Twisp Color Theory Painting Retreat

Aug 4-8, 2016

kimberly trowbridgeJoin artist and color-theorist Kimberly Trowbridge on a plein-air painting retreat in the heart of the Methow Valley, Twisp, WA. During this 3-day workshop you will create multiple oil-paint studies from nature and combine those studies into larger, invented landscapes. Mornings and early evenings will be spent on the field collecting color “data” from observation. Afternoons will be spent in a gorgeous, newly renovated storefront studio, 24HR MART.

24 hr mart

Note from Kimberly:

I have just returned from a painting residency in Twisp and I am so inspired by the colors and the landscape!! My plein-air works are in preparation for several large-scale paintings that will be exhibited at 24HR MART next summer, 2017. I am excited to return to the valley and I would love to share this process and experience with you!  Join me!


 Local Artist:  $480 

Includes Instructor, Host, and Studio Fee.

For local artists or artists that want to camp or arrange their own lodging.


Light breakfast and coffee will be served at the studio each morning and serve as a time to meet up and talk as a group of like-minded individuals.



Thursday, Aug 4th: Afternoon/ Evening arrivals. PM: Intro meeting. Studio Set-Up.

Friday, Aug 5th:  AM: Plein-Air // Studio Work // Crits // Siesta // PM: Plein-Air

Saturday, Aug 6th:  AM: Plein-Air // Studio Work // Crits // Siesta // PM: Plein-Air

Sunday, Aug 7th: AM: Plein-Air // Studio Work // Crits // Siesta // PM: Plein-Air

Monday, Aug 8th:  Coffee // Pack-Up // Departures…Or extend your stay and continue working on your own!


DATES: Aug 4-8, times vary. LOCATION: 24HR Mart, downtown Twisp, Wa. REGISTRATION: Limited Space Available. Register: . An email will be sent to you with instructions for payment.

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24HR MART– a neighborhood inconvenience store– is directed by artist Max Kraushaar, and features handmade goods, art and events.