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


Kevin Macpherson   May  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












Matt Smith

Art In the Aspens Workshops

Matt Smith  2020  


Plein Air Landscape  

June 21-26 2020  Arrive Sunday, Depart Friday AM  
Eden West Ranch, Cotopaxi, CO  All inclusive


Premium workshop: 8-12 student maximum with all the perks. 


Class description.

This will be an outdoor class focusing on the fundamentals of drawing, value, design, and color. I will discuss how to use these foundational basics to analyze your chosen subject and come up with a plan to build your painting. Learning to see by way of these principals is the very key to thinking as an Artist rather than someone who just documents what they see. I will also cover additional issues like natural light, massing, personal vision, technique, character of medium, texture, and edges.

Expect plenty of personal attention and daily demos.


$2595 This price does not include lodging and food tax.  All-inclusive, private rooms with baths, three meals daily, appetizers after class, and wine or beer with happy hour and with dinner. Chefs Michael and Steve from Rustingram Catering will be preparing all of our meals as well as appetizers at the close of class.  We can accommodate any dietary issues you may have.  Massage is also available after class and into early evening upon request.

A few of the rooms do share a bath, most are private.





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