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Watercolor Classes in Denver & Steamboat in Colorado and New Mexico
Take an Online Watercolor Class with Artist Dennis Pendleton
Watercolor Classes at Denver Botanic Gardens, Steamboat in Colorado and New Mexico
Watercolor Classes & Workshops
in Colorado & New Mexico

Dennis Pendleton is a Watercolor artist who teaches classes and workshops throughout the year in Denver, Colorado and beyond. View all the upcoming Classes & Workshops that Dennis offers below.

 

If you are interested in having Dennis teach a class or workshop send him an email to: pendletonstudio@gmail.com

 

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“Dennis has a way to take the most complicated concepts and distill them into something everybody can understand.  I realize I found answers to some questions I had for ages and could never figure out on my own.” Jeanya C.

Denver Watercolor Classes at the Art Student's League
Denver Art Students League Watercolor Class

Here are my upcoming Classesand Workshops I teach at the Art Students League of Denver below:

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Introduction to Painting in Watercolor (Summer Session)

Adult Course  | In-Person Classes (6 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

Date: Jun 3 - Jul 8, 2024 | Location:  Art Students League of Denver | Room: 106

Time: 5:30 - 8:30 PM MDT 

Member Price: $283.05

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NEW! IN-PERSON WATERCOLOR CLASS

Painting Provence in Watercolor

Adult Course | In-Person Classes (4 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

Date:  Jun 4 - Jun 25, 2024 | Location: Art Students League of Denver | Room: 106

Time:  6:00 - 9:00 PM MDT

Member Price:  $188.70

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Introduction to Painting in Watercolor

Adult Course  | In-Person Classes (6 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

SESSION A -Date: Sep 9 - Oct 14, 2024 | Location:  Art Students League of Denver | Room: TBD

SESSION B =Date: Nov 4 - Dec 9, 2024 | Location:  Art Students League of Denver | Room: TBD

Time: 5:30 - 8:30 PM MDT 

Member Price: $TBD

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NEW! IN-PERSON WATERCOLOR CLASS

Loose and Lively Landscapes in Watercolor

Adult Course | In-Person Classes (4 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

Date:  Sep 3 - Sep 24, 2024 | Location: Art Students League of Denver | Room: TBA

Time:  6:00 - 9:00 PM MDT

Member Price:  $TBA

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NEW! ONLINE WATERCOLOR CLASS
Sunlit Interior with Chair in Watercolor

Adult Course | Online Class using Zoom (4 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

Date: Sep 3 - Sep 24, 2024 | ONLINE ZOOM CLASS

Time:  1:00 - 3:30 PM MDT

Member Price: $TBD

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NEW! IN-PERSON WATERCOLOR CLASS

Autumn Reflections in Watercolor

Adult Course | In-Person Classes (4 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

Date:  Oct 1 - Oct 22, 2024 | Location: Art Students League of Denver | Room: TBA

Time:  6:00 - 9:00 PM MDT

Member Price:  $TBA

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NEW! ONLINE WATERCOLOR CLASS

Painting Textural Effects in Watercolor

Adult Course | Online Class using Zoom (4 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

Date:  Oct 1- Oct 22, 2024 | ONLINE ZOOM CLASS

Time:  1:00 - 3:30 PM MDT

Member Price: $TBD

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NEW! IN-PERSON WATERCOLOR CLASS

Color Setting the Mood in Watercolor

Adult Course | In-Person Classes (4 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

Date:  Nov 5 - Nov 26, 2024 | Location: Art Students League of Denver | Room: TBA

Time:  6:00 - 9:00 PM MDT

Member Price:  $TBA

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NEW! ONLINE WATERCOLOR CLASS

Sunlight and Shadows in Watercolor

Adult Course | Online Class using Zoom (4 classes)

Medium: Painting | Level: Beginner,Intermediate,Advanced

Instructor(s): Pendleton, Dennis

Date:  Nov 5- Nov 26, 2024 | ONLINE ZOOM CLASS

Time:  1:00 - 3:30 PM MDT

Member Price: $TBD

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Denver Watercolor Classes & Workshops: Dennis Pendleton
Flower Painting
Zoom Online Watercolor Class

Looking for online watercolor tutorials?
In addition to the online courses at the Art Student League of Denver classes shown, Dennis also offers independent Zoom Watercolor Classes that you can take for a day or a weekend!

 

Dennis also as a great lineup of online pre-recorded tutorial videos with everything from selecting paint colors to palette setup to painting techniques.

Denver Watercolor Classes & Workshops: Painting Reflections
Denver Watercolor Classes & Workshops: Painting Barns & Sheds in Watercolor
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Denver Watercolor Workshops & Classes at the Denver Botanic Gardens

Summer Watercolor Workshops

Join me for a Watercolor Workshop for one day or three!

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Summer Watercolor Workshops
Join Dennis for one, two or three days over a long weekend

DIG OUT YOUR EASEL AND PAINTS
Denver Botanic Gardens Watercolor Workshops

Plan on moving your studio outside and joining me this summer at Botanic Gardens where there are overflowing, sun-drenched, flower-filled compositions.  Dennis will show you how to take the overgrown, explosive arrangement of flowers and foliage and turn them into compelling watercolor paintings.  You will be enchanted by the gardens as you learn how to compose, identify values, and mix colors.  Some watercolor experience is necessary. and not recommended for absolute  beginners.

