Dave Santillanes  May, Pueblo

George Strickland  June, Cotopaxi

Teresa Vito  July, Cordillera

Kim English   August, Cotopax

Randall Sexton August, Cotopaxi


Mitch Baird  August  Carbondale

Kim English  TBA


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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













Our students speak for us !

There is no compromising of the quality of instruction or the amenities that our students receive at our classes.  We have listened to our students over the years and provide all the things necessary to guarantee the best workshop experience possible. 

Kim English

I can’t thank you enough, everything was perfect, from the instructor, the food and accommodations, to the beautiful setting. Many, many thanks for everything. 

- L. Shubert, FL

Loved it! Loved it! Who thought a workshop could be so much fun. Red Rock Ranch is so lovely, Everything, I’ve never been so comfortable in a workshop.

- M Riley, VA

This was the most enjoyable workshop I have ever attended. I was so pleased. The Ranch was simply lovely and the accommodations charming and comfortable. The food was marvelous and you did a great job of making all of us fell well taken care of. Great job of organizing. Thank you so much. 

- L Grayson, CO





I have to say I have taken many different workshops over the years and your program was the best. Thank you so much for all of your efforts.

– Connie

Wow! That's about all I have to say, I learned so much, George was such a good teacher, the whole experience was wonderful. Thank you, thank you.

– Susan Kay

Loved the locations, the people and the meals, oh my gosh I think I put on 5 lbs. What a fun workshop. See you again next year.

– Anne

Kim English class

The workshop was fabulous. Could you of picked a better group or instructor? Can’t wait for next year.

- M. Anderson, CA

Fabulous, what more is there to say. Everything was easy, from painting locations right outside the door, to the wonderful evenings spent with the great people I met. The chefs were awesome, what an experience! I’ll see you again next year. 

- N Jensen, MA

Thank you Marty!  It was an incredible 4 days. Everyone is sick of hearing me rave about it. Please again thank our incredible chefs..and Michael for his kindness in helping me with road conditions. I definitely hope to see you again.