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

Michelle Torrez  October 8-13











The studio in the dome

Art In the Aspens Workshops

We now have a great new indoor space for the workshops.  It is 1,700 sq ft with two baths and a small kitchen. Newly renovated, it is the upper level of a geodesic dome. An open space with skylights, the space is filled with glorious light and atmosphere. One block from the Rusted Poppy Inn where you will be staying, makes it an easy short walk back and forth to and from the Inn.  Should the weather not cooperate we now have a wonderful spot to paint indoors.  This year we will be hosting more studio workshops, stillife and figure with models, and of course our plein air classes.

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