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PINGREE PARK, COLORADO

Rocky Mountain National Park: Painting En Plein Air

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Program #21008RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Walking, hiking or participating in activities will experience elevations from 9,000 to 10,500 feet.

Equipment Requirements
Artistic painting supplies, recommended list included with Preparatory Materials.

Itinerary for Sep 3 — Sep 8, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: Pingree Park is a beautiful mountain valley. Within this valley is Colorado State University's Pingree Park Campus. The 1,200-acre campus is within sight of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area, and Roosevelt National Forest.

Contact info:
16321 Pingree Park Road
Bellvue, CO 80512 USA
phone: 970-881-2150
web: www.pingree.colostate.edu

Room amenities: Comfortable, carpeted modern rooms; private bathrooms.

Facility amenities: Spectacular views from the spacious lounge and deck. Carpeted rooms and private baths. One computer available for internet access in evenings. Two payphones for long distance calls.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call Pingree Park for rates
Persons desiring early or between sessions, or late stayovers should call Pingree Park Campus for rates and availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Tuesday, September 03 - Arrival/Check In
Afternoon: Arrival/check in begins at 2 pm; orientation at 5:15 pm at the Pingree Park Campus. For those needing a Shuttle from Fort Collins to Pingree Park it departs 3 pm from The Hilton Hotel in Fort Collins. Reservations are Required. See Shuttle Reservation Form in Preparatory Materials Packet.

Dinner: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Evening: Course and instructors introductions. The program will feature plenty of time for individual and group instruction. Participants can work at their own pace with the goal of several finished works by the program's end.

Lodging: Pingree Park Campus

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Pingree Park is a beautiful mountain valley. Within this valley is Colorado State University's Pingree Park Campus. The 1,200-acre campus is within sight of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area, and Roosevelt National Forest.

Contact info:
16321 Pingree Park Road
Bellvue, CO 80512 USA
phone: 970-881-2150
web: www.pingree.colostate.edu

Room amenities: Comfortable, carpeted modern rooms; private bathrooms.

Facility amenities: Spectacular views from the spacious lounge and deck. Carpeted rooms and private baths. One computer available for internet access in evenings. Two payphones for long distance calls.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call Pingree Park for rates
Persons desiring early or between sessions, or late stayovers should call Pingree Park Campus for rates and availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Wednesday, September 04 - Instruction/Demonstration/Open Studio Time
Breakfast: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Morning: Morning classes with instruction/demonstration. Our instructors will demonstrate different aspects of plein-air painting in the various media. Watch for example a painting demonstration on capturing running streams or still lakes including reflections, or learn the painting components of trees and the mountain landscapes.

Lunch: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Open studio time, indoors or outdoors; late afternoon individual coaching/critiques. Pingree Park offers outstanding and numerous "on location" painting sites. Some participants may choose to paint outdoors taking advantage of the spectacular scenery. Others may choose to photographically capture desired scenes and then work from those photos in the studio. Each day individual and optional group critiques will be held by the instructors to help participants fine tune their work.

Dinner: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Evening: Each evening, one of the instructors will present a lecture and showing of their portfolio.

Lodging: Pingree Park Campus

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Pingree Park is a beautiful mountain valley. Within this valley is Colorado State University's Pingree Park Campus. The 1,200-acre campus is within sight of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area, and Roosevelt National Forest.

Contact info:
16321 Pingree Park Road
Bellvue, CO 80512 USA
phone: 970-881-2150
web: www.pingree.colostate.edu

Room amenities: Comfortable, carpeted modern rooms; private bathrooms.

Facility amenities: Spectacular views from the spacious lounge and deck. Carpeted rooms and private baths. One computer available for internet access in evenings. Two payphones for long distance calls.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call Pingree Park for rates
Persons desiring early or between sessions, or late stayovers should call Pingree Park Campus for rates and availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Thursday, September 05 - Instruction/Demonstration/Open Studio Time
Breakfast: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Morning: Morning classes with instruction/demonstration. This morning the group will travel to a scenic location for the demonstration. The choices will be determined by the group's interests and progress on their work. Our instructors have many years of experience in guiding all levels of painters and their preferred media.

Lunch: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Open studio time, indoors or outdoors; late afternoon coaching/critiques. Participants may take advantage of the open hours of the studio so that they paint at their leisure. Instructors will work again individually with participants as they perfect their technique.

Dinner: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Evening: Each evening, one of the instructors will present a lecture and showing of their portfolio

Lodging: Pingree Park Campus

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Pingree Park is a beautiful mountain valley. Within this valley is Colorado State University's Pingree Park Campus. The 1,200-acre campus is within sight of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area, and Roosevelt National Forest.

Contact info:
16321 Pingree Park Road
Bellvue, CO 80512 USA
phone: 970-881-2150
web: www.pingree.colostate.edu

Room amenities: Comfortable, carpeted modern rooms; private bathrooms.

Facility amenities: Spectacular views from the spacious lounge and deck. Carpeted rooms and private baths. One computer available for internet access in evenings. Two payphones for long distance calls.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call Pingree Park for rates
Persons desiring early or between sessions, or late stayovers should call Pingree Park Campus for rates and availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Friday, September 06 - Instruction/Demonstration/Open Studio Time
Breakfast: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Morning: Morning classes with instruction/demonstration. Today's instruction will feature with participants' interest portraiture or still life painting techniques.

Lunch: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Open studio time, indoors or outdoors; late afternoon coaching/critiques. Pingree Park is often visited by moose, deer, and many smaller species of wildlife. Participants may have an opportunity to view and perhaps capture these majestic animals.

Dinner: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Evening: Each evening, one of the instructors will present a lecture and showing of their portfolio

Lodging: Pingree Park Campus

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: Pingree Park is a beautiful mountain valley. Within this valley is Colorado State University's Pingree Park Campus. The 1,200-acre campus is within sight of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Comanche Peak Wilderness Area, and Roosevelt National Forest.

Contact info:
16321 Pingree Park Road
Bellvue, CO 80512 USA
phone: 970-881-2150
web: www.pingree.colostate.edu

Room amenities: Comfortable, carpeted modern rooms; private bathrooms.

Facility amenities: Spectacular views from the spacious lounge and deck. Carpeted rooms and private baths. One computer available for internet access in evenings. Two payphones for long distance calls.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Call Pingree Park for rates
Persons desiring early or between sessions, or late stayovers should call Pingree Park Campus for rates and availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Saturday, September 07 - Reception and Show
Breakfast: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Morning: This morning our instructors will work individually with participants as they work on finishing their work.

Lunch: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Afternoon: Open studio time, indoors or outdoors; late afternoon coaching/critiques followed by a showing and reception of the participants' hard work during the program.

Dinner: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Evening: Evening presentation of photography by staff and participants of the Road Scholar Nature Photography concurrent program.

Lodging: Pingree Park Campus

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Sunday, September 08 - Departure after breakfast
Breakfast: Meals served cafeteria style in the Dining Hall.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Pingree Park, CO
Colorado Visitor & Convention BureauPhone: 800-265-6723
Discovery Center Science Museum703 E. Prospect Road, Fort Collins, CO Phone: 970-472-3990
For additional information, visit: www.dcsm.org
Fort Collins Visitors BureauPhone: 970-482-5821

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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