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


Kim English

more to come plus on-line instruction










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