Don Sahli and his Vail Valley Art Guild plein air workshop returns to the valley next week |

Don Sahli and his Vail Valley Art Guild plein air workshop returns to the valley next week

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Don Sahli trained under well-known Russian artist Sergei Bongart.
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What: Plein Air Workshop with Don Sahli

When: Tuesday, Aug. 13 - Thursday, Aug. 15

Where: Vail Valley Art Guild

Cost: $350

More information: For registration, call or text 970-471-0853. For a list of required supplies, visit

Don Sahli will bring his annual summer open-air oil painting workshop back to the Vail Valley Art Guild. His workshop will delve into compositional techniques and teach students to use contrast to enhance their work. He is known for his love of teaching and inspiring his students.

Included in the $350 tuition price are daily demonstrations, lectures and individual attention. This workshop is recommended for artists ranging from advanced beginner to advanced. Running Aug. 13-15, the workshop will start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.

Sahli is a Colorado artist who apprenticed under the famed Russian artist Sergei Bongart. Sahli’s paintings are in galleries across the United States, and his work has been published in art magazines, including Plein Air, Southwest Art and Art of the West.

To reserve a space, make an advance deposit of $50 payable to Don Sahli. For inquiries and deposits, call or text 970-471-0853. Supplies for the workshop are listed at, and there is more information at The cost of the class includes a demonstration on Monday evening.


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