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Past Watercolor Classes & Workshops
(These classes have already happened)

Dennis Pendleton teaches Watercolor classes and workshops throughout the year in Denver, Colorado and beyond. If you are interested in having Dennis teach a class, private lesson or workshop, use the form here to reach out.

I teach Watercolor Classes regularly at the Art Students League of Denver, and I also offer Private Watercolor Lessons »

Looking for watercolor tutorials?
Dennis offers a great lineup of online tutorial videos with everything from selecting paint colors to palette setup to painting techniques. View Dennis’ online Watercolor Tutorials »

Since the following classes have already happened, please email Dennis at pendletonstudio@gmail.com if you are interested in any of the future 2018/2019 Classes or Workshops or would like more information.

Past 2018 Watercolor Classes:

 

Classes Held at the Art Students League of Denver

The Puzzle of landscape Painting
Monday nights 6pm to 9:30pm
Starts Monday, March 12 and runs for 8 weeks
 

Go Figure, painting the figure in watercolor
Tuesday afternoons 1pm to 4:30pm
Starts March 13 and runs for 8 weeks

Past 2018 Watercolor Workshops: 

Held at various locations in Colorado and New Mexico
Since the following events have already happened, please email Dennis at pendletonstudio@gmail.com if you are interested in any of the future 2018/2019 Workshops or would like more information. 

Denver Botanic Gardens Watercolor Workshop

July 27, 28, & 29 • 9am to 4pm
Price: $210 for all three days, $160 for two days, $90 for one day
Learn more »

Taos in Watercolor Workshop
May 21 - 25, 2018 – SOLD OUT – Learn more »

 

Steamboat Springs Colorado Watercolor Workshop

FEATURES OF THE FACE AND PORTRAITS​
Price: $350

Steamboat Springs Art Museum

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, June 7, 8, 9 from 9 am to 4 pm

Every face has the same features and yet every face is different.  Learn how to develop each feature individually.  Starting with the eyes, learn drawing, placement, color mixing, where to use warm and cool colors, how to make eyes look round and wet, etc.  Similar detail studies will be done for the nose, mouth, chin, ears, and hair culminating with a portrait painting. For more information contact the Steamboat Art Museum at 970-870-1755 and ask for Dottie or email me at pendletonstudio@gmail.com


 

Louisville Colorado Watercolor Workshop
Louisville Art Association
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, June 21, 22, and 23, 2018 from 9:30am to 4pm.

We will be painting on location each day. For more info on this workshop, email me at pendletonstudio@gmail.com

 

Telluride Colorado Watercolor Workshop
AhHaa Art School, Telluride, Colorado
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, June 26, 27, 28, 2018 from 9:30pm to 4pm.
We will be painting on location each day. For more info on this workshop, email me at pendletonstudio@gmail.com
 



 

View more details below. For more information on these workshops contact Dennis R. Pendleton at  pendletonstudio@gmail.com.

Interested in a class? Let me know:

Watercolor Workshop in Taos, New Mexico with Dennis Pendleton
Watercolor Workshop in Taos, New Mexico with Dennis Pendleton
 
Here are the my upcoming Classes and Workshops I will be teaching at the Denver Art Students League in 2018:

The Puzzle of landscape Painting
Monday nights 6pm to 9:30pm
Starts Monday, March 12, 2018 and runs for 8 weeks
Register here »
 

Go Figure, painting the figure in watercolor
Tuesday afternoons 1pm to 4:30pm
Starts March 13, 2018 and runs for 8 weeks
Learn how to paint the figure in watercolor, we will have a model for our classes and you will you will learn about how to paint the figure, gesture, and facial expressions.
Register here »

View all of my ASLD watercolor classes here »

 
 

Past Art Students League of Denver Classes:
 
Figure Painting Watercolor Class at the Art Students League of Denver

Tuesday nights • 6pm-9:30m 
October 17-December 5, 2018
(PAST - signup for my newsletter for updates on future watercolor classes)

 

Whether you have had experience working with the model or not, this is a great way to develop your painting skills. With a different costume each week such as a Gatsby flapper from the 20’s, a gangster from the 30’s, and a tavern wench from the Renaissance, you will learn to paint fabric, gesture, and facial expressions.  There will be demos, individual instruction, and friendly critiques. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to let your figure paintings tell stories.  

