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














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 Plein Air And Studio Workshops 2019

Celebrate Our 30th Anniversay in 2020!

An exciting line-up with many of our original instructors, not to be missed!


"My recent experience at an Art in the Aspens workshop was exceptional.
Great venue and accommodations, great teacher and fellow students, and , an unexpected bonus outstanding cuisine.
Looking forward to next year !"   FG 2019


Nearly three decades of providing fine art workshops.


  • Quality
  • Experience
  • Consistancy
  • Small enrollment 6-10
  • Instructors that give it their all
  • Attention to the details 
  • Delicious meals prepared on-site by Michael and Steve (15 years!) 

You will gain a wealth of information and enjoy an unforgettably rich experience for your money well spent!

 Premium Workshops; 6-10 student maximum. These painting workshops are all-inclusive, and every detail is handled for an extraordinary learning experience. More personal attention from the instructor,  paired with fresh delicious meals and after class libations, in an intimate, comfortable venue, allowing more quality time to emerse in your art process and relax in the evenings with other artists and the instructor.  

The most rewarding workshop is when you are able to make a real art connection with the instructor and the other artists, and go home with new knowledge and new friends.


Painters at the Deanne Ranch, Carbondale 


Kim English painting in Mexico 

Kim English painting in Mexico


Don Demers demo at Brandenburg Ranch

Don Demers demo at Brandenburg Ranch

 Our workshops provide a comfortable creative atmosphere for learning. Our instructors are engaging and knowledgeable, and will work hard to ensure that every student receives the attention and instruction they desire when attending a workshop. 

 We have listened to our students over the years and have been fine-tuning all of the details to help make your art workshop experience a memorable, hassle free environment conducive to taking your painting skills to the next level.

Painting at Snowmass Cottages


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