Plein air painting workshop set for July 25-29 in Minturn |

Plein air painting workshop set for July 25-29 in Minturn

Daily staff report
VAIL CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily

The Vail Valley is the setting this summer for a plein air workshop with artist/teacher Sandra Kaplan. Scheduled for July 25-29, the workshop takes place at locations as picturesque as the top of Vail Mountain, Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, the Minturn Farmer’s Market and a private patio on the Eagle River. In the town of Minturn, the art-filled home and gardens of artist Lynn Feiger are workshop headquarters.

A curated exhibition of artwork created during the workshop opens on Labor Day, Sept. 3, and continues through the end of the month. Sponsored by 104.7 The Mile, the post-workshop exhibition is hosted by the radio station in the lobby of its Minturn studios.

Registration is limited to 12 participants and the fee is $749 per person, which includes one-on-one instruction and daily critique, an escorted Vail Valley gallery artwalk, tickets and entry fees for all activities, a welcome reception and most meals.

Kaplan has spent her life as a painter, working in watercolor, acrylic, oil and most recently, mixed-media collage. Her work can be found in corporate and private collections throughout the U.S. as well as in Stockholm, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Hong Kong and Japan. Kaplan’s paintings have been recognized in a variety of publications including The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, American Artist, Southwest Art, Artist Magazine and Art in America. An instructor at the Art Students League of Denver, she teaches plein air workshops in locations throughout Europe and the United States. Visit to learn more.

The workshop is presented by Art D’Elke, the collaboration of artist/art consultant Elke McGuire and marketing consultant Denise Robert, who produce art exhibitions, workshops, sales and special events in support of Colorado artists in venues throughout the state.

For more information, call 303-368-5208 or email