 

This 8-week workshop is offered by the Art Students League of Denver on Tuesday nights from 6:00 - 9:30 p.m. beginning October 17th through December 5th.

See you there.  ~ Dennis

Introduction to Painting in Watercolor Workshop

Fall 2017 (PAST - signup for my newsletter for updates on future watercolor classes)
Held at The Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant St, Denver, CO 80203
Instructor Dennis R. Pendleton / Ability: beginner

If you want to get started in watercolor and learn the fundamentals like setting up your palette, color mixing, values, shapes, and edges then this is the class for you.  Within a few weeks you will be painting objects, still lifes and other subjects and by the end of the workshop you will be ready to continue painting and enter other watercolor classes if you choose to do so.  This workshop will give you the fundamentals and good habits to move forward.  I have been painting in watercolor for 40 years and I can assure you that this workshop will save you lots of time and frustration.  Watercolor is an illusive medium and proper instruction is incredibly valuable, especially in the beginning.


For class dates and more information contact Art Students League of Denver or visit: www.asld.org

Color Theory For Watercolor

2017 (PAST - signup for my newsletter for updates on future watercolor classes »)
Held at The Art Students League of Denver
200 Grant St, Denver, CO 80203
Instructor Dennis R. Pendleton / Ability: Intermediate-Advanced

Push your experimentation with color to the limits in this color laboratory.  Investigate your paints learning about advanced color mixing, pigment characteristics, and color temperature.  Research when and how to use transparent, opaque, granulating, and staining colors.  Each session will focus on a color family utilizing the still-life.  Come discover and develop your own personal color vocabulary.


For class dates and more information contact Art Students League of Denver or visit: www.asld.org

Classes and Workshops at the Art Students League of Denver 2018:
 
Private Watercolor Lessons​

Private Art Lessons for Denver Watercolor Artists

Learn a lot in a short period of time!

You have already taken a class or workshop so why not consider working with me one-on-one in a series of three private lessons.  Starting with a free 30 minute consultation, we will review your artwork and establish:

– learning goals – what you would like to get from the lessons
– what are your personal blocks and how to overcome them
– what knowledge gaps need to be addressed

The consultation will set the plan for how to accelerate the improvement of your artwork.

Think of it as an investment in yourself.

Price: $225 for 3 one-hour sessions plus time for set-up and clean-up
When: Dates and times to be agreed upon


Where: Pendleton home studio

For more information or to start the lessons  email Dennis at pendletonstudio@gmail.com or call 303-744-6395

 
Urban Sketchers Watercolor Workshops in Denver

Urban Sketching Workshop Three Sundays In June
All 3 Classes: $150 / Single Day Workshop: $50

2017 Dates: June 4, 11 & 25 2017 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m
2018 Dates TBA – Signup for my newsletter for updates on future watercolor classes »
 

Denver Watercolor Artist Dennis Pendleton is teaching Urban Sketchers Watercolor Workshops in Denver on Sundays during the summer months. Even if you can only make one or two days, please join us, each workshop costs $50 per day.

Places where we live, work, and play are fascinating subjects for drawing and painting.  Join me weekly on location this summer as I demonstrate the fundamentals of urban sketching.  Fill your sketchbook with bustling cityscapes and quiet neighborhoods.  This “how-to” workshop will teach you to capture the essence of a scene quickly at home and prepare you to record your travels.  Come with me and open new avenues of inspiration on the road.

Each workshop, from 9am-4pm costs $50 each ($150 for all three workshop days).


Learn more about the Denver Urban Sketchers Watercolor Workshop »

If you are interested or have any questions email me at pendletonstudio@gmail.com

 
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS COLORADO WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

Dates: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, August 10, 11, 12, 2018 – 9am to 4pm.
 

Join me in Steamboat Springs Colorado each August to capture the unique beauty of the Yampa and Elk River Valleys in this watercolor Landscape Workshop.  Working ranches with horses and cattle, old barns and haystacks, and emerald fields against the blue indigo mountains provides the ultimate setting for the watercolor artist.  Dennis will demonstrate lessons on painting aspen trees, rivers and streams, haystacks, old barns, and the historical train depot.  Plan on returning home with a portfolio of memories and photo reference material.  Basic watercolor experience needed. Students are responsible for their lodging and meals. Dottie at the Steamboat Art Museum can make recommendations on lodging.

