Individual workshops
One-on-one workshops are available at Cheryl’s studio upon request. 
Class fee: $50 per hour
Please email Cheryl at for more information and to schedule dates.
Plein air painting at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, CO with Cheryl St. John

stjohn.A-Day-in-the-Garden.8X10-oil.650Come and enjoy a beautiful day of plein air painting at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, CO with Cheryl St. John!

There will be 3 dates to choose from or join all 3. These one day workshops will focus on plein air painting and how to simplify a composition and work quickly to complete a painting in under 3 hours. The goal will be to paint a small painting in the morning and another after lunch in the afternoon. The gardens are full of color so we will work on color mixing and getting the right temperature, which is a very important part of color mixing. Compositions can be difficult to find when there is so much to choose from so we will be looking for simple shapes and values to draw from and go from there to completion. Just some of these simple steps will improve your outdoor painting and you’ll soon be a pro at plein air painting!

Class will meet in the garden at 9 a.m. with a half hour break for lunch in the garden and continue until 3 p.m. Bring a sack lunch with plenty of water to enjoy in the garden.

To register, email me from my contact page or

Class fee: $65

Dates to be determined


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