Workshops & Lectures

Workshops have been cancelled through May. For workshops in June, we will follow the recommendation of the State of Colorado and Routt County. Please check back for updates.

Fabric Painting and Texturing and Construction Techniques 
Denise Labadie


July 31, Aug 1 & 2, 2020



In the hands-on fabric painting portion of the workshop participants learn (some oftentimes rather surprising) techniques for using sun-reactive transparent color paints to create uniquely textured and colored fabric. The focus is on how best to apply and layer paint, how to use various fabrics and resists, and – depending on desired results – how to most successfully influence or cause (and control) layer-by-layer differential paint absorption, diffusion, blending, and/or mottling. Resulting fabrics can be remarkable.


The construction techniques portion of the workshop focuses on reverse appliqué, turned edge appliqué, raw edge appliqué, and insetting; workshop adds free-form strip piecing, couching, “thread shadowing”, and quilt finishing.

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Stephen Henry

Plein Air Basics with Your Favorite Medium!


July 10, 11 & 12, 2020


Stephen is a nationally recognized plein air painter. He has won over 20 plein air awards in the last 5 years, including several “Best of Shows”. Stephen has been awarded for oils, watercolors, and charcoal. He has a wealth of knowledge to share with participating artists.

Not only is Stephen knowledgeable in the area of plein air techniques, but he is also proficient in delivering instruction. A veteran of the classroom for 21 years, Stephen knows how to help his students understand what it takes to make plein air enjoyable and, with practice, successful!  


Please make plans to attend, and know that above all, the goal of the class will be to “have fun!

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Dennis Pendleton

Steamboat Springs Watercolor Workshop 2020


July 24, 25 & 26, 2020


Join Dennis Pendleton for a 3-day plein air watercolor workshop in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and a chance to inspire your creative development.  Immersing yourself in the lush summertime mountain setting, learn everything from how to simplify the complex landscape to capturing sparkling color and creating a strong sense of light in your paintings.  Steamboat Springs is rich in beautiful subject matter.  From working ranches with old barns and haystacks to dramatic mountainscapes with quaking aspen trees, you will revel in the scenery.  Whether you are new to watercolor painting or a more advanced student, Dennis will help push your skills to the next level through daily demonstrations, individual attention, and friendly critiques.  Basic watercolor experience needed.  Students are responsible for their lodging and meals.  Dottie at the Steamboat Art Museum can make recommendations on lodging. 

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