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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 Oil

Art In the Aspens Workshops

Matt Smith  2020  


Fundatmentals of 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.

Art in the Aspens can help arrange connections with students wishing to share a rental car from Denver and Colorado Springs Airports. Or a shuttle can be arranged for $175 round trip from the Colorado Springs airport only. 






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