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For more information about any workshops listed, contact Shelley Horton-Trippe.


Learn how to document your vacation in watercolor…best materials to travel with, how to plan outings, how to paint inconspicuously at cafes, resorts,etc. in Santa Fe spring break retreat at the artist's compound. Cook together, sing around the campfire, visit Santa Fe, paint in Shelley’s studio.
Full occupancy, 2 days/2 nights; $750 (classes only, $300)

Escape to the French Countryside

Meet in the southwest of France – stay in a Gascony farmhouse with beautiful hiking, swimming pool and exquiste gardens. Daily painting excursions and instruction, marvelous food and vists to vineyards and Armagnac distillery.
5 days, May 11-15, 2009; $3,700 (subject to change)

Botanical Illustration

“Drawing from Nature”: The La Plata River area outside Durango, Colorado. Camping and painting weekend. Learn how to observe wildflowers, identify, draw and paint in watercolor beautiful, framable watercolors of your favorite mountain wildflowers while camping in an exquisite site- Cook and sing around the campfire with Americana musician and mountain expert. Daily 3-hour painting instruction and excursions with the artist. Bring your fishing pole.
2 days/2 nights, July 11-12, 2009; $300