Steamboat Art Museum

Workshops & Lectures


Dennis Pendleton – Winter Watercolor Workshop 2022

Dates: January 28, 29 & 30, 2022    Fee: $375.00

There is magic in the freshly fallen snow and brilliant winter sunshine in the mountain town of Steamboat Springs. Capture this exquisite beauty of winter as you paint from reference material in the warm comfort of the art museum studio in this three-day workshop. With scenes dominated by a white blanket of snow, the icy landscape is a compelling subject for the watercolor artist. Winter’s frozen artistry is a great way to study values, color relationships, contrast, and composition. The Yampa and Elk River valleys abound with subject matter such as ranch scenes, aspen forests and mountain vistas. Dennis Pendleton will demonstrate daily as he explains how to simplify the subject matter, work with a strong value range, and make color choices. The workshop will include individual painting time, personalized instruction, and friendly group critiques. Come and thaw out on a chilly winter day painting crisp snow settings in watercolor. Basic watercolor experience is needed. Students are responsible for their lodging and meals.


Stephen Henry – Stephen Henry’s 2 Day Beginner/Intermediate Watercolor Workshop 2022

April 7 & 8, 2022.  Fee: $220.00

Join Stephen Henry, for a two-day watercolor workshop held at the beautiful Steamboat Art Center, from 9 am to 4pm with an hour break for lunch. This class is meant to teach watercolor techniques and principles, so the images will be pre-drawn!

Students will also go home with two beautiful 15” x 22” watercolor paintings that will be of a beautiful Steamboat area landscape, as well as two to 4 smaller “warmup” pieces.

This class is totally ALL-INCLUSIVE! That’s right, all that you are required to bring is a good attitude and a willingness to have fun!

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.