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 3-8

Kim Mackey  October 9-11


Kim English

Ned Mueller

George Strickland

Michelle Torrez

more to come 










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 Plein Air And Studio Workshops 2017


"Life is about moments: Don't wait for them create them!"

We are always looking at ways to make your experience better. In 2015 we made the size of the classes in the all inclusive workshops even smaller 6-8 students.  This year we are happy to announce a new beautiful ranch location in the Wet Mountain Valley. 

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

Ask about our discount for return students! 

Premium Workshops; 6-8 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 


Davidson demo Roaring Fork River

Davidson demo Roaring Fork River

 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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