Toklat Workshop | Winter Watercolors

Join ACES Naturalist Hanna Baldecchi and local artist and ACES family member Amy Beidleman for an winter watercolor painting workshop. Hanna and Amy share a passion for finding new ways to represent the natural world, and the workshop will draw its inspiration from the beauty of Toklat’s setting, while exploring the various elements of watercolor. Weather permitting, Amy will do an outdoor "Plein Air" painting demonstration. No prior drawing or painting skills necessary. All abilities welcome. Snacks and hot drinks will be provided. Bring your own supplies if you’d like, or rent a brush and palette for $10 (please bring cash).

Please RSVP below as space is limited. We hope to see you there!

Amy Beidleman is a local artist and owner of a greeting card business. The love of the outdoors is evident in Amy's paintings. She is intrigued by the transformation of a blank piece of paper into a place she hopes the observer would like to go for a moment. Painting watercolor for more than just a hobby was always a dream of Amy's until in 2010 when a friend offered to sell the cards in her Aspen store. Now Amy has her cards in over 40 shops. She also teaches art workshops, sells her paintings in art shows and online, and does commission work for businesses and individuals as well as volunteer as the 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, continuously studying and taking classes. Amy has been in Aspen since 1978. She and Neal have two children, Finn and Reed. Amy supports a number of non-profit organizations through the creation of artwork and donations of cards. Visit her website to view her work!

About Toklat Workshops: Toklat Workshops are a series of workshops hosted on select Sundays in February and March. Each workshop is hosted by an ACES Naturalist who currently resides at this special place. Each workshop offers an opportunity to learn something new, and to meet and collaborate with fellow residents and visitors to the Roaring Fork Valley. Join ACES in creating a closer and more caring community through music, writing, and art. Stay tuned for March dates!