Steamboat Art Museum

Workshops & Lectures


Stephen Henry – Plein Air Basics with Your Favorite Medium!

June 25, 26, 27, 2021.  Fee: $300.00

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!


Dennis Pendleton – Watercolor Workshop 2021

July 30, 31 and August 1, 2021.   Fee: $350.00

Join Dennis Pendleton for a 3-day Plein Air Watercolor workshop in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and 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 to 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 demonstrations, individual attention, and friendly critiques. Basic watercolor experience needed. Students are responsible for their lodging and meals.


Richie Vios – Watercolor with Confidence Workshop 2021

Dates: October 1, 2 & 3, 2021    Fee: $350.00

Join Richie Vios and explore the wonderful world of Plein Air painting through the elusive and always interesting watercolor medium.  From beginners to advanced artists, Richie will guide each individual to better understand the watercolor medium through live demonstrations as he creates a process for every skill level and medium. He will help bring your work to the next level by working with individuals to identify and solve problems, and set goals through both personal and group critiques. Artists will also receive instruction on the fundamentals of art and design, drawing and painting. This includes color, composition, value, form, brushwork, perspective, and much more. Richie will help you develop your skills, painting visualization, and become the confident artist that you want to be.