Dave Santillanes  May, Pueblo

George Strickland  June, Cotopaxi

Teresa Vito  July, Cordillera

Kim English   August, Cotopax

Randall Sexton August, Cotopaxi

Michelle Torrez,  Cordillera


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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












Dennis Perrin Materials List

Dennis Perrin Materials List



I recommend students come prepared to paint in oils with the materials they already find comfortable. They can then decide, after seeing my path, choose to use some or all of the materials I use.

Canvas:  I also suggest they have several smallish canvasses, 9 x 12, 11 x 14, no larger than 12 x 16.

I use Windsor Newton Artisian Water Soluble Oil Paints. However you may use regular oils

Paint Colors: Titanium White

                        Cadmium Yellow Light

                        Cadmium Red Medium

                        Cadmium Red Dark

                        Alizarin Crimson

                        Cerulean Blue

                        Ultramarine Blue

                        Cobalt Blue

                        Viridian Green

                        Ivory Black

Easel: French Easel or pochade box, palette, Turp container or water container.

Brushes: An array of brushes, flats (brights) and filberts, use what you prefer. I use Rosemary Brushes.  Rosemary carries a Dennis Perrin set you can look this up on-line www.rosemarybrushes.com

Medium: Odorless Mineral Spirits will be available for $10 for the week for those of you flying in.

Rags or Paper Towels