Ken's Making it Fine Art Workshop
schedule will soon be announced, the 1st in late
Feb. Watch for more information here or in the
Castle Rock, CO, 2019
A new Colorado
Workshop with myself and
has been announced
Thurs-Sun, April 25-28
Limited to 8 artists, $750 each
Open to artists in all media. This is a
two-instructor workshop for artists wanting to
make advancements in their techniques and
strategies. Casey and Ken will have ample
time to give very focused attention to
individuals and offer a number of provoking
ideas to the group. Also, Ken will present
simple Photoshop techniques for taking your
works to the next level and creating better
pathways for finishing your artworks. You will
be given a Photoshop instruction guide and have
access to Ken's personal photo file of over 1500
inspiring images by various artists.
"I can't thank you enough for coming to
Boulder! Thank you for your clear eye, your hard work, your
beautiful color and your careful feedback. I'm now a
different Painter...maybe a different person? I loved
the weekend. And I can't wait until we get to soak up your
love for the work, for Wolf Kahn, for COLOR -- yet again
(note that I'm greedy). You are an amazing addition to our
Just a quick note to
let you know how much I learned, enjoyed and benefited from
your art workshop at Jacque Micheleís studio Jan. 16-17. It
was a groundbreaking eye opener for me in so many respects.
At the end of the two days I felt like you had given me the
tools to truly free up my art work and go wild with color
and strokes. A very liberating experience indeed. It was
such a pleasure to meet you and study under you. Hope we
will be seeing more of you in Boulder
At the end of
each class on Sunday, there will be a free lecture / book
signing of Ken's new book,
Manifesting 123 and you don't need #3
for those that wish to stay later. The
lecture is open to the public.
About the Workshops and Private Lessons: These are indoor, two-day workshops open to
artists at all skill levels and in all media. It
is a full-day, art immersion that is very
informative, casual and fun. Private lessons by
In these Workshops new artistic paths are
offered and strategies for making fine art. It
is an inspirational weekend with information
that will last you for a lifetime.
from the "Making it Fine Art" Workshops has been
very positive. People are saying they are
getting much more than they expected and for
many, a real boost to their careers. Some have
experienced tremendous breakthroughs.
If you don't see a workshop convenient to you,
please give me a call to arrange one close by
with your group and friends. 303-995-1611.
Two-day formal painting and pastel workshops in
2016. If you are interested in joining or
want me to teach in your area, please let me
know and we'll plan a great event. Two-day
workshops, $390. In the Workshops, we will be
discussing strategies for making fine art and
taking your art to the next level.
I have really enjoyed giving private lessons
over the years as well. It is casual, focused
and fun. There will be a big result. Give me a
call and we'll discuss what works best for you.
Transportation and accommodations are
included as space is available for out of town
guests in Ken's home / studio.
Please inquire by email or 303-995-1611
A private lesson
recommendation: "Ken Elliott is
an excellent host and a very accommodating art
instructor who helped me clarify my goals and
improve my skills. He offered productive
review, practical methods and excellent business
advice. I benefitted tremendously from our class
and feel confident the quality of my work has
moved to another level. Thank you Ken."
Rona Lynn Fitzpatrick
Beatrice Art Guild, NE
Anchorage Art Guild, AK
Colorado Pastel Society, CO
Colorado Springs and Grand Junction Chapters
Madden Museum art class with Casey Klahn,
North River Arts Society, Marshfield, MA
Pikes Peak Pastel Society, CO
People are Saying:
you so much for the wonderful, thought
compelling workshop. You rekindled my love for
making art. Your enthusiasm is contagious and
felt throughout the room. You set up a
stimulating environment that provided continuous
visual images. Your generosity in sharing your
own photos was much appreciated. I found you to
be humorous, supportive and kind. I would
recommend you as an instructor to anyone who
would like to take their art to the next level."
"Yours was exactly the kind of workshop I had
hoped it would be to give me the focus I needed.
I can't thank you enough for coming all this way
for such a small group...but I think you got the
students who needed you the most!
"The Workshop was
amazing. It made me get out of my way in terms
of a different painting method and expanded my
vision. Also, the friends I made from that
weekend are wonderful. My eyes were opened and I
can't go backward from that."
"Thank you for sharing all your
stories. I think you have a great way of helping people
grasp and put into practice the principles of manifesting.
so much for lighting up our lives and
our paintings at this past weekendís
workshop! I loved hearing about your
time with Wolf Kahn, your thoughts on
painting, the beautiful demo, and of
course the great feedback you provided
us on our own paintings. You really
reignited my desire to paint freely. I
hope to spend another weekend painting
with you sometime soon."
you for our workshop! It was a great two
days. You are an amazing host and
instructor, (two things that donít
always work together). You pulled
something from each of us and it was
wonderful to be a part of it. Thanks to
the moon and back."
