WORKSHOPS and CLASSES
Our artists offer private studio tours and/or group and individual workshops to visitors. Click on an artist's name or image to view their page and to contact them about your private tour and/or class. Some of our artists offer private day long workshops, please contact each artist individually by clicking on their name.e.
jennifer thomson 2022
jennifer thomson 2019
learn the ancient art of painting with wax based encaustics, materials included.
jennifer thomson 2017
August 26-29, 2016
Landscape Painting Retreat
Experience” nature through Art” with Jennifer Thomson
The landscape Retreat is about change; experiencing another way of working. It isn’t a ‘how to” retreat. It is a time to explore new color exercises, ideas and playfulness. Sometimes one has to walk through ugliness to find anew. Sometimes we have to stretch further in art to find a new approach to our usual way of working.
Mornings for example explore a fall exercise: Tint paper orange in areas creating a color mood. Bring colors; reds, yellows, blues to wakefulness. Balance colors compositionally. Find an inward glow of light. Use greys and black to enhance the glow. White in gesture for trees …what next?
Afternoons, inspired by John Marin’s (1870-1953) art, exercises of his techniques & composition will be practiced and applied to our own artwork.
Materials: watercolor, gouache paints, charcoal & ink
Work space: Sun Studio & outdoors into the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to experience Nature through direct observation.
Daily class: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Lunch break: 12:30 to 2:30
Tuition: $275 includes 4 organic veggie lunches, snacks & supplies
Deposit: $75 nonrefundable, to reserve a space
Supplies: Bring your own brushes & a watercolor pad
Accommodations: www.crestonecolorado.com www.crestoneeagle.com
Camping: 5 minutes driving to Sun Studio
Info: Jennifer Thomson, PO Box 894, Crestone, Colorado 81131, 719-937-7694
Join us in Crestone, Colorado…..August 21-25 noon
August Art Retreat 12to16, 2016
Darkness & Dawn
Peach blossom, Rosa, and Green give luminosity, as ethereal world presents itself to balance the earthiness of Blacks and Browns. We will explore lightness and weight through color and the art of painting. The moving colors awaken our own inner movement and we begin to perceive a motif that condenses from the flowing color.
Taking the theme of Persephone ( a Greek myth), we will aspire creativity to awaken the motif artistically. Mornings are devoted to this ongoing exercise of watercolor veil painting. Afternoons, a variety of artistic exercises devoted to compositional work inspired from Emily Carr and Lawren Harris’s art. One outing will be sketching & painting in the National Forest. We will practice techniques from the ‘Group of 7’ to apply in our own work.
Canadian artists, Emily Carr & Lawren Harris Artistic presentation: Ammi & Jennifer
Health through Anthroposophy by Philip Incao
Material: watercolor, gouache, ink and charcoal
Location: Sun Studio in Crestone, Colorado
Tuition: $355 includes supplies, plus 5 organic veggie lunches & snacks
Deposit: $75, nonrefundable, to reserve a space
Accommodation: B&B, Hotel, Camping
Sign up & Info:
PO Box 894
Crestone, Colorado 81131
Renew yourself and your life path in contemplation and color in nature’s beauty in Crestone 8000ft. Alpine Valley.
3-Day Copperwork Immersion on Aug. 8th, 9th and 15th, 2015
Cost for the 3 Day Immersion is $300 which includes all materials. Each participant with work with an 8"x8" copper sheet which will be cut, filed, etched and enhanced using a variety of techniques.
The design for the piece is your own that is prepared prior to the immersion. Open to all. Space limited.
For more information and to register call (719)256-5442 or email email@example.com
Arabesque Shield by Karen Acker, created during 3-Day Copperwork Immersion