Ah Haa School for the Arts

TELLURIDE PAINTING SCHOOL: Session I – Observation & Imagination, Reinventing the Landscape of Telluride – Ying Li

TELLURIDE PAINTING SCHOOL – Observation & Imagination, Reinventing the Landscape of Telluride

Session I

Monday – Friday week one, Monday – Wednesday week two
8:30am – 12:30pm   |  $920
September 23 – October 2,  2019

Students must purchase required materials on their own.

Designed for artists of all levels, this intensive workshop will explore techniques and concepts in oil painting with an emphasis on individual development of style, theme, and expression. Students will work from observation and their imagination. The glorious natural surroundings of Telluride will serve as a perfect vehicle to explore the relationship between nature, the inner feelings of the artist, and metaphorical meaning expressed in landscape painting. Students will discover how a basic image can be transformed into a personal statement through the process of painting and the artist’s imagination.

Students will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of ideas and techniques, with the purpose of developing a personal expression. The principles developed through observational work will lead to exploration into the limitless possibilities of painting, and various approaches to representational and abstract painting will be investigated.

Individual and group critiques and discussions will be held regularly and focus will be given to each individual student in context of the shared experience of the class.

Power point presentations of works from old masters and contemporary artists will be presented to complement studio and landscape projects in classes.


This class meets Monday-Friday during week one and Monday-Wednesday during week two. Students are invited to remain in the studio Thursday-Friday, Oct. 3-4, for uninstructed studio time at no additional charge.

Includes 24-hour access to the painting studio between class sessions, easels/gatorboards, and general studio supplies.

(Get 10% off when you take two classes, and 15% off if you register for all three! Call 970-728-3886 to receive your discount. This discount cannot be combined with tuition assistance.)

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Cancellation Policy
Full tuition, less a $25 non-refundable application fee, will be returned when cancellations occur 45 days or more before the course block starts. No refund will be given when a cancellation is made less than 45 days before the course begins.

Student Housing
The Telluride Painting School can provide discounted housing to registered TPS 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 either shared or private. Housing pricing per 2-week Telluride Painting Session is currently estimated at $700 (subject to change).