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 in the Rocky Mountains with Cheryl St. John

Plein Air Painting in Summit County, Colorado 
July 25th, 26th and 27th, 2019
Daily Painting Instruction with demonstrations
Box lunch included each day
Happy Hour Wine and Cheese Critique at end of workshop (on last day)
Workshop will concentrate on working fast to capture enticing compositions, determining value and temperature of colors, working with large shapes to simplify the scene and most of all having fun in the outdoors! Painting en plein air is fun not stressful if you learn to work with all of the challenges like wind, changing light, etc. This will be during peak wildflower season in the high country so be sure and pack all of your high chroma colors!! A complete supply list will be emailed upon registration. Please visit Alpine Creative Tours for more information.

Plein air painting at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, CO with Cheryl St. John


Come and enjoy a beautiful day of plein air painting in the garden!
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a lunch break at noon (bring sack lunch)
We 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. 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 quick demonstration by Cheryl then painting in the garden with instruction, , lunch at noon, another painting in the afternoon, concluding at 3 p.m.
To register, email me at, class will fill up fast so register early!!
Class Fee: $65
Supply list will be emailed upon registration.



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