 

Each day Dennis will demonstrate a painting and spend the rest of the day working individually with the students.  Friendly critiques will also allow you to learn from each other.  Your paintings will blossom as you capture 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.
 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday Workshops in Summer 2024:

June 21,22,23, 2024 - Denver Botanic Gardens
July 19,20,21, 2024 - Denver Botanic Gardens

August 16,17,18, 2024 - Denver Botanic Gardens

Begins at 9:00 a.m.

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

(50% of your payment is non-refundable)

Gardens admission not included in price.

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

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Watercolor Classes in Steamboat, Colorado

Steamboat Watercolor Workshops

Join me for a weekend Steamboat Watercolor Workshop

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS COLORADO SUMMER WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

July 26, 27, 28, 2024 • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
 

Join Dennis Pendleton for a 3-day plein air watercolor workshop in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and begin to see the way an artist sees the great outdoors,  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

March 25, 26, 27, 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 2023 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

“Thank You for teaching me to love watercolor.”  

~ Katherine Stuart

Taos Watercolor Workshop with Dennis Pendleton
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Taos Watercolor Workshop

Join me for a Watercolor Workshop for a week in Taos:

Taos Watercolor Workshop Yearly
May 19 - 24, 2024 •  Sunday-Friday Workshop

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Every spring I teach a Watercolor Workshop in Taos, New Mexico which is known for its legendary sunlight. We headquarter at the fabulous and historic Mabel Dodge Luhan House with its traditional adobe architecture and delicious gourmet buffet breakfast.  Gathering in the dining room is the perfect beginning before we take off for our painting site.  Enjoy daily demonstrations by Dennis that are designed to inspire your creative process.  You will learn how to start, develop, and complete successful "plein air" paintings.  Dennis enjoys working individually with everyone to nurture their unique painting style.  The friendly and inspiring critiques will build camaraderie and confidence on your artistic journey.  Come and let the magic and beauty in the "Land of Enchantment" be your muse!

 

Each student is responsible for their own lodging and meals and the price of the workshop is $550.  A $100 nonrefundable deposit will hold your space and the remaining $450 is due by April 16th. This workshop is limited to 14 people and sold out the last 3 years.

 

If you are interested in attending the 2024 Taos workshop or have any questions, email Dennis at pendletonstudio@gmail.com
 

NOTE:  Please be aware that the elevation at Taos, New Mexico is 6,969 feet which is almost 2,000 feet higher than Denver, Colorado.  Even though we park near the painting sites, there is a fair amount of walking and carrying supplies.  If you have health issues, please consider this before signing up.

“Dennis, thank you so much for sharing this adventure with all of us. The Mabel Dodge Luhan House was a wonderful place for the workshop.”

~ Pippa Hambidge

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The Sketchbook Workshop

​What will be your unique take on capturing
your favorite place and spaces?

The Sketchbook Workshop

Friday, Saturday, Sunday
August 23, 24, 25, 2024

10 am to 4 pm

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"It is often we come the closest to the essence of an artist...in his or her pocket notebooks and travel sketchbooks...an intimate insight into the magical mind of a working artist." 

Eugene Delacroix

Your sketchbook is where the magic happens!  Pick up your pencil and paint learning how to experiment with ideas and document your surroundings in this urban sketching workshop.  Not only will your drawing skills improve but your sketchbook will give insight into the development of your own unique style.  Because the urban scenes and subjects are unstated, you will discover how to work with dividing the page into smaller scenes instead of trying to reproduce the entire location.  Discover how things you pass by everyday might become ideas for a new direction.  The raw format of the sketchbook is sometimes more touching than a finished work so let your sketchbook rekindle your creativity. 

Be sure to look below to see some sample sketchbook pages I have done.

Price:  $375

A $100 non-refundable deposit will hold your space and the
remaining $275 is due by August 1, 2024.  
 

This workshop is limited to 10 people so sign up early.

To register, please email me at pendletonstudio@gmail.com

 

We will meet at a different location in the Denver area each day and you should plan on bringing your own lunch.

 

My video below will show you how to put together a small kit that contains everything you need:

Online Watercolor Classes

More Online Watercolor Classes

Dennis also offers one-day workshops often throughout the year over Zoom. Learn more about these classes:

Online Watercolor Workshop with Artist Dennis Pendleton - via Zoom
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Online Watercolor Workshop with Dennis Pendleton - Landscapes, Still Lifes, People, Composition
Online Watercolor Classes - Private Classes with Artist Dennis Pendleton
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“I really liked how much information you crammed into the time we had.  It sure went fast.  The way you talk about the concept demo it, and then have us do it is a very effective teaching technique.”  

- Mary Jones

“My favorite part of these online Watercolor Workshops is the friendly group critiques where we can view everyone else's work and talk about our ideas, problems, and successes. It's so fun to have a group of fellow artists to get inspired by!” - Idelle F.

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