SUMMER 2019 WORKSHOP SERIES 


My art studio is in the Historic Carbondale Jailhouse!

My art studio is in the Historic Carbondale Jailhouse!

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I will be hosting a series of artist workshops in the Summer of 2019. All workshops are designed to ignite the creative process for people of all experience levels. Beginners and experienced painters are equally welcome. All workshops will take place in my art studio in the historic jailhouse in Carbondale, Colorado. In some cases we will also be hiking to a location to paint plein air style. Please read the workshop descriptions and email me with any questions you may have before signing up. Workshops are limited to 8 people per session so I recommend you sign up before they fill up!

All supplies will be provided and in some cases you will even get to take them home with you.


WORKSHOPS: Intro to watercolor painting
60.00

THURSDAY,  MAY 30TH IN CARBONDALE, COLORADO

6-9PM.  Group limited to 8 people- please sign up now!

No experience necessary.  All art supplies, drinks + snacks will be provided.

Location: The Historic Carbondale Jailhouse, 499 Weant Blvd. Carbondale, CO 81623

Workshop Details:  I hope to provide an inviting introduction to watercolor painting in this playful workshop!  After discussing tools and basic techniques, we will do a lot of exploring and experimenting.  The focus will be on playing with color and the movement of the paint on paper.  In addition to learning how to work with watercolor paints, we will talk about what sort of style suits you.  Are you drawn to painting with incredible detail or keeping it looser? Do you like to sketch first? Do you prefer painting off a reference photo or sitting outside and painting what is in front of you?  We will explore all of this in more during our 3 hours together!


WORKSHOPS: A date with Mount Sopris
60.00

A DATE WITH MOUNT SOPRIS WORKSHOP

SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST IN CARBONDALE, COLORADO

3-6PM. Group limited to 8 people- sign up now!

No experience necessary.  All art supplies, drinks + snacks will be provided. 

Location: The Historic Carbondale Jailhouse, 499 Weant Blvd. Carbondale, CO 81623.

Workshop Details: In this workshop we will explore our own unique interpretation of  Carbondale’s hometown mountain, Mount Sopris.  Participants will be given their own mini-palette of Greenleaf & Blueberry paints to use in class.  We will cover basic techniques for working with watercolor paints as well as how to translate our interpretations of the landscape into expressive works of art.  It is my hope that you will discover ways to paint not only what you see, but also what you feel, when you look at Mount Sopris.  Class will take place in my studio (The Historic Jailhouse.) We will use a combination of reference photos and a direct line of sight to Mount Sopris from the studio.  Feel free to bring in your favorite photo of Mountain Sopris as a reference if you like.  

All ages welcome!

WORKSHOPS: Developing your own creative voice
60.00

THURSDAY,  JUNE 6TH IN CARBONDALE, COLORADO

6-9PM.  Group limited to 8 people- please sign up now!

No experience necessary.  All art supplies, drinks + snacks will be provided. 

Location: The Historic Carbondale Jailhouse, 499 Weant Blvd. Carbondale, CO 81623.

Workshop Details: This will be a very hands on, exploratory and PLAYFUL workshop that will expose participants to a wide array of watercolor techniques, styles, perspectives, and medias.  The goal of this workshop is oriented towards finding our own style through guided experimentation.  We will explore three major topics- color, mood, and level of detail. No previous painting experience is necessary!  Participants will be given all the supplies they need to use in class.  We will also experiment with mixing medias like pen, marker, collage, and metallic paints.  My hope is that participants start to feel empowered by their unique creative voice by recognizing the styles that feel most natural.  There is no right way to make a watercolor painting and I hope to show you that the vastness of this media is a thing of inspiration, not intimidation! Sharing your work with the other participants will be an important part of this class, so please come with that openness in mind.


WORKSHOPS: Painting with your Imagination
60.00

PAINTING WITH YOUR IMAGINATION

SATURDAY, JUNE 8TH IN CARBONDALE, COLORADO

3-6PM. Group limited to 8 people- sign up now!

No experience necessary.  All art supplies, drinks + snacks will be provided. 

Location: The Historic Carbondale Jailhouse, 499 Weant Blvd. Carbondale, CO 81623.

Workshop Details: Were you the kid that liked to color outside of the coloring book lines?  If not, would you like to give it a try?  In this playful workshop we will take a very untraditional approach to watercolor painting.  Through guided experimentation, we will start to tap into an imaginative approach to art making… an approach with no rules and no standard techniques or protocol!!  We will practice painting with our imagination through a series of guided prompts.

My hope is that this workshop helps you tap into what makes you feel most alive and offers you an expanded approach to how you express yourself creatively!  No experience necessary- just an open mind and a taste for curiosity!   Participants will be given their own mini-palette of Greenleaf & Blueberry paints to use in class. 

WORKSHOPS: The Creative Process
60.00

THE CREATIVE PROCESS WORKSHOP

THURSDAY, JUNE 20TH IN CARBONDALE, COLORADO

6-9PM. Group limited to 8 people- sign up now!

$60

No experience necessary.  All art supplies, drinks + snacks will be provided.

Location: The Historic Carbondale Jailhouse, 499 Weant Blvd. Carbondale, CO 81623.

Workshop Details: Creativity is in all of us, whether you call yourself an artist or not.  This workshop will be about identifying what ignites creativity for you and practicing ways to harness those inspirational sparks when they come to you.  We will use watercolor painting (as well as drawling, journaling, collage, or sketching if you prefer) as a backdrop for exploring the various steps of the creative process.  The goal of this workshop is rooted in helping you live a more creative life, not just making more creative artwork!  By the end of our time together I hope you will have learned more about what works for you to feel more creative and how to best capitalize on your ideas and put them into action.



WORKSHOPS: An Adventure into the Alpine - Plein Air Painting at Thomas Lakes
125.00

A JOURNEY INTO THE ALPINE:  PLEIN AIR PAINTING AT THOMAS LAKES

SATURDAY, JUNE 22 IN CARBONDALE, COLORADO (RAIN OUT DATE SUNDAY JUNE 23)

9AM- 6PM. Group limited to 15 people- sign up now!

No experience necessary.  All art supplies will be provided.  Participants will get to take home their own mini-palettes of Greenleaf & Blueberry handmade watercolor paints.  Please pack your own lunch, snacks, and water.  Participants will be given an additional pack list the week before the workshop. 

Location: Group will meet at the Thomas Lakes Trailhead (near Carbondale, Colorado) and hike 3.6 miles into Thomas Lakes to paint lakeside views of Mount Sopris from an elevation of 10,200 feet.

Workshop Details: This all-day workshop will be a memorable way to kick off the Summer, taking place one day after the Summer Equinox in one of the most beautiful settings Colorado has to offer.  The focus of our day will be split between two objectives - the logistics of plein air painting and how art offers us a deeper connection to nature.

Participants who sign up for this workshop should feel up for a full day outside and a 7.5 mile hike (3.6 miles out and back with 1,700 feet of elevation gain).  Participants will be given all the supplies they need but they will be responsible for carrying their own supplies, water and food for the day.

With extensive experience plein air painting in the alpine, I hope to share some useful tips and heart felt reflections from my journey blending art and my love of wild places. Take a peak here for extra inspiration from my plein air painting adventures.

Topics we will cover in the workshop:

-ideal supplies to pack for plein air painting

-painting on paper vs. in a travel journal

-considerations for plein air painting (wind, air temp, rain, etc)

-ideal time of day to paint

-choosing your location

-connecting with nature and translating that to your artwork

-painting what you feel + see

-sketching

-all of your questions + curiosities!!