About

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

2018

Kim English

more to come plus on-line instruction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perks

  • Helpful Options
  •  Lunch provided on-site at outdoor painting locations that are not all-inclusive,    (Optional) 
  • Ship your painting materials in advance and save on airline baggage charges.  They will be at the Rusted Poppy when you arrive 
  • Shuttle service is available to the all inclusive locations for a small charge, or we will help you arrange a car-pool share with another willing student that is flying in.  
  • Gift certificates available for any dollar amount applied to a workshop.
  • Budget plan:  Make a deposit to hold your spot in a class, and then make easy monthly payments on the balance.  When the date for the workshop arrives you are set to go.
  • We are happy to offer guidance to help you select the best workshop to fit your needs as a painter. 

 AT THE All INCLUSIVE LOCATIONS

  • Nationally acclaimed instructors, that give it their all

  • Small enrollment (6-8) students

  • Scenic painting locations with a variety of subject matter

  • Easy access to painting locations

  • Non-intimidating environment conducive to quality learning
  • Three delicious meals daily prepared by on-site chefs

  • Special dietary needs accommodated

  • Private rooms with comfy beds

  • Kick back after class with happy hour appetizers

  • Massage available in the evening