"So, when my friend, Ken
Elliott, told me he was co-teaching a workshop on color with
Casey Klahn, I immediately said sign me up! Ken's work is
simplified impressionist landscape with an emphasis on bold
color like reds and yellows. Casey's work is influenced by
the cloudy days of the northwestern part of the United
States, and his paintings are simplified, abstracted
landscapes. Casey uses subdued colors like blues and
purples. Both artists' style and color sense are so
dramatically different than mine that I knew I would be
challenged by this workshop. And indeed I was! I have to
smile when I see the work I produced in this workshop. It's
so unlike my usual work."
Lee McVey website
I so enjoyed meeting you and being part of
the workshop. You got me on fire!!!!!
"Wow! My weekend of private lessons
was fabulous! While I was there I stepped into a whole new
world that my soul was calling for. Wonderful conversations,
a beautiful time with great art everywhere and artistic
"Thank you so much for including me in the wonderful weekend
workshop at the Castle Rock Artist "Retreat" :D I found all
of you to be a delight and am so happy to meet each of you!
Ken, you are a wonderful teacher & inspiring person!! The
one day with you in your B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L home & "artist
sanctuary" was "exactly" what I needed on so many levels !!!
Thank you for your generosity, great color sense, sharing of
your artful knowledge & supply resources. I came away with a
renewed art spirit and also w/ some new artistic ideas for
applying paint to the canvas! Very inspiring indeed!
"When I signed up for a painting workshop, who knew that it
would be so much more. Thank you Ken. For your kindness,
generosity of spirit, and sharing your knowledge and skill
of painting with us. And thank you to everyone for making
our time together a magical weekend which will be cherished.
Fortunately the universe provided me with what I needed,
whether I knew it or not."
"Your workshop changed my whole
outlook on what I might be able to do with my art career and
gave me the confidence to really go for it. It was also huge
from a creative standpoint, helping me focus on color and
having that be the lead/primary solution to my paintings as
a colorist and abstract artist - but also from the
manifesting angle it was my introduction to the whole idea
and what set me on my course as a professional artist."
"It was a fabulous workshop! I know we all had a lot of fun
and really enjoyed having you here. We would love to have
you come back again next year!"
"Just wanted to thank
you again for a very inspiring, informative, and
fun workshop. I worked LARGE today!
"Thank you for all your inspiration!"
"Hey, I DEFINITELY recommend this! SIGN UP for
Ken's class! Take your art further than it's
"You are a wonderful, vibrant instructor!"
"Thanks SO VERY MUCH,
Ken, for such a fun, informative, and energetic
workshop. Your enthusiasm is contagious. What a
"You are so gracious.
Thank you so much for the wonderful workshop and
ALL that you shared. It was a great weekend."
"Love the class, you are a great teacher!"
"I feel so enriched and
on fire to paint big and glowing colors. If you
ever get a chance to study with Ken Elliott, I
highly recommend him. If you need help getting
to his workshops just read his book Manifesting
"Great class Ken! Thank
you for all the good tips and inspiration. So
glad you came to Houston."
A good time was had by all!
Barbara, Workshop organizer and attendee
"Thank you Ken for a awesome
workshop, picked up some new tools to advance forward.
Looking forward to using them tools. I had a great time
meeting everyone and working together."
Ken is available for group Workshops in your
area or individually.
He comes from a background of working in the art
gallery and ancillary art businesses for over 40
years. As an artist for 25 of those years,
he can speak to the business and creative
aspects of being a professional artist.
Ken studied with Wolf Kahn for a month at the
Santa Fe Art Institute Master Class program,
comingaway with enough information for a
lifetime. For decades he has been associated
with a number of wonderful and successful
artists. As a former gallery dealer, he has a
great deal of experience and knowledge about
past and present artists and their reasons for
success. Having grown up in the arts with
framing, gallery management and as an artist, he
has much to offer to the hobbyist and
(depending on the
location, a minimum number of students will
apply to cover travel expenses)
$290. per person
Two-day group workshop:
$390. per person
In the workshop: This workshop is
open to artists are all skill levels.
Ken will discuss strategies for creating
better artworks with a variety of common and
creative tools. The workshop will focus the
strategies for making better paintings,
going to new places in your work and how to
make fine art. Much attention will be given
to improving your own artworks and career.
demonstrate painting using oil and pastel. He will
discuss the idea of making strong starts and keeping the way
open for more interesting and dramatic finishes. Ken is a
very hands-on teacher, so there will be some collaboration
if you are open to it.
In addition to
making art works, Ken will talk about business and
promotion, which are necessary to be a successful artist in
There will be serious
discussions, laughs, and your questions. We will all come
away with new tools to take your art to the next level.
invited to bring whatever they wish to paint with and work
on. Bring works to start, works in progress, and
finished works to evaluate. There will be a lot of
conversation about the mental aspects of making good art by
design and experiment. The mental aspect is the quickest
way to get the breakthroughs to the next big success in your
art. Ken will bring some finished works to share with the
Here's a peek into
Ken's Making it Fine Art Workshops. What
makes it fine art? Take a look at some of the