If you are interested for my Steamboat Workshop, or if you have any questions email me at pendletonstudio@gmail.com

 
Denver Botanic Gardens
Watercolor Workshops

July 27, 28, & 29 • 9am to 4pm
Price: $210 for all three days, $160 for two days, $90 for one day

*Garden admission not included in price, though we try to share membership admissions with those who are members if we can.

Dennis will demonstrate each morning and spend the rest of the time working individually with students. Email Dennis at pendletonstudio@gmail.com if you are interested or would like more information.  

As we are in summer and the season of gardening, dig out your easel and paints to join Dennis Pendleton at the Botanic Gardens.  Flowers, foliage, and water offer the artist a rainbow of colors and diversity of forms.  And this year the magnificent sculptures of Alexander Calder will be on display in the gardens.  Monet, the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, once said, “I perhaps owe it to flowers that I became a painter.”  The garden gave him freedom to break new ground and explore.  Just like Monet, you will be enchanted by the gardens as you learn from Dennis how to compose, identify values, and mix colors.  Each day there will be a demonstration, personal instruction, and critiques.  Your paintings will blossom as you investigate flowers, trees, water, sunlight, and the sculptures.  Come see the garden with fresh eyes! Dennis will demonstrate each day and then give personal attention to the students.

If you are interested or have any questions email me at pendletonstudio@gmail.com

 
Taos Watercolor Workshop

May 21 - 25, 2018 – SOLD OUT

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Every spring I teach a Watercolor Workshop in Taos New Mexico. Traditionally the dates are the week before the Memorial Day Weekend.  We headquarter at the fabulous and traditional Mabel Dodge Luhan House which is famous for its traditional adobe architecture and delicious gourmet buffet breakfast.  It is the perfect beginning of each day as we all gather in the Mabel Dodge dining room for breakfast before we take off for a day of painting.  In the halcyon days of Taos New Mexico, Mabel Dodge hosted artists, authors and other free spirits such as Georgia O’Keefe and Ansel Adams and considered it her mission to make Taos a national center for the arts.  After breakfast we go out painting and I demonstrate every day then spend time with each student as we discuss and work on their paintings. We have evening critiques and some evenings we meet to discuss art and art history. The different painting locations in Taos are wonderful and the sunlight is legendary.  Some of the locations where we paint are the famous Saint Francis Church, the legendary home and studio of early Taos artist Edgar Couse, the Taos Valley with the mountains in the background, Le Doux Street, and the charming little town of Arroyo  Secco.

 

This is a fun and  informative workshop and I am always delighted with the paintings that are done that week.  Getting to experience what it is like to be a full-time artist for 5 days is one of the things the participants say they really enjoy.

 

SOLD OUT: Each student is responsible for their own lodging and meals and the price of the workshop is $450.  A $100 deposit will hold your space and the remaining $350 is due by May 1st. This workshop is limited to 12 people and sold out the last 3 years and last year it actually sold out in January 4 months before the workshop.

 

This is sold out, but if you are interested in attending the next Taos workshop or have any questions, email Dennis at pendletonstudio@gmail.com
 

 

Learn more about the Taos Watercolor Workshop and see more photos here.

Indian Summer Watercolor Workshop 2017 – Golden, CO
2017 Dates: Saturday & Sunday, September 30th and October 1st 2017  – 9:oo a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2018
 Dates TBA – Signup for my newsletter for updates on future watercolor classes »
Clear Creek History Park in Golden

 

Sunny Forecast for Weekend!

 

The weather is going to be beautiful and this will be my last plein-air painting weekend for the year.  Clear Creek History Park in Golden is a perfect painting location for the fall colors and capturing historic frontier homesteads.  I did the above painting there two weeks ago.  

 

Join me this Saturday and Sunday, September 30th and October 1st from 9:oo a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

The price is $100 for the weekend or $50 for one day.  Contact me if you can attend and I will give you directions and a supply list and you can pay me on site.  See you there.  
 

~ Dennis