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Hours: Fri & Sat: 11-5
and by appointment by calling 970.879.2214
Hours & Admission
800 Oak St. Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

“How to Paint History” with Artist Chula Beauregard

PAST EVENT
Location: Mesa School House (red school house just west of the base of Rabbit Ears Pass)
Media: All media welcome, but the instructor will be using oil paints
Level: Beginner-Advanced
Cost: $120/student
Ages: 14 and up


Join us for a day at the Historic Mesa School House in Steamboat Springs. This exciting one-day program is made possible by a partnership with the Tread of Pioneers Museum. As artists and historians, we share an appreciation of the rich heritage of Routt County. This workshop is an opportunity to preserve and celebrate our heritage through art, and I will teach you the tools you need to incorporate this built environment into your art.

We will be studying how to include these wonderful historic and architectural elements into a landscape painting. Linear perspective, angles, proportion, and scale will be covered. There will be indoor instruction, a painting demonstration, and two painting sessions for the students. Come ready to paint, learn, and have fun!

All students must bring their own outdoor painting set up, including an outdoor easel, paints, brushes, odorless solvents, and panels. A full description and supply list can be found below.

After the painting workshop, invite your friends and family to the free open house from 5 pm – 6 pm. Attendees can tour the Mesa school, learn about teacher and student life at the turn-of-the-last-century and more.

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Tribal Lands Acknowledgement
The Board and Staff of the Tread of Pioneers Museum respectfully acknowledge the Ute people, the original inhabitants of Northwest Colorado, and other Indigenous Nations of this area where we now reside. We recognize that the establishment of this region impacted the lifeways of Native peoples and their communities. In accepting this, we are called to utilize this educational institution to teach stewardship of the land and continuing commitment to the inclusion and respect of these Nations and their traditional values for their homelands.