Watercolor Classes & Workshops

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 »

View all the Watercolor Classes & Workshops that Dennis Pendleton offers year-round below in Colorado and New Mexico. 

 

NEW THIS YEAR:
Online Watercolor Classes »

Dennis also offers Urban Sketching Workshops throughout the year in various Denver locations.

Looking for online watercolor tutorials?
Dennis offers Zoom Private Watercolor Lessons as well as a great lineup of online tutorial videos with everything from selecting paint colors to palette setup to painting techniques.

YEAR-ROUND PRIVATE ART LESSONS IN DENVER:

Private Watercolor Lessons

I love teaching private Watercolor painting lessons, and I now offer Zoom Private Lessons so you can learn to paint from home!

Learn more about my Private Watercolor Lessons »

Upcoming Workshops

Taos Watercolor Workshop

October 9 - 14, 2021 • Saturday, Sunday- Thursday Workshop
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Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Watercolor Workshops

July 30, 31 & Aug 1, 2021  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Workshop

Jan 28, 29 & 30, 2022 - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Workshop
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at the Art Students League of Denver:
Here are my upcoming Classes and Workshops I teach at the Denver Art Students League in 2022.

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Introduction to Painting in Watercolor (First Session)

Adult Course | In-Person Classes (7 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

Date: Jan 10 - Feb 21, 2022| Location:  Art Students League of Denver | Room: 106

Time: 5:30 - 8:30 PM MDT 

Member Price: $312.37

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Introduction to Painting in Watercolor (Second Session)

Adult Course  | In-Person Classes (7 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

Date: Mar 7 - Apr 18, 2022 | Location:  Art Students League of Denver | Room: 106

Time: 5:30 - 8:30 PM MDT 

Member Price: $312.37

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NEW! IN-PERSON WATERCOLOR CLASS

Watercolor Techniques and Tips

Adult Course | In-Person Classes (4 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

Date: Jan 4 - Jan 25, 2022 | Location:  Art Students League of Denver | Room:  106

Time:  6:00 - 9:00 PM MDT

Member Price: $185.50

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NEW! ONLINE WATERCOLOR CLASS

Into the Wilderness with Watercolor

Adult Course | Online Class using Zoom (4 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

Date: Jan 4 - Jan 25, 2022 | ONLINE ZOOM CLASS

Time: 1:00 - 3:30 PM MDT 

Member Price: $170.00

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NEW! IN-PERSON WATERCOLOR CLASS

Ranches of the Wild West in Watercolor

Adult Course | In-Person Classes (4 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

Date: Feb 1 - Feb 22, 2022| Location:  Art Students League of Denver | Room: 106

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM MDT

Member Price:  $185.50

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NEW! ONLINE WATERCOLOR CLASS
Painting the House in Landscape with Watercolor

Adult Course | Online Class using Zoom (4 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

Date: Feb 1 - Feb 22, 2022 | ONLINE ZOOM CLASS

Time: 1:00 - 3:30 PM MDT

Member Price: $170.00

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NEW! IN-PERSON WATERCOLOR CLASS

Spring in the Mountains with Watercolor

Adult Course | In-Person Classes (4 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

Date:  Mar 8 - Mar 29, 2022 | Location: Art Students League of Denver | Room: 106

Time:  6:00 - 9:00 PM MDT

Member Price:  $185.50

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NEW! ONLINE WATERCOLOR CLASS
Coastal Landscapes in Watercolor

Adult Course | Online Class using Zoom (4 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

Date: Mar 8 - Mar 29, 2022 | ONLINE ZOOM CLASS

Time:  1:00 - 3:30 PM MDT

Member Price: $170.00

Class Registration »

New! IN-PERSON WATERCOLOR CLASS

Summer in the Mountains with Watercolor

Adult Course | In-Person Classes (4 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

Instructor(s): Pendelton, Dennis

Date: Apr 5 - Apr 26, 2022 | Location: Art Students League of Denver | Room: 106

Time:  6:00 - 9:00 PM MDT

Member Price: $185.50

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NEW! ONLINE WATERCOLOR CLASS

Painting the Market in Watercolor

Adult Course | Online Class using Zoom (4 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

