Watercolor Workshop: Summer Painting Plein Air
Engage all of your senses at the Catto Center at Toklat with Amy Beidleman for a morning of plein air watercolor painting in the heart of the Castle Creek Valley. If painting plein air sounds scary and exciting, this class is for you! The class will draw its inspiration from the beauty of Toklat's setting, simplifying the scene while exploring the various elements of watercolor. Students will learn how to quickly put together small compositions of the landscape into small painting studies.
All abilities welcome! Materials list will be provided upon registration. Bring your own painting supplies or use the instructor’s for a small fee.
About the Instructor:
Amy Beidleman is a local artist. Painting watercolor for more than just a hobby was always a dream of Amy’s until a few years ago when a friend saw her work and offered to sell prints as cards in her Aspen store. That was in 2010, now Amy has her cards in numerous shops in Colorado and Wisconsin. She also teaches art classes, sells her paintings and prints and has done commissioned work for businesses and individuals. She continues to do art shows in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond, and is also a water media curator for the Aspen Chapel Gallery. For over 20 years, Amy was CFO of a couple local banks which gave her a strong financial background to start her own business. She is mostly self-taught, studying with some well-known artists, such as Alvaro Castagnet, Thomas Schaller, Ted Nuttal, Andy Evansen and local Sarah Peterson. Amy has lived and worked in Aspen, Colorado since 1978. She is married to Neal and they have two children, Finn and Reed. Amy supports a number of non-profit organizations through the creation of artwork and donations of cards.
Please visit: amybeidleman.com or contact [email protected].