Matt Smith  June  Cotopaxi

Mitch Baird  August  Cotopaxi

Kim English  September  LaVeta

Michael Lynch September  LaVeta






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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













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 2015

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 2014

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 2014





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 2016

Thanks for all your hard work. It paid off. I am so glad I was allowed to participate. It was a wonderful experience. I hope to return.

Sharon, OK  2018

Just finished another workshop and my thoughts coming home were of you guys! I still reflect on the great time with fabulous people, lots of love floating around.  It was a workshop I will never forget.  Missing you all! And thank you for the great memories.

Sharon, Durango  2018

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

Anne, 2015

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.