Kim English  June,  Cotopaxi

Mitch Baird  June, Cotopaxi

Don Demers, August, Cotopaxi

Lorenzo Chavez, September, Cotopaxi

Michael J Lynch, September, LaVeta

Teresa Vito, October, Pueblo




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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












George Strickland materials list


Materials List

Extensive Palette List:

(This is an optional list of colors, more than you will probably need)


Cadmium Lemon Yellow

Cadmium Yellow

Cadmium Orange

Cadmium Red

Alizarin Crimson

Ultramarine Blue

Cobalt Blue

Thalo Blue, Cerulean Blue, or Viridian

Sap Green

Burnt Sienna

Ivory Black

Titanium White


Limited Palette List:

(This is the bare minimum you need)

Cadmium Yellow Pale (used in limited palette because it is versatile)

Alizarin Crimson

Ultramarine Blue

Thalo Blue

Titanium White



No. 5 thru 10 Flats (or your preference of brush type)

Small round Sable for details

Palette Knife

Easel:  French easel or similar type outdoor easel, or Pochade Box



Solvent – Mineral Spirits, Turpentine, Turpenoid

Plastic containers to hold Turpentine

Plastic bags for dirty towels

Kleenex or paper towels

Drawing Pad and Pencils

Painting Panels  9x12 – 11x14 – 12x16  (we will do at least two paintings a day, you are welcome to bring larger if you are fast or smaller)

Optional:  Hat – sunscreen- long sleeve shirt neutral color, umbrella, chair, bug repellant & wine!