Date: Apr 5 - Apr 26, 2022 | ONLINE ZOOM CLASS

Time:  1:00 - 3:30 PM MDT

Member Price: $170.00

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Private Watercolor Lessons​

Classes available Year-Round
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:  $275 for 3 one-hour sessions*
or  $385 for 5 one-hour lessons*
(*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

Long Weekend Summer Workshops

Move Your Studio Outdoors
Denver Botanic Gardens Watercolor Workshops

Plan on moving your studio outside and joining me this spring and summer at Botanic Gardens. Learn how to paint the spectacular sun-drenched, flower-filled patterns at these Watercolor Workshops.  I will show you how to take the overgrown, explosive arrangement of colors and turn them into compelling compositions.  Don't miss the opportunity to paint the lush gardens in all their beautiful beauty.

 

Each day I will demonstrate a painting and spend the rest of the day working individually with the students.  The camaraderie of working with other artists and friendly critiques are some of the reasons why painters enjoy these weekend workshops. You will improve your painting skills while enjoying being outdoors. 

You can bring your own lunch or the Beehive Cafe in the middle of the gardens has a nice menu.

 

July 16,17,18, 2021 - Denver Botanic Gardens

August 6, 7, 8, 2021 - Denver Botanic Gardens

August 27, 28, 29, 2021 - Denver Botanic Gardens
Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Begins at 9:00 a.m.

One day - $95 / Two days - $170 /Three days - $225

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

Email Dennis at: pendletonstudio@gmail.com if you are interested or if you have any questions.

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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS COLORADO SUMMER WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

July 30, 31 & August 1, 2021 • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
 

Join Dennis Pendleton for a 3-day plein air watercolor workshop in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and a chance to inspire your creative development.  Immersing yourself in the lush summertime mountain setting, learn everything from how to simplify the complex landscape to capturing sparkling color to creating a strong sense of light in your paintings.  Steamboat Springs is rich in beautiful subject matter.  From working ranches with old barns and haystacks to dramatic mountainscapes with quaking aspen trees, you will revel in the scenery.  Whether you are new to watercolor painting or a more advanced student, Dennis will help push your skills to the next level through demonstrations, individual attention, and friendly critiques.  Basic watercolor experience needed. Students are responsible for their lodging and meals. Dottie at the Steamboat Art Museum can make recommendations on lodging.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS COLORADO WINTER WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

January 28, 29, & 30, 2022 - Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

There is magic in the freshly fallen snow and brilliant winter sunshine in the mountains 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 3-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 needed.  Students are responsible for their lodging and meals.  Dottie at the Steamboat Art Museum can make recommendations on lodging.

Watercolor Workshop Cost: $ 375
Steamboat Museum: 970.870.1755
To register and pay, call the museum and tell them you want to signup for the Dennis Pendleton's 2022 Watercolor Workshop.  Students are responsible for their own lodging.

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

 
Denver Botanic Gardens
Watercolor Workshops

July 16,17,18, 2021 - Denver Botanic Gardens

August 6, 7, 8, 2021 - Denver Botanic Gardens

August 27, 28, 29, 2021 - Denver Botanic Gardens

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Begins at 9:00 a.m.


One day - $95 / Two days - $170 /Three days - $225


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

Join Dennis and learn how to paint the spectacular sun-drenched, flower-filled patterns at these Botanic Gardens weekend Watercolor Workshops. Dennis will show you how to take the overgrown, explosive arrangement of colors and turn them into compelling compositions. There will be daily demonstrations and critiques.  Dennis will spend most of the day working individually with the students.  Don't miss this opportunity to paint the lush gardens in all their bountiful beauty.

You can bring your own lunch or the Beehive Cafe in the middle of the gardens has a nice menu.

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

 
Taos Watercolor Workshop Yearly
October 9 - 14, 2021 • Saturday, Sunday-Thursday Workshop

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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.

 

Each student is responsible for their own lodging and meals and the price of the workshop is $475.  A $100 deposit will hold your space and the remaining $375 is due by April 16th. This workshop is limited to 12 people and sold out the last 3 years.

 

If you are interested in attending the 2021 Taos workshop or have any questions, email Dennis at pendletonstudio@gmail.com
 

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