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September 4-9, 2022

Paint Steamboat Springs in light and color!

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains

Mountain and river vistas

Wide-open spaces and outdoor adventures

The American west is alive and well in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Working ranches surround the town, which is perched high in the Rocky Mountains. Steamboat is home to natural hot springs, steep mountain passes, fluttering aspens along fast-moving creeks, and the Yampa River. It’s cowboy country, famous for its skiing, but it’s just as beautiful in summer.

ALL MEDIUMS WELCOME

This workshop is aimed at helping painters refine their personal technique in watercolor, pastel, oils and acrylics. It will help you find your own voice and style, without becoming anyone's clone. This is an intensive class, with morning and afternoon on-site painting sessions and lunch-time demos. Classes are kept small so every student gets the attention they deserve.

FIND YOUR AUTHENTIC VOICE IN PLEIN AIR

This workshop is five full days long. We’ll work on:

  • Plein air composition
  • Color theory
  • Accurate drawing
  • Mixing colors
  • Finding your own voice
  • Authentic brushwork

Your personal style is grounded in good technique. You figure out what you want to say with paints; I’ll help you acquire the technical skills to do it consistently and repeatably.

Carol Douglas has 20 years’ experience teaching students of all levels in watercolor, oils, acrylics and pastels. “This was the best painting instruction I have ever had. Carol’s advice in color mixing was particularly eye-opening. Her explanations are clear and easy to understand. She is very approachable and supportive. I would take this course again in a heartbeat.” (Carol T.)

EASILY ACCESSIBLE

I make a point of painting from roadside stops so there’s never a lot of hiking to do.

FLY OR DRIVE

Fly to Denver and then take a scenic drive west along the I-70 corridor. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife, including elk, mountain goats, big horn sheep, eagles and deer. Or, fly right into Yampa Valley Regional Airport (Steamboat/Hayden HDN), which is just 22 miles out of town.

TO REGISTER

The one-week workshop is just $675. Complete registration forms should be returned by mail to Carol L. Douglas, PO Box 414, Rockport, ME 04856-0414 with your $300 deposit. Or email the form here and make a credit card payment by phone to 585-201-1558. Refunds are available up to 60 days prior to start, less a $50 administration fee. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the start of the workshop..

ACCOMMODATIONS

Steamboat has extensive lodging options, which you can search here.

DISCOUNTS

There’s a $25 discount to members of New York Plein Air Painters, Plein Air Painters of Maine or returning students from any workshop or class. Your deposit of $300 holds your space.

QUESTIONS?

Email me here for more information.

REGISTRATION FORM