Fechin Art Workshops 2015


Photo: Geraint Smith


Painting on Student Canvas


September – October 2015
Taos & Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico

Our mission is to provide an exclusive opportunity for exchange between students and outstanding instructors, with national and international recognition, in an intimate environment which maximizes personal artistic growth.

Join us for an ALL INCLUSIVE week of quality instruction, demonstrations, a private room and meals, nestled in the alpine villages of Taos and Taos Ski Valley.  Master painters will provide personal critiques for students while sharing their insights. Models will be available daily in designated areas and on location when painting off premise.





The Hotel St. Bernard (stbernardtaos.com) in Taos Ski Valley, is an elegant European property which will host the first 3 workshops. It will only be available for participants in this program.  Host Jean Mayer, along with his professional chefs and staff will provide 3 savory meals daily, valet service and other amenities. A large welcoming fireplace, surrounded by numerous copper pots in the dining room creates a warm ambiance.







A special Salon des Arts at the Hotel St. Bernard will take place during select workshops. The Salon is an intimate evening of dinner and demonstration by the resident instructor. The public is invited to attend this ticketed event.




“The Fechin Art Workshop for me was in many ways a life changing experience. Being surrounded by such intelligent, giving instructors inspired me to be a better painter and person.  I also learned from the group with whom I painted who did not hesitate to share their love for painting and their “tried and true” tricks of the trade… “
— Lisa Baurmeister, California

All workshops are limited to 20 students.  Advance reservations are required. Sign up now for a “memorable experience!”

To obtain your gift certificate, call Elise at 575.751.0647

Carolyn Anderson
14 – 18 September, 2015
Taos Ski Valley
“Painting Reality”
Huihan Liu
21  – 25 September, 2015
Taos Ski Valley
“Painting the Figure”
Jeffrey Watts
28 September – 2 October, 2015
Taos Ski Valley
“Five Day Portrait in Oil Workshop”
Kim English
5 – 9 October, 2015
“Quick Sketches With Oils”

In May 2011, the Fechin Art Workshops were reinstated in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico at the Hotel St. Bernard.  This successful program which featured top artists from across the United States was established for over 21 years. It was located at the Donner Ranch in a small community north of Taos and concluded in 2006.  The founders were direct descendants of Nicolai Fechin.

We look forward to seeing you in the fall!

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