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












Rusted Poppy Inn and Springhill Suites lodging



The Rusted Poppy Inn, Pueblo, CO  (all inclusive venue)


This beautiful Victorian home built in 1900 has been restored and revamped to offer all of the modern day conveniences within a tranquil setting. Beautifully decorated and maintained, this private property consists of five luxury bedrooms and one cottage outside of the home. The cottage is perfect for two artist friends to share.  Each guest has access to the amazing perennial gardens, gazebo and grounds beautifully maintained in the back of the property. There is a large wrap around front porch and second floor balcony, perfect for sitting out in the evening or having your morning cup of coffee. Indoor or outdoor dining is also available. Cozy and inviting this unique Inn is very special. We will be the only group at the Inn and the chefs Michael and Steve will be preparing all of our delicious meals and after class appetizers. Any special dietary needs can be accommodated. Massage is also available upon request, an email will be sent to you prior to the workshop in order for the therapist to pencil you in. With only six rooms the Inn fills quickly, it is good to sign up early on to ensure a room at the Inn. Generally two students have to stay down the road at the Spring Hill Suites, so if you wish to stay at the Inn don’t procrastinate. Students staying at the Spring Hill will receive a substantial discount with options for eating all meals with the group and enjoying after class cocktails.

If your workshop is all inclusive there is no need to make a reservation we will arrange your accommodations and handle the details.

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Spring Hill Suites Not All-Inclusive

Students attending any of the workshops except the all inclusive workshops may choose to stay at the Springhill Suites by Marriott, however students are encouraged to stay at the Rusted Poppy as this Inn will be our home base before going out to locations. The Springhill Suites lodging option is arranged basically for overflow students that did not reserve a room at the Rusted Poppy Inn in time, the rooms go very quickly as there are only 6. The lodging at the Poppy will be first come first served.

Arrangements have been made for your stay.  We will always meet the first morning at the Rusted Poppy Inn at 8:45 (see maps). Both options are centrally located approximately 1 and 1/2 miles apart.

Rooms are clean and spacious, all rooms have a microwave and small refrigerator for your convenience. The suites include  free wi-fi, cable television, and a full service bar on the premises.  Included in your stay is a full warm breakfast. 

To make your reservation call:  719 546-1234 Please mention Art in the Aspens

Springhill Suites by Marriott  150 S Santa Fe Ave, Pueblo, CO

Click on Maps for directions, on the top of the homepage.