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Cheryl St. John Workshop: Plein Air
Cheryl St. John Workshop: Plein Air

Thu, Sep 07


Red Cliff

Cheryl St. John Workshop: Plein Air

Workshop will concentrate on working quickly in an outdoor setting-capturing the essence of the scene w/focus on composition, color, value, lost & found edges and brushwork to achieve an impressionistic painting; two paintings/day if time & conditions permit. Advanced beginner to professional.

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Time & Location

Sep 07, 2023, 10:00 AM – Sep 08, 2023, 4:00 PM

Red Cliff, Red Cliff, CO 81649, USA


About the event

Cheryl is an artist that paints primarily in the plein-air tradition. She is a fourth generation Colorado native with a great appreciation of nature, the environment, and the preservation of both. Born and raised at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and with parents that enjoyed the outdoors, Cheryl was introduced at an early age to the beauty of the Colorado mountains and developed her own love for the landscape that influences her artwork today.

Cheryl paints mainly with oil but loves to work with watercolor as well. Each medium has its own characteristics which when using clean vivid colors and as few brush strokes as possible makes for a loose impressionistic finished work of art. She states, “Keeping the painting fresh and not over-worked is part of the fun and challenge of a good artist. I want the viewer to be able to feel what I felt when painting the piece…. Feel the warm sun, or the cool breeze, or whatever else is going on nearby, and therefore capture the essence of the scene for themselves.”

We will be painting in Red Cliff and along the Eagle River on Highway 24 towards Leadville.  Demos will be in oil , but participants may use soft pastel or watercolors.  Please bring an easel with an anchoring system, artist umbrella if you have one, iPhone or Camera, drinking water and lunch, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen & bug spray, chair or stool (I like to paint standing up, but some prefer to sit). All of the above should fit into a back pack or something easy to carry.  A complete list of materials will be sent in your confirmation email after signing up.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis so reserve your space as soon as possible.  Payment may be made by credit card or PayPal during Event checkout, or you can send a check (write the name of the workshop on the memo line) to: VVAG, P.O. Box 9733, Avon, CO 81620 after you register (choose pay Cash at checkout).  

For questions regarding the Workshop or Materials List please email or call 970-471-0853


  • Cheryl St. John Workshop

    We will be painting around Redcliff, CO and along the Eagle River on Highway 24, on way to Leadville. In case of inclement weather, there will be a back up location!

    From $275.00 to $300.00
    • $300.00
      +$7.50 service fee
    • $275.00
      +$6.88 service fee
  • Wait List

    In case of a cancellation, people on the Wait List will be notified in the order of sign up to fill the the vacancy.




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