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












Kim English materials list


Materials List


French Easel or pochade box 

 Canvas: 15-20 small to medium size panels or canvas 8”x10” to 16”x20”

 Odorless mineral spirits

 Rags preferred over paper towels (an old towel works well)

 Brushes – an assortment of flats and filberts

 Palette Knife

 Paints (my colors are):

Cadmium  Red Light

Permanent Rose

Alizarin Crimson

Cadmium Yellow

Cadmium Yellow Deep

Cadmium Orange

Thalo Green

Cadmium Green Pale

Cerulian Blue Hue

Cobalt Blue

Ultramarine Blue

White (Titanium and Zinc Mix) Grumbacher


Students are free to use any colors they wish

Please keep in mind that we will be painting outdoors and dress accordingly.  Wear neutral colors, light colored clothing will reflect on your canvas.  No red.

A hat is a good idea, good walking shoes, supplies in an easy to carry pack.

Bug Spray, and sunscreen.