Summer en plein air painting classes
Let nature be your muse
Relax with refreshments while looking out on beautiful views from our pavilions. Whether you’re a talented artist or you haven’t touched a paint brush since childhood, Ranch Artist-in-Residence John Piacquadio will lead a two-hour painting class that channels your inner artist. Piacquadio begins with a brief introduction and observation of the surroundings, which may include Rock Creek, horses and native flora and fauna. Each guest will pick a view or object on which to focus their artwork.
John studied art in college, but it was his love for nature and fly fishing that turned it into a profession. His artwork pays homage to the craft of fly fishing. His one-of-a-kind drawings now sit in our Rod & Gun Club and in homes across the world. His sumi ink art was recently featured in Fly Rod & Reel and Mountain Living magazines.
Art in Nature classes are a welcome opportunity to look inward as you gaze outward and channel your Ranch experience into a self-made souvenir.
Twice-daily on-ranch adventures are included in your stay
Offered June 1st through August 1st, 2023
12 spots available, all ability levels welcome
Private two-hour classes are available at additional cost, contact your Ranch Ambassador for pricing and other information
Wisdom from the Wild
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