Kim English  June,  Cotopaxi

Mitch Baird  June, Cotopaxi

Don Demers, August, Cotopaxi

Lorenzo Chavez, September, Cotopaxi

Michael J Lynch, September, LaVeta



Matt Smith  June  Cotopaxi

Mitch Baird  August  Cotopaxi

Kim English  September  LaVeta

Michael 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













  • 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 venue 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. 


  • Nationally acclaimed instructors, that give it their all

  • Small enrollment (6-10) 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