At a Glance
The soft desert colors and ancient Native American history of the Southwest offer unlimited inspiration for an artist’s palette. Express your creative imagination — and improve your drawing skills — as you draw from Native American influences to experiment with pastels in the studio, en plein air and on your own in your sketchbook. Listen to stories about the cowboys, traders and the Spanish Colonialists who also influenced art that is unique to the Southwest. Amaze yourself with your own drawings of pottery, red rock landscapes, portraits, and a sacred Ancestral Puebloan ceremonial site. Personal critiques and instruction are interwoven with discussions and slide shows on southwestern art and history.