Workshops in Creede, Colorado

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Still a few spots available!  •  June 7 - June 13, 2020

Experimental Water Media - Color, Composition: 4UR Ranch, Creede, Colorado

This venue is simply the best I have ever experienced.  The accommodations, food, and care that the staff gives are incredible!  The ranch is located along six miles of mountain valley and streams and is the ultimate mountain setting.  Instruction during the week will emphasize color and composition in experimental water media. The workshop will be taught in a beautiful, remodeled, well-lit studio next to the fine dining restaurant and hot spring pool and spa.  Marta and I will host a closing night dinner at our home and a tour of my studio.

For information and to sign up please contact: Robin Christensen
PO Box 340, Creede, CO 81130 
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Spots Available  • August 16 - 26, 2020

Intensive Color and Water Media: Quiller Gallery, Creede, Colorado

This extended seminar is intended to give the participant a concentrated time to work with color and water media and have more time to enjoy this beautiful mountain town and region.  The afternoon of August 16 will be the check-in, dinner and evening presentation.  August 17-19 we will meet in the studio and focus on color using watercolor and gouache.  August 20th and 21st we will work plain air in our mountain region.  The 22nd will be an open day.  Artists can work in the studio or explore the town and area.  August 23-25 we will meet in the studio and focus on new directions in experimental water media.  We will use watercolor, gouache and acrylic and their combinations.  Marta and I will host a closing night dinner at our home with a tour of my studio on the evening of the 25th.  The morning of August 26th will be a final critique.  

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Spots Available  • Sept 27 - Oct 3, 2020

Plein Air Water Media Workshop: 4UR Ranch, Creede, Colorado

Paint with Stephen plein air at the most beautiful time of the year in this incredible mountain setting. Autumn aspen and cottonwood, mountains, streams, and more.

Each day we will go to a different location.  I will demonstrate at the start of the day and work with with students individually.  We will do a group critique in the late afternoon.  Their excellent food, pool, and hot spring spa certainly add to the experience.  Marta and I will host a Friday evening dinner at our home with a tour of my studio. 

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Quiller Awarded Silver Medal of Honor

Flickering Late Light Ridge TrailStephen Quiller, painter who lives in Creede, Colorado, has been selected for the Silver Medal of Honor at the 151st American Watercolor Society’s International Exhibition. He will be presented this honor at the AWS awards banquet at the Salmagundi Club in New York April 27th. His painting “Flickering Light Along the Ridge Trail” was inspired from late afternoon cross-country skiing experiences in the mountains above Creede.

Ann McCartney from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada will receive the Gold Medal and Chung-Wei Chein from Taipei City, Taiwan will be given the Bronze. This exhibition had entries from 28 different countries. The show will be on display in April at the Salmagundi Club in New York. Then forty of the paintings from this exhibit, including Quiller’s, will travel to six locations in the United States during the coming year. There is $46,000 for 32 awards this year.

To view the awarded paintings go to 

New DVD: Water Media en Plein Air with Stephen Quiller

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2 DVD Set - 8 Chapters of Finished Paintings

Different Subjects & Atmospheric Conditions - Materials & Setup Chapter - + Bonus Material