Nestled in the phenomenal landscape of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, the Telluride Painting School is a unique program of excellence, offering instruction from and interaction with a diverse faculty of working painters, inspiring curiosity and innovation in a stimulating and supportive environment. While most painting schools can offer students intensive technical instruction, few also emphasize the important journey that all artists must take to discover their own unique voices, or celebrate the courage it takes to express that voice in their work. This is the ethos of the Telluride Painting School – to help students navigate the process of creating deeply meaningful and uniquely personal work through comprehensive and provocative instruction. Each season consists of three two-week long sessions (or classes) taught by three different instructors during October and November. All sessions begin with a Sunday evening meet and greet in the studio.
In addition to Telluride Painting School classes, Ah Haa also offers a variety of painting & drawing classes.
This year, our Telluride Painting School schedule is curated by artist Ying Li. Li carefully selected the course themes, and personally invited fellow NYC artists John Goodrich and Ron Milewicz to join her for the Fall 2016 TPS season.
The Telluride Painting School can provide deeply discounted housing to registered students. All housing is within easy walking distance of the Ah Haa School for the Arts and downtown Telluride. All housing is shared and may be co-ed; bedrooms are private, single occupancy. Learn more
SOLD OUT! The Figure and the Natural World
October 3 – 14, 2016
An intensive painting workshop on landscape and figure.
Plentiful Nature: Observing and Composing
October 17 – 28, 2016
Focusing on re-creating from observation the full energy of nature.
Painting from Observation
October 31 – November 11, 2016
Learn about observation as an act of deep creative invention.
Photos from Ah Haa’s Telluride Painting School (CLICK HERE to see the entire gallery).