Painting with Watercolors and Acrylics in Ancient Southwest Archaeological Canyo
Program No. 21179RJ
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
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At a Glance

Enter canyon country — home of prehistoric Puebloan “cliff-dwellers,” range-riding cowboys and modern-day Navajo and Ute tribal peoples. Bring your colors and your imagination to capture the magic of this region’s sculpted red rocks, mountains and orchards through painting. From high-desert, red, slick-rock sandstone to serene McElmo Creek winding through the canyon, these remarkable surroundings supply lush colors and contrasts while ancient Native American legends and cowboy lore inject inspiration into sessions of sketching, painting and journaling. Expert teaching artists provide one-on-one instruction, introducing you to novel techniques and enriching your painting expression.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the 40-acre archaeological preserve that surrounds your B&B lodgings to observe 1,000-year-old ancestral Puebloan ruins in various stages of excavation or restoration.
  • Spend a day at Hovenweep National Monument, using this beautiful and quiet setting as inspiration for your art.
  • Learn substrate preparation and other new techniques to expand your prowess in watercolor and acrylic painting.
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