Workshops • 2019

Workshops 2019

 

Desert Plein Air Painting
Destination Workshop
January 21-24, 2019
Saguaro Lake Ranch, AZ

 

This destination workshop with Scottsdale Artists’ School will be at the historic Saguaro Lake Ranch which is located on the banks of the Salt River in the shadows of the majestic Bulldog Cliffs.  The ranch is just east of Scottsdale, AZ and includes private cabins and beautiful grounds surrounded by rugged desert views.  There are horses at the ranch to paint (or schedule to ride) as well as wild horses roaming the area too.  The registration deadline is fast approaching because the lodging has to be reserved early.  So for more information and registration contact the Scottsdale Artists’ School directly at:

Saguaro Lake Ranch Workshop

or call

1-800-333-5707

 

 

 

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PAPA 2019 Master Workshop
May 6-10, 2019
Scottsdale Artists’ School, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Plein Air Painters of America is holding a workshop at Scottsdale Artists’ School this year offering a rare opportunity to study with several PAPA artists.   The class format starts with an opening day lecture from each instructor presenting a subject of their choice.  Students will then take two, two day classes from instructors of their choice.  There will be a maximum of fifteen students in each class.  This will be an indoor workshop covering all things related to plein air and studio work.  PAPA instructors include Mitch Baird, Russell Case, Don Demers, Kathleen Dunphy, Joseph McGurl, and Kathryn Stats.  Be sure to register quickly as this one will fill early.  Contact Scottsdale Artists’ School for more information and registration at:

PAPA Master Workshop

or call

1-800-333-5707

 

 

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Learning to “See Is Key”
All Inclusive Plein Air Workshop
June 23-28, 2019
Eden West Ranch, Cotopaxi, CO

 

This premium workshop with Art in the Aspens has a 10 student maximum and has ALL the perks!!  It’s an amazing opportunity to immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape and lodging of Eden West Ranch in Cotopaxi, Colorado!!  This privately owned ranch is like apiece of heaven!” and is located in the wet mountain valley below the majestic and beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range.  ‘Country elegant’ is a good way to describe the casual atmosphere of the ranch.  This all-inclusive includes a private room, 3 meals daily, appetizers after class, and wine or beer with happy hour and with dinner.  The meals will be catered by the chefs Michael and Steve from Rustingram Caterers.  Dietary issues can be accommodated and there are even massage options in the evenings.  It will be pampered painting!

 

 

This workshop will focus on observing and painting the landscape. We will explore the specifics of learning to ‘see’ the subject and as an artist, interpreting the visual elements, and executing them all onto canvas.  We will discuss the way the optics of the eye work as well as seeing light, form, atmosphere and space.  The fundamental principles of painting – composition, drawing, value, color, and edges will be stressed as well as building a strong design from the elements of nature. Students will sharpen their focus by pushing for simplification of form, shape, and the larger masses.  The Ranch offers panoramic views of the valley in all directions with Texas Creek running through the property.  There are large shade trees, perennial gardens, and even several outdoor decks to paint from if you don’t want to venture far.  Act quickly as the lodging has to be reserved early and the class will fill fast.  There is so much more to share, so please visit www.artaspens.com to get more information on pricing and registration at:

Learning to ‘See is Key’

or call

719-545-2795