish

Still –life is a great way to learn how to paint better no matter what your subject is, including landscape and figure.  Still-life doesn’t move or need a model break when you are on a roll painting. They are also a great excuse to paint with bright, fun colors which fruit and flowers exhibit.

Learn the best way to set up a still-life to create a dynamic composition, this is very important in a successful painting.  The first day we will start with a simple set up of just a few objects, which will help you to see just the big shapes that create the design. We will practice with a monochromatic palette, painting numerous quick sketches, experimenting with different backgrounds and lighting.  This exercise will help you to understand how these things affect your finished painting.

We will graduate to full color, and you will learn to see the temperature changes in colors and to work with hard and soft edges which help to make your painting interesting.

The last two days will be spent on a larger canvas with a more complicated composition.  Hopefully you will go home with a finished painting!


Teresa Vito is an enthusiastic, fun and knowledgeable teacher who has been a full time oil painter since 1992


$705  Lodging and meals not included

Snacks, soda and bottled water included at the studio (lunch provided optional $10)

Lodging options in Cordillera: River Walk Suites, for more options in the area (see the locations tab below)

A shuttle is available from the Eagle/Vail airport  to the River Walk Suites and to the studio for an additional fee.  Ask Marty: 719 545-2795










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